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

7:00 PM

Live Your Most Fulfilling Life

Andrea MastrobattistaLet’s look back on a fulfilling year and celebrate the shifts, changes and accomplishments we’ve made in 2015 as we continue our fulfilling life journeys.  Led by Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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.

7:00 PM

"The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh"

natural world of winnie the poohListen as Kathryn Aalto takes us to the home of the world’s most beloved bear and the real landscape that inspired it—Ashdown Forest, a wildlife haven of more than 6,000 acres in southeast England. Ms. Aalto’s book, The Natural World of Winnie-the-Pooh: A Walk Through the Forest that Inspired the Hundred Acre Wood, is a guide to the landmarks, plants, animals and places which appear in the books about Winnie-the-Pooh, Christopher Robin and their friends.

Presented with The Bookworm. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Paper Holiday Wreaths

paper wreath, LSYou’ve heard of “shop local” for the holidays, but how about “make local”? In this Maker activity, staff member Laura Shabazz will show you how to use wrapping paper and construction paper to create unique wreaths with a splash of color—perfect gifts for the holidays! After learning the process, you can make more at home using scrapbook paper, magazine pages or more wrapping paper. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own colorful paper. Free. Advance sign-up is required and is limited to 12 participants. For adults and teens, too. Click here to sign up.

1:00 PM

The Vanishing Faces of Tibet

Buddhist Monastery in Shangri-La

Buddhist Monastery in Shangri-La

The former country of Tibet, now part of China, has a rich history of independence dating back more than 2,000 years. Since the Chinese invasion in 1950, many things have changed. China has been recklessly rushing to modernity, destroying as much of the culture and ancient civilization as fast as possible. Dr. Doug Munch will talk about the history of Tibet, how Buddhism became the majority religion and cultural influence, and changes imposed under Chinese rule. He will also share his personal experiences and discuss his photos which are on display during the month of December. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

3:30 PM

Bernards High School Madrigal Ensemble

music notesThe Bernards High School Madrigals, under the direction of Matthew LaPine, will fill the library with beautiful holiday music. Join us for the music and cookies compliments of the Friends of the Bernardsville Library.  Free. Just drop by and enjoy. No sign-up is needed.

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 program is led by Mary Bodenstein and Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: Michaela McClain

Michaela McClainA free concert with Michaela McClain, a singer/songwriter born and raised in Bernardsville. Her “folky-soul” sound is reminiscent of Carol King, Norah Jones and Alicia Keys, and “her warm groove creates an atmosphere of love that’s irresistible.” Performing with her will be bandmates Meredith Foreman, percussion; Brad Schwartzseid, bass; and Raul Abbad, guitar. Doors open at 2:45 pm. For more information, click here. This concert is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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