Library News

Documentary:  I Am Not Your Negro

I Am Not Your NegroJoin us for a screening of the Oscar nominated documentary "I Am Not Your Negro" on Friday, February 16th at 10:30 AM.

The film is an incendiary snapshot of James Baldwin's crucial observations on American race relations -- and a sobering reminder of how far we've yet to go.

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.

Movies on a Sunday Afternoon

NerudaAll films begin at 2:00 PM.  Doors open at 1:30.  Refreshments are served prior to screening.  Discussion follows each film.  Admission is free.  Children under 17 not permitted without a parent or guardian.

February 18: Neruda - 2016, Rated R. 1 hour, 47 minutes

At the start of the Cold War, subversive Chilean senator and poet Pablo Neruda is pursued by police prefect Oscar Peluchonneau. Unable to flee the country, Neruda goes into hiding and becomes a symbol of liberty at home and in Europe.

Welcome to the Hackensack River Greenway Through Teaneck

Hackensack River Greenway“Welcome to the Hackensack River Greenway Through Teaneck”: A photography exhibit sponsored by the Friends of the Hackensack River Greenway Through Teaneck (teaneckgreenway.org), Thurs., Feb. 1 - Wed., Feb. 28, 2018,  Teaneck Public Library, 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ.  

Hackensack River Stories, by Rick Mills, gives the viewer 350 years of the river’s history in 16 narrative collaged signs on the Greenway, spaced between New Milford to Bogota.Finally, riparian restoration work on the Hackensack River Greenway lead to a turning point. I began to research local environmental, topographic and cultural place histories, which formed the basis for my new work.”

Richard Karp’s photos document the construction of the Mary S. Topolsky Garden & Trails. “I believe that all art is intrinsically abstract. It is my view that art is expressed through the language of the medium. The instruments of color, texture, rhythm and form give voice to that language. The medium itself articulates this voice. Look beyond the serendipitous imagery.”

Peter Goldman’s panorama pictures present the river through all four seasons.  “I have been taking photographs of the river since joining the Friends; 2017 was the year to see the river through four seasons. Terhune Park  is the hardest to take pictures from. The Hackensack side has no accessible trail, so I hike across mudflats when the tide is low enough to walk.” 

Facing Slavery: Princeton Family Stories

Dr. Henry Pruitt will present "Facing Slavery: Princeton family stories": a documentary film by Melvin McCray on February 15 as part of the Black History Month programs. The programs start at 7:30 p.m. in the library's auditorium. This series is organized and presented by the Martin Luther King Birthday Observance Committe of Bergen County and the Teaneck Public Library.

Princeton University has decided to examine its part in the promotion of slavery in New Jersey. It turns out that many of its presidents were slave owners and many of its students came from families that held slaves.  New Jersey was the last state in the nation to finally end the practice of slavery. Major slave ports of entry were New York City, Camden, Jersey City and Hoboken New Jersey. This presentation is a movie that traces the lineage of five Black Princeton students back to a time when their families were in bondage.  It also tells the story of Princeton students whose families owned slaves.  Dr. Pruitt's niece Adrien Wing traces his mother's lineage back to that period. He will also reveal the findings of his own lineage from Ancestry.com.

Come on out it should be an enlightening evening.

Business Partner Program with The Library Friends

There's another plus to Friendship! The Friends of the Library are partnering with local merchants to provide extra benefits to Friends members (in addition to knowing you're supporting library programs and services). If you joined the Friends or renewed your membership for 2018, show your membership card at participating shops, and you'll receive a discount on services or merchandise. New business will be added soon and there may be changes, so check the circulation desk, the library's website, or the Friends' Facebook page for updates.

Our "early adopter" businesses are: Angela Logan's Mortgage Apple Cakes; Carly'z Craze; Chopstix, Embroideries Unltd.; Garden State Jewelers; J&J Pharmacy; Pottery, Paint & Love; Rainbow Jewelry; Teaneck Cinemas; and The UPS Store.

Friends Business Partner Offers (PDF)

If you haven't yet renewed, you can still do so ($15) to support the library and take advantage of local merchants' discounts.

Black History Month programs

These programs will each start at 7:30 p.m. in the library's auditorium.
This series is organized and presented by the Martin Luther King Birthday Observance Committe of Bergen County and the Teaneck Public Library

"Facing Slavery: Princeton family stories": a documentary film by Melvin McCray.  presenter: Dr. Henry Pruitt.    Feb. 15.

"Martin Luther  King Jr. : 'A man of conscience'" presented by Keith Henley.  This program is part of the Public Scholars Project and is underwritten by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities.  Feb. 22.

