Message from the Director: Welcome Fall with the Homegrown String Band

Livingston Library Community, 

Come join us as we welcome in fall with a performance by the Homegrown String Band on Sunday, October 9th at 2pm. Here you’ll become immersed in the song and spirit of acoustic high-energy American roots music. It’s sure to be a good time! 

This event is free and open to everyone of all ages, so bring the whole family. The Homegrown String Band is a traditional family band that has been playing together since 1997. The band uses a variety of instruments such as: guitar, banjo, ukulele, harmonica, and jawharp to put their own unique spring on classic rural American music. 

And if you get inspired to create your own acoustic string music, you can with your Livingston Library card! In addition to print and digital resources, Livingston cardholders can also borrow ukuleles from the Library of Things. You can view the full offering of items within the Library of Things collection, here. 


Amy Babcock, Director

Mrs. Chen’s Memorial Program: Sarah W. Jaffe Author Visit

Attention parents! We are pleased to welcome author Sarah W. Jaffe to the Livingston Library for Mrs. Chen’s Memorial Program on Thursday evening, October 27th at 7:00 pm.

Sarah W. Jaffe will read an excerpt from her new book Wanting What’s Best: Parenting, Privilege, and Building a Just World and then lead a discussion about navigating childcare, school, and higher education systems with equity and justice in mind. Her book includes interviews with real parents and actionable steps for parents who are interested in getting the “best” for all children. 

As many of you know, Mrs. Chen was a beloved Children’s Librarian at the Livingston Public Library for over thirty years. This author visit parenting program is a wonderful way to honor her memory and the legacy she has left with the Livingston community.

I hope to see you there!

~Gina Vaccaro, Head of Youth Services

This program was made possible by Mrs. Chen’s family and the Friends of the Livingston Public Library.