Adult Programs


Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
09/24/2017
3:00 PM

Meet Carolyn Murnick, Author of "The Hot One"

Carolyn Murnick, author of “The Hot One,” a compelling murder mystery and an affecting portrait of female friendship, will talk about her newly published book with Taffy Brodesser-Akner, a New York Times and New York Times Magazine staff writer.
Growing up in Bernardsville, Carolyn and her friend Ashley were inseparable, but as teenagers they began to drift apart. Carolyn ended up at Columbia University, and Ashley moved to Los Angeles, where her vibrant beauty became an entrée into a world of never-ending parties. Then, at the age of twenty-two, Ashley was found brutally murdered at her home in Hollywood. “The Hot One” is the story of Carolyn’s emotional quest to find out what really happened to her oldest friend and an attempt to unravel how she and Ashley became so different. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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09/26/2017
7:00 PM

Egypt: Sands of Time, Part II

Great Obelisk of Ramses II

In this, the second part of the “Sands of Time” program on ancient Egypt, Dr. Doug Munch will discuss the prominence of the Egyptian gods and the development and use of a written language. Both played critical roles in recorded ancient Egyptian history as we understand it today. Audience members will also learn how to read some hieroglyphs. Dr. Munch’s photographs will help to illustrate this talk. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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09/27/2017
2:00 PM

Gardening Apps

What is that leaf and why is it brown? Apps to help your garden grow. Gardening apps are sprouting up as fast as weeds in summer. From planning to planting, we’ll take an eclectic look at free and low-cost apps for amateurs and experienced gardeners alike. Got an app you love?—let’s talk about that too! Free. Advance sign-up is required. Click here to sign up. [This class will also be held at Bernards Township Library on Thursday, September 21 at 10:30 am.]

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10/01/2017
3:00 PM

Sundays At Three: NJ Chamber Players

Metropolitan Orchestra of New Jersey Chamber Players, consisting of principal musicians of the orchestra, will perform well-known classical and light classical selections including works by Mozart, Beethoven, and Gershwin. Our musicians will be Ashley Horne and Dustin Weinstein on violin, Peggy Reynolds on viola, and James Celestino on cello. Doors open at 2:45 pm. Free. This concert is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. No sign-up is needed.

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10/06/2017
10:30 AM

Travel Apps

Travel apps allow you to research unfamiliar places, listen to audio tours, turn photos into postcards and more.  Learn about the latest travel organization tips and tricks and put the days of traveling with stacks of printed confirmations and tour books behind you! Free. Advance sign-up is required. Click here to sign up. [This class will also be held at Bernards Township Library on Monday, October 2 at 7:00 pm.]

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10/11/2017
7:00 PM

Keep This, Toss That!

Join us for a humorous look at the common pitfalls of getting organized. Put an end to procrastinating! Come listen to organizing humorist™ Jamie Novak as she explains where to begin organizing; what to toss and how to let go; how to trim your to-do list; and how to clear clutter and store stuff. Along with a good laugh, you will walk away with tips on how to clean your closets and make those piles of paperwork disappear! Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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10/13/2017
10:00 AM

Monthly Meditations

monthlymeditations, webFollow 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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10/18/2017
7:00 PM

Streaming Media

Make your TV even smarter! Streaming is the wave of the future and there are a growing number of devices and channels you can use—Roku, Apple TV, Google Chrome, and Amazon Fire. What is rated best and which channels give you the most viewing pleasure? That’s a question we will try to answer. Free. Advance sign-up is required. Click here to sign up. [This class will also be held at Bernards Township Library on Tuesday, October 17 at 10:30 am.]

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10/21/2017
11:00 AM

Saturday Crafters

crafters2Work on your own projects, get tips and chat with the group. You’ll also find out about new library craft resources. Free. No sign-up is needed. [Please note our start time.]

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10/25/2017
7:00 PM

Make YOUR Difference

Even though it doesn’t feel like it at times, you absolutely have the ability to make a positive difference in the world. Throughout this workshop series, Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista will help you uncover what makes you unique and then cultivate those talents and skills so that you are making YOUR difference every day. “If you are still feeling like you are not making a difference in the world and in your own life, we can fix that,” she says, “Come to this workshop to hear stories about how helping others can make you feel connected with people and give you confidence to be uniquely you.” Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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10/27/2017
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon Movie: "Fences"

Join us to watch “Fences” (2017), the movie adaptation of the Pulitzer Prize-winning play by August Wilson starring Denzel Washington and Viola Davis. Some people build fences to keep people out — and other people build fences to keep people in. Set in 1950s Pittsburgh, the film takes a passionate look at former Negro-league baseball player Troy Maxson (Washington) as he fights to provide for those he loves in a world that threatens to push him down. 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 here to sign up.

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10/27/2017
7:00 PM - 10:00 PM

Save the Date! Friends of the Library Fall Bash

Enjoy hors d’oeuvres and dinner at the fabulous Bernards Inn along with music and dancing, a 50/50, and silent auction.  All proceeds benefit the library. Tickets are $95/person and are available at the library or online. Click here to purchase tickets online and thank you for your support!

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10/29/2017
2:00 PM

Tea and Conversation with M.J. Rose

Julie Maloney of Women Reading Aloud will conduct an up close and personal interview with New York Times best-selling author M.J. Rose. Her most recent book is “The Library of Light and Shadow” (2017). Ms. Rose has written 18 novels and is the founder of AuthorBuzz, the first marketing firm for authors. She believes “mystery and magic are all around us, but we are too often too busy to notice…Books that exaggerate mystery and magic draw attention to it and remind us to look for it and revel in it.” Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance registration is requested. Click here to sign up.

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11/08/2017
7:00 PM

Firestorm: The Russian Revolution of 1917

Save the date! Bernardsville residents Bill and Monica Oliver and Lebanon resident Elizabeth Guest will lead a discussion on the importance of the Russian Revolution of 1917. They will comment on some of the considerable literature available, as well as offer personal insights following a two-week trip they will be making to Moscow and St. Petersburg in mid-September. In addition, Ms Guest will touch on the life of her grandfather, Erast Geacintov, a young officer in the Tsar’s army in 1917. A copy of his autobiography, “Notes of a White Officer” is available at the Library. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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11/15/2017
7:00 PM

Chasing Coral

Watch how divers, scientists and photographers around the world have documented the disappearance of coral reefs which are vanishing at an unprecedented rate. “Chasing Coral” was directed by Jeff Orlowski and took more than three years to shoot. It’s the result of 500+ hours underwater, submissions of footage from volunteers from 30 countries, as well as support from more than 500 people from various locations around the world. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

 

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11/18/2017
11:00 AM

Saturday Crafters

crafters2Work on your own projects, get tips and chat with the group. You’ll also find out about new library craft resources.  Free. No sign-up is needed. [Please note our start time.]

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11/29/2017
7:00 PM

Make YOUR Difference

Andrea MastrobattistaEven though it doesn’t feel like it at times, you absolutely have the ability to make a positive difference in the world. Throughout this workshop series, Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista has helped participants uncover what makes them unique and learn how to cultivate those talents and skills so that they can make their difference every day. “As we review the workshops throughout 2017,” she says, “you will discover that you are using your unique gifts to make a positive difference in the world and in your life.” Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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12/10/2017
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: Michaela McClain

Michaela McClainA free concert with Michaela McClain, a singer/songwriter born and raised in Bernardsville. Her “folky-soul” sound is reminiscent of Carol King, Norah Jones and Alicia Keys, and “her warm groove creates an atmosphere of love that’s irresistible.” Doors open at 2:45 pm. This concert is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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