August 30, 2019

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9/16/2019 English-As-A Second-Language Classes Begin
ESL Classes, 3:15 and 7:00 pm Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, 908-766-0118
The next session of English-As-A-Second-Language (ESL) classes will begin on Monday, September 16. Classes will be offered on Mondays and Thursdays at both 3:00 pm and 7:15 pm and will run through November 21. There is no charge and students may attend classes in more than one time slot if they wish. Registration is not required to attend.

9/17/2019 Middle School Community Service Opportunities
Starts Tuesday, 9/17, 4:45-5:45 pm
Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, 908-766-0118
Grades 5 & 6 Community Service, Session 1
Tuesdays, 9/17, 10/1, 10/15, 10/29 & 11/12
4:45-5:45 pm
Grades 7 & 8 Community Service, Session 1
Tuesdays, 9/24, 10/8, 10/22, 11/5 & 11/19
4:45-5:45 pm
For middle school students, we will be offering three sessions of community service throughout the school year.  The students will meet five times during each session for a total of 5 community service hours per session.  Because space is limited, we are requiring that students register for a whole session and ask that students plan to attend at least 4 of the 5 dates during the session.  Note that there is a session for 5th and 6th grades and a separate session for the 7th and 8th grades.  Please register for the appropriate grade. Go to for more information.

9/18/2019 The ABCs of DNA: Introduction to Genetic Genealogy
Wednesday, October 18 at 7:00 pm
Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, 908-766-0118
Walter Choroszewski will share his experience with DNA testing and tell you how to discover the hidden treasures in your DNA. As a former science educator, Mr. Choroszewski will decode the confusing science of DNA and translate it into common language. He will compare genetic testing companies and offer guidance on how to find your genetic relatives, biographical origins and much more. Free. Advance sign-up is requested at

9/18/2019 Family Game Night
All families welcomed to a night of fun & board games at Clarence Dillon Public Library - Wednesday 9/18  7-8:30.   Come meet new friends and neighbors for a night of fun some free coffee too!

9/19/2019 Comic Book Club
Thursday, September 19, 4-5 pm
Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, 908-766-0118
Who would win: Superman, Goku or Thor? Meet and discover new comic books and make a book-related craft. Snacks will be provided. Free. No sign-up is needed. For students in Grades 6-12.

9/21/2019 Batman / Super Hero Day
Holy Smokes!!!  Batman turns 80 this year!!   Come watch the LEGO Batman Movie (11:00) or drop in to do a Super Hero Craft (all day).  Why not come in costume?  Either way stop by CDPL library for some fun Saturday 9/21.

9/21/2019 Read to a Therapy Dog
Drop in between 10--11 am to practice your reading skills by reading a story to a certified therapy dog. No registration required. Your reading buddy will be Bo, Carson and/or April. All dogs are certified through The Bright and Beautiful Therapy Dogs, Inc. 

9/22/2019 Kid's & Teen Backgammon & Domino Lessons
New this Fall:  Backgammon & Domino lessons at Clarence Dillon Public Library.  Bi-monthly free lessons will begin with our own Chess Class Instructor, Mr. Hernandez.   1-2:00 Sundays starting 9/22.  Please call to register 908-234-2325 x107

9/22/2019 Meet Author Randon Billings Noble
Sunday, September 22 at 2:00 pm
Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, 908-766-0118
Meet Randon Billings Noble, the author, most recently, of Be With Me Always: Essays. Ms. Noble, who grew up in Bernardsville and now lives in Washington DC, will read from and speak about her book which was published in March. In this collection of essays, Ms. Noble considers the ways she has been haunted—by a near-death experience, the gaze of a nude model, thoughts of widowhood, Anne Boleyn’s violent death, a book she can’t stop reading, a past lover who shadows her thoughts—in essays both pleasant and bitter, traditional and lyrical, and persistently evocative and unforgettable. Books will be available for purchase and signing at the event. Free. Advance sign-up is requested at

9/24/2019 Movie Screening: "The Biggest Little Farm"
Tuesday, September 24 at 7:00 pm
Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road, Bernardsville
“The Biggest Little Farm” chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chesters unlock and uncover a bio-diverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination. Sponsored with the Bernardsville Green Team. Free. Advance sign-up is requested at

9/25/2019 Hub Fest
On Wednesday Sept 25th 7-9pm, we are hosting ‘Hub Fest,’ an evening for high school students to enjoy some great food, music and socialization in a  safe substance-free environment. There’ll be giveaways and information on volunteer opportunities that they might like to consider this year. 
Click here for flyer

9/25/2019 Creating a Dynamic Job Portfolio
Wednesday, September 25 at 7:00 pm
Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road; 908-766-0118
The job market continues to change, as does the way we look for work. This workshop examines the value of presenting yourself as a complete package by using a resume as an introduction to an employer and backing it up with a portfolio presented at the interview. Jan Goodman, Career Coach and Community Outreach Specialist, will cover writing the resume, creating a noticeable package, cover letters, personal branding, and much more. Free. Advance sign-up is encouraged at www.bernardsvillelibrary.

9/26/2019 Creative Writing Club: Write-a-Way!
Thursday, September 26, 4:00-5:00 pm
Bernardsville Pubilc Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road; 908-766-0118
Do you love to write poems, short stories, novels or scripts? This creative writing program encourages free writing time, opportunities to collaborate with your peers, and engaging in fun writing prompts.  For Grades 9-12. Free. No sign-up is needed.

