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
05/23/2015
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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05/26/2015
7:00 PM

Save the Ash Trees!

white-ash-treeEmerald ash borer is now considered the most destructive forest pest ever seen in North America. Our own landscape is at risk with an estimated 50,000 ash trees in Bernardsville and Basking Ridge alone. Join us for an informative presentation by Nicholas Polanin, Agricultural Agent in Somerset County, during which he will discuss emerald ash borer identification, life cycle, biology, host trees and controls. Hosted in partnership with the Bernardsville Shade Tree Committee, Bernards Township Shade Tree Commission and Keiling Tree Care. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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05/27/2015
7:00 PM

Live Your Most Fulfilling Life

Andrea MastrobattistaWhat gives you the most joy and satisfaction? In this session of “Live Your Most Fulfilling Life,” Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista will help participants learn to listen to their inner voices. This is the voice that guides them through the choices they make to live the lives they are meant to live. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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05/29/2015
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Bingo Night!

bingoThe Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library are sponsoring a fun-filled night of bingo, right in the library’s Community Room. From 7:00 to 9:00 pm, everyone is invited to join the fun. Bring your friends and family as we play 14 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. Attendees must be 18 or older. Proceeds will support Library programs.

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06/05/2015
10:00 AM

Seniors' Day 2015

grover-duranteJoin us for a continental breakfast and “Durante!”—a rollicking, nostalgic jaunt through the life of the American singer, actor, comedian and ever popular entertainer, Jimmy Durante, as performed by Grover Kemble. Funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Advance sign-up is required. Click here to sign up.

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06/07/2015
2:00 PM

"Blue Gold"

blue-goldThis award-winning documentary directed by Sam Bozzo is based on the book “Blue Gold: The Fight To Stop The Corporate Theft Of The World’s Water” by Maude Barlow and Tony Clark. The film examines the problems created by the privatization and commoditization of water. Sponsored by the Bernardsville Green Team. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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06/10/2015
7:00 PM

Meet Alan Winter, Author of "Island Bluffs"

Island Bluffs CoverMeet Bernardsville resident Alan Winter, the author of the new novel “Island Bluffs.” It’s a story about the Jersey shore, the German Bund prior to World War II, a rogue German submarine that defied orders and attacked the East Coast, and a town with a secret it hoped would stay buried for all eternity…but did not. Though fiction, “Island Bluffs” is based on true events. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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06/11/2015
7:00 PM

BHS Book Launch: A Celebration of Local Heroes

In Plain Sight-webJoin us as we celebrate the book launch of In Plain Sight: Recognizing the Heroes of Our Lives, a compilation of essays by the talented writers of AP English Language & Composition at Bernards High School. Modeling their essays after The New Yorker’s Profile series, these local authors invite you to hear excerpts of their works and celebrate their professional publication with light refreshments and rhetoric for all. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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06/12/2015
10:00 AM

Monthly Meditations

monthlymeditations, webCome 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 is led by Gail Mardfin. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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06/15/2015
7:00 PM

Building A Confident Retirement

retirementAre you feeling confident about retirement? With the markets and economy changing all the time, you may feel less than confident about reaching your retirement goals. This seminar, presented by Keith A. Smith, a Certified Financial Planner at Smith & Associates, will offer tips and strategies to create a road map to the future you want. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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06/20/2015
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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06/23/2015
7:00 PM

The Ten Warning Signs of Alzheimer's

Alzheimer'sThe warning signs of Alzheimer’s disease are often dismissed as side effects of normal aging. If you or someone you know is experiencing memory loss or changes in behavior or thinking skills, it’s time to learn the facts. Early detection, diagnosis and intervention are vital because they provide the best opportunities for treatment, support and planning for the future. This interactive workshop presented by the Alzheimer’s Association will separate myth from reality and address commonly-held fears about Alzheimer’s disease. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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06/24/2015
7:00 PM

Live Your Most Fulfilling Life

puzzleEveryone needs allies to help them. At this workshop, we will help each other overcome the obstacles we feel are keeping us from living the lives we want. Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista leads this monthly thought-provoking journey of conversations and brainstorming sessions where you can discover your own most fulfilling life. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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06/25/2015
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Open Mic: Women Who Write

women-who-writeMembers of Women Who Write will read from their work–both poetry and prose. Readers will sign in at the door. Free. No pre-registration is needed.

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07/08/2015
7:00 PM

The History of Diners in New Jersey

History of NJ DinersNew Jersey is universally recognized as the “Diner Capital of the World.” Listen as NJ author and historian Michael Gabriele discusses his book, “The History of Diners in New Jersey” in which he gathers important pieces of the historical puzzle (people, events, places, dates, facts and figures) and assembles them into a cohesive narrative that traces New Jersey’s diner history. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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07/10/2015
10:00 AM

Monthly Meditations

monthlymeditations, webCome 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 is led by Gail Mardfin. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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07/15/2015
7:30 PM

Sargent: Portraits of Artists and Friends

The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy, 1907

The Fountain, Villa Torlonia, Frascati, Italy, 1907

This slide lecture by Vivian Gordon of The Metropolitan Museum’s Education Dept. will acquaint listeners with this new show of about ninety of the artist’s paintings and drawings of members of his impressive artistic circle. The exhibition explores the friendships between Sargent and his artistic sitters, as well as the significance of these relationships to his life and art. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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07/18/2015
11:00 AM

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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07/18/2015
11:00 AM

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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07/29/2015
7:00 PM

Live Your Most Fulfilling Life

Andrea MastrobattistaIn this session of “Live Your Most Fulfilling Life,” Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista will discuss how to stop putting off the tasks we dread because doing them will often bring us closer to our goals and keep us on the path of living fulfilling lives. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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