I Can and I Am: Believe in Yourself and Achieve Your Dreams

September 28, 2016 by
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09/28/2016 7:00 PM I Can and I Am: Believe in Yourself and Achieve Your DreamsAndrea Mastrobattista This is your year to make wonderful things happen in your life. Join Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista for monthly gatherings with lively instruction, discussion, brainstorming and inspirational activities to help you achieve your dreams. In this session, we’ll discuss what happens when you’ve decided on a goal and come up with a plan to achieve it; then you make a mistake that stops you in … Continue reading

Michael Martin Oil Paintings – Last Day: 9/29

September 29, 2016 by
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09/29/2016 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM Michael Martin Oil Paintings – Last Day: 9/29Best Strawberry Shake On view: September 2-29, 2016 “It’s the journey, not the destination,” says Chatham artist Michael Martin, “A lifelong pursuit of painting has guided my expression goals.” Mr. Marin focuses exclusively on oil painting enjoying the inspiration from many of the old masters. The adventure of applying paint to a canvas provides the inspiration to this artist. “I use palette knives at key points in the … Continue reading

October Brings One Book Bernardsville

October 1, 2016 by
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10/01/2016 10:00 AM October Brings One Book BernardsvilleThis year’s One Book Bernardsville will actually focus on a short story: The Canterville Ghost by Oscar Wilde. It’s a gothic tale about an American family who moves into a British mansion, Canterville Chase, much to the annoyance its tired ghost. The story was published in 1887 by the Irish playwright, poet and author of numerous short stories who became one of the most successful playwrights of the late Victorian era in London, and one of the greatest celebrities of his day. … Continue reading

The Canterville Ghost

October 1, 2016 by
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10/01/2016 3:30 PM The Canterville GhostSaturday Samplers – with Evelyn Fischel The Canterville Ghost (1887) • Oscar Wilde We’ll also read a two other great ghost stories: The Open Window” by Saki (H.H. Munro) and “October in the Chair” by Neil Gaiman.. No sign-up is needed. Just come! Click here to visit the Saturday Samplers book group blog. Read more…

Paintings by Elaine Vollherbst

October 3, 2016 by
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10/03/2016 10:00 AM Paintings by Elaine VollherbstPeonies in Blue Vase On view: October 2-27, 2016 Elaine Vollherbst worked in the art design field for more than thirty years. She works from her own photos and has a strong sense of design, composition, and color relationships. She began her career in New York City, at a company that produced paintings for the furniture market, where she also learned how to follow trends and look for home decor color schemes. She specializes in … Continue reading

Phyllis, The Library’s Ghost

October 8, 2016 by
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10/08/2016 2:00 PM Phyllis, The Library's GhostBernardsville Public Library, formerly housed in the Vealtown Tavern on Route 202, is famous for its ghost Phyllis Parker. As legend has it, Phyllis, the innkeeper’s daughter, fell in love with a doctor who was revealed to be a British spy. She reportedly went mad when she learned he had been hanged, and has haunted the building ever since. Learn what we do and don’t know about Phyllis, historical background, and sightings, from the volunteers … Continue reading

Sundays at Three: Frank & 3 To Clave

October 9, 2016 by
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10/09/2016 3:00 PM Sundays at Three: Frank & 3 To ClaveIt’s National Hispanic Heritage Month and to celebrate, Frank & 3 To Clave, a Latin jazz ensemble headed by Frank Villafañe, will perform at the library. Mr. Villafañe is a pianist, composer, and music arranger. He plays piano “con clave” in the styles of Eddie Palmieri, Peruchin and Sergio Mendes. The group consists of four exceptional musicians: Larry Evans, Justino Vargas, Eddie Perez and Mr. Villafañe. They specialize in Cuban … Continue reading

Sundays at Three: Frank & 3 To Clave

October 9, 2016 by
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10/09/2016 3:00 PM Sundays at Three: Frank & 3 To ClaveIt’s National Hispanic Heritage Month and to celebrate, Frank & 3 To Clave, a Latin jazz ensemble headed by Frank Villafañe, will perform at the library. Mr. Villafañe is a pianist, composer, and music arranger. He plays piano “con clave” in the styles of Eddie Palmieri, Peruchin and Sergio Mendes. The group consists of four exceptional musicians: Larry Evans, Justino Vargas, Eddie Perez and Mr. Villafañe. They specialize in Cuban … Continue reading

A Dramatic Reading of “The Canterville Ghost”

October 11, 2016 by
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10/11/2016 7:00 PM A Dramatic Reading of "The Canterville Ghost"Join us for a dramatic reading by local actors of selected parts of this year’s One Book Bernardsville selection, “The Canterville Ghost,” by Oscar Wilde. This short story, published in 1887, is, according to its author, “An amusing chronicle of the tribulations of the Ghost of Canterville Chase when his ancestral halls became the home of the American Minister to the Court of St. James.” It’s a whimsical tale, highlighting the … Continue reading

Monthly Meditations

October 14, 2016 by
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10/14/2016 10:00 AM Monthly MeditationsFollow 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. Read more…

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