Adult Programs


Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
07/23/2014
7:00 PM

The Legacy of Gustav Stickley & Craftsman Farms

Craftsman Farm-webLocated nearby in Morris County, Craftsman Farms is a 30-acre National Historic Landmark and the centerpiece of Gustav Stickley’s early 20th century country estate. A noted turn-of-the-century designer, Stickley was a major proponent of the Arts and Crafts movement in decorative arts, home building, and furnishing styles. Join us as Acting Executive Director Vonda Givens explores the past, present and future of Craftsman Farms through the tale of one table set within its elegantly rustic interiors. It’s a representation of Stickley’s vision, supporting the full weight his legacy. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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07/30/2014
7:00 PM

The "Can-Do" Connection: Finnegan, Begin Again

Can-Do ConnectionLearn how to re-start when you get frustrated with the progress you are making toward your goals. A workshop led by Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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08/04/2014
7:00 PM

The Great Falls at Paterson

Paterson FallsRecognized as a natural wonder in colonial days, and recently designated a National Park, the Great Falls of the Passaic River powered the factories of America’s first great industrial city throughout the 19th and early 20th centuries. Kevin Woyce will explain the history of the falls, the industries that grew up around them, and introduce the colorful personalities who shaped that history. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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08/13/2014
7:00 PM

Illuminating Havana

HavanaAs a member of a small group of architects sanctioned as cultural ambassadors by the U.S. Department of State, Philip Kennedy-Grant, FAIA, recently traveled to Havana, Cuba. Impressed by what he saw and learned, Mr. Kennedy-Grant will present a lecture, illustrated with photographs and drawings, describing the recent history and culture of one of the most fascinating and provocative cities in the world. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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08/15/2014
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Maker Friday: Introduction to eTextiles

LED bulbsBring an article of clothing or an accessory which you’d like to “enhance” with LED bulbs. Staff member Sarah Gillis will demonstrate the basics of sewing soft circuits using conductive thread. Then you’ll be on your way to creating a unique design. Supplies will be provided. Free. Advance sign-up is required.

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08/27/2014
7:00 PM

The "Can-Do" Connection

Can-Do ConnectionLearn how to love the work tasks you hate. A workshop led by Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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09/05/2014
10:00 AM

Splendid Life Meditation

MeditationBasking Ridge resident Fauzia Burke leads monthly guided meditation sessions at the library. Her style of meditation incorporates many cultural traditions and uses the power of word and imagery to facilitate a meditative experience. Each experience is honored as unique and can help reduce stress, generate creativity, and create positive energy. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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09/09/2014
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Yoga Basics

Suitable for all students, this class offers an integrated sequence of poses designed to warm up the body and then work toward a specific intention within the natural movements of the spine. Pranayama (breath work) and a final deep relaxation are integral to every class. This is a six-week session on Tuesdays, September 9 to October 14 at 1:00 pm. The instructor is Julie Shaw of Lotus Mind and Body. The total cost for the 6-week session is $30.00. Bring a yoga mat or towel. This program is a partnership between Bernardsville Library and Bernardsville Recreation. Register through Bernardsville Recreation’s Community Pass portal. Click here to register and then on Fall 2014.

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09/14/2014
2:00 PM

A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt

Linda Kenyon as Eleanor RooseveltActress Linda Kenyon returns as Eleanor Roosevelt, the woman who became an inspiration to people of good will all around the world. In this one-woman play by Stephen LaRocque, Ms. Kenyon assumes Mrs. Roosevelt’s voice, gestures, warmth and engaging personal touches and illuminates some of the steps along her life’s journey. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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09/20/2014
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Maker Day

maker signpost webThere will be all kinds of makers on hand and lots of interactive activities for adults and children alike. Among the exhibits and exhibitors we scheduled are a 3D printer demonstration, Arduino kits and Raspberry Pi, a jeweler, an artist who uses pressed flowers to make her art, a seamstress who uses upcycled materials, and a painter who paints mandala art. There will be special children’s activities in the Story Time Room including duct tape art, origami and Legos. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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09/20/2014
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.

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09/23/2014
7:00 PM

Reading by Donna Baier Stein

SYMPATHETIC PEOPLE FRONT COVERMeet Bernardsville author, poet and editor Donna Baier Stein. She will read from her collection of short stories, Sympathetic People. Ms. Stein has received the PEN/New England Discovery Award for Fiction as well as other grants and prizes. She is the publisher of Tiferet Journal. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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09/24/2014
7:00 PM

The "Can-Do" Connection

Can-Do ConnectionA workshop led by Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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10/01/2014
10:00 AM

One Book Bernardsville

Walk in the WoodsA Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson is the featured book for our first “One Book Bernardsville.” This shared community reading experience will take place throughout October, and there will be a month of book discussions and thematically related programs on conservation, hiking, and the Appalachian Trail itself. The official kick-off will be on Wednesday, October 8, but residents can start reading the book now. Click here to see all the events we have planned. To sign up your book group to have a library staff member lead your discussion of this book, click here.

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10/03/2014
10:00 AM

Splendid Life Meditation

MeditationBasking Ridge resident Fauzia Burke leads monthly guided meditation sessions at the library. Her style of meditation incorporates many cultural traditions and uses the power of word and imagery to facilitate a meditative experience. Each experience is honored as unique and can help reduce stress, generate creativity, and create positive energy. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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10/08/2014
7:00 PM

One Book Bernardsville Kick-Off

Walk in the WoodsJoin us for the opening event for One Book Bernardsville with guest speaker Bob Sickley who through-hiked the Appalachian Trail in two long sections in 1997 and 1998. A 1978 graduate of Bernards High School, he has been an avid hiker and backpacker for more than thirty years. He currently works at the Appalachian Trail Conservancy (ATC) in Boiling Springs, PA, focusing on treadway programs and projects from the New York/Connecticut border to the southern end of Shenandoah National Park in Virginia. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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10/11/2014
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

One Book Bernardsville: A Walk in Lord Stirling Park

Walk in the WoodsJoin us for a walk in Lord Stirling Park (it’s closer than the Appalachian Trail!) and get tips on how to prepare for a “walk in the woods” and how to behave when you are there. Led by park naturalist Christa Wood, this is an improvisational hike on level trails highlighting what’s occurring in nature at this time of year. We will meet at Lord Stirling Park, 190 Lord Stirling Road in Basking Ridge at 8:45 am in the lobby of the Environmental Education Center. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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10/18/2014
3:00 PM

50 Book Challenge

Join our challenge to read fifty books in a year. The group meets quarterly for reading suggestions, feedback and refreshments.   Link here to our 50 Book Challenge resources. New members are always welcome. Free. Sign up here to receive meeting reminders and other information.

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10/18/2014
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.

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10/22/2014
7:00 PM

One Book Bernardsville: Camping Equipment

Walk in the WoodsKatherine Harris and Ryan Farrell will give an overview of essential backpacking gear, including different types of backpacks, sleeping bags, cooking equipment and trail food. Both are experienced backpackers. Try some tasty gorp too! Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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