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Life After Life by Kate AtkinsonBook Discussion: Life After Life by Kate Atkinson

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

Next meeting is on Monday, September 25, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading Life After Life by Kate Atkinson. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.

Rwandan Embroideries

“Rwandan Embroideries” is the slide-show/lecture topic for Friday, September 29th  at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.

The embroideries are part of the traveling exhibit, Pax Rwanda: Embroideries of the Women of Savane Rutongo-Kabuye. The collection is owned and curated by Juliana Meehan, a New Jersey educator who supports Savane Rutongo-Kabuye’s work. Through Rutongo Embroideries LLC, she purchases the works at prices set by the workshop and exhibits them in the U.S. Her exhibit has been featured at the Museum of African Art of the SMA Fathers in Tenafly, NJ; The Textile Museum in Washington, DC; The Puffin Foundation in Teaneck, NJ; Mark Miller Gallery in New York, NY and other art spaces. Selected works are available for sale.

The women of Savane Rutongo-Kabuye and Christiane Rwagatare, the Founder and Creative Director of the workshop, have won awards for their work in Rwanda, and their embroideries are displayed in their national Rwesero Art Museum at Nyanza.  Only recently have they received attention outside of Rwanda.

The Alacorde Piano Trio concert

Alacorde Piano TrioThe Alacorde Piano Trio, consisting of pianist Jacqueline Schiller-Audi, violinist Jee Sun Lee, and cellist Suji Kim, will perform a concert at the Teaneck Public Library on October 15, 2017, at 3:00 P.M. as part of the library’s Music on Sunday Afternoon series sponsored by the Friends of the Teaneck Library.   The program includes works by Joseph Haydn, Felix Mendelssohn, and Israeli contemporary composer and pianist, Ilan Rechtman.

The Alacorde Piano Trio has performed extensively throughout New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Connecticut. Alacorde Piano Trio’s extensive repertoire embraces works from all periods of the genre’s history. Their performances have been called “magical with a level of virtuosity and musicality that is truly impressive.”

Ensemble members are superb soloists in their own right, having enjoyed diversified musical careers that transcend international boundaries and range from solo appearances with various orchestras to chamber music collaborations with such artists as Lawrence Dutton of Emerson Quartet, David Geber, Julia Lichten, Nadine Asin, John Patitucci, as well as members of New York Philharmonic orchestra.

The members of the Alacorde Piano Trio originated from the United States and Korea. Together and as individuals, they have performed in venues such as the Alice Tully Hall, Carnegie Hall, Merkin Hall, Roerich Museum, the Bruno Walter Auditorium, Bulgarian Consulate General in NYC, the Donnel Library, Steinway Hall in NYC, College of Saint Elizabeth in NJ, Concordia College in NY, Cecil College in MD, and Temple University in PA. Formed in 2006, the Alacorde Piano Trio has appeared in chamber music series and festivals such as Teaneck library concert series, the Fort Lee library concert series, the YMHA in Wayne concert series, the Friday evening chamber music series sponsored by New York Bar Association, Noble Art recital series in PA, and Carnegie Room concert series. They have also participated and performed in fund raising projects, such as “Music For Hope” which benefited the people of Haiti after their most recent and devastating earthquake.
Members of the Alacorde Piano Trio are on the faculty at College of Saint Elizabeth in NJ.

The public is welcome to attend this free program to be held in the library auditorium.  Refreshments and an opportunity to meet the performers will follow the concert.  The library is located at 840 Teaneck Road at the corner of Cedar Lane in Teaneck.

Lighthouses: Cape Cod & Rhode Island

lighthouseAuthor and photographer Kevin Woyce will be presenting LIGHTHOUSES: Cape Cod & Rhode Island on Friday, October 20  at 10:30 A.M., as part of the Teaneck Public Library’s Isabelle & Sol Hermalyn Lecture Series.

Since ancient times, lighthouses have guided sailors into safe harbors and warned them of coastal hazards.

Kevin will explain the history of lighthouses, from the ancient Pharos of Alexandria to the modern world; show how they were built and how they work; and share the stories of some of the brave men and women who tended the lights. The lighthouses of Cape Cod and southern

Rhode Island, including Newport and Block Island will be featured. The program is illustrated with his original photographs, plus vintage postcard images.

Dedication of Mayor Lizette Parker room

Mayor Lizette ParkerSave the date! On Sunday, October 29 at 5:30 p.m. a ceremony and reception will be held to note the dedication of a room in honor of Mayor Lizette Parker. The Board of Trustees of the Library decided to completely renovate the room adjacent to the Children's room in Lizette's honor. In the coming weeks, the room will be completely re-done with new ceiling, lighting, paint, carpet and furnishings.

Details to come. The program is open to all and will take place in the library immediately upon closing for the day.

Value Line Online

Value Line OnlineIF YOU ARE LOOKING TO MAKE INFORMED DECISIONS ABOUT INVESTING, TEANECK PUBLIC LIBRARY CAN HELP.


Teaneck Public Library now offers our residents free, online remote and in library access to Value Line’s Research Center. Click here to start.

Value Line is a multidimensional investment management solution that enables both new and experienced investors to make informed investment decisions. It provides a wealth of in-depth financial information, plus objective research, insightful commentary, price projections, educational material and advanced analytical tools.

Value Line’s Research Center covers stocks, mutual funds, options and convertible securities as well as special situation stocks. Coverage includes but is not limited to 1,700 mostly large-capitalization stocks, 1,800 small & mid-cap stocks, stock screener, advanced charting features, alerts & watch lists, plus hundreds of mutual funds.

