Adult Program Listing

Our up-coming programs are listed below. Please browse through them and sign up for as many as you like!

 

Upcoming Events

12/06/2016
3:30 PM

Bernards High School Madrigal Ensemble

music notesThe Bernards High School Madrigals, under the direction of Matthew LaPine, will fill the library with beautiful holiday music. Join us for the music and cookies compliments of the Friends of the Bernardsville Library.  Free. Just drop by and enjoy. No sign-up is needed.

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12/07/2016
7:00 PM

Give Your Holiday Cakes & Cookies a Professional Look

hollyLearn simple techniques to dress up your favorite holiday desserts with hand-painted chocolate holly leaves or sparkling white chocolate snowflakes. You’ll be surprised how easy it is. Taught by Youth Services Librarian Tammy Lee who’s been honing her baking skills since she was five years old. Please bring two sandwich size plastic containers to store your creations. All other materials will be supplied. For adults and teens too. Free. Space is limited and advance sign-up is required. Click here to sign up.

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12/09/2016
10:00 AM

Monthly Meditations

monthlymeditations, webFollow through on your intention to learn and practice meditation. We will explore different types of meditation with a time of sharing to follow for those who are so inclined. First timers and those with any meditation experience are welcome. This meditation program is led by Mary Bodenstein and Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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12/11/2016
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: Rivers

rivers-bandJoin us for an afternoon of original music by the band Rivers. The all-acoustic trio will be performing a selection of previously released and unreleased music. Rivers’ “soul folk” is splashed with different eras of country, blues and funk music. With strong vocals, their raw sound comes from traditional instruments, implementing upright bass, guitar, banjo and percussion. A smattering of genre-bending sounds, Rivers is an experience unlike anything else. This is a free concert funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Doors open at 2:45 pm. No sign-up is needed.

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12/14/2016
3:30 PM - 5:30 PM

Paper Holiday Wreath Workshop

paper wreath, LSUse wrapping paper and construction paper to create a unique holiday wreath with a splash of color—a perfect gift for the holidays. After learning the process from staff member and artist Laura Shabazz, you can make more at home using scrapbook paper, magazine pages or more wrapping paper. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own colorful paper. Free. Space is limited to 12 participants and advance sign-up is required. For adults and teens, too. Click here to sign up.

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12/15/2016
7:00 PM

An Introduction to Champagne

champagne-glassesJoin food and wine writer Dr. Mark R. Vogel for a journey into the world of champagne!  Learn about the Champagne region of France, the grapes, and how champagne is made.  He’ll also review how to select, store and serve this fascinating wine, followed by a tasting of bubblies from around the globe. Dr. Vogel is a clinical psychologist, professionally trained chef, food and wine writer, lecturer, and novelist. Free. Space is limited and advance sign-up is required. Click here to sign up.

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01/10/2017
7:00 PM

Reiki: The Art of Energy Healing

nidhi-idnaniNidhi Idnani, a certified Reiki master/ teacher and a meditation coach, will help listeners understand the meaning, the underlying concept, the history, and the benefits of Reiki, a healing technique for such issues as stress, insomnia, anxiety disorder, and pain. The session will end with Q&A and a brief demonstration of Reiki. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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01/13/2017
10:00 AM

Monthly Meditations

monthlymeditations, webFollow through on your intention to learn and practice meditation. We will explore different types of meditation with a time of sharing to follow for those who are so inclined. First timers and those with any meditation experience are welcome. This meditation program is led by Mary Bodenstein and Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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01/16/2017
3:00 PM

English Language Classes Begin

ESL notebookThe next session of English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) classes will begin on Monday, January 16. Classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays at both 3:00 pm and 7:15 pm and will run through April 6. There is no charge to attend and students may attend classes in more than one timeslot if they wish. Advance registration is optional. Just come to the first class, or click here to sign up. If you’d like to volunteer to be an ESL teacher (no special background is required, just a facility with English), please call Madelyn English at 908-766-0118.

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01/17/2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Yoga Basics

Suitable for all students, this class offers an integrated sequence of poses designed to warm up the body and then work toward a specific intention within the natural movements of the spine. Pranayama (breath work) and a final deep relaxation are integral to every class. This is a six-week session on Tuesdays, January 17 – February 21 at 1:00 pm. The total cost for the session is $35.00. Please bring a yoga mat; a yoga blanket is helpful, although not required. This program is a partnership of Bernardsville Library and Bernardsville Recreation. Registration through Bernardsville Recreation’s Community Pass portal begins JANUARY 3. Click here to register after January 3, 2017.

