Meet the Author Julie Maloney

julie maloneyHello Library Readers!

We are super excited to announce that author Julie Maloney will be visiting us on Thursday, May 2 at 7:00pm.  Maloney was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey, and has a BA in English from New Jersey City University and Master of Fine Arts from University of North Carolina. Maloney is the founder of Women Reading Aloud, a non-profit organization dedicated to promoting women writers.

Maloney has published both a book of poems as well as a A Matter of Chancenovel.  Her book of poems Private Landscape, published by Arseya Press, explores a woman’s journey through cancer.  In her novel A Matter of Chance, eight year old Vinni Stewart goes missing from a Jersey Shore town, leaving her distraught single mother desperately searching for her daughter.  This novel explores motherhood, grief, and loss.

In addition to her writing, Maloney was also the artistic director, choreographer, and principal dancer at the Julie Maloney Dance Company for thirteen years.  For more information, check out her website here.

-Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian 

Meet the Author Sharon Farber

The Livingston Public Library is excited to announce that author and medium Sharon Farber will be OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAjoining us for an author visit on Sunday, April 28 at 2pm.  Farber grew up in Livingston, NJ and graduated from Livingston High School in 1979.  She received a BA in sociology from the University of Massachusetts, and studied mediumship at Arthur Findlay College in Stansted England, and elsewhere.

choosing-to-be-a-medium-683x1024Farber’s book, Choosing to be a Medium: Experience & Share the Healing Power of Spirit Communication was published by Llewellyn in 2019 explores how anyone can be a learned medium.  It  explores evidential mediumship and offers a step by step guide for becoming a medium.

In addition to authoring her book, Farber gives mediumship readings and demonstrations, leads a mediumship development circle, teaches classes, and leads mediumship development retreats. You can learn more at

A limited amount of copies of Farber’s book will be available for purchase.  Registration is not required for this event.

Hope to see you there!

-Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian