Summer Reading 2013
Teaneck kids and teens are invited to participate in the 2013 Summer Reading Program at the library. The theme for kids is "Dig Into Reading" and for teens, grade 7 and up, it is "Beneath the Surface". Participants must be Teaneck residents. Registration runs from June 17th through August 12th in the Children's Department.
Summer Reading Kick-Off Party
We are having a party and Teaneck kids are invited! We are celebrating the launch of our 2013 Summer Reading Program with a party in the Children's Reading Garden. Join the fun and games on Tuesday, June 25th at 6:30 p.m.
Read to a Dog
Special Event! Carol Swain will discuss her work with Service Dogs through the Canine Companions for Independence program on Wednesday, June 19th at 7 p.m.. Come meet the dogs! The Children's Department will be hosting a Read to a Dog program in July with Carol and her dogs.
The Children's Department of the Teaneck Public Library will be hosting a Read to a Dog program in July. A child can sign up to read to a dog for 15 minutes! Registration for kids in grade 1 and up begins on 7/1/13. Program dates are 7/10, 7/17 & 7/24 starting at 6:30 p.m. Please contact the Children's Department at 201-837-4171 ext.3 for details.
Golden Burma: Buddhism Beyond Belief - Friday, 6/21, 10:30 AM
Judy Manton will present a PowerPoint lecture “Golden Burma: Buddhism Beyond Belief” at the Teaneck Public Library on Friday, June 21, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. as part of the Isabelle and Sol Hermalyn lecture series. The presentation will focus on how Buddhism, merged with ancient spirit worship, colorfully permeates Burmese lives, landscapes and street life.
In the fall of 2012, as an English teacher trainer, Judy Manton, returning to the birthplace of her late husband, not only lived in a private elementary school, but also traveled to spectacular historical sites. In addition to photos of huge golden Buddhas, golden pagodas and golden mythical bird ceremonial barges, Judy will share her photos of an orphanage and colorful street and market scenes of everyday life. Read more
Youth Baseball Author to be at Teaneck Library - Sunday, 6/23, 3:00 PM
On June 23, celebrate the great tradition of youth baseball by meeting local author Linda Padilla-Diaz at the Teaneck Library at 3 PM. Her new book is "Shortstop ... or Bust! The Traveling Tales of Youth Baseball." In it, she chronicles the five years her sons played competitive traveling baseball under the managerial eye of her husband.
Anyone involved in youth sports will relate to her humor about overzealous coaches, harried young athletes, and competitive parents. Padilla-Diaz brings her insights as a baseball fanatic, working mother, and coach to her tale.
Light refreshments will be served. The reception is free and open to the public. The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.
Chair Yoga and Meditation Class - Monday, 6/17, 6:00 PM
The 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 Monday, from 6 PM to 7 PM, June 17th and 24th , 2013 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.
Book Discussion:The Arrogant Years by Lucette Lagnado - Monday, 6/24, 10:00 AM
The library hosts book discussion group each month. Next meeting is on Monday, June 24, 2013, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, with books chosen in advance by each group. This month, the group is reading The Arrogant Years by Lucette Lagnado. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.
John Ford's Stock Company - Friday, 6/28, 10:30 AM
“John Ford’s Stock Company” is the subject of a presentation by Bill Levy at the Teaneck Public Library on June 28, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. as part of the Isabelle and Sol Hermalyn lecture series.
This program includes VHS clips from acclaimed film director John Ford’s movies featuring various actors and actresses who repeatedly worked with him. The clips include famous movie stars such as John Wayne, Maureen O’Hara, and Henry Fonda, and character actors such as Jane Darwell, Victor McLaglen and Barry Fitzgerald. It also includes readings from Bill Levy’s new book, Lest We Forget: John Ford’s Stock Company. Books will be available for signing and purchase after the presentation. (more)
Library to close on Independence Day
Library closes on Thursday, July 4, 2013, for Independence Day.
