Library News

The Nightingale by Kristin HannahBook Discussion: The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah

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

Next meeting is on Monday, April 23, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading The Nightingale by Kristin Hannah. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

Author, Attorney, Financial Adviser, Joseph Rotenberg presents “Timeless Travels: A Humorous Look at the Mysterious, Intriguing, Enchanting World Around Us" at the Library

Joseph RotenbergAuthor Joseph Rotenberg whose book, Timeless Travels was named by Huff Post as a “Must Read” will be speaking and autographing books at the Teaneck Library on Tuesday, April 24, 2018 at 7:00 PM. The book, which is a rich collection of short stories based on the American/Jewish experience has garnered critical praise from newspapers, radio and TV critics nationwide and is loosely based on Mr. Rotenberg’s experience growing up in New York and having traveled extensively in Israel and Europe.

“Rotenberg is a gifted storyteller…he captures the American-Jewish experience…with all the rigor of an anthropologist and the vivacity of a poet”, exclaimed the Kirkus Review.  

Noted author Douglas Cobb of commented, “The subtitle of the book is very apt, as the tales contained in Timeless Travels, by Joseph Rotenberg, are full of mystery, intrigue, humor and enchantment”.

So if you enjoy short stories that take you on a journey back in time or to exotic places, come to the Teaneck Library for an enjoyable cup of Joe and for a memorable evening you won’t soon forget.

For more information on the author or the book, go to

Irving Berlin: A Talk

Irving BerlinThe Teaneck Public Library presents Irving Berlin: A Talk by licensed NYC tour guide Marty Schneit on Friday, April 27th at 10:30 a.m., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.

Irving Berlin, original name Israel Baline, (born May 11, 1888, Mogilyov, Russia [now in Belarus]—died Sept. 22, 1989, New York, N.Y., U.S.), American composer who played a leading role in the evolution of the popular song from the early ragtime and jazz eras through the golden age of musicals. His easy mastery of a wide range of song styles, for both stage and motion pictures, made him perhaps the greatest and most enduring of American songwriters.

Gala Performance

NIcole Murad & Poblo ZingerThe Friends of the Library will have the annual Gala on Sunday, April 29 at 3:00 pm. It is open to all. Auditorium doors open at 2:30 for the 3:00 PM meeting and concert. Bring your new Friends membership card to help facilitate voting. Refreshments served.

Following brief election, there will be a special performance by classically trained soprano Nicole Murad and pianst, conductor, and composer Poblo Zinger. Their program, called "Soy Sephardi, Celebrating the Jews of Spain," features the unique language and music of the Spanish/Sephardic Jews.

Gallery Exhibit April 2018

Every year, the Jewish Community Council of Teaneck is privileged to exhibit artwork in the Teaneck Library, reflecting the Holocaust studies project by various schools and artists in commemoration of “Yom HaShoah”, Holocaust Remembrance Day.

The work on display represents the interpretation of “Hope & Remembrance” by the students of Maayanot Art League, mentored by art instructor, Mrs. Natalia Kazan.

The artists are: Esther Brodsky, Batsheva Dattelkramer, Hannah Grossman, Efrat Hagler, Lieba Joran, Shoshana Klein, Talia Simpson, and Esti Kreiberg.

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, April 2018 by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living. (read more)

Book SaleAnnual Book Sale

Click here for the large Book Sale flyer

Gather your like-new or gently used books, CDs, and DVDs for the Friends annual Book Sale coming up next month. We'll be accepting donations on Monday, April 30, through Sunday, May 6, during library hours (until one hour before the library closed). The sale opens to the public on Saturday, May 12, and runs through Tuesday, May 15. Use your Friends membership card to get into our preview sale on Thursday evening (6:00-8:30 PM) or Friday morning (9:00 AM - Noon), May 10 and 11.

Business Partner Program with The Library Friends

There's another plus to Friendship! The Friends of the Library are partnering with local merchants to provide extra benefits to Friends members (in addition to knowing you're supporting library programs and services). If you joined the Friends or renewed your membership for 2018, show your membership card at participating shops, and you'll receive a discount on services or merchandise. New business will be added soon and there may be changes, so check the circulation desk, the library's website, or the Friends' Facebook page for updates.

Our "early adopter" businesses are: Angela Logan's Mortgage Apple Cakes; Carly'z Craze; Chopstix, Embroideries Unltd.; Garden State Jewelers; J&J Pharmacy; Pottery, Paint & Love; Rainbow Jewelry; Teaneck Cinemas; and The UPS Store.

Friends Business Partner Offers (PDF)

If you haven't yet renewed, you can still do so ($15) to support the library and take advantage of local merchants' discounts.

