Lincoln in the Bardo

March 3, 2018 by
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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!

Photographs by Ashwin Barama

March 3, 2018 by
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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.

Monthly Meditations

March 9, 2018 by
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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.

NJ Makers Day 2018

March 10, 2018 by
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Celebrate 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.

Multi-Payer Medical Nightmare: Curing Your Medical Insurance Problems

March 21, 2018 by
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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 … Continue reading

Fridays at the Movies: “The Wizard of Oz”

March 23, 2018 by
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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 … Continue reading

In the Sanctuary of Outcasts

March 27, 2018 by
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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!

Franklin Delano Roosevelt: An Arsenal for Democracy

March 27, 2018 by
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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 … Continue reading

“Strength & Patience” – Paintings by Terri Fraser

April 8, 2018 by
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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 … Continue reading

Poetry Reading – “Songs to Light the Way”

April 10, 2018 by
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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 … Continue reading

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