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Upcoming Events at Bernardsville Public Library

Make Colorful Turkey Puppets

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 from 4:30pm to 5:15pm
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Healing Lessons - The Year In Review

Wednesday, Nov 20, 2019 at 7:00pm
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Friday Afternoon at the Movies

Friday, Nov 22, 2019 at 2:00pm
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Recent News

Bernardsville Library Collecting Books for Kids

Once again this year during the holiday season, Bernardsville Library is collecting new books for infants through teens for distribution to children who have limited access to books. Members of the community are invited to bring a new, unwrapped…

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Bernardsville Library Hosts Programs While School is Out

Bernardsville Public Library can fill the void when our public schools are closed on Thursday and Friday, November 7th and 8th.On Thursday, November 7, children can join with Pearl Observatory to build Little Al, an Allosaurus dinosaur…

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Bernardsville Library Summer Reading Kicks Off

Blast off the summer at the Bernardsville Public Library!  The summer reading theme this year is a “Universe of Stories,” and on Monday, June 24 from 5:00 to 8:00 pm, the Library will be transformed into an Out-of-This-World’s…

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Local Author to Speak about Her New Book at Bernardsville Library

On Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 pm, Bernardsville author Donna Baier Stein will speak at Bernardsville Public Library about her new book, “Scenes from the Heartland: Stories Based on Lithographs by Thomas Hart Benton.”  Illustrating her…

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Author of “Finding Kate” to Speak at Bernardsville Library

It was an unlikely journey for historian Meryl Carmel.  When she took a walk through a Natirar one afternoon in 2007, she never dreamed it would lead to ten years of research tracking down the little-known story of Kate Macy Ladd, a Gilded Age…

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Saturday Samplers Book Group to Discuss 'The Library Book'

Bernardsville Library’s book group, Saturday Samplers, will meet on Saturday, May 4 at 3:30 pm to discuss "The Library Book" (2018) by Susan Orlean.  [The author will not be present.] The book describes the disastrous fire on April 28,…

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Mental Health Awareness Month: What Helps?

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” at Bernardsville Public Library on Thursday, May 9 at 7:00 pm.  Part of the…

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The Secret of 10 and 10 Organizing at Bernardsville Public Library

Join us at Bernardsville Public Library for a humorous look at the common pitfalls of getting organized. Got clutter? If you have too much stuff and not enough time to go through it all, this is the class for you! Enjoy a few laughs while making a…

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New Jersey Photography Forum Presents Impressionistic Images at Bernardsville Library in February

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present an exhibition of "Impressionistic Images," photographs by members of the Exhibition Committee of the New Jersey Photography Forum, during the month of February.  The show opens on February…

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Paintings by Joanne Bodnar on Display at Bernardsville Library in January

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present "Landscapes, Florals and Still-Lifes in Watercolor and Pastel," an exhibition of paintings by Joanne Bodnar, a resident of Whitehouse Station, NJ, during the month of January.  The show will be…

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Portrait Drawings by Andrea K Schneider to be Shown at Bernardsville Library in August

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to announce its August exhibition: "Portrait Drawings” by Andrea K Schneider.  "Drawing has always been my first love of art, and portrait drawing specifically has been a long time goal— to…

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Bernardsville Library Summer Reading Kicks Off with Carnival & Tall Buildings Exhibit

Take a trip around the world at Bernardsville Public Library’s World’s Fair featuring the Bedwell Builders’ Architecture Museum from Wednesday, June 27th to Tuesday, July 3.  The Bedwell Builders are an incredible team of 3rd…

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Envisioned - Photography and Digital Art by Charles T. Miller

During the month of May, Bernardsville Public Library will feature works by photographer, digital artist and fashion designer Charles T. Miller.  On exhibition will be a variety of images as “envisioned” by the artist.  The…

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Serious Fun: Use Your Device to Improve Your Life , September - January 2018

It can be hard to keep up with the ever-changing digital world, and so Bernards Township Library and Bernardsville Library have teamed up again this fall to offer another series of classes “Serious Fun: Use Your Device to Improve Your Life,"…

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Bernardsville Library Teams up with Bedwell for a Pop-up Exhibition Celebrating Space

The Bernardsville Public Library is partnering with Bedwell teacher Allen Thurlow and his students to host 72 Hours of Space: A Pop-up Museum, on view at the library from 4:00 PM Monday, July 17 through 2:00 PM Thursday, July 20.  This limited…

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Serious Fun: Use Your Device to Improve Your Life

Serious Fun: Use Your Device to Improve Your Life: New Computer Classes Offered at Local LibrariesIt can be hard to keep up with the ever-changing digital world and so Bernards Township Library and Bernardsville Library are teaming up to offer a…

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Touring Exhibition - Welcome Neighbor: Sharing Cultural Art Traditions II at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library welcomes the public to an art exhibition displaying 17 different indigenous art traditions by diverse artists. “Welcome Neighbor: Sharing Cultural Art Traditions II” It features both two- and three-dimensional art.…

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Bernardsville Library is a Five Star Library Again

We are pleased to announce that, for the eighth consecutive year, Bernardsville Public Library has been ranked a Five Star Library by Library Journal, whose rankings were just released.  It is one of two five-star libraries in New Jersey in its…

