Monday, October 13, 2014

"One Book Bernardsville" - Stories Around the Campfire

Spooky stories around a “campfire” will round out Bernardsville Library’s first "One Book Bernardsville," featuring Bill Bryson's "A Walk in the Woods." On Tuesday, October 28, there will be two programs—one for children in Grades 1 to 4 at 4:15 pm and another for adults and high school students at 7:00 pm at which specially selected stories and poems will be read by members of the community. In the campfire tradition, smores will be served. Advance sign-up is requested for the evening campfire stories; no sign-up is needed for the children’s program. To sign up, go to or call 908-766-0118.

“A Walk in the Woods" was selected for “One Book Bernardsville” for its broad appeal and humor as well as its information on hiking, geology, plant life and animal life. Throughout the month of October, the library has hosted programs relating to the theme including a talk by a staff member of the Appalachian Trail Conservancy, a number of book group discussions, and walks in the area to learn about our own wildlife and how to prepare for time outdoors.
"I was thrilled by the number of people who read the book and brought insights from the memoir to many of the theme-related programs," said Library Director April Judge, "Based on the success of this year's program, we will certainly continue One Book Bernardsville next October." Anyone with book suggestions or who wishes to join the planning committee for 2015, please contact Mrs. Judge at

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