One of the most exciting French artists of the 19th century, Delacroix stands out for work done on his own terms filled with vibrant color, energy and drama. He once wrote “I dislike reasonable painting.” He was inspired by an astonishing variety of subjects including ancient history and mythology, the Bible, literature from Dante to Sir Walter Scott, contemporary wars and revolutions, and the exoticism of North Africa. This talk by Vivian Gordon coincides with what has been called “a … Continue reading
This workshop will provide an introduction to what it means to be bilingual and how parents can support their children’s bilingual development—whether you as a parent are bilingual or monolingual. You will learn about advantages and benefits of being bilingual, get language tips and strategies, as well as ideas for games and activities that you can incorporate into your busy schedules to guide your child’s bilingual journey. Presented by Dr. Veronika Laughlin who grew up in Germany and has studied and … Continue reading
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.
Work 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.
Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant In Search of Mary Shelley: The Girl Who Wrote Frankenstein (2018) • Fiona Sampson Sampson has written a book that finally answers the question of how it was that a nineteen-year-old came to write a novel so dark, mysterious, anguished, and psychologically astute that it continues to resonate two centuries later. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!
We often read comparisons, in the newspapers, of today’s events with examples from ancient Greek and Roman history. Is our Senate like the Roman senate? If you don’t like a particular leader, what Emperor is he like? Is our democracy anything like Athenian democracy, and can we learn from them? John Lenz, from the Classics Dept. and History & Culture graduate program at Drew University, will give examples from ancient Greece and Rome of how democracy worked, how citizens protected it, … Continue reading
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. One of the things that Andrea’s healing journey has helped her realize is what is truly important to her as she creates and lives her own most fulfilling and inspiring life. Come to this workshop to discover how … Continue reading
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.
Join us to watch “The Shape of Water” (2017), an other-worldly fairy tale, set against the backdrop of Cold War era America circa 1962. In the hidden high-security government laboratory where she works, lonely Elisa (Sally Hawkins) is trapped in a life of isolation. Elisa’s life is changed forever when she and co-worker Zelda (Octavia Spencer) discover a secret classified experiment. Stay afterwards for a short discussion of the film. Our Friday afternoon movie series is funded by gifts to the … Continue reading
Bernardsville resident Daniel Murnick will show photographs and maps and discuss the highlights of his Antarctic Expedition early this year. It included visits to South Georgia Island and Elephant Island—significant sites on the legendary voyage and amazing rescue of Sir Ernest Shackleton and his crew in 1914-16. The expedition included experts in Antarctic wildlife, geology, and environmental science. Effects of climate change and human activity on the Antarctic environment will be discussed with close-up views of whales, seals, multiple penguin … Continue reading