Adult Programs

Registration Schedule: Registration for adult programs that require it opens at 9 AM on the 15th of the month before the program begins unless otherwise noted. For example, registration for December programs will open on November 15th at 9 AM. You can find registration links beside each event below or you can register by visiting our online calendar via this link.

Please Note: Registration links below will be active only if registration is open for the respective program.

*Programs with an asterisk are made possible by generous funding from the Friends of Teaneck Public Library. Click here for more information on joining the Friends.


Adult Summer Reading Challenge: June 20 – July 26

Read a book, watch a movie, attend a library program or register for an online author talk and start racking up raffle tickets. Each book or DVD you borrow or program or author talk you attend gets you one ticket, so the more you do, the greater your chances of winning! Prizes include Amazon Gift Cards, a Barnes & Noble Gift Card, and Restaurant Gift Cards!
Stop by the Reference Desk on or after June 20th to sign up!


Ongoing Programs:

One-on-One Tech Help – Tuesdays @ 10 AM & 10:30 AM. Register here.
Need basic computer or internet help? Want to set up your Libby account? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with us!

Virtual Best-Selling Author Talks. Register here.
Register for upcoming talks by bestselling authors and thought leaders.

One-on-One Resume Help – By appointment.
Contact [email protected] to set up a one-on-one appointment with a librarian and receive feedback on your resume.


Programs in June 2024

SUNDAY, 6/2 @ 2:00 PM – Movies that Matter: The Holdovers*
A curmudgeonly instructor at a New England prep school forms an unlikely bond with a damaged, brainy troublemaker, and with the school’s head cook. Adults only.

MONDAY, 6/3 @ 10:00 AM – Computer Class: Windows Basics. Register here.
Learn the basics of navigating the Windows desktop. The library will provide all materials including laptops, which were generously funded by the Friends of the Teaneck Library. 

MONDAY, 6/3 @ 2:00 PM – Virtual Best-Selling Author Talk. Register here.
A Human History of the Red Planet with Smithsonian Curator Matt Shindel.

WEDNESDAY, 6/5 @ 10:00 AM – Thriller Book Club: The Perfect Couple
Copies of June’s book, The Perfect Couple by Elin Hilderbrand, are available to check out at the Circulation Desk. Registration is not required.

WEDNESDAY, 6/5 @ 6:30 PM – Leather Memory Wire Bracelets Workshop. Register here.
Create wearable art using leather and beads. The bracelet will be completed in one session.

MONDAY, 6/10 @ 10:00 AM – Computer Class: File Management. Register here.
Learn the basics of managing files on a Windows computer. Laptops, funded by the Friends of the Teaneck Library, will be provided. 

TUESDAY, 6/11 @ 11:30 AM – Job Searching Workshop (Virtual) Register here.
In this virtual interactive role-playing workshop, led by Joyce Mandel, you will learn job search tips, most common job-hunting mistakes, ways to conduct a job search, telephone interview tips, Internet job sites, and more.

WEDNESDAY, 6/12 @ 6:30 PM – Drumming Circle
Drumming is a great way to de-stress and feel empowered! Enjoy this fun, musical bash in our beautiful children’s garden. No experience necessary; first-come, first-served.

THURSDAY, 6/13 @ 8:00 PM – Virtual Best-Selling Author Talk. Register here.
Psychological Thrillers and the Queen of Twists– An Author Talk with Freida McFadden.

FRIDAY, 6/14 @ 10:00 AM – Friends Friday: Käthe Kollwitz – The Art of Social Purpose*
This talk will enhance your experience of MOMA’s retrospective exhibition of one of the most notable German artists of the 20th Century which runs through July 20, 2024.

MONDAY, 6/17 @ 9:00 AM – Registration starts for July programs.
Visit our Events Calendar. Under “Date”, select July and hit “search.”

TUESDAY, 6/18 @ 11:30 AM – Job Interview Skills Workshop (Virtual) Register here.
In this virtual interactive role-playing workshop, led by Joyce Mandel, you will learn how to prepare for an interview, and also a telephone interview. You will be asked the 15 most important interview questions and how to answer them. 

WEDNESDAY, 6/19 @ 6:30 PM – Juneteenth Concert
Celebrate Juneteenth and welcome in summer with Grammy Award-winning trumpeter Reggie Pittman and the Pittman/Daniels Quartet during this jubilant concert on the Library Municipal Green! Bring beach chairs and blankets. In case of rain, the auditorium will be used.

