Library News

Chair Yoga and Meditation Class

YogaThe Teaneck Public Library’s Friends Group in conjunction with the Art of Living Foundation will host a “Yoga and Meditation class”. The classes will be held on Wednesday, from 6 PM to 7 PM, Sept. 17, and 24, 2014 by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living. Participants may attend any or all classes.

The public is invited to attend this free program to be held in the library auditorium. The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road, at the corner of Cedar Lane and Teaneck Road. (read more)

A Touch of Sinatra: The Life and Music of Frank Sinatra - Friday, 9/19, 10:30 AM

Donnie Farraro“A Touch of Sinatra: The Life and Music of Frank Sinatra” featuring Donnie Farraro, will be performed at the Teaneck Public Library on Friday, September 19, 2014 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Isabelle and Sol Hermalyn lecture series.

A Touch of Sinatra is a musical show about the life and music of Frank Sinatra, from his birth on December 12, 1915 in Hoboken, New Jersey to his death on May 14, 1998 in Las Angeles, California. (read more)

To the end of the landBook Discussion: To the End of the Land by David Grossman

The library hosts book discussion group each month, with books chosen in advance by the participants. New members welcome.

Next meeting is on Monday, September 22, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading To the End of the Land by David Grossman. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

The Library Gallery is hosting two exhibitors in September 2014, Fred Dammont and Lynne Graizel

Frederick Dammont is a professional physicist and award-winning amateur photographer. His photographic exhibit is named “From Sea to Sea Along the Pyrenees”. This work reflects his interests in the natural, cultural and aesthetic nature of the geographic areas of his travels.

The other exhibitor, long time Teaneck resident, Lynne Graizel, found her passion in making jewelry after losing her job in 2008.

Lynne took a broken bracelet, added some beads from another broken piece and made a unique necklace.  Wearing it one day she was approached by woman who wanted to buy it – and so, she sold the necklace right off her neck. (read more)

The History of Stained Glass from the Middle Ages through the Present - Friday, 9/26, 10:30 AM

Donald SamickDonald Samick, owner and president of the J&R Lamb Studios, will give a power point lecture on “The History of Stained Glass from the Middle Ages through the Present” at the Teaneck Public Library on Friday, September 26, 2014 at 10:30 A.M.

Stained Glass has a rich and storied tradition dating far back in history.  While “colored glass” objects date back as far as the Egyptian and Roman eras, the stained glass that we know today traces its origins from the Middle Ages, specifically in the tenth century French and Gothic periods. (read more)

Army Cover-Up: The Mysterious Death of Brigadier General Enoch Poor - Friday, 10/3, 10:30 AM

Dick BurnonFind out from Dumont Historian Dick Burnon during his video/lecture, titled "Army Cover-Up: The Mysterious Death of Brigadier General Enoch Poor," on Friday, October 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the Teaneck Public Library as part of the Isabelle and Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series. Burnon will supplement his talk by showing a film on "The Battle of Monmouth," a key Revolutionary War battle in which General Poor figured prominently. (read more)

Book Talk and Signing: "Anybody's Miracle" by Laura Hercher - Wed., 10/8, 7:30 PM

Anybody's MiracleOn Wednesday, Oct. 8, at 7:30 PM, author Laura Hercher (nee Glassman), who grew up in Teaneck, will discuss her recently published novel titled Anybody's Miracle. Her book focuses on a family that has given birth via in vitro fertilization and raises some interesting questions in a thoughtful and engaging way. Mrs. Hercher has been at the Sarah Lawrence College Joan H. Marks Human Genetics Program for more than a decade, serving as faculty specialist for ethical, legal and social issues and director of student research. She has published extensively in her field.

The public is invited to welcome her on her return to Teaneck. Light refreshments will be served and copies of her book will be available for signing.

All Beethoven - Sunday, 10/19, 3:00 PM

Allan Schiller, violinist, and Jacqueline Schiller-Audi, pianist,  will perform the first concert of the 2014-2015 season of the Teaneck Public Library’s Music on a Sunday Afternoon series sponsored by The Friends of the Teaneck Library, on October 19 at 3:00 P.M  This will be an All Beethoven program, featuring his Sonata in A Major Op. 12, No. 2, Sonata in F Major, Op. 24 (“Spring”), and Sonata in G Major Op. 96.  This program is dedicated to the memory of Eleanor Schiller. (read more)

Library Director does a presentation in honor of Teaneck veterans - Tues, 11/4, 2PM & 7 PM

Tuesday, November 4 at 2 PM and 7 PM, Library director Michael McCue will do a presentation in honor of veterans from Teaneck. The focus will be on those men from Teaneck who died in World War II. When a committee of Teaneck High alumni headed by Bonnie Morrow restored and re-displayed the photos of 65 alumni of THS earlier this year, library staff decided to research their stories and make the information available on its web site, The reference staff extended their research to include an additional 25 men whose names are on the flagpole on the municipal green. McCue's talk will focus on the genealogy and internet tools used in learning their stories, the cooperation received from some of the families, and re-visit the heroism and tragedy involved in their death.

The program is free and open to the public. It will last about an hour.

Book Talk and Signing: The bus on Jaffa Road; a story of Middle East terrorism and the search for justice - Sunday, 11/23, 3 PM

The Buss on Jaffa RoadSunday, Nov. 23 at 3 PM, the library hosts Mike Kelly, columnist for The Record, author, and Teaneck resident. Kelly's new book is "The bus on Jaffa Road: a story of Middle East terrorism and the search for justice". In 1996, Teaneck resident Sara Duker was killed in a terrorist bombing of a bus in Jerusalem. Kelly recounts how the families of the two US victoms attempted to find justice for this atrocity. He will discuss his book, answer questions from the audience and sign copies of his work.


For Children & Teens...

Fall Storytime Registration

storytimeRegistration for Fall Storytimes begins on Monday 9/29. Registration is in person in the Children's Department. Please present library card at time of registration.

Drop-in Storytimes

Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers, age 3 and up, are invited to join us for this year round storytime taking place on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

Saturday Storytime
This family storytime meets year round on Saturdays at 11 a.m. No registration required.

Summer Program for Kids
Summer Program Flyer for Children
Summer Program For Teens
Summer Program Flyer for Teens