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June 24, 2013

Hoboken Library Hosting Two Gay Pride Events June 26th and 27th Starting at 6pm

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Celebrate Gay Pride Month at the Hoboken Public Library this week  with two very special events on Wednesday and Thursday:

First, Ladies with Guitars-Ladies On The Mic is a roaming event featuring female performers of all ages. Our purpose is to support one another as we develop as singers, writers, actors, readers and performers. Featured musicians from Ladies on the Mic will be at the Hoboken Public Library as part of our LGBTQ Pride Month celebrations. Come and enjoy some good music, refreshments and art for the soul with the Hoboken Library and Ladies on the Mic!  Ladies on the mic performers will include Nicole Gregory, Renee Rooney, Jessica Chaos of Plastiq Passion, and Beth Achenbach. RSVP at 201-420-2347.

This event is on Wednesday June 26th starting at 6pm.

Hoboken Library Gay Pride Month June 2013

The library is proud to present a unique comedy event in celebration of LGBTQ Pride Month, brought to the community by comedian and producer Rich Kiamco. The library will be hosting SEVEN different comedians who have appeared in a wide array of venues and on television. Our feature comedian will be Jodie Wasserman, who has performed on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, BET’s Comic View and Last Comic Standing. Also appearing: David Smithyman, Adam Sank, Alison Forns, Chris Doucette, Veronica Elizabeth, Jeff Lawrence and hosted by Rich Kiamco. RSVP at 201-420-2347.

Hoboken Gay Pride Month Revised June 2013

This event is on Thursday June 27th at the Hoboken Library.

About the comics:

Headliner Jodie Wasserman- Comedy Central, BET, Last Comic Standing

There is no question Jodie Wasserman is a native New Yorker. Tough, smart and gritty, Jodie delivers her worldview unapologetically. Audiences return again and again for her wit, charm, and brutal honesty. Nobody and nothing is off limits. Jodie earned a psychology degree before pursuing her passion to entertain. She is a regular host and performer at top clubs in New York City and across the country. You may have seen her on Comedy Central’s Premium Blend, and BET’s Comic View. International audiences may have caught her on the Dutch TV show The Comedy Factory or on Japanese TV where she was profiled for her co-creation of Spin Cycle Comedy. Spin Cycle Comedy gained praise from both the New York Times and Newsweek for its innovative approach to live comedy: performing the show inside a New York City laundromat. Give Jodie your hipsters, your frat boys, your yoga moms and watch her spring into action. It’s impossible not to laugh while she deftly tackles them into submission. Like a superhero crusading to eliminate hypocrisy, Jodie Wasserman makes this world a better – and much funnier – place to live.

MC/Host Rich Kiamco – The Howard Stern Show, BRAVO, WE-tv, SIRIUS XM

Rich’s comedy career began with a sewing machine at the Fashion Institute Of Technology where he performed his first stand-up routine at the dorm talent show. Later that year later he met Judy Tenuta and became her costume designer and eventually began performing with her as her love-slave aka Miss Saigon. His one-man show UNACCESSORIZED, received the Overall Excellence Award in Solo Performance at the NY Fringe Festival and Best Solo Performance at the Montreal GLBT International Theatre Festival. Rich was featured on Queer Eye For The Straight Guy, co-hosted the WE channel’s 3 Men And A Chick Flick and has had multiple appearances on OutQ Sirius XM Radio. His writing can be found in Take Out: Queer Writing From Asian Pacific America, Temple University Press and Queer Stories For Boys, Thunder’s Mouth Press. www.RichKiamco.com

David Smithyman-  NBC’s Stand Up For Diversity

Failing to ever fulfill his true potential as a child actor, David Smithyman moved from Australia to New York City in 2004. Since then, he has performed in showcases for MTV, and Comedy Central, as well as becoming a finalist in NBC’s Stand Up For Diversity competition in Los Angeles. Currently, he works helping kids write their own stand-up at Gotham Comedy club as part of the Kids ’n Comedy program, and is about to embark on NBC’s 2013 Stand Up For Diversity College tour.

Adam Sank – Last Comic Standing, Here-TV, VH1, SIRIUS XM

Adam Sank is one of the most recognized openly gay stand-up comics in the country, having been featured on Season Six of NBC’s “Last Comic Standing,” in which he advanced to the New York showcase. He has also appeared on truTV’s “Smoking Gun Presents: World’s Dumbest Criminals,” Vh-1′s “Best Week Ever” and the Here-TV programs “Hot Gay Comics” and “Busted,” along with numerous radio appearances on Sirius-XM OutQ. He recently hosted two OutQ specials — the Frank DeCaro 50th Birthday Roast, and Derek & Romaine’s 10-Year Anniversary Special.

