Adult Programs


Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
07/19/2018
7:30 PM

Public Parks, Private Gardens: Paris to Provence

Parc Monceau by Claude Monet

Vivian Gordon will talk about this beautiful exhibition now at The Metropolitan Museum of Art (until July 29). The show explores how revolutionary changes in French art of the 19th century coincided with great innovations in horticulture. New urban green spaces and country gardens inspired avant-garde artists some of whom, like Monet, became avid gardeners themselves. Paintings by Monet and his fellow Impressionists Pissarro and Cassatt, works by Cezanne, van Gogh and others are displayed along with photographs, prints, and garden tools of the time to show many popular masterpieces in context with contemporary parks and gardens. Free. Click here to sign up.

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07/21/2018
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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07/25/2018
7:00 PM

Speak It! Believe It! Live It!

Whatever your goal or mission in life, 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 concentrate on building faith in ourselves. Creating and living the life you want takes faith in yourself and your ability to do it. That faith is often the toughest to build and maintain, but YOU CAN DO IT! Come to this workshop and find out how. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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07/27/2018
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 Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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07/27/2018
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "The Big Sick"

Join us to watch “The Big Sick” (2017). Loosely based on a real-life romance, Pakistan-born comedian Kumail Nanjiani and grad student Emily Gardner fall in love but struggle as their cultures clash. When Emily contracts a mysterious illness, Kumail finds himself forced to face her feisty parents, his family’s expectations, and his true feelings. 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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07/28/2018
11:00 AM

Hand-Crafted Soap Workshop

Learn how to make hand-crafted soap with soap expert Hilda Bahner. Choose your favorite color and scent and take a bar or two home with you. No experience is necessary and all supplies will be provided. Free. Space is limited, so please register soon. Click here to register.

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08/01/2018
7:00 PM

New Jersey’s Role in World War I

James Hockenberry, author of the World War I Intrigue Trilogy, will discuss the New Jersey’s key role in America’s efforts during “The Great War.” A large percentage of troops sent overseas were trained here and shipped out of Hoboken. The huge demand for munitions during the war sparked New Jersey’s transition from an agricultural state to an industrial one. Its industrial capacity increased 300% during World War I! As a result, New Jersey’s economic strength, both as a manufacturing force and shipping hub, was vital to the Allies’ success. Mr. Hockenberry’s books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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08/06/2018
7:00 PM

"SEED: The Untold Story" - Movie Screening

Few things on Earth are as miraculous and vital as seeds, worshiped and treasured since the dawn of humankind. “SEED: The Untold Story” follows passionate seed keepers protecting our 12,000 year-old food legacy. In the last century, 94% of our seed varieties have disappeared. As biotech chemical companies control the majority of our seeds, farmers, scientists, lawyers, and indigenous seed keepers fight a David and Goliath battle to defend the future of our food. In a harrowing and heartening story, these heroes rekindle a lost connection to our most treasured resource and revive a culture connected to seeds. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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08/10/2018
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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08/13/2018
3:30 PM

Creative Collage

Learn to make a flower collage from beginning to end using salvaged magazines. Immerse yourself in your favorite colors and create the flower you want to make. Laura Shabazz, artist and staff member, will guide you as you choose to follow her sample or create your own original design. There’s only one rule: No judgement!  Supplies will be provided. Free. Space is limited and advance sign-up is required. Click here to sign up.

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08/24/2018
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 Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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08/24/2018
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "Darkest Hour"

Join us to watch “Darkest Hour” (2017), During the early days of World War II, the fate of Western Europe hangs on the newly appointed British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Hitler, or fight on against incredible odds. 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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08/29/2018
7:00 PM

Speak It! Believe It! Live It!

Whatever your goal or mission in life, 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. Much of achieving your goals is about doing things that are outside your comfort zone. At this workshop, you’ll be inspired by stories about people who did just that and are living the lives of their dreams. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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09/10/2018
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 schedule for this six-week session is Mondays, September 10 – October 29 (no class on 10/8 or 10/15). 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 opens August 1st.

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09/11/2018
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 dates for this six-week session are Tuesdays, September 11 – October 16. The total cost 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 starting August 1st.

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09/11/2018
6:30 PM - 7:00 PM

9/11 Remembrance

Join us at the flagpole flag, usaas we remember the two Bernardsville residents who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

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09/13/2018
3:00 PM

English Language Classes Begin

ESL notebookThe next sessions of English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) classes will begin on Thursday, September 13. Classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays at both 3:00 pm and 7:15 pm and will run through November 19. There is no charge and students may attend classes in more than one time slot if they wish. Advance registration is requested, but not required. Click here to register in advance. If you’d like to volunteer to be an ESL teacher (no special background is required, just a facility with English), please call Madelyn English at 908-766-0118.

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09/14/2018
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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09/15/2018
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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09/15/2018
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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