"Black musicians, then and now"
presented by Dr. Maredia Warren. Mar. 1

Movies on a Sunday Afternoon

All films begin at 2:00 PM.  Doors open at 1:30.  Refreshments are served prior to screening.  Discussion follows each film.  Admission is free.  Children under 17 not permitted without a parent or guardian.

February 18: Neruda - 2016, Rated R. 1 hour, 47 minutes
At the start of the Cold War, subversive Chilean senator and poet Pablo Neruda is pursued by police prefect Oscar Peluchonneau. Unable to flee the country, Neruda goes into hiding and becomes a symbol of liberty at home and in Europe.

March 25: I, Daniel Blake - 2016. Rated R. 1 hour, 40 minutes
A widowed carpenter and a single mother forge a touching friendship as they battle a callous welfare system in this powerful, urgent story.  A Cannes and BAFTA winner.

April 15: In Her Name (Au nom de ma fille) - 2016. Rated NR. 1 hour, 27 minutes
Based on a true story, IN HER NAME follows the three decade battle faced by a father to bring his daughter’s murderer to justice.  A story of perseverance and obsessive determination.  French with English subtitles.

Chair Yoga and Meditation Class

YohaThe 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, February 2018 by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living. (read more)

Why Weight? Loose it now and keep it off forever the all-natural way!

Barry Bellin will talk to us on Tuesday, February 20th, at 6 PM in the Library auditorium.

No Gym, No Sweat, No Starvation. No Pills, Potions, Powders, Machines. Nothing will be sold, nothing new to buy. Just real food available at any supermarket. Did you know how and why preparation makes a TON of difference.

Come join us! Teaneck Library is located at 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666

For more information, please contact Barry Bellin at 201-335-0656 or telcomavens@gmail.com

The Greatest Ever: Babe Didrikson Zaharias' Story

Linda KenyonLinda Kenyon will performa a one woman show "The Greatest Ever: Babe Didrikson Zaharias' Story" on Friday, February 23, 2018 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.

Born Mildred Ella Didrikson in Texas 1911, she became America's greatest female athlete. She combined raw talent, hard work, and an unquenchable thirst for winning in a world in which women were not allowed or encouraged to be athletic, competitive, ambitious or to sweat. For us today, it is no "big deal" to have women competing in sports. Not many years ago, this was a revolutionary idea - and Babe led the revolution. In 1953, Babe was diagnosed with cancer. Until she died several years later, she publicized her condition, served as a spokesperson for The American Cancer Society, and raised millions for cancer research while competing as a golfer. Here again she was revolutionary, because cancer was "just not talked about" in the America of the 1950's.

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.

My Name is Lucy BartonBook Discussion: My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout

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

Next meeting is on Monday, February 26, 2018, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading My Name is Lucy Barton by Elizabeth Strout. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

Concert: Ensemble Prestige

On Sunday, March 11th, 2018 at 3:00 PM, please join us in the Library auditorium for a concert "Ensemble Prestige", featuring students from Bergen County Academies performing classical music: solos, duos, and chamber ensembles.

This free concert is organized by the Friends of the Library. Teaneck Library is located at 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666.

Cookbook Club

Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking From London's OttolenghiMeeting on April 16, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium. The cookbook for this meeting is Plenty More: Vibrant Vegetable Cooking From London's Ottolenghi by Yotam Ottolenghi. 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 lynnegee@optonline.net

ESL One-on-one Tutoring and ESL Conversation Group

One-on-one English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) instruction is available to its residents. Registration is required – any Teaneck residents who are interested in the program should call Cynthia Zimmerly at the library at 201-837-4171.

Teaneck Public Library hosts an English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) Conversation Group Tuesday afternoon from 1PM to 2PM in the Mayor Lizette Parker Memorial room on the main floor.  The practice group is open to anyone who would like to improve  their English skills by actively participating in group conversation led by a trained tutor.  No pre-registration is necessary.  The Group is open to residents of Teaneck and any other Bergen County town.

ESL Group winter class runs from January 30, 2018 to April 3, 2018

For additional information or questions, please contact Cynthia Zimmerly at the library, 201-837-4171. The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.

Two Small Business Workshops on May 31

On May 31, the library will host two Taxation University Small Business workshops presented by Michael Kovacs & Rachel McGovern. The programs are FREE, but registration is required.  Registration starts at 8 am, April 2.

