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Great Middles of Films

The Teaneck Public Library Friday Morning Group will host a program on May 29, 2015 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.     

What does a film tell us after it begins?  Is the middle a reiteration of the introduction? Is it a bridge between the early story and a dramatic conclusion?  Is it an elaboration of the main story or an offshoot to keep the audience’s attention?  Has the director kept faith with what the audience has been led to believe?  From “The Kid,” “Network,” “Jaws” and “All Quiet on the Western Front,” we will find out.  (read more)

June Gallery Display: Artwork by Teaneck resident, Laurie Ludmer

During the month of June, The Teaneck Library gallery presents artwork by Teaneck resident, Laurie Ludmer. Ludmer has lived in Teaneck for twenty four years with her husband, where they have raised their three children.   She is a retired dance therapist and program director, having worked throughout her career with older adults.  Laurie has always been involved in some form of creative effort - dance, painting, drawing, writing, etc.  Now she spends her time pursuing her passions of sculpting and poetry. Laurie has studied abstract clay sculpting with Janet Muro at the Older Church School in Demarest, NJ.  Currently she is taking stone sculpture classes with Natalie Frier of the Art Center of Northern New Jersey, where Laurie is an active member.  Although she continues to work in clay, Laurie finds sculpting in stone to be an incredibly exciting and challenging medium. 

The public is invited to attend the artist’s reception at the Library on Saturday, June 6, from 2-4pm. (read more)

Rose Marie McCoy, a musical celebration

The Teaneck Public Library Friday Morning Group will host a musical celebration of longtime Teaneck resident Rose Marie McCoy on June 5, 2015 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.     

From a tin-top shack in rural Arkansas to become “Queen of the Brill Building,” that was the journey of Rose Marie McCoy, one of the most influential songwriters of classic soul, rock and roll and R&B, who boasted one of the longest most successful songwriting careers in history. Ms. McCoy’s extensive catalogue includes over 850 songs published and recorded by legendary performers such as Nat “King” Cole, Ike and Tina Turner, Elvis Presley and James Brown. (read more)

Library offers FREE Movies, TV shows Music and Audiobooks through Hoopla

HooplaThe Teaneck Public Library is excited to announce the public availability of thousands of movies, television shows, music albums and audio books; all available for mobile and online access. All patrons need is a valid library card, email address and password. Access is free, any time of the day or night. All titles are always available. Up to 8 titles can be borrowed per month. (read more)

Chair Yoga and Meditation Class

YogaThe Teaneck Public Library’s Friends Group in conjunction with the Art of Living Foundation will host a “Yoga and Meditation class”. The class will be held on Wednesday, June 3, 10, 17, 24 of 2015 by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living. 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. Participants may attend any or all classes. (read more)

Book Discussion: Summertime by J. M. Coetzee - Monday, 6/22, 10:00 AM

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

Next meeting is on Monday, June 22, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading Summertime by J. M. Coetzee. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

 

For Children & Teens...

Complete List of Programs for Children and Teen

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 long. Check with the Children's Department for availability. For grade 1 and up.

Babytime Storytimes

Storytime This storytime program serves to introduce our youngest patrons to the library through its Toddler Time, Lap Time and Mother Goose Storytime sessions. Storytimes feature songs, stories, and finger plays, with an opportunity for quiet play time afterwards. Caregiver participation is a vital and important part of the program. Library card must be presented at registration. Non-residents will placed on a waiting list. Registration is ongoing.

Book Clubs for Youngsters

My First Book Club
My First Book Club is for kids in kindergarten and 1st grade. It meets Thursdays at 4:00 PM on 6/11.

Bubblegum Book Club
The Bubblegum Book Club for second and third graders meets for book discussion and games. It meets Thursday at 4:00 PM on 6/18.

Page Turners Book Club
Page Turners is for kids in grades 4 & 5 to meet for book discussion and games. It meets Thursdays at 4:00 PM on 5/28 & 6/18.

Children's Programs
Spring Program Flyer for Children