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

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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02/18/2017
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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02/22/2017
7:00 PM

Make YOUR Difference

Even 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 meeting, we’ll discuss how you are different. Whether you think you are just like everyone else and comfortable that way, or you are struggling to find a way to distinguish yourself from the crowd, this workshop will help you stretch outside your comfort zone and discover how you are fabulously different. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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02/26/2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Block Printing Workshop

Block printing is applied in motifs which are inspired by nature, dyeing fabric in pastel shades or retaining them white. In this workshop for adults and teens, artist Shanti Jain will teach Indian Sanganeri hand block printing techniques. Participants will create their own paper greeting cards or cotton handkerchiefs. Free. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Click here to sign up for the adult workshop. [A similar workshop for children will precede this one at 1:30 pm. Registration for that workshop will open on Feb. 13.]

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02/28/2017
7:00 PM

Weight Loss Through Hypnosis

kathy-lindertNew Jersey hypnotherapist and author Kathy Lindert will speak about replacing unhealthy behaviors with better ones and getting rid of unwanted weight using hypnosis. “You don’t like your weight. Your doctor doesn’t like your blood work or your blood pressure. You have nothing in your closet that fits right,” says Ms. Lindert, “If you are like most people, you have tried many diet programs, but none have succeeded long-term. You can and you will get rid of unwanted weight using hypnosis!” Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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