The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's "Next Stage Ensemble"
Summer Touring Company brings "Henry V" to the Library
On July 12, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. The Teaneck Public Library will present a one-hour abridged version of Henry V by William Shakespeare, directed by Brian B. Crowe and performed by The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey’s Next Stage Ensemble summer touring program.
Shakespeare’s tale brings history to life in the gripping coming-of-age story of a new king and his nation. The young and inexperienced Henry of England, threatened by rebellious nobles and the military might of France, leads a ragtag band of soldiers in a desperate attempt to save his throne and consolidate his power. Shakespeare’s play is a stirring commentary on patriotism, courage and the qualities that make a great leader and nation. (more)
Townhouse Quilters of Teaneck Rodda Center
The Townhouse Quilters of Teaneck Rodda Center will be exhibiting their quilts at the Teaneck Public Library, beginning April 22nd through the month of June 2013.
The quilts will be hanging from the mezzanine balcony in the Library’s atrium.
The Townhouse Quilters donate handmade baby quilts to newborns at The Englewood Hospital as well as to the Bergen Family Promise in Ridgewood. The group always looks for new projects to benefit the community and what better way to give but to a new life.
The group has been quilting together since 1996 at the Rodda Senior Center of Teaneck. They welcome new members who wish to learn the art of quilting. They meet every Tuesday from 11:00am to 1:00pm at the Rodda Center, 250 Colonial Court, Teaneck. For more information, call 201-837-7130.
June Gallery: Adler Aphasia Center Artists: Jean Deer and Edward Morgan
When Jean Deer suffered a life threatening stroke in 1997, he could no longer continue his 40 plus year career as a professional photographer. Through continuous therapy, he had to learn to use his non-dominant hand and arm, having lost all mobility in his favored right arm. Along with these losses was Jean’s ability to communicate as a result of his aphasia following his stroke. Being the creative person that he was, the inability to communicate through his camera lens and through spoken word was heartbreaking to him. (more)
Children's & Teen's Programs at Teaneck Public Library
Are you a 7th or 8th grader looking to volunteer this summer? Become a Book Buddy! Book Buddies read aloud to children and help them practice their reading. Volunteers must complete a brief orientation.
Book Buddy Application form
Babytime consists of Lap Time and Toddler Time. Storytimes feature stories, songs and fingerplays. Caregiver participation is an important part of the program. No registration is required in the summer. No older siblings and no groups please.
Lap Time meets on Thursdays at 11 a.m. beginning 7/11. It is for infants not yet walking. Toddler Time begins on Tuesday, 7/9 and is for walkers up to age 2 1/2. Participants may attend the 10 a.m. or the 11 a.m. session.
Mother Goose Storytime
Mother Goose Time is for 2 1/2 to 3 year olds. It serves as a transition between Babytime and Preschool Storytime. Meets at 10 a.m. on Thursdays beginning 7/11. Registration not required for summer session.
Kids and caregivers meet in the Children's Reading Garden for stories and a simple craft. Wednesdays at 2 p.m. 7/11-8/15.
This bedtime storytime will meet Tuesdays at 7 p.m. 7/9-7/30.
This family storytime meets year round on Saturdays at 11 a.m. No registration required.
Children age 3 and up can join us to view new and old favorites on the big screen. No registration required. Groups welcome. Meets Mondays at 10:30 a.m. beginning 7/8.
Classic picture books come to life on the big screen. For kids age 3 and up. No registration required. Groups welcome. Meets Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. beginning 7/11.
Preschoolers, age 3 and up, are invited to join us for this year round storytime taking place on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.
Gamers and new players are welcome to meet for gaming afternoons using the Wii console. Snacks provided. Kids meet on 7/18 at 3 p.m.
Teens, grade 6 and up, meet 7/18 at 1:30 p.m.
