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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 8 titles can be borrowed per month. (read more)

Art Talk with Historian Martin Schneit: Ziegfeld Girls

Ziegfeld GirlsThe Teaneck Public Library Friday Morning Group will host a program on April 24, 2015 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.     

The Ziegfeld Follies ran from 1907 to 1931.  Florenz Ziegfeld glorified the American girl and made her a symbol of the modern independent woman. Ziegfeld was instrumental in bringing women to the center of society.  The Ziegfeld girl became an American institution.  Martin will talk about the following individuals:  Irving Berlin, Anna Held, Justine Johnston, Peggy Hopkins Joyce, Fanny Brice, Joseph Urban and Ruth Etting.  Music of the era will also be part of the lecture.  (read more)

Lectures in Song - Rodgers & Hart

On April 26th, 2015, at 3:00pm, the Friends of the Teaneck Library will be presenting their final concert of this season’s Music on a Sunday Afternoon series.  Returning performer, Fred Miller, will present Lectures in Song: Rodgers & Hart.

Through song and narration, pianist Miller gives a musical and anecdotal overview of the great Broadway team’s lives and partnership.
A Rodgers & Hart tune sparkles and shines and lives like no other. To wit: “Blue Moon,” “With A Song In My Heart,” “Isn't It Romantic?”, “This Can't Be Love,” “Falling In Love With Love,” “My Funny Valentine,” “Lady Is A Tramp,” “Sing For Your Supper,” “I Could Write A Book,” “Bewitched” among a constellation of others. (read more)

Book Discussion: You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz - Monday, 4/27, 10:00 AM

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

Next meeting is on Monday, April 27, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

Chair Yoga and Meditation Class

YogaThe Teaneck Public Library’s Friends Group in conjunction with the Art of Living Foundation will host a “Yoga and Meditation class”. The classes will be held on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 from 6 PM to 7 PM 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 library auditorium. The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road, at the corner of Cedar Lane and Teaneck Road. (read more)

Traces of Humanity: Jewish Resistance during the Holocaust

During the month of April 2015, the Teaneck Library will be displaying an exhibition of posters from the United States Holocaust Museum in Washington, D.C. The Teaneck Holocaust Committee of the Teaneck Jewish Community Council is presenting this exhibit dedicated to the memory of those who perished in the Holocaust.

The posters selected for the Teaneck Library display are a small part of the permanent exhibit from the museum. They illustrate various aspects of Jewish life in the ghettos and concentration camps during the Holocaust. Diaries, poetry, written commentary, photographs and artwork are reproduced to show the struggle for daily subsistence, preservation of religious and cultural identity, armed resistance, and the effort to transport children to safe havens. (read more)

Jazz, Pop & Rock:  the New Jersey Connection

Jazz, Pop & RockThe Teaneck Public Library Friday Morning Group will host a program on May 1, 2015 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.     

Walter Choroszewski is New Jersey Proud and celebrates our state’s significant contributions to American Music of the 20th Century. Walter explores these music genres and showcases New Jersey Artists including iconic legends SINATRA, BASIE & SPRINGSTEEN, as well as numerous other music talents from the SHIRELLES to the FOUR SEASONS...and many more! (read more)

Annual Book Sale and Gala

It's never to early to think about the Friends Annual Book Sale scheduled for Saturday, May 16, through Tuesday, May 19. Don't forget, there are members-only preview sales on Thursday evening, May 14, and Friday morning, May 15. Save your gently used books, CDs, and DVDs for donation: collection will take place Monday, May 4 through Sunday, May 10.

Before all that, the Friends of the Library will host the Friends Annual Gala with Latin Jazz Concert on Sunday, May 3, at 3:00 PM.

May Gallery Display: Sandra Bishop, Photographer

During the month of May, The Teaneck Public Library will welcome visitors to its month-long exhibit of photographs taken by award-winning local resident Sandra Bishop.  These 28 framed photographs range from everyday street scenes to flowers and landscapes.  The viewers will witness Sandra Bishop’s desire to express the beauty God has placed around us with nature, form, and light.

The public is invited and encouraged to view the exhibit at the Teaneck Public Library at 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck, New Jersey  (201) 837-4171. You will have an opportunity to meet this creative artist at the Artist’s Reception, Sunday, May 3 from 3 to 5pm.  Light refreshments will be served. (read more)

For Children & Teens...

Complete List of Programs for Children and Teen

Little Yoga

Kids age 3 and 4 can join our Little Yoga group. Registration required.
Meets on Tuesdays at 2 p.m. on 4/21 & 4/28.

Read to a Dog

Read To A DogChildren can read to a new canine friend at the library. Appointments with the therapy dogs are for 15 minutes long. Check with the Children's Department for availability. For grade 1 and up.

Babytime Storytimes

Storytime This storytime program serves to introduce our youngest patrons to the library through its Toddler Time, Lap Time and Mother Goose Storytime sessions. Storytimes feature songs, stories, and finger plays, with an opportunity for quiet play time afterwards. Caregiver participation is a vital and important part of the program. Library card must be presented at registration. Non-residents will placed on a waiting list. Registration is ongoing.

Family Craft Programs

Children are invited to make and keep a craft project. For children aged 4 and up with parental assistance. 5/7 at 11:00 AM & 7:00 PM.

Book Clubs for Younsters

My First Book Club
My First Book Club is for kids in kindergarten and 1st grade. It meets Thursdays at 4:00 PM on 5/14 & 6/11.

Bubblegum Book Club
The Bubblegum Book Club for second and third graders meets for book discussion and games. It meets Thursdays at 4:00 PM on 4/23, 5/21 & 6/18.

Page Turners Book Club
Page Turners is for kids in grades 4 & 5 to meet for book discussion and games. It meets Thursdays at 4:00PM on 5/28 & 6/18.

Children's Programs
Spring Program Flyer for Children