Friends’ Concerts & Programs

Members of the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library spend a significant amount of time each year interviewing, auditioning, selecting and funding extraordinary programs. The Sundays at Three concerts begin at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2:45 pm. Attendance is free and registration is not required; just come and enjoy!

Upcoming Events

10/26/2018
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "The Shape of Water"

Join us to watch “The Shape of Water” (2017),  an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Stay afterwards for a short discussion of the film. Our Friday afternoon movie series is funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Advance sign-up is requested, but not required. Click here to sign up.

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12/10/2018
7:00 PM

Colonial & Victorian Christmas Customs

Decorations of holly and mistletoe, gingerbread and caroling—these are just a few of the Christmas customs that have been handed down from earlier times. Learn the similarities and the differences between a Colonial Christmas and a Victorian Christmas celebration, and discover what foods were prepared and enjoyed as part of the holiday festivities. Presented by Judith Krall-Russo, a food historian and tea expert. We’ll enjoy refreshments appropriate for our topic. Free. Advance sign-up is required. Click here to sign up.

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12/14/2018
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "West Side Story"

We’re marking the 100th anniversary of the birth of Leonard Bernstein with the screening of “West Side Story” (1961) inspired by Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. Directed by Robert Wise and Jerome Robbins with Bernstein’s score and Stephen Sondheim’s lyrics, this film remains perhaps the most iconic of all the Shakespeare adaptations to the screen. It won ten Academy Awards! Stay afterwards for a short discussion of the film. Our Friday afternoon movie series is funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Advance sign-up is requested, but not required. Click here to sign up.

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12/16/2018
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: The Raritan Ringers

Enjoy beautiful holiday music by The Raritan Ringers. Our program will include popular pieces such as “Let it Snow” and “It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year,” as well as traditional holiday carols. The Raritan Ringers are a community group of advanced handbell ringers sponsored by the United Reformed Church of Somerville, NJ. The choir is composed of thirteen ringers from communities in north central New Jersey who enjoy the opportunity to perform challenging music. This free concert is funded by donations to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Doors open at 2:45 pm. No sign-up is needed.

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