Honeybees and Beekeeping

August 15, 2019 // Filed under Blog

The plight of native pollinators and the managed honeybee has been recognized as a serious agricultural problem worldwide. Destruction of native habitat through land development, negative effects of pesticide use, and a parasitic mite that weakens the honeybee have all contributed to the dwindling of managed honeybee and wild bee populations. On Thursday, August 22 at 7:00 pm at Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, Adele Barree, retired librarian and sideline beekeeper of nearly ten years, will share her … Continue reading

Astronomy for Everyone at Bernardsville Library

August 8, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Look up to the stars! Come to Bernardsville Public Library on Thursday, August 15 at 7:00 pm to experience an inspiring and uplifting presentation that will draw you into a deeper understanding of the workings of the universe. Our presenter is Kevin Manning, formerly a consultant with NASA, the Chandra X-Ray Observatory (launched on the space shuttle with the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics), and other ground-based observatories. He was both a Wright Fellow and an Einstein Fellow, and did some … Continue reading

Tips for Maximizing College Financial Aid

August 1, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Bernardsville Public Library will host a free, educational College Financial Planning workshop, focusing on high school sophomores, juniors and seniors, on Thursday, August 8 at 7:00 pm. The program will be presented by Red Oak College Planning, which is based in Basking Ridge. Under discussion will be the FAFSA form and all the other information needed to maximize the amount of financial aid families are eligible to receive. Even if a family is not eligible for need-based aid, the program … Continue reading

Reading in the Cloud!

July 31, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Don’t be intimidated by the technology! Take advantage of the library’s free e-books and e-audiobooks in the Cloud Library. All you need is a smart phone or Internet-enabled tablet and a Bernardsville Library card. Readers’ Service Manager Laura Cole will demonstrate how to find, select and download the books and recordings you want to borrow. Bring your library card number and your charged device with you. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

Table Top Gaming Night Planned at Bernardsville Library

July 30, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Bring your friends for a night of fun playing all of your favorite tabletop games at Bernardsville Public Library on Wednesday, July 31 beginning at 7:00 pm. We’re not talking about traditional or classic board games, but the newest popular games. Thanks to our sponsor, Bearded Dragon Games, we will have Settlers of Catan, One Night Werewolf, Pandemic and more! We also encourage people to bring their own games like Magic: The Gathering cards. Meet in the rotunda. Adult game … Continue reading

Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency: An Overview

July 26, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies are a form of digital money that can be exchanged directly, person-to-person, without the need of a third party or bank intermediary. They constitute a technological breakthrough that allows everyone to be his or her own bank. In this presentation at Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, on Tuesday, July 30 at 7:00 pm, Lindsley Medlin, an international executive with more than 30 years of experience building and running businesses, will explain bitcoin and why … Continue reading

July Friday Afternoon Movie at Bernardsville Library: “The Martian”

July 25, 2019 // Filed under Blog

On Friday, July 26 at 2:00 pm, Bernardsville Public Library will present a free screening of “The Martian” (2015), based on the best-selling novel of the same name by Andy Weir, starring Matt Damon, and directed by the legendary Ridley Scott. When astronauts blast off from the planet Mars, they leave behind Mark Watney (Matt Damon), presumed dead after a fierce storm. With only a meager amount of supplies, the stranded visitor must utilize his wits and spirit to find … Continue reading

Yes, You Can….Raise Financially Aware Kids!

July 24, 2019 // Filed under Blog

On Thursday, July 25 at 7:00 pm, learn how to develop lifelong values of money, work and education in children with the ultimate goal of financial independence. This presentation will include how to teach basic savings techniques to kids, money management through allowances, explaining “needs” vs “wants,” and how to have productive family conversations about money. The program is hosted by Merrill Financial Advisor Lauren Schneider with a presentation by Josh Kurtz, Vice President of American Century Investments. Free. Advance … Continue reading

“Verily, Madly Thine” – Live Shakespeare Performance

July 15, 2019 // Filed under Blog

On Tuesday, July 23 at 7:00 pm, we are pleased to present “Verily, Madly Thine” by The Shrewd Mechanicals, a five actor ensemble and touring company of The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey. The show features a wonderful array of moments from Shakespeare’s plays as well as a few selections from more contemporary authors who have been inspired by one of Shakespeare’s originals. “Verily, Madly Thine” focuses on the special brand of temporary madness that overtakes people when they fall … Continue reading

“A Universe of Stories!” – This Year’s Summer Reading

June 24, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Children and teens can register for Bernardsville Library’s Summer Reading program throughout the summer, but the sooner you register, the more reading you can log. Summer Reading Club participants will earn prizes for reading or listening to materials of their choice, from books to magazines, comics and more. School assignments count too! All children who log at least two hours by July 22 will be invited to the mobile planetarium at the Library on July 29. Preventing summer slide is … Continue reading

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