Events


Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
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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10/30/2014
10:00 AM

Essex Water Color Club

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Ethiopian 2 by John Wolff

On view from October 2 through October 30.

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.

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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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11/08/2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Sandy's Wake-Up Call: Juried Photography Show

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Opening reception: Saturday, November 8, 2:00-4:00 pm

The devastation Superstorm Sandy wreaked on the region was a wake-up call to everyone. Before the storm, we had virtually ignored imminent environmental problems. As heroic and committed as the response to Superstorm Sandy was, the problems will be with our region for a long time. By keeping the memory of Sandy alive, we can have a positive impact on the future. Much has been done to recover and restore the region since Sandy, but much, much more must be done. The Green Team and Shade Tree Committee in Bernardsville are taking one step toward this goal with the organization of this exhibition entitled “Sandy’s Wake-Up Call.” For all the details, click here.

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11/11/2014
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, November 11 to December 16 at 1:00 pm. The total cost for the session is $30.00. Our instructor is Julie Shaw of Lotus Mind and Body. Please bring a yoga mat; a yoga blanket is helpful, although not required. 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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11/11/2014
6:30 PM

The Aviator's Wife

Aviators WifePage Turners − with Director April Judge
The Aviator’s Wife • by Melanie Benjamin
No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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11/12/2014
7:00 PM

Tech Update: YouTube

 YouTube says that 100 hours of new videos are uploaded to the site every minute! Sounds like millions of people are using YouTube, but uploading videos is not always straight-forward. Join us for this program on YouTube’s many features and learn how to upload your movies, whether from a cell phone, tablet or video file, make them public or private, share the URL with your friends, and customize them with tags, thumbnails and titles. This program is taught by Programs Plus, a software training company. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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11/15/2014
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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11/16/2014
2:00 PM

Gardens of the Garden State

Gardens of the Garden StateMeet Nancy Berner and Susan Lowry, authors of the beautiful new book, “Gardens of the Garden State.”  Travel along on a glorious photographic tour of 29 public and private gardens of New Jersey–from historic formal gardens of estates, to suburban gardens, horticulturists’ havens, and fresh takes on front yards. Representing gardens in Ringwood in the north to Cape May in the south, the book gives an intimate, inside look at gardens that range from understated to elegant, to bold and brassy. It lovingly illustrates the ways in which New Jersey’s long garden traditions are upheld to this day. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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11/18/2014
10:30 AM

Men We Reaped: A Memoir

Men We ReapedMemoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
Men We Reaped: A Memoir • Jesmyn Ward
No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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11/19/2014
7:00 PM

The "Can-Do" Connection

Can-Do ConnectionCome hear a preview of the workshop series Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista will be teaching in 2015 to help you live your most fulfilling and inspiring life! Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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11/19/2014
7:00 PM

The Common Core and New PARCC Tests

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Jeanne Clements

Join us as Jeanne Clements dispels the myths surrounding the new Common Core standards and the PARCC tests that are being implemented in New Jersey public schools this year. A former teacher and now president of the non-profit Association of Language Arts Teachers of New Jersey, Ms. Clements will explain how the new standards will impact your children’s education, what new skills will be required and assessed, what to expect from your children’s teachers, how to help with homework, and how to guide your children over the new challenges and toward their academic goals. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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11/22/2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

High Tea with the Library Friends

teacupSave the date! Join us for high tea, tea sandwiches and scones as well as pastries. This is a library fundraiser hosted by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. The cost is $25 for adults; $20 for children under 12 years old. Tickets will be available at the Circulation Desk or by mailing a check, payable to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library, to the library at 1 Anderson Hill Road.

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12/02/2014
10:00 AM

New Jersey Photography Forum


On view from December 2 through December 30, 2014.

This is the NJ Photography Forum’s 20th annual juried photography exhibit. The Forum is a group of professional fine art photography exhibitors that was started in 1995 by Nancy J. Ori of Berkeley Heights and Michael Creem of Summit as an opportunity for photographers to gather and talk about their work and for exhibition opportunities within the fine art community. The membership comes from all areas of the state and as a group they have tremendous variety in style and use a wide array of photographic techniques.

 

 

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12/03/2014
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Paper Holiday Wreaths: A Maker Activity

paper wreath, LSYou’ve heard of “shop local” for the holidays, but how about “make local”? In this Maker activity, staff member Laura Shabazz will show you how to use discarded books to create unique paper wreaths—perfect hostess or teacher gifts! After learning the process, you can make more at home using scrapbook, magazine or wrapping paper to add a splash of color. Supplies will be provided. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. For adults and teens, too.

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