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

Date/Time
Event
07/27/2016
7:00 PM

I Can and I Am: Believe in Yourself and Achieve Your Dreams

Andrea MastrobattistaThis is your year to make wonderful things happen in your life. Join Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista for monthly gatherings with lively instruction, discussion, brainstorming and inspirational activities to help you achieve your dreams. Since we are each unique humans, what works for one person will be different for another. This month, we will create an individualized game plan to help you achieve your goals. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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07/28/2016
7:00 PM

Gotcha! Snapshots That Made History

V–J_day_in_Times_SquareSome of the images we remember best are snapshots—moments captured on camera purely by luck. In this program, New Jersey photojournalist Jim DelGiudice will look at photos that changed history by accident. Along with each image, we’ll examine its historical context—how and why the event happened—and what it was that made the photographer say… “Gotcha!” Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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08/01/2016
7:00 PM

Martial Arts Demonstration

tae kwon doIn this demonstration by Master Kwon of Power Training Center, witness the focus, discipline and self-confidence that tae kwon do fosters in children and adults. This program is appropriate for children (ages six years and up) as well as adults. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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08/08/2016
7:00 PM

Hula Hooping for Fun and Fitness

hula hoopsWatch a hula hooping demonstration by certified personal trainer Sharon Sutera and then try it yourself!  Build core strength, get a great low impact cardio workout, and have fun too. Hoops will be provided to participants and registration is required beginning Monday, July 25. [Weather permitting, this program will take place outdoors. If we need to move indoors, spots will be limited to twenty. If this is the case, we will contact you by noon on August 8 to let you know if we have a spot for you.]

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08/11/2016
7:00 PM

Learn Italic Calligraphy

CalligraphyItalic calligraphy is the most elegant of the popular calligraphic scripts. This class, for both beginners and those with some Italic experience, will be taught by Pat Schor and Barbara Bregman, who have almost 30 years’ experience addressing envelopes and designing invitations, escort cards and more for their clients. Bring a greeting card with you if you’d like to personalize a notecard or birthday wish using beautiful calligraphy. Writing materials will be provided. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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08/12/2016
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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08/31/2016
7:00 PM

I Can and I Am: Believe in Yourself and Achieve Your Dreams

goalThis is your year to make wonderful things happen in your life. Join Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista for monthly gatherings with lively instruction, discussion, brainstorming and inspirational activities to help you achieve your dreams. In July, we put together personal game plans, but now the tasks may seem a bit overwhelming. At this workshop, you will learn how to take your goals and organize them into manageable, achievable milestones that we will celebrate throughout the process. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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09/09/2016
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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09/11/2016
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

9/11 Remembrance

Join us at the flagpole flag, usaas we remember the two Bernardsville residents who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

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09/12/2016
3:00 PM

English Language Classes Begin

ESL notebookThe next session of English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) classes will begin on Monday, September 12. Classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays at both 3:00 pm and 7:15 pm and will run through November 17. 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.

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09/14/2016
7:00 PM

Financial Planning: A Wake-Up Call for Women!

dollar signMarriage, children, divorce, and loss of a spouse can all strain a woman’s finances and detour her financial well-being. Come listen to Ash Rajan of Janney Montgomery Scott and start developing an understanding your own financial landscape. This program will introduce steps for preparing for such life-changes. Mr. Rajan counsels affluent families, advising them and their heirs on the acquisition, preservation and transfer of their wealth. Light refreshments. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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09/16/2016
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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09/17/2016
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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09/21/2016
7:00 PM

"The Silver Baron's Wife"

Silver-Barons-WifeDonna Baier Stein, author of The Silver Baron’s Wife, will read from and talk about her new historical novel that traces a beautiful woman’s search for love, wealth, and faith in the heady silver mining days of 19th century Colorado. The legendary Baby Doe Tabor was a fiercely independent woman who worked in the mines, became the key figure in one of the West’s most scandalous love triangles, and after a devastating stock market crash destroyed her second husband’s vast fortune, lived in isolation at the Matchless Mine in Leadville. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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09/28/2016
7:00 PM

I Can and I Am: Believe in Yourself and Achieve Your Dreams

Andrea MastrobattistaThis is your year to make wonderful things happen in your life. Join Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista for monthly gatherings with lively instruction, discussion, brainstorming and inspirational activities to help you achieve your dreams. In this session, we’ll discuss what happens when you’ve decided on a goal and come up with a plan to achieve it; then you make a mistake that stops you in your tracks. Come to this program to discover how to make your mistakes work for you so you can move forward. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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10/01/2016
10:00 AM

October Brings One Book Bernardsville

Canterville GhostThis year’s One Book Bernardsville will actually focus on a short story: The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde. It’s a gothic tale about an American family who moves into a British mansion, Canterville Chase, much to the annoyance its tired ghost. The story was published in 1887 by the Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories who became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day.
We will celebrate ghosts all month, discuss the story, watch a movie based on it, and discuss our own local ghost, Phyllis, of the old Vealtown Tavern. Join us for this community reading project!

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10/08/2016
2:00 PM

Phyllis, The Library's Ghost

Vealtown TavernBernardsville Public Library, formerly housed in the Vealtown Tavern on Route 202, is famous for its ghost Phyllis Parker. As legend has it, Phyllis, the innkeeper’s daughter, fell in love with a soldier who was revealed to be a British spy. She reportedly went mad when she learned he had been hanged, and has haunted the building ever since. Learn what we do and don’t know about Phyllis, historical background, and sightings, from the volunteers in our Local History Room. The room will be open for visitors after the talk. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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10/09/2016
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: Frank & 3 To Clave

Frank and 3 to ClaveIt’s National Hispanic Heritage Month and to celebrate, Frank & 3 To Clave, a Latin jazz ensemble headed by Frank Villafañe, will perform at the library. Mr. Villafañe is a pianist, composer, and music arranger. He plays piano “con clave” in the styles of Eddie Palmieri, Peruchin and Sergio Mendes. The group consists of four exceptional musicians: Larry Evans, Justino Vargas, Eddie Perez and Mr. Villafañe. They specialize in Cuban dance music, and selections will include Salsa, Meringue, Rumba, Cha Cha and others. This program is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library. Doors open at 2:45 pm. No sign-up is needed.

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10/14/2016
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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10/14/2016
7:00 PM

Movie Night: The Canterville Ghost

Canterville Ghost movieJoin us to watch the 1944 movie, starring Charles Laughton, Robert Young and Margaret O’Brien, based on our One Book Bernardsville selection, Oscar Wilde’s short story, “The Canterville Ghost.” Afterwards, we’ll chat about the differences between the original story and the movie which was adapted to a contemporaneous, wartime setting. Laughton plays Sir Simon de Canterville, the 17th century British aristocrat who, after proving himself a coward on the field of honor, is doomed to haunt the corridors of Canterville Hall until one of his descendants performs a conspicuous act of bravery. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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