Adult Program Listing

Our up-coming programs are listed below. Click on the title for more information and to sign up if registration is needed.

Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
03/13/2015
10:00 AM

Monthly Meditations

monthlymeditations, webCome meditate in a circle of consciousness. 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 Gail Mardfin. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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03/13/2015
5:00 PM

Poetry Anthology 2015-Last day to submit!

RVF

Local poets are invited to submit two poems to the library by Friday, March 13, 2015, to commemorate National Poetry Month in April. After the submissions are received, the Raritan Valley Federation of Libraries will sponsor the publication of a Poetry Anthology, and poets whose work is chosen for the Anthology will be invited to read their work at Bernardsville Library on Thursday, May 7 at 7:00 pm. This will be followed by an open mic. Click here for more details on how to submit your poems.

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03/19/2015
5:00 PM

Altered Book Contest-Last day to submit!

Altered bookBernardsville Library will be hosting its first Altered Book Contest as part of the statewide NJ Makers Day (March 21). An altered book is any book that has been made into an art object. A simple Google search for altered books will reveal a huge range of possibilities. Stop by the library after Feb. 23 to pick up a book to alter and bring it back before 5:00 pm on March 19 to enter. Or, you can use your own book, if you prefer. The winner in each age category (adults 18+, teens 12-17, and kids under 11 with a parent’s help) will receive a gift card. Click here for the altered book information sheet. Email lshabazz@bernardsvillelibrary.org if you have any questions about this contest.

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03/21/2015
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

NJ Makers Day 2015

makerdaylogoJoin us for the inaugural NJ Makers Day to celebrate and share maker culture. On this day, entrepreneurs, small business owners and young professionals, as well as children, teens and parents from across the state will share their enthusiasm for and interest in the culture of making and creating. We’ll have many activities and displays at the library–both techie and craft–for people in all age groups. Click here for more information. Free. Just drop in; no sign-up is needed.

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03/21/2015
3:00 PM

Saturday Crafters

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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03/22/2015
2:00 PM

Tea & Conversation with Idra Novey

Idra Novey

Idra Novey

Julie Maloney, Director of Women Reading Aloud, will conduct an up-close and personal interview with award-winning poet and translator Idra Novey. Ms. Novey is the author  of Clarice: The Visitor (2014), a collection of poems and images in collaboration with the artist Erica Baum. Earlier poetry collections include Exit, Civilian, selected for the 2011 National Poetry Series, and The Next Country, a finalist for the 2008 Foreword Book of the Year Award in poetry. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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03/24/2015
7:00 PM

Medicare Basics For Baby Boomers

medical symbolAre you approaching Medicare eligibility? Do you know the difference between original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medigap Supplement? In this two-hour seminar, learn the facts from Neil Berger, a Human Resources professional with more than 35 years’ experience: find out what Medicare covers, when to apply, penalties for late enrollment, and the options available to you. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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03/25/2015
7:00 PM

Live Your Most Fulfilling Life

Andrea MastrobattistaDo you feel you are not yet living the life you were meant to live? Are there aspects of your life that need improvement? In this session of “Live Your Most Fulfilling Life,” Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista will help participants feel worthy of living a life that fulfills them even if they think they’ve made mistakes and feel they’ve wasted precious time. This workshop will provide a huge boost to self-esteem and a new, positive outlook. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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03/31/2015
7:00 PM

Hindsight is 20/20: Managing Your Career

Marcia Glatman

Executive search consultant and career coach Marcia Glatman of HRD Consultants will discuss career management and what it means to be the one who decides what you want to do in your professional life. Learn how to control your professional destiny and career path; control where you work and in what kind of corporate culture; control the education you need for advancement; and much more. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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04/08/2015
7:00 PM

"Flying Higher: A WASP Takes Wing" - Re-scheduled

WASPsIn “Flying Higher: A WASP Takes Wing,” Carol Simon Levin will tell the story of the amazing WASPs, the women airforce service pilots of World War II, through the eyes of Ann Baumgartner Carl, a Jersey girl who trained as a WASP and then became the only American woman to test-fly experimental planes during the war and the first woman in the world to fly a jet airplane! Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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04/10/2015
10:00 AM

Monthly Meditations

monthlymeditations, webCome meditate in a circle of consciousness. 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 Gail Mardfin. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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04/12/2015
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Homes of Distinction 2015

Little Brook Farm-webSave the date!  This year’s Homes of Distinction will be held at Little Brook Farm in Bernardsville. Little Brook Farm has a long and charming history. Portions of the house and outbuildings date back to the 1840’s, but the property is primarily associated with the Babbott family, which lovingly developed the property into a gracious country estate in the mid-1930’s. Watch this space for more details from the Bernardsville Library Foundation.

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04/14/2015
7:00 PM

Speaking from Spirit

speaking from spiritIf you have ever wondered what mediumship is or how it works, here is your chance to experience it. Join us for a demonstration and a discussion of RoseMarie Rubinetti Cappiello’s new book “Speaking from Spirit.” Ms. Cappiello will bring forth those Spirits who seek to make connection with people in the audience—connections which often affect the whole group profoundly. She will also answer any questions about her book, the process of mediumship, energy or the understanding of Spirit. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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04/18/2015
3:00 PM

Saturday Crafters

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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04/22/2015
7:00 PM

The Solar System

GlobeIt may be Earth Day, but tonight we’ll be looking beyond our planet into the solar system. John Andrews, a mechanical engineer who worked 21 years for Bell Labs in Murray Hill and the past 12 years for Integrated Photonics, Inc., will present stunning astrophotos from space probes, land-based telescopes and the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. We will start from the sun and visit all the planets in our solar system in which Earth is a mere dust mote circling in the narrow habitable zone around our star. Our visit to each of the other planets will reveal the harsh reality of being too close or too far from the sun. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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04/23/2015
6:00 PM

Goldfinch 2015 Poetry Reading

goldfinch2012Members of Women Who Write whose work is published in Goldfinch 2015 will read their work at this book launch party, followed by readings by other members of the group. There will also be an open mic with a sign-up sheet at the door. Free. No registration is needed.

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04/25/2015
3:00 PM

50 Book Challenge

Join 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. Sign up here to receive meeting reminders and other information.

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04/28/2015
7:00 PM

67 is the new 65: A Boomers’ Guide to Social Security

social securityWhat is the earliest age at which you can begin receiving Social Security benefits? The earliest age you can receive full Social Security benefits? How much can you earn in a year and still collect full benefits? Can you collect benefits based on a former spouse’s work record? Learn the answers to these questions and more at this informative, easy-to-understand seminar led by Neil Berger, a Human Resources professional with more than 35 years’ experience. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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04/29/2015
7:00 PM

Live Your Most Fulfilling Life

puzzleWhose life is it anyway? You were not put on this earth to live anyone else’s life but your own. Attend this workshop to start building the “courage muscles” that will help you stand up for yourself and the life you are destined to live. Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista leads this monthly thought-provoking journey of conversations and brainstorming sessions where you can discover your own most fulfilling life. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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05/03/2015
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: Rhonda Denét

Rhonda DenetRhonda Denét and the Silver Fox Duo will perform “Mostly Motown,” a review of classic rhythm & blues and soul of the 1960s and 1970s with a focus on songs from Motown’s heyday. The group expertly brings this music to life sparking memories and possibly inspiring a sing-along across generations. This free concert is funded by The Friends of the Bernardsville Library. No sign-up is needed. Doors open at 2:45 pm.

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