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Slide Presentation with Sue Altman:  Women in Art

Women In ArtThe Teaneck Public Library Friday Morning Group will host a program slide talk with Sue Altman on March 24th at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.     

Women have been creating art since prehistoric times, but most women artists are unknown and unappreciated, even the ones that were very successful during their lifetimes. This lecture will acquaint you with artists such as Sofanisba Anguissola, famous during the Renaissance, Rachel Ruysch, Dutch flower painter and Elizabeth Vigee Le Brun, court painter to Marie Antoinette. We will also discuss better known female artists such as O'Keefe, Cassatt, and Nevelson. The times have changed, in part because of the 1970s feminist movement to bring attention to these neglected artists.

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.

Christina Baker Kline to give talk at Teaneck Public Library

A Piece of WorldChristina Baker Kline, author of the mega selling “Orphan train”, has published a new novel and she will talk about it at the Teaneck Public Library on Sunday, March 26 at 2 p.m. Her new novel, “A Piece of the World” is garnering excellent reviews and will undoubtedly appear on the New York Times bestseller list.

Christina will give a short reading from “A Piece of the world” as well as a 30-minute slideshow presentation. Using personal and archival photographs and images, she’ll talk about why she was inspired to write the book, the wide-ranging cultural impact of the painting “Christina’s world”, the true story behind the novel, and the challenges she faced along the way in turning real people’s lives into a fictional narrative. She’ll also discuss Andrew Wyeth, the extraordinary work he did over the years at Christina Olson’s house, and how the time he spent with her shaped his life and legacy. (read more)

Book Discussion: This Boy's Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff

This Boy's LifeThe library hosts book discussion group each month, with books chosen in advance by the participants. New members welcome.

Next meeting is on Monday, Mar. 27, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading This Boy's Life: A Memoir by Tobias Wolff. 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 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, March 2017 by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living. (read more)

"A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt" -by Stephen LaRocque

A One Woman Show Performed by Linda Kenyon

Experience the life and legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt on March 31st at 10:30 AM.  “A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt’’ will highlight Roosevelt’s passion for social justice and sensitivity to the underprivileged in a one-woman play.

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.

PAX RWANDA,” Fine Art Embroideries from Rwanda

The Teaneck Library Gallery will be presenting “PAX Rwanda: Embroideries of the Women of Savane Rutongo-Kabuye,” an exhibit of vibrant embroideries created by Rwandan artists.  The exhibit will be on display for the month of March 2017.

PAX Rwanda is the artistry of women who are survivors of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide against the Tutsis.  Their original approach to embroidery, using three different colors on one needle, is unique to this workshop and was pioneered by its founder and artistic director, Christiane Rwagatare.  Their painstaking technique subtly blends colors and brings their compositions to life, creating with needle and thread what the painter does with brush and paint.  The work is comprised of elaborately rendered scenes of Rwanda’s culture, its people, and the beautiful animals of West Africa.

PAX Rwanda has toured galleries and museums in New Jersey, New York, Ohio, and Washington DC since 2011, and was featured on MSNBC.com with Natalie Pascarella on November 25, 2015.

The collection is curated by Juliana Meehan, a New Jersey educator who discovered the embroideries as a tourist to Rwanda in 2010.  

Music on a Sunday Afternoon Concert Series 2017

The season’s final concert on April 2nd welcomes back the crowd pleasing All Seasons Chamber Players. Titled “Rome, Vienna and Beyond”, the group will perform music by Rota, Schubert and others, including duets and trios for stings, flute and piano.

The public is welcome to attend these free programs to be held in the library auditorium.  The concerts start at 3pm, with seating available at 2:30. Refreshments and an opportunity to meet the performers follow the programs.  The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.

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)