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Movie on a Sunday Afternoon

Sponsored by the Friends of the Teaneck Public Library. doors open at 1:30 pm. Screening at 2:00 pm. Discussion to follow. Refreshments served prior to screening. Children under 17 not admitted without parent or guardian.

The InnocentsFebruary 19: The Innocents. 2016. PG-13, 115 minutes. Poland, December 1945: World War II has just ended and Red Cross nurse Mathilde finds a shocking scene at a convent: several holy sisters in advanced stages of pregnancy. Facing a crisis of faith, the nuns turn to non-believer Mathilde.

A Man Called OveMarch 19: A Man Called Ove. 2016. PG-13, 116 minutes. Ove, an ill-tempered, isolated retiree who spends his days enforcing block association rules and visiting his wife's grave, has finally given up on life just as an unlikely friendship develops with his boisterous new neighbors.

The Band's VisitApril 23: The Band's Visit. 2007. PG-13. 89 minutes. A band composed of members of the Egyptian police force heads to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center, only to find themselves lost in the wrong town.

Author Visit: Hasan M. Sadiq

The end of the Great GameAuthor Hasan M. Sadiq will visit Teaneck Library on Tuesday, Feb. 21, at 7:30 pm.

Hasan Sadiq migrated to the US from Pakistan in 1985 with his family. After working in the technology industry for over 16 years as a computer programmer, he began research on his first book "The End of the Great Game: was Pakistan the Real US Target?" It took about ten years to complete this book. Mr. Sadiq has an M.A. in education from Teachers College, Columbia University. Mr. Sadiq lived in New Milford for about ten years, and is currently living with his family in Tenafly.

Teaneck Library is located at 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666. For more information, contact the Teaneck Library at 201-837-4171.

Friday Morning Documentary: Maya Angelou And Still I Rise

Maya Angelou and Still I riseOn February 24th at 10:30 A.M., we will screen "Maya Angelou and Still I Rise." PBS Documentary, 2016. Run time is 1 hour 54 minutes.

This is the first film to be made about the incomparable Maya Angelou. The film presents her incredible journey, shedding light on the untold aspects of her life with remarkable unmatched access.   This intimate and personal portrait of Dr. Maya Angelou’s life is a touching and moving tribute to her legacy.

Programs run from September through June. Admission is free. Open to all; no registration is necessary. Doors open at 10 am. Program begins promptly at 10:30 AM. Programs include lecturers or films covering topics in the fields of art, music, science, literature, history, and travel.

Book Discussion: The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan

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

Next meeting is on Monday, Feb. 27, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading The Valley of Amazement by Amy Tan. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library..

Motherhood Connection: Photographs by Miriam Dubinsky

During the month of February 2017, the Teaneck Public Library will display an exhibit of work by Clifton photographer, Miriam Dubinsky.

Entitled “Motherhood Connection”, there are over 20 photographs of different moms depicting their special motherhood bond.

By showcasing this project, Dubinsky hopes that her photographs will reach moms and moms-to-be providing both strength and encouragement on this journey called motherhood. These photographs capture the very personal and unique emotional bond and connection between mothers and their children. They are uplifting, provide encouragement and fill each mom with a very personal sense of pride. The motherhood connection is universal. Dubinsky would like to provide through her photographs a vision that provides encouragement to all moms and moms to be in all facets of their lives. (read more)

Chair Yoga and Meditation Class

YogaThe Teaneck Public Library’s Friends of Library in conjunction with the Art of Living Foundation will host “FREE YOGA AND MEDITATION CLASS”.  The classes will be held at the Library's Auditorium on Wednesdays 6pm to 7pm, February 2017 by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living. (read more)

Meet the Author, Ellen Rand

On Sunday, March 12, at 2 PM, Ellen Rand, former New York Times columnist, author of Last Comforts: Notes form the Forefront of Late Life Care and local Teaneck resident will be on hand to discuss her book and current trends in person-centered care at end of life. Refreshments will be provided.

Cookbook Club

Meeting on March 20, 2017 @6:30 PM in the Auditorium. COOK--SHARE—ENJOY.

Check out a copy of our first cookbook which is:  The Pioneer Woman Cooks:  A Year of Holidays: 140 step-by-step recipes for simple, scrumptious celebrations  by Ree Drummond.  Make one regular sized recipe of your choice from the book so that each member gets a taste. Bring your dish ready to eat to the Library Auditorium at 6:30 PM.

Please bring a photocopy of the recipe you prepared.  Paper goods and beverages will be provided by the Library. The meeting will begin with a group tasting, followed by a discussion of the book.

Christina Baker Kline to give talk at Teaneck Public Library

A Piece of WorldChristina Baker Kline, author of the mega selling “Orphan train”, has published a new novel and she will talk about it at the Teaneck Public Library on Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m. Her new novel, “A Piece of the World” is garnering excellent reviews and will undoubtedly appear on the New York Times bestseller list.

Christina will give a short reading from “A Piece of the world” as well as a 30-minute slideshow presentation. Using personal and archival photographs and images, she’ll talk about why she was inspired to write the book, the wide-ranging cultural impact of the painting “Christina’s world”, the true story behind the novel, and the challenges she faced along the way in turning real people’s lives into a fictional narrative. She’ll also discuss Andrew Wyeth, the extraordinary work he did over the years at Christina Olson’s house, and how the time he spent with her shaped his life and legacy. (read more)

Music on a Sunday Afternoon Concert Series 2017

The Adelphi Orchestra returns on March 5th, presenting works for piano and strings by Dvorak, and Mozart.

The season’s final concert on April 2nd welcomes back the crowd pleasing All Seasons Chamber Players. Titled “Rome, Vienna and Beyond”, the group will perform music by Rota, Schubert and others, including duets and trios for stings, flute and piano.

The public is welcome to attend these free programs to be held in the library auditorium.  The concerts start at 3pm, with seating available at 2:30. Refreshments and an opportunity to meet the performers follow the programs.  The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.

Library to offer at-home access to Financial Ratings Series Online

Financial Ratings SeriesTeaneck Library card holders now have full home access to Financial Ratings Series Online provided by Weiss Ratings and TheStreet Ratings.

This online database consists of 6 major categories: Banks & Thrifts; Credit Unions; Insurers and HMO’s; Mutual Funds / ETF’s; Stocks; and Medigap. It provides independent information to help the public make INFORMED DECISIONS about their financial planning as well as an individually personalized Medigap Buyer’s Guide. (read more)

Townhouse Quilters of Teaneck Rodda Center

The Townhouse Quilters of Teaneck Rodda Center are currently exhibiting their quilts at the Teaneck Public Library. 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 quilters are Dolores Butler, Ruth McKittrick, Jill Yaver, Sandy Salisch, Toby Isaac and Albertha Shumpert.

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