Events


Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
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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08/07/2014
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Transparent Watercolors by Judy Hummer

Fractured Birds-web

Fractured Birds

Opening Reception: Thursday, August 7, 6:00-8:00 pm

An artist since her teens, Judy Hummer loves experimenting with techniques that allow her to use watercolor to evoke emotions, environments and movement. Her subjects range from urban to landscape, florals and water scenes. “I tend to paint what excites me at a particular moment. It may be a dramatic sky just before a storm rolls in, or people walking down a city street in the afternoon light.” The exhibition will be on view from August 2 through August 27.

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08/12/2014
6:30 PM

The Paris Architect

The Paris Architect-webPage Turners − with Director April Judge
The Paris Architect • by Charles Belfoure
No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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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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08/30/2014
10:00 AM

Photographs by Arthur Krasinsky

Stonehenge

On view from August 30 through September 29, 2014.

Arthur Krasinsky is a freelance photographer with over 35 years experience in editorial, industrial and event photography for major media outlets, Fortune 500 companies and non-profit groups. In addition to photographing three US Presidents, various foreign heads of state and chief executives of major corporations, he has traveled on assignment to Latin America and Europe to photograph industrial and corporate locations for use in company publications. He has received awards from the New York and New Jersey Art Directors Clubs.

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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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09/06/2014
3:30 PM

Motherless Brooklyn

Motherless BrooklynSaturday Samplers – with Evelyn Fischel
Motherless Brooklyn • by Jonathan Lethem
No sign-up is needed.

Click here to visit the Saturday Samplers book group blog.

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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
10:30 AM

I Am Malala

MalalaMemoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
I am Malala • Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb
We’ll also celebrate ten years of good books and great discussion.
No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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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
6:30 PM

Providence

ProvidencePage Turners − with Director April Judge
Providence • by Lisa Colozza Cocca
This is the One Community, One Book selection for the Morristown Festival of Books in September.
No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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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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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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10/05/2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Essex Water Color Club

Opening reception: Sunday, October 5, 2:00-4:00 pm.

The Essex Water Color Club is New Jersey’s oldest watercolor organization. It was founded by twenty-seven Essex County artists in 1932 to stimulate interest in and advance the art of water media painting. Since then this non-profit organization has continuously provided a forum for artists to meet, share ideas, discuss techniques and exhibit their work. The exhibition will be on view from October 2 through October 30.

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