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Bernardsville Library's Summer Reading Kicks Off

Get ready for a summer of fun and fitness at Bernardsville Public Library. This summer's reading theme for children is “On Your Mark, Get Set…READ!” and kicking off the fun is Jester Jim, a New York juggler, comedian and magician.Children and…

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Bernardsville Public Library Receives Early Literacy Award

The New Jersey State Library has honored Bernardsville Public Library with the 2016 Best Practices in Early Literacy Award for Reading Rumpus, an immersive story time program that relies on active participation. The award is given to four libraries…

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2nd Annual New Jersey Makers Day at Bernardsville Library

On this day, communities around the state offer hands-on programming opportunities, demonstrations and displays celebrating the maker culture. There is no charge to attend. Just drop in; no sign-up is needed and light refreshments will be…

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Exhibition - Art by Jean Davidson: An Exploration of Art Media

February Exhibition at Bernardsville Library Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present “Art by Jean Davidson: An Exploration of Art Media” during the month of February.  Jean Davidson is a self-taught artist; her entry into the world…

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VITA Tax Assistance at Two Local Libraries

A retired engineering manager, a teacher, a financial analyst, and a retired IT professional are among a group of dedicated volunteers who are delivering the Volunteer Income Tax Assistance (VITA) program at the Bernardsville and Bernards Township…

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Memoirs and Coffee Book Group to Meet at Bernardsville Public Library

The next meeting of Bernardsville Public Library’s book discussion group, Memoirs and Coffee, will be held in the library’s Community Room. Manager Pat Kennedy-Grant will lead the discussion of "Hold Still: A Memoir with Photographs" (2015) by…

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Paintings by Nancy Pierson on View at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Nancy Pierson during the month of January.  A resident of Bernardsville, Ms. Pierson’s lifelong love of painting and appreciation of art began with a childhood…

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Bernardsville Public Library Selects New Director

The Board of Trustees of Bernardsville Public Library has selected Alexandria Arnold as the library’s new Executive Director. She will begin in this position on January 4, 2016.Terry Thompson, president of the Board of Trustees, said of Ms.…

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Bernardsville Library is a Five Star Library Again

We are pleased to announce that, for the seventh consecutive year, Bernardsville Public Library has been ranked a Five Star Library by Library Journal, whose rankings were released in early November. It is one of two five-star libraries in New…

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USDA Loan Repayment Awards $4.5 Million to Ensure Access to Veterinary Services in Rural Communities

WASHINGTON, DC---The U.S. Department of Agriculture on Nov. 6, 2015 awarded more than $4.5 million to 49 American veterinarians to help repay a portion of their veterinary school loans in return for serving in areas lacking sufficient veterinary…

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Practical Advice for Writing a Screenplay

Do you have an idea that everyone has told you would make a terrific movie? If so, come to Bernardsville Public Library to hear professional screenwriter and producer Wayne Behar tell you how to make it happen. The discussion will include…

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New Jersey Watercolor Society to Exhibit at Bernardsville Library

During the month of November, Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present a special exhibition of work by associate members of the New Jersey Watercolor Society. The public is invited to the opening reception and award ceremony from 2:00 to…

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Tea and Conversation with Kamy Wicoff

Join us for tea and conversation as Julie Maloney, Director of Women Reading Aloud, conducts an up-close and personal interview with Kamy Wicoff, the Brooklyn-based author of the new novel "Wishful Thinking," at Bernardsville Public Library.…

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Paintings by Andrea Gianchiglia and Her Students: October Exhibition

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings during the month of October by Andrea Gianchiglia and her adult students at the Center for Contemporary Art in Bedminster.  Ms. Gianchiglia, who lives in Califon, New…

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Tanzania: A Wildlife Odyssey - September Exhibition at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present an exhibition of beautiful wildlife photographs by Steve Kanan during the month of September.  The show will be on view in the library’s Community Room, during regular library hours unless a…

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English-As-A-Second-Language Classes Begin at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library’s next session of English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) classes will begin. There is no charge to attend and students may sign up for more than one timeslot if they wish.  At the first session, students will be divided…

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Sign Up For The Smartest Card At Bernardsville Public Library

Bernardsville Public Library wants to make sure that everyone in Bernardsville has the smartest card of all—a library card.  September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when Bernardsville Library joins with the American Library Association…

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Paintings by Lorraine Robertson: September Exhibition at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by New Jersey artist Lorraine Robertson during the month of September.  Lorraine Robertson, a resident of Chester, is an award-winning artist who paints mainly in oil,…

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Bernardsville Library's Summer Reading Club Continues Through August

Although the summer is drawing to a close, Bernardsville Public Library's Summer Reading program, Every Hero Has a Story, is still going strong.  To celebrate all the readers who participated in the program, the Friends of the Bernardsville Library…

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Paintings by James Cusmano on Exhibit in July at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by James Cusmano during the month of July. Mr. Cusmano says of his work, "I strive to create images of beauty inspired by the amazing colors, textures and compositions…

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Live Your Most Fulfilling Life at Bernardsville Public Library

The next meeting of Bernardsville Library's inspirational workshop series, "Live Your Most Fulfilling Life".  Everyone needs allies to help them, and at this workshop, Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista will discuss how participants can…

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Bernardsville Library Summer Reading Kicks Off

