Keep Calm And Carry On With “All Things Downton”

May 9, 2013 by
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Need some help to get through the off season of Downton Abbey?  Chin up, we have a new library display entitled “All Things Downton.”  As you enter the library you will be greeted by a comprehensive selection of period literature and dvds exploring 20th century British fiction and history.  Read-alikes/view-alikes to the Downton Abbey PBS series are showcased throughout the display.  Featured videos include The Cazelets, Brideshead Revisited, The Forsyte Saga, and, of course, Upstairs, Downstairs.  When not on reserve, … Continue reading

Stiff Upper Lip

June 7, 2012 by
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  Royalists, are you feeling rather flat after the finale of the queen’s Diamond Jubilee celebration this week?  All that pomp and circumstance, all that ceremony and tradition, over and done with so soon. Well, if you’re lucky enough to  live in our vicinity, pop on over to Bernardsville Library’s very own British Collection for your fix of all things British in the medium of film. Click here for more information about the British Collection. Then put the kettle on for a … Continue reading

Queen of The British Collection

August 19, 2011 by
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Bernardsville Public Library’s renowned collection of British films and television series continues to attract a borrowing public looking for shows with that special British humor, flair, historical interest and literary depth.  Staff member Susan Popper, a fan of  British film, recognized the public’s growing demand for these items five years ago and created a section among our videotapes and dvds devoted entirely to the British material.  She named it The British Collection, and the rest was history. Our customers can’t get … Continue reading

Religion Lite

May 28, 2009 by
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photo source: Bernardsville Public Library Join the many fans of British television series Ballykissangel, Father Ted, and The Vicar of Dibley who have “seen the light” and who thank heaven for a good laugh. Ecclesiastical humor, inspired characters, and heavenly scenery combine in these shows to provide a divine experience for faithful viewers. To have your own moment of conversion, check out a season or two of epidsodes, now on dvd at Bernardsville Public Library. You are sure to chortle, … Continue reading

Are You Looking For Something Good To Watch?

January 7, 2009 by
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Exasperated with the state of U.S. television, a number of patrons have discovered our very own antidote – The British Collection, featuring a wide selection of British television series and PBS adaptations. Assembled by staff member Susan Popper, the British Collection contains both dvds and videotapes of popular older British TV series such as All Creatures Great and Small as well as newer shows, includingRosemary and Thyme, a series about female horticulturalists who take on amateur detective work and Campion, … Continue reading