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.

Thinking Out Loud

December 8, 2019 by
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On Wednesday, December 11 at 7:00 pm at Bernardsville Public Library (1 Anderson Hill Road), Dr. Philip Walsh will present the next topic in his series, “Thinking Out Loud: A Philosophical Perspective on Contemporary Issues.” His subject: “Two classic proofs for the existence of God (and their discontents).” “For millennia, philosophy and religion have had a love-hate relationship,” says Dr. Walsh, “Socrates was executed for blaspheming the gods. Thomas Aquinas argued that faith and reason are actually compatible, and that … Continue reading

How the Somerset Hills Became “The Somerset Hills”

December 4, 2019 by
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On Sunday, December 8 at 2:00 pm, noted local historian W. Barry Thomson will explain how the Somerset Hills became “The Somerset Hills.” Mr. Thomson’s illustrated presentation will cover the cultural, economic, and social factors that set in motion the so-called “Country House Era” that began in the 1870s and how those factors played out in the Somerset Hills. His talk will illustrate the “when, why, how, and by whom” the beautiful rolling hills of northern Somerset and nearby Morris counties … Continue reading

POSTPONED TO DECEMBER 5: A Teacher & Student at a School for Girls in Tanzania

November 25, 2019 by
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Over the past three years, Morristown resident Jean Merrill has spent time volunteering at a secondary school for girls in Morogoro, Tanzania, teaching an intense course in English Fluency for those students about to enter high school. Photographs from this teaching experience are on view at Bernardsville Public Library during the month of December and are the topic of a talk she will give at the opening reception on Thursday, December 5. The reception starts at 6:00pm; her talk will begin … Continue reading

Bernardsville Library Collecting Books for Kids

November 22, 2019 by
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Once again this year during the holiday season, Bernardsville Library is collecting new books for infants through teens for distribution to children who have limited access to books. Members of the community are invited to bring a new, unwrapped book (or books) to the library by Sunday, December 15. These will be given to children at the Martin Luther King Youth Center in Bridgewater and Safe+Sound Somerset, formerly called the Resource Center for Women. “Community members have always been very … Continue reading

“To Kill a Mockingbird” – Friday Movie

November 13, 2019 by
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On Friday, November 22 at 2:00 pm, Bernardsville Public Library will show a free screening of the movie classic “To Kill a Mockingbird” (1962) based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel which was published two years earlier. Set in a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, magnificently played by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a … Continue reading

Vietnam and Cambodia: After The Ravages of War

November 8, 2019 by
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November Exhibition & Talk at Bernardsville Library Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present “Vietnam and Cambodia: After the Ravages of War,” an exhibition of photographs by Douglas Munch, during the month of November. The show will be on view from November 2 to November 27. On Wednesday, November 13 at 7:00 pm, Dr. Munch will discuss the show and his experiences in Vietnam during his trip there in 2018. The show will display images of modern day Vietnam and … Continue reading

Meditation and Serenity at Bernardsville Library

November 3, 2019 by
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Follow through on your intention to learn and practice meditation on Friday, November 8 at 10:00 am at Bernardsville Public Library. Join us at this guided meditation session in which different types of meditation are explored, followed by a time of sharing for those who are so inclined. First timers and those with any meditation experience are welcome. The group meets on the second and fourth Fridays of each month. The second meeting of the month will be on Friday, … Continue reading

Free Concert: Classical/Flamenco Guitarist Gladius

October 27, 2019 by
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On Sunday, November 3 at 3:00 pm, the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library will host a free concert by Gladius, a classical/Flamenco guitarist from Atlanta. Inspired by the great composers, Spanish guitar maestros and much more, Gladius fuses the elements into a refreshing formula—evoking the Spanish spirit, yet distinctly unorthodox, mixing influences ranging from classical to rock and beyond. In an era when expertise and originality are often overlooked in lieu of fleeting flash and flare, Gladius defines innovation as … Continue reading

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