Make and keep a wonderful craft. For ages 4 and up with caregiver assistance. Meets 7/17 at 11 a.m. & 7 p.m.
Programs are free. For more information on these and other programs please contact the Children’s Department at 201-837-4171 ext. Follow us on Twitter at twitter.com/teanecklibrary
What will happen to this mysterious egg? Pig wants to keep it safe, Fox wants lunch! Puppeteer Diane Koszarksi of Pink Flamingo Puppets will perform this thrilling tale for families with children 3 and older at Teaneck Public Library, July 11, 2013 at 7 P.M.
"Pig has the right idea,” says Koszarski. “Fox, and the children, are in for a big surprise when the egg hatches!” Pink Flamingo Puppets specializes in shows for kindergarten and elementary age children, and performs often in Bergen County.
The Teaneck Public Library performance is free and open to families across the county. For information, call Children’s services at Teaneck Public Library, 201-837-4171.
Early Literacy Station
The Friends purchased an Early Literacy Station for the Children's Department. This dynamic all-in-one digital learning station for children ages 2 to 8 features more than 60 educational software titles spanning seven curricular areas. It is easy and fun for children to use.
This gift was made possible in part by donations made in memory of Patrick Crowley, who, along with his wife, Jane Erwin, was a long-time and active supporter of the Friends.
Library does research in cyberspace in the digital age
While reference services and collections in public libraries are mere shadows of what they were twenty years ago, there are still questions that librarians can help customers with by applying knowledge of sources both print and online. On a recent Friday, Teaneck Public Library received an e-mail from an author based in Switzerland. He explained that he had written one book on B-17 bomber squadrons flying over Europe during World War II and he was about to embark on another.
Author John Meurs had decided to focus on a large raid on the Berlin train station on April 29, 1944. On that day sixty-three heavy bombers were lost. One of them had as a member of its crew a resident of Teaneck, high school class of 1942 (we are omitting personal names from this account to respect the family’s privacy). The entire crew parachuted to safety, was taken captive, and spent the remainder of the war as POWs. The film “Memphis Belle” can give you some idea of the risks and terror these crews faced. (more)
Library Offers Universal Class with over 500 Continuing Education courses
Thanks to a generous grant provided by the Friends of the Teaneck Public Library, the Library is now offering Universal Class, an online resource to over 500 continuing education courses. This resource is available free to all Teaneck Library card holders.
Course subjects include, but are not limited to, business, computer training, GED, music, painting and personal finance and are offered online 24 hours a day and 7 days a week. Up to five courses may be taken at a time. Participants who successfully complete a course will be issued a Certificate of Course Completion.
For further information, contact the Reference Department at 201-837-4171 or simply register with your library card at http://teanecknj.universalclass.com/register.htm.
Mango Online Language Learning System is now available through the Library
Mango meets the need for easily-accessible language learning including English as a second language. Remote access gives you the ability to use Mango whenever you want, 24/7 from the comfort of your own home. All you need is your library card. (more)
Teaneck Library offers AccessScience database for Teaneck residents
With the purchase of 2012 edition of McGraw-Hill Encyclopedia of Science and Technology, Teaneck library received a one year introductory subscription of AccessScience database. Teaneck residents can access this database through the library website. To access, click on the AccessScience logo on the right-hand side and login with the provided Username and Password. (more)
ESL One-on-one Tutoring and Conversation Group
The Teaneck Public Library would like to inform the public that it will once again be making one-on-one English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) instruction 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.
The Teaneck Public Library hosts an ESL Conversation Group every Wednesday afternoon from 1:00-2:30 p.m. in the library auditorium. The practice group is open to anyone who would like to improve his or her English skills by actively participating in group conversation led by trained tutors. No pre-registration is necessary. The program is free. The Group is open to residents of Teaneck and other nearby towns. No meetings in July and August.
For additional information or questions, please contact Carol Anderson at the library, 201-837-4171, ext. 308. The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.
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