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

01/13/2020
3:00 PM

English Language Classes Begin

ESL notebookThe next session of English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) classes will begin on Monday, January 13. Classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays at both 3:00 pm and 7:15 pm and will run through April 9. The first meeting will be organizational during which students are matched with teachers. Sign-up is not required to attend. There is no charge and students may attend classes in more than one time slot if they wish.  If you are interested in volunteering to be an ESL teacher (no special background is required, just a facility with English), please call Madelyn English at 908-766-0118.

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01/14/2020
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, January 14-February 18. The total cost is $40.00. 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 register.

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01/15/2020
12:00 PM - 1:00 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, January 15-February 19. The total cost for the session is $40.00. 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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01/18/2020
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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01/24/2020
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. Led by Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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01/24/2020
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies

Save the date and watch this space for our January selection. 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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01/25/2020
10:30 AM

Fifty Book Challenge

booksstackxxJoin our challenge to read fifty books in a year. The group meets several times a year for reading suggestions, feedback and refreshments. Link here to our 50 Book Challenge resources. New members are always welcome. To be added to our email list and stay up to date on the 50 Book Challenge, email librarian@bernardsvillelibrary.org. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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01/28/2020
7:00 PM

Niagara

Join Kevin Woyce for an illustrated tour of the Niagara River, from its historic bridges and forts to modern-day parks and tourist attractions. Discover how the river, falls and gorge formed, and see how they have changed over the years. He will also introduce the river’s explorers and settlers; daredevils who risked their lives for fame or fortune; businessmen who harnessed the falls’ power; and the conservationists and visionaries who saved the falls for generations of visitors. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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02/01/2020
3:30 PM

The Overstory

Saturday Samplers
The Overstory (2019) • Richard Powers
From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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02/08/2020
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

A Hole Lot of Fun! Mini Golf at the Library

Join the Friends of the Bernardsville Library for a “hole lot of fun” – mini golf up and down the library aisles!  There will be fun for families from 10 am to 4 pm, and for adults only from 7 pm to 10 pm. In addition to the golf, snacks will be available for purchase during the day, and, in the evening there will be international cuisine from local restaurants along with wine, beer and other beverages. Don’t miss the raffle with more than 25 baskets! All funds raised will benefit the library. Click here for more details.

 

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02/12/2020
7:00 PM

Thinking Out Loud: What is Faith?

What does it mean to “have faith,” or “be faithful,” or “be a person of faith”? This talk will conduct a conceptual analysis of faith. Is faith the same as belief? Does it need to be based on evidence? Is faith voluntary? Or is your faith, in some sense, not really up to you? Is faith necessarily religious faith? Or can there be other kinds of faith, and do all these varieties of faith have something essential in common? This talk explores these questions and more and continues the broad theme of the relationship between philosophy and religion from the previous talk. 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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02/14/2020
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. Led by Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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02/15/2020
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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02/19/2020
6:30 PM

Tabletop Gaming Night

Bring your friends for a night of fun playing all of your favorite tabletop games! Thanks to our sponsor, Bearded Dragon Games, we will have Settlers of Catan, One Night Werewolf, Pandemic and more. We also encourage you to bring your own games like Magic: The Gathering cards. This event is for adults ages 18 and up. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

 

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02/25/2020
7:00 PM

Using QuickBooks to Manage Your Business

Every small business can benefit by learning how to use Quick Books to manage invoices, keep track of sales information, manage bank accounts, and create financial reports. This workshop, led by Josh Klar, a QuickBooks expert and SCORE volunteer, will demonstrate how QuickBooks can be an essential tool for managing a business. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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02/28/2020
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. Led by Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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02/28/2020
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies

Save the date and watch this space for our February selection. 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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03/07/2020
3:30 PM

The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane

Saturday Samplers
The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane (2017) • Lisa See
A powerful story about circumstances, culture, and distance, “The Tea Girl of Hummingbird Lane” paints an unforgettable portrait of a little known region and its people and celebrates the bond of family. It’s a moving novel about tradition, tea farming, and the bonds between mothers and daughters. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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04/04/2020
3:30 PM

The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ years old

Saturday Samplers
The Secret Diary of Hendrik Groen, 83¼ years old (2017) • Hendrik Groen
An international bestseller, this is a funny and tender-hearted tale about friendship, love, and an old man who is young at heart. Technically speaking, Hendrik Groen is….elderly. But at age 83¼, this feisty, indomitable curmudgeon has no plans to go out quietly. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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