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
02/10/2015
7:00 PM

Introduction to T'ai Chi Chih

LotusT’ai Chi Chih (pronounced tie-chee-cha) is a practice of 19 movements completely focused on activating, circulating and balancing one’s vital energy (Chi). Angela Calogero, an accredited teacher, will explain how Ta’i Chi Chih is practiced softly and gently, requires no special athletic ability, and can be done from a seated position. It’s an ‘inner discipline’ that can help with concerns about balance, coordination and other health issues. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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02/11/2015
7:00 PM

Live Your Most Fulfilling Life-Rescheduled from Jan. 28

Andrea MastrobattistaDo you feel you are not yet living the life you were meant to live? Are there aspects of your life that need improvement? Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista will take you on a thought-provoking journey of conversations and brainstorming sessions throughout the year that will take you beyond limits, beyond expectations and beyond your imagination where you will discover your most fulfilling life. In this first session, we will have a conversation about what it means to live a fulfilling life and get an overview of the entire workshop series. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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02/13/2015
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 will be led by Gail Mardfin. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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02/21/2015
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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02/22/2015
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: Richard Reiter Swing Band

Richard ReiterA free concert with New Jersey’s most popular swing combo. The Richard Reiter Swing Band will perform familiar standards from the swing era, and the audience is invited to both listen and dance to their exciting music. Richard Reiter is an Emmy award-winning composer and has performed as guest jazz saxophone soloist in many venues. This program is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library. Free. No sign-up is needed. Doors open at 2:45 pm.

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02/25/2015
7:00 PM

Live Your Most Fulfilling Life

puzzleDo you feel you are not yet living the life you were meant to live? Are there aspects of your life that need improvement? Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista will take you on a thought-provoking journey of conversations and brainstorming sessions that will take you beyond limits, beyond expectations and beyond your imagination where you will discover your most fulfilling life. In this session, you will discover how to start living your fulfilling life right now. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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02/28/2015
2:00 PM

Disaster!

Disaster!Meet Alan A. Siegel, author of “Disaster! Stories of Destruction and Death in 19th Century New Jersey.” His book brings readers face-to-face with twenty-eight of the deadliest natural and human-caused calamities to strike New Jersey between 1821 and 1906, ranging from horrific transportation accidents to uncontrolled fires of a kind rarely seen today. Accounts of these fires, steamboat explosions, shipwrecks, train wrecks, and storms are told in the words of the people who experienced the events firsthand, lending a sense of immediacy to each story. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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03/13/2015
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 will be led by Gail Mardfin. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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03/21/2015
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

NJ Makers Day 2015

makerdaylogoJoin us for the inaugural NJ Makers Day to celebrate and share maker culture. On this day, entrepreneurs, small business owners and young professionals, as well as children, teens and parents from across the state will share their enthusiasm for and interest in the culture of making and creating. We’ll have many activities and displays at the library–both techie and craft–for people in all age groups. Watch this space for more details coming soon. Free. Just drop in. No sign-up is needed.

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03/21/2015
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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03/22/2015
2:00 PM

Tea & Conversation with Idra Novey

Idra Novey

Idra Novey

Julie Maloney, Director of Women Reading Aloud, will conduct an up-close and personal interview with award-winning poet and translator Idra Novey. Ms. Novey is the author  of Clarice: The Visitor (2014), a collection of poems and images in collaboration with the artist Erica Baum. Earlier poetry collections include Exit, Civilian, selected for the 2011 National Poetry Series, and The Next Country, a finalist for the 2008 Foreword Book of the Year Award in poetry. She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Princeton University. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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03/24/2015
7:00 PM

Medicare Basics For Baby Boomers

medical symbolAre you approaching Medicare eligibility? Do you know the difference between original Medicare, Medicare Advantage, and Medigap Supplement? In this two-hour seminar, learn the facts from Neil Berger, a Human Resources professional with more than 35 years’ experience: find out what Medicare covers, when to apply, penalties for late enrollment, and the options available to you. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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03/25/2015
7:00 PM

Live Your Most Fulfilling Life

Andrea MastrobattistaDo you feel you are not yet living the life you were meant to live? Are there aspects of your life that need improvement? In this session of “Live Your Most Fulfilling Life,” Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista will help participants feel worthy of living a life that fulfills them even if they think they’ve made mistakes and feel they’ve wasted precious time. This workshop will provide a huge boost to self-esteem and a new, positive outlook. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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03/31/2015
7:00 PM

Hindsight is 20/20: Managing Your Career

Marcia Glatman

Executive search consultant and career coach Marcia Glatman of HRD Consultants will discuss career management and what it means to be the one who decides what you want to do in your professional life. Learn how to control your professional destiny and career path; control where you work and in what kind of corporate culture; control the education you need for advancement; and much more. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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04/10/2015
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 will be led by Gail Mardfin. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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04/12/2015
4:00 PM

Homes of Distinction 2015

Little Brook Farm-webSave the date!  This year’s Homes of Distinction will be held at Little Brook Farm in Bernardsville. Little Brook Farm has a long and charming history. Portions of the house and outbuildings date back to the 1840’s, but the property is primarily associated with the Babbott family, which lovingly developed the property into a gracious country estate in the mid-1930’s. Watch this space for more details.

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04/18/2015
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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04/22/2015
7:00 PM

The Solar System

GlobeIt may be Earth Day, but tonight we’ll be looking beyond our planet into the solar system. John Andrews, a mechanical engineer who worked 21 years for Bell Labs in Murray Hill and the past 12 years for Integrated Photonics, Inc., will present stunning astrophotos from space probes, land-based telescopes and the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. We will start from the sun and visit all the planets in our solar system in which Earth is a mere dust mote circling in the narrow habitable zone around our star. Our visit to each of the other planets will reveal the harsh reality of being too close or too far from the sun. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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04/23/2015
6:00 PM

Goldfinch 2015 Poetry Reading

goldfinch2012Members of Women Who Write whose work is published in Goldfinch 2015 will read their work at this book launch party, followed by readings by other members of the group. There will also be an open mic with a sign-up sheet at the door. Free. No registration is needed.

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04/25/2015
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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