Book Discussion: The Signature Of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
The library hosts book discussion group each month, with books chosen in advance by the participants. New members welcome.
Next meeting is on Monday, August 28, 2017, 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon, The group is reading The Signature Of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert. To register or get a copy of the book, contact the Reference Department of the Library.
During the month of August 2017, the Teaneck Library is exhibiting the work of the late photographer, Chuck Stewart.
The Teaneck resident had a long, successful career, photographing musicians for his record company clients. Mr. Stewart took cover photos of artists such jazz and R&B icons as Louis Armstrong, Count Basie, Ray Charles, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Charles Mingus, Sonny Rollins, Sarah Vaughan and Dinah Washington, appearing on more than 2,000 albums and in numerous international publications.
In conjunction with Stewart's recognition with the Milt Hinton Award for Excellence in Jazz Photography, Jazz at Lincoln Center presented an exhibition titled Looking at the Music: The Jazz Photography of Chuck Stewart, which ran from November 2008 to February 2009. In 2014, 25 of Stewart's photographs documenting the recording of John Coltrane's A Love Supreme were inducted into the Smithsonian.
The exhibit has been organized in loving memory by Stewart's granddaughter, Tamara Stewart. She notes that Mr. Stewart moved to Teaneck in 1966, recognizing that it would make a safe haven for his expanding family. She asks the viewers to contemplate the nature of photography, its ability to capture moments and make memories. Visitors to the gallery will surely have their moments or recognition when they view the portraits of Dizzy Gillespie, Nina Simone, Eric Dolphy, Marvin Gaye, and Gil Scott Heron.
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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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, August 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.
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).
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 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.
Summer ESL Group class runs from June 16, 2017 to August 25, 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.