One 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.Read more...
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
2:00 PM - 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.
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
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.Read more...
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.Read more...
Meet 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.Read more...
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.Read more...
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Save 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.Read more...
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.
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
You’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.Read more...