Adult Programs


Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
02/18/2017
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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02/26/2017
3:30 PM - 5:00 PM

Block Printing Workshop

Block printing is applied in motifs which are inspired by nature, dyeing fabric in pastel shades or retaining them white. In this workshop for adults and teens, artist Shanti Jain will teach Indian Sanganeri hand block printing techniques. Participants will create their own paper greeting cards or cotton handkerchiefs. Free. Space is limited and advance registration is required. Click here to sign up for the adult workshop. [A similar workshop for children will precede this one at 1:30 pm. Registration for that workshop will open on Feb. 13.]

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02/28/2017
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, February 28-April 4 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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02/28/2017
7:00 PM

Weight Loss Through Hypnosis

kathy-lindertNew Jersey hypnotherapist and author Kathy Lindert will speak about replacing unhealthy behaviors with better ones and getting rid of unwanted weight using hypnosis. “You don’t like your weight. Your doctor doesn’t like your blood work or your blood pressure. You have nothing in your closet that fits right,” says Ms. Lindert, “If you are like most people, you have tried many diet programs, but none have succeeded long-term. You can and you will get rid of unwanted weight using hypnosis!” Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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03/08/2017
7:30 PM

Turner and the Sea

The "Fighting Temeraire" Tugged To Her Last Berth To Be Broken UpThe sea was a central subject for the great 19th century British artist J.M.W. Turner. Nearly one-third of his extant pictures are seascapes – from his very first exhibited painting done in his early twenties to works created in the months before his death at 76. Turner represented the sea in all its guises – calm or stormy stages for myth and history, settings of contemporary life, or striking expressions of the awesome power of nature. This illustrated talk by Vivian Gordon coincides with the exhibit, “Turner’s Modern and Ancient Ports: Passages through Time” on view at The Frick Collection in New York City. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.  Please note start time.

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03/10/2017
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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03/14/2017
4:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Pre-School Meet and Greet

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

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03/15/2017
7:00 PM

There's (Another) App for That? Making LinkedIn Mobile Work for You

Since the redesign of LinkedIn Mobile in January 2016, the app has gotten better…gotten worse…and definitely gotten more complicated by being split into the LinkedIn Mobile App “Suite.” Get a refresher on the basic app functionality and learn about what the new apps can do for you.
Presenter: Alexandria Arnold
This class will be held at Bernardsville Library on March 15th at 7:00 pm and at Bernards Township Library on March 30th at 10:30 am. Click here to sign up.

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03/24/2017
10:30 AM

Organize Your Life with Your Smart Phone

Bring your iPhone or Android to this class and learn to use your calendar, notes, reminders and clock apps to help you stay organized. Find out about some third-party apps that can also be valuable organizational tools.
Presenter: Karen Vaias
This class will be held at Bernards Township Library on March 7th at 7:00 pm and at Bernardsville Library on March 24th at 10:30 am. Click here to sign up.

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03/24/2017
6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Bingo Night!

bingoThe Friends of Bernardsville Public Library are sponsoring a fun-filled night of bingo, right in the library’s Community Room. From 6:30 to 9:00 pm, everyone is invited to join the fun. Bring your friends and family as we play 15 games for cash and special prizes valued from $10 to $100. Admission ($25 at the door) includes a game booklet with 3 game cards good for all games played, an ink stamper and snacks/drinks. Pizza will be available for purchase at 6:30 pm. Games start at 7:00 pm. Attendees must be 18 or older. Proceeds will support Library programs.

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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. Watch this space soon too for information on how to enter our third annual Altered Book Contest.

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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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03/29/2017
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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04/21/2017
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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