Discover what all the Hoopla is about at the Library

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.

The content is provided by Hoopla, an on-demand Internet streaming media service, as a result of an agreement between Hoopla and the Bergen County Cooperation Library System.

To start, please go to www.hoopladigital.com and create an account. Choose "Teaneck Public Library" from the drop down library menu.

Detailed instructions are available. For further information/assistance, please contact the Reference Department (201-837-4171x2).

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 Wednesdays, April 29, 2015 from 6 PM to 7 PM 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.

Art Talk with Historian Martin Schneit: Ziegfeld Girls

Ziegfeld GirlsThe Teaneck Public Library Friday Morning Group will host a program on April 24, 2015 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.     

The Ziegfeld Follies ran from 1907 to 1931.  Florenz Ziegfeld glorified the American girl and made her a symbol of the modern independent woman. Ziegfeld was instrumental in bringing women to the center of society.  The Ziegfeld girl became an American institution.  Martin will talk about the following individuals:  Irving Berlin, Anna Held, Justine Johnston, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Fanny Brice, Joseph Urban and Ruth Etting.  Music of the era will also be part of the lecture.   

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.

Lectures in Song - Rodgers & Hart

On April 26th, 2015, at 3:00pm, the Friends of the Teaneck Library will be presenting their final concert of this season’s Music on a Sunday Afternoon series.  Returning performer, Fred Miller, will present Lectures in Song: Rodgers & Hart.

Through song and narration, pianist Miller gives a musical and anecdotal overview of the great Broadway team’s lives and partnership.
A Rodgers & Hart tune sparkles and shines and lives like no other. To wit: “Blue Moon,” “With A Song In My Heart,” “Isn't It Romantic?”, “This Can't Be Love,” “Falling In Love With Love,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Lady Is A Tramp,” “Sing For Your Supper,” “I Could Write A Book,” “Bewitched” among a constellation of others.

Fred Miller, a classically trained pianist, has studied and absorbed in minute detail the life and times and songs of nearly all the great American composers and lyricists who thrived during Broadway & Hollywood’s Golden Age between the two World Wars. In presenting history, biography and psychology while sitting at a piano singing the superlative songs of his heroes, Miller has found a single performing medium that utilizes most of his intellectual and musical passions.

The concert admission and refreshments are free to the public. As always, there is an opportunity to meet the artist after the concert. The Teaneck Library is located at 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ.

Jazz, Pop & Rock:  the New Jersey Connection

Jazz, Pop & RockThe Teaneck Public Library Friday Morning Group will host a program on May 1, 2015 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.     

Walter Choroszewski is New Jersey Proud and celebrates our state’s significant contributions to American Music of the 20th Century. Walter explores these music genres and showcases New Jersey Artists including iconic legends SINATRA, BASIE & SPRINGSTEEN, as well as numerous other music talents from the SHIRELLES to the FOUR SEASONS...and many more!

Walter Choroszewski has been a leading advocate of Jersey pride since 1980 when he was commissioned to photograph the state for a book project NEW JERSEY: a Scenic Discovery, which launched his photographic career and link to the Garden State. 

For over thirty years Walter has also promoted New Jersey through his public speaking and popular school programs. “NEW JERSEY Celebrate Your State” and “Timeline New Jersey” received an Award of Recognition from the New Jersey Historical Commission in 2011.  Walter maintains an active lecture schedule with over 200 annual presentations to New Jersey schools, libraries and organizations.

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.

Traces of Humanity: Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust

During the month of April 2015, the Teaneck Library will be displaying an exhibition of posters from the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. The Teaneck Holocaust Committee of the Teaneck Jewish Community Council is presenting this exhibit dedicated to the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust.

The posters selected for the Teaneck Library display are a small part of the permanent exhibit from the museum. They illustrate various aspects of Jewish life in the ghettos and concentration camps during the Holocaust. Diaries, poetry, written commentary, photographs and artwork are reproduced to show the struggle for daily subsistence, preservation of religious and cultural identity, armed resistance, and the effort to transport children to safe havens.

An interesting part of the exhibit is the artwork produced by prisoners from several ghettos and camps. The drawings and watercolors offer the artists views of their surroundings, a mix of bucolic and gritty landscapes, interiors and portraiture.

The Teaneck Library is located at 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ. For more library information the  phone number is 201-837-4171.

You Should Have KnownBook Discussion: You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz

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 27, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

Annual Book Sale and Gala

It's never to early to think about the Friends annual Book Sale scheduled for Saturday, May 16, through Tuesday, May 19. Don't forget, there are members-only preview sales on Thursday evening, May 14, and Friday morning, May 15. Save your gently used books, CDs, and DVDs for donation: collection will take place Monday, May 4 through Sunday, May 10.

Before all that, the Friends of the Library will host the Friends Annual Gala on Sunday, May 3, at 3:00 PM. Mark your calendars now and watch for the announcement of this year's performers.

Library offers free online DMV practice tests

DMV Practice TestTeaneck Public Library now offers free online DMV practice tests through Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education.  The new service includes 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, online driver’s manuals and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions. All of them are written specifically based on the New Jersey state DMV materials. 

Access is free and click here to start.

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, World of Wings 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. Passes must be returned in person to the reference desk before closing on the due date. They may not be returned in the overnight book drops. Loan period for the Intrepid and the Children's Museum of Manhattan is 3 days. Loan period for World of Wings is 2 days. Overdue fine is $10 per day.  Fee for lost pass is whatever the museum charges for a replacement plus a $25 processing fee.

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

Zinio

Do you love magazines? If so, then you’ll love Zinio!

What is Zinio? Zinio is a digital newsstand. Through the BCCLS partnership with Zinio, you can borrow over 250 magazines and read them on your computer or download them to portable devices.

There are:

  1. no check out limits
  2. no returns
  3. no hold lists

Currently Zinio is supported on the following devices and computers:

  1. iPhone
  2. iPad
  3. Android
  4. Win 8
  5. Mac
  6. PC
  7. Kindle Fire/HD/HDX

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 12:00 to 1:00 p.m. in the yellow room on the main floor.  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.