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

2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon Movie: "Fences"

Join us to watch “Fences” (2017), the movie adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by August Wilson starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Some people build fences to keep people out — and other people build fences to keep people in. Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the film takes a passionate look at former Negro-league baseball player Troy Maxson (Washington) as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down. 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.

7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Friends of the Library Fall Bash

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and dinner at the fabulous Bernards Inn along with music and dancing, a 50/50, and silent auction.  All proceeds benefit the library. Tickets are $95/person and are available at the library or online. Click here to purchase tickets online and thank you for your support!

3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: The Michaela McClain Band

Michaela McClainA free concert with Michaela McClain, winner of the 2013 “Best Indie Act” at the Jersey Acoustic Music Awards. Born and raised in Bernardsville, she is a critically-acclaimed, folk-soul singer/songwriter with a “warm groove” and rich mezzo-soprano voice, and she tours with drummer Meredith Foreman, guitarist Raul Abbad, and bassist Brad Schwartzseid. This concert will feature her original music and covers ranging from jazz, folk, rock, R&B, and, of course, that with which she resonates most: the singer/songwriter genre. There will be something for everybody! This is a free concert funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Doors open at 2:45 pm. No sign-up is needed.

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.