Thursday, May 31 @ 10 am         Business Registration & Reporting Business Income (REGISTER HERE)

Thursday, May 31 @ 1:30 pm      The New Jersey Sales Tax Seminar (REGISTER HERE)

Small Business Workshops are half-day seminars that are designed to assist the small business owner in meeting their responsibilities under New Jersey tax law. These seminars are provided by the Division of Taxation. Division personnel will explain proper procedures for collecting and remitting various New Jersey taxes. A focal point of each workshop is the sales tax responsibilities of small businesses including the description of taxable and exempt sales and services. Discussions will also highlight different types of business ownership and the tax consequences of each one.

Both programs are held at the Library auditorium.  The Library is located at 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, NJ 07666. Tel.: 201-837-4171

The Library offers online access to The New York Times in the library or at home for our residents

New York Times online
NYTimes.com is now available in the library or at home for the Teaneck residents. You can access from any device.  NYT articles published between 1851-1922 and 1981-current are included. 

To get free unlimited access to The New York Times online in the library:

  1. Connect to the library’s Wi-Fi or log-in to one of the library’s internet computers.
  2. Register or log in at NYTimes.com/register
  3. You can now enjoy unlimited access to NYTimes.com on any device during your visit to the library

To enjoy The New York Times from the comfort of your home or on the go:

  1. Go to http://www.teaneck.org/services/nytimes.html
  2. Click on the link for TPL HOME ACCESS TO NYTIMES.COM.
  3. When prompted for a digital access code, copy and paste the code provided
  4. If you have a NYTimes.com account, you can sign in and have access. If you have not registered with NYTimes.com, register to get access to the paper.

Each time you redeem the code, you will have unlimited access for 24 hours. Once the 24 hours have elapsed, you can enter the code again to continue your access to The New York Times.

Have questions? Speak with the Reference Department at 210-837-4171 to find out more.

Value Line Online

Value Line OnlineIF YOU ARE LOOKING TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ABOUT INVESTING, TEANECK PUBLIC LIBRARY CAN HELP.


Teaneck Public Library now offers our residents free, online remote and in library access to Value Line’s Research Center. Click here to start.

Value Line is a multidimensional investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make informed investment decisions. It provides a wealth of in-depth financial information, plus objective research, insightful commentary, price projections, educational material and advanced analytical tools.

Value Line’s Research Center covers stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Coverage includes but is not limited to 1,700 mostly large-capitalization stocks, 1,800 small & mid-cap stocks, stock screener, advanced charting features, alerts & watch lists, plus hundreds of mutual funds.

The Library subscription includes 3 simultaneous logins. We encourage users to log off every time at completion of the usage.  In case you cannot log in due to maximum logins, please try again at a later time.

Check Out a Mobile (Wi-Fi) Hotspot from the Library

And access the Internet from anywhere...

Hotspot
The Library is now lending out mobile (Wi-Fi) hotspots!

A mobile hotspot device enables users to connect to the Internet using a small box with a cell phone data plan that they can bring with them wherever they go. Similar to a data plan for a cell phone, as long as the device can connect to the cell tower, users can access the Internet.

These are great for our patrons (who are Teaneck residents and age 18 and up) who may not have their own internet connection at home or have lost their home connection temporarily (or ran out of data!), and even when traveling.

Hotspots can be taken out for two weeks, without renewal. There are 10 hotspots that can be borrowed.  It is on a first-come, first-served basis. No reservation can be made ahead of time.  Hotspots can be checked out downstairs at the service desk.

Weekly Local Produce Delivery through Field Goods

Field GoodsTeaneck Public Library is now a pick-up location for Field Goods locally-grown fruits and vegetables every Thursday! Pick up time is between 11:45 AM and 8:30 PM.

FUNDRAISER:  Your $1.00 Contribution to the Friends of theTeaneck Public Library enhances the library's services.

Order deadline for a Thursday delivery is Tuesday at 11:59 pm

Field Goods is a year-round local produce delivery service. Customers receive 5 to 8 different fruit and vegetables (depending on bag size), plus optional add-ons. Bags cost $16 to $32 per week. Everything is purchased from over 80 small farms in the region. All products are non-GMO, and most is organically grown. Your order can be put on hold at any time. It’s flexible!

To Go Directly to Your Order Pages and save many clicks;    Click Here
 
To visit the site, SIGN UP and order

  1. Go to Field-Goods.com
  2. Click “Order Now”
  3. Select “Search by Company/Organization” and enter “teaneck” or equivalent
  4. Click the “Click the “Find a Pick-up Site”, select “Friends of the Teaneck Public Library Fundraiser” and follow the prompts.

Book Sale 2018 Dates

Collection: 4/30/2018 - 5/6/2018

Pre-sale: 5/10/2018 and 5/11/2018

Sale: 5/12/2018-5/15/2018