Message from the Director: Begin With Children

Dear Livingston Library Community,

At the Library we recognize the difficulties of discussing our complicated world with the children in your life.  And yet the most difficult tasks are often the most important ones.  That’s why our second adult program in the Livingston Listens series is “Understanding Your Child’s Racial Identity,” an event designed to encourage family conversations about social justice, social identity, and diversity.  We are delighted to welcome back Dr. Khyati Joshi, professor of education at Fairleigh Dickinson, who takes an intersectional approach in all of her work, and will also address other social identities such as class, religion, and sexual orientation.  Additionally, Dr. Joshi will provide an opportunity for parents to consider their own social identities, and how these identities affect the ways in which they view the world, their parenting practices, and their day-to-day experiences.

For as Gandhi once said, “If we are to teach real peace in this world…we shall have to begin with the children.”

And at Livingston Library, we help you give your children the world.

 

All the best,

Amy

Director – Livingston Library

Message from the Director: Mini Golf, Maximum Impact

Dear Livingston Library Community,

Did you ever wonder what our Youth Services Department would look like filled with a giant, ultra-creative, homemade mini-golf course?  Well, we’re about to find out!  On Thursday, February 22nd, our Teen Advisory Board is joining forces with the Friends of the Library to hold our first-ever Library Mini-Golf Fundraiser.  All of the wonderfully whimsical mini-golf courses have been designed, planned and donated by school clubs, scouts and other volunteers.  They’re also running a delicious bake sale in case you need fortification after an especially tough swing.

Here’s how it works: each participant provides a small donation to enter the game (suggested: $5 per player, $20 per family).  The proceeds go to the Friends of the Library and the American Library Association’s Disaster Relief Fund to support hurricane-damaged libraries.  Having fun, doing good, and eating brownies all at the same time…you could hardly ask for more!

And remember, at Livingston Library, we bring the world to you.

 

All the best,

Amy

Director – Livingston Library