Alison Forns  – SNL contributing writer

Alison Forns is a stand-up comedian and writer based in New York City. She is a regular contributor to Witstream and SNL’s Weekend Update, and her jokes have also appeared on Late Night With Jimmy Fallon and Comedy Central. Alison is a graduate of Dartmouth College where she studied poetry and philosophy, which are exactly like stand up minus having to brush your hair. She recently completed the two year acting program at the William Esper Studio, which was nothing like stand up, except for the crying. People often ask how she got into comedy. How much of the story of you want. Follow her on twitter at @alisonforns.

Veronica Elizabeth – LA  ComedyFest

Simultaneously a sardonic New Yorker and sweet Midwesterner, Veronica Elizabeth uses her unique brand of humor to lampoon everything from OKCupid to Anne Frank. Solo she has been praised for her “slick and assured sarcasm” (Theatre Jones) and “delightfully quirky style” (Improv Wins). Her monthly show from the Stonewall Inn, Gay Straight Alliance, opened to rave reviews “**** excellent humour” and sold out crowds at the 2012 Edinburgh Fringe Festival (Broadway Baby)

Chris Doucette – Comedy360’s Comic To Watch

In June 2011, Chris won 1st place at the Snubfest Comedy Festival in Chicago. He has written jokes for Emmy Award-winning actor Jane Lynch. He’s been named as a Comedy360 “Comic To Watch.” The Advocate referred to his tweets as “The Best of LGBT Comedy.” He has headlined colleges all over the country and received a standing ovation from the students at Florida Tech. He was selected as a feature comic at comedy festivals in Asheville, Charleston, Baltimore, Ventura, Los Angeles, Washington, DC, and the Women In Comedy Festival. He made his television debut in 2013 as an extra on NBC’s SMASH.

Jeff  Lawrence -MTV, Grammy Awards

A prototypical native New Yorker, Jeff was born and raised in Queens, and is proud to let you know he got out. The Gay Jew, as he is affectionately known, was once a rock singer who has appeared on MTV, and with Bob Dylan on the Grammy Awards. He’s a native New Yorker, Brooklyn Nets season ticket holder, recovering pothead, and is against gay marriage. Well, at least until he figures out gay dating. He professes to know more about sports than any straight dude, and less about gay culture than any gay man.

*Lineup subject to change.

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May 28, 2013

The 1st Annual Hoboken Public Library Book Festival to be held Saturday June 8th 2013 from 11am – 5pm

Hoboken Library Book Festival 6-12-2013

On Saturday June 8th 2013 from 11am – 5pm, the Hoboken Public Library will host its The 1st Annual Book Festival at Church Square Park across from the Library. Details are below…
Event Details:

The Library will be hosting its First Book Festival in Church Square Park, across from the library, Saturday, June 8 from 11am-5pm!Come attend our many free events for all ages!  The Festival Keynote Speaker Maricel Presilla was recently named the James Beard Best Chef Mid-Atlantic and won the prestigious International Association of Culinary Professionals award for best general cookbook for her years-in-the-making “Gran Cocina Latina,” an epic look at Latin American cooking.

Stop by the Local Author Alley where a rotating group of over twenty authors will be there to chat with you. Some of the local authors will also be reading excerpts of their work.  For children there will be a bookmaking workshop, face painting, a bouncy castle, and a special family program from Company’s Coming. Teens can pre register for the Creative But True Storytelling workshop with storyteller/writer Adam Wade.  The Friends of the Hoboken Library will be holding a Used Book Sale and local food vendors will sell goodies all day long.

Local Authors Include:

  • Lana Rose Diaz
  • Jon D’Amore
  • Joe Del Priore
  • Jacqueline Hallenbeck
  • Roxanne Hoffman
  • Kate Kaiser
  • Caren Lissner
  • Lenore Look
  • Arturo O. Martinez
  • LaTia McNeely-Sandiford
  • Ibou Ndoye
  • James Pustorino
  • Kerry Rubin
  • Jack Silbert
  • Aaron Starmer
  • S. Thomas Summers
  • John J. Trause
  • Laryssa Wirstiuk
  • Thomas F. Yezerski
  • Christina Ziegler-McPherson

Teen and Children’s Programs:

The Wizard of Oz

June 8, 2013 It’s a great day for a Book Fair! And an even better day for “The Wizard of Oz”. Presented by our friends Company’s Coming! The Classic L. Frank Baum story retold with puppets, kids’ participation and more family fun than you’ve ever had. Tickets for the Wizard of Oz event are available on Eventbrite. Performance takes place at 1:30 in the Big Tent in Church Square Park, across from the library. Be sure to take a ticket for every member of the family attending.

