Friday, December 28, 2012

50 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 on Saturday, January 12 at 3:00 pm in the library’s Community Room. At the meeting, which will include animated discussion, reading suggestions and snacks, ambitious readers will trade notes on their progress as well as book recommendations. New members are welcome at any time during the year and will be invited to additional events in the coming months.
The fifty books in fifty weeks are suggested, not required, for participation in the program. Each reader will choose which reading “counts” as part of the total. There are no limitations as to which formats can be read: downloaded books, audio books, e-books and graphic novels are all acceptable.
For more information and resources for the 50 Book Challenge, go to the library's homepage,, and click on Adult Programs and then Book Discussions and 50 Book Challenge. You can sign up from this webpage or by calling the library at 908-766-0118.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Pre-School Fair @ Bernardsville Library

Choosing a pre-school for a child can be a daunting experience.  To make the task a little easier, Bernardsville Public Library will host its fourth Pre-School Fair on Wednesday, January 9 from 4:00 to 8:00 pm (snow date: January 16) to allow parents with young children to gather information about local pre-schools in one convenient location.  Parents can take this opportunity to speak to representatives from many area ­­­­­­­pre-schools and enrichment programs, and to ask questions about subjects such as curriculum, programs and registration.  Specific questions about family needs or special requirements will also be answered. There is no charge to attend and no sign-up is necessary.  Call the library at 908-766-0118 for further information.

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Splendid Life Meditation

Learn to manage stress, be happier and more creative under the guidance of Fauzia Burke at 10:00 am at Bernardsville Library. Free. No sign-up is needed. This group meets monthly.

Images of Land & Sea: Paintings by Carol Johnson On Display at Bernardsville Library in January

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 on Sunday, January 6 from 2:00 to 4:00 pm. 

Ms. Johnson creates her landscapes from photographs she has taken in her travels throughout the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.  Other subjects of her focus include local birds and the houses and pets of her friends and family. 

Ms. Johnson has studied the art of landscape oil painting at various times over the past 35 years, and she has been pursuing her art career more actively since her retirement from Chubb and Son as a computer programmer and data architect.  She started painting while earning a B.A. in Music Education at Douglass College and is currently studying with Eleanor Morehouse of Somerset.  Her work has also been influenced by classes taken in Italy using egg tempera and watercolor with Fred Wessel and Jeremiah Paterson of the Hartford Art School.   

As a member of the Morris County Art Association, she exhibits her work in their shows as well as having had her own exhibits in 2008 at the Bridgewater Library, in 2009 at the Mendham Borough Library and 2010 at the Atlantic Rehabilitation Hospital in Morristown.  She has also participated in juried art shows in Tewksbury and Bernardsville Public Library. 

This exhibition will be on view in the library’s Community Room during regular library hours unless a meeting is in progress.  For further information, please call the library at 908-766-0118.