POSTPONED: Yoga Basics

April 7, 2020 by
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Suitable for all students, this class offers an integrated sequence of poses designed to warm up the body and then work toward a specific intention within the natural movements of the spine. Pranayama (breath work) and a final deep relaxation are integral to every class. The dates for this six-week session will be determined after the current health crisis has passed. The total cost is $40.00. Please bring a yoga mat; a yoga blanket is helpful, although not required. This program is a … Continue reading

POSTPONED: Gentle Chair Yoga

April 8, 2020 by
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Chair yoga is a gentle form of yoga that is practiced sitting on a chair or standing using a chair for support. The postures are adaptations of traditional yoga poses which offer increased strength, flexibility, body and breath awareness and overall vitality. This chair yoga class is open to everyone, and no prior yoga experience is needed. The schedule for this six-week session will be determined when current health crisis has passed. The total cost for the session is $40.00. This program is … Continue reading

CANCELLED: Tabletop Gaming Night

April 15, 2020 by
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Bring your friends for a night of fun playing all of your favorite tabletop games! Thanks to our sponsor, Bearded Dragon Games, we will have Settlers of Catan, One Night Werewolf, Pandemic and more. We also encourage you to bring your own games like Magic: The Gathering cards. This event is for adults ages 18 and up. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come!  

“Beyond the Ghetto Gates” – Meet Author Michelle Cameron

April 16, 2020 by
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We are trying to set up a virtual meeting with author Michelle Cameron to talk about her newly published book, “Beyond the Ghetto Gates.” A coming-of age story wrapped up in startling historical events, the book reveals a time in history few know about. Influenced by her experience living in Israel for more than a decade and learning of Napoleon’s history with Italy’s ghetto gates, Ms. Cameron, who is director of the Writers Circle, an NJ based organization that offers creative … Continue reading

POSTPONED: Fifty Book Challenge

April 18, 2020 by
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A new date will be scheduled when the COVID-19 health crisis has passed. 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 librarian@bernardsvillelibrary.org. Free. No sign-up is needed.

CANCELLED: Saturday Crafters

April 18, 2020 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.

POSTPONED: Apps for Planning Great Day Trips

April 22, 2020 by
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We will reschedule this program when the COVID-19 crisis has abated. Planning a day trip in a new city can be daunting. We will discuss apps that can help you choose a restaurant for lunch, find parking, download museum audio tours, locate restrooms, and much more. Come learn about some of the ways that technology makes planning easier so you can make the most of your next day trip! Presenter: Sarah Gillis, Technical Services Supervisor at Bernardsville Library

Meditation, Serenity

April 24, 2020 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. Led by Jean Leigh. Free. No sign-up is needed.

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: “Marianne & Leonard”

April 24, 2020 by
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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 a 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 … Continue reading

George Post’s Grotesques

April 25, 2020 by
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Local historian W. Barry Thomson will give an illustrated presentation about the grotesques designed some 120 years ago by the architectural firm of George B. Post & Sons for the new Gothic-style campus in upper Manhattan for the College of the City of New York. First, small plaster models were designed for more than 600 large-scale grotesques in terra cotta. Some of these plaster models were later placed by Post around the cornice of the library in his new Claremont … Continue reading

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