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
02/07/2016
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: Folk Music Duo Andy & Judy

Andy_Judy-web1Folk music duo Andy & Judy will perform a concert of original folk songs, traditional and modern folk classics. Andy & Judy are folk singers and songwriters from the Boston area. Their musical influences range from “old-timey” traditional songs right through the folk music stalwarts such as John Prine, Bob Dylan, Ian and Sylvia, and Peter, Paul & Mary. Their concert will have something for everyone with songs ranging from upbeat, toe tapping traditional folk to heart-breaking country ballads and stirring gospel tunes. This concert is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Doors open at 2:45 pm. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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02/10/2016
7:00 PM

How to Build an Online Family Tree Using MyHeritage.com

family treeLearn how to explore your family history and build your online family tree with the library’s new, free online resource, MyHeritage, which provides access to billions of records in a huge international records database. Pat Kennedy-Grant will demonstrate how to use the MyHeritage database including how to add names, dates, photos and stories. You might even locate a long-lost relative! Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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02/12/2016
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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02/12/2016
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

NEW! Programming Club

laptopComputers are one of the most powerful tools we have, and programming is the door to that power. From AAA games to tax software—everything was coded by people. Whether you are looking to learn, improve, collaborate, or just share your passion for code, come to the first meeting of our new Programming Club. Paul Becker, who has been programming since age eight, will be the coordinator. He studied Math, Computer Science, and Physics at Drew University, taught Game Design in Unreal at Fairleigh Dickinson, and co-owns a fledgling game and software development company, Blindhack Software, with his brother. All knowledge levels welcome; for teens on up. Participants should bring a laptop. Any operating system is acceptable (Windows, Mac, Linux). The group will meet weekly. No sign-up is needed.

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02/20/2016
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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02/23/2016
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, February 23 – March 29 at 1:00 pm. The total cost for the session is $35.00. Our instructor is Julie Shaw of Lotus Mind and Body. Please bring a yoga mat; a yoga blanket is helpful, although not required. This program is a partnership between Bernardsville Library and Bernardsville Recreation. Register through Bernardsville Recreation’s Community Pass portal. Click here to register, sign in, and then click on Winter 2015-2016 .

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02/23/2016
7:00 PM

FASCIA ….What is that??

Sarah BordaFascia…What is that?? This seminar, presented by Sarah Borda, a licensed Myofascial Release Therapist, will answer that question and enlighten you on the physics and mysteries of your fascial system including how you can take better care of your fascia—the connective tissue which forms beneath the skin connecting every part of the body to another. Myofascial restrictions, which can be produced by trauma, repetitive motion or emotional distress, can be the cause of chronic pain and many diseases. Learn how myofascial release therapy can reduce pain and restore motion. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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02/24/2016
7:00 PM

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

goalA strong positive belief in yourself is instrumental in helping you achieve your goals. At this workshop, we will turn your negative self-talk into positive affirmations in no time flat! Led by Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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02/27/2016
2:00 PM

River-Friendly Workshop: Rain Gardens, Rain Barrels and More

rain gardenRaritan Headwaters Association and the AmeriCorps NJ Watershed Ambassador for the Upper Raritan watershed will present a workshop on how to make your backyard, schoolyard, parks and businesses more beautiful and ecologically friendly while also saving money. In this two-part workshop, participants will learn how to design their own projects as well as take part in the building of a demo rain garden in Bernardsville. Participants who make their property more water friendly will receive River Friendly Certification, free rain garden plants and discounted rain barrels. The second part of the workshop, building a rain garden, will take place April 2 at a Bernardsville location to be determined. Come on one or both days. Co-sponsored by the Bernardsville Green Team and the Bernardsville Environmental Commission. Free. Advance registration is requested. Click here to sign up.

