Adult Programs


Upcoming Events

Date/Time
Event
10/25/2019
10:00 AM

Meditation, Serenity

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.

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10/25/2019
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "Long Shot"

Our movie this month is “Long Shot” (2019) starring Seth Rogen as Fred Flarsky, a gifted and free-spirited journalist with an affinity for trouble, and Charlize Theron as Charlotte Field, one of the most influential women in the world. The two have nothing in common, except that she was his babysitter and childhood crush. When Fred unexpectedly reconnects with Charlotte as she prepares to make a run for the Presidency, she impulsively hires Fred as her speechwriter, much to the dismay of her trusted advisors. However, sparks fly as their unmistakable chemistry leads to a round-the-world romance and a series of unexpected and dangerous incidents. 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.

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10/27/2019
2:00 PM

Tea and Conversation with Grace Schulman

Join us for tea and conversation as Julie Maloney, Director of Women Reading Aloud, conducts an up-close and personal interview with Grace Schulman, a literary icon in the poetry world. In 2016, she was awarded The Poetry Society of America’s highest award, the Frost Medal, presented annually for distinguished lifetime achievement in poetry. Last year, she published “Strange Paradise: Portrait of a Marriage” about the marriage she shared with her husband of many years and his physical decline. She has also published six collections of poetry and a collection of essays which reflects on her life as a writer and reader. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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10/29/2019
6:30 PM

Tabletop Gaming Night

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. Free. No sign-up is needed. Just come! We’ll meet in the library rotunda.

 

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10/30/2019
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Gentle Chair Yoga

Chair yogaChair 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 is Wednesdays, October 30-December 4. The total cost for the session is $40.00. This program is a partnership of Bernardsville Library and Bernardsville Recreation. Register through Bernardsville Recreation’s Community Pass portal. Click here to register.

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10/30/2019
7:00 PM

Creating A Dynamic Job Portfolio

The job market continues to change, as does the way we look for work. This workshop examines the value of presenting yourself as a complete package by using a resume as an introduction to an employer and backing it up with a portfolio presented at the interview. Jan Goodman, Career Coach and Community Outreach Specialist, will cover writing the resume,
 creating a noticeable package, cover letters, personal branding, and much more. Free. Advance sign-up is encouraged. Click here to sign up.

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10/30/2019
7:00 PM

Healing Lessons

Plan Your Future Now
The Healing Lessons workshop series, led by Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista, focuses on topics that 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 over the past 21 months, and shares how she discovered what is truly most important in her life. At the beginning of the month, we talked about setbacks. They have a tendency to stop us in our tracks, but we don’t have to. Come to this workshop to learn how to break out of your holding pattern and look forward to your future. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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11/02/2019
3:30 PM

Unsheltered

Saturday Samplers
Unsheltered (2018) • Barbara Kingsolver
This is the story of two families, in two centuries, who live at the corner of Sixth and Plum in Vineland, NJ, as they navigate the challenges of surviving a world in the throes of major cultural shifts. It’s a timely novel that interweaves past and present to explore the human capacity for resiliency and compassion in times of great upheaval. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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11/03/2019
3:00 PM

Sundays at Three: Gladius

Free concert by Gladius, a classical/Flamenco guitarist from Atlanta. Inspired by the great composers, Spanish guitar maestros and much more, Gladius fuses the elements into a refreshing formula—evoking the Spanish spirit, yet distinctly unorthodox, mixing influences ranging from classical to rock and beyond. In an era when expertise and originality are often overlooked in lieu of fleeting flash and flare, Gladius defines innovation as a composer and mastery as an instrumentalist—perpetually pushing the boundaries of his Baroque-Ethnic-Metal fusion—on both the classical and electric guitar. This free concert is funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. Doors open at 2:45 pm. Free. No sign-up is needed.

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11/08/2019
10:00 AM

Meditation, Serenity

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.