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01/20/2017
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Bingo Night!

bingoThe Friends of Bernardsville Public Library are sponsoring a fun-filled night of bingo, right in the library’s Community Room. From 6:30 to 9:00 pm, everyone is invited to join the fun. Bring your friends and family as we play 15 games for cash and special prizes valued from $10 to $100. Admission ($25 at the door) includes a game booklet with 3 game cards good for all games played, an ink stamper and snacks/drinks. Pizza will be available for purchase at 6:30 pm. Games start at 7:00 pm. Attendees must be 18 or older. Proceeds will support Library programs.

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01/21/2017
3:00 PM

Fifty Book Challenge

booksstackxxJoin our challenge to read fifty books in a year. The group meets quarterly for reading suggestions, feedback and refreshments. Link here to our 50 Book Challenge resources. New members are always welcome. Free. Click here to email Pat Kennedy-Grant to receive meeting reminders and other information.

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01/21/2017
3:00 PM

Saturday Crafters

crafters2Work on your own projects, get tips and chat with the group. You’ll also find out about new library craft resources.
Free. No sign-up is needed.

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01/24/2017
7:00 PM

Remember the Ladies

carol-levin-as-abigail-adamsDressed as Abigail Adams, Carol Simon Levin will perform a “collective biography” highlighting influential women and events in American history. From Adams, who famously wrote to her husband John asking that the Continental Congress “remember the ladies,” Ms. Levin will look ahead to Dolly Madison and then to the Seneca Falls Convention in 1848, to the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote, and to pioneering women politicians. Her recently published coloring book, “Remember the Ladies,” will be available for purchase. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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01/25/2017
7:00 PM

Make YOUR Difference

Andrea MastrobattistaEven though it doesn’t feel like it at times, you absolutely have the ability to make a positive difference in the world. Throughout this workshop series, Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista will help you uncover what makes you unique and then cultivate those talents and skills so that you are making YOUR difference every day. In this first meeting of the year, we will demystify the notion that being different is scary or wrong. Come to this workshop to discover what being different truly means and the positive ways it impacts your life. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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01/29/2017
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: Blue Jersey Band

Ellen and Frank Ruck of the Blue Jersey BandBlue Jersey Band brings an eclectic mix of swing, jazz, bluegrass, and gypsy jazz to their performances. There’s something for everyone in tunes from the 1920s, ’30s, ’40s, ’50s, and ’60s. With Frank Ruck on mandolin, guitar and vocals, Ellen Ruck on guitar and vocals, and John Burton on bass guitar, they provide a lively, swinging afternoon of music. This free concert is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Doors open at 2:45 pm. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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02/08/2017
7:30 PM

Costume Jewelry: A Cultural Stroll Through The Decades

Marilyn VisakayMarilyn Visakay, an accredited (ASA) personal property appraiser and consultant with over 30 years’ experience in the field of antiques and decorative arts, will present an overview highlighting how American costume jewelry evolved and changed throughout 20th century America and what events influenced its design. Learn what characteristics affect desirability in the vintage/antique markets and how to safeguard and preserve vintage and antique treasures. Audience members may bring one piece of their own jewelry for identification and discussion. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up. Please note start time.

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02/10/2017
10:00 AM

Monthly Meditations

monthlymeditations, webFollow through on your intention to learn and practice meditation. We will explore different types of meditation with a time of sharing to follow for those who are so inclined. First timers and those with any meditation experience are welcome. This meditation program is led by Mary Bodenstein and Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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02/15/2017
7:30 PM

Living as a Woman in the Muslim World

gillian-hettingerDr. Gillian Hettinger will offer a first-hand account of the experience of living as a woman in Saudi Arabia. While completing her doctorate in the early 1990’s, her husband accepted a job in Riyadh, and she joined him there. She will speak about her personal experiences living in the Muslim world, her initial impressions, day-to-day encounters and lasting memories. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up. Please note start time.

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02/16/2017
10:30 AM

Gentle Chair Yoga

Chair yogaThis gentle yoga class combines simple breath and movement to increase circulation in joints, strengthen major muscle groups and relax the nervous system. The benefits of this time-honored practice can include increased energy, mental clarity and mobility, better sleep, healthy digestion, and decreased pain. No prior yoga experience is needed. This class, taught by Julie Shaw, will run on Thursday mornings, February 16-March 30 (no class on March 23) at 10:30 am.  The cost is $35 for six sessions. This program is a partnership of Bernardsville Library and Bernardsville Recreation. Register through Bernardsville Recreation’s Community Pass portal beginning JANUARY 3. Click here to register after January 3, 2017.

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