Coming to America: The Great Waves

October 9, 2019 by
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 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 by
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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 by
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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


August 23, 2019 by
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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

Friday Afternoon Movie: “A Star is Born”

August 20, 2019 by
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On Friday, August 23 at 2:00 pm, Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present a free screening of “A Star is Born” (2018), starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga.  It’s the fourth remake of the Hollywood myth about two performers at different stages of their lives—one on the way up to great success and the other on an irreversible downslide. Manohla Dargis reviewer for The New York Times, wrote of the movie, “This latest and fourth version [of “A Star … Continue reading

Honeybees and Beekeeping

August 15, 2019 by
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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 by
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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 by
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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 by
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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 by
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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

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