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. 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!
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Meet Mary Norris, an editor who has spent more than three decades in The New Yorker’s copy department, maintaining its celebrated high standards. She recently published her first book, “Between You and Me: Confessions of a Comma Queen,” in which she brings her vast experience, good cheer, and finely sharpened pencils to help the rest of us in a boisterous language book as full of life as it is of practical advice. Patricia O’Conner of the New York Book Review wrote, “Hilarious… [T]his book charmed my socks off.” At this event, Ms. Norris will talk about her book and working at the New Yorker. Books will be available for purchase and signing.
This fundraiser for the library will be held at Hamilton Farms Golf Club, 1040 Pottersville Road in Gladstone. Tickets, which include a copy of the book, lunch and wine, are $100/person ($75/person without the book) and must be purchased by September 19. 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. Click here for the form to mail with your check.Read more...
Jazz 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 makes the listener understand the intentions of the songwriter. Concentrating on the Grade A standards at which Sinatra excelled, jazz singer Maggie Worsdale brings 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.Read more...
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Join 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 1. 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.Read more...