We Put NextReads Books Right In Your Hands

October 7, 2013 by
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October 7, 2013 // Filed under Blog

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We do everything except read the book for you! Now you can sign up on Bernardsville Public Library’s website to receive email newsletters tailored to your reading preferences via Next Reads.  The NextReads service delivers customized reading suggestions to your email inbox on a weekly, monthly, or bi-monthly basis.  Do you like to read historical fiction?  Want to know what’s the latest and greatest in mysteries or in kids’ books?  You get to choose which genres or kinds of books you will be notified … Continue reading

The Circus in Winter

September 30, 2013 by
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September 30, 2013 // Filed under Blog

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Saturday Samplers book group will discuss Cathy Day’s novel, The Circus in Winter, on Saturday, October 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the library.  Ms. Day currently teaches in the English Department of Ball State University, but at one time was an instructor at The College of New Jersey. A native of Indiana, she set her first book, The Circus in Winter, in her hometown of Peru (fictionalized as Lima, Indiana) which had an interesting history as the winter home of a … Continue reading

Blankets for Preemies from Saturday Crafters

September 25, 2013 by
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September 25, 2013 // Filed under Blog

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Saturday Crafters, a Bernardsville Library crafting group, has just completed another charity project, this one to be donated to a local hospital.  Forty beautiful blankets for premature babies were knitted or crocheted by participating crafters who volunteered their time and materials for this project. Participants chose their own patterns and yarns, so each blanket is truly one of a kind.  Hospitals are happy to receive these donations which they distribute to premature infants remaining in hospital for a period of … Continue reading

From the South Bronx to the Supreme Court

September 18, 2013 by
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September 18, 2013 // Filed under Blog

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My Beloved World, the 2013 memoir by Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor, will be discussed by Memoirs and Coffee book group on Tuesday, September 24, at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room.  The public is welcome to attend this library book group discussion, and extra copies of the book are available at the circulation desk.  Bernardsville Library also has a copy of the memoir in Spanish, Mi Mundo Adorado, which may be borrowed.  Whether you read it in Spanish or … Continue reading

Go Green This Halloween

September 5, 2013 by
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September 5, 2013 // Filed under Blog

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What a great idea!!  Donate your gently used Halloween costumes so that others can purchase them at the upcoming Halloween Costume Sale hosted by Bernardsville Library’s Teen Group. Recycling a costume makes perfect sense these days and is in keeping with the Teen Group’s interest in the “green” movement. Your slightly used Halloween costumes for children or adults are now being accepted in the donation box located in our lobby.  Costume accessories are also welcome.  The fun part starts on … Continue reading

Coming Full Circle

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

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  The Bernardsville Public Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce that Anne Meany will serve as Interim Director while it conducts a search for a permanent director of our library.  Many people in the area are already familiar with Anne, a resident of Bernards Township, who recently retired as Director of Bernards Township Library. Prior to that position, she was Director at our library, Bernardsville Public Library. She has also worked in the Somerville and Raritan public libraries … Continue reading

Affordable Care Act Resources

July 24, 2013 by
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July 24, 2013 // Filed under Blog

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Bernardsville Public Library now offers online resources to assist you in understanding the Affordable Care Act, also referred to as ACA.  These resources have been pooled by the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, and we are providing a link to their Middle Atlantic Region data on the ACA.  These same resources may also be accessed from within our website by following links from “Collections & Resources” to “Research & Learning” and finally to “Health.”  

Like A Tsunami

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

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Wave: a Memoir of Life After the Tsunami by Sonali Deraniyagala will be discussed at the next meeting of Memoirs and Coffee, a Bernardsville Library book group.  The meeting will take place on Tuesday, July 23, at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room.   A survivor of the 2004 tsunami, Ms. Deraniyagala lost her children, husband, and parents as they all tried to escape from a beach resort in Sri Lanka.  The New York Times book review of Wave forewarns readers that “This book opens … Continue reading

IndieFlix

July 15, 2013 by
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July 15, 2013 // Filed under Blog

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Bernardsville Library is excited to offer patrons a new free service for viewing independent shorts, documentaries and films called IndieFlix. You can access IndieFlix from our website, create an account, and start streaming videos from all over the world, including festival favorites from Cannes, Tribeca and Sundance. Search filters allow you to find films by language, genre and film length, all viewable on any computer, smartphone or tablet with a Web browser. For more information, refer here.

The Hare with Amber Eyes

July 10, 2013 by
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July 10, 2013 // Filed under Blog

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  Edmund de Waal’s family memoir, The Hare with Amber Eyes, will be the topic of the next book discussion by Bernardsville Library’s book group, Saturday Samplers.  Saturday Samplers meets Saturday, July 13th, at 3:30 p.m. in the small meeting room, and new members are encouraged to attend. The book’s title refers to one of the 264 netsuke which the author inherited after this collection of Japanese carvings was passed down through several generations of the fabulously wealthy Ephrussi family.  By … Continue reading

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