Friday Afternoon Movie: “The Farewell”

January 16, 2020 // Filed under Blog

On Friday, January 24 at 2:00 pm, Bernardsville Public Library will present a free screening of the 2019 movie “The Farewell.” The film tells the story of a young woman named Billi (Awkwafina) whose family decides to keep news of a terminal diagnosis from the family’s elder matriarch, Billi’s grandmother. Awkwafina, a Chinese-American rapper, just won a Golden Globe Award in the lead actress film category, the first woman of Asian descent to do so. Directed by Lulu Wang, the … Continue reading

Free Healthy Aging Workshops Start January 15

January 8, 2020 // Filed under Blog

Community in Crisis (CIC), in partnership with the Bernardsville Public Library, will offer a free, seven-week workshop to Somerset County residents aged 60 and up in the library’s Community Room. Workshops will begin at 1:15pm on Wednesday, January 15th and will continue at the same time each Wednesday until February 26th. Lunch will be offered as well as weekly incentive prizes and a gift certificate for each participant on successful completion of the series. Advance sign-up is required by visiting … Continue reading

English-As-A-Second-Language Classes Begin New Session at Bernardsville Library

December 27, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Bernardsville Public Library’s next session of English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) classes will begin on Monday, January 13, 2020. Classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays at both 3:00 pm and 7:15 pm and will run through Monday, April 6. There is no charge to attend and students may come to classes in more than one timeslot if they wish. At the first session, students will be divided into small groups based on their native language and their facility with English. The … Continue reading

Winter Camp: Dec. 26-27

December 22, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Winter Camp at Bernardsville Public Library is time during the holiday vacation for families, friends and neighbors to come together to enjoy and explore free activities for children. There will be one event after another on Thursday and Friday, December 26-27! All the programs are free and no sign-up is needed. Start out with Boxing Day on Thursday, December 26 from 10:30 am to noon, when children ages two and up accompanied by a caregiver can drop in to play … Continue reading

Navesink Brass Quintet to Perform

December 18, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Join us for a free concert by Navesink Brass on Sunday, December 22 at 3:00 pm in the library’s Community Room. The quintet will perform a special multicultural holiday concert for this “most wonderful time of the year”–celebrating Christmas in England, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Be prepared to enjoy “Feliz Navidad” with a special Latin flair, and “Umoja: The First Day of Kwanzaa” by Valerie Coleman. For those with a more classical outlook, the quintet will perform “Jesu, Joy of Man’s … Continue reading

Drop In and Sculpt with Wikki Stix

December 12, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Drop in and sculpt with Wikki Stix and Wednesday, December 18, 4:00-5:00 pm.  children ages three and up will sculpt with these crazy sticks and create one-of-a-kind holiday decorations and gifts. Free. No sign-up is needed.

Cookie Decorating

December 11, 2019 // Filed under Blog

The tradition continues! On Thursday, December 12, 4:30-5:30 pm, children ages 3 yrs. and up can decorate holiday cookies. We provide the cookies and the decorations. You have all the fun adding icing, candy, sprinkles and more to create your own yummy cookie. Free. No sign-up is needed.

Thinking Out Loud

December 8, 2019 // Filed under Blog

On Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 pm at Bernardsville Public Library (1 Anderson Hill Road), Dr. Philip Walsh will present the next topic in his series, “Thinking Out Loud: A Philosophical Perspective on Contemporary Issues.” His subject: “Two classic proofs for the existence of God (and their discontents).” “For millennia, philosophy and religion have had a love-hate relationship,” says Dr. Walsh, “Socrates was executed for blaspheming the gods. Thomas Aquinas argued that faith and reason are actually compatible, and that … Continue reading

How the Somerset Hills Became “The Somerset Hills”

December 4, 2019 // Filed under Blog

On Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 pm, noted local historian W. Barry Thomson will explain how the Somerset Hills became “The Somerset Hills.” Mr. Thomson’s illustrated presentation will cover the cultural, economic, and social factors that set in motion the so-called “Country House Era” that began in the 1870s and how those factors played out in the Somerset Hills. His talk will illustrate the “when, why, how, and by whom” the beautiful rolling hills of northern Somerset and nearby Morris counties … Continue reading

POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 5: A Teacher & Student at a School for Girls in Tanzania

November 25, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Over the past three years, Morristown resident Jean Merrill has spent time volunteering at a secondary school for girls in Morogoro, Tanzania, teaching an intense course in English Fluency for those students about to enter high school. Photographs from this teaching experience are on view at Bernardsville Public Library during the month of December and are the topic of a talk she will give at the opening reception on Thursday, December 5. The reception starts at 6:00pm; her talk will begin … Continue reading

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