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
12/03/2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Paper Holiday Wreaths: A Maker Activity

paper wreath, LSYou’ve heard of “shop local” for the holidays, but how about “make local”? In this Maker activity, staff member Laura Shabazz will show you how to use discarded books to create unique paper wreaths—perfect hostess or teacher gifts! After learning the process, you can make more at home using scrapbook, magazine or wrapping paper to add a splash of color. Supplies will be provided. Free. Advance sign-up is required. For adults and teens, too.

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12/03/2014
7:00 PM

Intellectual Property: A Competitive Tool

brain cogsBrian R. Tomkins, Esq. will discuss intellectual property (IP) and how it is both a competitive tool and a valuable asset for businesses. He will provide attendees with useful tips on protecting their intellectual property and for developing pragmatic and cost-effective strategies consistent with their business goals. Mr. Tomkins is an associate with Lerner David Littenberg Krumholz & Mentlik LLP, a boutique intellectual property law firm in Westfield, NJ. This program is sponsored with SCORE Central Jersey small business mentors. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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12/04/2014
7:00 PM

Tech Update: Open Source Software-DATE CHANGED

What is open source software and who can benefit from using it? Because many open source programs can be obtained at no cost or at a very low cost while purchasing software and upgrades is expensive, many people choose to use open source for their word processing, spreadsheet and web design needs. It is reliable, free and secure. In this program taught by Programs Plus, a software training company, learn how to take advantage of easily accessible open source software. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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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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12/09/2014
3:30 PM

Bernards High School Madrigal Ensemble

music notesThe Bernards High School Madrigals, under the direction of Matthew LaPine, will fill the library with beautiful holiday music. Join us for the music and cookies compliments of the Friends of the Bernardsville Library.  Free. Just drop by and enjoy. No sign-up is needed.

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12/09/2014
7:00 PM

Gluten-Free Holidays

gluten-freeNicole Cerillo, RD, Celiac Program Clinical Coordinator at the Kogan Celiac Center of Barnabas Health, will speak about going gluten-free for the holidays and how to navigate the diet (and all those holiday parties) with ease. Ms. Cerillo will share some great tips about how to create simple, healthy gluten-free dishes that the whole family will enjoy. Recipes and samples will be provided. There will also be a brief overview of the signs, symptoms, current diagnostics, labeling laws, and the basics of managing Celiac disease. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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12/11/2014
7:00 PM

Key In: 7 Keys to Transform Your Life

Keyed-In-CoverMeet Bernardsville author and lifestyle coach Carla Hugo who recently published Keyed In: 7 Keys To Transform Your Life, as well as her editor and Bernardsville Middle School English teacher Kimberly Flynn. Self-improvement has never been so easy when the keys are revealed, the stories are shared, and an action plan is in place. At this program, Ms. Hugo will address some of the common challenges, talk about solutions, and include a glimpse into the lives of clients who utilize these keys. Go home with strategies to implement immediately. The book will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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01/09/2015
10:00 AM

Monthly Meditations

Come meditate in a circle of consciousness. 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 will be led by Gail Mardfin. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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01/13/2015
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, January 13 to February 17 at 1:00 pm. The total cost for the session is $30.00. 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. and then on Winter 2014-2015.

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01/14/2015
7:00 PM

Poetry and Prose Reading

pensJoin us as Marcia Ivans, Nancy Gerber, and Judith Hugg read from their published work. Ms. Ivans is a Chatham-based poet who has a collection of poetry called “Darkness on Sunny Days”; Nancy Gerber, a writer in Montclair, will read from “Fire and Ice,” a collection of poetry and prose that explores a mother’s dementia, coming of age, and the search for identity; Ms. Hugg’s “To See the Sky: Vignettes of Grace,”  is a humorous yet poignant memoir. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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01/17/2015
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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01/21/2015
7:00 PM

Backyard Bird Count

cardinalDo you ever wonder about the birds in your backyard? Get acquainted with many of our local common backyard birds with Naturalist Christa Wood from the Somerset County Park Commission. You will learn the essentials of backyard bird watching, basic identification skills, what to feed backyard birds, as well as when and where to place feeders in your yard. This information will help you participate in the annual Backyard Bird Count, February 13-16, 2015, an international Citizen Science project, from your own yard. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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01/27/2015
7:00 PM

"Flying Higher: A WASP Takes Wing"

WASPsIn “Flying Higher: A WASP Takes Wing,” Carol Simon Levin will tell the story of the amazing WASPs, the women airforce service pilots of World War II, through the eyes of Ann Baumgartner Carl, a Jersey girl who trained as a WASP and then became the only American woman to test-fly experimental planes during the war and the first woman in the world to fly a jet airplane! Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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01/28/2015
7:00 PM

What is a Fulfilling Life?

Andrea MastrobattistaDo you feel you are not yet living the life you were meant to live? Are there aspects of your life that need improvement? Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista will take you on a thought-provoking journey of conversations and brainstorming sessions throughout the year that will take you beyond limits, beyond expectations and beyond your imagination where you will discover your most fulfilling life. In this first session, we will have a conversation about what it means to live a fulfilling life and get an overview of the entire workshop series. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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02/10/2015
7:00 PM

Introduction to T'ai Chi Chih

LotusT’ai Chi Chih ( pronounced tie-chee-cha) is a practice of 19 movements completely focused on activating, circulating and balancing one’s vital energy (Chi). Angela Calogero, an accredited teacher, will explain how Ta’i Chi Chih is practiced softly and gently, requires no special athletic ability, and can be done from a seated position. It’s an ‘inner discipline’ that can help with concerns about balance, coordination and other health issues. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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02/13/2015
10:00 AM

Monthly Meditations

Come meditate in a circle of consciousness. 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 will be led by Gail Mardfin. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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02/21/2015
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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02/25/2015
7:00 PM

You Can Live a Fulfilling Life Right Now

puzzleDo you feel you are not yet living the life you were meant to live? Are there aspects of your life that need improvement? Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista will take you on a thought-provoking journey of conversations and brainstorming sessions that will take you beyond limits, beyond expectations and beyond your imagination where you will discover your most fulfilling life. In this session, you will discover how to start living your fulfilling life right now. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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02/28/2015
2:00 PM

Disaster!

Disaster!Meet Alan A. Siegel, author of “Disaster! Stories of Destruction and Death in 19th Century New Jersey.” His book brings readers face-to-face with twenty-eight of the deadliest natural and human-caused calamities to strike New Jersey between 1821 and 1906, ranging from horrific transportation accidents to uncontrolled fires of a kind rarely seen today. Accounts of these fires, steamboat explosions, shipwrecks, train wrecks, and storms are told in the words of the people who experienced the events firsthand, lending a sense of immediacy to each story. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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