Thursday, March 24, 2016

Our 2016 Homes of Distinction as Seen in Architectural Digest

You are cordially invited to attend an early evening reception and silent auction to be held on Sunday, May 15, from 4:00-7:00 p.m. at Faircourt, an exquisite Bernardsville estate once owned by the first in-laws of philanthropist Brooke Astor. Faircourt will be the setting for the 2016 Homes of Distinction event organized by our Bernardsville Library Foundation to raise vital funds for the library. 

This Tuscan-style villa was built in 1897 for millionaire Colonel Anthony R. Kuser. The estate comprises 15 lovely acres that were landscaped by the son of Frederick Law Olmstead. As can be seen in the photo below, the first owner favored Victorian accessories and potted palms for his home's furnishings. 

Under its current owners, this home has undergone a gorgeous transformation that was featured in the November 2015 issue of Architectural Digest. Interior designer Matthew Frederick and architect Annabelle Selldorf updated the 30,000 square foot space into a stylish home suitable for a modern family. Wouldn't you love to see this marvelous transformation in person? Your opportunity begins in April when tickets to 2016 Homes of Distinction go on sale. We expect tickets to sell out, so please refer here for further information.

Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Make a Date for NJ Makers Day

We're happy to announce that we will once again celebrate the growing Maker Movement by participating in the statewide NJ Makers Day event in March.  Please reserve time on Saturday, March 19, to bring your family and friends to Bernardsville Public Library for an exciting and varied program of displays, demonstrations, and hands-on exploration. Our NJ Makers Day presenters will keep young and adult intrigued by new innovations in technology, including robotics and creative circuitry. You'll have a chance to try out a MakeyMakey piano, play with microcontrollers, 3D pens, and button maker, and see a Finch Robot demonstration. Artists and crafters will demonstrate their skills including hand embroidery, finger knitting, and miniature book production. In addition, there will be a display of altered books to enjoy. For a full schedule of events at our NJ Makers Day event, please refer here: