Events


Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
02/06/2019
2:00 PM

Let's Talk About It! Sci Fi

What kind of books do you like to read? Do you especially enjoy a certain type, but you’re tired of online conversations about books? If so, come to the Library to talk to people who love to read what you love to read. During the month of February, library staff members are leading conversations about Sci Fi, Romance, Cookbooks and Mysteries–each in one afternoon and one evening session. First up will be Sci Fi on Wednesday, February 6 at 2:00 pm and Thursday, February 7 at 7:30 pm. Bring a list of your favorite titles. It’s free and no sign-up is needed.

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02/08/2019
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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02/08/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A HOLE Lot of Fun! Mini Golf for Teens

On February 8th and 9th, the Library will be transformed into a mini golf course for all to enjoy! Teen Night is 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Friday, February 8. Purchase your tickets at the door! It’s only $5 to play golf. Pizza, drinks, and desserts will be offered for sale. Our mini golf course will have 18 holes with one hole designed by the US Golf Association. Local business sponsors and Bedwell and BHS students are participating in the design and building of the other holes. For more details on this fundraiser for the Friends of the Bernardsville Library, click here!

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02/09/2019
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

A HOLE Lot of Fun! Mini Golf for Families

On February 8th and 9th, the Library will be transformed into a mini golf course for all to enjoy! Family Day is 10:00 am to 4:00 pm on Saturday, February 9.  Get your tickets at the door! It’s only$5 for golf. Bagels, donuts, coffee, juice boxes and later hot dogs, hot pretzels, chips, desserts, drinks will be offered for purchase. Our mini golf course will have 18 holes with one hole designed by the US Golf Association. Local business sponsors and Bedwell and BHS students are participating in the design and building of the other holes. The library display cases will also feature exhibits from the U.S. Golf Association during the month of January. For more details on this fundraiser for the Friends of the Bernardsville Library, click here!

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02/09/2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

A HOLE Lot of Fun! Mini Golf Night Out

On February 8th and 9th, the Library will be transformed into a mini golf course for all to enjoy! Adult Night is 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm on Saturday, February 9. Get your tickets at the door! It’s only $35 for golf, food, and beer or wine. [Advance sign-up is requested, but not required.] We’ll have international cuisine from local restaurants plus appetizers and desserts (Japanese, Chinese, Mexican, American). Our mini golf course will have 18 holes with one hole designed by the US Golf Association. Local business sponsors and Bedwell and BHS students are participating in the design and building of the other holes. The library display cases will also feature exhibits from the U.S. Golf Association during the month of January. For more details on this fundraiser for the Friends of the Bernardsville Library, click here!

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02/13/2019
2:00 PM

Let's Talk About It! Romance

What kind of books do you like to read? Do you especially enjoy a certain type, but you’re tired of online conversations about books? If so, come to the Library to talk to people who love to read what you love to read. During the month of February, library staff members are leading conversations about Sci Fi, Romance, Cookbooks and Mysteries–each in one afternoon and one evening session. This week the topic will be Romance novels on Wednesday, February 13 at 2:00 pm and Thursday, February 14 at 7:30 pm. Bring a list of your favorite titles. It’s free and no sign-up is needed.

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02/13/2019
7:00 PM

Who's That at My Bird Feeder?

Pete Axelrod, Education & Community Outreach Coordinator at Wild Birds Unlimited of Scotch Plains, will introduce viewers to the birds that commonly come to backyard feeders and tell how to distinguish between very similar species. He’ll also talk about how to use bird feeders, water, and shelter to attract native birds, and he’ll give us some information on the Great Backyard Bird Count which runs from February 16 to February 19.  Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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02/16/2019
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.  [Note start time.] Free. No sign-up is needed.

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02/20/2019
2:00 PM

Let's Talk About It! Cookbooks

What kind of books do you like to read? Do you especially enjoy a certain type, but you’re tired of online conversations about books? If so, come to the Library to talk to people who love to read what you love to read. During the month of February, library staff members will lead conversations about Sci Fi, Romance, Cookbooks and Mysteries–each in one afternoon and one evening session. This week the focus will be on cookbooks on Wednesday, February 20 at 2:00 pm and Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 pm. Bring a list of your favorite titles. It’s free and no sign-up is needed.

