Movie Screening: “Before the Flood”

February 21, 2018 by
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From Academy Award-winning filmmaker Fisher Stevens and Academy Award-winning actor, environmental activist and U.N. Messenger of Peace Leonardo DiCaprio, Before the Flood presents a riveting account of the dramatic changes now occurring around the world due to climate change, as well as the actions we as individuals and as a society can take to prevent catastrophic disruption of life on our planet. The film follows DiCaprio as he travels to five continents and the Arctic speaking to scientists, world leaders, … Continue reading

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: “Sense & Sensibility”

February 23, 2018 by
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Join us to watch “Sense and Sensibility” (1995), the British-American period drama film directed by Ang Lee and based on Jane Austen’s 1811 novel of the same name. Actress Emma Thompson wrote the script and stars as Elinor Dashwood, while Kate Winslet plays Elinor’s younger sister Marianne. The story follows the Dashwood sisters, members of a wealthy English family of landed gentry, as they must deal with circumstances of sudden destitution. They are forced to seek financial security through marriage. Our Friday … Continue reading

Hourglass

February 27, 2018 by
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Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant Hourglass: Time, Memory, Marriage (2017) • Dani Shapiro The best-selling novelist and memoirist delivers her most intimate and powerful work: a piercing, life-affirming memoir about marriage and memory, about the frailty and elasticity of our most essential bonds, and about the accretion, over time, of both sorrow and love. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

Bernardsville “Then and Now”

February 27, 2018 by
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On view: February 2-27, 2018 This photo shows “then,” what is it now? This fascinating exhibit of photographs explores views of the town as it once was and as it is now. Images from the Library’s Local History Room photo files, in some cases taken over a century ago, are paired with a recent view. This program is made possible, in part, by the New Jersey Historical Commission, a division of the Department of State through the State/County History Partnership Program … Continue reading

Jack the Ripper: A Mystery of Mysteries

February 27, 2018 by
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“Jack the Ripper” is one of the most infamous serial murder cases in the world. Set in the horrendous slums of eastern London in 1888, five women, possibly more, all impoverished prostitutes, were viciously slain. The heinous crimes rocked London to its core. The unknown assailant, like a phantom in the night, committed his grisly tasks and vanished without ever being caught. Dr. Mark R. Vogel, a clinical psychologist who has studied the case, reviewed original police files, and visited the … Continue reading

Speak It! Believe It! Live It!

February 28, 2018 by
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Whatever your goal or mission in life is, these three steps will help you reach your destination: Speak It! Believe It! Live It! The first step to reaching any goal is to give it a voice. Learn how to find the most supportive people in your life, share your dreams with them and watch as they begin to take shape. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

Lincoln in the Bardo

March 3, 2018 by
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Saturday Samplers Lincoln in the Bardo (2017) • George Saunders The captivating first novel by the best-selling, National Book Award nominee George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

Photographs by Ashwin Barama

March 3, 2018 by
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On view: March 3-29, 2018 Opening Reception: Sunday, March 4, 2:00-4:00 pm In celebration of Youth Art Month, 12-year-old Ashwin Barama will display his photographs. A resident of Bernardsville, Ashwin is a student at the Willow School in Gladstone, NJ. An avid photographer and bird watcher, he can often be spotted outdoors with his camera looking for interesting things to photograph. Birds, the focus of his photographs, have been the deciding factor in his choice of vacations to Puerto Rico, Hawaii, … Continue reading

Yoga Basics

March 6, 2018 by
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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, March 6-April 10. 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 … Continue reading

Monthly Meditations

March 9, 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 Mary Bodenstein and Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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