Exhibit Liz Celotto, “Closed for Vacation: Travel Photography”
The Teaneck library, during April 2017, is displaying an exhibit of travel photography by resident Liz Celotto. Incorporating her Formalist tendencies, her travel photography, rather than capturing iconic images, reflect more her interest in the anecdotal of a place in time. She has often viewed photography as a tool for artistic expression, as she would with painting, collage and sculpture. It enables her to order her vision of balance, color, texture and emotion.
Celotto has an undergraduate degree from Skidmore College and a MFA in Photography from Brooklyn College. She has been a studio manager and producer in photography, film, and video studios and is currently a video editor.
For more information, please go to: lizcelotto.com or e-mail: Lcelotto@aol.com.
The Earth Has Not Forgotten: A Journey to Poland - Text and Photos by Debbie Teicholz Guedalia
During the month of April 2017, the Teaneck Library will be displaying an exhibition of the book : The Earth Has Not Forgotten- A Journey to Poland by Debbie Teicholz Guedalia. This display is sponsored annually by the Teaneck Jewish Community Council’s Holocaust Committee.
The exhibit is a page by page framed exhibit of her book by the same name. The author’s inspiration is the result of a six day organized trip to Poland where she visited Warsaw, Krakow, Plaszow, Majdanek, Lublin, Aushwitz-Birkenau, and the Lopuchowo Forest. The book is a testament to the importance of preserving and visiting the WWII concentration camps. Debbie Teicholz Guedalia hopes that this book can serve as an educational tool and stimulate conversation and information about the educational legacy of the Holocaust. The uniqueness of this book is that the reader can approach the subject from a personal, artistic point of view, and still come away with an understanding of history. The Earth Has not Forgotten has been approved to be used in all New Jersey high schools by the N.J. State Holocaust commission, for use for the Holocaust Education Mandate.
Ms. Teicholz Guedalia is currently seeking funding for the project, but the book is already part of the U.S. Holocaust Museum library and Lafayette College Library artist book collection.
For further information or to contact her, visit her website: DebbieTeicholzGuedalia.com
The Teaneck Library is located at 840 Teaneck Road, Teaneck NJ. For more library information, the phone number is 201-837-4171.
The Teaneck Public Library’s Friends of Library in conjunction with the Art of Living Foundation will host “FREE YOGA AND MEDITATION CLASS”. The classes will be held at the Library's Auditorium on Wednesdays 6pm to 7pm, April 26, May 3 & May 31, 2017 by Sujatha Nair from Art of Living.
The Art of Living Foundation was inspired by the programs of spiritual leader and humanitarian Holiness Sri Sri Ravi Shankar that began in 1982. It has been a nonprofit 501(c)(3) educational and humanitarian organization in the U.S. since 1989. Accredited as a United Nations Non-Governmental Organization in 1996, it is now one of the UN's largest volunteer-based NGOs. It works in special consultative status with the UN's Economic and Social Council, participating in a variety of committees and activities relating to health, education, sustainable development, conflict resolution, and disaster relief.
Movie on a Sunday Afternoon: The Band's Visit
Join us for a screening and discussion of “The Band’s Visit" – a 2007 Israeli comedy-drama film on Sunday, April 23rd at 2:00 PM. Refreshments served prior to screening. Doors open at 1:30. Movie will be screened promptly at 2:00. The film is rated PG-13 (for brief strong language) and runs 89 minutes.
A brass band comprised of members of the Egyptian police force head to Israel to play at the inaugural ceremony of an Arab arts center. But due to bureaucracy, bad luck, or for whatever reason, find themselves stranded in a desolate, almost forgotten, small Israeli town, somewhere in the heart of the desert.
Book Discussion: When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka
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 24, 2016, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading When the Emperor Was Divine by Julie Otsuka. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.
Documentary Film: "The First Monday in May"
The film follows the creation of The Metropolitan Museum of Art's most attended fashion exhibition in history, "China: Through the Looking Glass"
Friday, 10:30 am, April 28. Admission is free. Open to all; no registration is necessary. Doors open at 10 am. Program begins promptly at 10:30 AM. Part of the Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series. Programs include lecturers or films covering topics in the fields of art, music, science, literature, history, and travel.
