Winter 2014 Events and Information
The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go. - Dr. Seuss
Chess lessons return!
Martin Sobin of Jersey Chess returns to Bernardsville Library to provide four weeks of chess lessons for beginners and advanced chess players. Lessons are free, donations are accepted, and registration is required. Session runs from Wednesday, March 5-March 26 @ 4:15 pm for beginners and @ 5:30 p.m. for advanced players. Click here to register.
Sunday Science is coming!
Sunday Science is a wonderful hands-on science program with our super duper resident scientist, John Lyga. We do limit the participants to those in 2nd grade and above because of the nature of the the experiments. And an adult is required to stay with the little scientists throughout the program to assist as necessary. Sunday, March 16 @ 2:00 pm. Click here to register.
A Royal Event!
Enjoy this presentation by Annie’s Playhouse. Learn to dance like royalty, proper poise befitting a Prince or Princess, and the correct etiquette for a royal tea party. Saturday, March 29 @ 2:00 pm. Advance registration is required. Click here to register.
Did you know that we have a children’s version of our online catalog? Click here to try out our child-friendly version.
Let’s be friends!
Books selected by Youth Services staff about friendship.
Hunter’s Best Friend at School by Laura Malone Elliott - E ELL. Hunter and Stripe are best friends. This young raccoon pair loves to do everything together, like dress in striped sweaters, read the same stories, and even eat the same lunch — a crawfish sandwich, huckleberries, and milk. But when Stripe arrives one day at school in a mischief-making mood and starts stirring up trouble in Mr. Ringtail’s class, Hunter must decide if he should follow along? Question to discuss: What do you think a best friend should do?
Chalk & Cheese by Tim Warnes – E WAR.
Chalk and Cheese are friends, but they’re as different as, well, chalk and cheese. Chalk, a white dog, lives in N.Y.C., and pen-pal Cheese, an English mouse, comes to visit. Although the two friends are very different they still enjoy one another’s company. Question to discuss:
What do you do when a friend wants to do something you don’t?
Friends by Eric Carle – E Car
. When a best friend moves away, it can be painful for the child who is left behind. But the spunky boy in this upbeat story makes up his mind to find his missing playmate. Young readers will cheer on the boy as he braves currents, climbs mountains, and dashes through rain before, finally, reuniting with his friend. Question to discuss
: What can you do when your friend moves away?
Four Hens and a Rooster by Lena and Olf Landstrom – E LAN.
Four hens live on a chicken farm. A little rooster lives there, too. “What a nice little rooster you have here,” everyone says when they come to visit. Indeed, it seems so for a while. But then the rooster begins to take more food for himself, and the hens get less. When the hens try talking to him about fairness, they’re not prepared for his reaction. The rooster turns into an egotistical barnyard bully, and the hens are worse off than before. Finally, the oldest hen puts her foot down: “We can’t go on like this. We must do something.” Question to discuss
: How do you handle someone who doesn’t share and isn’t always nice?
Ten Rules for Living with My Sister by Ann M. Martin – J Fic Martin, Ann M
. Nine-year-old Pearl and her popular, thirteen-year-old sister, Lexie, do not get along very well, but when their grandfather moves in and the girls have to share a room, they must find common ground. Questions to discuss
: What are some techniques that you use when you do not agree with a friend or sibling? How do you handle the rivalry?
Weekly Story Time Programs
Don’t Sit on My Lunch by Abby Klein - J Fic Klein, Abby v.4
. When first-grader Freddy decides to try out for peewee hockey, his archenemy and school bully Max also decides to try out for the one slot left on the team. Question to discuss
: How would you handle this dilemma?
The Library offers the following: Baby’s Book Time, Nursery Time, Tot Time, Story Time, and Afternoon with Books. Click here to see the target ages and schedule for 2014 Story Times
. The library offers a wide selection of special programs including bedtime story hour, craft programs, science programs, and theater productions. Unless otherwise noted, pre-registration is required for special programs. Link here for description of programs
. Family friendly activities and suggestions are available too! Stop by the Library to pick up a copy of our monthly Fridge Calendar for all of our events plus fun monthly activities and facts.