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Who Wrote that Song?   Harry Warren, the Unknown Master of Melody!

The Teaneck Public Library Friday Morning Group will host a program on September 30, 2016 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.     

“You’ll Never Know,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” “I Only Have Eyes for You,” “Forty-Second Street,” “You Must Have Been a Beautiful Baby,” “That’s Amore,” “The More I See You,” “I Love My Baby,” “At Last,” “On the Acheson, Topeka and the Santa Fe,” “An Affair to Remember”—these are just a few of the hundreds of beautiful melodies the award-winning composer Harry Warren wrote for countless musicals, especially movie musicals.  Indeed, for almost three decades he worked for four major film studios easily churning out almost 250 songs, many of them becoming standards.  Yet, oddly enough, few people know his name! (read more

Jerry BernsteinTeaneck Library to host local author

Meet author Jerry Bernstein of Teaneck on Monday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m. Bernstein's newly published novel, Stolen from the heart, is a thriller with a kidnapping at the heart of the plot. The protagonist wakes one day prepared for a murder trial and then his adopted daughter is kidnapped.

He will discuss his novel and field questions from the audience about writing in general.   Books will be available for purchase and signing.  The program is free and open to the public in the library's auditorium.

Teaneck Library to host local author Larry Robertson.

In 2006, an article in the Suburbanite described Larry Robertson as a walking encyclopedia of Teaneck history. Through the years, he shared that history with many residents on his walking tours through the township.

Now he has taken the next step and published a guidebook to those walking tours which puts 138 pages of his knowledge at the reader’s fingertips. His knowledge is gleaned from being a lifelong resident, a 25 year veteran of the Teaneck Fire Department, township historian since 2001, and years of reading through archival materials related to Teaneck.

On Sunday, October 30, at 3 p.m., Larry will give a talk at the Teaneck Public Library that is free and open to the public.  He’ll give a brief talk and respond to questions from the audience. Copies of his book will be available for sale and an autograph.

September Gallery: Photography by Fred Dammont

During the month of September 2016, The Teaneck Library Gallery is hosting an exhibit by the photographer, Fred Dammont .

The photographic exhibit is named “View from the Top, The Coastal Mountains of Washington State and British Columbia”. This work continues to reflect Dammont’s interests in the natural, cultural and aesthetic nature of the geographic areas of his travels.

He describes one of his subject, Mount Shuksan as beloved by photographers and interior decorators, for its picturesque surrounds of lakes, meadows, rivers and waterfalls. Other peaks represented are Mount Rainier, surrounded by over two dozen glaciers, as well as Mount Whistler further north in the Canadian Cascade Mountain Range.

Dammont, a professional physicist and award-winning amateur photographer,  has been showing annually at the Teaneck library for several years, and his photographic essays continued to impress his viewers. Mr. Dammont will be presenting this work for the Friday Morning Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series on September 23, 2016 at 10:30am. Admission is free, open to the public, and advance registration is not required.

Chair Yoga and Meditation Class

YogaThe Teaneck Public Library’s Friends of Library in conjunction with the Art of Living Foundation will host a “FREE YOGA AND MEDITATION CLASS”.  The classes will be held at the Library's Auditorium on Wednesdays 6pm to 7pm, in September & October of 2016, by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living. Participants may attend any or all classes. (read more)

MiniaturistBook Discussion: The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton

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

Next meeting is on Monday, October 24, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

Library to offer at-home access to Financial Ratings Series Online

Financial Ratings SeriesTeaneck Library card holders now have full home access to Financial Ratings Series Online provided by Weiss Ratings and TheStreet Ratings.

This online database consists of 6 major categories: Banks & Thrifts; Credit Unions; Insurers and HMO’s; Mutual Funds / ETF’s; Stocks; and Medigap. It provides independent information to help the public make INFORMED DECISIONS about their financial planning as well as an individually personalized Medigap Buyer’s Guide. (read more)

Library adds WW2 uniforms to local history collection

UniformThe reference staff of the Teaneck Public Library has devoted many hours to researching the stories of veterans who served the country in the conflicts of World War I, World War II, Korea, Vietnam, and the Gulf War.  Now , thanks to the son and daughter-in-law of a distinguished WWII veteran, there are several uniform jackets on permanent display to serve as a visual introduction to the online materials. (read more)

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)