Library News

Chair Yoga and Meditation Class - Monday, 4/21, 6:00 PM

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 Monday, from 6 PM to 7 PM, April 21 and 28, 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)

Love: From Jazz to Soul - Friday, 4/25, 10:30 AM

DenetFounder and Primary Vocalist of the Silver Fox Songs showcase series, songstress Rhonda Denet will present “Love: From Jazz to Soul,” a love themed show of jazz and soul standards at the Teaneck Public Library on Friday, April 25, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. as part of the Isabelle and Sol Hermalyn lecture series.

The show spans four decades with hits from the time when Ella Fitzgerald was dubbed, “The First Lady of Song” through the era when Aretha Franklin was crowned “The Queen of Soul.”  In addition to tributes to Ella and Aretha, homage is paid to jazz greats Billie Holiday, Nancy Wilson and Nina Simone as well as soul divas Etta James, Martha Reeves, Mary Wells, and Gladys Knight. (more details)

April Gallery: Photo Documentary Work of Nicholas Ortiz

During the month of April 2014, the Teaneck Public Library Gallery will be featuring the photo documentary work of Nicholas Ortiz.

In “Traces of the Dream”, Colombian photographer Nicholas Ortiz reveals the struggles of Latin American immigrants and the many hardships they endure in pursuit of a better life in The United States.  His subjects, photographed in NJ, NY, PA and Canada, often live marginally, sleeping on the streets and working menial labor. (read more)

All Seasons Chamber Players to Perform at the Library - Sunday, 4/27, 3:00 PM

All SeasonsThe All Seasons Chamber Players, one of New Jersey’s most popular and active chamber music ensembles, will return to the Teaneck Public Library to perform a program of chamber music on Sunday afternoon, April 27, 2014 at 3:00 P.M. The concert is part of the library’s Music on A Sunday Afternoon Series sponsored by the Friends of the Teaneck Public Library. Admission is free, the public is invited, and a reception will follow the concert. The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane and is wheelchair accessible. (more details)

Book CoverBook Discussion: Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver

The library hosts book discussion group each month. Next meeting is on Monday, April 28, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, with books chosen in advance by each group. This month, the group is reading Flight Behavior by Barbara Kingsolver. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

Arches and Canyonlands National Parks - Friday, 5/2, 10:30 AM

ArchesRay Turkin will be presenting a slide show, “Arches and Canyonlands National Parks”, at the Teaneck Public Library on Friday, May 2 at 10:30 A.M. as part of the Isabelle and Sol Hermalyn lecture series.

This slide show will take you to Utah to see some of the most spectacular arches. We'll hike to Delicate Arch, Mesa Arch, and Landscape Arch (the longest in the world). We'll see very unusual canyons in Canyonlands National Park, of course. We'll take a side trip to Dead Horse Point State Park and will travel to nearby Colorado to see Colorado National Monument. Even if you've been to some of these natural wonders, you'll see them from a different perspective through Ray's lens. (more details)

Tech Night at the Library

The Teaneck Public Library will host Tech Night for our residents on May 7th from 6:00 to 8:00 PM. The program is free. To register, please call the Reference Department at 201-837-4171.

Would you like to use your digital device to read a book or a magazine?  The Teaneck Library offers eBooks from Overdrive and 3M as well as digital magazines from Zinio. Bring in your device and we will show you how to set it up. We can also answer general computer or internet related questions. (read more)

Free Computer Classes at the Teaneck Public Library

Free Computer ClassThe Teaneck Public Library is pleased to offer free computer classes to Teaneck residents who are looking to improve their computer skills.  The classes are designed for beginners. Sessions are 30 minutes and take place in the Reference Room. Classes are offered on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM and on Saturdays at 10:00 AM.  Certain topics may require an appointment based on staff availability. (more)

For Children & Teens...

Family Craft Programs

Children are invited to make and keep a craft project. For children' aged 4 and up with parental assistance. 4/16 & 4/23 at 11 AM & 7 PM.

Poem in Your Pocket Day

Celebrate Poetry Month and Poem in Your Pocket Day at our special Poetry Storytime. We will also be giving out (free) poems for your pocket all day. Best for ages 5 and up. 4/17 at 4 PM.

Register for Spring 2014 Children's Department Programs

We will begin registering for Spring storytimes and clubs beginning March 24th. Registration is in person. Please present your library card at registration.

Book ClubsLego Club

Lego Club, for kids age 6 & up, meets once a month for storytime and building. Caregivers may sign up for the Thursday 4 PM sessions meeting 4/24, 5/22, & 6/12 or the Monday 7 PM sessions meeting 4/21, 5/19, & 6/9.

Super Sunday - Sunday, 5/4, 1:30 PM

puppetryCelebrate a Day of Puppetry with members of the Garden State Puppetry Guild, part of The Puppeteers of America. On Sunday May 4, performers from across New Jersey will host a scarf marionette craft workshop, from 1:30 to 2:30 PM, followed by a Variety Show of puppetry styles, including merionettes, object puppets and hand puppets, from 2:30 to 4:00 PM. Craft workshop spots are limited. Please register in the Children's Department.

Storytime
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.

Picture Book Parade
This storytime is for toddlers ages 1-3. Meets Tuesdays at 2 p.m. 4/8 through 5/13 and will meet for stories, songs and fingerplays.

Read to a Dog

Read to a DogChildren can read to a new canine friend at the library. Appointments with the therapy dogs are for 15 minutes. For grade 1 and up. (read more)

Book ClubBook Clubs

Kids and teens can meet for reading, discussion, and activities once a month at the library in one of our book clubs. Register in the Children's Department with a library card. Call the library for information on which book club is best for your child. (more details)

Children's Program
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