Love: From Jazz to Soul - Friday, 4/25, 10:30 AM
Founder 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
The 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 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.
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class - Monday, 4/28, 6:00 PM
The 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 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)
Arches and Canyonlands National Parks - Friday, 5/2, 10:30 AM
Ray 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)
Super Sunday: Family Day of Puppetry
Celebrate the joys of puppetry in its many forms with the Garden State Puppetry Guild during Family Day of Puppetry at Teaneck Public Library, Sunday , May 4 from 1:30 PM to 4:00 PM. The Guild, which is affiliated with Puppeteers of America, consists of puppeteers from across New Jersey. professional and amateur, who share an interest in puppetry. Every year they join together on Day of Puppetry to bring their enthusiasm for this unusual art form to families in New Jersey.
Family Day of Puppetry starts at Teaneck Public Library at 1:30, with a craft workshop focused on the construction and maneuvering of a scarf marionette. This activity is free but space is limited and participants must reserve a place in advance through the Children’s Department.
From 2:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m., Garden State Puppetry Guild follows the craft workshop with their Puppet Variety Show, as various members offer entertainment using different forms of puppetry. Lois Corwin presents her hand puppet tale, Abiyoyo, featuring the folktale giant made famous in Pete Seeger’s song. Steve Swank and company present the pantomime tale of a farmer, and his frisky straw hat in the table top puppetry piece Manhatpole. Diane Koszarski and Bob Culek take us on a shadow puppet tour of Safari Park, searching for Baby Elephant. Penny Rapicano, of Fun on a String Marionettes, provides a rousing finale with her dazzling array of dancing marionettes, including a space alien, a blue teddy bear and polka dot penguins.
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
The 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)