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
04/12/2016
7:00 PM

Sound Healing and Meditation

gongExperience the soothing effects of the gong—a deep state of relaxation, meditation and healing—in this program led by Wanda Knapik. Sound healing, which dates back centuries, can be an effective way to reduce stress and create a deep sense of peace. Ms. Knapik, who plays a 32-inch flat suspended Heng Gong, has been using sound therapy for many years for relaxation and healing. Participants can either lie on the floor or sit in a chair. Please bring your own yoga mat or blanket and don’t wear metal (watches, jewelry, clothing with metal buttons). Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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04/16/2016
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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04/16/2016
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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04/21/2016
7:00 PM

"Symphony of the Soil"

Symphony of the SoilOn the eve of Earth Day, join us to watch “Symphony of the Soil,” an artistic exploration of the miraculous substance soil. This beautiful film examines our human relationship with soil, the use and misuse of soil in agriculture, deforestation and development, and the latest scientific research on soil’s key role in ameliorating the most challenging environmental issues of our time. 104 minutes. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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04/24/2016
2:00 PM

National Poetry Month Reading

fountain penJoin us for a poetry reading celebrating Poetry Month sponsored with Tiferet Journal. After a reading by featured poets, there will be an open mic for local poets to share their work. Light refreshments will be served. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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04/26/2016
7:00 PM

The Basics of Solar Panels

solarTom Voss, founder and principal partner of Viron Consulting Group, LLC, will speak about solar panels and the practicality of installing or leasing a residential solar energy system for your home. He will also discuss tax credits, federal and state incentives, current legislation, online information resources, and whether such a system adds to the value of your house. Viron Consulting/Energy Group, LLC, is based in Basking Ridge and specializes in commercial and residential solar installations in NJ. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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04/27/2016
7:00 PM

I Can and I Am: Believe in Yourself and Achieve Your Dreams

goalThis monthly workshop is led by Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista to help people reaffirm their confidence in themselves and to assure them that they have what it takes to achieve their goals, to be the people they are meant to be and to live the lives they are meant to live. “We all need help achieving our goals—such as a mentor or a place to study or work to get to that next step—but we might not know where to find it,” says Ms Mastrobattista, “Come to this workshop to share what help you need and we’ll brainstorm how you can get it.” Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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04/30/2016
3:00 PM

The History of Faircourt

FaircourtLocal historian W. Barry Thomson, co-author of the two-volume work, “New Jersey Country Houses: The Somerset Hills,” will present an illustrated talk about the fascinating history of “Faircourt”—the site of this year’s Homes of Distinction event. Faircourt, an exquisite Bernardsville estate once owned by the first in-laws of philanthropist Brooke Astor, is a Tuscan-style, 30,000 square-foot villa that sits on 15 acres landscaped by the son of Frederick Law Olmstead. It was first built in 1897 and has recently undergone a gorgeous transformation under its current owners. There is no charge to attend the lecture. Click here to sign up.

The fundraising reception and silent auction in support of the Bernardsville Library Foundation will take place on Sunday afternoon, May 15. Save the date, and watch this page for more details soon.

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