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

01/24/2020
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "The Farewell"

Our movie this month is “The Farewell” (2019). Billi’s family returns to China under the guise of a fake wedding to stealthily say goodbye to their beloved matriarch — the only person who doesn’t know she only has a few weeks to live. 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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02/08/2020
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM

A Hole Lot of Fun! Mini Golf at the Library

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. Don’t miss the raffle with more than 25 baskets! All funds raised will benefit the library. Click here for more details.

 

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02/23/2020
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: City Winds Trio

Join us for this free concert celebrating the great American music called Ragtime. City Winds Trio will perform music by Scott Joplin, the King of Ragtime, and Charles “luckith” Roberts. Each selection will be introduced with some historical information and context. The trio will also be available for questions. The performers are Crispian Fordham, flute; Meredyth Coleman, oboe; and Yuki Higashi, bassoon. This concert is funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Doors open at 2:45 pm. No sign-up is needed.

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02/28/2020
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "Capernaum"

Our movie this month is “Capernaum” (2018). After running away from his negligent parents, committing a violent crime and being sentenced to five years in jail, a hardened, streetwise 12-year-old Lebanese boy sues his parents in protest of the life they have given him. 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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03/27/2020
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies - "Marianne & Leonard: Words of Love"

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 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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04/24/2020
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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