THURSDAY, 6/20 @ 2:00 PM – Virtual Best-Selling Author Talk. Register here.
Unpacking a History of Systemic Racism in the American Education System with Tiffany Jewell.

MONDAY, 6/24 @ 10:00 AM – Adult Book Discussion: Oh! William by Elizabeth Strout
Copies of the book will be available to check out at the Circulation Desk. Registration is not required.

WEDNESDAY, 6/26 @ 6:30 PM – Adult Craft: Garden Lanterns. Register here.
Add a soft light to your garden, walkway or backyard with your own creation of a flower lantern using modge podge and flowers or tissue paper on a mason jar.

FRIDAY, 6/28 @ 10:00 AM – Friends Friday: Historical Re-Enactment*
Historical actor Pat Jordan portrays the timely story of Carrie Chapman Catt, a suffragist who founded the League of Women Voters.

SUNDAY, 6/30 @ 2:00 PM – Movies that Matter: Barbie*
Based on the Mattel fashion dolls, it is the first live-action Barbie film and follows Barbie and Ken on a journey of self-discovery through both Barbieland and the real world.


Programs in July 2024

MONDAY, 7/1 @ 11:00 AM – Tools for Crafting Resumes & Cover Letters. Register here.
Discover how to utilize library resources, online tools and AI technology to help you create standout resumes & cover letters.

WEDNESDAY, 7/3 @ 10:00 AM – Mystery Book Club: The Long Call by Ann Cleeves
Copies of the book are available to check out at the Circulation Desk. Registration is not required.

MONDAY, 7/8 @ 10:00 AM – Computer Class: Internet Basics. Register here.
The library will provide laptops, which were generously funded by the Friends of the Teaneck Library.

MONDAY, 7/7 & 7/22 @ 4:00 PM – Swiftie Book Club
Let’s read and discuss some of Taylor Swift’s favorite books! 7/8 – The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald. 7/22 – The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern.

TUESDAY, 7/9 @ 10:00 AM – Tuesday Tips: Healthy Snacks. Register here.
Learn to prepare snacks that are delicious and satisfying from a Holy Name Medical Center nutritionist.  Get a tasting and a dose of helpful tips.

TUESDAY, 7/9 @ 2:00 PM – Virtual Best-Selling Author Talk. Register here.
A Visit to Deckawoo Drive with Mercy Watson and Kate DiCamillo

WEDNESDAY, 7/10 @ 6:30 PM – Trivia Night: the 60s. Register here.
Gather your friends for a lively trivia game at the library, where teams compete to test their knowledge on various topics!

THURSDAYS, 7/11, 18, & 25 – 1:00 to 3:00 PM – Teaneck Library at the Farmer’s Market
Stop by the Teaneck Library table to get a library card or find out about upcoming events.  Weather-permitting. The Farmer’s Market is located at Garrison Ave. at Beverly Rd.

FRIDAY, 7/12 @12:00 PM – Speed Friending. Register here.
Come and enjoy a catered lunch while meeting a host of new people. You could end up with a new “bestie” or companion!

MONDAY, 7/15 @ 9:00 AM – Registration starts for August programs.
Visit our Events Calendar.
Under “Date”, select August and hit “search.”

MONDAY, 7/15 @ 10:00 AM – Computer Class: Gmail Basics. Register here.
You need a Gmail account to take this class. The library will provide laptops, which were generously funded by the Friends of the Teaneck Library.

TUESDAY, 7/16 @ 2:00 PM – Virtual Best-Selling Author Talk. Register here.
Surviving the Summer with The Last Kids on Earth and Max Brallier

TUESDAY, 7/16 @ 6:30 PM – Tuesday Tips: Organize Your Home & Life. Register here.
This virtual workshop with a professional organizer will put you on track to a well-organized future!

WEDNESDAY, 7/17 @ 6:30 PM – Decorative Bow Making. Register here.
Receive a step-by-step tutorial on bow making techniques and create bow samples of your own using a variety of ribbons. All materials are provided.

THURSDAY, 7/18 @ 7:00 PM – Outdoor Evening Concert
Savor an evening of music under the night skies with Broadway performer Gay Wilis and musicians.

SUNDAY, 7/21 @ 2:00 PM – Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Quentin Harris*
This concert is sponsored by the Friends of the Library.

