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…

Movie Night: The Canterville Ghost

October 14, 2016 by
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10/14/2016 7:00 PM Movie Night: The Canterville GhostJoin us to watch the 1944 movie, starring Charles Laughton, Robert Young and Margaret O’Brien, based on our One Book Bernardsville selection, Oscar Wilde’s short story, “The Canterville Ghost.” Afterwards, we’ll chat about the differences between the original story and the movie which was adapted to a contemporaneous, wartime setting. Laughton plays Sir Simon de Canterville, the 17th century British aristocrat who, after proving himself a coward on the field of honor, is doomed to … Continue reading

Fifty Book Challenge

October 15, 2016 by
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10/15/2016 3:00 PM Fifty Book ChallengeJoin our challenge to read fifty books in a year. The group meets quarterly 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. Read more…

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