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

3:00 PM

Frank Sinatra's 100th Birthday Celebration

Worsdale, Frank Sinatra-web'sJazz singer Maggie Worsdale will help us celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th birthday. Sinatra and his music have no expiration date; they are always cool and current. Over a 60-year career, he sang the great songs and expressed the words in a way that made the listener understand the intentions of the songwriter. Concentrating on the Grade A standards at which Sinatra excelled,  jazz singer Maggie Worsdale will bring to each her own individual charm, personality, and swing. Maggie Worsdale is an international artist who has produced four albums and who was voted  as one of the best jazz singers in New York and New Jersey in 2009 and 2010.

Doors open at 2:45 pm. Free. No sign-up is needed. Funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library.

5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Celebrate Oktoberfest with the Friends!

beer tastingJoin us for a beer tasting at the Vine Restaurant at 95 Morristown Road in Basking Ridge where you will savor the tastes of five different New Jersey beers and listen to an expert describe what to look for in a beer as well as how to evaluate it.

Tickets for this fundraiser for the library are $100/person and must be purchased by October 10. Also included: an assortment of appetizers selected to complement the beers. Stop by the library or send a check, payable to The Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library, to 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville, NJ 07924. [Must be 21 years or older to attend.] Click here for the form to mail with your check.

6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Bingo Night!

Bingo2The Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library are sponsoring a fun-filled night of bingo, right in the library’s Community Room. From 6:30 to 9:00 pm, everyone is invited to join the fun. Bring your friends and family as we play 15 games for cash and special prizes valued from $10 to $100. Admission ($25 at the door) includes a game booklet with 3 game cards good for all games played, an ink stamper and snacks/drinks. Pizza will be available for purchase. Attendees must be 18 or older. Proceeds will support Library programs.

3:00 PM

Michaela McClain - Sundays at Three

Michaela McClain2Join us for a free concert with Michaela McClain, a singer/songwriter born and raised in Bernardsville. Her “folky-soul” sound is reminiscent of Carol King, Norah Jones and Alicia Keys, and “her warm groove creates an atmosphere of love that’s irresistible.” Her musical influences range from Carlos Jobim, Ella Fitzgerald, Indigo Girls to India Arie. Performing with her will be bandmates Meredith Foreman, percussion; Brad Schwartzseid, bass; and Raul Abbad, guitar.

McClain, the youngest of six girls, was singing before she could talk. “My sisters and I grew up listening to my father play guitar. We sang together as a family at church and in school. We were like a real-life Von Trapp family. That’s how my love for music began.” In 2012, McClain recorded and released her debut single, Needed More, and Michaela McClain, The Dallas Sessions which features seven original songs. While developing a live show and playing out each month, she released The Manhattan Sessions featuring four original tunes. She has also released two professional music videos which can be viewed on YouTube. Aside from her success as a performer, McClain is a full-time music teacher, private piano and vocal instructor; she loves nature, vegan food, and good music.

Doors open at 2:45 pm. This concert is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. No sign-up is needed.