Friends Annual Gala
Our May 7th Gala will feature Igor Lovchinsky, hailed by Gramophone as a "star of the future" and acclaimed by Germany's Piano Magazine for the "elegance and rapturous beauty" of his playing. The program highlights feature works by Chopin, including the "Heroic" Polonaise Opus 53 in A-flat, Gershwin/Earl Wild Grand Fantasy on Porgy and Bess, with a little Piazolla thrown in for spice!
Doors open at 2:30. There will be a short business meeting for the election of officers before the performance. Refreshments will be served afterward, and you'll have an opportunity to meet the artist. All are welcome to attend.
Annual Book Sale
Annual Book Sale by the Friends of the Teaneck Library is coming!
Please save any like-new or gently used books you no longer want so you can donate them to our 2017 Book Sale. Collection dates: Monday, May 8 - Sunday, May 14.
Book Sale takes place Saturday, May 20 through Tuesday, May 23, with our members-only pre-sale on Thursday, 6 - 8:30 pm, May 18, and Friday, 9 am to Noon, May 19. You can join the Friend of the Library at the door ($15 annual dues).
Meeting on June 12, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium. The cookbook for this meeting is Make It Ahead: A Barefoot Contessa Cookbook by Ina Garten. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
Be a lifelong learner with no homework or exams. Teaneck Public Library has many "Great Courses," which is a series of college-level courses in audiobook and DVD formats produced by the Teaching Company. Top professors and experts give lectures on many different subjects ranging from science to fine arts, music, history, cooking and many others.
Visit Teaneck Library at 840 Teaneck Road to check out one of the courses or you can search for many in the BCCLS catalog by typing in Great Courses.
The 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.
When the family of Dr. Charles Lester Ringer, Jr. contacted the library and offered the jackets and other materials, at first staff wondered if there would be room for them. Then we saw the photos they provided and realized they could provide an ideal way to introduce people to the existence of all the materials on the library's web site, www.teaneck.org. The military research was an outgrowth of the project at Teaneck High School to re-mount portraits of alumni who perished while serving during World War II. While Dr. Ringe did not perish, he was seriously injured in the crash of a C-47 plane while serving in Alaska. He resided on Winthrop Avenue in Teaneck. After the war, he went on to a long career as a medical doctor. When he died in 2000, he was buried at Arlington National Cemetery.
Dr. Ringe's story and the accounts of the service of several hundred other men are available in the local history section of the library's web site. We are proud to house the uniform jackets and hope they inspire the public to look into the servicemen's stories and remember their sacrifices.
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. The database covers information on:
- How to Pick the Best Medigap Plan and Get the Lowest Premiums
- How to Find the Safest Bank or Credit Union in Your Area
- How to Avoid the Weakest Insurance Companies … and How to Find the Best Ones
- Getting Sound Investing Advice with Weiss Ratings’ Safe Money Reports
- How to Find the Best Mutual Funds … and Make Sure Your Retirement Funds are Safe
- How to Pick the Best-Performing Stocks
To start, go to Teaneck Library’s homepage (www.teaneck.org), and choose Financial Ratings Series Online link on right under “Newly Added”. You need to enter your Teaneck Library card number to access the database at home.
Children’s librarians at libraries in BCCLS, the Bergen County Cooperative Library System (bccls.org), 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.
Parents visit their local library to register their infant, toddler, or preschooler. Then, they start reading! It's as simple as that. They present their log at their library once they have read 50, 100, 200, 300, 400, 500, 600, 700, 800, 900, and 1,000 books. Each time they achieve a goal, they get a stamp on the log and a sticker from their favorite librarian.
The national initiative’s website (http://1000booksbeforekindergarten.org/) states, “The objectives of this organization are: to promote reading to newborns, infants, and toddlers and to encourage parent and child bonding through reading.”
“The value of this wonderful program can’t be quantified. The bonds that are created by the act of reading with your child will last a lifetime and prepare that child to be a reader for the rest of his/her life,” said Marie Coughlin, Executive Director of BCCLS.
Parents and caregivers can visit their local library to sign-up for 1000 Books Before Kindergarten, learn more about the program, and start reading with their kids. There’s even an app that can be downloaded to keep track of the books.
Coughlin concluded by adding, “Reading to your children is free but the rewards are priceless. We hope parents throughout BCCLS will head to their library and sign up for this program, borrow lots of books, and make it a habit to read with their children every day.”
