Message from the Director: Solar Eclipse

Dear Livingston Library Community,

AmyAre you searching for the right place to view the amazing solar eclipse coming up on August 21st? Well, look no further than your Library!  “We’ll be witnessing a rare phenomenon that illuminates the workings of the natural world,”  says Joseph Emery, our Technology Librarian, who is running the program.  “I’ll be explaining how the eclipse fits into our current understanding of astrophysics and making sure that everyone does their viewing safely.”  The program is free and open to all, no registration required, and we’ll be giving away free safety glasses to all participants while supplies last.  The solar eclipse program is part of the Library’s astronomy initiative, which began with the family planetarium program earlier this summer, and will be continuing with another star-gazing session in September.  Don’t miss it!  For as astronomer and writer Carl Sagan once said,  “Our feeblest contemplations of the cosmos stir us—there is a tingling in the spine, a catch in the voice, a faint sensation, as if a distant memory, or falling from a height.  We know we are approaching the greatest of mysteries.”

Remember, at the Livingston Library, we bring the world to you. And sometimes together we travel beyond.

 

All the best,

Amy, Director – Livingston Library

Message from the Director: Summer Picnics

Dear Livingston Library Community,

Is there anything more deliciously seasonal or more seasonally delicious than a summer picnic?  We at the Library think not.  But if you’re sick of your regular menu ideas, you can always find inspiration in our extensive cookbook collection, in the Library or online at eBCCLS.  “I love to mix and match cuisines for a tapas-style picnic,” says Ariel Zeitlin, one of our reference librarians.  “For a serious al fresco feast, you could make Thai chicken satay, Tuscan tuna-bean salad, mushrooms vinaigrette, cold sesame noodles, and Barcelona-style potato omelet.  Just make them ahead of time and bring them along in a cooler.”  Yum!  Check out Ariel’s recommended cookbooks below.

Because at Livingston Library, we put the world at your fingertips.

 

All the best,

Amy, Director – Livingston Library