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Ray Turkin To Present Slide Show at Teaneck Library

Ray Turkin will be presenting a slide show, “Paris, Ooh, La, La!”, at the Teaneck Library on Friday, June 30 at 10:30am.

The LouvreJoin Ray as he takes us on a walking tour of Paris, the City of Light.  Stroll along the Seine, see the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and many other iconic sites.  Visit the magnificent Notre-Dame Cathedral and climb to the top of the Arc de Triumphe.  Ride the Metro, sample some delectable foods (with your eyes only, of course), and celebrate the storming of the Bastille.  So grab your passport, put on your walking shoes, and let's go.

“Light has always fascinated me,” said Turkin.  “It brings out color, texture, and shapes.  It helps to create moods.  Whether it is the day’s first light, the soft light of an overcast day, or the bright light of the midday sun, light is the essence of photography.”
Ray’s interest in hiking and his extensive travel have afforded him the opportunity to capture nature’s beauty through this medium.  His emphasis is on the use of natural light to bring out subtle colors, textures, and shapes, as well as to create moods.

He has exhibited extensively in solo and juried group shows, including the Salmagundi Club in New York City, and has received numerous awards for his work.  

In addition to commercial and portrait photography, Ray photographs for artists who need images of their work, both two dimensional and three dimensional, for posting on their web sites, submission to galleries, and publication.

He teaches courses on photography at The Art School at Old Church in Demarest, is an instructor at the Bergen Community College Institute for Learning in Retirement, and gives private instruction.  He also taught a workshop on photographing flowers at The Art Center of Northern New Jersey in New Milford.  In addition, he conducts slide presentations that showcase locations where he has traveled and has held various “Meet The Artist” events.

Ray offers an extensive selection of note cards with his photographs on the front.  These include scenics, flowers, sunsets, animals, seasonal/holiday, and, on a lighter side, teddy bears.

Ray received the Teaneck Chamber of Commerce Presidential Award in recognition of his volunteer efforts and community spirit.  He is a long time member of the Bergen Networking Group and serves on its Board of Directors.

Ray and his wife Edie have been Teaneck residents for over 40 years.For more information, contact the Teaneck Library at (201)837-4171.  The Library is located at 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ.

Prints by Jacqueline Collier

Teaneck resident, Jacqueline Collier, will be exhibiting prints during the month of June 2017.  Though her primary artistic medium is watercolor, this display will feature various printmaking techniques, such as monotypes, collagraphs, and linocuts.

The artist finds this medium challenging as the outcomes are often unpredictable. The subjects range from abstract studies, to figurative, still-lives, and landscapes.

Collier, the recipient of several awards, has exhibited widely in Northern New Jersey and New York City: The Belskie Museum; The Atrium Gallery; and the Broome Street Gallery A graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology, she is a member of various artists groups: Pen and Brush Society of NYC; The Salute to Women in the Arts; and The Pascack Art Association, to name a few.

The library gallery is situated in the first floor atrium, with work presented on the walls and in display cases. The library address is 840 Teaneck Rd., Teaneck, NJ.

Chair Yoga and Meditation Class

YohaThe 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, June, 2017 by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living. (read more)

Piano & Voice Concert

The Friends of the Teaneck Public Library is presenting a special summer concert on Thursday, July 13, at 7PM. Concert program includes classical, jazz and musical theater. Works by Nazareth, Tosti, Kander & Ebb, Berlin, Gershwin and more.

The Piano & Voice Concert features Renee Guerrero, pianist; Quintin Harris, baritone and Sydney Harris, suprano.

Concert is held at the auditorium of the Teaneck Public Library.  Doors open at 6:30. Admission is free. All are welcomed to the event.  Children under 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

The LieBook Discussion: The Lie by Helen Dunmore

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

Next meeting is on Monday, July 24, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading The Lie by Helen Dunmore. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

Teaneck Library offers Mobile Printing

Teaneck Library now offers a new Mobile Printing service.  Residents can use their personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printer from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to pick up the printouts. Charges are $0.10 per page for black & white and $0.50 per page for color.  All prints are letter size (8.5” x 11”). Print jobs will be held for 24 hours after submission.

To use this service, go to the Teaneck Library’s website: and click on the “MobilePrint™ Service” link on the right.

Music On A Summer Sunday

July 9: Misuzu Tanaka and Maksim Shtrykov, piano and clarinet

Welcoming back The Shtrykov-Tanaka Duo, The Friends of the Teaneck Library will sponsor a concert on Sunday, July 9, 2017 as an additional summer treat to their Music on a Sunday Afternoon series. The acclaimed virtuosi, clarinetist Maksim Shtrykov and pianist Misuzu Tanaka, will present music by Bach, Rachmaninoff, Weber, and Poulenc.

Tanaka & ShtrykovThe duo first met in December 2012 and, as avid chamber music collaborators, instantly felt a unique artistic connection resulting in an inspiring and creative friendship. Both artists are graduates of The Juilliard School and enjoy extensive international solo careers that have heard them in Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, Germany’s Leipzig Gewandhaus and Japan’s Izumi Hall

The public is welcome to attend this free program held in the library auditorium.  For the Summer concerts, the program starts at 2pm, with seating available at 1:30. Refreshments and an opportunity to meet the performers follows the program.  The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.

Dr. Fan YangAugust 6: Dr. Fan Yang, piano

Dr. Fan Yang: entered the Shanghai Conservatory at the age of 10 and won 1st prize that same year in the Shanghai Youth Piano Competition. She earned Oberlin’s top awards in performance and mentors up and coming artists.

Movie on a Summer Sunday

Movies are shown at the Library auditorium. It is sponsored by The Friends of the Teaneck Public Library. Movie starts at 2:00 PM. Doors open at 1:30. Discussion to follow. Admission is free. Refreshments served prior to screening. Children under 18 not admitted without parent or guardian.

PatersonJuly 23: Paterson

2016. Running Time: 1 hour 55 minutes. Rated R.
Every day, Paterson adheres to a simple routine: he drives his daily route, he writes poetry into a notebook; he stops in a bar and drinks exactly one beer; he goes home to his wife, Laura. By contrast, Laura's world is ever changing. New dreams come to her almost daily. The film quietly observes the triumphs and defeats of daily life, along with the poetry evident in its smallest details.

La RafleAugust 20: La Rafle

2010. Running Time:  2 hours 5 minutes. Not Rated.
Starring Jean Reno and Melanie Laurent, Rose Bosch's La Rafle recounts the true story of the infamous Vel 'D'Hiv Roundup.

Weekly Local Produce Delivery through Field Goods

Field GoodsTeaneck Public Library is now a pick-up location for Field Goods locally-grown fruits and vegetables every Friday!

FUNDRAISER:  Your $1.00 Contribution to the Friends of theTeaneck Public Library enhances the library's services.

New Customers: Sign up through July 13th and Field Goods will credit your account $10.00. Credit is applied after the promotion ends. 

Order deadline for a Friday delivery is Tuesday at 11:59 pm

Field Goods is a year-round local produce delivery service. Customers receive 5 to 8 different fruit and vegetables (depending on bag size), plus optional add-ons. Bags cost $16 to $32 per week. Everything is purchased from over 80 small farms in the region. All products are non-GMO, and most is organically grown. Your order can be put on hold at any time. It’s flexible!

To Go Directly to Your Order Pages and save allot of clicks;    Click Here
To visit the site, SIGN UP and order

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  4. Click the “Click the “Find a Pick-up Site”, select “Friends of the Teaneck Public Library Fundraiser” and follow the prompts.

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)