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.
With the help of the Friends of the Teaneck Public Library, the Library now offers free and unlimited access to LearningExpress Library.
LearningExpress Library is an online learning program that provides a comprehensive selection of educational resources for basic skills improvement in reading, writing, math, basic sciences and test preparation for academic and career advancement. Adults and students can search for the resources they need when they need them.
Organized around a theme or a classification of user, LearningExpress Library has seven Centers: School (grades 4–12), College, GED® Test Prep, College Preparation, Career, Adult Learning, and Recursos para Hispanhoblantes (Spanish) Centers.
LearningExpress helps students and adults prepare for a wide range of academic exams—such as the GED® , COOP, HSPT®, SAT*, ACT®, AP*, PSAT/NMSQT*, ACCUPLACER®, ASSET®, COMPASS®, LSAT, GMAT and GRE. Career certification tests such as NCLEX-RN®, NCLEX-PN, Praxis I® and II® are also available.
Concerning Test Preparation, users can learn the material in an “untimed” test mode. They can then improve test readiness by utilizing a “timed” test mode. The correct answers are provided.
To access LearningExpress Library, go to the Teaneck Public Library website: www.teaneck.org. Under “Digital Collections” on the left, choose “Learning Express Library.
For more information, please contact the Reference Department of the Teaneck Public Library at 201-837-4171.
The 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.
The content is provided by Hoopla, an on-demand Internet streaming media service, as a result of an agreement between Hoopla and the Bergen County Cooperation Library System.
To start, please go to www.hoopladigital.com and create an account. Choose "Teaneck Public Library" from the drop down library menu.
Detailed instructions are available. For further information/assistance, please contact the Reference Department (201-837-4171x2).
Teaneck Library launches a museum pass program
Teaneck Public Library cardholders can now borrow museum passes that provide free admission to some of the most popular museums in NYC. Passes are now available for the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Complex, the American Museum of Natural History, World of Wings and the Children’s Museum of Manhattan. More selections may be offered in the future.
Museum passes can be booked in advance at the reference desk. Passes must be returned in person to the reference desk before closing on the due date. They may not be returned in the overnight book drops. Loan period for the Intrepid and the Children's Museum of Manhattan is 3 days. Loan period for World of Wings is 2 days. Overdue fine is $10 per day. Fee for lost pass is whatever the museum charges for a replacement plus a $25 processing fee.
The American Museum of Natural History issues vouchers which can be given for up to two persons at a time. (Full Rules and Policies).
These passes offer you value: admission to the Intrepid is $31 for adults, $24 for youths aged 7-17, and $17 for children aged 3 to 6. The American Museum of Natural History charges has a suggested admission fee of $27 for what the voucher provides you. The Children’s Museum of Manhattan charges $11 per person.
For The Liberty Science Center, there is a $3.00 discount on the admission price with the presentation of a Teaneck Library card.
Take advantage of the opportunity for a day of fun and learning. Users welcome.
Do you love magazines? If so, then you’ll love Zinio!
What is Zinio? Zinio is a digital newsstand. Through the BCCLS partnership with Zinio, you can borrow over 250 magazines and read them on your computer or download them to portable devices.
There are: no check out limits; no returns; no hold lists.
Currently Zinio is supported on the following devices and computers: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire/HD/HDX, Win 8, Mac, PC
To learn more about the program, please contact the Library’s Reference Department at 201-837-4171.
Basic Internet Class:
The classes are designed for beginners. Sessions are 30 minutes and take place in the Reference Room. Classes are offered on Tuesdays at 10:00 AM and on Saturdays at 10:00 AM. Certain topics may require an appointment based on staff availability.
We provide help concerning how to: use a computer keyboard and mouse; set up and utilize an e-mail account; navigate the internet; search the library Catalog; or conduct a job search online. Basic instructions on Microsoft Word or other office skills can also be provided. Those interested in attending are asked to bring their Teaneck Public Library card to class.
Tuesday 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. Tech Hour is on Tuesday from 11 AM to 12 Noon every week. 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.
ESL 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 Friday afternoon from 1:00 to 2PM in the yellow 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.
Winter/Spring ESL Group class will run February 3, 2017 to May 12, 2017.
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.