We are still here!

March 12, 2020 // Filed under Blog

Bernardsville Library was closed as of March 15, and all programs and meetings are cancelled, until further notice. BUT WE ARE STILL HERE! Email us at librarian@bernardsvillelibrary.org if you need help with library card numbers, password resets, or new virtual library cards for Bernardsville residents. The book drop is closed. Enjoy your materials a little longer!—and please don’t leave materials around the book drop. Materials will now not begin accruing fines until April 12. The library is always open when … Continue reading

Password Managers – Why Everyone Needs One

March 10, 2020 // Filed under Blog

“Password Managers: Why Everyone Needs One” will be presented on Thursday, March 12 at 11:00 am. Identity theft is rampant online, yet most of us don’t protect our information as well as we should. But there’s an easy way to increase online safety: using a software program known as a password manager. In this class, attendees will learn how to create complex, unique passwords for all their accounts online (without driving themselves crazy), how to choose a password manager, and the … Continue reading

George Washington Bridge: Poetry in Steel

March 1, 2020 // Filed under Blog

On Wednesday, March 11 at 7:00 pm, Michael Aaron Rockland, Professor of American Studies at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, will speak about his newly updated book on the George Washington Bridge. “George Washington Bridge: Poetry in Steel” recounts the history of the bridge, which, since opening in 1931 and linking New York and New Jersey, has become the busiest bridge in the world. Over 100 million vehicles cross it each year. Many people also consider it the most beautiful bridge … Continue reading

Sunday, March 1: Celebrate 20 Years in Our New Building!

February 26, 2020 // Filed under Blog

Twenty years ago on February 27, 2000, the doors of the new Bernardsville Public Library building opened to community residents for the first time. On Sunday, March 1 from 2:00 to 5:00 pm, we will celebrate 20 years of serving the community with an open house. There will be an ice sculptor, music, remarks by local dignitaries, and refreshments. Photographs taken by Middle School students will be on view in the Community Room, and mementos of Bernardsville Library history will … Continue reading

“Capernaum” is Friday Movie

February 24, 2020 // Filed under Blog

On Friday, February 28 at 2:00 pm, Bernardsville Public Library will present a free screening of “Capernaum” (2018), the runner-up for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film that year. It’s a heart-wrenching story about a resourceful, sympathetic 12-year-old Lebanese boy named Zain who sues his parents in protest of the life they have given him. Zain runs away from his parents in a desperate attempt to save his teenage sister from a forced marriage, commits a violent crime because of it, and ends up … Continue reading

City Winds Trio to Perform Ragtime Music

February 12, 2020 // Filed under Blog

The Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library will host a free concert by City Winds Trio on Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 pm in the library’s Community Room.  The group will celebrate the great American music known as Ragtime, performing music by Scott Joplin, the King of Ragtime, and Charles “luckith” Roberts.  Each selection will be introduced with historical information and context.  The trio will also answer questions about the music. The performers are Crispian Fordham, flute; Meredyth Coleman, oboe; and … Continue reading

Thinking Out Loud: What is Faith?

February 8, 2020 // Filed under Blog

On Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm, Dr. Philip Walsh will present the next topic in his series, “Thinking Out Loud: A Philosophical Perspective on Contemporary Issues.”  His subject: “What is Faith? A Philosophical Inquiry.” “What does it mean to ‘have faith’ or “be faithful” or ‘be a person of faith’?” asked Dr. Walsh, “This talk will conduct a conceptual analysis of faith.  Is faith the same as belief?  Does it need to be based on evidence?  Is faith voluntary … Continue reading

A Hole Lot of Fun! Mini Golf in the Library

January 28, 2020 // Filed under Blog

On Saturday, February 8, join the Friends of the Bernardsville Library for a “hole lot of fun” – mini golf up and down the library aisles!  There will be fun for families from 10 am to 4 pm, and for adults only from 7 pm to 10 pm. In addition to the golf, snacks will be available for purchase during the day, and, in the evening there will be international cuisine from local restaurants along with wine, beer and other beverages. … Continue reading


January 24, 2020 // Filed under Blog

On Tuesday, January 28 at 7:00 pm, join Kevin Woyce for an illustrated tour of the Niagara River, from its historic bridges and forts to modern-day parks and tourist attractions. Discover how the river, falls and gorge formed, and see how they have changed over the years. He will also introduce the river’s explorers and settlers; daredevils who risked their lives for fame or fortune; businessmen who harnessed the falls’ power; and the conservationists and visionaries who saved the falls for generations of visitors. Free. Advance … Continue reading

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

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