Books For Kids

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

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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 Uncategorized

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

“I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.”

September 29, 2014 by
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September 29, 2014 // Filed under Uncategorized

In October, Bernardsville Public Library will host a month-long community reading event known as One Book Bernardsville.  A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson has been selected as our One Book.  To become better acquainted with the author, please view the enjoyable video posted below. Bill Bryson’s 1989 book, The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America, begins with the words “I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.”  That opening line also kicks off this video about … Continue reading

One Book Bernardsville

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

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  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

After Visiting Friends…

June 16, 2014 by
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June 16, 2014 // Filed under Uncategorized

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New members are encouraged to join the next Memoirs and Coffee book group meeting on Tuesday, June 24, at 10:30 a.m. when Michael Hainey’s memoir, After Visiting Friends: A Son’s Story, will be discussed.  Currently deputy editor of GQ, Hainey used his reporter’s sense of curiosity and doggedness to solve the mystery behind his father’s death.  Bob Hainey, a newspaperman at the Chicago Sun-Times, died at the age of 35 under less than clear circumstances.  His son, Michael, took up the quest to find … Continue reading

Senior’s Day 2014

May 29, 2014 by
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May 29, 2014 // Filed under Uncategorized

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We are pleased to announce that our 12th annual Senior’s Day event will be hosted once again by the Friends of Bernardsville Public Library on Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m. in the Community Room.  Our guests will be treated to a free continental breakfast and entertainment provided by Gordon Thomas Ward.  Mr. Ward will present an original musical program – “Story-Songs of History” – using anecdotes, multiple instruments, and vocals to transport the listener on an enchanting journey through time. … Continue reading

Mom & Me & Mom Memoir

May 19, 2014 by
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May 19, 2014 // Filed under Uncategorized

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Memoirs & Coffee library book group will discuss Maya Angelou’s memoir entitled Mom & Me & Mom on Tuesday, May 27, at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room. Ms. Angelou writes a deeply personal memoir of the mother/daughter relationship, starting with the point when her own mother sent a very young Maya and her brother to live with a grandmother. Natural feelings of abandonment and loss become tempered by a growing sense of respect and love for her mother over the … Continue reading

Creative Saturday Crafters

May 13, 2014 by
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May 13, 2014 // Filed under Uncategorized

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Saturday Crafters, a monthly craft program run by Bernardsville Public Library, will hold its next meeting on Saturday, May 17, at 3 p.m.  Teens or adults are welcome to join others who enjoy doing various handwork techniques.  This could be your opportunity to complete an unfinished project, start something new or just get creative ideas, all while spending a pleasant afternoon in the library’s Community Room. At past meetings, members have practiced rug hooking, needlepoint,  jewelry-making, crochet, rug weaving, paper arts, embroidery and … Continue reading

Become Conversant in Icelandic or Hawaiian!

April 22, 2014 by
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April 22, 2014 // Filed under Uncategorized

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Bernardsville Public Library continues to offer the free, online language-learning resource, Mango, which has recently been upgraded to Mango Connect.  This user-friendly portal offers improved graphics and is considered to be a more intuitive way to learn a language.  Mango Connect offers a base of more than 50 foreign languages from which to chose, including Bengali, Scottish Gaelic, and Tagalog.  In addition, non-English speakers may learn English with instruction in one of 17 native languages. Another feature of Mango Connect … Continue reading

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