Trick or Treat

Dear Livingston Library Community,

Halloween is almost here.  And though our Youth Services Department already held a great drop-in pumpkin decorating event two weeks ago,  we just can’t get enough Halloween at the Library!  Come in costume anytime on October 31st,  say “trick or treat” at the Children’s Desk, and receive a fun treat! (While supplies last, of course.)  We’re looking forward to a steady stream of ghosts,  witches,  supervillains, and more.  Shakespeare once said “Clothes maketh the man”;  and we’ll go a step further:  “Costumes maketh Halloween!”

We hope to see you here!

 

 
All the best,

Amy

Director – Livingston Library

BookFEST!

Dear Livingston Library Community,

The rest of the world may celebrate Oktoberfest. Here at the Library, we have BookFEST!  Yes, it’s that time of year when our amazing Friends turn our program room into a bountiful bazaar of used books at bargain basement prices—from October 26th through the 29th.  If you’ve been thinking of joining the Friends of the Library, now’s a great time to do it and gain access to the Friends-only pre-sale day of BookFEST on October 25th.

If you’re reading this, you probably need no excuse to add books to your collection or give them to those you love, but by patronizing BookFEST you’re also helping to fund all of the many wonderful free programs we enjoy all year at the Library.  The township funds our operating expenses; the Friends pay for everything from Nursery Rhyme Time to Senior Happening, including teen SAT prep, public lectures and performances, adult creativity workshops, book clubs– and so much more.

So please do drop by BookFEST!  Because at the Livingston Library, we get by with a little help from our Friends.
All the best,

Amy

Director – Livingston Library

Teen Night at the Library

Dear Livingston Library Community,

Do you know teens who are passionate about Hamilton, treasure, puzzles and escape rooms of all kinds?  Then don’t let them miss the Library’s great new teen after-hours program coming up on November 18th!  “This is another fun, safe opportunity for Livingston teens to get the Library all to themselves for a night,”  explains Karen deWilde, our teen librarian.  This year Karen and her dedicated teen advisory board were inspired by “National Treasure” with Nicolas Cage, about the search for a mysterious chest full of medieval treasure hidden by the Founding Fathers.  “As usual, teens will be testing their wits, practicing teamwork, and solving puzzles against the clock for fun and prizes, as well as watching a movie and enjoying snacks.”

Wow!  Tragically, no adults are allowed.  But registration opens on October 16th (and is strictly required).

Because at Livingston Library, we help you give your children the world.
All the best,

Amy

Director – Livingston Library

Just Add Friends

Dear Livingston Library Community,

Are you a town resident who wants to start your own book club but are daunted by the work involved?  Are you already in a book club but dreading your turn to lead?  Then we’ve got the perfect new program for you launching by the end of the month: Book Club in a Bag!  Each bag contains eight copies of one book and all the background information about, compiled by one of our own highly trained librarians.  You can keep the bag and its contents for up to 28 days. All you have to add is the friends!  View our first selections for Book Club in a Bag below, and for more information about the program, or about the Library’s own four adult book clubs, please check out our website at livingstonlibrary.org or stop by the reference desk.

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Remember, at Livingston Library, we bring the world to you.
All the best,

Amy, Director – Livingston Library

 

Hispanic Heritage Month

Dear Livingston Library Community,

Hispanic Heritage Month is almost over, but there’s still time to enjoy a wonderful, free live musical program at the Library on Thursday, October 12th. “The Viva Vallenato! Cumbia Band features the lively, unique sounds of timbales, bass, and above all, the button accordion which is so characteristic of Colombian music,” explains Christine Demidowich, our programming coordinator. “Don’t miss it!”

And if you’re looking for other ways to explore Hispanic music and culture, check out the Library’s World Language collection, our many Spanish-language films and magazines both in the Library and online through Hoopla! and Zinio, as well as our great online language learning programs, Mango and Rosetta Stone. Just ask one of our highly trained librarians for more information.

Because as St. Augustine once so memorably said, “The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” At Livingston Library we bring the world to you.

 

All the Best,

Amy, Director – Livingston Library