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Adult Retro Gaming at HPL

10 Aug

Ed. note: Did you know that the Hoboken Public Library has a vast collection of loanable video games for platforms such as the Wii, XBox 360, and PlayStation 4? We have the latestĀ games, but sometimes we like to play the old-school games too. šŸ™‚Ā 

Please join us for Adult Retro Gaming on Monday August 15 at 6 PM, asĀ part of our ongoing library programming series ā€œWhy Do Kids Have All the Fun?ā€Ā  Open to all adults ages 18 and up, come in play or just even root on your friends to set a High Score on some of your favorite retro video games such as the following timeless Atari Classics.



Missile Command

Missle Command

Space Invaders

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We will serve hot pizza and fresh Popcorn from our popcorn maker, all set to the backdrop of early 1980s pop music!Ā  Setting those high scores might even net you a Target gift card!

If seeing any of these screen shots sparks your nostalgia and kicks in your competitive juices, please call the Reference Department at 201-420-2347 or sign up atĀ Eventbrite.

-Written by Philip Mendez, Senior Library Assistant

Gotta Catchā€™em All: Check Out these items at the Hoboken Public Library for PokeĢmon Trainers

13 Jul

If you are out catching PokeĢmon at the PokeĢ Stop in Church Square Park and need to get a break from the heat we hope you stop in to cool off at our library across the street. There is a water fountain on the second floor for those needing a quick drink, a charging station for your phone or tablet, and we have a variety of fun PokeĢmon related videos, books, and more for you to check out if you canā€™t get enough PokeĢmon.Ā  If you arenā€™t familiar with 90ā€™s franchise that spawned the PokeĢmon Go phenomena, this will give you the opportunity to learn the difference between a Charmander and a Clefairy.

PokeĢmon Cartoon Series

When I was in graduate school my roommate (a fan of a Jigglypuff) and I always giggled about the fact that instead of going out to the clubs Friday evenings we sometimes enjoyed nothing more than getting a pint of fresh made ice cream from the store up the block and watching the adventures of Ash, Misty, and Brock and other PokeĢmon trainers.Ā  Iā€™m having fun introducing my son to the cartoon series.Ā  We have a variety of DVDs to choose from including The Johto Journeys, Adventures in Orange Islands, and many more.Ā  Plus for those who have a favorite type check out the PokeĢmon Elements series with volumes concentrating on episodes highlighting everything from Grass types, Electric types, and my personal favorites the Ghost types.Ā  Plus you can check out movies like Hoopa and the Clash of Ages and Genesect and the Legend Awakened.

PokeĢmon Games

My son and husband have been having a lot of fun playing PokeĢmon Go in the parks near our home (Go Team Instinct!), but if it is a rainy day and you donā€™t feel like leaving the house we have some fun PokeĢmon games for those with Wiis or Wii Us, you can borrow here at the library including PokeĢPark 2, Wonders Beyond for the Wii, Pokken Tournament for the Wii U, and PokeĢmon BattleĀ Revolution for Wii.

PokeĢmon Books

The Hoboken Public Library has PokeĢmon XY by Hidenori Kusaka; the graphic novels tells the story of a shy but talented young prodigy and Legendary PokĆ©mon Xerneas and Yveltal.Ā  We also have his PokeĢmon Adventures. Black & White and PokeĢmon Adventures. Emerald for you to check out.Ā  Plus you can borrow from various other BCCLS libraries various editions of Pokedexes (a listing of PokĆ©mons and their abilities) from PokeĢmon Omega Ruby, PokeĢmon Alpha Sapphire: The official national PokeĢdex to PokeĢdex all 482+8 PokeĢmon & Post-Story Guide.Ā  If you are a Hoboken resident, you can request the books be sent to you through interlibrary loan to the Hoboken Public Library, though many libraries are Poke Stops and Gyms so it may be the perfect opportunity to take a trip around North Jersey and see what all the terrific BCCLS libraries have to offer in person.

PokƩmon Music

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If you are looking for some fun music to listen to while searching for PokeĢmon than check out the choices you have from Hoopla including the soundtrack to the first film PokeĢmon The Movie, PokeĢmon – 2.B.A. Master – Music From The Hit Tv Series, and PokĆ©mon – Totally PokeĢmon – Music From The Hit Tv Series.Ā  Plus for when Christmas time comes around, who can resist PokeĢmon Christmas Bash featuring the song “I’m Giving Santa a Pickachu This Christmas”? There is even a Karaoke version on the album!

Let us know your favorite PokeĢmon in the comments section and happy hunting!

-Written by Aimee Harris, Head of Reference

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