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

03/27/2019
7:00 PM

Healing Lessons: What's Most Important

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. Topics include: family, friends, giving and receiving, care for caregivers, priorities, returning to your optimum health and more. Andrea will draw on the lessons she learned throughout her own healing journey in 2018 and how she discovered what is truly most important in her life. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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03/31/2019
2:00 PM

Tea and Conversation with Fiona Davis

Join us for tea and conversation as Julie Maloney, Director of Women Reading Aloud, conducts an up-close and personal interview with Fiona Davis, the nationally bestselling author of “The Masterpiece,” “The Address,” and “The Dollhouse.” Ms. Davis began her career in New York City as an actress, where she worked on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in regional theater. After getting a master’s degree at Columbia Journalism School, she fell in love with writing, leapfrogging from editor to freelance journalist before finally settling down as an author of historical fiction. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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04/03/2019
7:00 PM

Thinking Out Loud: A Philosophical Perspective on Contemporary Issues

The discussion topic this month in our philosophy series will be “Colin Kaepernick and the Role of Rituals in Secular Society.” 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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04/10/2019
7:00 PM

The Secret of 10 & 10 Organizing

Clear the clutter from your mind and home using the 10 & 10 approach from Jamie Novak, author of “Keep This Toss That.” Ms. Novak will help you get and stay organized in manageable bites rather than taking an overwhelming all-or-nothing approach. First step: write down everything you want to organize and then pick your top ten to-dos. Come to the program to find out the next steps to success! Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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04/12/2019
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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04/13/2019
2:00 PM

Book Launch: "I Can See Clearly Now" by Dr. Peggy DeLong

Dr. Peggy DeLong, a clinical and forensic psychologist who was raised in Bernardsville and practices in Long Valley, will speak about her new memoir, “I Can See Clearly Now: A Memoir about Love, Grief, and Gratitude.” In her memoir, Dr. DeLong recounts a journey of love and gratitude, of hope, humor, and inspiration. Despite the sadness, the book offers a poignant love story that will lift readers’ spirits with promise. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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04/13/2019
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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04/15/2019
7:00 PM

Poetry Reading

Celebrating National Poetry Month, New Jersey poets whose work has appeared in Tiferet Journal will read from the publication and their other work. The mission of Tiferet Journal is to foster peace through literature and art. A reception with light refreshments and an open mic reading will follow the featured readers. Free. No sign-up is needed.

 

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04/24/2019
7:00 PM

Healing Lessons: What's Most Important

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. Topics include: family, friends, giving and receiving, care for caregivers, priorities, returning to your optimum health and more. Andrea will draw on the lessons she learned throughout her own healing journey in 2018 and how she discovered what is truly most important in her life. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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04/26/2019
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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04/26/2019
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "Won't You Be My Neighbor?"

Our movie this month is “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (2018), an intimate portrait of Fred Rogers, a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. His show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was one of the longest-running series on PBS. It wrapped production in 2000 after 31 seasons, but PBS continuously ran reruns of the series through August 2008. 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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04/27/2019
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. Free. Click here to email Pat Kennedy-Grant to receive meeting reminders and other information.

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04/28/2019
3:00 PM

Viva Vallenato! Folk Music of Colombia

Viva Vallenato Band

The Viva Vallenato Cumbia Band will perform the electrifying folk music of Colombia, South America for our Sundays at Three concert. The rhythms will make you dance! The accordion will sing to your soul! These happy songs contain the cultural memory of a people with roots in Africa, Native America and Europe. Learn the stories behind this unique music, and come dance the cumbia with Viva Vallenato! 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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