Need some help to get through the off season of Downton Abbey? Chin up, we have a new library display entitled “All Things Downton.” As you enter the library you will be greeted by a comprehensive selection of period literature and dvds exploring 20th century British fiction and history. Read-alikes/view-alikes to the Downton Abbey PBS series are showcased throughout the display. Featured videos include The Cazelets, Brideshead Revisited, The Forsyte Saga, and, of course, Upstairs, Downstairs. When not on reserve, … Continue reading
National Library Week (April 14-20th) at Bernardsville Public Library is designed to highlight the strong bond we share with our community. The slogan, “Communities Matter” illustrates the symbiotic relationship inherent between libraries and library users. When people use libraries, libraries succeed; when libraries serve people, people succeed. To celebrate our community, we have created posters of a few Bernardsville community leaders holding their favorite books. Each poster is unique, but all posters say the same thing, “Read.” Posters of the … Continue reading
April is National Poetry Month, and today is Poem in Your Pocket Day. April also is the birth month (and death month) of William Shakespeare, so poetry is definitely in the air and on our minds at Bernardsville Library. Two of our book displays this month have showcased poets and poetry, one entitled “Life in Poetry” and the other featuring a variety of poetry collections in honor of National Poetry Month. In addition, we have hosted a library program, “Coffee, … Continue reading
During the final week of the library’s Dr. Seuss display, I thought it would be interesting to “flesh out” our appreciation of this author a bit. We’ve learned that Dr. Seuss wrote and illustrated many books for children, but he also produced cartoons for adults which have been collected in Dr. Seuss Goes to War and The Tough Coughs as He Ploughs the Dough. Additionally, Theodor Seuss Geisel authored the humorous storybook You’re Only Old Once! which was aimed at the aging adult … Continue reading
Did you know that Dr. Seuss drew political cartoons during World War II? From 1941-1943, Theodor Seuss Geisel composed over 400 wartime editorial cartoons for the New York journal PM. While he targeted Hitler, Mussolini, Stalin, and the Japanese, his cartoons also ridiculed any notions of appeasement or American isolationism. Dr. Seuss derided Charles Lindbergh and the America First movement, and he often used an ostrich as a stand-in for these … Continue reading
During this month of March we are celebrating Dr. Seuss. His joyful, creative output is on full view in the lobby for all to enjoy. Entitled “Dr. Seuss!,” this display combines many wonderful Seuss favorites along with lesser known books for adults and additional biographies. Audiobooks and film versions of his stories are also included. Theodor Seuss Geisel was born on March 2, 1904, and this year marks the 75th anniversary of the publication of his first children’s book, “And … Continue reading
Black History Month at Bernardsville Library is being observed with book displays in both the Biography and Youth Services sections. A variety of picture books for young readers are showcased in the children’s area along with a posterboard featuring one new fact a day about Black History Month. Come by and learn a thing or two while enjoying these great kids books. Bernardsville Library’s Biography section now offers a month-long display showcasing many interesting books on the lives of notable … Continue reading
Before the first snowflakes fall, be sure to visit Bernardsville Library’s “Knit Up A Storm This Winter” display featuring our knit and crochet books. You’ll find lots of great ideas and patterns in these attractive books geared to creating the latest in handmade fashion, home decor and toys. Wander over to this display in our nonfiction section, borrow a book, and get started with your projects right now.
October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and Bernardsville Library has marked the occasion with an extensive and interesting display of books on the topic. You’ll find first-hand accounts from survivors, information on newer therapies, plus accounts from families and friends who have supported women through their diagnoses and treatment. Novels as well as teen and children’s books are also included in the display. Please stop by the library rotunda to see what it’s all about.
Celebrate the right to read; stop by our display of historically banned and challenged books to highlight the annual observation of Banned Books Week. You might be surprised at what you see there. Would you expect to see James and the Giant Peach by Roald Dahl among these books? How about The Lorax by Dr. Seuss? Banned or challenged books by Truman Capote, Isabel Allende, Ray Bradbury, John Irving and other authors are on display and available for check out. … Continue reading