Library News

Holiday Hours:

Thursday, Nov. 23, closed
Fri. & Sat., Nov. 24-25, 9:00 - 5:00
Sunday: Nov. 26, 12:30 - 5:30

Book Discussion: All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

All the light we cannot seeThe library hosts book discussion group each month, with books chosen in advance by the participants. New members welcome.

Next meeting is on Monday, November 27, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading All the LIght We Canot See by Anthony Doerr. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

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, Wed., Nov. 29 and December of 2017 by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living.

There's no session on Nov. 22. (read more)

Exhibit: Young at 84

Frank GarciaEmerging artist and former resident of Teaneck now Hackensack, Frank Garcia will exhibit “Young at 84,” at the Teaneck Public Library.  The exhibition, a collection of paintings and drawings, runs throughout the month of November

Frank has translated his career in Mechanical Engineering and his love of drafting into the creation of geometric abstractions with bold colors that harken back to his childhood in Puerto Rico.  His works are joyful, playful, and represent his gusto for the beauty of life and all that it has to offer.  Without any formal training in the arts Frank, since his retirement, has compiled a repertoire of over 60 works sitting at the dining room table in his apartment. (read more)

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 at 10 AM. 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  mccue@bccls.org.

From Saint to Santa

On Friday, December 1, 2017 at 10:30 AM, the Teaneck Public Library will present “Fron Saint to Santa,” presented by Dr. Mike Norris of Armchair Art Tours

Through centuries of art, much of it now in East Coast museums, we'll explore how a Turkish bishop evolved into one of Christianity’s most beloved saints. Then in American artwork we'll see Nicholas change again—into Santa Claus. ​​

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.

Songs of the Season

On Friday, December 8, 2017 at 10:30 AM, the Teaneck Public Library will have a holiday program.

Songs of the Season“Songs of the Season" is a multi-cultural musical celebration of the winter holidays including Christmas, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. The music includes selections from general Yuletide music, Christmas, Gospel Christmas, Chanukah and Kwanzaa. Songs are performed & sung on guitars, ukulele and percussion instruments in English, Hebrew, Ladino, Spanish, German, Swedish and Yoruban. The origins of the holidays are explained.  It is a wonderful and fun holiday program that engages people from all walks of life, and all ages.  Lots of audience participation will be encouraged!

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.

The Borscht Belt with Martin Schneit, a Licensed New York City Tour Guide

Borscht BeltFriday, December 15th at 10:30 AM

This illustrated lecture brings back to life a remarkable time, place and people. What survives of the Borscht Belt is the memory; it will never be duplicated. The history of the Borscht Belt and what caused its decline is showcased. Some of the sites explored are: Old Route 17, Red Apple Rest and the Bungalow Colonies. The hotels discussed are Grossingers, Concord and Kutcher’s. The comedians featured include Red Buttons, George Burns, Rodney Dangerfield, Sid Caesar, Henny Youngman and Milton Berle.

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.

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.

The ChorusDecember 17: The Chorus (Los Choristes) - 2004. 95 minutes. Rated PG-13.

When he takes a job teaching music at a school for troubled boys, Clément Mathieu is unprepared for its harsh discipline and depressing atmosphere. But with passion and unconventional teaching methods, he's able to spark his students' interest in music and bring them a newfound joy! It also puts him at odds with the school's overbearing headmaster, however, locking Mathieu in a battle between politics and the determination to change his pupils' lives!

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