Company’s Coming’s Mary Ellen Hostak is a puppeteer, storyteller, face painter, actress and stilt walker. With 20 years experience, she has worked as an entertainer for birthday parties, schools, day care centers, libraries and camps performing in her productions of The Wizard of Oz, A Dragon in the Castle, and Beauty and the Beast.

Face Painting

After the show Company’s Coming’s Mary Ellen Hostak will be in the gazebo doing colorful and glittery face painting in many styles using professional water based face paints.

Bookmaking Workshop

At 11:00 am, learn how to make your own book with artist, Jamie Ross in the Library’s Craft Room. Children, ages 4 to 9 (accompanied by an adult) will learn to illustrate, write a story, and fold their own book. This is a limited attendance class. Sorry, but younger siblings cannot attend. Participation is limited to 20, so call and reserve your space at 201-420-2348.

Father’s Day Photocards

Join Mrs. M. at the craft table near the Gazebo from 2:30-4:00 to make Father’s Day Photo Card for your favorite Dad. RSVP’s are not required for card making, but supplies may be limited.

Bouncy Castle

Kids will have a bouncing good time in the Bouncy Castle located in Church Square Park.

Storytelling Workshop for Teens with Adam Wade

Teens can preregister at the YA desk for the Creative But True Storytelling Workshop with storyteller/writer Adam Wade.

Adam Wade has been performing in New York City for the past ten years. He is an 18-time StorySLAM Champion at The Moth, and a 2-time GrandSLAM Champion (2006, 2009). He’s also been featured on both The Moth Radio Hour and The Moth Podcast. Adam was featured in the April 5th, 2012 New York Times piece “Telling Tales With a Tear and a Smile” by Jason Zinoman. He’s performed on shows such as The Moth’s Main Stage, Upright Citizens Brigade Theatre’s Asssscat 3000 (as the guest monologist), Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen, Big Terrific, Pretty Good Friends, The Nights of Our Lives, The Rejection Show, Told, The Liar Show, Mortified, Stripped Stories, and The RISK Show.

Learn more about the event on the Hoboken Public Library website: http://hoboken.bccls.org/html/book_festival.htm. This event is also supported by the Friends of the Hoboken Public Library. For more information or to volunteer email hobkref@bccls.org or call 201-420-2347 and ask for Laura or Aimee.

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May 2, 2013

Hoboken Public Library Writing Group Thursday, 5/9 at 6pm

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Here is the latest iteration of the Hoboken Public Library Writing Group’s meetings:

Hoboken Public Library Writing Group Thursday, 5/9 at 6pm

Hoboken Writing Group Public Library 5-9-2013
Join The Hoboken Public Library Thursday, May 9 at 6 pm for their monthly writing group. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your writing and receive constructive criticism from other writers. Organizers ask that you bring your poetry, fiction, or non-fiction (prose no longer than 7 pages) double-spaced and in Times New Roman font. Critique group members should email their work before the group meets so that all members have sufficient time to prepare. If you are interested in joining the group, for further details please contact Aimee at hplwriters@gmail.com.

Please RSVP at (201) 420-2347 or Eventbrite: http://www.eventbrite.com/event/6517701621

Visit the Hoboken Library at:  www.hobokenlibrary.org.

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April 24, 2013

Free Do It Yourself Spring Birdwatching in New Jersey 5/9 at 6pm at Hoboken Public Library

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Here is another upcoming event at the Hoboken Library….

Free Do It Yourself  Spring Birdwatching in New Jersey 5/9 at 6pm at Hoboken Public Library

Hoboken Library Bird Watching DIY 5-9-2013

Join the Hoboken Public Library  Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 6:00 PM for our continuing series of Score seminars n and birdwatcher Matt Latham. Students will learn about the basics of getting into birdwatching, what types of birds to look for in Spring, and where to find them in New Jersey. There will also be lots of books, resources, guides and other materials for you to sample and checkout!

Please RSVP at (201) 420-2347. Visit their website at www.hobokenlibrary.org.

The Hoboken Public Library is located at 500 Park Avenue, Hoboken NJ.

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April 17, 2013

Business Law For the Small Business Owner at Hoboken Public Library Tonight at 6PM

SCORE Small Business Seminar: Business Law For the

Small Business Owner at Hoboken Public Library Tonight

Hoboken Library Score Seminars 2013Join the Hoboken Public Library Wednesday, April 17 at 6pm as business expert members from the SCORE organization host a FREE seminar that will focus on business law for the small business owner – an important topic any small business owner or prospective small business owner can benefit from! The Hoboken Library is located at 500 Park Avenue  Hoboken, NJ.

