The Briny Deep

August 3, 2012 by
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August 3, 2012 // Filed under Blog

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  Neither sailors nor readers want to find themselves “in the doldrums” – languishing in a torpid state, going nowhere – yet August is a time of year when readership can be affected by the weather.  We’re halfway through a sweltering summer and exhausted by it.  We need a bit of sea spray and a cool, off-shore breeze to revive us.  We need to read some nautical tales! To find the right book for you, try Bookmarks Magazine’s reading list, … Continue reading

One World, Many Stories

June 20, 2011 by
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June 20, 2011 // Filed under Blog

Sign-ups begin today for Bernardsville Public Library’s summer reading program for children, “One World, Many Stories.”  Exciting activities have been planned all summer long for ages 2 1/2 through the high school years.  Our Summer Reading Club will enjoy a great kick-off at the “Wild Animals & Wallaby Tales” event scheduled for Saturday, June 25, at 1 p.m.  Don’t miss it! All activities and reading programs are free.  We encourage you to sign up your children and help them learn … Continue reading

Summer Reading: Literary Novels Served Up With Werewolves And Robots

May 27, 2011 by
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May 27, 2011 // Filed under Blog

Better stockpile some silver bullets and wolfsbane; this summer could get hairy! Supernatural fiction has elbowed its way to the forefront, but this year you’ll find an even greater intermixing of genres such as science fiction or occult with literary fiction according to The Wall Street Journal article of today entitled “The Season of the Supernatural.”  Novelists are taking a stab at writing crossover books which bridge literary fiction with the popular genres of fantasy and the supernatural. Successful publications such … Continue reading

Michaele and Keiko Make a Splash at the Library

August 3, 2010 by
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August 3, 2010 // Filed under Blog

Bernardsville youth services librarian Michaele Casey and library volunteer Keiko Matsuura have done it again…yet another great display for the children’s summer reading program! This year’s theme is “Make a Splash at Your Library” and the accompanying book display does just that.  Read more about this beautiful display by clicking here. Keiko constructed the sea figures and young diver from paper, fabric and paint, and it took her very special imagination to assemble them all into a magical underwater scene. … Continue reading

Kids: Dip Into Some Great Summer Reading!

June 30, 2010 by
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June 30, 2010 // Filed under Blog

The first week of Bernardsville Public Library’s summer reading program has started with a SPLASH!  In fact, that’s the theme of the statewide reading program for children this summer – “Make a Splash at Your Library.” As you enter the library lobby, you will be immersed in a beautiful display created in part by library volunteer Keiko Matsuura and Youth Services librarian Michaele Casey with contributions as well from Bedwell School. This display depicts a fantastic underwater scene complete with … Continue reading

Bring Home The Bacon

September 9, 2009 by
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September 9, 2009 // Filed under Blog

Our “Be Creative” summer reading pigs are closing up the circus tent and looking for good homes to go to after a wildly successful summer appearance at Bernardsville Public Library.  These papier mache piggies have charmed and delighted us with their various talents, including juggling, painting, singing, and dancing. They have inspired the children to test out their own creative interests under the guidance of the Youth Services staff as well. Now it is time for them to retire to happy … Continue reading

Weed… or Read?

August 17, 2009 by
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August 17, 2009 // Filed under Blog

The summer heat is finally on, and it’s too hot to do anything except read. So drop by Bernardsville Public Library’s display, Relax with a Good Book, and help yourself to some great books. Maybe a “staycation” at home is all you need. If, on the other hand, the travel bug has been buzzing in your ear, sample some interesting fiction and nonfiction about living or traveling abroad. Just visit the Oversize Collection area at the library to browse some … Continue reading

Summer Prizes For Adults Will Continue Through August

August 10, 2009 by
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August 10, 2009 // Filed under Blog

The children’s summer reading program at Bernardsville Public Library has attracted a large number of young readers, and they are eagerly accumulating points for prizes. But we also want to thank our adult readers for their patronage. Each summer we offer them an opportunity to enter a weekly drawing for lovely prizes as well as the grand prize at summer’s end. All they need do is check out three or more adult-level items and fill out an entry slip at … Continue reading

Theater In The Round Program Coming This Saturday

July 31, 2009 by
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July 31, 2009 // Filed under Blog

Bernardsville Public Library’s Teen Advisory Council has planned a fun-filled afternoon for families this Saturday, August 1st, at the library from noon to 2 p.m. The teens have organized this afternoon of events to highlight the summer reading campaign, Be Creative At Your Library. Starting at noon, families will be able to move through various activity centers where they can try out some fun things. Learn simple origami with library volunteer Keiko Matsuura. Attempt the hoola hoop challenge out on … Continue reading

Pig Fever, Yes! Swine Flu, No!

June 30, 2009 by
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June 30, 2009 // Filed under Blog

Be Creative @ Your Library, Bernardsville Public Library’s summer reading program, has attracted a huge number of young readers, but it has also caused “Pig Fever” to break out among our patrons. Anyone who enters the library is sure to experience symptoms that include gasps of amazement, feverish urges to smile, and an overwhelming sense of complete happiness. No one seems to be immune. This is all due to the performing pigs who highlight the summer reading program theme of … Continue reading

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