Adult Programs


Upcoming Events

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Event
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 RooseveltEleanor Roosevelt, with her passion for social justice and sensitivity to the under-privileged, was an inspiration to people all around the world. In this one-woman play by Stephen LaRocque, actress Linda 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 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 chocolate molding. It’s all free. No sign-up is needed. Click here for more information on our exhibitors.

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09/20/2014
3:00 PM

Saturday Crafters

Saturday Crafters are makers too! 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: Make Friends With Fear

Can-Do ConnectionSome fear failure. Some fear success. Whatever your fears, come to this workshop to discover how to turn fear into the fuel that helps you achieve your goals. A workshop led by Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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09/30/2014
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM

Lunch with Author Ilene Beckerman

Ilene BeckermanJoin us for lunch at beautiful Roxiticus Golf Club and have some good laughs as Ilene Beckerman entertains us! Ms. Beckerman is the author of Love, Loss, and What I Wore, among other titles, which was the inspiration for Nora & Delia Ephron’s currently long-running Off-Broadway play. The cost for this Friends of the Bernardsville Library fundraiser is $75/person; tickets may be purchased at the library until September 20.

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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 hiking, nature, 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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10/12/2014
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: A Touch of Sinatra

Donnie FarraroJoin us for a musical show about the life and music of Frank Sinatra, narrated by Joe Gilligan and performed by Donnie Farraro. You will be entertained with the story of Sinatra’s life, the songs that made him one of the most renowned singers of the 20th century, and funny stories and jokes. Farraro may be the most authentic sounding Frank Sinatra singer you will ever hear.

This concert is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. It’s free and no sign-up is needed. Doors open at 2:45 pm.

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10/18/2014
9:00 AM

NJ Appalachian Trail Hike

Walk in the WoodsJoin Bob Baker for a day hike on a portion of the actual Appalachian Trail that runs through New Jersey near the Delaware Water Gap. We’ll hike toward Sun Fish Pond. Bring your lunch and water. Details and the meet-up location will be emailed to participants a week ahead. Free. Advance sign-up is required.

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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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10/25/2014
1:00 PM

One Book Bernardsville: Day of the Raptor

Walk in the WoodsOne of the most spectacular fall sights is the migration of the raptor. Join us at NJ Audubon Scherman Hoffman Wildlife Sanctuary for a PowerPoint presentation on our local birds of prey, followed by a walk on the sanctuary grounds enjoying the wildlife and the beautiful fall scenery. The sanctuary protects 276 acres of woodland, field and floodplain habitat where over 200 species of birds have been sighted, and is home to over 60 species of nesting birds. For adults and children aged ten and up. Free. Advance registration is required and limited to 25.

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10/26/2014
2:00 PM

Tea & Conversation with Jill Smolowe

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Jill Smolowe

Julie Maloney, Director of Women Reading Aloud, will conduct an up-close and personal interview with Jill Smolowe, the author of the memoirs Four Funerals and a Wedding: Resilience in a Time of Grief and An Empty Lap: One Couple’s Journey to Parenthood. The New Jersey author is an award-winning journalist who also became a certified grief and transition coach after writing Four Funerals and a Wedding. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

 

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