Events


Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
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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09/29/2014
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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09/30/2014
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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