Memoirs & Coffee – with Pat Kennedy-Grant Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth (2018) • Sarah Smarsh It’s an uncompromising look at class, identity, and the particular perils of having less in a country known for its excess. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!
Are you tired of just replying to texts and emails and refreshing your newsfeed? Do you have a gnawing sense that life should be about more than just earning money and then relaxing at the end of the day? Come hear how philosophy can help us think about ourselves, our relationships, and the contemporary world in our new program series led by Bernardsville resident Philip Walsh. Dr. Walsh has a PhD in philosophy from the University of California, Irvine and is … 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.
Our movie this month is “The Death of Stalin: A Comedy of Terrors” (2018). When tyrannical dictator Joseph Stalin dies in 1953, his parasitic cronies square off in a frantic power struggle to become the next Soviet leader. Among the contenders are the dweebish Georgy Malenkov, the wily Nikita Khrushchev and Lavrenti Beria,the sadistic secret police chief. As they bumble, brawl and back-stab their way to the top, the question remains: just who is running the government? Our movie series … Continue reading
In Shakespeare’s plays, women are far outnumbered by men, yet they are among his most compelling characters. Veteran actress Ellen Barry will take us on a memorable journey as she performs and discusses a wide range of the Bard’s female characters, from ingénues to leading ladies to character women and finally crones. Along the way, she shares memories of her own experiences as the woebegone Helena in “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the saint-like Hermione in “The Winter’s Tale,” and the comic … Continue reading
Paintings by Joanne Bodnar On view: January 3-30, 2019 Joanne Smith Bodnar is a watercolor and pastel artist. Traditional and creative whimsical pieces make up most of her painting subject matter. She has been a painter and teacher for over 35 years. Design and color are strong components of her work. Music, a play on words and finding unusual objects for subject matter influence the compositions of her paintings. Many of her paintings are inspired from just one object, from which … Continue reading
Our new workshop series led by Andrea Mastrobattista will center on topics to help people on healing journeys, whether they be physical, psychological, emotional, or any combination of those three. Topics will include: family, friends, giving and receiving, care for caregivers, priorities, returning to your optimum health and more. Andrea will draw on the lessons she learned throughout her own healing journey in 2018 and how she discovered what is truly most important in her life. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. … Continue reading
Saturday Samplers Warlight (2018) • Michael Ondaatje A vivid, thrilling novel of violence and love, intrigue and desire set in 1945, when London is still reeling from the Blitz and years of war. No sign-up is needed. Just come!
Simon Mandal is one of the most popular corporate magicians in America. He’ll perform an hour of hilarious and exciting magic that you have to see to believe! Due to the sophisticated style of his magic, this program is tailored for adults only. Mr. Mandal, a Bernardsville resident, performs at corporate and private events worldwide, bringing laughter and amazement to sophisticated and discerning people. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.
Build on our previous smartphone sessions in Power Tips for iPhone Users. We’ll cover 17 (give or take!) more tips that will take your iPhone skills to the next level. Note that you’ll need a basic understanding of the iPhone to get the most out of this session, but prior attendance is not required. This session will only look at the iPhone device and will cover up to the latest IOS release. Presenter: Alexandria Arnold, Director at Bernardsville Library This … Continue reading