All That Jazz: Paintings by Sam Bleecker – Last Day!

November 25, 2017 by
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On view: November 1-25, 2017 Samuel E. Bleecker was trained as a physicist and molecular biophysicist at Yale University. After graduation, he worked at Bell Labs. “Numbers and their connection to our understanding of the universe and our lives within it drives one aspect of my art,” he says, “[I work] to somehow link the assemblage of numbers and their geometric patterns into a larger, more aesthetic whole.” His abstract paintings, motivated by mathematics, physics and biological themes, have been … Continue reading

Priestdaddy

November 28, 2017 by
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Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant Priestdaddy: A Memoir (2017) • Patricia Lockwood When the 30-year-old author moves back in with her parents, husband in tow, she must learn to live again with her family’s simmering madness and to reckon with the dark side of a childhood spent in the bosom of the Catholic Church. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

Landscapes & Florals by Eileen Bonacci

December 3, 2017 by
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On view: December 1-28, 2017 Artist’s Reception: Sunday, December 3, 2:00-4:00 pm 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 … Continue reading

Crack Open the Mystery of Podcasts

December 4, 2017 by
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Still think podcasts are just for peas? Think again! Millions of people are listening to podcasts every day and there are millions of different podcasts on the internet to listen to! Learn some reliable sources from which to download and how to do so without using valuable cellular data. We’ll suggest some popular podcasts and some hidden gems that you may not have heard about but will want to give a listen. Click here to sign up. [This class will also … Continue reading

Upcycle Your Holiday Wrapping Paper

December 6, 2017 by
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Don’t waste those odd pieces of wrapping paper! In this workshop, led by Laura Shabazz, you will learn to make ornaments that can be hung on your tree, piled up in a bowl for a decorative centerpiece, strung together for a festive DIY garland, or taped to presents in lieu of a bow.  Free. Supplies will be provided, but feel free to bring your own paper, if you like. Participation is limited to twelve and advance sign-up is required. Click … Continue reading

Monthly Meditations

December 8, 2017 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 Mary Bodenstein and Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

The Snail-Watcher and Other Stories

December 9, 2017 by
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Saturday Samplers The Snail-Watcher and Other Stories (1970) • Patricia Highsmith Eleven extraordinary stories by a master of psychological suspense. No sign-up is needed. Just come! [Please note start time.]

Sundays at Three: The Michaela McClain Band

December 10, 2017 by
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A free concert with Michaela McClain, winner of the 2013 “Best Indie Act” at the Jersey Acoustic Music Awards. Born and raised in Bernardsville, she is a critically-acclaimed, folk-soul singer/songwriter with a “warm groove” and rich mezzo-soprano voice, and she tours with drummer Meredith Foreman, guitarist Raul Abbad, and bassist Brad Schwartzseid. This concert will feature her original music and covers ranging from jazz, folk, rock, R&B, and, of course, what she resonates with most: the singer/songwriter genre. There will be something … Continue reading

Gong Meditation and Relaxation

December 11, 2017 by
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Experience the soothing effects of the gong—a deep state of relaxation, meditation and healing—in this program led by Wanda Knapik. Sound healing, which dates back centuries, can be an effective way to reduce stress and create a deep sense of peace. Ms. Knapik, who will play a Paiste symphonic gong and a Venus planetary gong, has been using sound therapy for many years for relaxation and healing. Participants can either lie on the floor or sit in a chair. Please … Continue reading

Bernards High School Madrigal Ensemble

December 12, 2017 by
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The Bernards High School Madrigals, under the direction of Matthew LaPine, will fill the library with beautiful holiday music. Join us for the music and cookies compliments of the Friends of the Bernardsville Library.  Free. Just drop by and enjoy. No sign-up is needed.

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