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

Tea & Conversation with Grace Schulman

October 22, 2019 by
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Join us for tea and conversation as Julie Maloney, Director of Women Reading Aloud, conducts an up-close and personal interview with award-winning poet Grace Schulman at Bernardsville Public Library on Sunday, October 27 at 2:00 pm. Her memoir, “Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage” published last year, as well as books of her poetry will be available for purchase, and a book signing will follow the interview. Light refreshments will be served. Grace Schulman received the 2016 Frost Medal for … Continue reading

Constantine: The Myth and the Man

October 16, 2019 by
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Come to Bernardsville Public Library on Tuesday, October 22 at 7:00 pm to hear some overlooked but fascinating aspects of the reign of Constantine the Great (died A.D. 337). Our speaker is Dr. David Greenwood, Honorary Fellow at the University of Aberdeen, who believes that, as both an undefeated emperor and the first Christian emperor of Rome, Constantine is an historical figure who merits attention. “Despite his long reign,” he says, “there are evidential gaps and conflicting accounts that lead … Continue reading

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

RAISE A GLASS FOR THE LIBRARY!

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

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