Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
The 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, March 25, April 1, 8, 15 and 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)
Non-essensial Historical Facts - Friday, 3/27/2015, 10:30 AM
The Teaneck Public Library Friday Morning Group will host a program on March 27, 2015 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series. Learn the answers to many “non-essential,” but very interesting, historical facts with Dr. James Kane. His program, Non-Essential History, will enlighten the audience on: why it’s called The Big Apple; what’s the origin of the Ivy League; what’s a square meal; and why is Notre Dame, with a French heritage, called The Fighting Irish. (read more)
Concert: All Seasons Chamber Players - Sunday, 3/29, 3:00 PM
The All Seasons Chamber Players, one of New Jersey’s most popular and active chamber music ensembles, will return to the Teaneck Public Library to perform a program of chamber music on Sunday afternoon, March 29, 2015 at 3:00 P.M. The concert is part of the library’s Music On A Sunday Afternoon Series sponsored by the Friends of the Teaneck Public Library. Admission is free, the public is invited and a reception will follow the concert. The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane and is wheelchair accessible. For further information or directions call the library at (201) 837-4171.
The program, entitled Spring Mix, will feature E. Zoe Hassman performing a group pieces ranging from classical to jazz and the dramatic Trio No. 2 by the renowned French composer Cecile Chaminade. It will also include a tuneful Trio in G by Friedrich Kuhlauand a short, lovely Nocturne for Flute, Violin, Cello and Piano by Albert Franz Doppler. Robert Lawrence, Co-Director for Programs, will introduce each piece to the audience with entertaining and informative spoken program notes. (read more)
Jorge Aguillón: The Experiments
During the month of March 2015, the Teaneck Library will be exhibiting drawings by Mexican born artist Jorge Aguillón.
The artist calls himself a cartoonist, which more describes his drawing technique than his subject matter. Much of the work is reminiscent of the French Symbolist, Odilon Redon and the Surrealist painter, Max Ernst. Aguillón uses fantastic, macabre and even grotesque imagery to express his inner feelings regarding real life experiences. Subject matter ranges from his childhood and family in Mexico to more recent life as a young immigrant working in restaurants and car washes. (read more)
Memories of Yemen - Friday, 4/10, 10:30 AM
The Teaneck Public Library Friday Morning Group will host a slide-talk program “Memories of Yemen” by Lorraine Matys on April 10, 2015 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.
The Middle Eastern country of Yemen has made the news. Its capital, Sana’a, has been taken over by a tribal militia in response and for safety sake the United States has closed our embassy in Sana’a and evacuated the personnel. But how many Americans can visualize the dramatic landscapes of this age-old land?
This slide-talk will take the audience from picturesque mountain villages overlooking mist-filled valleys to an ancient coffee exporting port, a colorful market town, and the edge of the Empty Quarter, the sprawling desert of the Arabian Peninsula, camping throughout the two week trip. (read more)
Manhattan Bridges - Friday, 4/17, 10:30 AM
The Teaneck Public Library Friday Morning Group will host a program Manhattan Bridges by Kevin Woyce on April 17, 2015 at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.
Manhattan’s first bridge, the wooden King’s Bridge, opened in 1693. Today, 20 bridges link the island to the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, and The Bronx, and to New Jersey. Learn how and why the most famous bridges were built, including the High Bridge of the Croton Aqueduct, the Brooklyn, Manhattan, Williamsburg, Queensboro, and Triborough Bridges, and the George Washington Bridge. The program will be illustrated with original photographs and historic images of Manhattan’s iconic bridges—past and present—and of the city they helped to shape. (read more)
Book Discussion: You Should Have Known by Jean Hanff Korelitz - Monday, 4/27, 10:00 AM
The 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.
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 on Sunday, May 3, at 3:00 PM. Mark your calendars now and watch for the announcement of this year's performers.
Library offers free online DMV practice tests
Teaneck Public Library now offers free online DMV practice tests through Driving-Tests.org, a company dedicated to driver safety and education. The new service includes 11 car practice tests, 6 motorcycle practice tests, 3 CDL (Commercial Driver’s License) practice tests, online driver’s manuals and an FAQ section with detailed answers to 100+ DMV-related questions. All of them are written specifically based on the New Jersey state DMV materials.
Access is free and click here to start.