Library to close on Memorial Weekend
Library closes from Saturday through Monday, May 25-27, for Memorial Day weekend.
Annual Book Sale
The Friends Book Sale runs Saturday, June 8, through Tuesday, June 11, from 9 AM until one-half hour before library closing. Special-priced bag days will be Monday and Tuesday. Members-only pre-sale: Thursday evening and Friday morning, June 6-7.
Gently used or new books and DVDs may be donated Tuesday, May 28, through Sunday, June 2; collection closes at 7:30 PM Tuesday through Thursday and one-half hour before the library closes on weekends. Volunteers are invited to donate a few hours or a day to help with set-up, May28 through June 6. Cashiers and stockers will be needed for two-hour shifts throughout the sale, which opens when the library opens and closes one-half hour before library closing.
Must See Treasures of the Other Great Museums of New York - Friday, 6/14, 10:30 AM
Art educator Suzanne Altman will present an illustrated lecture on “Must See Treasures of the Other Great Museums of New York” at the Teaneck Public Library on Friday, June 14, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. as part of the Isabelle and Sol Hermalyn lecture series.
While most visitors focus on the Met and MOMA, there is an abundance of other important museums housing wonderful works of art in New York City. From priceless Renaissance and Baroque masterpieces at the Frick, to a vital work of Feminist art at the Brooklyn Museum, to Medieval treasures at the Cloisters, this lecture will inspire you to explore and discover the art of many times and cultures. (more)
Youth Baseball Author to be at Teaneck Library - Sunday, 6/16, 3:00 PM
On Father's Day, June 16, celebrate the great tradition of youth baseball by meeting local author Linda Padilla-Diaz at the Teaneck Library at 3 PM. Her new book is "Shortstop ... or Bust! The Traveling Tales of Youth Baseball." In it, she chronicles the five years her sons played competitive traveling baseball under the managerial eye of her husband.
Anyone involved in youth sports will relate to her humor about overzealous coaches, harried young athletes, and competitive parents. Padilla-Diaz brings her insights as a baseball fanatic, working mother, and coach to her tale.
Light refreshments will be served. The reception is free and open to the public. The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.
Book Discussion:The Arrogant Years by Lucette Lagnado - Monday, 6/24, 10:00 AM
The library hosts book discussion group each month. Next meeting is on Monday, June 24, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, with books chosen in advance by each group. This month, the group is reading The Arrogant Years by Lucette Lagnado. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.
Townhouse Quilters of Teaneck Rodda Center
The Townhouse Quilters of Teaneck Rodda Center will be exhibiting their quilts at the Teaneck Public Library, beginning April 22nd through the month of June 2013.
The quilts will be hanging from the mezzanine balcony in the Library’s atrium.
The Townhouse Quilters donate handmade baby quilts to newborns at The Englewood Hospital as well as to the Bergen Family Promise in Ridgewood. The group always looks for new projects to benefit the community and what better way to give but to a new life.
The group has been quilting together since 1996 at the Rodda Senior Center of Teaneck. They welcome new members who wish to learn the art of quilting. They meet every Tuesday from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Rodda Center, 250 Colonial Court, Teaneck. For more information, call 201-837-7130.
May Gallery Display: Congolese Artist, Lumbu Molimo Gauzard
Mr. Lumbu Molimo Gauzard is a professional painter and sculptor from the Democratic Republic of the Congo. He began crafting his skill at an early age, painting and sculpting using any materials readily available. It was in middle school that Gauzard discovered he had a talent for the arts and was encouraged to attend the high school for the arts in the capital city of Kinshasa.
In 1983, he completed graduate level studies at Academy of Fine Arts of Kinshasa, where he continues to exhibit his work. (more)
Spring Children's & Teen's Programs at Teaneck Public Library
Register for Spring 2013 Children's Department Programs
We will begin registering for Spring storytimes and clubs beginning April 8th. Registration is in person. Please present your library card at registration.
Babytime 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. .
Lap Time, for infants not yet walking, meets on Thursdays at 11 a.m. beginning 4/25. Toddler Time meets on Tuesdays, beginning 4/23, and is for walkers up to age 2 1/2. Caregivers may sign up for the 10 a.m. or the 11 a.m. session. Mother Goose Storytime is for children aged 2 1/2 to 3 years. It meets on Thursdays, at 9:30 a.m., beginning on 4/25. It features stories, songs and fingerplays.