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02/20/2019
7:00 PM

Thinking Out Loud: A Philosophical Perspective on Contemporary Issues

The second discussion topic in our philosophy series will be “What’s the Point of College? Balancing Different Educational Goals.” Led by Bernardsville resident Philip Walsh, PhD, a faculty member of the philosophy department at Fordham University, we will learn how philosophy can help us think about ourselves, our relationships, and the contemporary world. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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02/22/2019
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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02/22/2019
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "Lady Bird"

Join us to watch a free screening of “Lady Bird” (2017). Marion McPherson, a nurse, works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after her husband loses his job. She also maintains a turbulent bond with a teenage daughter who is just like her: loving, strong-willed and deeply opinionated. Our movie series is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Advance sign-up is requested, but not required. Click here to sign up.

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02/24/2019
2:00 PM

What Should We Read Next?

Whether you are a member of a book group, or just a passionate reader, you won’t want to miss this program! Carol Fitzgerald, a publishing insider will discuss winter and spring books (and the stories behind them), recommend authors not to miss, and suggest titles that will work well for book groups. This presentation is sure to give you ideas for your “to be read” pile. Some of the featured titles will be door prizes!  Ms. Fitzgerald is the President of The Book Report Network–a group of internet sites about books and authors that have become the gathering places for a large and devoted community of book lovers since 1996. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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02/26/2019
10:30 AM

Of Monkey Bridges and Bánh Mì Sandwiches

Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
Of Monkey Bridges and Bánh Mì Sandwiches: from Sài Gòn to Texas (2018) • Oanh Ngo Usadi.
In the aftermath of the Vietnam War, a young girl and her family were exiled from Saigon to the countryside of Vietnam and ultimately escaped to a small town in Texas. Part travelogue, part family drama, this immigrant memoir will make you laugh, cry, and hungry all at the same time. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

 

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02/26/2019
7:00 PM

Five Virtues of a Wise Investor

The virtues that can make someone a great investor are all within reach according to Chris Cordaro, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at RegentAtlantic, a registered investment advisory firm in New Jersey and New York specializing in financial planning and investment management.  As we are faced with dramatic financial headlines, tax law changes, and volatility, Mr. Cordaro will share five important characteristics needed for the safety, sanity, and serenity of a wise investor. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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02/27/2019
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM

Impressionistic Images

Autumn Road II by Terri Hood

On view: February 3-27, 2019
Images by the Exhibition Committee of the New Jersey Photography Forum. Impressionism is an art movement that began in the 19th century with painters Monet, Pissaro, and Degas, to name a few. Lacking in realistic detail, impressionistic images emphasize color over line and, in some cases, are soft, dreamy or have a painterly feeling. The images in this show convey the feeling of a scene, a general impression or suggestion of a scene or subject. The New Jersey Photography Forum is dedicated to furthering the interests of professional and serious photographers living or working in the New Jersey area. Over the past 24 years under the direction of Nancy Ori, the NJPF has become the largest and most recognized group of fine art exhibiting photographers in the state.

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02/27/2019
2:00 PM

Let's Talk About It! Mysteries

What kind of books do you like to read? Do you especially enjoy a certain type, but you’re tired of online conversations about books? If so, come to the Library to talk to people who love to read what you love to read. During the month of February, library staff members are leading conversations about Sci Fi, Romance, Cookbooks and Mysteries–each in one afternoon and one evening session. This week, we’ll talk about mysteries on Wednesday, February 27 at 2:00 pm and Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 pm. Bring a list of your favorite titles. It’s free and no sign-up is needed.

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02/27/2019
7:00 PM

Healing Lessons: What's Most Important

The focus at this meeting will be dealing with drastic life changes. Our workshop series, led by Andrea Mastrobattista, centers on topics to help people on healing journeys, whether they be physical, psychological, emotional, or any combination of those three. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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03/02/2019
3:30 PM

Warlight

Saturday Samplers
Brunelleschi’s Dome: How a Renaissance Genius Reinvented Architecture (2000) • Ross King
An American Library Association Best Book of the Year, this is the story of how a Renaissance man bent men, materials, and the very forces of nature to build an architectural wonder. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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03/14/2019
11:00 AM

Serious Fun! Capture the Moment with Instagram and Snapchat

Sharing pictures and videos with your loved ones is always fun. Learn 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.
Presenter: Rachel Talbert, Teen Librarian at Bernards Township Library
This class will be held at Bernardsville Library on Thursday, March 14 at 11:00 am and at Bernards Township Library on Thursday, March 28 at 7:00 pm. Click here to sign up.

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