Work on your own projects, get tips and chat with the group. You’ll also find out about new library craft resources. Free. No sign-up is needed.
Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant The Girl Who Smiled Beads: A Story of War and What Comes After (2018) • Clemantine Wamariya and Elizabeth Weil This is the story of Clemantine Wamariya, who, in 1994, fled the Rwandan massacre with her fifteen-year-old sister, Claire, and spent the next six years wandering through seven African countries, searching for safety. The book captures the true costs and aftershocks of war: what is forever destroyed; and what can be repaired. Free. No sign-up is … Continue reading
This educational program, presented by Stephen A. Oliver of Manhattan Ridge Advisors, will demystify and simplify Social Security in order to better prepare you to make the best claiming choices for you and your family. The program will cover recent changes in Social Security and how they affect people of retirement age. There will be real examples of different claiming strategies to help illustrate how to avoid potential retirement mistakes and maximize benefits. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to … Continue reading
It’s time to look back through 2018 and revel in how far we’ve come on our journey to Speak about, Believe in and Live our most fulfilling and inspiring lives. Join Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista for this inspirational evening that will also include a look forward to the new and exciting workshop series in store for 2019. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.
On view: November 2-29, 2018 This exhibition will showcase work by “Exhibiting Members,” judged by Theresa Troise Heidel. The Essex Water Color Club, New Jersey’s oldest watercolor organization, was founded by 27 artists in 1932 to meet, share ideas, discuss techniques, and to exhibit their work. Today, a two-tiered membership of over 150 members, represent water media from across the New Jersey. The group’s goals are to provide a meeting environment which promotes the exchange of ideas, to support the development of … Continue reading
Planning a home improvement project can be a daunting task! In this class, we will discuss apps that will help you draw a floor plan, choose new paint colors, test new furniture arrangements, and more. Whether you’re preparing for a move, planning a renovation, or just moving your furniture, this class will introduce you to apps that will help you in the process. Presenter: Sarah Gillis This class will be held at Bernards Township Library on November 14 at 11:00 am … Continue reading
On view: December 2-28, 2018 Gina Petrecca has loved photography since she was a child when she became fascinated with preserving memories. She loves taking pictures of still lifes, landscapes, nature, and animals as well as special events and parties. Her inspiration comes from colors, shapes, or anything different, and it changes depending on the situations she finds herself in.
Test your knowledge and discover surprising new facts and intriguing insights about Italy. Carla Gambescia, author of “La Dolce Vita University,” a unique lifestyle compendium of all things Italian (food, wine, art, history, architecture, literature, film, style and more) will be our MC. Light Italian refreshments will be served. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance registration is requested. Click here to sign up.
Saturday Samplers Beloved (1987) • Toni Morrison Staring unflinchingly into the abyss of slavery, this spellbinding novel transforms history into a story as powerful as Exodus and as intimate as a lullaby. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!
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 the 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, a food historian and tea expert. We’ll enjoy refreshments appropriate for our topic. Free. Advance sign-up is required. Click here to sign up.