One Book Bernardsville

October 7, 2015 by
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October 7, 2015 // Filed under Blog

  This month Bernardsville Library and its community will be enjoying a shared reading experience called One Book Bernardsville. We will be reading “The Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken” by Laura Schenone, discussing the book at three different book group meetings, and participating in an interesting and varied assortment of programs related to Italian culture, cuisine, and ethnic history. Our first program offers insights into the Italian community in Bernardsville which provided skilled artisans for the Mountain Colony estates they … Continue reading

Go Set A Watchman: Tell Us What You Think

August 6, 2015 by
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August 6, 2015 // Filed under Blog


The newly released novel “Go Set A Watchman” pre-dates Harper Lee’s masterpiece, “To Kill a Mockingbird,” yet reactions to its storyline have been swift and furious even though some people haven’t read it.  Have you finished “Go Set A Watchman,” and do you hold an opinion you’d like to share with us about this early Harper Lee book? We’d love to hear from you! If you’re local, feel free to write up a short review or even a few lines that we … Continue reading

Summer Reading Magic

June 22, 2015 by
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June 22, 2015 // Filed under Blog


The 2015 summer reading program at Bernardsville Library kicks off the week of June 22nd with family sign-ups and the first of many “Amazing Mondays” events. Parents, grandparents, and caregivers may now register their children in the library for a full summer of adventures in reading, exploration and learning. Those who register by June 29th may select a free book immediately. Incentive prizes will be distributed throughout the summer as children meet their reading or participation goals. Our Youth Services staff is here to acquaint you with the … Continue reading

There’s No Denying It

June 16, 2015 by
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June 16, 2015 // Filed under Blog

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

Bernardsville Library’s book group, Memoirs & Coffee, will look death in the face when they discuss a thought-provoking memoir, “Smoke Gets In Your Eyes,” on Tuesday, June 23, 10:30 a.m. FYI, the smoky part of the title refers to its subtitle – “& Other Lessons From The Crematory.” Written by Caitlin Doughty, a licensed mortician with a killer sense of humor and reality, the book serves to acquaint the living with how the newly departed are handled postmortem. As a … Continue reading

Soon in June! What’s Coming Up

June 1, 2015 by
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June 1, 2015 // Filed under Blog

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  How concerned should you be that the precious resource, water, is endangered? In jeopardy not only from the physical effects of climate change, water reserves around the globe are now being depleted, polluted, privatized, and commoditized. Who has a handle on this? Find out at our free screening of the award-winning documentary, “Blue Gold: World Water Wars,” on Sunday, June 7, at 2 p.m. in the Community Room. This viewing is sponsored by the Bernardsville Green Team. Please tell … Continue reading

Are You Making A New Year’s Reading Resolution?

January 6, 2015 by
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January 6, 2015 // Filed under Blog

We can help you with those New Year’s resolutions about reading more books! A great way to kick off the reading year is to participate in our annual “50 Book Challenge” which will inspire you to read 50 books in one year or set your own reading goal. Bernardsville Library’s 50 Book Challenge group will hold its initial meeting on Saturday, January 17, at 3 p.m. in the Community Room. We’ll offer you some great reading suggestions to help you … Continue reading

Books For Kids

December 2, 2014 by
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December 2, 2014 // Filed under Blog


The library is collecting new books for kids once again this year. Our Books For Kids donation box is located in the lobby and awaits your kind donation of a new book/s appropriate for infants through teens.  These donations will be forwarded to children in New Jersey who have limited access to reading material and who would love to have a book of their own.  Please think of them when you are shopping at your local bookstore and pick up … Continue reading

Not One, Not Two, But Three!

November 11, 2014 by
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November 11, 2014 // Filed under Blog

Did you know that Bernardsville Public Library has three book discussion groups which meet at different times and days of the week?  Never again say that there’s no time in your life for a book group.  We’ve scheduled our discussion groups with you in mind! Do you prefer an evening time slot or perhaps a group meeting on a weekend afternoon? Is morning the most convenient time for you? Please consider joining one of our three monthly discussion groups at any point in … Continue reading

Go Walk in the Woods or Go-Pro

October 31, 2014 by
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October 31, 2014 // Filed under Uncategorized

Now that our month-long One Book Bernardsville event centered around Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods is winding down, we wonder whether you’ve actually been inspired to take a sustained hike or walk in the woods?  Have you tried a bit of the Appalachian Trail with our group who hiked to Sunfish Pond recently?             Did you learn about wildlife at Lord Stirling Park or look for migrating raptors at Scherman Hoffman Sanctuary?  We … Continue reading

One Book Bernardsville

June 26, 2014 by
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June 26, 2014 // Filed under Uncategorized

Walk in the Woods

  Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to announce that Bill Bryson’s memoir, A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, has been selected for its first “One Book Bernardsville” event to take place in October. During this month, our community of readers and area book groups are invited to participate in this shared reading experience.  The library will provide assistance for book groups wishing to participate, and copies of the book will be made available. In addition, … Continue reading

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