Library News

Army Cover-Up: The Mysterious Death of Brigadier General Enoch Poor - Friday, 10/3, 10:30 AM

Dick BurnonFind out from Dumont Historian Dick Burnon during his video/lecture, titled "Army Cover-Up: The Mysterious Death of Brigadier General Enoch Poor," on Friday, October 3, at 10:30 a.m. at the Teaneck Public Library as part of the Isabelle and Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series. Burnon will supplement his talk by showing a film on "The Battle of Monmouth," a key Revolutionary War battle in which General Poor figured prominently. (read more)

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 Wednesday, from 6 PM to 7 PM, Oct 1, 8, 15, 22 and 29, 2014 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. (read more)

Anybody's MiracleTeaneck Library to host local author, Laura Hercher - Wed., 10/8, 7:30 PM

On Wednesday, Oct. 8 at 7:30 PM, the Teaneck Public Library will welcome back author Laura Hercher.   She will read from and discuss her new novel, “Anybody's miracle”. The work focuses on a family that has given birth via in vitro fertilization and raises some interesting questions. (read more)

Gallery: “Carnival Time”, Photographs by Liz Celotto

ElvisDuring the month of October 2014, the Teaneck Public Library Gallery will be hosting an exhibit of photographs by Teaneck resident, Liz Celotto. Local carnival scenes are the subjects of Celotto’s work.

She has often viewed photography as a tool for artistic expression, going beyond its inherent capability of capturing a particular moment in time. To her, photography is another tool, like painting, collage and sculpture. It enables her to order her vision of balance, color, texture and emotion. (read more)

“Baring Our Soles” by Shelter Our Sisters Artists

During October National Domestic Violence Month, the Teaneck Library will be exhibiting “Baring Our Soles”, artwork made by clients of Shelter Our Sisters’ Art-Therapy program. Shelter Our Sisters is the only non-profit organization in Bergen County that provides safe housing and services for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence.

“Baring Our Soles” showcases ornately designed footwear that expresses the journey that domestic violence victims take as they work through their trauma toward a more optimistic future. The display illustrates the hopeful and promising life-saving services provided by SOS. Included in the exhibit are individual narratives written by the artists.

Millionaire’s Row on the Palisades: A Glimpse of the Gilded Edge - Friday, 10/17, 10:30 AM

Historical interpreter Eric Nelsen of the Palisades Interstate Park Commission will give an illustrated talk on “Millionaire’s Row on the Palisades: A Glimpse of the Gilded Edge” at the Teaneck Public Library on Friday, October 17, 2014 at 10:30 A.M. as part of the Isabelle and Sol Hermalyn lecture series.

Artists, captains of industry, eccentrics – all were among the men and women who, from the time of the Civil War through the Great Depression, would build unique and often lavish homes upon the precipices of the Palisades.  Through images and narrative, Nelsen brings the story of the grand estates – and the families and servants who lived at them – to vibrant life. (read more)

All Beethoven - Sunday, 10/19, 3:00 PM

Allan Schiller, violinist, and Jacqueline Schiller-Audi, pianist,  will perform the first concert of the 2014-2015 season of the Teaneck Public Library’s Music on a Sunday Afternoon series sponsored by The Friends of the Teaneck Library, on October 19 at 3:00 P.M  This will be an All Beethoven program, featuring his Sonata in A Major Op. 12, No. 2, Sonata in F Major, Op. 24 (“Spring”), and Sonata in G Major Op. 96.  This program is dedicated to the memory of Eleanor Schiller. (read more)

Secrets of Jewish New York City talk at Teaneck Public Library - Sunday, 10/26, 3:00 PM

Secrets of Jewish New York CityOscar Israelowitz can help you find the Jewish Plymouth Rock, the oldest synagogue in North America and Jewish connections to the Empire State Building, the 9/11 memorial, the Grand Concourse, and more!   As a writer and tour guide, he has educated and entertained thousands.  He will visit  the Teaneck Public Library on Sunday, October 26 at 3 pm to talk about his latest book, “Secrets of Jewish New York City”. You are bound to come away with new knowledge and have a fun time while learning.

He will answer will questions from the audience.  Copies of his book will be available for sale and signing. Light refreshments will be served. The program is free and open to the public.

To the end of the landBook Discussion: The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers

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

Next meeting is on Monday, Oct. 27, 2014, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading The Yellow Birds by Kevin Powers. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

Library Director does a presentation in honor of Teaneck veterans - Tues, 11/4, 2PM & 7 PM

Tuesday, November 4 at 2 PM and 7 PM, Library director Michael McCue will do a presentation in honor of veterans from Teaneck. The focus will be on those men from Teaneck who died in World War II. When a committee of Teaneck High alumni headed by Bonnie Morrow restored and re-displayed the photos of 65 alumni of THS earlier this year, library staff decided to research their stories and make the information available on its web site, The reference staff extended their research to include an additional 25 men whose names are on the flagpole on the municipal green. McCue's talk will focus on the genealogy and internet tools used in learning their stories, the cooperation received from some of the families, and re-visit the heroism and tragedy involved in their death.

The program is free and open to the public. It will last about an hour.

Book Talk and Signing: The bus on Jaffa Road; a story of Middle East terrorism and the search for justice - Sunday, 11/23, 3 PM

The Buss on Jaffa RoadSunday, Nov. 23 at 3 PM, the library hosts Mike Kelly, columnist for The Record, author, and Teaneck resident. Kelly's new book is "The bus on Jaffa Road: a story of Middle East terrorism and the search for justice". In 1996, Teaneck resident Sara Duker was killed in a terrorist bombing of a bus in Jerusalem. Kelly recounts how the families of the two US victoms attempted to find justice for this atrocity. He will discuss his book, answer questions from the audience and sign copies of his work.


For Children & Teens...

Fall Storytime Registration

storytimeRegistration for Fall Storytimes begins on Monday 9/29. Registration is in person in the Children's Department. Please present library card at time of registration.

Children's Book ClubsBook Clubs

Kids can meet for reading, discussion, and games once a month at the library.  Register in the Children's Department beginning 9/29. Please present library card at registration.

Read to DogsRead to Dogs

Kids age 6 and up can read to a new canine friend at the library. Registration begins on 9/29. Appointments with the therapy dogs are for 15 minutes long and can be made for Monday, Wednesday and Saturday afternoons. check with the children's Department for exact times.

Gaming Afternoon

GamingKids grade 3-5 are invited to our gaming afternoon. No sign up required and snacks provided. Experts and new players are welcome. Meets 3 Pm - 4 PM on 10/6.

Teens in grade 6 and up are invited to our gaming afternoon. No sign up required and snacks provided. Experts and new players are welcome. Meets 1:30 Pm - 3:00 PM on 10/6.

Read for the Record - 10/21

On this day participating libraries, schools, and educational organizations will be reading "Bunny Cakes" by Rosemary Wells to draw attention to and promote literacy. In honor of this, we will be having a special craft storytime at 4 PM. For kids age 5-7.

Drop-in Storytimes

Preschool Storytime
Preschoolers, age 3 and up, are invited to join us for this year round storytime taking place on Wednesdays at 2 p.m.

Saturday Storytime
This family storytime meets year round on Saturdays at 11 a.m. No registration required.

Fall Programs for Kids
Fall Program Flyer for Children