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
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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07/30/2015
7:00 PM

Picturing America

Voice of the City of New York Interpreted, 1920-22The Newark Museum has one of the finest and most comprehensive American art collections in the United States. This presentation will explore the work of American artists in the Museum’s collection—artists who interpreted the people, culture and tenor of their times from the United States’ original colonial portraits and folk art to today’s contemporary works. Attendees will receive a FREE pass to the museum. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up. There is no charge to attend.

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08/06/2015
6:30 PM

What's It Worth?

Mike-at-MikeDownsizing specialist, Mike “the Appraiser” Ivankovich, will discuss 25 areas guaranteed to disappoint when selling your household “stuff.” But don’t despair! While he’ll explain why many of the things you own may be worth much less than you thought, he’ll also reveal those categories that are probably worth more than you expected. He will also offer an Antiques Road Show-style event. The first 25 people to sign up for this event may bring one item each for a free appraisal (one per family). There is no charge to attend, but advance sign-up is required if you wish to bring an item for Mr. Ivankovich to look at. Click here to register.

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08/13/2015
7:00 PM

Book Talk: "The Phoenix and The Falcon"

Phoenix and FalconMeet Pottersville author Katherine Newcomer whose novel, “The Phoenix and The Falcon,” was published last October. The book, her debut novel, is set in the time of Attila the Hun and tells the story of Helena and Valamir who come together in the wake of chaos caused by Attila and his warriors. Their improbable love ignites in them a deep passion with life altering consequences. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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08/14/2015
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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08/26/2015
7:00 PM

Live Your Most Fulfilling Life

puzzleSometimes we start on one path only to have life throw us curve balls that leave us confused as to what to do with the rest of our lives. Come to this workshop to discuss how to adjust and make choices that will put your life back on its true course. 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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09/11/2015
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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09/11/2015
6:00 PM

9/11 Remembrance

Join us at the flagpole flag, usaas we remember the two Bernardsville residents who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

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09/15/2015
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, September 15 – October 27 at 1:00 pm (no class on September 29). 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 2015.

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09/16/2015
7:00 PM

Walk, Jog, Run!

runnersLearn how to get in physical shape without injury by walking, jogging and running. This free, interactive workshop, sponsored by Somerset Hills Chiropractic, is for all ages with an emphasis on beginners to intermediate levels. Presenters are chiropractors Drs. Glenn Eigenmann and Brian Wallace, and Tish Hamilton, Executive Editor of Runner’s World magazine. Get off the couch and get going! Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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09/19/2015
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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09/30/2015
7:00 PM

Live Your Most Fulfilling Life

Andrea MastrobattistaNot only do outside events sometimes force you to change your life’s path, but you are also allowed to set new goals when the old ones no longer suit you. In this session of “Live Your Most Fulfilling Life,” Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista will discuss how to make those adjustments so that you can continue on the life path that is meant for you. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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10/01/2015
10:00 AM

One Book Bernardsville: "The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken"

Lost RavioliDuring the month of October, we’ll all be reading the same book! Join us for a series of book discussions and a visit by the book’s author Laura Schenone. We’ll also have a series of programs with themes related to the book:a ravioli-making demonstration; a musical celebration of Frank Sinatra performed by Maggie Worsdale; a concert of classical Italian songs, opera, and love ballads sung by tenor Salvatore Chiarelli; a discussion of the history of Bernardsville’s “Little Italy;” an Italian wine and cheese tasting and much more. Watch this space in the weeks to come for more details on dates and times.

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10/11/2015
3:00 PM

A Celebration of Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday

Worsdale, Frank Sinatra-web'sFrank Sinatra and his music have no expiration date; they are always cool and current. Over a 60-year career, he sang the great songs and expressed the words in a way that makes the listener understand the intentions of the songwriter. In this concert, jazz singer Maggie Worsdale will concentrate on the Grade A standards at which Sinatra excelled and bring to each her own individual charm, personality, and swing. Doors open at 2:45 pm. Free. No sign-up is needed. Funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library.

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10/14/2015
7:00 PM

Meet the Author of "The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken"

Laura SchenoneLaura Schenone, the award-winning author of “The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken,” will speak about her book and her search for a long-lost family recipe. In her quest, she traveled from New Jersey’s gritty industrial wastelands and the fast-paced disposable culture of its suburbs to the dramatically beautiful coast of Liguria with its pesto, smoked chestnuts, torte, and, most beloved of all—ravioli, the food of celebration and happiness.  Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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