Journalist Mark Di Ionno Will Speak about His New Novel on May 30

May 24, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Mark Di Ionno, a lifelong journalist and Pulitzer Prize finalist in news commentary, will speak about his second novel, “Gods of Wood and Stone,” at Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, on Thursday, May 30 at 7:00 pm. Books will be available for purchase and signing. The former Star-Ledger columnist is a six-time winner of the New Jersey Press Association’s first-place award for column writing. Now an adjunct professor of journalism at Rutgers University, he was a sports columnist … Continue reading

Friday Afternoon at the Movies

May 22, 2019 // Filed under Blog

On Friday, May 24 at 2:00 pm, Bernardsville Public Library will present a free screening of “The Last Suit” (2018), the story of Abraham Bursztein, an 88-year-old tailor, who runs away from Buenos Aires, where his children have set him up to move to a retirement home, to Poland, where he hopes to find a friend who saved him from certain death at the end of World War II. Comedic and poignant in equal measure, the movie approaches its weighty … Continue reading

Be Sun Safe!

May 18, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Join us on Wednesday, May 22 at 7:00 pm to hear Dr. H.C. Haliasos, dermatologist at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in Basking Ridge, present a program about skin cancer including how it develops, its impact and how to prevent it. Skin cancer is diagnosed more frequently in the United States than all other cancers combined. It is estimated that the number of new cases of melanoma diagnosed in 2019 will increase by 7.7%. Furthermore, the number of children, adolescents, … Continue reading

Bernardsville Author Donna Baier Stein Will Sign Books

May 13, 2019 // Filed under Blog

On Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 pm, Donna Baier Stein will speak about her new book, “Scenes from the Heartland: Stories Based on Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton.” Her talk will be accompanied by images of paintings by Thomas Hart Benton. When this contemporary writer turns her imagination loose inside the images of an iconic artist of the past, the result is storytelling magic at its best. These nine tales bring to vivid life the early decades of the 20th century … Continue reading

Mental Health Awareness: What Helps?

April 29, 2019 // Filed under Blog

May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Jay Yudof from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will present a talk, on Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 pm, known as “What Helps.” Mr. Yudof is NAMI NJ’s Recovery Programs Coordinator and a certified Psychiatric Practitioner. Part of the Alliance’s Hearts & Minds program, this session will be a focused overview of topics including peer support; the basics of maintaining mental wellness; resources for seeking mental health care; and helping someone … Continue reading

Viva Vallenato! Music of Colombia

April 13, 2019 // Filed under Blog

The Viva Vallenato Cumbia Band will perform the electrifying folk music of Colombia, South America at 3:00 pm on Sunday, April 28 for our free 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 … Continue reading

National Library Week at Bernardsville Library

April 2, 2019 // Filed under Blog

To celebrate National Library Week, April 7 – 13, Bernardsville Library will be hosting a display featuring beloved books recommended by Bernardsville’s Mayor and Council, Library Trustees, and Borough employees. Each book will contain a quote from the participants explaining why the book was meaningful to them. “When I go to visit someone, I love to check out what people have on their bookshelves,” explains Library Director Alexandria Arnold. “Finding out what people like to read can give you a … Continue reading

Learn the Secret of ’10 and 10′ Organizing

March 25, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Join us on Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 pm for a humorous look at the common pitfalls of getting organized. Got clutter? If you have too much stuff and not enough time to go through it all, this is the class for you! Enjoy a few laughs while making a plan, finding the time, getting motivated, and make it happen without getting overwhelmed. Stop saying someday; get organized today! Organizing Humorist™ and bestselling author Jamie Novak travels between her offices … Continue reading

“Forever Ray: Honoring the Music of Ray Charles”

March 15, 2019 // Filed under Blog

  Click here to see a video shot during the library concert. *** The Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library will host a free concert, “Forever Ray: Honoring the Music of Ray Charles,” at 3 p.m. on Sunday, March 24, in the library’s Community Room. Doors open at 2:45 p.m. Forever Ray has been performing to sell-out audiences throughout the New York metropolitan area. They perform the exciting and uplifting music of Ray Charles, which includes a wonderful blend of … Continue reading

Serious Fun: Capture the Moment with Instagram!

March 4, 2019 // Filed under Blog

Sharing pictures and videos with your loved ones is always fun. Learn how to post pictures and videos with different filters and other enhancements, and make your photos and videos even more fun to share. Please bring your charged device with your app store ID and password. Presenter: Rachel Talbert, Teen Librarian at Bernards Township Library This class will be held at Bernardsville Library on Thursday, March 14 at 11:00 am and at Bernards Township Library on Thursday, March 28 … Continue reading

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