Adult Programs

Make a New Year's Resolution to read more in 2020.

Set and register your reading goal here by January 31 or at the Reference Desk starting January 2. 

Keep track of your book tally here or any other way you wish. Paper reading logs are available at the Reference Desk beginning January 2. Report to the Reference Department when you've reached your goal.

Earn bragging rights! Be the first to reach your goal or read the most books of all participants.

Reserve a museum pass. Sponsored by Friends of the Tenafly Library. 


Ebooks, eaudiobooks, magazines, music, and movies.

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Print from your mobile device. Use the library's printer to print a document from your mobile device or laptop.

Language Learning 
online Rosetta Stone Library Solution or sign up for in-library adult ESL classes

ESL Classes for Adults

The Tenafly Public Library offers group tutoring and conversation classes. Classes are currently full, but call Rafat Ispahany at 201-568-8680 to put your name on the waiting list.

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

Book Groups & Literary Clubs for Adults

Registration is not required. New members are always welcome. For more information contact our Reference Department at 201-568-8680.

Afternoon Book Club: 2nd Thursdays at 1:30 pm
(meets monthly - find the next meeting date)

  • 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.


Book Talks!: 3rd Thursdays at 7:00 pm
(meets quarterly - find the next meeting date)

  • Registration is not 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: 2nd Tuesdays at 7:00 pm
(meets quarterly - find the next meeting date)

  • 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.​

Great Book Discussion Group: 1st Thursdays at 7:30 pm
(meets monthly - find the next meeting date)

  • Members read and discuss portions of classic and contemporary literature. 

  • Check with one of our reference librarians for information on current readings.

Poetry Circle: 2nd Thursdays at 7:00 pm
(meets monthly - find the next meeting date)

  • Registration is not required.

  • Members read their own poetry or works of their favorite poets.

  • Attendees are welcome to just listen and enjoy.

Culture, Education & Entertainment for Adults

For more information contact our Reference Department at  201-568-8680.

Coffee with a Craft: 1st Thursdays at 2:00 pm

(meets monthly - find the next meeting date)

  • Share coffee and creativity with other crafters.

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

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

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.

Foreign Policy Discussion Group: 1st Mondays at 7:30 pm
(meets monthly - find the next meeting date)

  • 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.

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 Matinee: 3rd Wednesdays at 1:00 pm
(monthly showing - find the next movie)

  • Registration is not required. 

  • Shown on our big screen, a monthly matinee might include an artsy foreign film, a classic hollywood film or a new to DVD Hollywood blockbuster. 

Tech for Novices: 3rd Wednesdays at 11 am

(meets monthly - find the next class date)

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

  • Each month, learn a new skill so that you'll become comfortable using your computer or mobile device.

  • Registration is required. Bring smartphone, tablet or laptop with you.

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Thursday: 10am-9pm
Friday: 10am-5pm
Saturday: 10am - 2pm
Sunday: 12pm - 4pm
(closed Sunday June, July, August)
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