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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 Wednesdays 6pm to 7pm,  May 12, 19 and 26th of  2016, 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 Richard Rodda center, 250 Colonial Ct, Teaneck, NJ 07666, in lieu of the book sale classes moved to Rodda center for the month of May 2016. (read more)

May Galary Display: Holocaust Remembrance Exhibit

The Jewish Community Council of Greater Teaneck is displaying its annual Holocaust Remembrance exhibit at the Teaneck Library Gallery during the month of May 2016. This year's exhibit features Holocaust inspired artwork by students at the Teaneck High School as well as Yavneh Academy, past and present. The exhibit includes paintings and drawings form the schools' Holocaust collection of student works.

June Friday Morning Group Programs

The Teaneck Public Library Friday Morning Group meets on Friday at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.  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.

20 Feet From StardomJune 3: Friday Morning Documentary:"20 Feet From Stardom"

Filmmaker Morgan Neville shines a long-overdue spotlight on the hit-making contributions of longtime backup singers like Darlene Love and Merry Clayton. 91 minutes.  Rated PG-13.

Julia ChildJune 10: "Julia Says, Bon Apetit!" - A One Woman Show presented by Linda Kenyon (as Julia Child)

Julia Child was an American cook, author and television personality who introduced French cuisine and cooking techniques to America. She was in the vanguard of "foodies," who by changing America's taste, helped create modern American culture. While her public face and voice became familiar to all of us, this play focuses on her private side -especially the relationship with her husband, Paul Child.

June 17: "The 50 Best Paintings in New York City" presented by Sue Altman

Everyone knows that New York City is home to many of the greatest paintings in the world....but what are the best of the best?  This lecture takes you on a visual journey through many museums and other venues to see the paintings most experts consider among the finest works of art ever created.....

June 24: "40s Flashback" with Walter C

Travel back in time with Walter Choroszewski as he presents an entertaining overview of the 1940s-the decade that launched the modern era.  Shaped by the World War America industrialized and united in victory over the oppressors.  The post-war period ushered in the "Baby Boom" and times of prosperity.  Walter highlights the history, technology, culture and arts of the times, with an educational and uplifting visit down memory lane.

Teaneck Artist Jim Norman Brings Watercolors to Library in June

Jim Norman, a Teaneck resident and artist, will be displaying many of his large, vibrant watercolors on the walls of the Teaneck Library for the entire month of June. There will be an artist's reception on Saturday, June 11, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Norman is best known for his representational paintings of natural scenes, with atmospheric depiction of clouds, water, rocks and trees. Visitors to this show, however, will see some new work that has led some people to remark that the artist seems to have gone off into a more abstract form of expression. (read more)

Someone by Alice McDermottBook Discussion: The Gathering by Anne Enright

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

Next meeting is on Monday, June 27, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading The Gathering by Anne Enright. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

Summer 2016 programs by Friends of the Teaneck Public Library

Movies on a Summer Sunday Afternoon

Doors opens at 1:00, screening at 1:30, discussion to follow

Lady in the VanJune 26: Lady in the Van - Rated PG-13, Runtime is 1 hour 44 minutes.

The true story of a woman of uncertain origins whon "temporarily" parked her van in a London driveway and proceeded to live there for 15 years. Starring Dame Maggie Smith

Son of SaulJuly 31: Son of Saul - Rated R, Runtime is 1 hour 47 minutes.

Winner of the 2015 Oscar for Best Foreign Language film, a stark and difficult Holocaust-based themed film, by Hungarian filmmaker Laszlo Names

Oranges and SunshineAugust 7: Oranges and Sunshine - Rated R, Runtime is 1 hour 45 minutes

The true story of a social worker who uncovered one of the most significant social scandals of recent time; the mass deportation of children from UK to Australia.

Music on a Summer Sunday Afternoon

Doors open at 1:30, concert at 2:00

Dr. Fan YangJune 12: Dr. Fan Yang

Dr. Fan Yang entered the Shanghai Conservatory at the age of 10 and won 1st prize that same year in the Shanghai Youth Piano Competition. She earned Oberlin's top awards in performance and mentors up and coming artists.

Sarah BobJuly 24: Sarah Bob

Sarah Bob, Teaneck's own is an active soloist and chamber musician noted for her charismatic performances colorful playing and diverse programming.

Misuzu TanakaAugust 21: Misuzu Tanaka

Misuzu Tanaka is a pianist of rare poetic sensibility and has studied at Juilliard and earned her Doctor of Musical Arts degree from the University of Michigan.

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)