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Former Teaneck High School teacher to present a lecture at Teaneck Public Library

Alice TwomblyThe Teaneck Public Library Friday Morning Group will host a program on May 5, 2017 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.    

Alice Twombly, a long time teacher of AP English and Shakespeare at Teaneck High School will present a lecture on how the Authorized King James Version of The Bible(1611) came into being and how that translation affected the English language, literature, music, and all subsequent Biblical translations thereafter.  Comparisons of Biblical translations and other examples will be part of the program.

Friends Annual Gala

Our May 7th Gala will feature Igor Lovchinsky, hailed by Gramophone as a "star of the future" and acclaimed by Germany's Piano Magazine for the "elegance and rapturous beauty" of his playing. The program highlights feature works by Chopin, including the "Heroic" Polonaise Opus 53 in A-flat, Gershwin/Earl Wild Grand Fantasy on Porgy and Bess, with a little Piazolla thrown in for spice!

Doors open at 2:30.  There will be a short business meeting for the election of officers before the performance.  Refreshments will be served afterward, and you'll have an opportunity to meet the artist.  All are welcome to attend.

Annual Book Sale

Book SaleAnnual Book Sale by the Friends of the Teaneck Library is coming!

Please save any like-new or gently used books you no longer want so you can donate them to our 2017 Book Sale.  Collection dates: Monday, May 8 - Sunday, May 14.

Book Sale takes place Saturday, May 20 through Tuesday, May 23, with our members-only pre-sale on Thursday, 6 - 8:30 pm, May 18, and Friday, 9 am to Noon, May 19. You can join the Friends of the Library at the door ($15 annual dues).

Photo Exhibit by Maria Costa

Teaneck artist, Maria Costa will be exhibiting her photographs, taken in Iceland, at the Teaneck Library during May 2017.

Costa's subject is the Icelandic winter landscape, including the vibrant celestial phenomenon known as the Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights. A life-long photographer, Costa's work has been has widely exhibited and published in New Jersey, as well as Shutterbug Magazine. In the pursuit of perfecting her craft, she has participated in several highly regarded workshops. In this exhibit, Costa shares her awe of nature and joy in this art form.

The public is invited to meet the artist at a reception at the Teaneck Library, 840 Teaneck Rd, Teaneck on Sunday, May 7th from 3-5pm.

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, May 3 & May 31, 2017 by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living. (read more)

PompeiiBook Discussion: Pompeii by Robert Harris

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

Next meeting is on Monday, May 22, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading Pompeii by Robert Harris. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

Teaneck Library offers Mobile Printing

Teaneck Library now offers a new Mobile Printing service.  Residents can use their personal computer or mobile device to print to the library’s printer from anywhere. Simply submit documents for printing and come to the library to pick up the printouts. Charges are $0.10 per page for black & white and $0.50 per page for color.  All prints are letter size (8.5” x 11”). Print jobs will be held for 24 hours after submission.

To use this service, go to the Teaneck Library’s website: and click on the “MobilePrint™ Service” link on the right.

Exhibit Liz Celotto, “Closed for Vacation: Travel Photography”

The Teaneck library, during April 2017, is displaying an exhibit of travel photography by resident Liz Celotto. Incorporating her Formalist tendencies, her travel photography, rather than capturing iconic images, reflect more her interest in the anecdotal of a place in time. She has often viewed photography as a tool for artistic expression, as she would with painting, collage and sculpture. It enables her to order her vision of balance, color, texture and emotion.

Celotto has an undergraduate degree from Skidmore College and a MFA in Photography from Brooklyn College. She has been a studio manager and producer in photography, film, and video studios and is currently a video editor.

For more information, please go to: or e-mail:

The Earth Has Not Forgotten: A Journey to Poland - Text and Photos by Debbie Teicholz Guedalia

During the month of April 2017, the Teaneck Library will be displaying an exhibition of the book : The Earth Has Not Forgotten- A Journey to Poland by Debbie Teicholz Guedalia. This display is sponsored annually by the Teaneck Jewish Community Council’s Holocaust Committee.

The exhibit is a page by page framed exhibit of her book by the same name. The author’s inspiration is the result of a six day organized trip to Poland where she visited Warsaw, Krakow, Plaszow, Majdanek, Lublin, Aushwitz-Birkenau, and the Lopuchowo Forest. The book is a testament to the importance of preserving and visiting the WWII concentration camps. Debbie Teicholz Guedalia hopes that this book can serve as an educational tool and stimulate conversation and information about the educational legacy of the Holocaust. The uniqueness of this book is that the reader can approach the subject from a personal, artistic point of view, and still come away with an understanding of history. The Earth Has not Forgotten has been approved to be used in all New Jersey high schools by the N.J. State Holocaust commission, for use for the Holocaust Education Mandate.

Ms. Teicholz Guedalia is currently seeking funding for the project, but the book is already part of the U.S. Holocaust Museum library and Lafayette College Library artist book collection.

For further information or to contact her, visit her website:

The Teaneck Library is located at 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck NJ. For more library information, the phone number is 201-837-4171.

Cookbook clubCookbook Club

Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa CookbookMeeting on June 12, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium. The cookbook for this meeting is Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten. Check out a copy at the Circulation Desk. Cook - Share - Enjoy!

Make one regular sized recipe of your choice from the book so that each member gets a taste. Bring your dish ready to eat to the Library Auditorium at 6:30 PM. Please bring a photocopy of the recipe you prepared. Paper goods and beverages will be provided by the Library. The meeting will begin with a group tasting, followed by a discussion of the book.

Please RSVP Lynne Graizel at

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)