Adult Program Listing

Our up-coming programs are listed below. Please browse through them and sign up for as many as you like!

 

Upcoming Events

02/16/2019
3:00 PM

Saturday Crafters

crafters2Work on your own projects, get tips and chat with the group. You’ll also find out about new library craft resources.  [Note start time.] Free. No sign-up is needed.

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02/20/2019
12:00 PM

Gentle Chair Yoga

Chair yogaChair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. The postures are adaptations of traditional yoga poses which offer increased strength, flexibility, body and breath awareness and overall vitality. This chair yoga class is open to everyone, and no prior yoga experience is needed. The schedule for this six-week session is Wednesdays, February 20 – March 27. The total cost for the session is $35.00. This program is a partnership of Bernardsville Library and Bernardsville Recreation. Register through Bernardsville Recreation’s Community Pass portal; click here to register.

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02/20/2019
2:00 PM

Let's Talk About It! Cookbooks

What kind of books do you like to read? Do you especially enjoy a certain type, but you’re tired of online conversations about books? If so, come to the Library to talk to people who love to read what you love to read. During the month of February, library staff members will lead conversations about Sci Fi, Romance, Cookbooks and Mysteries–each in one afternoon and one evening session. This week the focus will be on cookbooks on Wednesday, February 20 at 2:00 pm and Thursday, February 21 at 7:30 pm. Bring a list of your favorite titles. It’s free and no sign-up is needed.

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02/20/2019
7:00 PM

Thinking Out Loud: A Philosophical Perspective on Contemporary Issues

The second discussion topic in our philosophy series will be “What’s the Point of College? Balancing Different Educational Goals.” Led by Bernardsville resident Philip Walsh, PhD, a faculty member of the philosophy department at Fordham University, we will learn how philosophy can help us think about ourselves, our relationships, and the contemporary world. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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02/22/2019
10:00 AM

Meditation, Serenity

Follow through on your intention to learn and practice meditation. We will explore different types of meditation with a time of sharing to follow for those who are so inclined. First timers and those with any meditation experience are welcome. This meditation program is led by Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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02/22/2019
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "Lady Bird"

Join us to watch a free screening of “Lady Bird” (2017). Marion McPherson, a nurse, works tirelessly to keep her family afloat after her husband loses his job. She also maintains a turbulent bond with a teenage daughter who is just like her: loving, strong-willed and deeply opinionated. Our movie series is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Advance sign-up is requested, but not required. Click here to sign up.

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02/24/2019
2:00 PM

What Should We Read Next?

Whether you are a member of a book group, or just a passionate reader, you won’t want to miss this program! Carol Fitzgerald, a publishing insider will discuss winter and spring books (and the stories behind them), recommend authors not to miss, and suggest titles that will work well for book groups. This presentation is sure to give you ideas for your “to be read” pile. Some of the featured titles will be door prizes!  Ms. Fitzgerald is the President of The Book Report Network–a group of internet sites about books and authors that have become the gathering places for a large and devoted community of book lovers since 1996. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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02/26/2019
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM

Yoga Basics

Suitable for all students, this class offers an integrated sequence of poses designed to warm up the body and then work toward a specific intention within the natural movements of the spine. Pranayama (breath work) and a final deep relaxation are integral to every class. The dates for this six-week session are Tuesdays, February 26-April 2. The total cost is $35.00. Please bring a yoga mat; a yoga blanket is helpful, although not required. This program is a partnership of Bernardsville Library and Bernardsville Recreation. Register through Bernardsville Recreation’s Community Pass portal. Click here to sign up.

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02/26/2019
7:00 PM

Five Virtues of a Wise Investor

The virtues that can make someone a great investor are all within reach according to Chris Cordaro, Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer at RegentAtlantic, a registered investment advisory firm in New Jersey and New York specializing in financial planning and investment management.  As we are faced with dramatic financial headlines, tax law changes, and volatility, Mr. Cordaro will share five important characteristics needed for the safety, sanity, and serenity of a wise investor. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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02/27/2019
2:00 PM

Let's Talk About It! Mysteries

What kind of books do you like to read? Do you especially enjoy a certain type, but you’re tired of online conversations about books? If so, come to the Library to talk to people who love to read what you love to read. During the month of February, library staff members are leading conversations about Sci Fi, Romance, Cookbooks and Mysteries–each in one afternoon and one evening session. This week, we’ll talk about mysteries on Wednesday, February 27 at 2:00 pm and Thursday, February 28 at 7:30 pm. Bring a list of your favorite titles. It’s free and no sign-up is needed.

