Thursday, January 24, 2008

Presidential Election 2008 Resources

Want to know what some of the major candidates have written about themselves? Bernardsville Public Library has a number of pertinent memoirs and autobiographies. Read about the candidates through their own words.

Want to keep up with polls, state-by-state results, or candidates' positions? Here are a few interesting Web sites to explore:

Thursday, January 17, 2008

One Book New Jersey Selection for 2008

The New Jersey Library Association has announced the selections for their 2008 reading campaign entitled "One Book New Jersey. " Philip Roth's The Plot Against America has been chosen as the adult book to be read and discussed throughout New Jersey this year.

A native of New Jersey, Philip Roth set this book in the 1940's Newark of his childhood. Blending a fictional storyline with true-life characters (including family members as well as Charles Lindbergh and Walter Winchell), Roth explored what America and his family's life would have been like if Charles Lindbergh had succeeded to the presidency of the United States.

For those of you interested in participating in the reading campaign of "One Book New Jersey," Bernardsville Public Library owns three copies of The Plot Against America. At some point in the future, we would like to offer a book discussion format via this blog, where you can make comments to the discussion topics posted for the book.

Please look for more information to come.

Thursday, January 10, 2008

Calling All Jane Austen Fans

Masterpiece Theatre begin their Jane Austen marathon this Sunday, January 13, at 9 pm. with six adaptations of her classic novels and a new drama based on her life. Not since Upstairs, Downstairs has there been so much excitement surrounding a series. So tape your Desperate Housewives, brew a delicious cup of tea, and immerse yourself in a classical experience. You won't regret it. And while you're waiting, stroll through the library's rotunda to see our display of Jane Austen material. Check her out!

Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Snuggle Up With Our Display Books

photo source - Bernardsville Public Library

Our lobby display, "Snowgle Up With a Good Book," invites you to take a selection of heartwarming stories home to read while comfortably snuggled under a quilt in your favorite chair. Help yourself to these books or any of the materials in our other displays.
We install new displays in various sections of the library every month, so look for different suggestions for reading, listening or viewing throughout the library. We offer a wide range of topics to introduce new materials and ideas to you while reacquainting you with the older favorites. Enjoy!