Message From the Director: Gratitude is the Sign of Noble Souls

As we approach the upcoming month and the holiday season we begin to reflect upon the importance of gratitude.  On Monday, November 4 at 7:00 PM, Dr. Peggy DeLong, clinical and forensic psychologist, will be at the library to present The Gratitude Workshop: Harnessing the Power of Gratitude to Heal and Grow.  Dr. DeLong will be showing attendees they can develop gratitude in creative and meaningful ways, as well as how gratitude can help with depression and anxiety.  She will touch upon how gratitude can be incorporated into everyday living, and  how we can find it regardless of what is going on in our lives or in the world.
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Dr. DeLong uses her own inspirational journey with gratitude within her lessons.  This journey is explored in her book “I Can See Clearly Now: A Memoir of Love, Grief and Gratitude.”  Copies of her book with be available for purchase at the event.

~Amy Babcock Landry, Director 

Message From the Director: BookFEST!

As people around the world celebrate Oktoberfest, here in Livingston we are celebrating BookFEST!  Yes, you read that write, it’s time for the Friends of the Library’s annual BookFEST sale.

Once a year for an entire week during the month of October, The Friends of the Livingston Public Library turn our program room into a used book wonderland, where you can purchase popular used titles at bargain prices.  BookFEST will run from Thursday, October 24, 2019 until Sunday, October 27, 2019.  If you have been contemplating joining the Friends of the Livingston Public Library, now is also an excellent time to do so!  Friends of the Livingston Public Library members will have early access to the Friends-only BookFEST pre-sale on Wednesday, October 23, 2019 from 2:30 PM to 8:30 PM.

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By patronizing BookFEST you are helping to fund all of the many wonderful free programs we enjoy all year at the Library, making it the perfect excuse to stock up on your to-read pile.  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– and so much more.

Be sure to stop by the library during BookFEST week!  We wouldn’t be able to get by without a little help from our friends!

~Amy Babcock Landry, Director