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02/27/2019
7:00 PM

Healing Lessons: What's Most Important

The focus at this meeting will be dealing with drastic life changes. Our workshop series, led by Andrea Mastrobattista, centers on topics to help people on healing journeys, whether they be physical, psychological, emotional, or any combination of those three. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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03/08/2019
10:00 AM

Meditation, Serenity

Follow through on your intention to learn and practice meditation. We will explore different types of meditation with a time of sharing to follow for those who are so inclined. First timers and those with any meditation experience are welcome. This meditation program is led by Mary Bodenstein and Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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03/09/2019
2:00 PM

Maisie Brews a Business

What if it were 1925 and you wanted to open a Tea Room? What if you were a…woman that wanted to open a business? In this dramatic presentation by Maureen O’Connor Leach, Maisie Stanton will explain how her husband reacted and what she needed to do to prepare for this undertaking. The challenges faced by women who were stepping out of their homes and into the business world will be explored, and participants will engage in a lively discussion about the Tea Room craze and the evolution of women as entrepreneurs. This program is funded by the New Jersey Council for the Humanities. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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03/13/2019
7:00 PM

Thinking Out Loud: A Philosophical Perspective on Contemporary Issues

The discussion topic this month in our philosophy series will be “smart-phones, social media, and our hyper-connected world.” Led by Bernardsville resident Philip Walsh, PhD, a faculty member of the philosophy department at Fordham University, we will learn how philosophy can help us think about ourselves, our relationships, and the contemporary world. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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03/14/2019
11:00 AM

Serious Fun! Capture the Moment with Instagram and Snapchat

Sharing pictures and videos with your loved ones is always fun. Learn how to post pictures and videos with different filters and other enhancements, and make your photos and videos even more fun to share. Please bring your charged device with your app store ID and password.
Presenter: Rachel Talbert, Teen Librarian at Bernards Township Library
This class will be held at Bernardsville Library on Thursday, March 14 at 11:00 am and at Bernards Township Library on Thursday, March 28 at 7:00 pm. Click here to sign up.

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03/16/2019
3:00 PM

Saturday Crafters

crafters2Work on your own projects, get tips and chat with the group. You’ll also find out about new library craft resources.  Free. No sign-up is needed.

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03/22/2019
10:00 AM

Meditation, Serenity

Follow through on your intention to learn and practice meditation. We will explore different types of meditation with a time of sharing to follow for those who are so inclined. First timers and those with any meditation experience are welcome. This meditation program is led by Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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03/22/2019
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again"

Our movie this month is “Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again” (2018), a musical, romantic comedy starring Meryl Streep, Cher, Pierce Brosnan and Colin Firth. Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! (2008), Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother’s past. The film goes back and forth in time to show how relationships forged in the past resonate in the present. Our movie series is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Advance sign-up is requested, but not required. Click here to sign up.

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03/23/2019
2:00 PM

Create a BoHo Curtain on Makers Day

Join Laura Shabazz (local artist and library staff member) and Jess Mauceri (Fairy Tale Inc. in Bernardsville) as they demonstrate how to upcycle fabric and clothing scraps into fabulous, no-sew boho décor. Please bring fabric items you’re willing to rip up and share with others: t-shirts, sheets and ends of sewing projects will work great. Want to make your project even cooler? Bring a funky stick from outside to act as your curtain or wall hanging rod. Some materials will be provided, but please bring some as well – the more variety, the better. If you can’t make the program, but have some fabric to spare, contact Laura Shabazz at lshabazz@bernardsvillelibrary.org. Free. Registration is limited and is required in advance. Click here to sign up.

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03/24/2019
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: "Forever Ray"

Forever Ray has been performing to sell-out audiences throughout the New York Metropolitan area. They perform the exciting and uplifting music of Ray Charles, which includes a wonderful blend of musical styles ranging from Jazz and Blues to Country and R&B. Members of Forever Ray have performed or recorded with Ray Charles, Alicia Keys, Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Prince, Stevie Wonder and Christina Aguilera to name a few. This program is funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. No sign-up is needed. Doors open at 2:45 pm.

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