City Winds Trio to Perform Ragtime Music

February 12, 2020 by
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The Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library will host a free concert by City Winds Trio on Sunday, February 23 at 3:00 pm in the library’s Community Room.  The group will celebrate the great American music known as Ragtime, performing music by Scott Joplin, the King of Ragtime, and Charles “luckith” Roberts.  Each selection will be introduced with historical information and context.  The trio will also answer questions about the music. The performers are Crispian Fordham, flute; Meredyth Coleman, oboe; and … Continue reading

Thinking Out Loud: What is Faith?

February 8, 2020 by
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On Wednesday, February 12 at 7:00 pm, Dr. Philip Walsh will present the next topic in his series, “Thinking Out Loud: A Philosophical Perspective on Contemporary Issues.”  His subject: “What is Faith? A Philosophical Inquiry.” “What does it mean to ‘have faith’ or “be faithful” or ‘be a person of faith’?” asked Dr. Walsh, “This talk will conduct a conceptual analysis of faith.  Is faith the same as belief?  Does it need to be based on evidence?  Is faith voluntary … Continue reading

A Hole Lot of Fun! Mini Golf in the Library

January 28, 2020 by
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On Saturday, February 8, 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. … Continue reading

Niagara

January 24, 2020 by
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On Tuesday, January 28 at 7:00 pm, 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 … Continue reading

Reach for the Top

May 16, 2016 by
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The pinnacle of success in life is built upon a foundation of hard work; it’s nearly impossible to achieve goals without it. Whether you’re a student writing a research paper, an adult seeking career advancement, a foreign-language speaker learning English, or a curious mind expanding your knowledge base, the public library provides you with the tools and inspiration necessary to get to the top. Best of all, these resources are abundant and free to you. We think the first step on your way … Continue reading

September Selfies for Library Card Sign-Up Month!

August 29, 2015 by
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    While libraries are observing Library Card Sign-Up Month in September, Bernardsville Library will celebrate its members by affording them a fun social media opportunity. New card holders and those who already have a Bernardsville Library card are invited to get “framed” by holding up the special “I Got Carded At Bernardsville Library” picture frame and snapping a selfie. What better way to show one’s pride in being a card-carrying member of the greatest free institution of learning, enrichment, and enjoyment – the … Continue reading

Go Walk in the Woods or Go-Pro

October 31, 2014 by
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Now that our month-long One Book Bernardsville event centered around Bill Bryson’s A Walk in the Woods is winding down, we wonder whether you’ve actually been inspired to take a sustained hike or walk in the woods?  Have you tried a bit of the Appalachian Trail with our group who hiked to Sunfish Pond recently?             Did you learn about wildlife at Lord Stirling Park or look for migrating raptors at Scherman Hoffman Sanctuary?  We … Continue reading

“I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.”

September 29, 2014 by
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In October, Bernardsville Public Library will host a month-long community reading event known as One Book Bernardsville.  A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail by Bill Bryson has been selected as our One Book.  To become better acquainted with the author, please view the enjoyable video posted below. Bill Bryson’s 1989 book, The Lost Continent: Travels in Small-Town America, begins with the words “I come from Des Moines. Somebody had to.”  That opening line also kicks off this video about … Continue reading

One Book Bernardsville

June 26, 2014 by
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  Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to announce that Bill Bryson’s memoir, A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail, has been selected for its first “One Book Bernardsville” event to take place in October. During this month, our community of readers and area book groups are invited to participate in this shared reading experience.  The library will provide assistance for book groups wishing to participate, and copies of the book will be made available. In addition, … Continue reading