Adult Programs


Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
04/21/2018
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.

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04/22/2018
2:00 PM

Book Launch: "A Matter of Chance" by Julie Maloney

Julie Maloney, poet, writer, and founder/director of Women Reading Aloud, a non-profit organization dedicated to the support of women writers, will talk about her newly published book, A Matter of Chance. Heather Gudenkauf, New York Times bestselling authorwrote about the book, A Matter of Chance captures the desperate heartache of a mother’s unthinkable loss in haunting, beautiful prose. Maloney’s vividly etched characters immediately drew me into this suspenseful, emotionally stirring novel. A Matter of Chance is not to be missed.” Ms. Maloney has been the organizing force behind the Library’s popular “Tea & Conversation” series and is a frequent speaker and workshop facilitator on “writing as a life tool.” A Matter of Chance is her debut novel, and copies will be available for purchase and signing at this event. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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04/23/2018
7:00 PM

Alexander Hamilton

Nolan Asch will speak about Alexander Hamilton—political influencer, trusted advisor, steadfast soldier, and respected lawyer. Hear a revealing and insightful talk on Hamilton’s life, his career, and his contributions to some of our most important institutions. Mr. Asch is a 1971 graduate of Columbia University (Hamilton’s school) with a minor in History. He is one of only seven official national Alexander Hamilton Advocates according to the Alexander Hamilton Awareness Society (AHA). AHA was one of three historical consultants that Lin-Manuel Miranda used in the six-year project that culminated in 2015 with the smash musical “Hamilton.” Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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04/24/2018
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. The revised dates for this six-week session are Tuesdays, April 24-May 29. 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. Register through Bernardsville Recreation’s Community Pass portal. Click here to register.

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04/24/2018
7:00 PM

Protect Your Trees From Insects & Disease

Ash tree with Emerald Ash Borer

Find out how to take steps to protect your landscape and our community from potentially devastating insects and diseases such as the Emerald Ash Borer (EAB). Dr. Neil HendricksonPh.D, Northeast Technical Researcher at Bartlett Tree Research Laboratory, will talk about Emerald Ash Borer and other insects and diseases in our environment, such as Bacterial Leaf Scorch (BLS), the Gypsy Moth and Spotted Lantern Fly. This program is presented in partnership with the Bernardsville Shade Tree Committee. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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04/25/2018
7:00 PM

Speak It! Believe It! Live It!

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. This month’s focus is networking, often thought of as facing the horror of making your pitch in front of a room full of strangers. But it does not have to be a fear-inducing experience. Find out how networking can be energizing and fun. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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04/27/2018
10:00 AM

Meditation, Serenity

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.

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04/27/2018
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "The Light Between Oceans"

Join us to watch “The Light Between Oceans” (2016), a romantic period drama film based on the 2012 novel of the same name by M. L. Stedman.  Starring Michael Fassbender and Alicia Vikander, the film tells the story of a lighthouse keeper and his wife who rescue and adopt an infant girl adrift at sea. Years later, the couple discovers the child’s true parentage and are faced with the moral dilemma of their actions. Stay afterwards for a short discussion of 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 here to sign up.

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04/29/2018
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: Fieldstone Early Music Ensemble

The Fieldstone Early Music Ensemble will present a program of baroque music for woodwinds. These three outstanding virtuoso performers use period instruments–baroque flute, oboe, and bassoon, as well as recorders. Together they have a lifetime of study of historical performance practice of the Renaissance, Baroque, and Classical eras. This free concert is funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Doors open at 2:45 pm. No sign-up is needed.

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04/30/2018
7:00 PM

Healthy, Happy Feet

Did you know that April is National Foot Health Awareness Month? Marco Ucciferri, DPM, FACFAS, a member of Summit Medical Group, will discuss how healthy feet are happy feet. Learn about foot and nail care, including laser treatments for nail fungus, infections and treatments for heel and foot pain and ankle injuries. Dr. Ucciferri has expertise in child, adolescent, and adult foot and ankle medicine, foot and ankle trauma, and reconstructive surgery. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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05/01/2018
7:00 PM

Multi-Payer Medical Nightmare: Curing Your Medical Insurance Problems

Get your medical insurance questions answered when we host Adria Goldman Gross, FIPC and CEO and Founder of Medwise Insurance Advocacy. Ms. Gross, who has over 25 years of experience in the insurance business and has worked extensively with the medical community and numerous insurance companies, will talk about navigating the world of medical insurance and billing. Copies of her book, “Solved! Curing Your Medical Insurance Problems,” will be available for purchase with proceeds to be donated to the Library. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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05/09/2018
7:00 PM

Juliette Gordon Low: Intrepid Founder of the Girl Scouts

Carol Simon Levin will tell the story of Juliette Gordon Low (“Crazy Daisy”), the intrepid founder of the Girl Scouts.  She was an unpredictable, eccentric, nearly-deaf, fun-loving, transatlantic socialite who founded an inclusive movement that has empowered millions of American girls. Ms. Simon Levin, a “living history” presenter, specializes in bringing to life the lost stories of fascinating and forgotten women. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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05/11/2018
10:00 AM

Meditation, Serenity

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.

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05/14/2018
10:30 AM

Gentle Chair Yoga

Chair yogaChair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. The postures are adaptations of traditional yoga poses which offer increased strength, flexibility, body and breath awareness and overall vitality. This chair yoga class, taught by Julie Shaw, is open to everyone, and no prior yoga experience is needed. The revised schedule for this six-week session is Mondays, May 14-June 25 [no class 5/28]. The total cost for the session is $35.00. 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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05/14/2018
7:00 PM

Apps for Increased Productivity

Whether you have difficulty keeping track of your calendar and to-do lists, or just want to manage your tasks more efficiently, we can help! We will discuss task managers, project managers, budgeting apps, and miscellaneous motivators that will help you stay on track– apps including Evernote, Wunderlist, YNAB, and more. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.  [This class will also be held at Bernards Township Library on Thursday, May 24 at 10:30 am.]

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05/16/2018
7:00 PM

Gong Meditation and Relaxation

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 bring your own yoga mat or blanket and don’t wear metal (watches, jewelry, or clothing with metal buttons). Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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05/19/2018
10:30 AM

Fifty Book Challenge

booksstackxxJoin 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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05/19/2018
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.

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05/20/2018
2:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Homes of Distinction 2018

Join us at two spectacular homes! First stop: the home of John and Alice Rubinstein, a contemporary marvel with spectacular hand-made furniture and a modern art collection from the world’s most famous contemporary artists. Second stop: the carriage house at Upton Pyne, newly renovated by Ron and Carol Davi. Enjoy catered appetizers, desserts, cocktails, a silent auction and wine pull, and hear about the history of Upton Pyne from historian Barry Thomson.
You won’t want to miss this extraordinary event! Click here to get more details and purchase your tickets. Or, stop by the Library.

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05/21/2018
10:30 AM

Capture the Moment with Instagram & Snapchat

Sharing pictures and videos with your loved one is always fun. Come to learn about how to post pictures and videos with different filters and other enhancements, and make your photos and videos even more fun to share. Please bring your charged device with your app store ID and password. Free. Advance registration is requested. Click here to sign up.  [This class will also be held at Bernards Township Library on Wednesday, May 16 at 7:00 pm.]

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