Adult Programs

For more details, please visit our Program Calendar here.

*These programs are made possible by generous funding from the Friends of Teaneck Public Library. Information on joining the Friends is available at

Ongoing Programs:

One-on-One Tech Help – Tuesdays @ 10 AM & Thursdays 7 PM

Need computer or internet help? Want to set up your Libby account? Schedule a one-on-one appointment with us! Register

Live Guided Meditation – WEDNESDAYS @ 6:30 PM [Zoom]

Join Sujatha via Zoom for a guided meditation to help find calm and inner peace during this tumultuous time. 

Programs for January 2023

Author Talk: Teaneck’s Own Eleanor Kohn on Death by Yoga* – Friday 1/27 @ 10 AM

Death By Yoga is a gripping fictional murder investigation written by Eleanor Kohn. Set in Teaneck, learn why she chose our yoga community as the backdrop for her novel.

Cookbook Club – Monday 1/30 @ 6 PM

Try a new recipe from selected cookbooks, discuss and enjoy sharing your experience at the meeting.

Programs for February 2023

“Bearing witness: Memorializing the Legacy of Samuel Jackson” Soil Exhibit – Thursday 2/2 @ 7 PM

The SOIL EXHIBIT represents the single documented Lynching in the state of New Jersey. Presenter: Rabbi Sirbu, Temple Emeth, Chairperson of the Social Justice Remembrance Coalition’s Soil Exhibit. This program is sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance Committee and the Teaneck Library.

Friday Morning Performance: Don Glaser Jazz Trio* – Friday 2/3 @10 AM

Enjoy the music of Teaneck’s own Don Glaser and his jazz trio. Glaser plays “elegant, sumptuous, swinging piano” and sings standards that are sure to make you smile, from “Love is Here to Stay” to “I Get a Kick Out of You”.

Lunar New Year Celebration: Shadow Puppet Show – Sunday 2/5 @ 2 PM

We’ll kick off the festivities with a Craft & Storytime for children at 1 PM. Next, the Chinese Theatre Works presents an award-winning shadow puppet show, Tiger Tales, suitable for the whole family.

Chocolate Covered Everything – Wednesday 2/8 @ 6:30 PM

Do you want to give a yummy chocolate gift bag this holiday season? Or maybe you just want to indulge in some delicious chocolate snacks. Join librarian and chocolate lover Jennifer Carlin and learn how to dip your favorite foods in chocolate. Registration required.

Remembering the SPORTS and MUSIC LEGENDS of Bergen County – Thursday, 2/9 @ 7 PM

Presented by Thomas Monroe, Graduate of Norfolk State University, Educator, Coach, member of the Englewood Historical Society.  This program is sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance Committee and the Teaneck Library.

Crochet Workshop and Conversation – Monday 2/13 @ 7 PM

Looking for a fun new hobby?  Join our crocheting workshop led by our staff crochet wizard, Ofelia.  Open to drop-ins and beginners.

Ceramics: Get Creative with Clay – Wednesday 2/15 @ 7 PM

Peter Lagomarsino, a professional potter and artist, brings his mobilestudio to the library. After you’ve created your “masterpiece”, Peter will kiln-fire, glaze, and return it to you as a lasting keepsake or beautiful gift! Registration required.

Archaelogical Findings at Dunkerhook – Thursday 2/16 @ 7 PM

A historic African American Community in Paramus, this research has uncovered archaeological deposits containing thousands of artifacts that help to describe the everyday lives and activities of the Bennett household who lived in the community from its founding in the 1830s until the 1910s. Presenters include Prof. Chris Matthews, Chair of the Department of Anthropology at MSU, and Will Williams, an MSU alum and current student at the CUNY Graduate Center. This program is sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance Committee and the Teaneck Library.

George Washington, New Jersey and the Revolutionary War* – Friday 2/17 @ 10 AM

History Buff and lifelong learning lecturer Joel Farkas wants to prove that history matters; the people and events of the past have shaped the world we live in today.  In this fun and thought provoking lecture we’ll learn how our first president helped found our country in our home state of New Jersey.

Concert by Fort Lee Saxophone Quartet* – Monday, 2/20 @ 2 PM

Join us for a special concert featuring an all-women woodwind ensemble performing a program celebrating music composed, arranged and performed by African Americans. Selections by James Scott, Scott Joplin, Henry Creamer, WC Handy, Eubie Blake, Ulysses Kay, Duke Ellington and others will be highlighted for this concert.

Writing Workshop – Wednesday 2/22 @ 6:30 PM

Have you always wanted to write a novel, non-fiction, poetry or a movie, or just be a better writer? Join our 8-week workshop and unlock your creativity!  This class is continuing and full, closed to additional attendees.

Health and Nutrition: Looking at Health and Nutritional needs in Community – Thursday, 2/23 @ 7 PM

Learn about healthy living through great nutrition and keeping up with a fitness program that is manageable and fun.  Presenter: Marie Trice Jenkins, Consultant for Marble Jam Foundation, Fitness Instructor and Nutritionist specializing in the needs of Autistic and other neurodiverse members of the community. Maria holds a BA in Sociology from Wesleyan University. This program is sponsored by the Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Observance Committee and the Teaneck Library.

Belle Da Costa Greene: A Personal Librarian to J.P. Morgan* – Friday 2/24 @ 10 AM

Join Erica Ciallela, a public historian and fellow at the Morgan Library to learn more about Belle da Costa Greene, one of the most powerful women of the Twentieth Century. Her fascinating story is fictionalized in the popular book “The Personal Librarian”.

Music on a Sunday Afternoon: Guitar Concert by Francisco Roldán* – Sunday 2/26 @ 2 PM

Roldán will present a diverse, rhythmic and melodious program with music from Spain, Germany, Puerto Rico, Paraguay and Italy.

Adult Book Discussion: The Dutch House by Ann Patchett – Monday 2/27 @ 10 AM

The Dutch House by Ann Patchett tells the story of a brother and sister, Danny and Maeve Conroy, who grow up in a mansion known as the Dutch House, and chronicles their lives over five decades. The novel was a finalist for the 2020 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction.

Libby, Kanopy & Hoopla 101 – Monday 2/27 @ 11:30 PM

Learn how to stream movies, borrow comics, and check out eBooks and eAudioBooks on your device or Kindle during this live demonstration!

Crochet Workshop and Conversation – Monday 2/27 @ 7 PM

Looking for a fun new hobby?  Join our crocheting workshop led by our staff crochet wizard, Ofelia.  Open to drop-ins and beginners.

Eco Book Club – Monday 2/27 @ 7 PM

Hosted by Teaneck Creek Conservancy and the Library, we share, learn and discuss a variety of environmental and nature-themed books and topics. This month’s title is: The Unlikely Thru-Hiker: An Appalachian Trail Journey by Derick Lugo