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Book Discussion: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

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

Next meeting is on Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

Alert: Hoopla Changes

Due to budgetary constraints and the overwhelming success of the service, BCCLS has reduced Hoopla checkouts to four (4) per patron for the month of September 2017. Moreover, effective October 1, Hoopla service will no longer be offered.

Anything you check out on Hoopla during September will remain checked out to you until the item's normal expiration date -- even if that date is beyond October 1.

Rwandan Embroideries

Rwandan Embroideries“Rwandan Embroideries” is the slide-show/lecture topic for Friday, September 29th  at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.

The embroideries are part of the traveling exhibit, Pax Rwanda: Embroideries of the Women of Savane Rutongo-Kabuye. The collection is owned and curated by Juliana Meehan, a New Jersey educator who supports Savane Rutongo-Kabuye’s work. Through Rutongo Embroideries LLC, she purchases the works at prices set by the workshop and exhibits them in the U.S. Her exhibit has been featured at the Museum of African Art of the SMA Fathers in Tenafly, NJ; The Textile Museum in Washington, DC; The Puffin Foundation in Teaneck, NJ; Mark Miller Gallery in New York, NY and other art spaces. Selected works are available for sale.

The women of Savane Rutongo-Kabuye and Christiane Rwagatare, the Founder and Creative Director of the workshop, have won awards for their work in Rwanda, and their embroideries are displayed in their national Rwesero Art Museum at Nyanza.  Only recently have they received attention outside of Rwanda.

The Alacorde Piano Trio concert

Alacorde Piano TrioThe Alacorde Piano Trio, consisting of pianist Jacqueline Schiller-Audi, violinist Jee Sun Lee, and cellist Suji Kim, will perform a concert at the Teaneck Public Library on October 15, 2017, at 3:00 P.M. as part of the library’s Music on Sunday Afternoon series sponsored by the Friends of the Teaneck Library.   The program includes works by Joseph Haydn, Felix Mendelssohn, and Israeli contemporary composer and pianist, Ilan Rechtman.

The Alacorde Piano Trio has performed extensively throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Alacorde Piano Trio’s extensive repertoire embraces works from all periods of the genre’s history. Their performances have been called “magical with a level of virtuosity and musicality that is truly impressive.”

Ensemble members are superb soloists in their own right, having enjoyed diversified musical careers that transcend international boundaries and range from solo appearances with various orchestras to chamber music collaborations with such artists as Lawrence Dutton of Emerson Quartet, David Geber, Julia Lichten, Nadine Asin, John Patitucci, as well as members of New York Philharmonic orchestra. (more details)

Lighthouses: Cape Cod & Rhode Island

lighthouseAuthor and photographer Kevin Woyce will be presenting LIGHTHOUSES: Cape Cod & Rhode Island on Friday, October 20  at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.

Since ancient times, lighthouses have guided sailors into safe harbors and warned them of coastal hazards.

Kevin will explain the history of lighthouses, from the ancient Pharos of Alexandria to the modern world; show how they were built and how they work; and share the stories of some of the brave men and women who tended the lights. The lighthouses of Cape Cod and southern

Rhode Island, including Newport and Block Island will be featured. The program is illustrated with his original photographs, plus vintage postcard images.

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 18 not permitted without a parent or guardian.

Beatriz at DinnerOctober 22: Beatriz at Dinner - 2017. 83 minutes. Rated R.

Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

Dedication of Mayor Lizette Parker room

Mayor Lizette ParkerSave the date! On Sunday, October 29 at 5:30 p.m. a ceremony and reception will be held to note the dedication of a room in honor of Mayor Lizette Parker. The Board of Trustees of the Library decided to completely renovate the room adjacent to the Children's room in Lizette's honor. In the coming weeks, the room will be completely re-done with new ceiling, lighting, paint, carpet and furnishings.

Details to come. The program is open to all and will take place in the library immediately upon closing for the day.

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, September 2017 by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living. (read more)

Cookbook clubCookbook Club

Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian CuisineMeeting on October 30, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium. The cookbook for this meeting is Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Great Italian Cook by Lidia Bastianich. 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

Value Line Online


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.

How to start a small business in New Jersey

Teaneck Public Library, in conjunction with Taxation University, will offer a free mini-course on Monday, December 11. Note that registration is required as the audience size is limited. You can register online or in-person at the reference desk whenever the library is open.

Click here to register online

Taxation University is a training unit of the New Jersey Division of Taxation. The New Jersey State Library has cooperated in arranging continuing education programs at public libraries around the state. This particular workshop will be conducted by Solange Pimentel and Tilesah McCall and will last about 2 hours. Registration and light refreshments will begin at 10 a.m.  Participants will be taught about the different business structures; registration of a small business in New Jersey; legal entity registration;
and how to report your New Jersey business income.  The course is free but you must pre-register as described above. Registration begins October 1.

Ms. Solange began her career with the Division as a Call Center Agent in 2006 receiving extensive training in all New Jersey taxes. She is bilingual and staffed the Division's Spanish speaking line before it was discontinued. Solange's outgoing personality coupled with her extensive customer service skills and tax knowledge add great value to the Taxation University Team.

For further information, contact Michael McCue at 201-837-4171 ext. 311 or

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

And access the Internet from anywhere...

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
  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