Library News

Winter Reading Challenge

From January 1 - January 31 Teaneck Library will participate in the inaugural nationwide Winter Reading Challenge. We are challenging our patrons (age 0-99) to read at least 1,000 minutes during the month and keep track of their reading at Over 100 libraries & schools nationwide will encourage their communities to read a target number of minutes & books. Help us reach our goal of 50,000 minutes! If we reach the nationwide goal, "Shark Tank" investor Mark Cuban will donate $25,000 to the organization "First Book," which provides new books, learning materials, and other essentials to children in need.

This Is China: a slide show by Ray Turkin

Ray Turkin will be presenting a slide show, “This is China”, at the Teaneck Library on Friday, January 26th at 10:30am. 

Ray teaches courses on photography at The Art School at Old Church in Demarest, is an instructor at the Bergen Community College Institute for Learning in Retirement, and gives private instruction.  

For more information, contact the Teaneck Library at (201) 837-4171.  The Library is located at 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ.

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

Photo Exhibit by Theo Solomon

The Teaneck Library Gallery, during the month of January 2018, is presenting a display by Teaneck resident, Theo Solomon. The subject of the photographic work is portraiture of people from the subcontinent, India. Distilled from over four visits, the arresting and unique portraits are a valiant, yet impossible, task to represent the 1.1 billion people of that country. The artist's writes, "No visitor is unmoved by the unimaginable beauty and pain of one of the most exotic countries on earth. I was captured by every city, temple, school, and street, especially so by the gentility and grace that permeates daily life."

Theo Solomon, currently teaches Anthropology and Sociology at Bergen Community College. As an award winning photographer, his works has been shown and collected in the greater metropolitan area. Besides his anthropological interests in photography, he also
pursues architectural and landscape subjects, as well as early photographic processes such as platinum, and gum bichromate printing.

The library is located at 840 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck, NJ.

Book Discussion: We are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas

We are not ourselvesThe library hosts book discussion group each month, with books chosen in advance by the participants. New members welcome.

Next meeting is on Monday, January 22, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading We are Not Ourselves by Matthew Thomas. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

Cookbook Club

Jacques Pepin More Fast Food My WayMeeting on January 29, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium. The cookbook for this meeting is Jacques Pepin More Fast Food My Way by Jacques Pepin. Check out a copy at the Circulation Desk. Cook - Share - Enjoy!

Make one regular sized recipe of your choice from the book so that each member gets a taste. Bring your dish ready to eat to the Library Auditorium at 6:30 PM. Please bring a photocopy of the recipe you prepared. Paper goods and beverages will be provided by the Library. The meeting will begin with a group tasting, followed by a discussion of the book. Please RSVP Lynne Graizel at

Welcome to the Hackensack River Greenway Through Teaneck

Hackensack River Greenway“Welcome to the Hackensack River Greenway Through Teaneck”: A photography exhibit sponsored by the Friends of the Hackensack River Greenway Through Teaneck (, Thurs., Feb. 1 - Wed., Feb. 28, 2018,  Teaneck Public Library, 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ.  A reception will be held Sunday, Feb.11, 2018, 1:30-3:30 p.m., in the Library’s Atrium.

Hackensack River Stories, by Rick Mills, gives the viewer 350 years of the river’s history in 16 narrative collaged signs on the Greenway, spaced between New Milford to Bogota.Finally, riparian restoration work on the Hackensack River Greenway lead to a turning point. I began to research local environmental, topographic and cultural place histories, which formed the basis for my new work.”

Richard Karp’s photos document the construction of the Mary S. Topolsky Garden & Trails. “I believe that all art is intrinsically abstract. It is my view that art is expressed through the language of the medium. The instruments of color, texture, rhythm and form give voice to that language. The medium itself articulates this voice. Look beyond the serendipitous imagery.”

Peter Goldman’s panorama pictures present the river through all four seasons.  “I have been taking photographs of the river since joining the Friends; 2017 was the year to see the river through four seasons. Terhune Park  is the hardest to take pictures from. The Hackensack side has no accessible trail, so I hike across mudflats when the tide is low enough to walk.” 

