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American Education: the History of Our American Schools

“American Education:  the History of Our American Schools” is the program topic for  Friday, September 11, 2015 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series. 

Dr. James P. Kane will present a sometimes breezy and sometimes very serious, discussion about the history of our schools  starting in 1636.   He will examine the landmark US Supreme Court decision Pierce v Society of Sisters, 1926.  In a lighter vein, who was John Harvard?  Which were the early American universities?  Why do we use the term ‘Ivy’ League?  Why were early American schools painted red?  Learn the answers to these questions and so many more – in a one hour lecture.  A question and answer session will take place afterwards. (read more)

Crochet Artistry by Sara Jones

Teaneck resident, Sara Jones, is exhibiting her crochet work during the month of September 2015. Sara took up the needlecraft in elementary school. She finds crocheting a relaxing activity and tends to bring it with her wherever she goes. Like many crafts, crocheting provides an accessible, creative outlet, as well as, useful items. Sara has made clothing, afghans, and home décor. A particularly proud accomplishment has been her creating and donating baby blankets to the Englewood Hospital Nursery.

Many of the Library patrons should be familiar with Sara, a 13-year employee of the Teaneck Library. Among her responsibilities as a page at the library, Sara keeps materials in order and accessible according to strict Dewey decimal protocol.

Morocco, At Home with the Moors

During the month of September 2015, the Teaneck Public Library welcomes back annual exhibitor, Fred Dammont. The theme of the display is : Morocco, At Home with the Moors.

This year, Dammont photographic exhibit features ancient and contemporary sites as well as the natural wonders of The North African country. Some highlights of the show are the photos of Second century BC Roman resort Volubilis,  the Souk in Marrakech, Rabat's Royal Palace, and the High Atlas Mountains. (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, September 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30 of 2015 at 6:00 PM 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: The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes

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

Next meeting is on Monday, September 28, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading The Sense of an Ending by Julian Barnes. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

A library card is the coolest card – September is Library Card Sign-up Month

Studies show that children who are read to in the home and who use the library perform better in school. September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Teaneck Public Library joins with the American Library Association and public libraries nationwide to make sure that every student has the most important school supply of all – a free library card.

Resources at the Teaneck Public Library are available to anyone who has a library card. Students can turn to the library for materials, programs and knowledgeable library staff that support academic achievement. Our library offers access to a variety of print and digital resources that can be accessed in person or online.

Visit the Teaneck Public Library and sign up for a library card today!

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 16 titles can be borrowed per month. (read more)


For Children & Teens...

Summer Programs for Children and Teens in details.

Pizza Party!

Teens you can still register for the Summer Reading Program. Registration ends on August 10th.  You can win prizes as you read reading goals. Read past Level 5 and you can enter the raffle for an iTunes or Barnes & Noble gift card.  Teens who record at least one completed book on their log will be invited to a Pizza Party on September 9th at 7:00 PM.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before KindergartenChildren’s librarians at libraries in BCCLS, the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (, are excited about a new initiative they are launching that will introduce books to children from infancy through kindergarten.  1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a national program with a very simple goal: to create lifetime readers starting at a very early age. (participate)

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