Get ready for a summer of heroic events, joyous journeys, and exciting explorations at Bernardsville Public Library.  The summer reading theme is “Every Hero Has a Story” and adventure is in the air!  Kicking off the fun is award-winning…

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Not-So-Hidden Heroes Revealed by Bernards High School Students

The Advanced Placement English Language and Composition class of Bernards High School has published and printed a book through a grant from the Somerset Hills Education Foundation: In Plain Sight: Recognizing the Heroes of Our Lives celebrates…

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Gary Westerhoff, Nature Photographer, To Exhibit at Bernardsville Library

Acclaimed photographer Gary Westerhoff will exhibit a selection of his favorite landscape and wildlife photographs, taken over the past decade throughout North America, at Bernardsville Public Library from June 1 through June 24, 2015. Many of the…

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Saturday Samplers Book Group to Meet to Discuss 'The Art of Racing in the Rain'

Bernardsville Library’s book group, Saturday Samplers, will meet to discuss “The Art of Racing in the Rain" (2008) by Garth Stein.  [The author will not be present.] A heart-wrenching but deeply funny and ultimately uplifting story of family,…

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'Mostly Motown' Concert at Bernardsville Library

Join us for a free concert by Rhonda Denét and the Silver Fox Duo performing “Mostly Motown,” a review of classic Rhythm & Blues and soul of the 1960s and 1970s with a focus on songs from Motown’s heyday. The group expertly brings this…

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Saturday Samplers Book Group to Meet

Bernardsville Library’s book group, Saturday Samplers, will meet to discuss “The Human Stain" (2001) by Philip Roth.  [The author will not be present.] The novel takes place in 1998, the year in which America was whipped into a frenzy by the…

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'Paintings of the Jersey Shore' on View at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present “Paintings of the Jersey Shore,” an exhibition of paintings by Stephen D’Amato, on view from March 29 through April 24. The show consists of paintings dating from 2004 to 2014. "The Jersey…

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'Disaster!' - A Book Signing at Bernardsville Library

Come to Bernardsville Public Library to meet Alan A. Siegel, author of Disaster! Stories of Destruction and Death in 19th Century New Jersey. Mr. Siegel's book brings readers face-to-face with twenty-eight of the deadliest natural and human-caused…

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Bernardsville Library to Join First Annual NJ Makers Day

The maker movement in the United States isn’t just a hobby; it’s having a significant impact on school curriculum development and growing local economies.  To celebrate making and maker culture, residents throughout New Jersey will come…

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The 'Can-Do Connection' to Meet at Bernardsville Library

The next meeting of The “Can-Do” Connection will be held at Bernardsville Public Library.  Join us at this workshop led by Professional Inspirer Andrea Mastrobattista to hear a preview of the series she will be teaching in 2015 to help you live…

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Understanding the Common Core at Bernardsville Public Library

If you need more information on the new Common Core Standards and the PARCC tests being implemented in New Jersey public schools this year, come to Bernardsville Public Library to hear Jeanne Clements dispel the myths.  Ms. Clements will explain…

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Fifty Book Challenge Group to Meet at Bernardsville Public Library

Community members are invited to come to the next meeting of the 50 Book Challenge in the library’s Community Room.  Reading fifty books in fifty-two weeks may seem daunting, but share the goal with a supportive group and it can be a lot of fun.…

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Page Turners: Evening Book Group - Providence 2014

Bernardsville Public Library’s evening book discussion group, Page Turners, will meet in the library’s Community Room when Library Director April Judge will lead the discussion of “Providence" (2014) by Lisa Colozza Cocca.  [The author will…

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Reading by Donna Baier Stein at Bernardsville Library

Meet Bernardsville author, poet and editor Donna Baier Stein at Bernardsville Public Library. Ms. Stein will read from her collection of short stories, Sympathetic People, which was published last year. Bestselling author Caroline Leavitt wrote of…

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Author Ilene Beckerman to Appear at Bernardsville Library Friends' Fundraiser

The Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library will host Ilene Beckerman, author and inspiration for the current Nora and Delia Ephron play, Love, Loss and What I Wore, at a luncheon at the Roxiticus Golf Club.  In addition to having written many…

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English-As-A-Second-Language Classes Begin at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library’s next session of English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL).  There is no charge to attend and students may sign up for more than one timeslot if they wish.  At the first session, students will be divided into small groups…

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'A Life of My Own: Meeting Eleanor Roosevelt' at Bernardsville Public Library

Eleanor Roosevelt, with her passion for social justice and sensitivity to the underprivileged, was an inspiration to people all around the world.  This one-woman play by Stephen LaRocque, actress Linda Kenyon assumes Mrs. Roosevelt’s voice,…

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Saturday Samplers Book Group to Discuss 'Motherless Brooklyn'

Bernardsville Library’s book group, Saturday Samplers, will meet to discuss “Motherless Brooklyn” (1999) by Jonathan Lethem. [The author will not be present.]Mr. Lethem is an American novelist, essayist and short story writer. He was born in…

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Photographs by Arthur Krasinsky on Exhibit at Bernardsville Public Library

Somethings In My Eye: Photographs From Around The World is an exhibition of photographs by Arthur Krasinsky on view during the month of September at Bernardsville Public Library. The photographs are a selection of those he has taken in places he has…