NJSBDC Small Business Workshop

Whether looking to start your first business or already in business, this clinic will provide valuable information to build your business the right way!

On Wednesday, Feb. 7th, 2018, at 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm, Vincent Vicari, Regional Director and Julie Kossoy, Assistant Director will present this free workshop in the library's auditorium.

Topics covered in this presentation include: Business Plans; Formation Options; Feasibility Assessment; Breakeven Analysis; Funding and Financing and Marketing.

This event is FREE to attend, but REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED. To register, go to: Call 201-684-7135 or email with any questions or for registration.

The NJ Small Business Development Center is hosted by: Ramapo College of New Jersey, Anisfield School of Business, 505 Ramapo Valley Road, Mahwah, NJ 07430. America's SBDC New Jersey is funded in part through a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Concert: David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble

David Glukh Klezmer EnsembleOn February 11th, at 3pm, as part of the Music on a Sunday Afternoon concert series, The Friends of the Teaneck Library will present the critically acclaimed David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble. This special program of Jewish music delivers a healthy dose of traditional Klezmer along with a beloved Yiddish selections. David Glukh Klezmer Ensemble has performed in concerts and special events in over 40 states and has released two critically acclaimed albums.

The group has performed in such prestigious concert venues as Merkin Concert Hall, Alice Tully Hall, and Skirball Center for the Arts in Los Angeles.  In addition to a concert engagements, the Ensemble has been a featured entertainer in a variety of social and corporate events at The Plaza, Waldorf Astoria,and the  Rainbow Room.

Admission to the concert is free and open to the public. The performance starts at 3pm with seating at 2:30. The Teaneck Library is located at 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck NJ

Black History Month programs

These programs will each start at 7:30 p.m. in the library's auditorium.
This series is organized and presented by the Martin Luther King Birthday Observance Committe of Bergen County and the Teaneck Public Library

"I can get you back to 1870". 
Angela Perkins presents an introduction to African American genealogy research with hands on exercises and handouts.    Feb. 1.

"African American history, a journey of liberation". The Great Awakening.presented by Dr. Leonard Jeffries, professor of Africana history. Feb. 8.

"Facing Slavery: Princeton family stories": a documentary film by Melvin McCray.  presenter: Dr. Henry Pruitt.    Feb. 15.

"Martin Luther  King Jr. : 'A man of conscience'" presented by Keith Henley.  This program is part of the Public Scholars Project and is underwritten by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.  Feb. 22.

"Black musicians, then and now"
presented by Dr. Maredia Warren. Mar. 1

Movies on a Sunday Afternoon

All films begin at 2:00 PM.  Doors open at 1:30.  Refreshments are served prior to screening.  Discussion follows each film.  Admission is free.  Children under 17 not permitted without a parent or guardian.

February 18: Neruda - 2016, Rated R. 1 hour, 47 minutes
At the start of the Cold War, subversive Chilean senator and poet Pablo Neruda is pursued by police prefect Oscar Peluchonneau. Unable to flee the country, Neruda goes into hiding and becomes a symbol of liberty at home and in Europe.

March 25: I, Daniel Blake - 2016. Rated R. 1 hour, 40 minutes
A widowed carpenter and a single mother forge a touching friendship as they battle a callous welfare system in this powerful, urgent story.  A Cannes and BAFTA winner.

April 22: In Her Name (Au nom de ma fille) - 2016. Rated NR. 1 hour, 27 minutes
Based on a true story, IN HER NAME follows the three decade battle faced by a father to bring his daughter’s murderer to justice.  A story of perseverance and obsessive determination.  French with English subtitles.

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 winter class runs from January 30, 2018 to April 3, 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.

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.

Book Sale 2018 Dates

Collection: 4/30/2018 - 5/6/2018

Pre-sale: 5/10/2018 and 5/11/2018

Sale: 5/12/2018-5/15/2018