One Book Bernardsville 2015

Lost Recipes pb coverThis shared community reading experience will take place throughout the month of October. Author Laura Schenone will speak and we’ll host a series of book discussions and thematically related programs on Italian food, wine, and music—for adults and children too. There is no charge to attend any of the programs.


Bernardsville’s Little Italy
Saturday, October 10 at 3:00 pm

Italian flag colorsResidents are invited to share family memories of Bernardsville’s Little Italy—the community of skilled Italians who helped construct the Mountain Colony estates at the turn of the 20th century. We’ll examine historical photos of the era and get a demonstration of, a database for researching family histories. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

Celebrate Frank Sinatra’s 100th Birthday
Sunday, October 11 at 3:00 pm
Frank Sinatra and his music have no expiration date; they are always cool and current! In this conceWorsdale, Frank Sinatra-web'srt, jazz singer Maggie Worsdale will concentrate on the Grade A standards at which Sinatra excelled, bringing to each her own individual charm, personality and swing. This is a Sundays at Three concert funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Doors open at 2:45 pm. No sign-up is needed.

Meet Author Laura Schenone
Wednesday, October 14 at 7:00 pm

SchenoneLaura_webLaura Schenone, the award-winning author of the Lost Ravioli Recipes of Hoboken,will speak about her book and her search for a long-lost family recipe. In her quest, she traveled from New Jersey’s gritty industrial wastelands and fast-paced disposable culture to the beautiful coast of Liguria with its pesto, smoked chestnuts, torte, and, most beloved of all—ravioli, the food of celebration and happiness. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

Ravioli Making & Tasting
Saturday, October 24 at 3:00 pm

Ravino RavioliWatch a demonstration of the art of ravioli making. Diane DePalma of Ravino Handcrafted Artisan Pasta will tell us what’s involved with making ravioli at home—what utensils are needed, what’s important in making the dough, and how to fill it successfully. This will be followed by a ravioli tasting. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

Musical Notes: From Italy with Love
Sunday, October 25 at 2:00 pm
Salvatore ChiarelliTenor Salvatore Chiarelli will sing popular, traditional and classical Italian/Neapolitan songs, Italian opera, and Italian/American love ballads.  A world class performer, singer and entertainer, he has received rave reviews from critics. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

Italian Wine & Cheese
Wednesday, October 28 at 7:00 pm
wine glassesJoin us for a tasting of Italian wine and cheeses provided by Gary’s Wine and Marketplace. We’ll learn how to match wine with cheese, why a combination of flavors, textures and aromas is important, and get recommendations for pairing wine with Italian food. Advance sign-up is required.  [Must be 21 years or older to attend.] Click here to sign up.


One Book Bernardsville
With Director April Judge
Tuesday, October 13 at 7:00 pm

Memoirs and Coffee
With Pat Kennedy-Grant
Tuesday, October 27 at 10:30 am

Saturday Samplers
With Evelyn Fischel
Saturday, November 7 at 3:30 pm

To sign up your own book group to have a library staff member lead your discussion of this book, call Director April Judge at 908-766-0118.


Wednesday, September 30 at 2:00 pmPete's a Pizza
Reading Rumpus: Pete’s a Pizza by William Steig
Ages 2½-5 yrs. No sign-up is needed.

Friday, October 2 at 10:30 am
Friday Fun: Pasta Necklaces
Ages 2½-5 yrs. No sign-up is needed.

Saturday, October 3 at 2:00 pm
Make Dessert Ravioli.
All ages. No sign-up is needed.

Tuesday, October 6, 4:00-5:30 pm
Art a la Cart: Pasta Pizzazz
All ages. No sign-up is needed.

Pizza-PepperoniFriday, October 9 at 10:30 am
Friday Fun: Make a Mini Pizza
Ages 2½-5 yrs. No sign-up is needed.

Monday, October 12, 11:00 am-1:30 pm
Crafts & Cannoli
All ages.  No sign-up is needed.

Thursday, October 15, 6:30-7:30 pm
Pizza Tasting Party
Grades 4-8. No sign-up is needed.

macaroniFriday, October 16 at 10:30 am
Friday Fun: Macaroni Music Makers
Ages 2½-5 yrs. No sign-up is needed.

Tuesday, October 20, 4:00-5:30 pm
Art a la Cart: Decorate a Dessert Pizza
All ages. No sign-up is needed.

Italian chefFriday, October 23 at 10:30 am
Friday Fun: Dietician Allison Napolitano presents Italian food.
Ages 2½-5 yrs. No sign-up is needed.

Tuesday, October 27
4:00-5:30 pm
Art a la Cart: Play Dough Pasta
All ages. No sign-up is needed.

spaghettiWednesday, October 28 at 2:00 pm
Reading Rumpus: Spaghetti Dance Party
Ages 2½-5 yrs. No sign-up is needed.