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Illuminating Havana: Lecture at Bernardsville Library

As a member of a small group of architects sanctioned as cultural ambassadors by the U.S. State Department, Bernardsville resident Philip Kennedy-Grant, FAIA, recently traveled to Havana, Cuba. Mr. Kennedy-Grant will present a lecture on what he saw…

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Sandy’s Wake-Up Call - Request for Entries: Juried Photography Show at Bernardsville Library

In November of this year, Bernardsville Public Library will host a juried exhibition of photographs, “Sandy’s Wake-Up Call,” organized by the Bernardsville Green Team and Shade Tree Committee. All photographic interpretations of Superstorm…

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Memoirs and Coffee Book Group to Meet at Bernardsville Public Library

The next meeting of Bernardsville Public Library’s book discussion group, Memoirs and Coffee, will be held in the library’s Community Room. Pat Kennedy-Grant, Readers’ Services Manager for the library, will lead the discussion of “A House in…

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Route 66, The People-The Places-The Dream

Summer is the time for travel, and U.S. Highway 66, popularly known as Route 66 or the Mother Road, is a magnet for travelers wishing to explore America's heartland, from the shores of Lake Michigan to the Pacific Ocean in Santa Monica. Bob Walton…

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Bernardsville Public Library Announcing 'One Book Bernardsville'

A Walk in the Woods: Rediscovering America on the Appalachian Trail written by Bill Bryson has been selected as the featured book for Bernardsville Public Library’s first "One Book Bernardsville."  This shared community reading experience will…

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Bernardsville Library Summer Reading 2014 Kicks-Off

This year's summer reading theme is Fizz, Boom, Read! and with summer quickly approaching, children will soon be out of school and on to the pool, the beach, and vacation.  Registration for Bernardsville Library's summer reading program is already…

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The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop Group Reading

A select group of poets will present work from The Crafty Poet: A Portable Workshop, a new book named by Poets & Writers as a “Best Book for Writers.”   The poets will read a variety of poems, some of which appear in the book as model…

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Splendid Life Meditation Group To Meet at Bernardsville Library

Basking Ridge resident Fauzia Burke will lead the next monthly guided meditation session at Bernardsville Public Library.  Ms. Burke’s style of meditation incorporates many cultural traditions and uses the power of word and imagery to facilitate…

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Saturday Samplers Book Group to Meet at Library

Bernardsville Public Library’s book discussion group, Saturday Samplers, will meet to discuss “What Alice Forgot” (2012) by Liane Moriarty.  [The author will not be present.]The novel tells the story of Alice Love, a woman who wakes up on a…

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'Travels with the Maasai' Photos by Douglas Munch on Display at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present "Travels with the Maasai" during the month of May, an exhibition of photographs by local entrepreneur and professional photographer Douglas Munch.The show will feature photographs from the…

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Craft Group to Meet at Bernardsville Library

Saturday Crafters, a monthly craft group organized by Bernardsville Public Library. Individuals are invited to bring their own handwork projects, especially holiday gifts, to the Library and work together in a comfortable, communal setting while…

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Fifty Book Challenge Group to Meet at Bernardsville Public Library

Community members are invited to come to the next meeting of the 50 Book Challenge in the library’s Community Room.  Reading fifty books in fifty-two weeks may seem daunting, but share the goal with a supportive group and it can be a lot of…

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Jenny Milchman to Launch New Book at Bernardsville Library

Join us at Bernardsville Public Library for the advance publication party, hosted with The Bookworm, for Jenny Milchman’s new book, “Ruin Falls: A Novel.” Refreshments will be served, and books (which go on sale the next day) will be available…

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Book Signing with Author of 'Last Guy Waltzing'

Meet author Eric Gustafson at Bernardsville Public Library for a reading and book signing of his latest book, “Last Guy Waltzing, A Tale of Reinvention,” published in 2013.  A fast-moving narrative, the book is set in locales around the world,…

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Paintings by Mary Kooi on Display at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Mary Kooi during the month of April. Ms. Kooi’s paintings reflect her love of light and color, particularly as reflected in outdoor scenes, and she loves to travel…

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Tea and Conversation with Author Jayne Anne Phillips at Bernardsville Public Library

Join us for tea and conversation as Julie Maloney, Director of Women Reading Aloud, conducts an up-close and personal interview with Jayne Anne Phillips, author of the new novel sensation, "Quiet Dell." Audience members will have a rare opportunity…

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Home School Parent Panel at Bernardsville Library

If you are new to home schooling or new to the area, come to Bernardsville Library to listen to a panel of parents who are experienced home schoolers.  They will discuss their teaching techniques and share their knowledge of curricula, home school…

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Bridge Builder in Petticoats: Emily Warren Roebling and the Brooklyn Bridge

She was called “one of the most noted women in the country” and “the most famous woman in New Jersey,” yet today few people even know her name!  Come to Bernardsville Public Library to see Carol Simon Levin bring Emily Warren Roebling to…

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Saturday Crafters to Meet at Bernardsville Library

Saturday Crafters, a monthly craft group organized by Bernardsville Public Library.  Individuals are invited to bring their own handwork projects to the Library and work together in a comfortable, communal setting while enjoying the benefits of…

