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

07/25/2017
7:00 PM

J. Emanuel  Chocolatier – Taste & Learn!

Chocolatier Mike Canzano will lead us on a chocolate journey! It will begin with a tasting of different types of chocolate. He will then discuss uses and sources of chocolate and show examples of molds. This program is for adults and children ages 10 years and up. Space is limited and registration is required. Free. Please click here to register.

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07/26/2017
7:00 PM

Make YOUR Difference

Andrea MastrobattistaEven though it doesn’t feel like it at times, you absolutely have the ability to make a positive difference in the world. Throughout this workshop series, Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista will help you uncover what makes you unique and then cultivate those talents and skills so that you are making YOUR difference every day.  Says Ms. Mastrobattista, “The traits that make you different from everyone else are quite helpful when you encounter bumps in the road to your goals. Attend this month’s workshop, to learn how you can use your differences to overcome obstacles.” Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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07/28/2017
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon Movie: "The Great Gatsby"

Watch “The Great Gatsby” (2013) and talk about it afterwards with the group. Based on the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, and Joel Edgerton.  Our Friday afternoon movie series funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free.  Click here to sign up.

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08/02/2017
7:00 PM

Senior on the Move?

Are you a senior looking to downsize? Interested in relocating to a community filled with others your age who share your interests? Facing a growing need for care for yourself or a loved one? Interested in assisted living and concerned about how you will be able to afford a facility? If you answered “yes” to any of these questions, then come to this presentation by Jim Tretola, Certified Senior Advisor of Care Patrol, and Attorney Andrea R. Di Dio of the Murray Firm LLC for a complete package of what every senior needs to know. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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08/08/2017
7:00 PM

Tai Chi / Qigong Demonstration

People practice Qigong and Tai Chi to maintain health, promote healing, and integrate their body-mind-spirit. Daily practice  is believed to create a balanced life style of greater harmony, stability, and enjoyment. Poornima Paranjpe, a certified Qigong and Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader, will lead a 60-minute class demonstrating how to improve strength, coordination, conditioning, and mental well-being as well as reduce stress. The program will include a talk and audience participation. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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08/09/2017
6:30 PM

Egypt: Sands of Time, Part I

Hatshepsut

For more than 5,000 years, beginning with the Narmer Pallete (c. 3100 BCE), Egypt has given the world a storied history. This series of two talks by Dr. Douglas Munch will cover some of the important aspects of ancient Egyptian history and culture. In the first lecture, presented as part of the opening reception for his photographic exhibition, Dr. Munch will begin with a discussion of the archaeological and anthropological understanding of Egyptian pre-history (before writing) and continue through the construction of the pyramids and the great Pharaohs who built them. The second talk will take place on September 26 at 7:00 pm. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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08/11/2017
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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08/21/2017
7:00 PM

Racing With My Shadow

Meet Karen Rogers, local author of this gripping autobiography about her personal and professional life as one of the first successful female jockeys. Ms. Rogers was the leading female jockey in the country in the early 1980s and the leading rider at Monmouth Park in New Jersey at one time. Her book takes the reader on a wild ride of both tragedy and triumph, describing the highs and lows of her career as well as the pain and despair of a dysfunctional childhood and the addictions and toxic relationships it fostered. Books will be available for purchase and signing. This program is for an adult audience. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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08/25/2017
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon Movie: "My Blue Heaven"

Watch “My Blue Heaven” (1990) starring Steve Martin and Rick Moranis, and linger afterwards to discuss it with the group. It’s the hilarious story of a mob witness who is relocated to a small town and an FBI agent who is supposed to help him to assimilate and keep a low profile. Our Friday afternoon movie series is funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Click here to sign up.

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08/30/2017
7:00 PM

Make YOUR Difference

Even though it doesn’t feel like it at times, you absolutely have the ability to make a positive difference in the world. Throughout this workshop series, Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista will help you uncover what makes you unique and then cultivate those talents and skills so that you are making YOUR difference every day. All too often, we hide those things that make us different from the world. But the truth is that you were given your unique traits for a reason and the world needs you exactly as you are. Come to this workshop and discover how to best share your differences with the world! Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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09/08/2017
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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09/11/2017
3:00 PM

English Language Classes Begin

ESL notebookThe next session of English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) classes will begin on Monday, September 11. Classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays at both 3:00 pm and 7:15 pm and will run through November 16.  Thursday evening classes will be held in the Bernards High School Community Room. There is no charge and students may attend classes in more than one time slot if they wish. No sign up is needed. If you’d like to volunteer to be an ESL teacher (no special background is required, just a facility with English), please call Madelyn English at 908-766-0118.

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09/11/2017
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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09/16/2017
10:30 AM

Fifty Book Challenge

booksstackxxJoin our challenge to read fifty books in a year. The group meets several times a year 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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09/20/2017
7:00 PM

Qi Gong with Wanda Knapik

Wanda Knapik, outdoor adventurer, educator, healer, and owner of MyLocalGarden, will teach us the “Dancing Dragonfly,” an exercise based on the ancient Chinese Qi Gong Swimming Dragon, which, she says, changed her life. Qi gong yields many health benefits such as stimulating the free flow of breath, energy and blood throughout the body, and helping to maintain the strength and flexibility of all joints including the spine. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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09/22/2017
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon Movie: "Paths of Glory"

Join us to watch “Paths of Glory” (1957) starring Kirk Douglas, and linger afterwards to discuss it with the group. The movie, directed by Stanley Kubrick, is among the most powerful antiwar films ever made. Douglas stars as a World War I French colonel who goes head-to-head with the army’s ruthless top brass when his men are accused of cowardice after being unable to carry out an impossible mission. It’s a haunting, exquisitely photographed dissection of the military machine in all its absurdity and capacity for dehumanization. Our Friday afternoon movie series is funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Advance sign-up is requested, but not required. Click here to sign up.

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09/22/2017
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Bingo Night!

bingoThe Friends of Bernardsville Public Library are sponsoring a fun-filled night of bingo, right in the library’s Community Room. From 6:30 to 9:00 pm, everyone is invited to join the fun. Bring your friends and family as we play 15 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. Sub sandwiches will be available for purchase at 6:30 pm. Games start at 7:00 pm. Attendees must be 18 or older. Proceeds will support Library programs.

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09/23/2017
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. Bring your leftover yarn to this meeting, and we’ll have a yarn exchange. Any unclaimed yarn will be donated to the VNA rummage sale in October. Free. No sign-up is needed. [Please note our start time.]

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09/24/2017
3:00 PM

Meet Carolyn Murnick, Author of "The Hot One"

Carolyn Murnick, author of “The Hot One,” a captivating murder mystery and an affecting portrait of female friendship, will talk about her newly published book. Growing up in Bernardsville, she and her friend Ashley were inseparable, but as teenagers they began to drift apart. Carolyn ended up at Columbia University, and Ashley moved to Los Angeles, where her vibrant beauty became an entrée into a world of never-ending parties. Then, at the age of twenty-two, Ashley was found brutally murdered at her home in Hollywood. “The Hot One” is the story of Carolyn’s emotional quest to find out what really happened to her oldest friend and an attempt to unravel how she and Ashley became so different. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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09/26/2017
7:00 PM

Egypt: Sands of Time, Part II

Great Obelisk of Ramses II

In this, the second part of the “Sands of Time” program on ancient Egypt, Dr. Doug Munch will discuss the prominence of the Egyptian gods and the development and use of a written language. Both played critical roles in recorded ancient Egyptian history as we understand it today. Audience members will also learn to write their names in hieroglyphs. Dr. Munch’s photographs will help to illustrate this talk. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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