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. Led by Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.
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.
Join our challenge to read fifty books in a year. The group meets several times a year for reading suggestions, feedback and refreshments. Link here to our 50 Book Challenge resources. New members are always welcome. To be added to our email list and stay up to date on the 50 Book Challenge, email email@example.com. Free. No sign-up is needed.
Join Kevin Woyce for an illustrated tour of the Niagara River, from its historic bridges and forts to modern-day parks and tourist attractions. Discover how the river, falls and gorge formed, and see how they have changed over the years. He will also introduce the river’s explorers and settlers; daredevils who risked their lives for fame or fortune; businessmen who harnessed the falls’ power; and the conservationists and visionaries who saved the falls for generations of visitors. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign … Continue reading
Kurt Vonnegut has said, “I am a human being, not a human doing.” Many live by one modality or the other, but when we combine the two, we are our best selves. At this first workshop of 2020, join Andrea Mastrobattista to talk about the differences between and similarities of being and doing, and how to integrate the two to create and live our most fulfilling and inspiring lives. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.
On view: January 5-30, 2020 A resident of Bernardsville, Ms. Pierson’s lifelong love of painting and appreciation of art began with a childhood interest in drawing. It grew to include a fascination with color, design and texture. The paintings will show her progression, over the years, from early portraits, still-lifes and landscapes to more recent dives into abstraction using cold wax and oil as a new medium.
Photographs by Students in the Bernardsville Middle School Photography Club On view: February 1 – March 1, 2020 Over the last few months, students from the Bernardsville Middle School Photography Club have been exploring the world of photography by learning new techniques and capturing breathtaking images. Students in the club practice setting up the perfect shot, finding unique angles, and utilizing basic lighting techniques. This club offers an opportunity for students of all skill levels, in grades 5-8, to experience a … Continue reading
Saturday Samplers The Overstory (2019) • Richard Powers From the roots to the crown and back to the seeds, Richard Powers’s twelfth novel unfolds in concentric rings of interlocking fables that range from antebellum New York to the late twentieth-century Timber Wars of the Pacific Northwest and beyond. Free. No sign-up is needed.
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 … Continue reading
The Mayor’s Wellness Campaign Committee is sponsoring a “Winter Wellness Crawl.” Participants will be able to sample different classes at local fitness centers, get private consultations with stylists, chair massages, and much more. The event starts at 9:00 am in the Library’s Community room where there will be vendor tables, demonstrations and class tickets. The “Crawl” will begin at 10:30 am and end back at the Library for prize drawings at 12:30 pm. There is no cost for the Crawl, … Continue reading