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Paintings by Lynn Eberenz on Display at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Lynn Eberenz during the month of February.  Born and raised in New Jersey, Ms. Eberenz, who now lives in Mendham, has enjoyed art – whether drawing, painting, or…

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Splendid Life Meditation Group To Meet at Bernardsville Library

Basking Ridge resident Fauzia Burke will lead the next monthly guided meditation session at Bernardsville Public Library.  Ms. Burke’s style of meditation incorporates many cultural traditions and uses the power of word and imagery to facilitate…

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Bernardsville Library Foundation Begins New Year of Fundraising for the Library

The Bernardsville Library Foundation was established in 2011 to be a source of private funds to enable the Library to operate at a high level of excellence without regard to the ebb and flow of public funding. Since then, it has raised tens of…

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The 'Can-Do' Connection

With the New Year, a new workshop series, "The Can-Do Connection" will kick off at Bernardsville Public Library. This workshop is an outgrowth of last year's "The University of Can-Do Master's Program." Led by Professional Inspirer Andrea…

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2013 Tax Help Available at Bernardsville Library

VITA volunteers will be available to help community residents with their 2013 state and federal tax returns starting Monday, February 3 at Bernardsville Public Library. [VITA stands for Volunteer Income Tax Assistance.] Over the years, many people…

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Fifty Book Challenge Group to Meet at Bernardsville Public Library

Community members are invited to come to the next meeting of the 50 Book Challenge in the library’s Community Room.  Reading fifty books in fifty-two weeks may seem daunting, but share the goal with a supportive group and it can be a lot of fun.…

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Photographs by Linda Bock-Hinger on Display at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present “Travels Through Tuscany,” an exhibition of photographs by Linda Bock-Hinger, during the month of January, 2014.  Ms. Bock-Hinger loves to travel and record people and places around the world…

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Bernardsville Public Library Selects New Director

The Board of Trustees of Bernardsville Public Library has selected April L. Judge as the library’s new Executive Director. She will begin in this position on January 2, 2014. Donald Burset, president of the Board of Trustees said, ”We are all…

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Saturday Samplers Book Group to Meet at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library’s book discussion group, Saturday Samplers, will meet to discuss “A Cup of Tea: A Novel of 1917” (1997) by Amy Ephron.  [The author will not be present.]The story of a love triangle, the book with its rich cast of…

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Bernardsville Library is a STAR Library Again

We are pleased to announce that Bernardsville Public Library has been ranked a Five Star Library once again by Library Journal, whose rankings were released on November 1st.  It is one of two five-star libraries in New Jersey in its budget category…

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Bernardsville Library Sponsors Digital Preservation Workshop

Bernardsville Public Library will sponsor a digital preservation workshop to help library patrons preserve personal collections of photographs, slides and audiovisual material including VHS, 8mm and 16mm film.  The library has partnered with…

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Paintings by Victor Martinez on Display in November

Paintings by Victor MartinezNovember Exhibition at Bernardsville Library Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings in oil and acrylic by Victor Martinez during the month of November.  Mr. Martinez will…

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Deer Management: The Right Balance

Bernardsville Public Library will host a panel of experts to discuss options for a deer management plan which would preserve the unique character of Bernardsville. Topics will include the benefits of deer management in New Jersey; deer management…

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Governor Christie Todd Whitman to Speak at Library Fundraiser

Former Governor Christie Todd Whitman will speak at a fundraiser for the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library at Dolce Conference Center in Basking Ridge.  "Superstorm Sandy: One Year Later" is the subject of Gov. Whitman's talk, and she…

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'Sporting Dogs and Hounds' October Exhibition at Bernardsville Library

 Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present “Sporting Dogs and Hounds at Home and in the Field,” an exhibition of paintings by Jerilyn Weber.   Known primarily for her animal portraits, Ms. Weber, a resident of…

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Meet the Author of 'The Great Truth'

Janet Pfeiffer, a motivational speaker and award-winning author of "The Great Truth: Shattering Life's Most Insidious Lies That Sabotage Your Happiness Along With the Revelation of Life's Sole Purpose," will speak at Bernardsville Public…

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Surviving the Job Search: You Want What?!

Go behind the scenes with Neil Berger, and he will share his more than thirty years’ experience as a Human Resources professional - covering the interview process from ‘screening interview’ to job offer.  Whether you are…

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Winning the Literary Lottery: Meet Author Maryann McFadden

Bernardsville, NJ - When Maryann McFadden finally landed a major publishing contract at auction, writers’ blogs called it “winning the literary lottery.”  If only it were that easy. Ms. McFadden will tell the inspiring story…

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Navigating the College Admissions Process Successfully

Dr. Marianna Marchese, an experienced college counselor who has worked in college counseling for over 25 years, will review the college application and admissions process for high school juniors and seniors and their parents at Bernardsville Public…

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Yoga Basics Classes Offered at Bernardsville Library

In a partnership between Bernardsville Library and Bernardsville Recreation, a six-session course on yoga basics will be offered in the library's Community Room. Taught by Julie Shaw of Lotus Mind and Body, the total cost for the 6-week session is…

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Bernardsville Library to Honor Volunteer of the Year

Bernardsville Public Library will honor 2013 Volunteer of the Year Pat Bankowski at a reception in the library hosted by the Board of Trustees. "Pat Bankowski has been the moving force in bringing the information in the library's Edwin S.…

