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

04/27/2018
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "The Light Between Oceans"

Join us to watch “The Light Between Oceans” (2016), a romantic period drama film based on the 2012 novel of the same name by M. L. Stedman.  Starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, the film tells the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who rescue and adopt an infant girl adrift at sea. Years later, the couple discovers the child’s true parentage and are faced with the moral dilemma of their actions. 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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04/29/2018
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: Fieldstone Early Music Ensemble

The Fieldstone Early Music Ensemble will present a program of baroque music for woodwinds. These three outstanding virtuoso performers use period instruments–baroque flute, oboe, and bassoon, as well as recorders. Together they have a lifetime of study of historical performance practice of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical eras. This free concert is funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Doors open at 2:45 pm. No sign-up is needed.

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05/25/2018
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "Day for Night"

Join us to watch “Day for Night” (1973), directed by François Truffaut. The film chronicles the production of Je Vous Présente Paméla (Meet Pamela), a clichéd melodrama starring an aging screen icon (Jean-Pierre Aumont), former diva (Valentina Cortese), young heart-throb (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and a British actress (Jacqueline Bisset) who is recovering from both a nervous breakdown and the controversy leading to her marriage to her much older doctor. In between are several small vignettes chronicling the stories of the crew members and the director. 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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06/01/2018
10:00 AM

Seniors' Day 2018

Florian Schantz Photo courtesy of Lynn Redmile Photography

Join us for a delicious continental breakfast and music by the Florian Schantz Jazz Combo. Listen to a musical hit parade celebrating the 100th anniversary of the end of World War I  featuring Vaudeville, commercial Tin Pan Alley hits, ragtime and very early Dixieland, popular military music and other standards of the era. The Florian Schantz Jazz Combo is led by 15-year-old professional trumpet player Florian Schantz, who formed the band when he was nine years old. This program is hosted by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. It’s all free, but advance sign-up is required. Click here to register.

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06/22/2018
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "For Whom the Bell Tolls"

Join us to watch “For Whom the Bell Tolls” (1943) starring Gary Cooper and Ingrid Bergman. The script is based on the 1940 eponymous novel by Ernest Hemingway. The film is about an American International Brigades volunteer, Robert Jordan (Cooper), who is fighting in the Spanish Civil War against the fascists. During his desperate mission to blow up a strategically important bridge to protect Republican forces, Jordan falls in love with a young woman guerrilla fighter (Bergman). 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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