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World War I in Poetry: The Voices of Poet Soldiers

Alice Twombly“World War I in Poetry: The Voices of Poet Soldiers” is the program topic for Friday, October 21, 2016 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series. 

The assassination of the Archduke Francis Ferdinand in Sarajevo triggered the start of World War 1 on July 28, 1914, "The Great War", "The War to End All War". Expectations were high in the minds of the British that this war would be over in a few weeks and modern soldiers would find their ways to easy glory. Four years later, there were 38 million casualties, including 17 million deaths and 20 million wounded. Over 11 million of the dead were military. (read more)

Movie on a Sunday Afternoon

Refreshments served prior to screening
Children under 17 not admitted without parent or guardian

October 23: Confirmation - Rating:  NR. Runtime: 2 hours

ConfirmationConfirmation takes a look behind the curtain of Washington politics, depicting the explosive 1991 Clarence Thomas Supreme Court nomination hearings where Anita Hill accused him of sexual harassment. The hearings brought the country to a standstill and became a pivotal moment in American culture forever changing how we perceive and experience workplace equality and gender politics.

MiniaturistBook Discussion: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

The library hosts book discussion group each month, with books chosen in advance by the participants. New members welcome.

Next meeting is on Monday, October 24, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

Hollywood and the Air Force in World War II

Hollywood and the Air Force in WWII“Hollywood and the Air Force in World War II” is the program topic for Friday, October 28, 2016 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series. 

Academy award winning actor Jimmy Stewart is known as a leading man in films such as “It’s a Wonderful Life” and the “Glenn Miller Story.” He was also nominated for an Oscar in the U.S. Army Air Force recruiting film “Winning Your Wings.” Stewart served as Commander of the 445th Bomb Group completing 20 bombing missions and retiring from the Air Force as a Brigadier General. Join us as we explore the military careers of Jimmy Stewart and Clark Gable and view Gregory Peck lead the 918thBomb Group deep into Germany in the Oscar-winning film “12 o’clock High.” (read more)

Teaneck Library to host local author Larry Robertson.

Hollywood and the Air Force in World War IIIn 2006, an article in the Suburbanite described Larry Robertson as a walking encyclopedia of Teaneck history. Through the years, he shared that history with many residents on his walking tours through the township.

Now he has taken the next step and published a guidebook to those walking tours which puts 138 pages of his knowledge at the reader’s fingertips. His knowledge is gleaned from being a lifelong resident, a 25 year veteran of the Teaneck Fire Department, township historian since 2001, and years of reading through archival materials related to Teaneck.

On Sunday, October 30, at 3 p.m., Larry will give a talk at the Teaneck Public Library that is free and open to the public.  He’ll give a brief talk and respond to questions from the audience. Copies of his book will be available for sale and an autograph.

Chair Yoga and Meditation Class

YogaThe Teaneck Public Library’s Friends of Library in conjunction with the Art of Living Foundation will host a “FREE YOGA AND MEDITATION CLASS”.  The classes will be held at the Library's Auditorium on Wednesdays 6pm to 7pm, in October of 2016, by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living. Participants may attend any or all classes. (read more)

Art Display by Dr. Zita Pruitt

The paintings of Dr. Zita Pruitt will be on display in the Teaneck Library Gallery during the month of October during library hours. This exhibit, entitled “Joy,” includes works in water colors, acrylics and oils. Her paintings reflect the joy she finds in aspects of family life, and in her travels in the United States and  other countries. Her love of nature is expressed in her landscapes and floral paintings. 

Zita Pruitt was fascinated by color and drawing from early childhood. It was not until she retired as a Principal in the Teaneck Public Schools that she had more time to devote to painting.  She studied with Denise Collins and at the Old Church Cultural Arts Center and the Art Center of Northern New Jersey.  She has had solo exhibits and her work has been included in several juried shows. She is currently studying with Christine Friedman and Tina Ishihara at the Rodda Center in Teaneck, New Jersey. Dr. Pruitt has won an award for her body of work in acrylics.  

Friday Morning Documentary: Jiro Dreams of Sushi

Jiro81 minutes, Rated PG. Friday, Nov. 4 at 10:30 AM.

Jiro Dreams of Sushi is a 2011 American documentary film directed by David Gerb. The film follows Jiro Ono, an 85-year-old sushi master and owner of Sukiyabashi Jiro, a Michelin three-star restaurant, on his continuing quest to perfect the art of sushi. Sukiyabashi Jiro is a 10-seat, sushi-only restaurant located in a Tokyo subway station. Jiro Ono serves a tasting menu of roughly 20 courses, for a total of 30,000 Japanese yen ($292 USD).

Doors open at 10 am. Program begins promptly at 10:30 AM. Programs include lecturers or films covering topics in the fields of art, music, science, literature, history, and travel. Admission is free. Open to all; no registration is necessary.

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)

Library adds WW2 uniforms to local history collection

UniformThe reference staff of the Teaneck Public Library has devoted many hours to researching the stories of veterans who served the country in the conflicts of World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War.  Now , thanks to the son and daughter-in-law of a distinguished WWII veteran, there are several uniform jackets on permanent display to serve as a visual introduction to the online materials. (read more)

Library offers FREE Movies, TV shows Music and Audiobooks through Hoopla

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 16 titles can be borrowed per month. (read more)