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
07/30/2015
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. [We have reached maximum capacity for this, but please come anyway to listen and learn!]  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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08/27/2015
6:30 PM

A Little Taste of Italy

wine and cheeseDr. Mark R. Vogel, a graduate of the Institute of Culinary Education, culinary instructor and cookbook editor, will explore the differences and similarities of wines from a variety of regions in Italy followed by a tasting of selected wine and cheese pairs. This program is co-sponsored with the Morristown Festival of Books One Community One Book Committee. Participants are encouraged to bring a copy of a favorite family recipe. These will be printed in a booklet and distributed on Saturday, October 3 at the presentation by featured One Community One Book author, Laura Schenone. Free. Advance registration is requested. Click here to sign up.

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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
6:30 PM - 7:00 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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09/27/2015
1:00 PM

Olcott Avenue Historic District Walking Tour

Olcott building 1905, webGather at 1:00 pm in front of the Olcott building for a tour of the Olcott Avenue Historic District led by members of Bernardsville’s Historic Preservation Advisory Committee. We’ll end at the library at 2:30 pm to browse historic photos, enjoy coffee and refreshments, and have a discussion about historic buildings in Bernardsville. Please bring questions about your own historic projects. [In case of rain, we’ll have only the discussion at the library starting at 1:00 pm.] Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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09/29/2015
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Meet Author Mary Norris, The Comma Queen

Between You and Me2Meet Mary Norris, author of “Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen,” a book in which she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice. Books will be available for purchase and signing. This fundraiser for the library will be held at Hamilton Farms Golf Club. Tickets, which include lunch and wine, are $75/person and must be purchased by September 19. Click here for more details.

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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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10/02/2015
7:00 PM

The Full Ride: Tales from the Road

Roslyn CafeCome hear about the 25,000 mile odyssey that Bernardsville travelers Avery Starkey, Tom Solymosi, and Brad Franssen embarked on during the spring and summer of 2015. Regular guys who love riding old motorcycles, they planned a North American trip that would touch three countries, 49 states, and countless national parks, monuments, forests, and museums. With humor, appreciation, and lots of photos, they will share their road tales — including the many “road angels” they met along the way. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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10/09/2015
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. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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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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10/17/2015
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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