Message From the Director: New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus

“A great song should lift your heart, warm the soul and make you feel good.”  ~ Colbie Caillat

Great songs have the power to not only uplift our mood and warm our hearts, but also create wonderful memories with those we share such music with.  In the spirit of song, the Livingston Public Library invites you to join us on Sunday, November 17 at 2:00 PM for An Afternoon of Song performed by the New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus.  The chorus will be performing well known tunes and classic favorites, while also giving us a taste of their upcoming concert pieces for 2020.

The New Jersey Gay Men’s Chorus is comprised of volunteers from New Jersey and Eastern Pennsylvania.  They have been performing for 25 years and have been involved with Jersey Pride in Asbury Park, Worlds Aid Day and participated in “Sing for the Cure” at Carnegie Hall.  Their mission is to “inspire pride, empowerment, equality, and acceptance to all through extraordinary music and actions.”

Be sure to stop by the library this upcoming weekend to share the joy of song with your family and neighbors.  We look forward to creating the musical memories with you!

~Amy Babcock Landry, Director 



Message From the Director: World Languages

Do you know that the Livingston Public Library has books in over 10 languages?

In fact, our library is proud to have one of the largest and highly circulated Chinese language collections in the state!  We also have a great selection of Hindi, Guajarati, Marathi, Korean, Russian, Spanish, French, German, Italian and Hebrew materials.

Our Chinese collection has over 5,000 books, 1,000 DVDs and CDs, and 29 magazines.  A list of new added Chinese materials can be found both online and in print at the beginning of the Chinese collection shelf.

Our Indian collection includes Hindi and Gujarati fiction and nonfiction.  DVDs of Marathi and Gujarati language feature films, and the ever popular Bollywood feature films are an important component.  Hindi, Gujarati and English language magazines published in India  round out the collection.

These world language resources now have a new home.  You can find them right around the corner from the library entrance.  The collection has more space and is better organized than before with new and popular books more prominently displayed.

~Amy Babcock Landry, Director