Thinking Out Loud: What is Faith?

February 8, 2020 by
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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 by
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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


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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 by
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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

Free Healthy Aging Workshops Start January 15

January 8, 2020 by
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Community in Crisis (CIC), in partnership with the Bernardsville Public Library, will offer a free, seven-week workshop to Somerset County residents aged 60 and up in the library’s Community Room. Workshops will begin at 1:15pm on Wednesday, January 15th and will continue at the same time each Wednesday until February 26th. Lunch will be offered as well as weekly incentive prizes and a gift certificate for each participant on successful completion of the series. Advance sign-up is required by visiting … Continue reading

English-As-A-Second-Language Classes Begin New Session at Bernardsville Library

December 27, 2019 by
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Bernardsville Public Library’s next session of English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) classes will begin on Monday, January 13, 2020. Classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays at both 3:00 pm and 7:15 pm and will run through Monday, April 6. There is no charge to attend and students may come to classes in more than one timeslot if they wish. At the first session, students will be divided into small groups based on their native language and their facility with English. The … Continue reading

Winter Camp: Dec. 26-27

December 22, 2019 by
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Winter Camp at Bernardsville Public Library is time during the holiday vacation for families, friends and neighbors to come together to enjoy and explore free activities for children. There will be one event after another on Thursday and Friday, December 26-27! All the programs are free and no sign-up is needed. Start out with Boxing Day on Thursday, December 26 from 10:30 am to noon, when children ages two and up accompanied by a caregiver can drop in to play … Continue reading

Navesink Brass Quintet to Perform

December 18, 2019 by
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Join us for a free concert by Navesink Brass on Sunday, December 22 at 3:00 pm in the library’s Community Room. The quintet will perform a special multicultural holiday concert for this “most wonderful time of the year”–celebrating Christmas in England, Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. Be prepared to enjoy “Feliz Navidad” with a special Latin flair, and “Umoja: The First Day of Kwanzaa” by Valerie Coleman. For those with a more classical outlook, the quintet will perform “Jesu, Joy of Man’s … Continue reading

Drop In and Sculpt with Wikki Stix

December 12, 2019 by
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Drop in and sculpt with Wikki Stix and Wednesday, December 18, 4:00-5:00 pm.  children ages three and up will sculpt with these crazy sticks and create one-of-a-kind holiday decorations and gifts. Free. No sign-up is needed.

Cookie Decorating

December 11, 2019 by
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The tradition continues! On Thursday, December 12, 4:30-5:30 pm, children ages 3 yrs. and up can decorate holiday cookies. We provide the cookies and the decorations. You have all the fun adding icing, candy, sprinkles and more to create your own yummy cookie. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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