Adult Programs


Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
03/25/2017
11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

NJ Makers Day 2017

makerdaylogoCelebrate and share maker culture. On this day, entrepreneurs, small business owners and young professionals, as well as children, teens and parents from across the state will share their enthusiasm for and interest in the culture of making and creating. At the library, we’ll have many activities—both techie and artistic—for people in all age groups. Try your hand at printmaking and woodworking; write with a 3-D pen; use our button maker; watch a robotics demonstration by the Bernards High School Robotics Team; and much more. It’s all free. Just drop in; no sign-up is needed. Click here for more details on the day’s activities and information on how to enter our third annual Altered Book Contest.

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03/25/2017
2:30 PM

Book Origami Workshop on Makers Day

Join Earl Hicks and learn to create book origami—an altered book with a heart inside and a work of art to take home with you.
Space is limited and advance registration is required. This workshop is for teens and adults. Click here to sign-up.

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03/25/2017
3:00 PM

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.

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03/26/2017
2:00 PM

Tea and Conversation with Tina Kelley

Tina Kelley
Tina Kelley

Julie Maloney of Women Reading Aloud will conduct an up close and personal interview with poet Tina Kelley whose third poetry collection, “Abloom and Awry,” is coming out in April 2017. She has also published two other collections, “Precise” and “The Gospel of Galore.” She won the 2014 New Jersey Poets Prize. Ms. Kelley co-authored “Almost Home: Helping Kids Move from Homelessness to Hope” (2012), a national bestseller. She was a reporter at The New York Times for ten years, shared in a Pulitzer Prize in Public Service Journalism for her part of the Times’ coverage of the Sept. 11 attacks, and wrote 121 “Portraits of Grief,” short descriptions of the victims. Free. Advance registration is requested. Click here to sign up.

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03/28/2017
4:30 PM - 6:45 PM

Preschool Meet and Greet

Preschool1Are you wondering how to select a pre-school that’s just right for your child? Come to our Preschool Meet and Greet where you can talk to representatives from local preschools, gather information, and ask questions about programs and curricula. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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03/28/2017
7:00 PM

Finding the Best Preschool for Your Child

Preschool Advantage, a non-profit organization, will present “Finding the Best Preschool for Your Child–And Not Letting It Break Your Bank.” This session will follow the “Preschool Meet and Greet” and help parents better understand the importance of a preschool education, how it differs from childcare, whether children qualify for a public program, the various private options, and how to select and budget for a high-quality school. The session also will explore ways to pay for preschool. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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03/29/2017
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 will help you uncover what makes you unique and then cultivate those talents and skills so that you are making YOUR difference every day. While you might see your differences as flaws or weaknesses, the truth is you can make them your greatest strengths. Come to this month’s workshop to discover how to make your differences work for you. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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04/13/2017
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. [Please note: this month our meditation group meets on Thursday because of the Good Friday holiday.]

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04/18/2017
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Yoga Basics

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, April 18 – May 23 at 1:00 pm. 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 and Bernardsville Recreation. Registration through Bernardsville Recreation’s Community Pass portal. Click here to register.

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04/21/2017
10:30 AM

Travel Organization

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!
Presenter: Karen Andriolo
This class will be held at Bernards Township Library on April 6th at 7:00 pm and at Bernardsville Library on April 21st at 10:30 am. Click here to sign up.

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04/22/2017
2:00 PM

Poetry Reading: It's National Poetry Month!

fountain penJoin us for a poetry reading celebrating Poetry Month sponsored with Tiferet Journal. Featured poets, Cat Doty, Adele Kenny, Nancy Lubarsky, John McDermott, Priscilla Orr, Tom Plante, Bob Rosenbloom and Donna Baier Stein will read their poems, after which there will be an open mic for local poets to share their work. Light refreshments will be served. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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04/22/2017
3:00 PM

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.

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04/25/2017
7:00 PM

What's for Dinner? What app with that?

We will check out apps and websites that will help you find just the recipe you need to create a restaurant quality meal for a weeknight or special occasion. Along with good food and preparation techniques, we will highlight sites with nutritional information that will help complete the food experience.
Presenter: Pat Kennedy-Grant
This class will be held at Bernards Township Library on April 18th at 10:30 am and at Bernardsville Library on April 25th at 7:00 pm. Click here to sign up.

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04/26/2017
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. In this meeting, we’ll discuss what happens when you butt heads with someone over your differences. Conflict can bring your progress to a standstill, but you can get past it. This month, we’ll look at how we can peacefully co-exist amidst our differences, so that everyone thrives. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to register.

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04/29/2017
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Readings by Local Self-Published Authors

Listen to local self-published authors Rena Cobrinik, Darla Desiderio, Keith Hirshland, Burton Leed, and Ashley Welsh, read from their fiction and non-fiction work. They’ll also tell us what inspired them, about their writing process and the path to publication. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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04/30/2017
3:00 PM

Sundays At Three: Jefferson Jazz Ensemble

Trumpeter TH Kieren and the Jefferson Jazz ensemble (a sextet and vocalist) will perform a selection of jazz and swing songs from the American Songbook of the 1940s to the 1970s.  Songs such as Begin the Beguine, September Song, Tenderly, Over the Rainbow, Pennies from Heaven, Stardust, Angel Eyes and others will lighten up minds and hearts. Good listening, good singing, good dancing! Stroll down memory lane to hear what made that era so special and memorable. 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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05/08/2017
10:30 AM

Gentle Chair Yoga

Chair yogaThis gentle yoga class combines simple breath and movement to increase circulation in joints, strengthen major muscle groups and relax the nervous system. The benefits of this time-honored practice can include increased energy, mental clarity and mobility, better sleep, healthy digestion, and decreased pain. No prior yoga experience is needed. This class, taught by Julie Shaw, will run on Monday mornings, May 8-June 26 (no classes on May 29 and June 5) at 10:30 am.  The cost is $35 for six sessions. This program is a partnership of Bernardsville Library and Bernardsville Recreation. Register through Bernardsville Recreation’s Community Pass portal. Click here to register.

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05/09/2017
7:00 PM

Keep in Touch with Video Chat- WAIT LIST ONLY

THIS CLASS IS FULL. If you sign up, you will be placed on our wait list and we will call you if a spot opens up.
Skype, Google Hangouts, and other video chat programs can help you connect with loved ones who are thousands of miles away. Learn the basics of these free programs including how to set up an account and how to make and receive calls.
Presenter: Sarah Gillis
This class will be held at Bernardsville Library on May 9th at 7:00 pm and at Bernards Township Library on May 24th at 10:30 am. Click here to sign up.

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05/11/2017
7:00 PM

An Examination of "Fake News"

Daily Record/USA Today Network reporter William Westhoven will address the growing topic of so-called fake news, presenting an overview of what actually defines fake news, how the Internet has blurred the lines between traditional journalism, prime-time punditry and outright propaganda; and how to separate the fact from fiction by identifying common components of each. This program will be presented in a strictly apolitical environment and will include polite (apolitical) discussion. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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05/12/2017
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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