In connection with the exhibit “Michelangelo: Divine Draftsman and Designer” on view at The Metropolitan Museum of Art from November 13, 2017 to February 12, 2018, this talk by Vivian Gordon will trace the fascinating story behind Michelangelo’s world-famous marble David. This colossal figure stands as the culmination of an almost century-long plan to install statues atop the Cathedral of Florence. It’s a tale of dashed attempts, bold experimentation, and final triumph involving some of the best known Italian Renaissance … Continue reading
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 … Continue reading
On view: December 1-28, 2017 Eileen Bonacci, a Berkeley Heights resident, has had a lifelong passion for art and the beauty of nature. Working mostly with oils, she has produced many beautiful floral paintings and many landscapes from her travels in the U.S. and abroad. “I enjoy painting images of places I have traveled to with my husband. The majority of my landscapes are of the Tuscan region of Italy,” she said. Following her retirement, she divides her time between … Continue reading
On view: January 2-30, 2017 Artist’s Reception: Sunday, January 7, 1:30-4:30 pm During the reception, Rhonda Denét and her key board player will celebrate Ms. Slater’s art through music, performing jazz and mellow soul—music with a universal message, celebrating the spirit that dwells in all of us. Basking Ridge resident Claudia Slater is a self-taught multimedia artist. Coming from a family of artists, at a young age she loved drawing people and was able to capture her subjects with striking accuracy. … Continue reading
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 Mary Bodenstein and Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.
Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. The postures are adaptations of traditional yoga poses which offer increased strength, flexibility, body and breath awareness and overall vitality. This chair yoga class, taught by Julie Shaw, is open to everyone, and no prior yoga experience is needed. This is a six-week session on Mondays, January 15-March 5 (no class on 1/29 or 2/19). The total cost for … Continue reading
The next session of English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) classes will begin on Monday, January 15. Classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays at both 3:00 pm and 7:15 pm and will run through April 2. The Thursday evening classes will be located in the Bernards High School Community Room. All other classes take place at the Library. There is no charge and students may attend classes in more than one time slot if they wish. Advance sign-up is requested, but not required. Click here … Continue reading
Suitable for all students, this class offers an integrated sequence of poses designed to warm up the body and then work toward a specific intention within the natural movements of the spine. Pranayama (breath work) and a final deep relaxation are integral to every class. This is a six-week session on Tuesdays, January 16-February 20. The total cost for the session is $35.00. Please bring a yoga mat; a yoga blanket is helpful, although not required. This program is a partnership of Bernardsville Library and … Continue reading
The year 2017 may become known as “The Year of Ransomware” with over 200,000 computers worldwide being infected with the WannaCry and Petya ransomware viruses. Bernards Township Information Technology Manager, Ryan McCloskey will share general technology tips, best practices and online safety information to better protect all your devices in today’s digital world. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up. [This class will also be held at Bernards Township Library on Friday, January 12 at 2:00 pm.]
Join our challenge to read fifty books in a year. The group meets several times a year for reading suggestions, feedback and refreshments. Link here to our 50 Book Challenge resources. New members are always welcome. Free. Click here to email Pat Kennedy-Grant to receive meeting reminders and other information.