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
10/01/2014
10:00 AM

One Book Bernardsville

Walk in the WoodsA Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson is the featured book for our first “One Book Bernardsville.” This shared community reading experience will take place throughout October, and there will be a month of book discussions and thematically related programs on hiking, nature, and the Appalachian Trail itself. The official kick-off will be on Wednesday, October 8, but residents can start reading the book now. Click here to see all the events we have planned. To sign up your book group to have a library staff member lead your discussion of this book, click here.

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10/03/2014
10:00 AM

Splendid Life Meditation

MeditationBasking Ridge resident Fauzia Burke leads monthly guided meditation sessions at the library. Her style of meditation incorporates many cultural traditions and uses the power of word and imagery to facilitate a meditative experience. Each experience is honored as unique and can help reduce stress, generate creativity, and create positive energy. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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10/08/2014
7:00 PM

One Book Bernardsville Kick-Off: Hiking the Appalachian Trail

Walk in the WoodsJoin us for the opening event for One Book Bernardsville with guest speaker Bob Sickley who through-hiked the Appalachian Trail in two long sections in 1997 and 1998. A 1978 graduate of Bernards High School, he has been an avid hiker and backpacker for more than thirty years. He currently works at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) in Boiling Springs, PA, focusing on treadway programs and projects from the New York/Connecticut border to the southern end of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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10/11/2014
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

One Book Bernardsville: A Walk in Lord Stirling Park

Walk in the WoodsJoin us for a walk in Lord Stirling Park (it’s closer than the Appalachian Trail!) and get tips on how to prepare for a “walk in the woods” and how to behave when you are there. Led by park naturalist Christa Wood, this is an improvisational hike on level trails highlighting what’s occurring in nature at this time of year. We will meet at Lord Stirling Park, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge at 8:45 am in the lobby of the Environmental Education Center. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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10/12/2014
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: A Touch of Sinatra

Donnie FarraroJoin us for a musical show about the life and music of Frank Sinatra, narrated by Joe Gilligan and performed by Donnie Farraro. You will be entertained with the story of Sinatra’s life, the songs that made him one of the most renowned singers of the 20th century, and funny stories and jokes. Farraro may be the most authentic sounding Frank Sinatra singer you will ever hear.

This concert is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. It’s free and no sign-up is needed. Doors open at 2:45 pm.

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10/18/2014
9:00 AM

NJ Appalachian Trail Hike

Walk in the WoodsJoin Bob Baker for a day hike on a portion of the actual Appalachian Trail that runs through New Jersey near the Delaware Water Gap. We’ll hike toward Sun Fish Pond. Bring your lunch and water. Details and the meet-up location will be emailed to participants a week ahead. Free. Advance sign-up is required.

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10/18/2014
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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10/18/2014
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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10/22/2014
7:00 PM

One Book Bernardsville: Camping Equipment

Walk in the WoodsKatherine Harris and Ryan Farrell will give an overview of essential backpacking gear, including different types of backpacks, sleeping bags, cooking equipment and trail food. Both are experienced backpackers. Try some tasty gorp too! Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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10/25/2014
1:00 PM

One Book Bernardsville: Day of the Raptor

Walk in the WoodsOne of the most spectacular fall sights is the migration of the raptor. Join us at NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary for a PowerPoint presentation on our local birds of prey, followed by a walk on the sanctuary grounds enjoying the wildlife and the beautiful fall scenery. The sanctuary protects 276 acres of woodland, field and floodplain habitat where over 200 species of birds have been sighted, and is home to over 60 species of nesting birds. For adults and children aged ten and up. Free. Advance registration is required and limited to 25.

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10/26/2014
2:00 PM

Tea & Conversation with Jill Smolowe

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Jill Smolowe

Julie Maloney, Director of Women Reading Aloud, will conduct an up-close and personal interview with Jill Smolowe, the author of the memoirs Four Funerals and a Wedding: Resilience in a Time of Grief and An Empty Lap: One Couple’s Journey to Parenthood. The New Jersey author is an award-winning journalist who also became a certified grief and transition coach after writing Four Funerals and a Wedding. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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10/28/2014
7:00 PM

One Book Bernardsville: Stories Around the "Campfire"

Walk in the WoodsJoin us for stories around a “campfire” with spooky tales and s’mores in the library’s community room. [This program is for older children and adults.] Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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10/29/2014
7:00 PM

The "Can-Do" Connection: Celebrate Your Successes

Can-Do ConnectionJoin us as we celebrate each other’s accomplishments over the past ten months. A workshop led by Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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11/11/2014
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, November 11 to December 16 at 1:00 pm. The total cost for the session is $30.00. Our instructor is Julie Shaw of Lotus Mind and Body. Bring a yoga mat or towel. This program is a partnership between Bernardsville Library and Bernardsville Recreation. Register through Bernardsville Recreation’s Community Pass portal. Click here to register and then on Fall 2014.

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11/12/2014
7:00 PM

Tech Update: YouTube

 YouTube says that 100 hours of new videos are uploaded to the site every minute! Sounds like millions of people are using YouTube, but uploading videos is not always straight-forward. Join us for this program on YouTube’s many features and learn how to upload your movies, whether from a cell phone, tablet or video file, make them public or private, share the URL with your friends, and customize them with tags, thumbnails and titles. This program is taught by Programs Plus, a software training company. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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11/15/2014
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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11/19/2014
7:00 PM

The "Can-Do" Connection

Can-Do ConnectionCome hear a preview of the workshop series Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista will be teaching in 2015 to help you live your most fulfilling and inspiring life! Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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11/19/2014
7:00 PM

The Common Core and New PARCC Tests

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Jeanne Clements

Join us as Jeanne Clements dispels the myths surrounding the new Common Core standards and the PARCC tests that are being implemented in New Jersey public schools this year. A former teacher and now president of the non-profit Association of Language Arts Teachers of New Jersey, Ms. Clements will explain how the new standards will impact your children’s education, what new skills will be required and assessed, what to expect from your children’s teachers, how to help with homework, and how to guide your children over the new challenges and toward their academic goals. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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11/22/2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

High Tea with the Library Friends

teacupSave the date! Join us for high tea, tea sandwiches and scones as well as pastries. This is a library fundraiser hosted by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. The cost is $25 for adults; $20 for children under 12 years old. Tickets will be available at the Circulation Desk or by mailing a check, payable to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library, to the library at 1 Anderson Hill Road. More details will be posted in October.

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12/07/2014
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: The History of Jazz through Song

Gordon JamesTrumpeter, flugelhornist and vocalist Gordon James and his quartet will take listeners on a journey through the different eras of jazz with words and song. This lecture and performance will cover the origins of jazz music, Ragtime, the Blues, Dixieland Jazz, the Big Band Era and include big band singers, Latin Jazz, Bebop, Cool Jazz, Jazz Fusion and Smooth Jazz. Funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come! Doors open at 2:45 pm.

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