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Come to the “Pumpkins & Pages” Library Festival, in Church Square Park on October 2 and meet Romance Author Jennifer Wilck!

29 Sep

This year’s Library Festival, October 2 from 11 AM to 4 PM,  is a community-wide celebration of reading and everyone’s favorite season: Fall!  One of the not to be missed attractions is the local authors tent featuring authors from Hoboken, NJ, and NY including author Jennifer Wilck, who writes contemporary romances.

Wilck’s In the Moment features Cassie Edwards, a former foster child, who bought an old Victorian because it was the one place during childhood that felt like home. Rayne Tucket, a photojournalist, is looking for a distraction when Edwards hires him as a handyman; he is trying to heal from events in Afghanistan. Check it out to see if love can soothe both their hearts!

Waiting for a Miracle is set during Hanukkah; like many of Wilck’s stories it feature Jewish characters in non-religious settings. Can Benjamin, a widowed father and Rachel his daughter’s teacher find love’s bright light; if Benjamin’s mother who is Rachael’s neighbor has her way they certainly will.

Other ebook romances available from Hoopla by Wilck include the Serendipity series: Addicted to Love, Five Minutes to Love, and Learning to Love. Just released this year is A Reckless Heart, the first in her new Scarred Hearts series.

Romance fans will also have the opportunity to meet authors: Miriam Allenson, Victoria Jayne, Carol Van Den Hende

If you enjoy mysteries as well, you can learn more about the mystery writers attending (Jason Pinter, Peggy Ehrhart, Erica Obey, Tim O’Mara ) and their novels in our previous blog post

We haven’t forgotten kids with children’s book authors Timothy Becker, Raakhee Mirchandani, and Patricia Ann Keeler!

Poets Robert Anthony Gibbons, Lynne Shapiro, Carrie Magness Radna, and Danny Shot will be reading their poetry in the tent throughout the day. 

Other HPL Pumpkin and Pages Festival Events include:

Welcome to the Festival, with our new Library Director, Jennie Pu

Monster Story Time, with Jack Silbert  (11 am in the Main Event Tent: For Everyone)

The Mentalist (12 pm in the Main Event Tent: For All Ages)

The Propbox Players (1 pm in the Main Event Tent: For Children & Families)

Keynote Speaker, Author Jason Pinter (2 pm in the Main Event Tent: For Adults)

Raffle Drawing

Kulture Kool International Dance Performance (3 pm: For Everyone)

PLUS, fun activities throughout the day, including:

Arts and Crafts Tent for Children

TeenTent ♦ Caricature Artist  (11 am – 1 pm) ♦ Tarot Card Reading (2 pm – 4 pm)

E-Content and History Tent: Learn all about e books and e resources. Learn all about Hoboken History and what the library has to offer. Stop by and Win A Prize!

Friends of the Library Book Sale: The Friends will be selling gently used books throughout the library fair. Stop by the tent to say hello!

Literacy Tent: Find out about all the great literacy and life-skills programs and services — including ESL classes! — available to you free from your library.

Written by:
Aimee Harris
Head of Information and Digital Services

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

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