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Tenafly Library Friends

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Manhattan Short Film Festival

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The 10 MANHATTAN SHORT 2023 finalists hail from eight countries with films from Australia, Afghanistan, Finland, Iran, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and Canada alongside three short films from the USA.

This riveting MANHATTAN SHORT 2023 line-up is linked by a common theme: how we face adversity, whether it is imposed by others or arises from personal circumstances. The Final Ten short film selections feature narratives that are dramatic, sometimes humorous, occasionally magical and always inspirational!

The MANHATTAN SHORT Final Ten are:
Sunless (USA), Voice Activated (Australia), Yellow (Afghanistan), Tuulikki (Finland), The Family Circus (USA), Career Day (USA), Snail (Iran), The Record (Switzerland), The Stupid Boy (UK), Soleil De Nuit (Canada).

Sunday Concerts

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2023-2024 concert schedule Sundays 2pm

  • October 22: Richard Baratta Jazz Quartet

  • November 5: Metamorphic Winds Saxophone Quartet

  • December 10: Mel's Jazz Zone

  • January 21 (snow date January 28): TreeOh!

  • February 11: Metamorphic Winds Quartet present Music to Celebrate Black History Month

  • March 17: New Jersey Choral Society

  • April 14: Columbia University Physicians and Surgeon's Musicians Guild

  • May 19: Nelson Riveros Jazz Guitar

No registration required.

Concerts take place in the Edna Kawulitzki Art Gallery of the Tenafly Public Library. Concerts are free of charge and seating is available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Richard Baratta Jazz Quartet and Mel's Jazz Zone concerts are presented in honor of Murray Slochover and funded with a generous donation by Dr. Louis Mandel of Tenafly.

Join the Tenafly Library Friends


Your annual membership fee and donation helps the library provide programs and services such as:

  • The Sunday Afternoon Concert Series

  • Museum Pass program

  • High School Scholarships

  • Student Atlas Donations

  • Manhattan Short Film Festival

  • Special children's programming including Summer Reading

  • The Tenafly Library Digital Archive

  • Tuesday Matinee Movies

  • Fall Apple Cider Social

... and much more!

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Levels of membership:

$15 individual, $25 dual, $40 family, $50 supporter, $100 benefactor, $100+ patron.

To join by mail complete this form, make your check payable to Tenafly Library Friends and send to:

The Tenafly Library Friends
c/o The Tenafly Public Library
100 Riveredge Road
Tenafly, NJ 07670


For more information about the Tenafly Library Friends, send an email to

Volunteer Opportunities


Whether helping sort donation books for our book sale, representing the Friends at Community Functions, or organizing and hosting our Sunday afternoon concert series, volunteers help with tasks large and small.

All Friends members are welcome to attend our monthly meetings which are usually held on Monday evenings at 7 pm.  Check the library's event calendar for the next meeting date.

For more information about the Tenafly Library Friends, send an email to

Members of the Tenafly Library Friends at the 2017 Tenafly Community Night
Current Projects

Our newest LFL is located in Griffin Park near the playground swings. It's filled with children's books for your reading pleasure. Take a book home or read while taking a break from play.

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Pick up some free books and start reading! We've placed a Little Free Library at the bus stop on the corner of Piermont and Hillside, across from the Tenafly Classic Diner.  Visitors are encouraged to take a book as they pass by!

Little Free Libary across from the Tenafly Classic Diner sponsored by the Tenafly Librar Friends

Little Free Library

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