TUESDAY, 7/23 @ 2:00 PM – Virtual Best-Selling Author Talk. Register here.
Learning the Power of Poetry with Bestselling Author Elizabeth Acevedo

THURSDAY, 7/25 @ 6:30 PM – Pop Art Ice Cream Paintings. Register here.
Create a colorful ice cream cone painting (or two!) inspired by American pop artist Andy Warhol using pens and watercolor paints.

FRIDAY, 7/26 @ 10:00 AM – Friends Friday: Stephen Sondheim – Worlds to Change*
Theater historian John Kenrick returns with exciting performance videos and fascinating stories of a unique life and dazzling Broadway career.

MONDAY, 7/29 @ 10:00 AM – Adult Book Discussion: Lessons by Ian McEwan
Copies of the book will be available to check out at the Circulation Desk. Registration is not required.

MONDAY, 7/29 @ 7:00 PM – Eco Book Club Meeting
Join the Eco Book Club, a wonderful gathering of folks who share a love of nature and care for the earth, hosted by Teaneck Creek Conservancy and Teaneck Public Library.

TUESDAY, 7/30 @ 2:00 PM – Virtual Best-Selling Author Talk. Register here.
Graphic Novels are Life! Telling Your Own Story in a Graphic Novel with Dan Santat

WEDNESDAY, 7/31 @ 10:30 AM – Ceramics: Morning Class. Register here.
Make and decorate your own plate using colored clay and sea motif stamps.


Programs in August 2024

THURSDAYS, 8/1, 15, 22 & 29 – 1:00 to 3:00 PM – Teaneck Library at the Farmer’s Market
Stop by the Teaneck Library table to get a library card or find out about upcoming events. Weather-permitting. The Farmer’s Market is located at Garrison Ave. at Beverly Rd.

FRIDAY, 8/2 @ 10:00 AM – Friends Friday: Tour Radburn, National Historic Monument*
Take a virtual walking tour of this renowned  planned community, one of only four U.S. Historical Landmarks in New Jersey.

SUNDAY, 8/4 @ 2:00 PM – Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Bryan Wilson*
An innovative cellist and composer of film, media, and concert music, he bridges the gap between multiple genres.

MONDAY, 8/5 @ 10:00 AM – Computer Class: Graphic Design with Canva. Register here.
Learn some basic graphic design techniques with Canva! The library will provide laptops, which were generously funded by the Friends of the Teaneck Library.

MONDAY, 8/5 @ 4:00 PM – Swiftie Book Club
Let’s read and discuss one of Taylor Swift’s favorite books, Rebecca by Daphne du Maurier!

TUESDAY, 8/6 @ 10:30 AM – Tuesday Tips: Successful Aging, Part 1
Learn tips to lead a brain-healthy lifestyle to reduce your risk of dementia. Presented by the Act Now Foundation, made possible by Bergen County Division of Aging.

WEDNESDAY, 8/7 @ 2:00 PM – Virtual Best-Selling Author Talk. Register here.
Behind the Scenes at the Space Station with Smithsonian Curator Dr. Jennifer Levasseur

WEDNESDAY, 8/7 @ 6:00 PM – Flowers in the Garden. Register here.
Paint on canvas in the style of Georgia O’Keeffe, a close-up flower subject whose magnified form fills the canvas and becomes an abstract composition.

WEDNESDAY, 8/7 @ 7:00 PM – Adult & Teen Paint Night. Register here.
Adults and high school students are invited to a fun and relaxing paint night! We’ll create abstract geometric art using acrylic paint and masking tape.

MONDAY, 8/12 @ 6:00 PM – Cookbook Club
Try a new recipe from a selected cookbook and share your experience. Registration is not required.

TUESDAY, 8/13 @ 10:30 AM – Tuesday Tips: Successful Aging, Part 2
Learn tips to lead a brain-healthy lifestyle to reduce your risk of dementia. Presented by the Act Now Foundation, made possible by Bergen County Division of Aging.

THURSDAY, 8/15 @ 2:00 PM – Virtual Best-Selling Author Talk. Register here.
The Golden Ticket to College Admissions Is Not What You Think: Redefining Success for Parents of Teens with Irena Smith, PhD

WEDNESDAY, 8/21 @ 7:00 PM – Virtual Best-Selling Author Talk. Register here.
An Exploration of Friendship, Reckoning, and Hope with novelist Shelby Van Pelt

MONDAY, 8/26 @ 10:00 AM – Adult Book Discussion: Everything I Never Told You by Celeste Ng
Copies of the book will be available to check out at the Circulation Desk. Registration is not required.