Events


Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
04/24/2014
7:00 PM

College Essay Workshop

ConceptCome learn tips from an expert! Randy Levin will present this workshop on how to write meaningful college essays and how to avoid the top by mistakes made by students when writing their essays. Students and parents are invited to attend together. Free. Advance sign-up is required.

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04/26/2014
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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04/26/2014
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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04/29/2014
7:00 PM

Tech Update: Twitter

Twitter is an online social networking and microblogging service that enables users to send and read “tweets”– text messages limited to 140 characters. This seminar describes how to use Twitter and how to get the most out of it by following trending topics, configuring privacy settings, and tapping into third-party resources that make it easier to follow, send, and schedule tweets. We’ll also walk through building and customizing an individual profile, reading and sending Twitter updates, and find out why creating a network of followers can help you. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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05/02/2014
10:00 AM

Splendid Life Meditation

Fauzia BurkeBasking 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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05/03/2014
3:30 PM

Open Secrets

Open Secrets-webSaturday Samplers – with Evelyn Fischel
Open Secrets • by Alice Munro
No sign-up is needed.

Click here to visit the Saturday Samplers book group blog.

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05/06/2014
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, May 6 to June 17 (no class June 3) at 1:00 pm. The instructor is Julie Shaw of Lotus Mind and Body. The total cost for the 6-week session is $30.00. Bring a yoga mat or towel.

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 Spring 2014.

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05/08/2014
7:00 PM

Historic Somerset Hills: The Country Place Era, 1870-1940

The MaplesThe Somerset Hills Country Place Era is a recent thematic type of historic register application approved by the NJ State Historic Preservation Office in 2013. It makes it possible for historic estate properties and structures built in the Bernardsville area between 1870 and 1940 to be listed on the NJ Register of Historic Places if desired by the current owners. Bernardsville’s Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (HPAC) invites you learn about this listing and find out what possible historic designation means for your property. Preservation professionals will be on hand to answer your questions and explain the benefits of listing in a historic district. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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05/10/2014
12:00 PM - 2:30 PM

"A Walk with the Maasai" - Photographs by Douglas Munch

Maasai Warrior-web

A Maasai warrior at sunrise in the Ngorongoro Highlands.

Opening Reception:
Saturday, May 10, 12:00-2:30 pm

Local entrepreneur and professional photographer, Douglas Munch, will exhibit photographs from the Serengeti during the month of May. His exhibit will display images of the ancient Hadzabe tribe, one of the last remaining hunter gatherers on earth and the Maasai people in Tanzania. About this exhibition, he said, “My vision is to view the world through a prism of beauty, color, perspective, and geometry, leading to images with heart and sensitivity. I hope this exhibition will project those qualities through my images.” The exhibition will be on view from May 6 through May 30.

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05/14/2014
7:00 PM

Share the Keys

keyOffered by the Bernardsville Police Dept. Patrolman Paul Kelley will discuss New Jersey’s intricate and strict teen-driver probationary licensing rules and restrictions. The program is specifically designed to educate parents of teen drivers about the New Jersey Graduated Driver License program and their roles in the successful training of their inexperienced teen drivers. Sign up by calling 766-0037, ext. 0, or email police@bernardsvillepd.org.

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05/15/2014
10:00 AM

Capture Your Kinfolk: Poetry Workshop

So many memories involve kin, and, in a spirit of honoring family members, Morristown Poet Gail Fishman Gerwin will lead a writing workshop on narrative poetry about them. If there is a photo—old or current—that prompts a memory, bring it along or tap your store of experiences and major or minor events that can lead to a poem. The workshop will review the qualities of narrative poetry and new resources will be discussed. There will be time to write, to share, and to discuss the process. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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05/15/2014
6:30 PM

Goldfinch 2014 Book Launch

goldfinch2012Members of Women Who Write whose work is published in Goldfinch 2014 will read their work at this book launch party, followed by readings by other members of the group. There will also be an open mic with a sign-up sheet at the door. Free. Advance registration is not necessary.

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05/17/2014
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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05/21/2014
7:30 PM

Charles James: Beyond Fashion

Clover Leaf Gown 1953, Brooklyn

Clover Leaf Gown 1953, Brooklyn

One of America’s most original designers, the legendary Charles James (1906–1978), is the subject of the inaugural exhibition of the newly renovated Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The show examines the career of the legendary 20th century Anglo-American couturier, whose work has been described as going beyond fashion to become fine art, and features some 100 of James’ unique creations – clothes of complex design and seaming which bring together fine dressmaking, sculptural form, and the mathematical thinking of an engineer. A Met Museum lecture with Vivian Gordon. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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05/27/2014
10:30 AM

Mom & Me & Mom

mom and me and mom-webMemoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
Mom & Me & Mom • by Maya Angelou
No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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05/28/2014
7:00 PM

The "Can-Do" Connection

Can-Do ConnectionScatterbrain, go away!  Get valuable tips on getting rid of your scatterbrain and maintaining focus on your goal(s). A workshop led by Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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06/06/2014
10:00 AM

Seniors' Day

Gordon Ward-webJoin us for a continental breakfast followed by a musical performance: “Story-Songs of History” by Gordon Ward. It’s an evocative presentation of original songs and their inspiring stories celebrating the rich histories and secreted tales of our shared past. Mr. Ward uses a “behind the music” format combining anecdotes, vocals, and a multi-instrumental accompaniment to transport listeners on a captivating journey through time. Funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Advance sign-up is required.

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06/07/2014
3:30 PM

What Alice Forgot

What Alice Forgot-webSaturday Samplers – with Evelyn Fischel
What Alice Forgot • by Liane Moriarty
No sign-up is needed.

Click here to visit the Saturday Samplers book group blog.

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06/08/2014
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Paintings by Members of CAG

CAGOpening Reception: Sunday, June 8, 2:00-4:00 pm

The Contemporary Art Group is a nonprofit, collegial organization of working artists who meet on a regular basis at The Watchung Arts Center and exhibit their work together. CAG is a supportive group where there is mutual respect among members, where members exchange ideas, provide information about exhibit opportunities, and share their own artistic development. The exhibition will be on view from June 2 through June 27.

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06/09/2014
6:30 PM

Building Your Thinking Power

Carol Kotopoulis-webThis seminar is designed to help participants develop their creative thinking abilities. Ideas move the world, and those who are skilled at producing new ideas can make a profoundly important contribution to our society. Presented by Carol Kotopoulis, past president and long-time member of Toastmasters International. Free. Advance sign-up is requested.

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