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Movie on a Sunday Afternoon: "Mr. Turner"

Mr. TurnerJoin us for a screening and discussion of "Mr. Turner" on Sunday, October 11 at 1:30 PM.  Refreshments served prior to screening.  Doors open at 1:15.  Movie will be screened promptly at 1:30. The film is rated R and runs 2 hours 29 minutes.  Children under 17 not admitted without parent or guardian.

This film explores the last quarter century of the great if eccentric British painter J.M.W. Turner (1775-1851), the single-minded artist who worked hard and travelled extensively. 

Sponsored by the Teaneck Public Library and the Friends of the TPL. Admission is free.

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 class will be held on Wednesday, Oct. 7, 14, 21 & 28 of 2015 at 6:00 PM by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living. 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. Participants may attend any or all classes. (read more)

Keep This Toss That

Jamie Novak“Keep This Toss That” is the program topic for Friday, October 16, 2015 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series. 

Join Jamie Novak for a humorous look at the common challenges to getting organized. Be prepared to smile as one or more of these excuses hit home. Aside from a laugh or two, you will walk away with tips on how to clean your closets and make piles of paperwork disappear! Perfect for savers and sentimentalists! Jamie is the author of Keep This Toss That, she has been seen on HGTV and QVC and she most recently served as a home blogger for Martha Stewart’s Whole Living. If you are wondering what to keep, what to toss and how to let it go this workshop is not to be missed! (read more)

Gallery Display: "Steve Savitz: A Photographic Retrospective"

Steve Savitz: Puerto Rico March 2014During October 2015, the Teaneck Public Library Gallery presents a retrospective of photographs by Teaneck resident,Steve Savitz.

Savitz's interest in photography began over 55 years ago while helping his father in their improvised wet darkroom in a closet of their apartment in the Bronx. Then, as an photojournalist activist during the civil rights era and anti-war movements of the 1960-1980’s he photographed many historic events.

Currently Steve is scanning and digitizing  hundreds of his black and white negatives for eventual exhibit ion and  publication.  (read more)

Exhibit  “Baring Our Soles” by  Center for Hope and Safety Artists 

During October National Domestic Violence Month, the Teaneck Library will be exhibiting “Baring Our Soles”, artwork made by clients of  the Center for Hope and Safety, formerly known as Shelter Our Sisters.
Art-Therapy program. Shelter Our Sisters is the only non-profit organization in Bergen County that provides safe housing and services for women and their children who are victims of domestic violence.

“Baring Our Soles” showcases ornately designed footwear that expresses the journey that domestic violence victims take as they work through their trauma toward a more optimistic future. The display illustrates the hopeful and promising life-saving services provided by the Center. Included in the exhibit are individual narratives written by the artists.

Discussion on Gynecological Cancer Detection and Prevention

Dr. Sharyn Lewin, Director of Holy Name Medical Center’s Gynecologic Oncology Division, will facilitate a discussion on gynecological cancer detection and prevention during a lecture at the Teaneck Public Library.  The event, which coincides with October’s Breast Cancer Awareness Month, will take place on Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at 7 PM.

“Building awareness and empowering women to take control of their gynecological health is one of the best ways to combat diseases that women are prone to,” said Dr. Lewin. “I hope that through discussion forums like these, we foster a more supportive environment where communities speak openly about women’s cancers.”

Dr. Lewin’s expertise includes radical operations for ovarian cancer such as upper abdominal and extended pelvic resections. She has extensive training in minimally invasive laparoscopic procedures and robotic techniques using the da Vinci® Surgical System. She uses intraperitoneal chemotherapy and has research interests in novel chemotherapeutic agents, including immunotherapy and hyperthermic chemotherapy (HIPEC) for recurrent ovarian cancer. (read more)

Book Discussion: My Beloved World by Sonia Sotomayor

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

Next meeting is on Monday, October 26, 2015, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading My Beloved World by sonia Sotomayor. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

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

For Children & Teens...

Fall 2015 Program Flyer for Children and Teens
Super Sunday: Puppet Storytime

PuppetCelebrate the current heat wave this Fall at Teaneck Public Library with a tale of light romance. ‘La Cucaracha Martina’ performed by Diane Koszarski of Pink Flamingo Puppets on Sunday, October 18, at 2:00 PM provides a charming lesson on the importance of  knowing what you want.

Lively and lovely, young cockroach Martina is a sensation when she decides to join the evening promenade about the town square. She attracts many suitors; including her oldest friend Perez Mouse. Will she make the best choice? 

Children and their caregivers will enjoy helping her make up her mind! The performance is free, and best suited for youngsters four and older.

Babytime Storytime

StorytimeBabytime Storytimes are for our youngest library patrons. These programs require registration and feature stories, songs, and fingerplays. Caregiver participation is a vital and important part of the program. Lap Time, for infants, meets Thursdays at 11 a.m. beginning 10/8. Mother Goose Time for children 2 1/2 to 3 years old meets on Thursdays at 10 a.m. beginning 10/8. Toddler Time for walkers, up to age 2 1/2, meets Tuesdays beginning 10/6. Caregivers may sign up for the 10 a.m. or 11 a.m. session.

Preschool Storytime

Preschoolers age 3 and up are invited to this year round storytime taking
place Wednesdays at 2 p.m. No registration required.

Saturday Storytime

Bring the family to hear classics and new favorites. Saturdays at 11 a.m. Drop in program.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before KindergartenChildren’s librarians at libraries in BCCLS, the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (, are excited about a new initiative they are launching that will introduce books to children from infancy through kindergarten.  1000 Books Before Kindergarten is a national program with a very simple goal: to create lifetime readers starting at a very early age. (participate)