Events


Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
03/03/2018
10:30 AM

Lincoln in the Bardo

Saturday Samplers
Lincoln in the Bardo (2017) • George Saunders
The captivating first novel by the best-selling, National Book Award nominee George Saunders, about Abraham Lincoln and the death of his eleven year old son, Willie, at the dawn of the Civil War. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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03/03/2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Photographs by Ashwin Barama

On view: March 3-30, 2018
Opening Reception: Sunday, March 4, 2:00-4:00 pm
In celebration of Youth Art Month, 12-year-old Ashwin Barama displays his photographs.

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03/09/2018
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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03/10/2018
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM

NJ Makers Day 2018

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 share their enthusiasm for and interest in the culture of making and creating. At the library, we’ll have a number of special programs for both children and adults. It’s all free. Check back later for details on the day’s activities.

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03/21/2018
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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03/23/2018
2:00 PM

Fridays at the Movies: "The Wizard of Oz"

Join us to watch “The Wizard of Oz” (1939), the beloved icon of American popular culture notable for its use of technicolor, fantasy storytelling, musical score, and memorable characters. Widely considered to be one of the greatest films in cinema history, it stars Judy Garland and was nominated for six Academy Awards. Stay afterwards to chat about 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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03/27/2018
10:30 AM

In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
In the Sanctuary of Outcasts: A Memoir (2009) • Neil W. White III
Sentenced to a year and a half in prison for kiting checks, White turned his incarceration into a crusade to end the stigma of leprosy and learned lessons in humility, generosity, and the simple transcendent beauty of the human spirit. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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03/27/2018
7:00 PM

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: An Arsenal for Democracy

Neill Hartley as FDR

The date is December 29, 1940. Franklin Delano Roosevelt has just been re-elected to an unprecedented third term in office. But the world is in a crisis. Nazi Germany has blazed the path of destruction across Europe, and America may soon be drawn into war. Watch this famous moment come to life, as you meet with the President just prior to his delivery of the famous “Arsenal of Democracy” speech.  Learn what President Roosevelt was thinking, and listen to his plea for the support of our Allies.  Neill Hartley is Franklin Delano Roosevelt in this fully staged historical presentation. Following the presentation, there will be time for comments and questions. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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04/08/2018
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

"Strength & Patience" - Paintings by Terri Fraser

Past and Present

On view: April 2-29, 2018
Opening Reception: Sunday, April 8, 2:00-4:00 pm
Terri Fraser, a resident of Annandale, NJ, is an emerging artist. While she has always been skilled and trained in art, she has only been painting and showing her work consistently since 2014. In recent years, she has studied with Valeri Larko, a realist painter, and Wes Sherman, who allowed her to explore more abstract and daring approaches to painting. The combination of influences from these two artists is apparent in Ms. Fraser’s work. “Most of my work is en plein air,” she says, “The process of packing my giant backpack and wandering through the New Jersey countryside allows me to connect with the earth and find that moment I want to share in a painting.”

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04/10/2018
7:00 PM

Poetry Reading - "Songs to Light the Way"

April is Poetry Month and two recipients of the New Jersey Poets Prize, Wanda Praisner and Ed Romond, will read from their work this evening. Both are teacher-poets who have been featured readers at the Dodge Poetry Festival. Ms. Praisner’s latest collection of poems, To Illuminate the Way (2018), begins with her childhood in World War II and moves through her life, culminating with poems of visits to Auschwitz and Hiroshima. Many of  Mr. Romond’s poems relate to his family, his career in public education, and his love of baseball. His book, Alone with Love Songs, was published in 2011. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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04/11/2018
7:00 PM

The Legacy of Stanley Milgram

During his brief and meteoric 24-year career, Stanley Milgram (1933-1984) offered some of the most brilliant insights ever produced in his field of social psychology. In this presentation, two men who worked closely with Prof. Milgram, Harold Takooshian, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Urban Studies at Fordham University, and Edward English, cameraman and editor for the original documentary “Obedience,” will briefly describe his remarkable life and career, including his work at Yale and Harvard on “obedience to authority” and his work at CUNY on “urban psychology.” Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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04/13/2018
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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04/18/2018
7:00 PM

Visiting Poets Read

As part of the Visiting Poets’ Series, and in recognition of April as National Poetry Month, Deborah Gerrish and Joe Weil will be the featured poets reading their work. The reading will be followed by an Open Mic. Come join in and support these inspiring local poets for an evening of literary enjoyment. A Murray Hill resident, Ms. Gerrish is a teacher and award-winning poet who also teaches poetry at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Mr. Weil, who lives in Binghamton, New York, is a poet, storyteller, essayist, musician, and poetry activist. Free. Advance sign-up requested. Click here to email your registration.

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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
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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04/27/2018
2:00 PM

Fridays 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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04/30/2018
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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