Fall 2014 Events and Information   

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


halloween Halloween Stories and Costume Party  Silly, scary, cute or cuddly, if you can’t wait to war your costume, put it on and  join us for in costume for a party and not scary at all Halloween stories.  Create a Halloween craft that is fun to create and yummy to eat. Wednesday, October 29 at 10:30 am for ages 2 1/2 and older. Thursday, October 30 from 4:15-5:00 pm for grades K-4.  

painted pumpkinsPumpkin Painting on Saturday, October 25 You bring the pumpkin, 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!

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.

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.

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.

campfire storiesCampfire Stories:  SIt’s the perfect time of year to gather around a “camp fire” and listen to classic tales that will make you laugh and make you shiver. Enjoy an indoor version of the favorite campfire treat — S’mores!  Tuesday, October 28 from 4:15-5:00 pm for grades 1-4.

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.

applesFriday Fun Something new for children ages 2 1/2 through 5 years. This week is apple stories and apple tasting with nutritionist Kaitlyn McGowen. Friday, October 24  from 10:30-11:00 am for ages 2 1/2-5 years.  

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.