Events


Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
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 fundraiser is $75/person; tickets may be purchased at the library or by mailing a check, payable to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library, to the library at 1 Anderson Hill Road by September 25.

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

Essex Water Color Club

Ethiopian 2 by John Wolff-web

Ethiopian 2 by John Wolff

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. This exhibition represents the club’s final show this year of members’ watercolor paintings, ranging in subject from landscapes and portraits to abstract paintings. It will be on view from October 2 through October 30.

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10/08/2014
7:00 PM

One Book Bernardsville Kick-Off: Hiking the Appalachian Trail

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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10/11/2014
3:30 PM

A Walk in the Woods

Walk in the WoodsSaturday Samplers – with Evelyn Fischel
One Book Bernardsville selection:
A Walk in the Woods • by Bill Bryson
No sign-up is needed. Just come!

Click here to visit the Saturday Samplers book group blog.

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10/12/2014
3:00 PM

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.

Joe Gilligan is a former singer and founder of the oldies group Reminisce. Reminisce warmed the hearts of many, singing nostalgic songs of the past. He is the creative writer for the “A Touch of Sinatra” show. Mr. Gilligan has done research to uncover some unknown facts about Sinatra and has incorporated them into this entertaining show.

In 2004, Donnie Farraro was diagnosed with Stage 4 throat cancer and was not expected to live, let alone sing. Today, he is an inspiration to many, singing at about 100 performances a year. He may be the most authentic sounding Frank Sinatra singer that 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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10/12/2014
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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10/14/2014
6:30 PM

A Walk in the Woods

Walk in the WoodsPage Turners − with Director April Judge
One Book Bernardsville selection:
A Walk in the Woods • by Bill Bryson
No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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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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10/28/2014
10:30 AM

A Walk in the Woods

Walk in the WoodsMemoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
One Book Bernardsville selection:
A Walk in the Woods • by Bill Bryson
No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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10/28/2014
7:00 PM

One Book Bernardsville: Stories Around the "Campfire"

Walk in the WoodsJoin us for stories around a “campfire” with spooky tales and s’mores in the library’s community room. [This program is for older children and adults.] Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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10/29/2014
7:00 PM

The "Can-Do" Connection: Celebrate Your Successes

Can-Do ConnectionJoin us as we celebrate each other’s accomplishments over the past ten months. A workshop led by Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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11/01/2014
3:30 PM

Purple Hibiscus

PurpleHibiscusSaturday Samplers – with Evelyn Fischel
Purple Hibiscus • by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
No sign-up is needed. Just come!

Click here to visit the Saturday Samplers book group blog.

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