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Free English Classes Offered at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library’s next session of English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) classes will begin on Monday, September 16. Classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays at both 3:00 pm and 7:15 pm and will run for ten sessions (through…

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Saturday Samplers Book Group to Meet at Bernardsville Public Library

Bernardsville Public Library’s book discussion group, Saturday Samplers, will meet to discuss “Confederates in the Attic” (1998) by Tony Horwitz.  [The author will not be present.] In the book, the Pulitzer Prize-winning…

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'Dual Visions' – September Art Exhibition at Bernardsville Library

Painter and photographer Michal Barkai and photographer Charles Miller will exhibit their artwork together at Bernardsville Public Library.  The exhibit, titled “Dual Visions,” includes some 40 artworks.  It is free and open to…

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Anne Meany Named Interim Director at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library's Board of Trustees has appointed Bernards Township resident Anne Meany to the position of Interim Director while the Board conducts a search for a permanent director. Most recently Ms. Meany was Director at Bernards…

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Bernardsville Library's Summer Reading Club Finale

As the Bernardsville Public Library Summer Reading Program, Dig Into Reading, draws to an end, children are feverishly reading to meet their goals of 5, 10, 20, 50 books and entering them onto the online reading tracker.  The program's closing…

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All About Crowd-Funding at Bernardsville Public Library

Are you a budding entrepreneur who needs to find investors?  Crowd-funding is the way things are done these days when it comes to raising money for your idea, product or invention.  Learn all about crowd-funding  at Bernardsville…

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David John Rush Paintings on Exhibit at Bernardsville Public Library

Internationally-known artist David John Rush will share reflections of his life through his remarkable watercolors and oils at Bernardsville Public Library during the month of August. “As a young man, I would not hesitate to run off at…

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Learn About Tax Law Changes Affecting Small Business Owners and The Self-Employed

Dan Schwartz, Certified Public Accountant with Millman & Schwartz LLP in Bernardsville, will discuss tax planning and strategies for business owners, entrepreneurs and self-employed individuals.  The conversation, which will take place at…

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Fifty Book Challenge Group to Meet

Reading fifty books in fifty-two weeks may seem daunting, but share the goal with a supportive group and it can be a lot of fun. Community members are invited to come to the next meeting of the 50 Book Challenge.  At this meeting, which will…

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Twirl and Swirl at the Bernardsville Public Library

Immerse yourself in Indian culture at Bernardsville Public Library and enjoy an evening of dancing Indian style with shimmering skirts and shiny jackets provided by Enjoy Explore India, LLC.  Adults and children aged ten and up are invited to…

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Conditioning in the Off-Season at the Bernardsville Public Library

Find out how to stay in condition during the off-season and get great tips for eating for power and energy at Bernardsville Public Library.  The program will be presented by three local business people, Angelo Scarpati, owner of Optimal…

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Attention Bernardsville Local History Buffs!

Discover the treasures of Bernardsville Public Library’s Edwin S. Spinning Local History Room.  Join us for an overview of the history of Bernardsville illustrated with photographs, maps and newspapers from the library’s…

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Meet the Author of 'Confessions of Joan the Tall'

Joan Cusack Handler will be at Bernardsville Public Library to speak about her new book, Confessions of Joan the Tall.  The book is a coming of age memoir written in the voice of a twelve year old Irish Catholic girl living in the Bronx in…

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Memoirs and Coffee Book Group Meeting - My First Coup d’Etat: And Other True Stories from the Lost Decades of Africa

The next meeting of Bernardsville Public Library’s book discussion group, Memoirs and Coffee, will be held in the library’s Community Room.  Pat Kennedy-Grant, Readers’ Services Manager for the library, will lead the…

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Bernardsville Library Summer Reading Kicks-Off

This summer's reading theme is Dig Into Reading! and with summer quickly approaching, children will soon be out of school and on to the pool, the beach, and vacation.  Students can move backward academically during the summer if reading and…

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Feathers and Petals: Photographs by Dr. Allyson Hurley

June Exhibition at Bernardsville Library Dr. Allyson Hurley, a dentist and fine art photographer from Bedminster, will be exhibiting a large body of her work in a show entitled Feathers and Petals at Bernardsville Public Library during the…

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Guerrilla Marketing Strategies at Bernardsville Public Library

A program for the self-employed and small businesses that don't have deep pockets… Do you run a small business? Or, are you self-employed and looking to improve revenue and overall profitability without spending a bundle?  Learn how…

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Homework: A Parent's Survival Guide

Representatives from the Huntington Learning Center will present Homework: A Parent’s Survival Guide at Bernardsville Public Library.  They will discuss the seven most prevalent problems facing parents when dealing with their…

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Paintings and Sculptures by NY Academy Artists on Exhibition at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present an exhibition during the month of May of recent work by members of the Alumni Association of the New York Academy of Art (NYAA).  Fifty artists will be represented with over 125 works of art,…

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Movie Screening of 'Call of Life' at Bernardsville Library

All over the world, species are becoming extinct at an astonishing rate, from 1,000 to 10,000 times faster than normal.  The loss of biodiversity has become so severe that scientists are calling it a mass extinction event.  To learn more…

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Restoring Our Tree Landscape After Sandy

