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

08/24/2018
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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08/24/2018
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "Darkest Hour"

Join us to watch “Darkest Hour” (2017), During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. Stay afterwards for a short discussion of the film. Our Friday afternoon movie series is funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Advance sign-up is requested, but not required. Click here to sign up.

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08/29/2018
7:00 PM

Speak It! Believe It! Live It!

Whatever your goal or mission in life, these three steps will help you reach your destination: Speak It! Believe It! Live It! Join Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista and discover how to use these three steps to help live your most fulfilling life. Much of achieving your goals is about doing things that are outside your comfort zone. At this workshop, you’ll be inspired by stories about people who did just that and are living the lives of their dreams. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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09/04/2018
7:00 PM

Deer Management 2018

The health of our forests is under multiple threats today, two of which have been studied extensively in central New Jersey: over-population of deer and the spread of invasive species. At this program, Jessica Ray, project manager for Raritan Valley’s Forest Ecology Project, will present four years of evidence on the significant role deer management plays in restoring the health of our forests. Members of the Bernardsville Green Team will also describe their Deer Management Plan for the upcoming 2018-2019 season. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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09/10/2018
10:30 AM

Gentle Chair Yoga

Chair yogaChair 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 Mondays, September 10 – October 29 (no class on 10/8 or 10/15). 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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09/11/2018
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, September 11 – October 16. 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 register.

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09/11/2018
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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09/12/2018
11:00 AM

Serious Fun! Smart Home 101

Make your home smart! We will discuss and demonstrate smart speakers, voice controlled lights, thermostats and more. Learn how to select which products are right for you, how to get the most out of your smart home and how to protect your privacy.
Presenter: Karen Andriolo
This class will be held at Bernardsville Library on September 12 at 11:00 am and at Bernards Township Library on September 20 at 7:00 pm. Click here to sign up.

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09/13/2018
3:00 PM

English Language Classes Begin

ESL notebookThe next sessions of English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) classes will begin on Thursday, September 13. Classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays at both 3:00 pm and 7:15 pm and will run through November 19. There is no charge and students may attend classes in more than one time slot if they wish. Advance registration is requested, but not required. Click here to register in advance. If you’d like to volunteer to be an ESL teacher (no special background is required, just a facility with English), please call Madelyn English at 908-766-0118.

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09/14/2018
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 Mary Bodenstein and Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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09/15/2018
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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09/15/2018
11:00 AM

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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09/19/2018
7:00 PM

Get Your Business on the Front Page of Google!

What’s it take to get your business on the front page of Google, or to #1 on the Local Google Map? Is it true that 70%-90% of people looking for a local business or service will click on the Map? These are just a few of the questions that local marketing expert Nick Romer of 1SparkConsulting, a Basking Ridge resident with 20+ years of online marketing experience, will answer in depth. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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09/23/2018
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: Zydeco Revelators

Join us for a free concert with Zydeco Revelators—hot, Louisiana-inspired dance music with sweet Cajun accordion, electric guitar, groovy rhythm, and that cool metal rub-board vest. You’ll feel like dancing in the aisles, and you’ll learn about the unique, vibrant cultures of Southwest Louisiana. Performing will be Phil Passantino, accordion and vocals; Keith Vukan, bass and vocals; Lawrence Ochs, guitar; Lou Selmi, drums and vocals; and Sal Carollo, rubboard. Sundays at Three concerts are funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Doors open at 2:45 pm. No sign-up is needed.

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09/25/2018
7:00 PM

Conversation of Your Life

Join us for a panel discussion about the “conversation of your life.” That’s the conversation to let your family, friends, or doctors understand and respect your end-of-life wishes through advance care planning. Panel members will be Dr. Beth Jameson, professor in the College of Nursing at Seton Hall University; Victor J. Medina from the Medina Law Group; Michael Badolato, Vice President/Director (NJ Lic. 4976) from Gallaway & Crane Funeral Home; and Paul Wry, Director of Sales for Holy Cross Cemetery. They will share their knowledge and experiences and discuss recommendations for advance care planning. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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09/26/2018
7:00 PM

Speak It! Believe It! Live It!

Whatever your goal or mission in life, these three steps will help you reach your destination: Speak It! Believe It! Live It! Join Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista and discover how to use these three steps to help live your most fulfilling life. Now that you’ve started going outside your comfort zone, this month we’ll talk about what’s on your Can-Do list—the things that you want to do to enrich your life, but were afraid to try. You can do it and Andrea will help you figure out how!  Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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09/28/2018
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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09/28/2018
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "Jane"

Join us to watch “Jane” (2017), an unprecedented, intimate portrait of Jane Goodall — a trailblazer who defied the odds to become one of the world’s most admired conservationists. Drawing from over 100 hours of never-before-seen footage tucked away in the National Geographic archives for over 50 years, award-winning director Brett Morgen tells the story of JANE, a woman whose chimpanzee research challenged the male-dominated scientific consensus of her time and revolutionized our understanding of the natural world. Stay afterwards for a short discussion of the film. Our Friday afternoon movie series is funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Advance sign-up is requested, but not required. Click here to sign up.

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10/03/2018
7:00 PM

Serious Fun! Craft Beer Apps

Intimidated by the Craft Beer craze? If you need help understanding the numerous choices, tracking your favorites, or finding an elusive brew, we will introduce you to some helpful beer apps. You will learn how Untappd allows you to share and explore the world of beer with your friends.
Presenter: Laura Cole
This class will be held at Bernardsville Library on October 3 at 7:00 pm and at Bernards Township Library on October 25 at 11:00 am. Click here to sign up.

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10/06/2018
3:30 PM

Mary Shelley and "Frankenstein"

Gillian Hettinger will join our Saturday Samplers book group to talk about Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley, author of “Frankenstein,” her circle of famous friends and their scandalous lives. Mary was 17 when she began her relationship with the married and aristocratic poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley. Fleeing to France, the couple traveled across Europe and, in 1816, stayed in a castle on Lake Geneva with a group that included Lord Byron. It was Byron who suggested one rainy night that they all try their hand at writing horror stories. Out of this came “Frankenstein, a Gothic tale about a monstrous progeny. All are welcome. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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