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
06/27/2016
7:00 PM

Nutritious Cooking I

plateAllison Napolitano, ShopRite Dietitian, will teach children (ages six and up) and adults to prepare a simple, nutritious and delicious dish. Free. Advance registration is required. 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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07/01/2016
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 been programming since age eight, is the coordinator. He has taught Game Design in Unreal at Fairleigh Dickinson and co-owns a fledgling game and software development company, Blindhack Software, with his brother. For teens on up. All knowledge levels welcome. Participants should bring a laptop with any operating system  (Windows, Mac, Linux). The group will also meet on July 8 and July 15. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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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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07/11/2016
7:00 PM

Mango Tango

mangoEnjoy Explore India will tell us why the mango is the king of fruits in India.  We’ll make a popular mango drink and there will be a craft for children. This program is for children (ages six years and up) as well as adults. Free. Advance registration for adults will open on July 5 and is required to attend.

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07/13/2016
7:00 PM

Eating a Brain-Healthy Diet

brainChoosing certain foods and avoiding others can boost memory and brain function, and protect against age-related cognitive decline. And eating a brain- healthy diet can also help meet other wellness goals, including heart health. Join us to sample brain-healthy foods and learn about the brain-diet connection. Our speaker, Audrey Taffet, Sales & Marketing Manager at the VNA of Somerset Hills, will also provide tips on the best foods for your shopping list. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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07/21/2016
7:00 PM

Get Started! The Importance of Exercise As We Age

ExerciseMike Boulos, a staff therapist at the Kessler Rehabilitation Center in Bedminster, will speak about the effects of age on our bodies and how exercise can counteract those effects. He will review simple ways to get started with an exercise program and what the minimum goal for exercise should be. Free.  Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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07/23/2016
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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07/25/2016
7:00 PM

Nutritious Cooking II

plateAllison Napolitano, ShopRite Dietitian, will give children and adults more healthy recipes and cooking tips. Free. Advance registration will open on July 18 for adults and is required.

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07/27/2016
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. Since we are each unique humans, what works for one person will be different for another. This month, we will create an individualized game plan to help you achieve your goals. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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07/28/2016
7:00 PM

Gotcha! Snapshots That Made History

V–J_day_in_Times_SquareSome of the images we remember best are snapshots—moments captured on camera purely by luck. In this program, New Jersey photojournalist Jim DelGiudice will look at photos that changed history by accident. Along with each image, we’ll examine its historical context—how and why the event happened—and what it was that made the photographer say… “Gotcha!” Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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08/01/2016
7:00 PM

Martial Arts Demonstration

tae kwon doIn this demonstration by Master Kwon of Power Training Center, witness the focus, discipline and self-confidence that tae kwon do fosters in children and adults. This program is appropriate for children (ages six years and up) as well as adults. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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08/08/2016
7:00 PM

Hula Hooping for Fun and Fitness

hula hoopsWatch a hula hooping demonstration by certified personal trainer Sharon Sutera and then try it yourself!  Build core strength, get a great low impact cardio workout, and have fun too. Hoops will be provided to participants and registration is required beginning Monday, July 25. [Weather permitting, this program will take place outdoors. If we need to move indoors, spots will be limited to twenty. If this is the case, we will contact you by noon on August 8 to let you know if we have a spot for you.]

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08/11/2016
7:00 PM

Learn Italic Calligraphy

CalligraphyItalic calligraphy is the most elegant of the popular calligraphic scripts. This class, for both beginners and those with some Italic experience, will be taught by Pat Schor and Barbara Bregman, who have almost 30 years’ experience addressing envelopes and designing invitations, escort cards and more for their clients. Bring a greeting card with you if you’d like to personalize a notecard or birthday wish using beautiful calligraphy. Writing materials will be provided. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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08/12/2016
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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08/31/2016
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. In July, we put together personal game plans, but now the tasks may seem a bit overwhelming. At this workshop, you will learn how to take your goals and organize them into manageable, achievable milestones that we will celebrate throughout the process. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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10/15/2016
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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10/28/2016
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Save the Date! Dinner with Author L'Aura Hladik

L'Aura Hladik

L’Aura Hladik

Join the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library at The Bernards Inn for dinner with paranormal investigator L’Aura Hladik, author of “Ghosthunting New Jersey.” It will be a spooktacular evening with a book signing, ghost stories, dancing, 50/50 and a silent auction. Tickets include hors d’oeuvres, steak, pasta and dessert. Proceeds benefit library programs. Attendees must be 18 or older. Watch this space in September for instructions on purchasing tickets.

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