Friends’ Concerts & Programs

Members of the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library spend a significant amount of time each year interviewing, auditioning, selecting and funding extraordinary programs. The Sundays at Three concerts begin at 3:00 pm. Doors open at 2:45 pm. Attendance is free and registration is not required; just come and enjoy!

Upcoming Events

04/24/2020
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "Marianne & Leonard"

Our movie this month is “Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love” (2019). The documentary begins on the Greek island of Hydra in 1960, where Leonard Cohen, then a struggling and unknown fiction writer, and Marianne Ihlen, a single mother with a young son, became part of a community of expat artists, writers and musicians. It’s a unique portrait of an idyllic 1960’s bohemia, a time that left a lasting imprint on both Marianne and Leonard, whose friendship would last another fifty years before their deaths in 2016. Our movie series is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Advance sign-up is requested, but not required. Click here to sign up.

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04/26/2020
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: A Jazz Recital with the Peare/Messina Duo

Rich Peare (classical guitar) and Don Messina (double bass) will play from their repertoire of jazz compositions (Charlie Parker, Lennie Tristano, Warne Marsh, Lee Konitz) and American standards (George Gershwin, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern). Using the natural volume of their instruments, this duo improvises in the jazz tradition in their own unique way, yet their music is inspired and influenced by jazz greats and others true to art of improvising. The duo strives to continue this particular art of spontaneous improvisation and straight-ahead swing. Funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library.  Free. Doors open at 2:45 pm. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

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05/22/2020
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "Green Book"

Our movie this month is “Green Book” (2019). When Tony Lip (Viggo Mortensen), a bouncer from an Italian-American neighborhood in the Bronx, is hired to drive Dr. Don Shirley (Mahershala Ali), a world-class black pianist, on a concert tour from Manhattan to the Deep South, they must rely on “The Green Book” to guide them to the few establishments that were then safe for African-Americans. Confronted with racism, danger as well as unexpected humanity and humor—they are forced to set aside differences to survive and thrive on the journey of a lifetime. Our movie series is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Advance sign-up is requested, but not required. Click here to sign up.

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