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

12/16/2018
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: The Raritan Ringers

Enjoy beautiful holiday music by The Raritan Ringers. Our program will include popular pieces such as “Let it Snow” and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” as well as traditional holiday carols. The Raritan Ringers are a community group of advanced handbell ringers sponsored by the United Reformed Church of Somerville, NJ. The choir is composed of thirteen ringers from communities in north central New Jersey who enjoy the opportunity to perform challenging music. This free concert is funded by donations to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Doors open at 2:45 pm. No sign-up is needed.

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12/28/2018
10:00 AM

Meditation, Serenity

Follow 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 Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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01/09/2019
12:00 PM

Gentle Chair Yoga - New Time!

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Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. The postures are adaptations of traditional yoga poses which offer increased strength, flexibility, body and breath awareness and overall vitality. This chair yoga class is open to everyone, and no prior yoga experience is needed. The schedule for this six-week session is Wednesdays, January 9 – February 13. The total cost for the session is $35.00. This program is a partnership of Bernardsville Library and Bernardsville Recreation. Register through Bernardsville Recreation’s Community Pass portal; click here to register.

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01/11/2019
10:00 AM

Meditation, Serenity

Follow 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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01/15/2019
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. The dates for this six-week session are Tuesdays, January 15 – February 19. The total cost 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. Register through Bernardsville Recreation’s Community Pass portal. Click here to sign up.

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01/18/2019
11:00 AM

Serious Fun! Organizing Your Digital Photos

With a device that can be a camera and a photo editor right at your fingertips, it is easy to fill a phone with hundreds of photo files (and even easier to quickly lose control of it all). Learn how to organize and manage your photos with these tips, tricks, and apps.
Presenter: Dana Skwirut, Children’s Librarian at Bernards Township Library
This class will be held at Bernards Township Library on Monday, January 14 at 7:00 pm and at Bernardsville Library on Friday, January 18 at 11:00 am. Click here to sign up.

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01/19/2019
10:30 AM

Fifty Book Challenge

booksstackxxJoin our challenge to read fifty books in a year. The group meets several times a year 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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01/19/2019
3:00 PM

Saturday Crafters

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Work 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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01/23/2019
7:00 PM

Thinking Out Loud: A Philosophical Perspective on Contemporary Issues

Are you tired of just replying to texts and emails and refreshing your newsfeed? Do you have a gnawing sense that life should be about more than just earning money and then relaxing at the end of the day? Come hear how philosophy can help us think about ourselves, our relationships, and the contemporary world in our new program series led by Bernardsville resident Philip Walsh. Dr. Walsh has a PhD in philosophy from the University of California, Irvine and is a faculty member of the philosophy department at Fordham University. Our first topic of discussion will be “Yoga, Mindfulness, and the Mind-Body Problem.” Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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01/25/2019
10:00 AM

Meditation, Serenity

Follow 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 Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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01/25/2019
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "The Death of Stalin"

Our movie this month is “The Death of Stalin: A Comedy of Terrors” (2018). When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria,the sadistic secret police chief. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains: just who is running the government? Our movie series is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Advance sign-up is requested, but not required. Click here to sign up.

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01/27/2019
2:00 PM

The Infinite Variety of Shakespeare's Women

In Shakespeare’s plays, women are far outnumbered by men, yet they are among his most compelling characters. Veteran actress Ellen Barry will take us on a memorable journey as she performs and discusses a wide range of the Bard’s female characters, from ingénues to leading ladies to character women and finally crones. Along the way, she shares memories of her own experiences as the woebegone Helena in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the saint-like Hermione in “The Winter’s Tale,” and the comic schemer Maria in “Twelfth Night,” among others. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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01/30/2019
7:00 PM

Healing Lessons: What's Most Important

Our new workshop series led by Andrea Mastrobattista will center on topics to help people on healing journeys, whether they be physical, psychological, emotional, or any combination of those three. Topics will include: family, friends, giving and receiving, care for caregivers, priorities, returning to your optimum health and more. Andrea will draw on the lessons she learned throughout her own healing journey in 2018 and how she discovered what is truly most important in her life. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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02/03/2019
2:00 PM

MAGIC SHOW with Simon Mandal, Illusionist & Comedian

Simon Mandal is one of the most popular corporate magicians in America. He’ll perform an hour of hilarious and exciting magic that you have to see to believe! Due to the sophisticated style of his magic, this program is tailored for adults only. Mr. Mandal, a Bernardsville resident, performs at corporate and private events worldwide, bringing laughter and amazement to sophisticated and discerning people. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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02/05/2019
7:00 PM

Serious Fun! 17 Power Tips for iPhone Users

Build on our previous smartphone sessions in Power Tips for iPhone Users. We’ll cover 17 (give or take!) more tips that will take your iPhone skills to the next level. Note that you’ll need a basic understanding of the iPhone to get the most out of this session, but prior attendance is not required. This session will only look at the iPhone device and will cover up to the latest IOS release.
Presenter: Alexandria Arnold, Director at Bernardsville Library
This class will be held at at Bernardsville Library on Tuesday, February 5 at 7:00 pm and at Bernards Township Library on Wednesday, February 13 at 11:00 am. Click here to sign up.

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02/06/2019
2:00 PM

Let's Talk About It! Sci Fi

What kind of books do you like to read? Do you especially enjoy a certain type, but you’re tired of online conversations about books? If so, come to the Library to talk to people who love to read what you love to read. During the month of February, library staff members are leading conversations about Sci Fi, Romance, Cookbooks and Mysteries–each in one afternoon and one evening session. First up will be Sci Fi on Wednesday, February 6 at 2:00 pm and Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 pm. Bring a list of your favorite titles. It’s free and no sign-up is needed.

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02/08/2019
10:00 AM

Meditation, Serenity

Follow 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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02/08/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A HOLE Lot of Fun! Mini Golf for Teens

On February 8th and 9th, the Library will be transformed into a mini golf course for all to enjoy! Teen Night is 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, February 8. Purchase your tickets at the door! It’s only $5 to play golf. Pizza, drinks, and desserts will be offered for sale. Our mini golf course will have 18 holes with one hole designed by the US Golf Association. Local business sponsors and Bedwell and BHS students are participating in the design and building of the other holes. For more details on this fundraiser for the Friends of the Bernardsville Library, click here!

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02/09/2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A HOLE Lot of Fun! Mini Golf for Families

On February 8th and 9th, the Library will be transformed into a mini golf course for all to enjoy! Family Day is 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 9.  Get your tickets at the door! It’s only$5 for golf. Bagels, donuts, coffee, juice boxes and later hot dogs, hot pretzels, chips, desserts, drinks will be offered for purchase. Our mini golf course will have 18 holes with one hole designed by the US Golf Association. Local business sponsors and Bedwell and BHS students are participating in the design and building of the other holes. The library display cases will also feature exhibits from the U.S. Golf Association during the month of January. For more details on this fundraiser for the Friends of the Bernardsville Library, click here!

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02/09/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A HOLE Lot of Fun! Mini Golf Night Out

On February 8th and 9th, the Library will be transformed into a mini golf course for all to enjoy! Adult Night is 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Saturday, February 9. Get your tickets at the door! It’s only $35 for golf, food, and beer or wine. [Advance sign-up is requested, but not required.] We’ll have international cuisine from local restaurants plus appetizers and desserts (Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, American). Our mini golf course will have 18 holes with one hole designed by the US Golf Association. Local business sponsors and Bedwell and BHS students are participating in the design and building of the other holes. The library display cases will also feature exhibits from the U.S. Golf Association during the month of January. For more details on this fundraiser for the Friends of the Bernardsville Library, click here!

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