ESL One-on-one Tutoring and ESL Conversation Group

One-on-one English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) instruction is available to its residents. Registration is required – any Teaneck residents who are interested in the program should call Cynthia Zimmerly at the library at 201-837-4171.

Teaneck Public Library hosts an English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) Conversation Group Tuesday afternoon from 1PM to 2PM in the Mayor Lizette Parker Memorial room on the main floor.  The practice group is open to anyone who would like to improve  their English skills by actively participating in group conversation led by a trained tutor.  No pre-registration is necessary.  The Group is open to residents of Teaneck and any other Bergen County town.

ESL Group spring class runs from Tuesday, April 17th to Tuesday, June 26, 2018.

For additional information or questions, please contact Cynthia Zimmerly at the library, 201-837-4171. The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.

Two Small Business Workshops on May 31

On May 31, the library will host two Taxation University Small Business workshops presented by Michael Kovacs & Rachel McGovern. The programs are FREE, but registration is required.  Registration starts at 8 am, April 2.

Thursday, May 31 @ 10 am         Business Registration & Reporting Business Income (REGISTER HERE)

Thursday, May 31 @ 1:30 pm      The New Jersey Sales Tax Seminar (REGISTER HERE)

Small Business Workshops are half-day seminars that are designed to assist the small business owner in meeting their responsibilities under New Jersey tax law. These seminars are provided by the Division of Taxation. Division personnel will explain proper procedures for collecting and remitting various New Jersey taxes. A focal point of each workshop is the sales tax responsibilities of small businesses including the description of taxable and exempt sales and services. Discussions will also highlight different types of business ownership and the tax consequences of each one.

Both programs are held at the Library auditorium.  The Library is located at 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666. Tel.: 201-837-4171

The Library offers online access to The New York Times in the library or at home for our residents

New York Times online is now available in the library or at home for the Teaneck residents. You can access from any device.  NYT articles published between 1851-1922 and 1981-current are included. 

To get free unlimited access to The New York Times online in the library:

  1. Connect to the library’s Wi-Fi or log-in to one of the library’s internet computers.
  2. Register or log in at
  3. You can now enjoy unlimited access to on any device during your visit to the library

To enjoy The New York Times from the comfort of your home or on the go:

  1. Go to
  2. Click on the link for TPL HOME ACCESS TO NYTIMES.COM.
  3. When prompted for a digital access code, copy and paste the code provided
  4. If you have a account, you can sign in and have access. If you have not registered with, register to get access to the paper.

Each time you redeem the code, you will have unlimited access for 24 hours. Once the 24 hours have elapsed, you can enter the code again to continue your access to The New York Times.

Have questions? Speak with the Reference Department at 210-837-4171 to find out more.

Value Line Online


Teaneck Public Library now offers our residents free, online remote and in library access to Value Line’s Research Center. Click here to start.

Value Line is a multidimensional investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make informed investment decisions. It provides a wealth of in-depth financial information, plus objective research, insightful commentary, price projections, educational material and advanced analytical tools.

Value Line’s Research Center covers stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Coverage includes but is not limited to 1,700 mostly large-capitalization stocks, 1,800 small & mid-cap stocks, stock screener, advanced charting features, alerts & watch lists, plus hundreds of mutual funds.

The Library subscription includes 3 simultaneous logins. We encourage users to log off every time at completion of the usage.  In case you cannot log in due to maximum logins, please try again at a later time.

Check Out a Mobile (Wi-Fi) Hotspot from the Library

And access the Internet from anywhere...

The Library is now lending out mobile (Wi-Fi) hotspots!

A mobile hotspot device enables users to connect to the Internet using a small box with a cell phone data plan that they can bring with them wherever they go. Similar to a data plan for a cell phone, as long as the device can connect to the cell tower, users can access the Internet.

These are great for our patrons (who are Teaneck residents and age 18 and up) who may not have their own internet connection at home or have lost their home connection temporarily (or ran out of data!), and even when traveling.

Hotspots can be taken out for two weeks, without renewal. There are 10 hotspots that can be borrowed.  It is on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservation can be made ahead of time.  Hotspots can be checked out downstairs at the service desk.

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 Thursday! Pick up time is between 11:45 AM and 8:30 PM.

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

Order deadline for a Thursday 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 many clicks;    Click Here
To visit the site, SIGN UP and order

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Order Now”
  3. Select “Search by Company/Organization” and enter “teaneck” or equivalent
  4. Click the “Click the “Find a Pick-up Site”, select “Friends of the Teaneck Public Library Fundraiser” and follow the prompts.