Library News

Thanksgiving: The True Story - Friday, 11/21, 10:30 AM

Author and educator Penny Colman will give a talk on “Thanksgiving: The True Story” at the Teaneck Public Library on Friday, November 21, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. as part of the Isabelle and Sol Hermalyn lecture series.

This slide-talk is an eye-opening program about the origins of the Thanksgiving that we celebrate today, from the 12 competing claims for the first Thanksgiving to football to foods. (read more)

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 victims attempted to find justice for this atrocity. He will discuss his book, answer questions from the audience and sign copies of his work.

Books for Kids

The Teaneck Public Library is holding its annual “Books for Kids” book donation drive from November 3rd through December 8th. Last year thousands of children with limited access to books from all across New Jersey were given the chance to own a book of their very own through this very important program. Give a child the gift of reading by bringing a new book or books to the library’s collection box located in the Youth Services Department. Books for children and teens are needed. (read more)

Gallery Display: Artists in the Archives - A Collection of Card Catalogs

Card CatalogsDuring the months of December and January the Teaneck Library will be hosting a most fitting exhibit given its venue. Many patrons will recognize the core elements of the displays: card catalogs and their cabinets.

Three artists, working separately, transform library card catalogs into an art-form.  Each artist envisions the catalogs’ potentials in a different way. (more details)

Eating Healthy with Raw Food Recipes - Friday, 12/5, 10:30 AM

Karen Ranzi“Eating Healthy with Raw Food Recipes” is the subject of a lecture by author, lecturer, Raw Food Coach and Raw Food Chef, Karen Ranzi at the Teaneck Public library on Friday, December 5, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. as part of the Isabelle and Sol Hermalyn lecture series.

Fresh seasonal produce is abundant in the farmer’s markets and local stores.  Start a healthier you and a healthier family right now in 2014.  Eating many foods raw is the best way for maximum nutrient density.  Now is the time to become proactive about the health of your family by learning simple tips on how to make better choices and prepare easy and nutritious meals. (read more)

A Touch of Inspiration: The Harmonia Chamber Players - Sunday, 12/7, 3:00 PM

With Inspiration as the main ingredient, four master artists will present a musical feast at the Teaneck Library on Sunday, December 7th, 2014 at 3:00 PM. Three cellists, Elizabeth Kalfayan, Bryan Wilson, Barry Kornhauser, and Soprano Ana Kouyoumdjian will perform music by Handel, Haydn, Villa-Lobos, Kalfayan, Piazzolla, Wilson, Araujo, Kornhauser, and John Denver. In this program, A Touch of Inspiration, Elizabeth Kalfayan introduces the audience to the ways in which the musicians themselves were inspired and continue to inspire each other as composers, authors, educators and performing artists.(read more)

The Erie Canal - Friday, 12/12, 10:30 AM

Dr. Gary Hermalyn, Ceo of the Bronx County Historical Society will present an illustrated lecture on the Erie Canal at the Teaneck Public Library on Friday, December 12, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. as part of the Isabelle and Sol Hermalyn lecture series.

The original Erie Canal just 40 feet wide and 4 feet deep by 363 miles long connected the Hudson River and Lake Erie in 1825.  The canal provided access from the eastern seaboard to the vast continental interior of the USA ,  and was a stunning economic and national success that made New York  the Empire State. (read more)

Old filth by Jan GardemBook Discussion: Old Filth by Jan Gardem, 12/15,10:00 AM

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

Next meeting is on Monday, Dec. 15, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading Old Filth by Jan Gardem. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

Holiday Program by The Garden State Harmonica Club’s Ensemble Group - Friday, 12/19, 10:30 AM

The Garden State Harmonica Club’s Ensemble GroupThe Garden State Harmonica Club’s Ensemble Group will present a Holiday Program at the Teaneck Public Library on Friday, December 19 at 10:30 A.M. as part of the Isabelle and Sol Hermalyn lecture series.

Founded in 1971 by George Osterman, a local musician, the Garden State Harmonica Club is one of the nation's leading harmonica organizations, providing a gathering place for those who share the enjoyment of this unique and beautiful instrument... the well beloved "mouth organ". The membership is drawn from a wide geographic area (even out of state), and includes beginning players, professionals, former professionals, and others who attend simply to hear the great sounds of which the instrument is capable. The club also supports a Harmonica Ensemble which performs frequently throughout the area, providing entertainment for various local organizations. (read more)

For Children & Teens...

Complete List of Programs for Children and Teen

Fall Storytime

storytimeBabytime Storytimes are for our youngest library patrons. These programs require registration. They feature stories, songs and fingerplays. Caregiver participation is a vital and important part of the program. Contact Children's Dept. for details.

Children's Book ClubsBook Clubs

Bubblegum Book Club, for kids in grades 2 & 3, meets Wed., 11/20, & 12/10 at 4 p.m.

Page Turners, for kids in grades 4 & 5, meets Thursday, 12/4 at 4 p.m.

Read to DogsRead to Dogs

Kids age 6 and up can read to a new canine friend at the library. Appointments with the therapy dogs are for 15 minutes long and can be made for Monday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. Register with the children's Department for exact times.

Lego Club

Lego clubLego Club is for kids age 6 and up. We meet for storytime and then build based on the storytime theme. Kids should bring their own Legos to the meeting. Monday Lego Club meets 11/17 & 12/8 at 7 PM. Thursday lego meets 11/20, & 12/11 at 4 PM.

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.

Fall Programs for Kids
Fall Program Flyer for Children