Adult Program Listing
Our up-coming programs are listed below. Please browse through them and sign up for as many as you like!
There There (2018) • Tommy Orange
Tommy Orange writes of the urban Native American, the Native American in the city, in a stunning novel that grapples with a complex and painful history, with an inheritance of beauty and profound spirituality, and with a plague of addiction, abuse, and suicide.
Find out what you need to know to assess your cyber security readiness. Stephen Oliver of Manhattan Ridge Advisors will discuss the evolving cyber security threat; how to identify lurking dangers; and how to protect yourself and your family. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.Read more...
Join us for a free continental breakfast at Seniors’ Day, hosted by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. We’ll also hear America’s Sweethearts singing selections from the Great American Songbook, classic Broadway, pop tunes from the 1950s, and jazz! America loved the swinging sounds of female close-harmony groups even before The Andrews Sisters hit the airwaves in 1937, but you’ll hear those great vintage songs with fresh ears when America’s Sweethearts take the stage in their fresh and vibrant show! These New York City-based ladies have performed across the USA getting crowds tapping their feet to hits like “Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy” as they celebrate history through their crystal-clear harmony and colorful costumes. Free. Advance sign-up is required. Click here to sign up.Read more...
Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is popular for his bold paintings and prints that perfectly capture the racy spirit and seedy side of late 19th-century Paris. This talk by Vivian Gordon, art historian and long-time lecturer in the Education Department at The Metropolitan Museum, will focus on some of the entertainers and habitués of bohemian Montmartre befriended by Lautrec and immortalized through his art. Lautrec’s new stars of Paris—precursors of those made famous in today’s celebrity culture—are now featured in a major exhibition at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts (April 7-August 4). Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.Read more...
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.Read more...
Bruce Springsteen expects attentiveness of his listeners. How do we know this? Over the past 50 years, Springsteen has written songs and created music that have been experienced by countless fans. But many don’t know the extent to which his work has been influenced by the American folk tradition. Through experimental reinterpretation and the creation of new traditions, The Boss has worked within known folk traditions, but at the same time, created new sounds and messages. In this program presented by Prudence Jones, Professor at Montclair University, participants can learn how lyrics can be analyzed like texts and compare Springsteen’s lyrics to songs that have influenced him. [Audio recordings are not featured in this program.] This program is funded by the NJ Council for the Humanities. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.Read more...
Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant
Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein (2018) • Jamie Bernstein
The oldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!
Our workshop series, led by Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista, centers on topics to help people on healing journeys, whether they be physical, psychological, emotional, or any combination of those three. Andrea draws on the lessons she learned throughout her healing journey in 2018, and how she also discovered what is truly most important in her life, to help others succeed on their own journeys. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.Read more...
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.Read more...
Our movie this month is “Three Identical Strangers” (2018). Identical triplets become separated at birth and are adopted by three different families. Years later, their amazing reunion becomes a global sensation, but it also unearths an unimaginable secret that has radical repercussions. 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.Read more...