Greg Moran of The Travelling Stage Company presents Spencer Tracy

Greg Moran of The Traveling Stage Company will present a program on Spencer Tracy at the Teaneck Public Library on September 5, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. as part of the Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn lecture series.

With an acting career spanning almost 4 decades, Spencer Tracy became an American icon of the theatre and film.  Travel back to the 20’s, 30’s, and 40’s and enjoy Greg Moran’s anecdotes about Tracy’s onstage and offstage life.  You will reminisce watching scenes from Tracy’s films and hearing the amusing stories about them and his famous co-stars.

This presentation marks the resumption of the Teaneck Library’s popular Friday morning lecture series which take place in the library auditorium and are admission free.  A coffee and socializing session at 10:00 A.M. precedes the programs, which include presentations on art, music, science, literature, history and travel.  The public is welcome to attend these free programs.  The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck. 

Book CoverBook Discussion: What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt

The library hosts book discussion group each month. Next meeting is on Monday, August 25, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, with books chosen in advance by each group. This month, the group is reading What I Loved by Siri Hustvedt. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

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 classes will be held on Wednesday, from 6 PM to 7 PM, August 6, 13, 20 and 27, 2014 by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living. Participants may attend any or all classes.

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.

The Art of Living Foundation was inspired by the programs of spiritual leader and humanitarian Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar that began in 1982. It has been a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational and humanitarian organization in the U.S. since 1989. Accredited as a United Nations Non-Governmental Organization in 1996, it is now one of the UN's largest volunteer-based NGOs. It works in special consultative status with the UN's Economic and Social Council, participating in a variety of committees and activities relating to health, education, sustainable development, conflict resolution, and disaster relief.

Rodda Center Seniors’ Art Exhibit

The Senior program at the Rodda Community Center will be presenting its third annual group art show at the Teaneck Public Library from July 1 through August 27. The works presented are the result of hours of participation in two of the Senior Center's most popular programs: the drawing class and the watercolor class.  Both classes are taught by the award winning artist Christine Friedman on Wednesdays throughout the year. 

Participants in this year's show include Consuelo Brown, Eva Piccioni, Sandy Loft, Barbara Brandon, Roberta Schwartz, Dorothy Gomez, Marge Geiser, Karen Lowenstein, Rhoda Ferat, Ilana Josef, Laraine Chaberski, Judith Adel, Ines Solomon, Doris Gregory, Micki Shilan, Zita Pruitt, Esther Ross, Davis Ross, Cynthia McKay, Jim Norman, Sally Stamper, Nancy Leroy, and Violet Gove.

This year's group show is dedicated to the memory of Vernell Pearson, a longtime participant in the art program at the Rodda Center.

For further information about this and other exciting programs at the Teaneck Senior Services Center, please call 201-837-0171 ext.7023.

Teaneck Public Library Now Offers Free and Unlimited Access to LearningExpress Library

LearningExpressWith the help of the Friends of the Teaneck Public Library, the Library now offers free and unlimited access to LearningExpress Library.

LearningExpress Library is an online learning program that provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources for basic skills improvement in reading, writing, math, basic sciences and test preparation for academic and career advancement. Adults and students can search for the resources they need when they need them.

Organized around a theme or a classification of user, LearningExpress Library has seven Centers: School (grades 4–12), College, GED® Test Prep, College Preparation, Career, Adult Learning, and Recursos para Hispanhoblantes (Spanish) Centers.

LearningExpress helps students and adults prepare for a wide range of academic exams—such as the GED® , COOP, HSPT®, SAT*, ACT®, AP*, PSAT/NMSQT*, ACCUPLACER®, ASSET®, COMPASS®, LSAT, GMAT and GRE.  Career certification tests such as NCLEX-RN®, NCLEX-PN, Praxis I® and II® are also available.

Concerning Test Preparation, users can learn the material in an “untimed” test mode. They can then improve test readiness by utilizing a “timed” test mode. The correct answers are provided.

To access LearningExpress Library, go to the Teaneck Public Library website: www.teaneck.org. Under “Digital Collections” on the left, choose “Learning Express Library. 

For more information, please contact the Reference Department of the Teaneck Public Library at 201-837-4171.

Teaneck Library launches a museum pass program

Museum PassTeaneck Public Library cardholders can now borrow museum passes that provide free admission to some of the most popular museums in NYC.  Passes are now available for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Complex, the American Museum of Natural History and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan.  More selections may be offered in the future.

Museum passes can be booked in advance at the reference desk. The Intrepid and Children’s Museum  provide actual passes which are borrowed for 3 days and must be returned in person to the reference desk. The American Museum of Natural History issues vouchers which can be given for up to two persons at a time. (Full Rules and Policies).

These passes offer you value:  admission to the Intrepid is $31 for adults, $24 for youths aged 7-17, and $17 for children aged 3 to 6.  The American Museum of Natural History charges has a suggested admission fee of $27 for what the voucher provides you. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan charges $11 per person.

Take advantage of the opportunity for a day of fun and learning.  Users welcome.

Zinio digital magazines available through Teaneck Library

ZinioTeaneck Library offers its patrons online access to 100 popular magazines through Zinio. Sample magazine titles include: American Craft, Bloomberg Businessweek, Cosmopolitan, Digital Photo, The Economist, Esquire, Food Network Magazine, Newsweek, PC Magazine, Reader’s Digest, and more (Full title list).

These magazines are fully downloadable. Once downloaded, you can read them anytime and anywhere without Internet connection or using data plan.

Zinio bills itself as “The world’s largest newsstand.”  Library patrons can sign up with Zinio via Teaneck Library website and have online access to the cover-to-cover issues of subscribed magazines.  Zinio supports almost all the digital platforms, including PC, Mac, iPhone, iPad, Android, tablet as well as Kindle Fire and Nook HD. Full individual magazine issues can be checked out, downloaded and stored for later viewing.  There are no holds or checkout periods.

To start, go to: www.teaneck.org and click on “Zinio Digital Magazines” under Digital Collections. Library offers aninstruction class on how to access the program every Tuesday at 11 AM.

To learn more about the program, please contact the Library’s Reference Department at 201-837-4171.

Free Computer Classes at the Teaneck Public Library

Basic Internet Class:

Computer ClassThe classes are designed for beginners. Sessions are 30 minutes and take place in the Reference Room. Classes are offered on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM and on Saturdays at 10:00 AM.  Certain topics may require an appointment based on staff availability.

We provide help concerning how to:  use a computer keyboard and mouse; set up and utilize an e-mail account; navigate the internet; search the library Catalog; or conduct a job search online. Basic instructions on Microsoft Word or other office skills can also be provided. Those interested in attending are asked to bring their Teaneck Public Library card to class.

Tuesday Tech Hour:

GadgetsThe program is designed to help the public set up their digital devices for reading eBooks or digital magazines. The Library offers eBooks from Overdrive and 3M as well as digital magazines from Zinio. Tech Hour is on Tuesday from 11 AM to 12 Noon every week. No registration is required. Just show up with your gadgets and your Teaneck Library Card and we will show you how to set them up!

For more information or a special appointment, please contact the Reference Department at 201-837-4171.

ESLESL 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 or Tobey Weiss at the library at 201-837-4171.

An ESL (English as a Second Language) Conversation Group is held every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00 to 2:30 p.m. in the Library auditorium.  This practice group is open to anyone who would like to improve his or her English skills by actively participating in group conversation led by Literacy Volunteers of America trained tutors.  No pre-registration is necessary, and the group is not limited to Teaneck residents. No meetings in July and August.