The Library subscription includes 3 simultaneous logins. We encourage users to log off every time at completion of the usage.  In case you cannot log in due to maximum logins, please try again at a later time.

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 18 not permitted without a parent or guardian.

Beatriz at Dinner Dheepan The Chorus

October 22: Beatriz at Dinner - 2017. 83 minutes. Rated R.

Beatriz (Salma Hayek), an immigrant from a poor town in Mexico, has drawn on her innate kindness to build a career as a health practitioner in Los Angeles. Doug Strutt (John Lithgow) is a cutthroat, self-satisfied billionaire. When these two opposites meet at a dinner party, their worlds collide and neither will ever be the same.

November 19: Dheepan - 2016. 100 minutes. Rated R.

Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival, the new film from acclaimed director Jacques Audiard (A Prophet) is a gripping, human tale of survival. On the losing side of a civil war in Sri Lanka, a Tamil soldier (Antonythasan Jesuthasan) poses as the husband and father of two other refugees in order to escape their ravaged homeland. Arriving in France, the makeshift "family" sets about establishing a new life-only to find themselves once again embroiled in violence on the mean streets of Paris.

December 17: The Chorus (Los Choristes) - 2004. 95 minutes. Rated PG-13.

When he takes a job teaching music at a school for troubled boys, Clément Mathieu is unprepared for its harsh discipline and depressing atmosphere. But with passion and unconventional teaching methods, he's able to spark his students' interest in music and bring them a newfound joy! It also puts him at odds with the school's overbearing headmaster, however, locking Mathieu in a battle between politics and the determination to change his pupils' lives!

Cookbook clubCookbook Club

Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian CuisineMeeting on October 30, 2017 at 6:30 PM in the Auditorium. The cookbook for this meeting is Lidia's Mastering the Art of Italian Cuisine: Everything You Need to Know to Be a Great Italian Cook by Lidia Bastianich. 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 lynnegee@optonline.net

How to start a small business in New Jersey

Teaneck Public Library, in conjunction with Taxation University, will offer a free mini-course on Monday, December 11. Note that registration is required as the audience size is limited. You can register online or in-person at the reference desk whenever the library is open.

Click here to register online

Taxation University is a training unit of the New Jersey Division of Taxation. The New Jersey State Library has cooperated in arranging continuing education programs at public libraries around the state. This particular workshop will be conducted by Solange Pimentel and Tilesah McCall and will last about 2 hours. Registration and light refreshments will begin at 10 a.m.  Participants will be taught about the different business structures; registration of a small business in New Jersey; legal entity registration; and how to report your New Jersey business income.  The course is free but you must pre-register as described above. Registration begins October 1.

Ms. Solange began her career with the Division as a Call Center Agent in 2006 receiving extensive training in all New Jersey taxes. She is bilingual and staffed the Division's Spanish speaking line before it was discontinued. Solange's outgoing personality coupled with her extensive customer service skills and tax knowledge add great value to the Taxation University Team.

For further information, contact Michael McCue at 201-837-4171 ext. 311 or  mccue@bccls.org.

Books Sale 2018 Dates

Collection: 4/30/2018 - 5/6/2018

Pre-sale: 5/10/2018 and 5/11/2018

Sale: 5/12/2018-5/15/2018

Field GoodsWeekly Local Produce Delivery through Field Goods

Teaneck Public Library is now a pick-up location for Field Goods locally-grown fruits and vegetables every Thursday! Pick up time is between 11:45 AM and 8:30 PM.

FUNDRAISER:  Your $1.00 Contribution to the Friends of theTeaneck Public Library enhances the library's services.

Order deadline for a Thursday delivery is Tuesday at 11:59 pm

Field Goods is a year-round local produce delivery service. Customers receive 5 to 8 different fruit and vegetables (depending on bag size), plus optional add-ons. Bags cost $16 to $32 per week. Everything is purchased from over 80 small farms in the region. All products are non-GMO, and most is organically grown. Your order can be put on hold at any time. It’s flexible!

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To visit the site, SIGN UP and order

  1. Go to Field-Goods.com
  2. Click “Order Now”
  3. Select “Search by Company/Organization” and enter “teaneck” or equivalent
  4. Click the “Click the “Find a Pick-up Site”, select “Friends of the Teaneck Public Library Fundraiser” and follow the prompts.

Chair Yoga and Meditation Class

YogaThe 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, September 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.

Great Courses

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.

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.

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.

1000 Books Before Kindergarten

1000 Books Before KindergartenChildren’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

DMV Practice TestsTeaneck 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.

Teaneck Public Library Now Offers Free and Unlimited Access to LearningExpress Library

LearningExpressWith 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.

Discover what all the Hoopla is about at the Library

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.

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).

RBdigital magazines available through Teaneck Library

RBdigital ManazinesDo you love magazines? If so, then you’ll love RBdigital magazines!

Through the BCCLS partnership with RBdigital, 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, RBdigital supports on the following devices and computers: iPhone, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire/HD/HDX, Windows PCs and Macs.

To start, go to: www.teaneck.org and click on “RBdigital Magazines” under Digital Collections. Library offers an instruction class on how to access the program every Tuesday at 11 AM.

To learn more about the program, please contact the Library’s Reference Department at 201-837-4171.

Free Computer Classes at the Teaneck Public Library

Basic Internet Class:

Computer ClassThe 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:

GadgetsThe 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.

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 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.

Fall ESL Group class runs from Oct. 13, 2017 to Dec. 15, 2017, no classes on Nov. 10 and Nov. 24.

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.