Son of a Gun

March 18, 2014 by
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March 18, 2014 // Filed under Blog

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Memoirs and Coffee book group will discuss Justin St. Germain’s memoir Son of a Gun on Tuesday, March 25, at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room.  Memoirs and Coffee is one of two library book groups which meet once a month.  The other book group, Saturday Samplers, reads assorted literature, short stories and nonfiction and meets on a Saturday afternoon.  Both book groups welcome new members.  For more information about Son of a Gun, please refer to our catalog entry here.  Copies … Continue reading

VITA Appointments Being Taken

February 26, 2014 by
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February 26, 2014 // Filed under Blog

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Bernardsville Public Library continues to provide complimentary tax assistance to community residents through the VITA program.  VITA stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance, and this service has been offered free of charge for over 15 years at our library. Volunteers are trained to assist with state and federal tax preparation as well as to help with estimated taxes and the filing of tax extensions.  We are especially pleased to offer translation for Spanish language speakers who request this service. Free … Continue reading

The Astronaut Wives Club

February 19, 2014 by
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February 19, 2014 // Filed under Blog

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When the United States initiated its space program, two things were certain; men would fly the spacecrafts and their wives back home would “be” the perfect spouses that an adoring public expected.  The Astronaut Wives Club by Lily Koppel tells the personal stories of the wives of the Mercury, Gemini, and Apollo astronauts as these women formed a complicated bond of friendship and mutual support for over fifty years.  Library Journal notes that the author has created “an exceptional story … Continue reading

Free IndieFlix Access For Our Patrons

February 3, 2014 by
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February 3, 2014 // Filed under Blog

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Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to offer its members free access to thousands of feature films, award-winning short films and documentaries.   Our library website now provides Bernardsville Library patrons the opportunity to sign up for free viewing access to IndieFlix, an online video streaming service.  With IndieFlix, our patrons can even watch foreign language films from over 50 countries!  These films may be viewed on computers, smartphones, tablets or on Roku, xBox and Apple TV.  Simply create an IndieFlix account with … Continue reading

Two Books, One Discussion

January 29, 2014 by
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January 29, 2014 // Filed under Blog

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Members of Saturday Samplers, a Bernardsville Library book discussion group, are currently reading two works of fiction by author Julie Otsuka for their upcoming meeting on Saturday, Feb. 1, at 3:30 p.m.  Ms. Otsuka’s first novel, When the Emperor Was Divine, will be discussed in tandem with her more recent book, The Buddha in the Attic, published in 2012.  Both novels describe significant aspects of the Japanese-American experience.  The Buddha in the Attic presents the point of view of Japanese … Continue reading

The Cooked Seed

January 23, 2014 by
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January 23, 2014 // Filed under Blog

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Anchee Min’s 2013 biography, The Cooked Seed, will be discussed at the next meeting of Memoirs and Coffee on Tuesday, Jan. 28, 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room. Memoirs and Coffee is a Bernardsville Public Library book discussion group led by staff member Pat Kennedy-Grant and is open to newcomers. Copies of the book are available at the circulation desk. The Cooked Seed recounts further developments in Ms. Min’s life since her debut personal narrative, Red Azalea, became a smash hit in … Continue reading

Handmade Baby Blankets Are Donated By Saturday Crafters

January 13, 2014 by
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January 13, 2014 // Filed under Blog

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  Saturday Crafters, the Bernardsville Public Library crafting group, has just completed yet another charity project, this one benefiting premature infants at Overlook Hospital in Summit, New Jersey.  As you can see, the project certainly brought out the creative talents of everyone involved!  Each of the baby blankets was a unique creation demonstrating a joyful choice of color, pattern, and technique.  Not only will the blankets brighten up the neonatal ward at Overlook, but once the infants are released from … Continue reading

New Year, New Executive Director

December 12, 2013 by
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December 12, 2013 // Filed under Blog

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The Board of Trustees of Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to announce that it has selected April L. Judge as the new permanent Executive Director of the library. Her position will start on January 2, 2014. Currently serving as West Caldwell Public Library’s Director, a position she held for 15 years, Ms. Judge has worked in numerous libraries over her career as well as serving in the role of President of the New Jersey Library Association.  She is active in … Continue reading

A Cup of Tea

November 27, 2013 by
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November 27, 2013 // Filed under Blog

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Saturday Samplers will discuss Amy Ephron’s novella, A Cup of Tea, on Dec. 7th at 3:30 p.m. in the library.  Copies of the book are available to borrow, and new members are encouraged to attend meetings of this library book discussion group. Ms. Ephron based her book on a short story of the same title published in 1922 by Katherine Mansfield.  Beginning with the same premise as Mansfield’s story, A Cup of Tea by Amy Ephron takes the characters in an … Continue reading

Teddy Bears Need Clothing, Too

November 19, 2013 by
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November 19, 2013 // Filed under Blog

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Once again, Bernardsville Public Library is participating in the annual Teddy Bear project. In just a few weeks, the Salvation Army will be distributing these teddy bears to needy children in New Jersey as a holiday treat.  But first, there is something missing; the bears are bare and need clothing! Right now the teddies sit patiently in our lobby cases waiting for their outfits, so we invite you to drop by, borrow a bear, dress it, and then return it … Continue reading

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