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
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, presented by Somerset Hills Chiropractic, is for all ages with an emphasis on beginner to intermediate levels. Speakers are chiropractors Drs. Glenn Eigenmann and Brian Wallace, and Tish Hamilton, Executive Editor of Runner’s World magazine. They will bring a computerized foot scanner to identify specific issues with people’s feet. 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.
During the month of September, the beautiful products of our crafters’ work are on display in the cases in the Library’s foyer.

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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 a copy of the book, lunch and wine, are $100/person ($75/person without the book) 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 Recipes pb coverDuring 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. Click here for all the details.

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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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10/10/2015
3:00 PM

Bernardsville's Little Italy

Italian flag colorsResidents are invited to share family memories of Bernardsville’s Little Italy, the community of skilled Italians who helped construct the Mountain Colony estates at the turn of the 20th century. We’ll examine historical photos of the era and get a demonstration of Ancestry.com, a database for researching family histories. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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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 made 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"

SchenoneLaura_webLaura 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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10/17/2015
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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10/18/2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Celebrate Oktoberfest with the Friends!

beer tastingJoin us for a beer tasting at the Vine Restaurant at 95 Morristown Road in Basking Ridge where you will savor the tastes of five different New Jersey beers and listen to an expert describe what to look for in a beer as well as how to evaluate it.

Tickets for this fundraiser for the library are $100/person and must be purchased by October 1. Also included: an assortment of appetizers selected to complement the beers. Stop by the library or send a check, payable to The Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library, to 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924. [Must be 21 years or older to attend.] Click here for the form to mail with your check.

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10/21/2015
7:00 PM

Live Your Most Fulfilling Life

puzzleIt’s not too late to live a fulfilling life! If you’ve ever thought or said, “I’m too old. I’ve made too many mistakes. My time has passed,” then this workshop will help you realize that it’s not too late to live a fulfilling life. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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10/24/2015
3:00 PM

Ravioli Making and Tasting

Ravino RavioliAfter reading “The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken,” you’ll want to see a live demonstration of the art of ravioli making. In this program, Diane DePalma of Ravino Handcrafted Artisan Pasta will tell us what’s involved with making ravioli at home—what utensils are needed, what’s important in making the dough, and how to fill it successfully. This will be followed by a ravioli tasting. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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10/25/2015
2:00 PM

Musical Notes: From Italy with Love

Salvatore ChiarelliTenor Salvatore Chiarelli will sing popular, traditional and classical Italian/Neapolitan songs, Italian opera, and Italian/American love ballads.  A world class performer, singer and entertainer, he has received rave reviews from critics. This performance is part of our One Book Bernardsville program. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up. Please note start time of 2:00 pm.

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