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Winter view of Hydrangea plants at the entrance of the Tenafly Public Library

Adult Programs


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Book Groups & Literary Clubs for Adults

Registration is usually required for meetings. New members are always welcome. For more information, contact our Reference Department at 201-568-8680. Find upcoming adult programs and activities here.

Afternoon Book Club: 2nd Thursdays 11:30 am
(meets monthly

  • Copies of the current book can usually be picked up at the service desk the week of the previous month's meeting.

  • On hiatus in July and August.

  • Contact Julie Marallo at for more information.


Book Talks!: 3rd Tuesday at 7:00 pm
(meets bimonthly

  • Registration is required.

  • In this group, members share great book suggestions with each other.

  • This is a great club for readers who are looking for new authors or genres or simply like to talk about books.

Cookbook Club: Mondays at 6:00 pm -- special activities on other days
(meeting or take-home activity monthly

  • Members check out a cookbook from the Service Desk prior to the meeting. 

  • Each member makes one of the recipes in the book and brings samples for other members to taste.​

  • Some months members take kits home to create recipes with a new spice, plant herbs in a pot or other food-themed activities

Tuesday Evening Book Club: 4th Tuesdays at 7:00 pm

(meets monthly)

  • Copies of the current book can usually be picked up at the service desk the week of the previous month's meeting.

  • Contact Marcia Literati at for more information.

Adults at the 2017 Manhattan Shorts Film Festival viewing at theTenafly Public Library

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Language Learning 
for information about in-library adult ESL classes and resources

ESL Classes for Adults

The Tenafly Public Library offers group tutoring and conversation classes.  Classes continue through the school year.

2023-2024 classes are full. We are not accepting applicaitons at this time.

If you are interested in volunteering as an ESL tutor,  email our ESL Coordinator, Rafat Ispahany, at rafat.ispahany@

Culture, Education & Entertainment for Adults

For more information contact our Reference Department at  201-568-8680. Find upcoming adult programs and activities here.

Crafternoons & Saturday Crafts: days and times vary

(meets irregularly/rotates with Cookbook Club Craft)

  • A different project using different skills and supplies each month. 

  • No experience is necessary and all materials are supplied unless specifically noted.

  • Registration is required. 

Concerts Sponsored by the Tenafly Library Friends
(Sunday afternoons in the fall and spring)

  • Registration is not required.

  • Come early as seating is limited for these extremely popular concerts.

  • Visit the Friends page for listing of upcoming concerts

Foreign Policy Discussion Group: 1st Mondays at 1 pm
(meets monthly)

  • Registration is not required. 

  • This group belongs to the Foreign Policy Association (FPA)  which is a national, grassroots foreign policy discussion program that was founded in 1918.  

  • Monthly topics are selected from annual Great Decisions Briefing Book which is published by the FPA.

  • On hiatus in July and August.

Knitting Club

(meets at 10am - usually 1st Monday each month)

  • Bring your own project or start a new one.

  • We have a limited supply of yarns and needles to help beginners get started.

  • Instruction & advice provided by experienced knitters.

  • Crocheters welcome


Lectures and Workshops

  • Special one-time only events like, Meal Planning for Good Nutrition, Introduction to Chinese Caligraphy, and the Manhattan Short Film Festival take place each month.

  • Check out our events calendar or contact the Reference Department at 201-568-8680 for more information. 

  • Registration is often required for these events.

Movie Screenings (sponsored by the Tenafly Library Friends)​

  • Tuesday Morning Movie Matinees. Monthly (usually 2nd Tuesday of the month at 11 am) screenings of popular and critically acclaimed movies.

  • Manhattan Short Film Festival. Takes place each fall.  Short films screen simultaneously across the world during a one-week period, with the Best Film and Best Actor awards determined by ballots cast by audiences in each participating venue. By virtue of their selection by MANHATTAN SHORT, each short film is automatically Oscar-qualified.

Paint Nites: Thursdays at 7 pm

(Thursday at 7pm quarterly)

  • Create your own painting on canvas while following along with a paint video and with help from our staff.

  • Paint, brushes and canvas supplied.

  • Beginners welcome.

Tech Tutoring: Wednesdays

(meets several times each month)

  • Everything you wanted to know about tech but were afraid to ask. 

  • Learn to use Libby to read ebooks, set up and use an email account and more

  • Individual 1/2 hour appointment at 10:30am, 11:00am, 2:00pm or 2:30pm

  • Bring your own device fully charged.

  • Registration is required.

  • Contact Reference Librarian, Jinwoo Yi, at for more information.

  • Appointments take place in the library. Our staff members cannot meet at your home or other locations.

  • Although library staff members can provide limited tech assistance at other times, they cannot provide extensive help for tech issues. Please make a Tech Expert appointment for any situations that require more than a few minutes to resolve.

Tech Tutoring

Library of Things - Your library is more than books

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Borrow more than just books from your library.  Our Library of Things is available to Tenafly Library cardholders only.  All items must be picked up and returned to the Tenafly Library. Most items can be checked our for 2 weeks. (Museum passes are checked out for 2 days.)

  • board and card games - for kids, teens & adults

  • STEM Kits: Ozobots & Snap Circuits (for elementary school children)

  • Museum passes brought to you by the TENAFLY LIBRARY FRIENDS for free admission to local museums - click here to learn more

  • Mobile hotspots - click here to learn more


Call the Children's Room at 201-568-8680 or email for more information.

Adult Event Calendar

Adult Event Calendar
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