9/26/2019 Teen Volunteer Fair
Bernards Township Teen Volunteer Fair taking place on Wednesday, September 25th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm at the Bernards Township Library in Program Rooms A & B. For all teens looking for community service organizations accepting teen volunteers. Free and open to all members of the public. Click here for flyer

9/29/2019 Free Bernardsville Library Concert To Feature Irish Harpist Sharlys Dugan
Bernardsville Public Library, 1 Anderson Hill Road,
Sharlys Dugan, an award-winning Irish harpist, will perform on harp and tin whistle. There will be Irish step dancing, including an audience-participation demonstration, Irish songs, as well as stories and jokes. Ms. Dugan is best known for her 11-year career with Dugan’s Hooligans, a New Jersey-based Celtic eclectic ensemble starring Sharlys and her brother, Connor Dugan. She has been playing the harp for nearly two decades and performing professionally since she was seven years old. She is a talented musician, dancer and vocalist, an engaging performer, and a natural entertainer. This free concert is funded by gifts to the Friends of the Bernardsville Library. No sign-up is needed. Doors open at 2:45 pm.

10/7/2019 Sing the Messiah with the Somerset Hills Chorus
The Somerset Hills Chorus is open to anyone aged 14 and upwards, with or without expertise. Members perform alongside seasoned professionals in venues within and around the community. Our 2019-2020 season will feature Handel’s Messiah, a concert to celebrate the 250th Anniversary of Beethoven’s birth and an outdoor pops concert in June! Rehearsals begin on October 7. For more information about The Messiah, or to sign up to sing with us, please visit: 
9/27/2019 Wine and Beer Tasting Event to benefit the Bernardsville Library 
The Bernardsville Library Foundation is hosting a Wine & Beer Tasting (6:30-10 pm) at the United States Equestrian Academy (1040 Pottersville Rd, Gladstone, NJ 07934) to support our library. There will be more than 20 fine wine importers and distributors and a collection of craft and micro breweries. Listen to a prominent wine lecturer and enjoy food, music and a fabulous silent auction. Tickets are $85 in advance and $95 at the door. Benefactor tickets are also available for $200. Attendees must be 21 years of age or older. To purchase tickets, click here:

9/14/2019 Rock the Rafters with Acoustic Road
Farmstead Arts Center, located at 450 King George Road in Basking Ridge will provide the perfect backdrop for an evening of great music, food and fun (slient auction and basket raffle) for the whole family.

“Rock the Rafters” Barn Dance and Fall Fundraiser will be held on Saturday, September 14th from 5-9 pm.  Tickets, $20 general admission, $15 for Farmstead Members, $10 for kids 12 and under and free for kids 5 and under, may be purchased online at or CASH ONLY at the door. Click here - Barn Dance ,Click here - Farmstead

9/15/2019 BrassWorks Quintet Concert at Farmstead Arts Center
Farmstead Arts Center, located at 450 King George Road in Basking Ridge presents "BrassWorks Quintet" as they Explore the many faces of jazz  - Ragtime, Dixieland, Blues, Charleston,  Swing, Jazz on Broadway, Jazz in movies, and Rock-N-Roll -its origins, its development, and its influence on other music. Many surprises in store! Tickets on sale now. Click here 

9/16/2019 OLPH Religious Education Classes
Registration for Our Lady of Perpetual Help Catholic Religious Education Classes (CCD) is still open.  First Communion preparation is 2 years and begins in First Grade. Registration forms can be found on our website Please contact Michele Lobo 908-766-5638 with questions.

9/25/2019 Pulmonary Screening scheduled for September 25
The Bernards Township Health Department has set-up a NEW program: 

The PULMONARY SCREENING for adults will be conducted in conjunction with Robert Wood Johnson Barnabas Health Respiratory Care & Sleep Services on Wednesday, September 25, 2019 from 1 pm to 4 pm at the St. James Church, 184 S. Finley Ave., Basking Ridge, NJ.
Clinical Services will include individual Pulmonary Health Education, including:
•        Instruction on respiratory medication delivery devices
•        Self-monitoring: peak flow meters & pulse oximetry
•        Managing triggers of Asthma / COPD exacerbations, and
•        Sleep Health Education & Screening 

Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease, or COPD, refers to a group of diseases that cause airflow blockage and breathing-related problems. It includes emphysema and chronic bronchitis. Although there is no cure for COPD, it can be treated.  In the United States, an estimated 16 million adults have COPD. 
Asthma is a disease that affects your lungs. It causes repeated episodes of wheezing, breathlessness, chest tightness, and nighttime or early morning coughing. Asthma can be controlled by taking medicine and avoiding the triggers that can cause an attack. It affects 25 million people in the US which is about 8% of the population in 2017 compared to 7.3% of the population in 2001. 

 An appointment is required. To reserve your appointment, contact the Bernards Township Health Department at 908-204-2520. 

The Bernards Township Health Department is the contractual health agency for Bernards Township, Bernardsville Borough, Chester Borough, Long Hill Township, Mendham Borough, and Peapack and Gladstone Borough. Click here 


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