Homes of Distinction 2017

May 16, 2017 by
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This year’s Homes of Distinction fundraiser, organized by the Bernardsville Library Foundation, puts an exciting spin on the usual idea of viewing a magnificent estate. In this case, the Foundation is providing its guests with a one-of-a-kind afternoon of entertainment and equestrian history presented in a perfect setting – the United States Equestrian Team stable and carriage barn at Hamilton Farm. Located in the horse country of Gladstone, Somerset County, the stable and carriage barn are part of the original 5,000-acre Hamilton … Continue reading

We’re Looking For YOU…

March 27, 2017 by
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Yes, we’re looking for you to write a review. Jot down your thoughts about a book, movie, or other library item and share them with us. We’d love to know what you think, and we’re sure others would, too. Maybe you were captivated by the storyline and characters in a book; maybe you hated the whole thing – it doesn’t matter! Your very own takeaway is what we’re looking for, and we want to share your thoughts on our Bernardsville … Continue reading

Seriously!

February 26, 2017 by
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Seriously, you thought your digital devices and smartphones were supposed to make you smart or at least make life easier for you. Somewhere along the way, things got complicated, and now you find yourself lost in a tangle of apps and phone features you don’t even know how to use. And can you even find half of them when you want them? It’s time to become smartphone savvy, and we have just the help for you at our Serious Fun classes taught … Continue reading

Let Lynda Teach You

January 16, 2017 by
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Do you want to improve your job skills in order to be eligible for advancement or a raise in 2017? Are you interested in learning new applications that will improve or add a creative touch to your life? The specialty teaching platform, Lynda.com, can guide you through a large number of classes and videos tailored to your needs, and we offer this online service FREE to our library members. Simply find the Lynda link on our website, create an account, and … Continue reading

What Tells Time Without Saying A Word?

December 14, 2016 by
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Although its chimes are now silenced for library purposes, our magnificent 19th century German wall clock keeps perfect time. It was donated in 1916 to the old Bernardsville Library on Morristown Road by Mr. Francis G. Lloyd and stood in the front reading room of that pre-Revolutionary War building. Over the years, the clock acquired a deep layer of soot from the wood-burning fireplace and needed a thorough cleaning before it could be moved to our new library building at … Continue reading

Learn With Lynda

October 28, 2016 by
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What a busy fall this has been for us! First we added Rosetta Stone, the language immersion program, to our roster of important resources that are free to Bernardsville Library members. Rosetta Stone enables you to learn up to 30 languages online in self-paced sessions that cater to your needs. Do you want to learn enough vocabulary to get by on a trip abroad? Maybe you want to improve grammar and conversation skills in a language you previously learned? You … Continue reading

Hoopla, A Lending Service Worthy Of Its Name

October 6, 2016 by
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This month we’re making a big hoopla about offering Bernardsville Library members free access to an exciting digital lending service called hoopla. Hoopla enables you to instantly borrow digital media which you can stream or download to a computer, tablet, or smartphone using the hoopla app. This product is also compatible with Chromecast and viewable on Apple TV. One of the most exciting features of hoopla is that it allows you to borrow music, movies, audiobooks, ebooks, comics, and TV episodes without … Continue reading

Broaden Your Horizons With Rosetta Stone

September 25, 2016 by
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Here’s a unique opportunity for you to broaden your world by learning another language. You’ll feel more confident when you travel internationally if you can be understood by people in their native language. Shopping, sightseeing, dining, conducting business, and seeking assistance will all become easier if you’re multi-lingual, so we invite you to take this opportunity to learn one of thirty languages available to Bernardsville Library members through Rosetta Stone Library Solution’s online-learning program. Learn at home, on the go with the … Continue reading

Say It In 30 Languages With Rosetta Stone!

September 8, 2016 by
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Ajabu! Incroyable! Fantastiskt! Whether you say it in Swahili, French or Swedish, you’ll think it’s amazing, too, once you try Rosetta Stone, the leading language-learning software which is now free to Bernardsville Library members. Would you like to try your tongue at Pashto, Portuguese, Irish, Arabic or Mandarin? Rosetta Stone will lead you through an interactive series of online lessons in these languages with attention to pronunciation, vocabulary, grammar, and basic travel phrases. In fact, you can select from 30 … Continue reading

We’re Outspoken for You

August 24, 2016 by
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We’re outspoken because we want you to know that Outspoken Library offers free services through the New Jersey State Library Talking Book & Braille Center to state residents of all ages with a physical or vision impairment or a reading disability that makes it difficult to read. Services include audiobooks and downloadable audio magazines as well as audiobook players with large, easy to use buttons. The wide selection of book titles will appeal to children, teens, and adults, and users can specify their reading … Continue reading

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