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Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
12/29/2014
10:00 AM

New Jersey Photography Forum

 On view from December 2 through December 29, 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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01/09/2015
10:00 AM

Monthly Meditations

monthlymeditations, webCome meditate in a circle of consciousness. We will explore different types of meditation with a time of sharing to follow for those who are so inclined. First timers and those with any meditation experience are welcome. This meditation program will be led by Gail Mardfin. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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01/11/2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Inspiration: Paintings by Members of the Millburn-Short Hills Art Center

mshac logoOpening Reception: Sunday, January 11 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm.

Founded in 1940, the Millburn-Short Hills Art Center is one of the oldest art associations in northern and central New Jersey. A group of over 100 exhibiting visual artists, M-SHAC, as it is commonly known, encourages art education and appreciation; offers opportunities for growth in the arts and the development of local talent; and sponsors programs for its members and the community. All the members share a common set of goals and a love of art. On view: January 3-29, 2015.

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01/13/2015
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, January 13 to February 17 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 Winter 2014-2015.

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01/13/2015
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pre-School Fair

Preschool1Are you wondering how to select a pre-school that’s just right for your child? Come to our Pre-School Fair where you can meet representatives from local pre-schools, gather information, and ask questions about programs and curricula. Free. No sign-up is needed. (Snow date: February 24.)

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01/14/2015
7:00 PM

Poetry and Prose Reading

pensJoin us as Marcia Ivans, Nancy Gerber, and Judith Hugg read from their published work. Ms. Ivans is a Chatham-based poet who has a collection of poetry called “Darkness on Sunny Days”; Nancy Gerber, a writer in Montclair, will read from “Fire and Ice,” a collection of poetry and prose that explores a mother’s dementia, coming of age, and the search for identity; Ms. Hugg, a resident of Morristown, will read from “To See the Sky: Vignettes of Grace,” a humorous yet poignant memoir. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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01/17/2015
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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01/21/2015
7:00 PM

Backyard Birds

cardinalDo you ever wonder about the birds in your backyard? Get acquainted with many of our local common backyard birds with Naturalist Christa Wood from the Somerset County Park Commission. You will learn the essentials of backyard bird watching, basic identification skills, what to feed backyard birds, as well as when and where to place feeders in your yard. This information will help you participate in the annual Backyard Bird Count, February 13-16, 2015, an international Citizen Science project, from your own yard. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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01/24/2015
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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01/25/2015
2:00 PM

"Disruption"

disruptionJoin us for a free screening of the movie “Disruption,” a fast-paced cinematic journey through the wild world of climate change: the science, the politics, the solutions, and the stories that define this crisis at a pivotal point in human history. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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01/27/2015
10:30 AM

Etched in Sand

Etched in SandMemoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
Etched in Sand: A True Story of Five Siblings Who Survived an Unspeakable Childhood on Long Island • Regina Calcaterra
No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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01/27/2015
7:00 PM

"Flying Higher: A WASP Takes Wing"

WASPsIn “Flying Higher: A WASP Takes Wing,” Carol Simon Levin will tell the story of the amazing WASPs, the women airforce service pilots of World War II, through the eyes of Ann Baumgartner Carl, a Jersey girl who trained as a WASP and then became the only American woman to test-fly experimental planes during the war and the first woman in the world to fly a jet airplane! Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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01/28/2015
7:00 PM

Live Your Most Fulfilling Life

Andrea MastrobattistaDo you feel you are not yet living the life you were meant to live? Are there aspects of your life that need improvement? Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista will take you on a thought-provoking journey of conversations and brainstorming sessions throughout the year that will take you beyond limits, beyond expectations and beyond your imagination where you will discover your most fulfilling life. In this first session, we will have a conversation about what it means to live a fulfilling life and get an overview of the entire workshop series. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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02/07/2015
3:30 PM

The Keeper of Lost Causes

keepr of lost causesSaturday Samplers – with Evelyn Fischel
The Keeper of Lost Causes • by Jussi Adler-Olsen
No sign-up is needed. Just come!

Click here to visit the Saturday Samplers book group blog.

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02/08/2015
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Shore/Lines: Recent Paintings by Philip Kennedy-Grant

Barrier Island

Barrier Island

Opening Reception: Sunday, February 8, 2:00 to 4:00 pm

Philip Kennedy-Grant has recently concentrated on painting abstractions in oil, acrylic, and watercolor, continuing a career marked by extensive and accomplished architectural drawings. This exhibit consists of paintings depicting land and sea and sky in idealized and imagined settings. Executed variously on canvas, board, paper, and acrylic sheet, the effect differs even as the subject is largely unchanged. Supplementing the paintings, a selection of sketchbooks, small paintings, and drawings will be exhibited in the lobby display cases. This collection, spanning thirty years, suggests the sometimes direct, often roundabout, route from idea to execution. On view: February 2-27, 2015.

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02/10/2015
7:00 PM

Introduction to T'ai Chi Chih

LotusT’ai Chi Chih ( pronounced tie-chee-cha) is a practice of 19 movements completely focused on activating, circulating and balancing one’s vital energy (Chi). Angela Calogero, an accredited teacher, will explain how Ta’i Chi Chih is practiced softly and gently, requires no special athletic ability, and can be done from a seated position. It’s an ‘inner discipline’ that can help with concerns about balance, coordination and other health issues. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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02/13/2015
10:00 AM

Monthly Meditations

monthlymeditations, webCome meditate in a circle of consciousness. We will explore different types of meditation with a time of sharing to follow for those who are so inclined. First timers and those with any meditation experience are welcome. This meditation program will be led by Gail Mardfin. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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02/21/2015
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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02/22/2015
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: Richard Reiter Swing Band

Richard ReiterA free concert with New Jersey’s most popular swing combo. The Richard Reiter Swing Band will perform familiar standards from the swing era, and the audience is invited to both listen and dance to their exciting music. Richard Reiter is an Emmy award-winning composer and has performed as guest jazz saxophone soloist in many venues. This program is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library. Free. No sign-up is needed. Doors open at 2:45 pm.

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02/24/2015
10:30 AM

Red Love: The Story of an East German Family

Red LoveMemoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
Red Love: The Story of an East German Family • Maxim Leo
No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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