Coffee CupThe Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series
(Fridays, 10:30 a.m., Library Auditorium)

Programs run from September through June. Admission is free. Open to all; no registration is necessary.

Doors open at 10 am. Program begins promptly at 10:30 AM. Programs include lecturers or films covering topics in the fields of art, music, science, literature, history, and travel. 

Jan. 19 News Literacy - presented by The Network for Responsible Public Policy
Jan. 26 This is China - slideshow with Ray Turkin
Feb. 2 Tutti a Tavola a Mangiare - (Everybody to the table to eat) - Films that center around food- lecture by Theo Solomon
Feb. 9 The Blue Chip Chorus – Winter Musical Program
Feb. 16 Documentary:  I am Not Your Negro – an incendiary snapshot of James Baldwin’s crucial observations on race relations – and a sobering reminder of how far we’ve yet to go.
Feb. 23 "The Greatest Ever: Babe Didrikson Zaharias' Story," - by Maribeth Theroux – one woman show performed by Linda Kenyon
March 2 Ireland - photograph slideshow by Lorraine Matys

booksBook Discussion Group

The book discussion group meets on Monday from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon in the library.  Books to be discussed are chosen by the group.  If you wish to register for the group or need a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the library at 201-837-4171.

Book Discussion Group
Jan. 22 We are Not Ourselves By Matthew Thomas
Feb. 26 My Name is Lucy Barton By Elizabeth Strout
March 26 Salvage The Bones By Jesmyn Ward
April 23 The Nightingale By Kristin Hannah
May 21 Open City By Teju Cole

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 17 not permitted without a parent or guardian.

February 18 Neruda - 2016, Rated R. 1 hour, 47 minutes
March 25 I, Daniel Black - 2016. Rated R. 1 hour, 40 minutes
April 22 In Her Name (Au nom de ma fille) - 2016, Rated NR. 1 hour, 27 minutes

musicMusic On A Sunday Afternoon

Concert is held at the auditorium of the Teaneck Public Library from October to April.  It is sponsored by The Friends of the Teaneck Public Library.  All concerts starts at 3:00 p.m.  Doors open at 2:30. Admission is free. Refreshments and an opportunity to meet the performers follow the programs.

February 11 David Glukh Duo, Klezmer      
March 4 The Adelphi  Orchestra
April 8 All Seasons  Chamber Players

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 weekly on Wednesday from 6 PM to 7 PM by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living. Participants may attend any or all classes. (More Information)

Chair Yoga and Meditation Class
Wed., January of 2018 in the Library Auditorium  6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Black History Month programs

These programs will each start at 7:30 p.m. in the library's auditorium.
This series is organized and presented by the Martin Luther King Birthday Observance Committe of Bergen County and the Teaneck Public Library

Black History Month programs
Feb. 1 "I can get you back to 1870" - Angela Perkins presents an introduction to African American genealogy research with hands on exercises and handouts.  
Feb. 8 "African American history, a journey of liberation" - The Great Awakening.presented by Dr. Leonard Jeffries, professor of Africana history
Feb. 15 "Facing Slavery: Princeton family stories" - a documentary film by Melvin McCray.  presenter: Dr. Henry Pruitt. 
Feb. 22 "Martin Luther  King Jr. : 'A man of conscience'" - presented by Keith Henley.  This program is part of the Public Scholars Project and is underwritten by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities
March 1 "Black musicians, then and now" - presented by Dr. Maredia Warren

Cookbook Club

Jacques Pepin More Fast Food My WayMeeting on January 29, 2018 at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium. The cookbook for this meeting is Jacques Pepin More Fast Food My Way by Jacques Pepin. Check out a copy at the Circulation Desk. Cook - Share - Enjoy!

Make one regular sized recipe of your choice from the book so that each member gets a taste. Bring your dish ready to eat to the Library Auditorium at 6:30 PM. Please bring a photocopy of the recipe you prepared. Paper goods and beverages will be provided by the Library. The meeting will begin with a group tasting, followed by a discussion of the book. Please RSVP Lynne Graizel at

Computer TrainingInternet

Internet Training:

Half-hour sessions for Teaneck residents on the use of the Internet, including the Web catalog, periodical databases, job searches, email accounts, or mouse exercise, are held in the Reference Room.

tech hourTuesday Tech Hour:

The program is designed to help the public set up their digital devices for reading eBooks or digital magazines. The Library offers eBooks from Overdrive and 3M as well as digital magazines from Zinio. No registration is required. Just show up with your gadgets and your Teaneck Library Card and we will show you how to set them up!

For more information or a special appointment, please contact the Reference Department at 201-837-4171.

Internet Training
Tuesdays 10:00 am
Saturdays 10:00 am
Tech Hour
Tuesdays 11:00 AM - 12:00 Noon

ESLESL One-on-one Tutoring and ESL Conversation Group

One-on-one English-As-A-Second Language (ESL) instruction is available to its residents. Registration is required – any Teaneck residents who are interested in the program should call Cynthia Zimmerly at the library at 201-837-4171.

Teaneck Public Library hosts an English-as-a-Second Language (ESL) Conversation Group Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 to 2PM in the Mayor Lizette Parker Memorial room on the main floor.  The practice group is open to anyone who would like to improve  their English skills by actively participating in group conversation led by a trained tutor.  No pre-registration is necessary.  The Group is open to residents of Teaneck and any other Bergen County town.

ESL Group winter class runs from January 30, 2018 to April 3, 2018

For additional information or questions, please contact Cynthia Zimmerly at the library, 201-837-4171 The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.