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

12/18/2017
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 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, food historian and tea expert. We’ll enjoy refreshments in keeping with our topic. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up. This program is underwritten by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library.

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01/26/2018
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon Movie: "The Time Traveler's Wife"

Join us to watch “The Time Traveler’s Wife” (2009) about a Chicago librarian who has a gene that causes him to involuntarily time travel, creating complications in his marriage. 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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02/04/2018
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: Joshua Breakstone's Cello-Quartet

Guitarist Joshua Breakstone’s unique “Cello-Quartet” is a  collaboration of four well-known, veteran jazz players including, in addition to Mr. Breakstone, cellist Mike Richmond, bassist Lisle Atkinson, and drummer Andy Watson. The harmonizations of the strings—guitar, bass and cello—are stunning and a combination never before heard in jazz. This is a configuration that appeals to a broad audience from classical music lovers, to jazz lovers looking for something different, to guitar aficionados….While it’s definitely jazz, at the same time, it’s most definitely something a little different! This is a free concert funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Doors open at 2:45 pm. No sign-up is needed.

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02/23/2018
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon Movie: "Sense & Sensibility"

Join us to watch “Sense and Sensibility” (1995), the British-American period drama film directed by Ang Lee and based on Jane Austen’s 1811 novel of the same name. Actress Emma Thompson wrote the script and stars as Elinor Dashwood, while Kate Winslet plays Elinor’s younger sister Marianne. The story follows the Dashwood sisters, members of a wealthy English family of landed gentry, as they must deal with circumstances of sudden destitution. They are forced to seek financial security through marriage. 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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