Little Brook Farm, A Home of Distinction

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

Little Brook

Little Brook Farm, a charming country estate in Bernardsville, has been selected as the location for the 2015 Library Foundation fundraiser known as Homes of Distinction. Each year a notable Bernardsville home is featured by the Library Foundation and graciously opened by its homeowners for a late afternoon of house touring, cocktails, and an auction to benefit Bernardsville Public Library. This year’s event will take place on Sunday, April 12, from 4 to 7 p.m., affording ticket holders a wonderful opportunity to tour … Continue reading

Bernardsville Public Library To Participate In NJ Makers Day 2015

February 19, 2015 by
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February 19, 2015 // Filed under Blog

Select New Jersey libraries, museums, schools and commercial spaces will be providing public makerspaces on March 21st for the first statewide NJ Makers Day 2015, and Bernardsville Public Library is proud to be hosting one of these makerspaces. As stated by its organizers,  “The ultimate goal of NJ Makers Day 2015 is to enhance community engagement and develop connections among New Jersey residents by collaborating with libraries, museums, small businesses and others to promote and explore new opportunities for entrepreneurship, innovation … Continue reading

Is The Thought of Tax Prep Taxing You?

January 28, 2015 by
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January 28, 2015 // Filed under Blog

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We’ve had our fun with various festive holidays, but now it’s time to get those tax documents ready for state and federal filing deadlines! Once again, Bernardsville Public Library will offer free tax assistance to local residents through the VITA program. This Volunteer Income Tax Assistance program known as VITA utilizes local volunteers who are trained to help you in the filing of state and federal income tax returns, extensions, and estimated tax payments. Our volunteers have just completed a training update and … 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

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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 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

“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

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

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

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