Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence

July 19, 2018 by
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Vivian Gordon will talk about this beautiful exhibition now at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (until July 29). The show explores how revolutionary changes in French art of the 19th century coincided with great innovations in horticulture. New urban green spaces and country gardens inspired avant-garde artists some of whom, like Monet, became avid gardeners themselves. Paintings by Monet and his fellow Impressionists Pissarro and Cassatt, works by Cezanne, van Gogh and others are displayed along with photographs, prints, and … Continue reading

Saturday Crafters

July 21, 2018 by
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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.

The Radium Girls

July 24, 2018 by
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Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant The Radium Girls: The Dark Story of America’s Shining Women (2017) • Kate Moore This book illuminates the inspiring young women exposed to the “wonder” substance of radium, and their awe-inspiring strength in the face of almost impossible circumstances. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

Speak It! Believe It! Live It!

July 25, 2018 by
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Whatever your goal or mission in life, these three steps will help you reach your destination: Speak It! Believe It! Live It! Join Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista and discover how to use these three steps to help live your most fulfilling life.  In this session, we will concentrate on building faith in ourselves. Creating and living the life you want takes faith in yourself and your ability to do it. That faith is often the toughest to build and maintain, but … Continue reading

Meditation, Serenity

July 27, 2018 by
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Follow through on your intention to learn and practice meditation. We will explore different types of meditation with a time of sharing to follow for those who are so inclined. First timers and those with any meditation experience are welcome. This meditation program is led by Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: “The Big Sick”

July 27, 2018 by
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Join us to watch “The Big Sick” (2017). Loosely based on a real-life romance, Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings. 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 … Continue reading

Hand-Crafted Soap Workshop

July 28, 2018 by
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Learn how to make hand-crafted soap with soap expert Hilda Bahner. Choose your favorite color and scent and take a bar or two home with you. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Free. Space is limited, so please register soon. Click here to register.

American Landscape Art by Katalin Luczay

July 30, 2018 by
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On view: July 6-30, 2018 Ms. Luczay showed aptitude in drawing at an early age growing up in war-torn Hungary in the fifties. After a turbulent time of escaping her country, settling in Canada and later in the US, she seriously took to developing her talent. She is basically self-taught, but took the chance to participate in different workshops and private instruction from Bucks County, PA artists. Working primarily in oil, Ms. Luczay is also adept in pastels and acrylics. In addition to … Continue reading

New Jersey’s Role in World War I

August 1, 2018 by
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James Hockenberry, author of the WWI Intrigue Trilogy, will discuss the New Jersey’s key role in America’s efforts during “The Great War.” A large percentage of troops sent overseas were trained here and shipped out of Hoboken. The huge demand for munitions during the war sparked New Jersey’s transition from an agricultural state to an industrial one. Its industrial capacity increased 300% during World War I! As a result, New Jersey’s economic strength, both as a manufacturing force and shipping … Continue reading

“SEED: The Untold Story” – Movie Screening

August 6, 2018 by
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Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. “SEED: The Untold Story” follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, … Continue reading

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