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Friday Morning Documentary: Tim's Vermeer

Tim's VermeerOn Friday, December 9, 2016 at 10:30 AM The Teaneck Public Library will present Tim's Vermeer, a documentary film, directed by Teller, produced by his stage partner Penn Jillette and Farley Ziegler. 80 minutes.

Inventor Tim Jenison conducts experiments to discover how 17th-century Dutch Master Johannes Vermeer achieved such photographic realism in his paintings.

The film premiered at the 2013 Toronto International Film Festival and was released in limited theatrical release in the United States by Sony Pictures Classics on January 31, 2014.

The public is welcome to attend this free program to be held in the library auditorium and to the coffee and socializing session that precedes it at 10:00 A.M.  The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.

Sunday Concert: Jazz Pianist and Vocalist, Johnny O'Neal

Johnny O'NealOnSunday, December 11th at 3 PM, as part of their concert series, Music on a Sunday Afternoon, The Friends of the Teaneck Library will welcome legendary Jazz pianist and vocalist, Johnny O’Neal. Mr. O’Neal. with his unique style, will perform a number of Jazz standards from his thousand plus repertoire. He will be accompanied by two veterans of the New York Jazz community, bassist Alex Gressel and guitarist Ilya Lushtak.

A Neo-bop jazz performer, O’Neal’s playing ranges from the technically virtuosic to the most tender of ballad interpretations. Though unique in style, he is influenced by many jazz elders, including Oscar Peterson and Art Tatum. The Detroit native has played and recorded with other Jazz greats such as, Dizzy Gillespie, Clark Terry, Nancy Wilson, Joe Pass, Kenny Burrell, and Milt Jackson.

In the early 1980’s, he was a member of Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers, and made his Carnegie Hall debut in 1985.  A regular performer in New York City jazz venues such as Smoke, Smalls, and Mezzrow, he’s also performed at the Blue Note, Minton’s, The Kennedy Center, and recently with The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra with Wynton Marsalis in “Lush Life: Celebrating Billy Strayhorn”.
On the recommendation of Oscar Peterson, O'Neal portrayed Art Tatum in the 2004 movie “Ray”, convincingly recreating Tatum's sound on the song  "Yesterdays".(read more)

Local author to lecture at Teaneck Public Library on the Book of Proverbs.

In celebration of Jewish Book Month, the Teaneck Public Library will host Ilana Sasson, Ph.D. on Tuesday, December 13 at 7:30 pm. Dr. Sasson’s new book is “The Arabic translation and commentary of Yefet ben ‘Eli on the Book of Proverbs.   This volume contains a critical edition and an introduction to the Arabic translation and commentary on the book of Proverbs by one of the most acclaimed, innovative, and prolific exegetes of the Karaite “Golden Age” (10th – 11th centuries).

This edition is accompanied by an introduction including a thorough study of Yefet’s style of writing compared with the Arabic model of his time, his hermeneutic devices contrasted with those of Saadiah Gaon and Midrash, his theology in light of the doctrines of Islamic Mu’tazila, and his polemics against various groups.

Dr. Sasson teaches religion and Hebrew Bible at Sacred Heart University in Connecticut. Her talk is free and open to the public.

Movies on a Sunday Afternoon: Cafe Society

Cafe SocietyJoin us for a screening and discussion of the feature film "Café Society" on Sunday, December 18th at 2:00 PM. Refreshments served prior to screening.  Doors open at 1:30.  Movie will be screened promptly at 2:00. The film is rated PG-13 and runs 1 hour 36 minutes.  Children under 17 not admitted without parent or guardian.

Set in the 1930s, Woody Allen's bittersweet romance CAFÉ SOCIETY follows Bronx-born Bobby Dorfman (Jesse Eisenberg) to Hollywood, where he falls in love, and back to New York, where he is swept up in the vibrant world of high society nightclub life. Centering on events in the lives of Bobby's colorful Bronx family, the film is a glittering valentine to the movie stars, socialites, playboys, debutantes, politicians, and gangsters who epitomized the excitement and glamour of the age.

Sponsored by the Teaneck Public Library and the Friends of the TPL. Admission is free.

Chair Yoga and Meditation Class

YogaThe 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, Dec. 7, 14 & 21, 2016 by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living. (read more)

The Blue Chip Chorus Holiday Show

On Friday, December 16, 2016 at 10:30 AM The Teaneck Public Library will present “The Blue Chip Chorus:  Holiday Program.”  Join us for barbershop style singing: four part harmony, which is sung "a capella" (without intrumental accompaniment) and performed by a Whole Chorus! 

The Blue Chip Chorus of Bergen County, Teaneck Chapter is a member of the Society for the Preservation and Encouragement of Barber Shop Quartet Singing in America, better known as "BHS."

The public is welcome to attend this free program to be held in the library auditorium and to the coffee and socializing session that precedes it at 10:00 A.M.  The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.

Fall On Your KneesBook Discussion: Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Marie MacDonald

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

Next meeting is on Monday, Dec. 19, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading Fall On Your Knees by Ann-Narue MacDonald.To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

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)

Library adds WW2 uniforms to local history collection

UniformThe reference staff of the Teaneck Public Library has devoted many hours to researching the stories of veterans who served the country in the conflicts of World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War.  Now , thanks to the son and daughter-in-law of a distinguished WWII veteran, there are several uniform jackets on permanent display to serve as a visual introduction to the online materials. (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 16 titles can be borrowed per month. (read more)