Superstorm Sandy was too much for even perfectly healthy trees that had survived previous storms for over 100 years.  To address concerns of residents on how to wisely restore the natural beauty of their landscape and take advantage of…

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The University of ‘Can-Do’ Master's Program

The next session of the "University of Can-Do Master's Program" will meet at Bernardsville Public Library. "Do you have a goal that you think you can't make happen?" asks Andrea Mastrobattista who leads the group, "Well, you can, because you have…

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Memoirs and Coffee Book Group to Meet - Winter Journal

Pat Kennedy-Grant, Readers’ Services Manager for the library, will lead the discussion of "Winter Journal” (2012) by best-selling author Paul Auster.  [The author will not be present.] Thirty years after the publication of…

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Tea and Conversation with Poet Anne Marie Macari

Join us for tea and conversation as Julie Maloney, Director of Women Reading Aloud, conducts an up-close and personal interview with award-winning New Jersey poet Anne Marie Macari at Bernardsville Public Library. Audience members will have a rare…

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Memoirs and Coffee Book Group to Meet - Elsewhere: A Memoir

The next meeting of Bernardsville Public Library’s book discussion group, Memoirs and Coffee, will be held in the library’s Community Room. Pat Kennedy-Grant, Readers’ Services Manager for the library, will lead the discussion of "…

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Calling All Poets: A Poetry Celebration at Bernardsville Library

Local poets are invited to submit two poems to Bernardsville Public Library to commemorate National Poetry Month in April.  After the submissions are received, the Raritan Valley Federation of Libraries will sponsor the publication of a Poetry…

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Adoption: A Panel Discussion at Bernardsville Library

Learn about the different types of adoptions-international, domestic, private and agency-from a panel of experts at Bernardsville Public Library. Anyone considering adoption will learn valuable information from this group which will include Attorney…

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Memoirs and Coffee Book Group to Meet

The next meeting of Bernardsville Public Library’s book discussion group, Memoirs and Coffee in the library’s Community Room. Pat Kennedy-Grant, Readers’ Services Manager for the library, will lead the discussion of "The Good Girls…

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Jumpstart Your Job Search

If you're looking for a new job, have you thought about how employers make hiring decisions or wondered what information you should include in a professional introduction?  For answers to these and related questions, come to Bernardsville…

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Fifty Book Challenge Group to Meet

Reading fifty books in fifty-two weeks may seem daunting, but share the goal with a supportive group and it can be a lot of fun.  Community members are invited to come to the next meeting of the 50 Book Challenge. At the meeting, which will…

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Images of Land and Sea: Paintings by Carol Johnson On Display

Oil paintings on canvas by Carol Johnson will be on display in the library’s Community Room during the month of January in an exhibition titled "Images of Land and Sea."  The public is invited to the artist’s reception. Ms.…

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Foundation Presents Check to Bernardsville Library

The Bernardsville Library Foundation presented a check for $16,000 to the library this week, representing a total 2012 donation of $65,000.  “These funds are critical to maintain library service.  The library has already reduced…

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Friends of Bernardsville Library To Sell Commemorative Bricks

Just in time for the holidays, the Friends of the Bernardsville Public Library are reinstating the commemorative brick campaign to raise funds for the library's special needs in 2013.  The purchase of a brick is a permanent contribution to the…

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Met Museum Lecture on George Bellows Exhibition

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present a Metropolitan Museum lecture on the retrospective exhibition of the work of George Bellows, an important member of the group of early 20th century American artists that came to be called the Ashcan…

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Free Concert at Bernardsville Library: Frank Villafane and 3 To Clave

Frank and 3 To Clave, a Latin jazz ensemble headed by Frank Villafañe, will perform in free concert at Bernardsville Public Library.  Part of the “Sundays at Three” series, this concert is funded by the Friends of the Bernardsville Public…

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Take Back Your Garage in a Weekend

Get started early on New Year's Resolutions—especially that one about cleaning out your garage.  Professional Organizer Amara Willey will speak at Bernardsville Public Library on how to develop a workable plan to de-clutter, sweep out, give…

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Saturday Samplers Book Group to Meet

Bernardsville Library’s book discussion group, Saturday Samplers, will meet on Saturday, December 1 at 3:30 pm to discuss Under the Banner of Heaven: A Story of Violent Faith (2004) by Jon Krakauer.  [The author will not be present.] The book…

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Library to Collect Storm Stories for Local History Archive

Bernardsville Public Library, which houses a large collection of local history archives, photos and memorabilia in the Edwin S. Spinning Local History Room, is now collecting stories from local residents about their experiences during Hurricane…

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Understanding Property Taxes in New Jersey

If you'd like to better understand how your property taxes are calculated and how they are used, come to Bernardsville Public Library.  Dr. Henry Coleman, faculty member in the Public Policy program at the Bloustein School at Rutgers, and an…

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Winning the Literary Lottery: Meet Author Maryann McFadden

When Maryann McFadden finally landed a major publishing contract at auction, writers’ blogs called it “winning the literary lottery.”  If only it were that easy.   Ms. McFadden will tell the inspiring story of her ten-year…

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Financial Skills for the Younger Generation

Parents all want their children to feel unburdened for as long as possible, especially when they are heading off to college and should be focusing on their upcoming studies and a bright future. But four years goes by very quickly, and what better…