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03/04/2016
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Programming Club

laptopWhether you are looking to learn, improve, collaborate, get help, or just share your passion for code, come to our Programming Club. Paul Becker, who has been programming since age eight, is the coordinator. He has taught Game Design in Unreal at Fairleigh Dickinson and co-owns a fledgling game and software development company, Blindhack Software, with his brother. All knowledge levels welcome; for teens on up. Participants should bring a laptop. Any operating system is acceptable (Windows, Mac, Linux). The group meets weekly. No sign-up is needed.

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03/06/2016
2:00 PM

Tea and Conversation with Maria Mazziotti Gillan

Maria GillanJulie Maloney of Women Reading Aloud will conduct an up close and personal interview with award-winning New Jersey poet Maria Mazziotti Gillan. Ms. Gillan is a recipient of the 2014 George Garrett Award for Outstanding Community Service in Literature from the Association of Writers & Writing Programs, the 2011 Barnes & Noble Writers for Writers Award from Poets & Writers, and the 2008 American Book Award for her book, All That Lies Between Us. She is the author of 20 books including Writing Poetry to Save Your Life (2013) and The Girls in the Chartreuse Jackets (2014)Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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03/08/2016
6:30 PM

Nutrition for Optimal Health

plateMarch is National Nutrition Month! Join Jeanne Petrucci, MS, RDN, and founder of Living Plate Nutrition Education and Counseling Center in Far Hills, to learn about your body’s ability to fight disease and maintain health by utilizing compounds found in everyday whole, plant-based foods. Her presentation will focus on tenets of disease prevention which are relevant to all stages of life. This interactive workshop will be followed by a cooking demonstration and tasting. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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03/11/2016
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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03/12/2016
2:00 PM

Farewell to Downton Abbey!

downton_abbeyDownton Abbey fans may be bereft now that the critically acclaimed TV series is over, but join us for tea and scones, and listen to Judith Krall-Russo talk about real life at an Edwardian Manor, and you may feel a little bit better. Learn about this fascinating time and the people who lived in it—when wealthy aristocrats owned huge manor houses and reveled in luxury, leisure, and extravagant entertaining, and the rich expected their every whim to be indulged by their domestic servants. Free. Advance sign-up is required as space is limited. Click here to sign up.

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03/17/2016
10:00 AM

The Aging Eye

eyeBarbara Perina, M.D., ophthalmologist and low vision specialist, will speak about the various diseases of the eye that can naturally occur as we get older. These conditions, such as macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma are all treatable and their symptoms can also be managed with preventative and medical care. Treatments and preventions will be discussed, as well as information on visual aids that help people with vision loss or impaired vision. Free. Advance sign-up requested. Click here to sign up.

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03/19/2016
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

NJ Makers Day 2016

makerdaylogoCelebrate 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. At the library, we’ll have many activities—both techie and artistic—for people in all age groups.  Come see microcontrollers control LEDs in DIY projects; try out a 3-D pen; use our button maker; try your hand at finger knitting and origami; step on a Makey Makey piano; and watch a robotics demonstration.  It’s all free.  Just drop in; no sign-up is needed.

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03/19/2016
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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03/30/2016
7:00 PM

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

Andrea MastrobattistaThis monthly workshop is led by Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista to help people reaffirm their confidence in themselves and to assure them that they have what it takes to achieve their goals, to be the people they are meant to be and to live the lives they are meant to live. “Often, when we set a goal, we get sidetracked and our commitment to our goal is tested,” says Ms Mastrobattista, “This session will help you stay on track by establishing what you need to say no to and how to do it.” Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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04/01/2016
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Programming Club

laptopWhether you are looking to learn, improve, collaborate, get help, or just share your passion for code, come to our Programming Club. Paul Becker, who has been programming since age eight, is the coordinator. He has taught Game Design in Unreal at Fairleigh Dickinson and co-owns a fledgling game and software development company, Blindhack Software, with his brother. For teens on up. All knowledge levels welcome. Participants should bring a laptop with any operating system  (Windows, Mac, Linux). The group meets weekly. No sign-up is needed.

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04/08/2016
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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