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11/13/2019
7:00 PM

"After the Ravages of War": A Discussion of Vietnam

Hoi An, Vietnam

This talk will coincide with Dr. Douglas Munch’s November exhibition in the Community Room of photographs taken in Vietnam and Cambodia. After a review of the historical background of French involvement in Vietnam, the Geneva Agreements, the division of the country into North and South regions, and U.S. involvement, Dr. Munch will discuss several aspects of the Vietnam War and then focus on modern Vietnam, its beauty, tradition, people and economy, as he saw it in 2018. Vietnam is a growing and youthful country that seems to have great potential. Join our discussion to learn why. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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11/16/2019
3:00 PM

Saturday Crafters

crafters2Work 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. [There will be no meeting in December.]

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11/20/2019
7:00 PM

Healing Lessons

2019: The Year in Review
The Healing Lessons workshop series, led by Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista, focuses on topics that 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 over the past 21 months, and shares how she discovered what is truly most important in her life. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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11/22/2019
10:00 AM

Meditation, Serenity

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.

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11/22/2019
2:00 PM

Friday Afternoon at the Movies: "To Kill A Mockingbird"

Our movie this month is the classic “To Kill A Mockingbird” (1962) based on Harper Lee’s Pulitzer Prize-winning autobiographical novel. Set in a small Alabama town in the 1930s, the story focuses on scrupulously honest, highly respected lawyer Atticus Finch, magnificently embodied by Gregory Peck. Finch puts his career on the line when he agrees to represent Tom Robinson (Brock Peters), a black man accused of rape. 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.

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12/01/2019
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Becoming Teacher & Student at a Girls' School in Tanzania

On view: December 1 – 29, 2019
Opening Reception & Talk: Sunday, December 1, 2:00-4:00 pm
Over the past three years, Jean Merrill, a resident of Morristown, has spent time volunteering at a secondary school for girls in Morogoro, Tanzania, teaching an intense course in English fluency for those students about to enter high school. Photographs from this teaching experience are the topic of this exhibit and lecture. “I have tried to capture the environment of a school for young girls who have been rescued from early marriage, pregnancy, child labor, sex trafficking, or elder care,” she says, “I was their teacher. But along my journey, they became my teachers and I their student.”  Free. Click here to register. [Pictured: “Just after cleaning the blackboards, SEGA Girls’ School, Morogoro, Tanzania”]

 

 

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12/03/2019
11:00 AM

Holiday Craft: Easy Holiday Treats

Making truffles may seem ambitious, but once you learn the secret to these easy and elegant treats you’ll never be without the perfect homemade gift or tasty contribution to any holiday party. Attendees will make and taste several flavors of both sweet and savory truffles. Tammy Shaw will lead this program for adults. Materials will be provided. It’s free, but advance registration is required. Click here to sign up.

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12/05/2019
11:00 AM

Holiday Craft: Gift Wrap Workshop

Alexandria Arnold will lead this program for adults. Materials will be provided. It’s free, but space is limited and advance registration is required. Click here to sign up.

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12/08/2019
2:00 PM

How the Somerset Hills Became the Somerset Hills

This illustrated presentation by noted local historian W. Barry Thomson will cover the cultural, economic, and social factors that set in motion the so-called “Country House Era” that began in the 1870s, and how those factors played out in the Somerset Hills. The presentation will discuss the when, why, and how the beautiful rolling hills of northern Somerset and nearby Morris counties became “The Somerset Hills,” and the social cachet that came to be associated with that name. Mr. Thomson will cover the rise of the “New Money” plutocrats after the Civil War, how they lived and spent their vast incomes during what Mark Twain termed the “Gilded Age,” and how they worked to assimilate themselves into “Old Money” society. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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12/09/2019
7:00 PM

My Feet Ache, Now What?

Don’t let foot pain stop you from dancing into the holiday season! Foot, heel and arch pain can occur for a variety of reasons, and the pain can be more severe with certain types of footwear, especially dress shoes. In this presentation by Podiatrist Marco Ucciferri, DPM, FACFAS, of the Summit Medical Group, learn about common foot pain conditions, such as plantar fasciitis (heel pain), Morton’s neuroma (feeling of a pebble or folding sock in foot), other foot pain conditions, and the many treatment methods used to alleviate pain. Free. Advance sign-up is requested. Click here to sign up.

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