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Free Concert at Bernardsville Library: Brynn, Grover and Jazz Jump

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present a free concert  by the newly formed jazz quartet Brynn, Grover & Jazz Jump, featuring both the single and double vocals of singer Brynn Stanley and singer/guitarist Grover Kemble. …

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Annuities Explained at Bernardsville Library

Annuities – The Pros and ConsYou have probably been invited to free lunch or dinner seminars where you hear about the benefits of annuities (especially variable annuities) for retirement planning. Perhaps you own annuities. But do you really…

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'Horizons' Paintings by Nancy Robinson On View at Bernardsville Library in October

Bernardsville Library is pleased to present “Horizons,” an exhibition of paintings and watercolors by Nancy Robinson.  An award-winning watercolor artist, Ms. Robinson has been working in the fine arts field for more than 30 years.  After…

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Master Gardener to Speak About Daffodils at Bernardsville Library

Daffodils - Now is the Time to Plant!Master Gardener Beth Nardone from the Rutgers Cooperative Extension will speak about daffodils at Bernardsville Public Library. Join us to learn about the great variety of shapes and colors of the daffodil, a…

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University of 'Can-Do' Meets at Bernardsville Library

"The University of Can-Do,” led by inspirational speaker Andrea Mastrobattista, will meet at Bernardsville Public Library. "Do you have a goal that you think you can't make happen?" asks Ms. Mastrobattista, "Well, you can, because you have what it…

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Local History Volunteers Organize Photo Exhibition at Bernardsville Library

On Sunday, September 9, two exhibitions of century-old photographs of the Somerset Hills opened—one at Bernardsville Public Library and the other in the Peapack-Gladstone Municipal Building.  Pictured here are the volunteers of Bernardsville…

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Forks Over Knives - Movie Screening at Bernardsville Library

Come to Bernardsville Public Library to see a free screening of the documentary film "Forks Over Knives" in the library's Community Room.  Focusing on research by two food scientists, "Forks Over Knives" reveals that despite…

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Memoirs and Coffee - The Hare with Amber Eyes

The next meeting of Bernardsville Public Library’s book discussion group, Memoirs and Coffee, will be held  in the library’s Community Room.  Pat Kennedy-Grant, Readers’ Services Manager for the library, will lead the discussion of…

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Craft Boutique to Benefit Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library will host a Craft Boutique in the library’s Community Room featuring the artistic work of several talented local crafters. A percentage of the boutique sales will benefit the library.  This boutique is one of…

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Bernardsville Library to Honor 2012 Volunteers of the Year

Bernardsville Public Library will honor long-time volunteers Fauzia Burke and Andrea Mastrobattista at a reception in the library hosted by the Board of Trustees on Sunday, September 23 at 2:00 pm. “Bernardsville Public Library gratefully…

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Check Before You Invest: How To Be an Educated Investor

With so much riding on financial decisions, it’s important to be an educated investor because knowledge and information can protect you from becoming a victim of financial fraud.  Just as investors are different, so are investments, and what…

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Free English Classes Offered at Bernardsville Library

Bernardsville Public Library’s next session of English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) classes will begin on Monday, September 10.  Classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays at both 3:00 pm and 7:15 pm and will run for ten sessions (through…

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Saturday Samplers Book Group - The Bayou Trilogy

Bernardsville Library’s book discussion group, Saturday Samplers, will meet to discuss The Bayou Trilogy: Under the Bright Lights, Muscle for the Wing, and The Ones You Do (2011) by Daniel Woodrell.  [The author will not be present.]The book…

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Historic Photos Reveal Somerset Hills Of A Century Ago

Throughout September one can see surprising, beautiful and historic century-old images of the Somerset Hills on display during a shared exhibit at the Bernardsville Public Library and in the Peapack-Gladstone Municipal Building.  Included will…

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Library Summer Reading Club Finale

As the Bernardsville Public Library’s Summer Reading Program, Dream Big, Read!, draws to an end, children are feverishly reading to meet their goals of 5, 10, 20, 50 books and entering them onto the online reading tracker.  The program's…

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Learn About Video Game Design

Learn about the process of making a video game as a small developer at Bernardsville Public Library. A team of young game designers will discuss what goes into game design, including 2- and 3-dimensional art, programming for games and how to become…

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Chocolate: The New Health Food?

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present “Functional Foods for Life: Is Chocolate the New Health Food?”.  Speaking will be Daryl L. Minch, M.Ed., a Family and Community Health Sciences Educator for the Rutgers Cooperative…

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Photography Show Around the World

Bernardsville Public Library is pleased to present "Photography Show Around the World," an exhibition of photographs from The Rights of the Child and Harold Engel.  The exhibition will be on view throughout the month of August. The…

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The University of 'Can-Do'

The next session of "The University of Can-Do,” led by inspirational speaker Andrea Mastrobattista. "Do you have a goal that you think you can't make happen?" asks Ms. Mastrobattista, "Well, you can, because you have what it…

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Get Familiar with Guidelines for Choke Management

Choking is one of the leading causes of accidental death among children aged three years and younger.  In order to better prepare people for such an emergency, Michelle York of Somerset Hills CPR, LLC will offer a short overview of choke…

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