Adult Programs


Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
07/24/2017
7:00 PM

Making Math Magical

While summer is the perfect time to catch up on math or get ahead, students typically lose 2.6 months of grade level learning in math each summer.  Come learn how you can use the summer so your child can catch up or get ahead with math without having it be a boring, stressful chore. Presented by Rebecca Zook, a math mastery mentor and joyful learning expert with over 13 years of experience as a thought leader on the cutting edge of math education. This program is for parents of students in 4th grade through high school. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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07/25/2017
7:00 PM

J Emanuel  Chocolatier – Taste & Learn!

Chocolatier Mike Canzano will lead us on a chocolate journey! It will begin with a tasting of different types of chocolate. He will then discuss uses and sources of chocolate and show examples of molds. This program is for adults and children ages 10 years and up. Space is limited and registration is required. Free. Please click here to register.

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07/26/2017
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 will help you uncover what makes you unique and then cultivate those talents and skills so that you are making YOUR difference every day.  Says Ms. Mastrobattista, “The traits that make you different from everyone else are quite helpful when you encounter bumps in the road to your goals. Attend this month’s workshop, to learn how you can use your differences to overcome obstacles.” Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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07/28/2017
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon Movie: "The Great Gatsby"

Watch “The Great Gatsby” (2013) and talk about it afterwards with the group. Based on the book by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the cast includes Leonardo DiCaprio, Tobey Maguire, Carey Mulligan, Isla Fisher, and Joel Edgerton.  Our Friday afternoon movie series funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free.  Click here to sign up.

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08/02/2017
7:00 PM

Senior on the Move?

Are you a senior looking to downsize? Interested in relocating to a community filled with others your age who share your interests? Facing a growing need for care for yourself or a loved one? Interested in assisted living and concerned about how you will be able to afford a facility? If you answered, “yes” to any of these questions, then come to this presentation by Jim Tretola, Certified Senior Advisor of Care Patrol, and Attorney Andrea R. Di Dio of the Murray Firm LLC for a complete package of what every senior needs to know. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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08/08/2017
7:00 PM

Tai Chi / Qigong Demonstration

People practice Qigong and Tai Chi to maintain health, promote healing, and integrate their body-mind-spirit. Daily practice  is believed to create a balanced life style of greater harmony, stability, and enjoyment. Poornima Paranjpe, a certified Qigong and Tai Chi Easy™ Practice Leader, will lead a 60-minute class demonstrating how to improve strength, coordination, conditioning, and mental well-being as well as reduce stress. The program will include a talk and audience participation. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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08/09/2017
6:30 PM

Egypt: The Sands of Time, Part I

Hatshepsut

For more than 5,000 years, beginning with the Narmer Palate (c. 3100 BCE) Egypt has given the world a storied history. This series of two talks by Dr. Douglas Munch will cover some of the important aspects of ancient Egyptian history and culture. In the first lecture, presented as part of the opening reception for his photographic exhibition, Dr. Munch will begin with a discussion of the archaeological and anthropological understanding of Egyptian pre-history (before writing) and continue through the construction of the pyramids and the great Pharaohs who built them. The second talk will take place on September 26 at 7:00 pm. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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08/11/2017
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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08/25/2017
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon Movie: "My Blue Heaven"

Watch”My Blue Heaven” (1990) starring Steve Martin and Rick Moranis, and linger afterwards to discuss it with the group. It’s the hilarious story of a mob witness who is relocated to a small town and an FBI agent who is supposed to help him to assimilate and keep a low profile. Our Friday afternoon movie series is funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free.  Click here to sign up.

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08/30/2017
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. All too often, we hide those things that make us different from the world. But the truth that you were given your unique traits for a reason and the world needs you exactly as you are. Come to this workshop and discover how to best share your differences with the world! Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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09/23/2017
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. Bring your leftover yarn to this meeting, and we’ll have a yarn exchange. Any unclaimed yarn will be donated to the VNA rummage sale in October. Free. No sign-up is needed . [Please note our start time.]

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09/26/2017
7:00 PM

Egypt: The 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 to write their names in 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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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 will be available at the library soon or online. Click here to purchase tickets online and thank you for your support!

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