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
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. 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 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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11/16/2014
2:00 PM

Gardens of the Garden State

Gardens of the Garden StateMeet Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry, authors of the beautiful new book, “Gardens of the Garden State.”  Travel along on a glorious photographic tour of 29 public and private gardens of New Jersey–from historic formal gardens of estates, to suburban gardens, horticulturists’ havens, and fresh takes on front yards. Representing gardens in Ringwood in the north to Cape May in the south, the book gives an intimate, inside look at gardens that range from understated to elegant, to bold and brassy. It lovingly illustrates the ways in which New Jersey’s long garden traditions are upheld to this day. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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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.

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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 requested. For adults and teens, too.

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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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12/08/2014
7:00 PM

Tech Update: Open Source Software

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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12/09/2014
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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01/17/2015
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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