Cobra Kai

Hi blog readers,

If you’re looking for your daily dose of nostalgia, Cobra Kai Season 3 is now available on Netflix! Don’t have a Netflix subscription? No problem! The Livingston Library has two Rokus that come pre-installed with a Netflix subscription, generously funded by the Friends of the Livingston Library. Reserve them today at www.livingstonlibrary.org!

The Karate Kid is a popular movie from 1984, where Daniel (Ralph Macchio) moves to Southern California with his mother, Lucille (Randee Heller), but quickly finds himself the target of a group of bullies who study karate at the Cobra Kai dojo. Fortunately, Daniel befriends Mr. Miyagi (Noriyuki “Pat” Morita), an unassuming repairman who just happens to be a martial arts master himself. Miyagi takes Daniel under his wing, training him in a more compassionate form of karate and preparing him to compete against the brutal Cobra Kai. Cobra Kai picks up decades after the tournament that changed their lives, with the rivalry between Johnny and Daniel reigniting.

Check out these other titles that will help you get your fix of the Karate Kid:

Cobra Kai: The Karate Kid Saga Continues – Johnny’s Story

Is Johnny really the good guy? See The Karate Kid in a whole new light this June in this retelling through the eyes of Johnny Lawrence, two-time All Valley Tournament Champion.

The Karate Kid: The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Features music from: Survivor, The Flirts, Broken Edge, Commuter, Paul Davis, Shandi, St. Regis, Baxter Robinson, Gang of Four, Joe (Bean) Esposito.

The Karate Kid by Kim Smith

The classic movie about a boy and his karate teacher is now an adorable picture book for the whole family!

Happy Reading!

-Katie, Head of Adult Services & Acquisitions 

February Book Clubs at the Library

If you’re looking to fall in love with reading during the month of February, the Livingston Public Library is the place for you! We have some amazing virtual book club meetings planned.  Our virtual book clubs take place through Zoom and registration is required.  You will be emailed the information on how to access the Zoom meeting the day before the book club. 

Bookish Vibes | Tuesday, February 16 at 7:00pm | Register Here!

Bookish Vibes is all about vibing with a great read. It’s the perfect book club for those looking to get literary with other book lovers in a semi-informal environment, while also discussing the books with the author! 

At our Bookish Vibes meetings, attendees are welcome to come and discuss any book they have read by the monthly author.  If you’re unsure of which book to choose, a select title will be available to borrow from the Patron Services Desk. 

During Bookish Vibes’ February meeting, book club members will be discussing books by Beth Harbison, who will also be joining the Zoom discussion! Copies of Harbison’s latest novel, The Cookbook Club will be available for you to borrow from the library. 

Let’s Talk About Books | Friday, February 12 at 12:45pm | Register Here! 

For those who enjoy a structured afternoon book club, Let’s Talk About Books is for you.  During this month’s meeting, attendees will be discussing Saints for All Occasions by J. Courtney Sullivan. 

Unstuck in Time | Tuesday, February 23 at 7pm | Register Here! 

Did the craziness of 2020 leave you craving speculative fiction? If so, our Unstuck in Time Book Club may just pique your interest.  Unstuck in Time revisits classic speculative fiction to discuss what ideas these works may inspire in 2020, and beyond.  This month, attendees will be enjoying The Man in the High Castle by Philip K. Dick.

-Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian