“Verily, Madly Thine” – Live Shakespeare Performance

July 15, 2019 by
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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 by
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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

Out-Of-This-World’s Fair!

June 19, 2019 by
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Join us at Bernardsville Public Library on Monday, June 24, from 5:00 to 8:00 pm and blast off the summer! The Library will be transformed into an Out-of-This-World’s Fair in honor of the summer reading theme this year:  “A Universe of Stories.” The fair will feature even more games, prizes and snacks than last year. Adding to the fun will be a roving stilt walker and unicycle rider who juggles. There will be only a nominal fee to play the … Continue reading

Springsteen and His Layered Lyrics

June 12, 2019 by
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On Wednesday, June 19 at 7:00 pm, Prudence Jones, Professor at Montclair University, will speak about Bruce Springsteen’s layered lyrics at Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road.  At the end of the talk, there will be a drawing for a free copy of “Born to Run,” Springsteen’s memoir. Bruce Springsteen expects attentiveness of his listeners.  Over the past 50 years, he has written songs and created music that have been experienced by countless fans.  But many don’t know the … Continue reading

Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris

June 6, 2019 by
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On Thursday, June 12 at 7:30 pm, Vivian Gordon, art historian and former lecturer in the Education Department at The Metropolitan Museum, will present an illustrated talk on “Toulouse-Lautrec and the Stars of Paris,” an exhibition now on view at the Boston Museum of Fine Arts. Henri de Toulouse-Lautrec is popular for his bold paintings and prints that perfectly capture the racy spirit and seedy side of late 19th-century Paris.  This talk will focus on some of the entertainers and habitués … Continue reading

Protect Yourself: Cyber Security Matters

May 30, 2019 by
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Thursday, June 6 at 7:00 pm:  Have you ever worried about being hacked? Identity theft is a major problem and our daily lives depend on a stable, safe and resilient cyberspace which is vulnerable to a wide range of risks. Find out what you need to know to assess your personal cyber security readiness and learn about threats every person and business faces – and how to fight them now – at Bernardsville Public Library on Thursday, June 6 at … Continue reading

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

May 24, 2019 by
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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 by
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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 by
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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 by
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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

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