Meditation, Serenity

April 26, 2019 by
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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.

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?”

April 26, 2019 by
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Our movie this month is “Won’t You Be My Neighbor?” (2018), an intimate portrait of Fred Rogers, a creative genius who inspired generations of children with compassion and limitless imagination. His show “Mister Rogers’ Neighborhood” was one of the longest-running series on PBS. It wrapped production in 2000 after 31 seasons, but PBS continuously ran reruns of the series through August 2008. Our movie series is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. Advance sign-up is requested, but not … Continue reading

Fifty Book Challenge

April 27, 2019 by
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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. Free. Click here to email Pat Kennedy-Grant to receive meeting reminders and other information.

Viva Vallenato! Folk Music of Colombia

April 28, 2019 by
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The Viva Vallenato Cumbia Band will perform the electrifying folk music of Colombia, South America for our Sundays at Three concert. The rhythms will make you dance! The accordion will sing to your soul! These happy songs contain the cultural memory of a people with roots in Africa, Native America and Europe. Learn the stories behind this unique music, and come dance the cumbia with Viva Vallenato! This program is funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Free. … Continue reading

The Library Book

May 4, 2019 by
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Saturday Samplers The Library Book (2018) • Susan Orlean Susan Orlean chronicles the Los Angeles Public Library fire in 1986 which consumed 400,000 books and damaged 700,000 more. She delves into its aftermath to showcase the larger, crucial role that libraries play in our lives. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!

From the Wild: Nature Impressed

May 5, 2019 by
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On view: May 1-May 31, 2019 Artist’s Reception: Sunday, May 5, 2:00-4:00 pm Illustrating the beauty, diversity and inter-connectedness of the natural world, artist Lisa Madson uses a variety of media in her work. Prominently featured is the steam transfer process called eco-dying where leaves, ferns and other natural elements are printed using tannins, soot and ink over a steam tray. The prints are then colored and covered with an encaustic mix. Other pieces included in the show utilize various … Continue reading

What Helps?

May 9, 2019 by
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May is Mental Health Awareness Month, and Jay Yudof from the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) will present a talk known as “What Helps.” Mr. Yudof is NAMI NJ’s Recovery Programs Coordinator and a Certified Psychiatric Practitioner. Part of the Alliance’s Hearts & Minds program, this session will be a focused overview of topics including peer support; the basics of maintaining mental wellness; resources for seeking mental health care; and helping someone with a mental health issue. A question … Continue reading

Meditation, Serenity

May 10, 2019 by
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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.

Saturday Crafters

May 11, 2019 by
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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.

Let’s Talk About It: MYSTERIES

May 15, 2019 by
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If you are a fan of mysteries, join us to talk to people of like mind. Come share your favorite titles and get some great reading suggestions from others. Analyze characters; talk about the authors you like best and why; discuss what goes into concocting a thrilling and successful story. Light refreshments will be served. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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