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
05/06/2016
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 taught Game Design in Unreal at Fairleigh Dickinson and co-owns a fledgling game and software development company, Blindhack Software, with his brother will coordinate. 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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05/11/2016
7:00 PM

Women in Balance

woman in balanceIt’s time to reclaim balance, sleep, and vitality…naturally. This program is for women who crave more energy and vitality in their daily lives. Denise Melito, a Board Certified Integrative Nutrition and Wellness Consultant, will lead a simple, effective strategy session to help women who want to feel happier, healthier, lighter and full of energy. Participants will have the opportunity to identify symptoms of hormone imbalance, learn strategies to start making sustainable changes and start feeling better than they have in years. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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05/13/2016
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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05/14/2016
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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05/15/2016
4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Homes of Distinction 2016

FaircourtFaircourt, an exquisite Bernardsville estate once owned by the first in-laws of philanthropist Brooke Astor, will be the setting for the 2016 Homes of Distinction reception and silent auction. The home is so stunning it was featured in the November 2015 issue of Architectural Digest! Mark your calendars now for Sunday, May 15 and buy your tickets at the Library Circulation Desk. Click here to download a response card.  Click here for more information about the event.

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05/20/2016
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. Our next Bingo night will be June 17.

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05/21/2016
2:00 PM

Crossing Under the Hudson

Lincoln TunnelAngus Kress Gillespie, Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, takes a fresh look at the planning and construction of two key links in the transportation infrastructure of New York and New Jersey—the Holland and Lincoln Tunnels. Placing the structures into a meaningful cultural context, he’ll explore these two monumental works of civil engineering and the public that embraced them, and describe the building of the tunnels and the people who worked there–then and now. This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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05/25/2016
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 talk about fear—one of the biggest hurdles we need to get over. You might be surprised that just talking about your fears in a supportive environment will help you dissolve them. Come to this workshop and find out how! Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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05/26/2016
7:00 PM

Monarch Butterflies

monarch butterflyKathleen Palmer grew up in Michigan and fell in love with butterflies at the age of eight. Now the owner of Studio 7 Fine Art Gallery in Bernardsville, Ms. Palmer will talk about her experience raising Monarch butterflies, creating a registered Monarch Way Station, and her efforts to save the disappearing Monarch population. Discover the Monarch life cycle, the butterflies’ predators, inexpensive ways to make cages, what is needed to create a way station, and the care needed to successfully raise Monarchs in your home. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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05/31/2016
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, May 31 – July 12 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 Spring 2016 .

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06/03/2016
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Seniors' Day

Ron GartnerJoin us for a free continental breakfast and “Scotch, Soul & Rock’n’Roll” starring Ron Gartner. This entertaining and engaging show is a swinging salute to the best of the Rat Pack, Bobby Darin, American Bandstand and Motown. Funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Advance sign-up is required. Click here to sign up.

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06/03/2016
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 taught Game Design in Unreal at Fairleigh Dickinson and co-owns a fledgling game and software development company, Blindhack Software, with his brother will coordinate. 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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06/10/2016
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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06/14/2016
7:00 PM

American Diplomatic History: From George Washington to Barack Obama

diplomacyProf. Michael Rockland’s first career was in diplomacy, serving with American embassies in Argentina and in Spain as a cultural attaché. Now Chair of the Dept. of American Studies, Rutgers University, he has long taught the course, “The United States as Seen From Abroad.” In this lecture, he will trace the evolution of the United States from a nation dedicated to George Washington’s argument in favor of “no entangling alliances” to a nation that has, in some instances, gone in the other direction. He will also touch on the issue of “American Exceptionalism” as part of the foreign policy. This program is funded by the Horizons Speakers Bureau of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, a state partner of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Free. Advance sign-up requested. Click here to sign up.

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06/17/2016
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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06/18/2016
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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06/23/2016
7:30 PM

Introducing the New Met Breuer

Met BreuerThe opening of the Met Breuer in the landmarked former home of the Whitney Museum is one of this year’s major events in the art world. Vivian Gordon will talk about Unfinished: Thoughts Left Visible, the inaugural show at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s new space. Combining examples from the museum’s own collection and many extraordinary loans, the show is an intriguing exploration of the different reasons that works are left incomplete or just look that way. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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06/29/2016
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. We all face obstacles on the way to our goals. In this session, you’ll receive help in clearing those roadblocks so you can live the life of your dreams. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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07/07/2016
10:30 AM

Chair Yoga with Julie Shaw

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, taught by Julie Shaw,  is open to everyone, and no prior yoga experience is required. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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07/08/2016
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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