Thursday, May 29, 2014

Senior's Day 2014

We are pleased to announce that our 12th annual Senior's Day event will be hosted once again by the Friends of Bernardsville Public Library on Friday, June 6, at 10 a.m. in the Community Room.  Our guests will be treated to a free continental breakfast and entertainment provided by Gordon Thomas Ward.  Mr. Ward will present an original musical program - "Story-Songs of History" - using anecdotes, multiple instruments, and vocals to transport the listener on an enchanting journey through time.  Seniors are bound to enjoy this program as well as the opportunity to socialize.  There are no restrictions as to town residency or library membership; any senior may attend!  The only requirement is that attendees sign up in advance.  Please call the library at 908-766-0118 to sign up or register online at

Monday, May 19, 2014

Mom & Me & Mom Memoir

Memoirs & Coffee library book group will discuss Maya Angelou's memoir entitled Mom & Me & Mom on Tuesday, May 27, at 10:30 a.m. in the Community Room. Ms. Angelou writes a deeply personal memoir of the mother/daughter relationship, starting with the point when her own mother sent a very young Maya and her brother to live with a grandmother. Natural feelings of abandonment and loss become tempered by a growing sense of respect and love for her mother over the years. This book should give the reader new insights into Maya Angelou and how her life affected her literature.  Copies of Mom & Me & Mom are available at the circulation desk for anyone who would like to attend this book discussion.

Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Creative Saturday Crafters


Saturday Crafters, a monthly craft program run by Bernardsville Public Library, will hold its next meeting on Saturday, May 17, at 3 p.m.  Teens or adults are welcome to join others who enjoy doing various handwork techniques.  This could be your opportunity to complete an unfinished project, start something new or just get creative ideas, all while spending a pleasant afternoon in the library’s Community Room.
At past meetings, members have practiced rug hooking, needlepoint,  jewelry-making, crochet, rug weaving, paper arts, embroidery and knitting, so any portable handwork project would be suitable.  If you are a knitter, sewer or crocheter, perhaps you’d like to craft for charity. Over the years, some Saturday Crafters members have made and donated items to local charities, and a few are currently working on new charity projects.
One of the great benefits for this group is the fact that library resources are right at hand. Should you suddenly forget how to do a stitch, a quick walk out to the library bookshelves will put you in touch with loads of how-to books, DVDs, and magazines.  In addition, group facilitator Evelyn Fischel will showcase the library’s newest crafting books. Consider joining this creative group, then bring a friend and tell others about it, too!