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.
Join us to watch “The Wizard of Oz” (1939), the beloved icon of American popular culture notable for its use of technicolor, fantasy storytelling, musical score, and memorable characters. Widely considered to be one of the greatest films in cinema history, it stars Judy Garland and was nominated for six Academy Awards. Stay afterwards to chat about the film. Our Friday afternoon movie series is funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Advance sign-up is requested, but not required. Click … Continue reading
Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant In the Sanctuary of Outcasts: A Memoir (2009) • Neil W. White III Sentenced to a year and a half in prison for kiting checks, White turned his incarceration into a crusade to end the stigma of leprosy and learned lessons in humility, generosity, and the simple transcendent beauty of the human spirit. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!
The date is December 29, 1940. Franklin Delano Roosevelt has just been re-elected to an unprecedented third term in office. But the world is in a crisis. Nazi Germany has blazed the path of destruction across Europe, and America may soon be drawn into war. Watch this famous moment come to life, as you meet with the President just prior to his delivery of the famous “Arsenal of Democracy” speech. Learn what President Roosevelt was thinking, and listen to his plea … Continue reading
Whatever your goal or mission in life is, these three steps will help you reach your destination: Speak It! Believe It! Live It! Join Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista and discover how to use these three steps to help live your most fulfilling life. In this session, we will address “Speak It: Refining Your “Elevator Speech.” Part of communicating your goal is clarifying it and effectively expressing it to your audience. This month you will learn how to create and practice … Continue reading
On view: March 3-29, 2018 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, other states in U.S. and India. From … Continue reading
Saturday Samplers The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher (2014) • Hilary Mantel Hilary Mantel is one of Britain’s most accomplished and acclaimed writers. Whether set in a claustrophobic Saudi Arabian flat or on a precarious mountain road on a Greek island, these stories share an insight into the darkest recesses of the spirit. Displaying all of Mantel’s unmistakable style and wit, they reveal a great writer at the peak of her powers. No sign-up is needed. Just come!
On view: April 2-29, 2018 Opening Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2:00-4:00 pm Terri Fraser, a resident of Annandale, NJ, is an emerging artist. While she has always been skilled and trained in art, she has only been painting and showing her work consistently since 2014. In recent years, she has studied with Valeri Larko, a realist painter, and Wes Sherman, who allowed her to explore more abstract and daring approaches to painting. The combination of influences from these two artists is apparent in … Continue reading
Michael Van Clef, PhD and leader of the NJ Invasive Species Strike Team, will present timely recommendations on what to plant and what not to plant this spring. He will focus on native species in our area that are adapted to our climate, require little care, resist pests and pathogens, and support local fauna. He will show photos of many plants, trees and ground cover, and describe their planting requirements, ranging from dry/full sun to wet/shade. Most will be deer … Continue reading
April is Poetry Month and two recipients of the New Jersey Poets Prize, Wanda Praisner and Ed Romond, will read from their work this evening. Both are teacher-poets who have been featured readers at the Dodge Poetry Festival. Ms. Praisner’s latest collection of poems, To Illuminate the Way (2018), begins with her childhood in World War II and moves through her life, culminating with poems of visits to Auschwitz and Hiroshima. Many of Mr. Romond’s poems relate to his family, his career in public education, and … Continue reading