“To Kill a Mockingbird” – Friday Movie

November 13, 2019 // Filed under Blog

On Friday, November 22 at 2:00 pm, Bernardsville Public Library will show a free screening of the movie classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962) based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel which was published two years earlier. Set in a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, magnificently played by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a … Continue reading

Vietnam and Cambodia: After The Ravages of War

November 8, 2019 // Filed under Blog

November Exhibition & Talk at Bernardsville Library Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present “Vietnam and Cambodia: After the Ravages of War,” an exhibition of photographs by Douglas Munch, during the month of November. The show will be on view from November 2 to November 27. On Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 pm, Dr. Munch will discuss the show and his experiences in Vietnam during his trip there in 2018. The show will display images of modern day Vietnam and … Continue reading

Meditation and Serenity at Bernardsville Library

November 3, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Follow through on your intention to learn and practice meditation on Friday, November 8 at 10:00 am at Bernardsville Public Library. Join us at this guided meditation session in which different types of meditation are explored, followed by a time of sharing for those who are so inclined. First timers and those with any meditation experience are welcome. The group meets on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. The second meeting of the month will be on Friday, … Continue reading

Free Concert: Classical/Flamenco Guitarist Gladius

October 27, 2019 // Filed under Blog

On Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 pm, the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library will host a free concert by Gladius, a classical/Flamenco guitarist from Atlanta. Inspired by the great composers, Spanish guitar maestros and much more, Gladius fuses the elements into a refreshing formula—evoking the Spanish spirit, yet distinctly unorthodox, mixing influences ranging from classical to rock and beyond. In an era when expertise and originality are often overlooked in lieu of fleeting flash and flare, Gladius defines innovation as … Continue reading

Tea & Conversation with Grace Schulman

October 22, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Join us for tea and conversation as Julie Maloney, Director of Women Reading Aloud, conducts an up-close and personal interview with award-winning poet Grace Schulman at Bernardsville Public Library on Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 pm. Her memoir, “Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage” published last year, as well as books of her poetry will be available for purchase, and a book signing will follow the interview. Light refreshments will be served. Grace Schulman received the 2016 Frost Medal for … Continue reading

Constantine: The Myth and the Man

October 16, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Come to Bernardsville Public Library on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 pm to hear some overlooked but fascinating aspects of the reign of Constantine the Great (died A.D. 337). Our speaker is Dr. David Greenwood, Honorary Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, who believes that, as both an undefeated emperor and the first Christian emperor of Rome, Constantine is an historical figure who merits attention. “Despite his long reign,” he says, “there are evidential gaps and conflicting accounts that lead … Continue reading

Coming to America: The Great Waves

October 9, 2019 // Filed under Blog

 On Wednesday, October 16 at 7:00 pm, Walter Choroszewski, well-known New Jersey photographer, former science educator, and popular speaker, will talk about the history of immigration to America. He will cover the first Colonial Wave of immigration, through the second mid-1800s wave of frontier expansion, culminating with the third Great Wave that passed through Ellis Island Immigration Station in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These migrants brought their culture and traditions and blended into the melting pot of America. … Continue reading

Celebrating Our Architectural Heritage

September 29, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Bernardsville and the Somerset Hills have a remarkable architectural heritage. On Sunday, October 13 at 2:00 pm, Friends of Historic Bernardsville and the Bernardsville Historic Preservation Advisory Committee (HPAC) will host a talk by noted local historian W. Barry Thomson in which he will identify some of the most significant architects who lived and worked here and the interesting and varied structures they created locally and elsewhere. (Pictured: Home of Architect George Post) Mr. Thomson was born and raised in Peapack-Gladstone … Continue reading

Free Concert: Irish Harpist Sharlys Dugan

September 27, 2019 // Filed under Blog

The Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library will host a free concert by award-winning Irish harpist Sharlys Dugan on Sunday, September 29 at 3:00 pm in the library’s Community Room. There will be Irish step dancing, including an audience-participation demonstration, Irish songs, as well as stories and jokes. Ms. Dugan, who also performs with her tin whistle, is best known for her 11-year career with Dugan’s Hooligans, a New Jersey-based Celtic eclectic ensemble starring Sharlys and her brother, Connor Dugan. … Continue reading

RAISE A GLASS FOR THE LIBRARY!

August 23, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Raise a glass for the library on Friday, September 27 from 6:30 to 10:00 pm when the Bernardsville Library Foundation is hosting a Wine & Beer Tasting at the United States Equestrian Academy to support our library. There will be more than 20 fine wine importers and distributors and a collection of craft and micro breweries.  Listen to a prominent wine lecturer and enjoy food, music and a fabulous silent auction. Tickets are $85 in advance and $95 at the door. Benefactor … Continue reading

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