Bruce Springsteen expects attentiveness of his listeners. How do we know this? Over the past 50 years, Springsteen has written songs and created music that have been experienced by countless fans. But many don’t know the extent to which his work has been influenced by the American folk tradition. Through experimental reinterpretation and the creation of new traditions, The Boss has worked within known folk traditions, but at the same time, created new sounds and messages. In this program presented … Continue reading
PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGE. Join us to watch “Three Identical Strangers” (2018). Identical triplets become separated at birth and are adopted by three different families. Years later, their amazing reunion becomes a global sensation, but it also unearths an unimaginable secret that has radical repercussions. 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.
Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant Famous Father Girl: A Memoir of Growing Up Bernstein (2018) • Jamie Bernstein The oldest daughter of revered composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein offers a rare look at her father on the centennial of his birth in a deeply intimate and broadly evocative memoir. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!
Our workshop series, led by Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista, centers on topics to help people on healing journeys, whether they be physical, psychological, emotional, or any combination of those three. Andrea draws on the lessons she learned throughout her healing journey in 2018, and how she also discovered what is truly most important in her life, to help others succeed on their own journeys. The theme at this meeting is “Keeping It Real: Transparency and Vulnerability Throughout the Healing Journey.” At this … Continue reading
Follow through on your intention to learn and practice meditation. We will explore different types of meditation with a time of sharing to follow for those who are so inclined. First timers and those with any meditation experience are welcome. This meditation program is led by Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.
June 28, 2019
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On view: June 2-June 28, 2019 Hiking and camping while young introduced Larry Kerner to the grandeur of nature and gave him respect for the preservation of wilderness. The West Coast piqued his interest, and he began capturing images on film in color and in black and white. Since then, his camera has been his eyes. His interpretations range from cloud capped canyons to tumbling mountain streams and waterfalls. Mr. Kerner is a member of the Chatham Township Art League … Continue reading
July 2, 2019
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On view: July 2-July 30, 2019 Renee Post, graphic designer and retired teacher, lives in Whitehouse Station. “To me, art is an adventure,” she says, “I experiment and explore with brushstrokes, color, texture and lighting. The exploration is always moving forward. Starting with a figure or perhaps a shape or lines, my approach to painting is expressive. Feelings, empathy, and humanity drive me to respond to the flow and viscosity of the paint. Looking at art is a dialogue between … Continue reading
Follow through on your intention to learn and practice meditation. We will explore different types of meditation with a time of sharing to follow for those who are so inclined. First timers and those with any meditation experience are welcome. This meditation program is led by Mary Bodenstein and Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.
Board certified coach Diane Penola will present “Living by Design Rather than Default,” an interactive workshop focusing on creating strategies which promote positive change in your life. “Be a coach, not a critic,” she says. Ms. Penola will cover topics such as improving self-image as a function of conquering the internal dialogue; composing affirmations that neutralize negative thoughts and encourage new behavior patterns; and using playful visual images to aid in building new habits. She will also provide guidance in the … Continue reading
Work on your own projects, get tips and chat with the group. You’ll also find out about new library craft resources. Free. No sign-up is needed.