Preschoolers, age 3 and up, are invited to join us for this year round storytime taking place on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
This family storytime meets year round on Saturdays at 11 a.m. No registration required.
Due to overwhelming response we are forming a second Lego Club! Lego Club is for kids age 6 and up. Each meeting we will meet for storytime and then build with our Legos based on the storytime theme. Kids should bring their own legos to the meeting. Participants may sign up for the Thursday 4 p.m. club or the Monday 7 p.m. club. Registration is ongoing. The Monday club meets 6/10. The Thursday club meets 6/13.
Kids can meet for reading, discussion, and activities once a month at the library.
"My First Book Club" is our book club for kindergartners & first graders to read on their own and with help. It will meet Wednesdays at 4 p.m. on 6/5.
Bubblegum Book Club, for kids in grades 2 & 3, meets Wednesdays at 4 p.m. on 6/12.
Page Turners, for kids in grades 4 & 5, meets Thursdays at 4 p.m. on 6/6.
Newbery Book Club, for teens in grades 6 through 8, meets one Thursday a month at 7 p.m. on 5/23.
Please present library card at registration.
Programs are free. For more information on these and other programs please contact the Children’s Department at 201-837-4171 ext. 3 or log on to www.teaneck.org
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Early Literacy Station
The Friends purchased an Early Literacy Station for the Children's Department. This dynamic all-in-one digital learning station for children ages 2 to 8 features more than 60 educational software titles spanning seven curricular areas. It is easy and fun for children to use.
This gift was made possible in part by donations made in memory of Patrick Crowley, who, along with his wife, Jane Erwin, was a long-time and active supporter of the Friends.
Library does research in cyberspace in the digital age
While reference services and collections in public libraries are mere shadows of what they were twenty years ago, there are still questions that librarians can help customers with by applying knowledge of sources both print and online. On a recent Friday, Teaneck Public Library received an e-mail from an author based in Switzerland. He explained that he had written one book on B-17 bomber squadrons flying over Europe during World War II and he was about to embark on another.
Author John Meurs had decided to focus on a large raid on the Berlin train station on April 29, 1944. On that day sixty-three heavy bombers were lost. One of them had as a member of its crew a resident of Teaneck, high school class of 1942 (we are omitting personal names from this account to respect the family’s privacy). The entire crew parachuted to safety, was taken captive, and spent the remainder of the war as POWs. The film “Memphis Belle” can give you some idea of the risks and terror these crews faced. (more)
Library Offers Universal Class with over 500 Continuing Education courses
Thanks to a generous grant provided by the Friends of the Teaneck Public Library, the Library is now offering Universal Class, an online resource to over 500 continuing education courses. This resource is available free to all Teaneck Library card holders.
Course subjects include, but are not limited to, business, computer training, GED, music, painting and personal finance and are offered online 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Up to five courses may be taken at a time. Participants who successfully complete a course will be issued a Certificate of Course Completion.
For further information, contact the Reference Department at 201-837-4171 or simply register with your library card at http://teanecknj.universalclass.com/register.htm.
Mango Online Language Learning System is now available through the Library
Mango meets the need for easily-accessible language learning including English as a second language. Remote access gives you the ability to use Mango whenever you want, 24/7 from the comfort of your own home. All you need is your library card. (more)
Teaneck Library offers AccessScience database for Teaneck residents
With the purchase of 2012 edition of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Teaneck library received a one year introductory subscription of AccessScience database. Teaneck residents can access this database through the library website. To access, click on the AccessScience logo on the right-hand side and login with the provided Username and Password. (more)
ESL One-on-one Tutoring and Conversation Group
The Teaneck Public Library would like to inform the public that it will once again be making one-on-one English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) instruction available to its residents.
Registration is required – any Teaneck residents who are interested in the program should call Carol Anderson or Tobey Weiss at the library at 201-837-4171.
The Teaneck Public Library hosts an ESL Conversation Group every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the library auditorium. The practice group is open to anyone who would like to improve his or her English skills by actively participating in group conversation led by trained tutors. No pre-registration is necessary. The program is free. The Group is open to residents of Teaneck and other nearby towns.
For additional information or questions, please contact Carol Anderson at the library, 201-837-4171, ext. 308. The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.
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