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

05/20/2017
3:00 PM

Saturday Crafters

crafters2Work 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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05/24/2017
7:00 PM

The Importance of Estate Planning

Come learn what documents make up a complete estate plan (Last Will and Testament, Financial Power of Attorney, Healthcare Power of Attorney, Living Will, POLST), the importance of each document in the real world, and how each document empowers you. Robert Murray Esq. and Andrea Di Dio Esq. of The Murray Firm LLC, which specializes in preparing estate plans for individuals and couples that are tailored to their financial and familial circumstances, will be the presenters. They recommend that all adults, regardless of age and finances, protect themselves by having a full estate plan. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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05/31/2017
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. While you might see your differences as flaws or weaknesses, the truth is you can make them your greatest strengths.  Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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06/01/2017
7:00 PM

Japan and Its Prints in the 20th Century: The New Prints Movement

Actor Portrait by Natori Shunsen, 1927
Kabuki Actor Portrait by Natori Shunsen, 1927

Tom Silver, a Japanese print enthusiast who developed an interest in this art while searching for an unusual gift for his wife, will present a comprehensive look at the Japanese “New Prints” movement in the first half of the 20th century. Discussion will focus on the great artists and their times, and how this new movement largely rescued the Japanese print tradition from oblivion. There will be examples of stunning landscape, kabuki actor, flower and bird, and portrait prints. Mr. Silver’s talks at libraries and other institutions showcase print masterpieces covering the 350-year history of the Japanese print genre. His current focus is Japanese prints of the 20th Century. He is a New Jersey native with degrees from Drew University and Rutgers University. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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06/02/2017
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Seniors' Day 2017

Save the date! Join us for a free continental breakfast and and music by Ken Salvo’s Banjo Ragtimers Dixieland Jazz Trio. The band has been a major force on the Dixieland jazz circuit in Northern and Central New Jersey for the last 40 years. Founded in 1979 by banjoist Ken Salvo, a Basking Ridge resident, the band remains one of the most innovative groups in traditional New Orleans style jazz. Yes! “The Saints Go Marching In” is their most requested song! They’ll also do some favorite sing-along songs, and will have you tappin’ your toes to their beat. This free program is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Advance sign-up will be required beginning May 1st.

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06/09/2017
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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06/14/2017
7:00 PM

Poetry Reading & Book Signing with Wanda Praisner

Wanda Praisner, winner of the 2017 New Jersey Poets Prize, will read poems from her latest book, Natirar. The poems describe her daily visits to the park the first year it opened and how the seasons of the park intertwine with those of her life. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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06/17/2017
3:00 PM

Saturday Crafters

crafters2Work 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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06/23/2017
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon Movie: "Lo and Behold"

Join us to watch “Lo and Behold, Reveries of the Connected World,” the second in our new Friday afternoon movie series funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Here, legendary master filmmaker Werner Herzog  examines the past, present and constantly evolving future of the Internet. Viewers are led on a journey through a series of provocative conversations that reveal the ways in which the online world has transformed how virtually everything in the real world works – from business to education, space travel to healthcare, and the very heart of how we conduct our personal relationships. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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06/28/2017
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. While you might see your differences as flaws or weaknesses, the truth is you can make them your greatest strengths.  Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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