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Stop by the Grand Street Branch for Books, DVDs, Computers and more!

2 Jun

Did you know that the Hoboken Public Library has a second branch? It is located at 124 Grand Street at the Multi Service Building (second floor). We’re a small branch, but we have something for everyone.

Adult patrons can choose from recent Fiction and Non-Fiction titles including current New York Times bestsellers and popular titles such as Luster, Interior Chinatown, and The Beauty in Breaking. We also have an assortment of recent DVDs and Blu-Rays.

For those who enjoy book discussions,The Grand Street Book Discussion Group discusses a recent fiction or nonfiction release on the third Monday of each month. June’s book was Sex and Vanity by Kevin Kwan and July’s book is Anxious People by Fredrik Backman. Those interested in attending, please email megan.flynn@hoboken.bccls.org.

If technology is what you are looking for, adult laptops are available by reservation. The time slots are:
Monday-Thursday  10:15-11:15, 11:30-12:30, 12:45-1:45, 2-3, 3:15-4:15, 4:30-5:30

Friday  10:30-11:30, 11:45-12:45, 1-2, 2:15-3:15, 3:30-4:30

Saturday remains the same:   11-12, 12:15-1:15, 1:30-2:30

Reservations may be made either by phone (201) 420-2346 option 2 or email GrandStreet@hoboken.bccls.org. We also have free scanning (you must bring a USB drive for scanning).

Teens have Fiction and Non-Fiction titles to browse through. We also have an assortment of Young Adult Graphic Novels, including the Dragonball series, My Hero Academia series, and Ouran High School Host Club series. Teens also have access to laptops for 30 minute sessions in the Teen Room.

For little ones ages 0-12 years old, our collection of favorite titles ranges from board books all the way to chapter books. Some of our more popular items include Dog Man, Pete the Cat, The Who Was series, National Geographic Kids, and Diary of A Wimpy Kid Series. We also have Launchpads, DVDs and Blu-Rays for checkout.

Self-checkout via meescan and Grab and Go services are available in addition to traditional checkout. We also have lockers and a book drop within the locker console for contactless after-hours convenience, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The Grand Street Branch is a quick, convenient, and welcoming option for those who live in Downtown Hoboken. Starting June 3 our current hours of operation are open at 10 AM closing at 6 PM Monday through Thursday, at 5 PM on Friday and 3 PM on Saturday.

Written by:
Megan Flynn
Senior Library Assistant, Grand St. Branch

All About Book Club Books: The Toni Morrison Book Club, The Bromance Book Club, The Book Club Cookbook and the Maximum Security Book Club

11 Mar

I love curling up at night with a good book before I fall asleep, but sometimes the best part of reading isn’t about just reading it yourself, but also about the great conversations they spark and the bonding that occurs over the shared experience.  A variety of fiction and nonfiction books have even used book clubs as a source of inspiration.

The Toni Morrison Book Club
by Juda Bennett
Toni Morrison Book Club
This is one of our newest additions to our collection here at HPL and if you are a fan of Toni Morrison, like me, you’ll be interested in checking it out.  This memoir looks at a group of friends who vary in race, sexual orientation, and country of origin, but all share bonds over Morrison’s work.  Controversies spring up, but the book club also becomes a powerful way to not only look at Morrison’s own works, but also the participant’s lives.

The Bromance Book Club
by Lyssa Kay Adams
Bromance Book Club
Looking for something a bit lighter?  Check out this fun ebook from eBCCLS or eLibraryNJ about a baseball player who turns to a romance book club when his own relationship starts to break apart.  Can he use the book groups latest read as a guide to saving his own marriage?

The Book Club Cookbook: Recipes and Food for Thought from Your Book Club’s Favorite Books and Authors
by Judy Gelman
Book Club Cook Book
If you are hosting a book club, you may be wondering what to serve your guests?  Look no further than The Book Club Cookbook available from BCCLS libraries.  It includes recipe and discussion ideas for 100 popular book club choices so you can sample a good book and a delicious dish!

The Maximum Security Book Club: Reading Literature in A Men’s Prison
by Mikita Brottman
maximum security book club
In this memoir Mikita Brottman, a scholar, recounts her experience of reading literature with prisoners in a maximum-security jail near Baltimore.  Discussing selections like Macbeth and Heart of Darkness not only gives the book club members new insights, but also changes Brottman’s own experiences of the literary works.  The Maximum Security Book Club provides a unique perspective on both literature and the experience of those incarcerated in our nation’s prisons.  It is available from Hoopla as an ebook and digital audiobook.

Book Club
Book Club
Looking for a fun movie to watch with your book club friends?  Check out the 2018, Book Club starring the stellar cast of Diane Keaton, Jane Fonda, Candice Bergen, and Mary Steenburgeon as four friends who decide to put aside their usual book club fare for the steamy Fifty Shades of Grey.

Looking for a book club?  Well you are in luck.  We have four unique genre book clubs at the Hoboken Library and we are reading some terrific books in the upcoming months.

Our Science Fiction and Fantasy Book Discussion Group picked The Gate to Women’s Country by Sheri S. Tepper for March, which looks at a world where the gender divide has become so great that walls keep them apart; a thought provoking look at a disturbing dystopia.  Come and discuss it with us on Monday, March 23 at 6 PM.

On Tuesday, March 31 at 6:30 PM join us for the first meeting of the Hoboken Public Library’s Romance Book Club! We will be discussing Jennifer Robson’s The Gown.  Read more about the book in our Valentine’s Day blog post.

Our History Book Club will be back on April 6 at 6:30 PM, to read the Pulitzer Prize winning, A Midwife’s Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard, Based on Her Diary, 1785-1812 by Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, which looks at the fascinating life of and world of a midwife in 18th Century Maine!  You can borrow the DVD American Experience adaptation or stream it from Kanopy.

On April 14 at 6:30 PM the Mystery Book Club will discuss Eight Perfect Murders by award winning author, Peter Swanson.

Written by:
Aimee Harris
Head of Reference

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