Light refreshments will be served.

Please RSVP at (201) 420-2347

Visit the Hoboken Library at www.hobokenlibrary.org Follow them on Facebook and  Twitter and Eventbrite

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April 2, 2013

Hoboken Public Library Writers Group April 11th 2013 at 6pm

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April Writing Group 2013 Hoboken Library 4-11-2013

Hoboken Public Library Writers Group April 11th 2013

Join The Hoboken Public Library at 500 Park Avenue Thursday, April 11 at 6 pm for their monthly writing group. This is a wonderful opportunity to share your writing and receive constructive criticism from other writers. Writers are asked to bring your poetry, fiction, or non-fiction (prose no longer than 7 pages) double-spaced and in Times New Roman font. Critique group members should email their work before the group meets so that all members have sufficient time to prepare. If you are interested in joining the group, for further details please contact Aimee at hplwriters@gmail.com.

Please RSVP at (201) 420-2347 or hobkref@bccls.org

Visit the Hoboken Public Library online at www.hobokenlibrary.org Follow them on Facebook and  Twitter as well.

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March 7, 2013

Martha Bayard Dod Stevens Event at Hoboken Public Library Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 pm

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Here is an event at the Hoboken Library to celebrate an historic woman who played a very important role as a member of Steven’s family, Hoboken’s renowned University…

Women’s History Month – Martha Bayard Dod Stevens Event at Hoboken Public Library

Join the Hoboken Public Library Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 pm as they celebrate Women’s history month by honoring the life and contributions of Martha Stevens. Mrs. Stevens was a social reformer and philanthropist, responsible for the construction of the Hoboken Public Library and established the Industrial Education Association, a school for the young women of Hoboken. A reception at 6:30 will be followed by a presentation. at 7 pm. The Hoboken Public Library looks forward to celebrating Mrs. Stevens’ inspirational story with you!

Please RSVP at (201) 420-2347 or sign up on Eventbrite. The Hoboken Library is located at 500 Park Avenue Hoboken, NJ.

Mrs Stevens 2013 - Hoboken Library

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September 22, 2012

Hispanic Heritage Month – Art Opening works by Gustavo Diez Presilla at Hoboken Public Library Wednesday Sept 26 at 6:30pm

Here is another event coming up at the Hoboken Public Library that is free of charge….

In Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month – Art Opening
“Time Memories and Something Else”
works by Gustavo Diez Presilla
Wednesday Sept  26 at 6:30pm
At The Hoboken Public Library 500 Park Ave. Hoboken
In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, Cuban American artist, Gustavo Diez Presilla will be displaying his Cuban and New York cityscapes in the second floor gallery. Presilla likes to play with reality.  Colors, shapes and contrast help him to create a deep psychological message and put some beauty in the daily drama of our existences.  He has a degree in architecture from Oriente University in Cuba and has had 20 years of experience working as an architect in both Cuba and New York.  A reception with the artist will be held on September 26 at 6:30 PM. Come join the Hoboken Library for this free event.
Visit The Hoboken Public Library at www.hobokenlibrary.org
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September 13, 2012

Hoboken Public Library Offering Free Drawing Classes Starting Tonight!

The Hoboken Public Library Offers Free Drawing Classes Starting Tonight…

Hoboken Public Library Presents a Free, Do It Yourself Workshop -
Two Part Series:Hob’Art / Introduction to Drawing

Starting tonight, the Hoboken Public Library will feature a two-part introductory class on Thursday, September 13 at 6 p.m. and Thursday, September 27 at 6 p.m. taught by Heather Leigh and Starr Tucker Ortega, both members of Hoboken’s local Hob’Art co-operative gallery. Students will learn basic techniques of drawing. Spaces are still available, call 201-420-2347 to RSVP or visit the library’s website at www.hobokenlibrary.org. Ages-Young adult and up are welcome to join!

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August 16, 2012

Hoboken Library Movie Screening “Not a Feather, But a Dot” Thursday, August 23, 2012 6:30pm

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Hoboken Library Movie Screening “Not a Feather, But a Dot”

Thursday, August 23, 2012 6:30pm

The Hoboken Public Library presents “Meet the Filmmaker” with director Teju Prasad. Join them on Thursday, August 23, 2012 starting at 6:30 pm for a screening of his new documentary “Not a Feather, But a Dot”.
This film explores the history of the Indian-American community, its history, and the way it is perceived.
Mr. Prasad will introduce the film at 6:30PM and the screening will begin at 6:45PM. Light refreshments will be served. This is a free event you won’t want to miss! Please register on The Hoboken Public Library website at http://hoboken.bccls.org/ or by calling 201-420-2347.

 

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