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.

The Story of Michelangelo’s David

December 13, 2017 by
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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

Colonial & Victorian Christmas Customs

December 18, 2017 by
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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

Landscapes & Florals by Eileen Bonacci – Last day!

December 28, 2017 by
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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

“Stories on Canvas” – Paintings by Claudia Slater

January 7, 2018 by
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On view: January 2-30, 2017 Artist’s Reception: Sunday, January 7, 1:30-4:30 pm 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. Her art consists mostly of flowers, portraits and has recently transitioned into fantasy. She says of her painting: “I paint many large flowers and incorporate women in some, as the woman’s form seems to fit with … Continue reading

Monthly Meditations

January 12, 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.

English Language Classes Begin

January 15, 2018 by
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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

Online Safety

January 19, 2018 by
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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.]

Fifty Book Challenge

January 20, 2018 by
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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.

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