Fall 2014 Events and Information   

In every job that must done, there is an element of fun.  Mary Poppins  


Halloween Stories and Costume Party Silly, scary, cute or cuddly, come dressed in costume for  

Pumpkin Painting on Saturday, October 25 You bring the painted pumpkinspumpkin, we supply the paint and other decorations. Scary, funny, fancy or beautiful, you can turn your pumpkin into a work of art. Display your pumpkin at the library and you might even win a prize! [/sws_green_box]


magicThe library is a magical place! If you ever dreamed of becoming a magician, you will love the Magic Workshop with professional magician, Brian Richards. Children will learn simple tricks that will delight family and friends.  Thursday, November 6 from 11:00-11:45 am(Public schools are closed). Ages 6 years and older with caregiver. Please click here to register for this event.

anansiAnansi and the Moss Covered Rock: an interactive performance. Enjoy watching and participating in this fun filled show featuring the famous trickster spider, Anansi. Friday, November 7 from 12:30-1:15 pm. Ages 3-9 years with caregiver. Please click here to register for this event. 

wii bowlingWii Bowling and Board Games for Preteens Two days off with nothing to do? Bring your friends and have some fun at the library with Wii bowling, games and snacks. Friday, November 7 from 2:00-4:00 pm. Grades 4 and older.

Friday Fun Something new for children ages 2 1/2 through 5 years. Each Friday is a different activity providing education and entertainment for young children and their car givers. Friday Fun starts on Sep. 19 with a Teddy Bear Breakfast. Come in your pajamas and bring your favorite stuffed animal for teddy bear stories, breakfast treats and a craft. Friday Fun meets every Friday from 10:30-11:00 am from Sep. 19-Oct. 24. [/sws_yellow_box]


storytimeIt’s Never Too Early to Think about Literacy: Join us for Baby Book Time, Nursery Time, Tot Time or Story Time?!?! Not sure which one is right for your child? Click here for descriptions and schedule of weekly programs and special events for children from birth through preschool and their caregivers.[/sws_yellow_box]

afterschoolCheck Out Our After School Programs: There is plenty to do after school at the library. Whether you like to create with LEGOs, challenge yourself with a game of chess, participate in One Book Bernardsville, a community-wide reading program, or explore new topics and adventures, the library is the place to do it. See the calendar for times and topics. Click here for descriptions and schedule of weekly programs and special events for elementary school children.

legosMondays are LEGO® Build Days What will you build? Join Lego builders on Mondays @ 4:00 pm. Every Monday LEGOs will be available to build, construct and connect! Family Program.

alvin HoOne Book Bernardsville Junior Make a sundial, build a shelter, hear camp fire stories, eat s’mores and more! Students  in 1st – 4th grades will be tickled to hear the entertaining tale of how Alvin Ho overcomes his fear of camping and even enjoys his outdoor adventure. Each week will include a reading from Alvin Ho: Allergic to Camping, Hiking and Other Natural Disasters and an nature-related activity.  October 14: Use your imagination to build a shelter. Tuesdays, 4:15-5:30 pm, Sep. 23-Oct. 28:

chessChess: Chess instruction with Marty Sobin is offered on October 8, October 22, November 5 and November 12 only. Beginner session are from 4:30-5:30 pm and are for those who have had no previous instruction. Advanced sessions are from 5:30-7:00 pm and are for those who have had instruction. Click here for required registration for chess instruction.

Want to play more? Share your interest in chess at the Open Chess sessions every Wednesday from 4:30-6:00 on dates when no instruction is offered. There is no registration for Open Chess sessions.

chefAfter School Adventures 
 Looking for something new and different after school? Try a new adventure each week. Travel the world, be a chef, create art and have some fun. Be a chef this week! On October 16, hear a delectable tale and cook up something delicious. After School Adventures meets every Thursday from 4:15-5:30 pm from Sep. 18-Oct. 23

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Origami Butterfly-00058Maker Day is Saturday, September 20: Exercise your creativity and open your mind to some new craft and technology ideas. Maker Day is a full day of fun for the whole family. The morning from 10:30 am-noon will focus on craft activities for younger children and their families. From 12:30-4:00 pm activities will be geared toward elementary school aged children and will include making marble refrigerator magnets, molding edible chocolate clay and origami. There will also be interesting demonstrations and hands-on activities for adults throughout the day. Drop-in when you can and stay as long as you like. All activities go at your own pace. [/sws_green_box]

Polaris PowerPAC - Children's Edition Did you know that we have a children’s version of our online catalog? Click here to try out our child-friendly version. [/sws_green_box]

The Bernardsville Public Library has Test Prep Databases to help you prepare for the NJ Ask, the PSAT, the SAT, the GRE, the Citizenship Exam and so much more! Click here to register or start taking practice exams.