Explore Local History

Let’s go on an adventure back in time through Livingston’s history.  The Livingston

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A fun story in the July 4, 1930 edition of the West Essex Tribune.

Public Library offers you a virtual time machine through the Library’s digital resources.  In the Livingston Public Library’s Local History Archive, you can explore articles from the West Essex Tribune dating back to 1929, yearbooks from Livingston High School, books, and photographs.

Whether you are looking to search for something specific, or whether are you are looking to browse our Livingston past for fun, the Livingston Public Library’s digital Local History Archive is here for you!

What will you discover?

-Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian



More Upcoming Programs on Zoom!

Did you know that you can enjoy programs hosted by the Livingston Public Library from the comfort of your own home?  It’s true, you can! Here are some upcoming lectures and performances brought to you by your library.

Anxiety in the Time of Covid | August 10 at 3pm

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a major impact on mental health with both healthcare workers and the general public feeling heightened levels of anxiety and mental distress. Join the Livingston Public Library, in partnership with ACAP, on Monday, August 10 at 3pm for a lecture via Zoom, where Psychoanalyst, Dr. Lillesol Kane will offer supportive strategies and coping techniques to help individuals and families deal with their anxiety and manage their mental health.

Registration is required for this event and can be done so here. Registered attendees will receive information on how to connect to the Zoom chat room the day before the event.

The Real Housewives of New Jersey: Early American Women and their Kitchen Gardens | August 18 @ 11am

In this virtual lecture via Zoom, garden historian Lesley Parness will take us back to the Colonial era to introduce the original ‘Real Housewives.”  In this lecture, we will learn about the kitchen gardens from the 1700’s  that fed, healed, and clothed Early American families.  We will also explore the 18th century “huswife” skill set, which included “physicke, cookery,  distillation, perfumery, the making of wool, hemp, flax, dayries, brewing, baking,” and, of course – gardening.

Registration is  required for this event and can be done so here. Registered attendees will receive information on how to connect to the Zoom chat room the day before the event.

Senior Happening | August 21 @ 1pm 

Do you miss the Livingston Public Library’s monthly Senior Happening Performance?  Our August Senior Happening will be held virtually on YouTube this month, where registered attendees will receive a private link to the video performance.  During this month’s Senior Happening, Stephen Fuller will present “Seasoned Soul,” a musical journey exploring African music.  This journey includes the music and stories of Blues, Jazz, Motown and Island music, and will have you singing along in your seats!

You can register for our virtual Senior Happening, here. On Friday, August 21 at 1pm you will receive a link to the private prerecorded YouTube video.

Stay tuned and make sure to visit our events calendar for more virtual events coming your way!

-Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian