A Culinary Vacation

It’s cold outside!  While you’re inside trying to stay warm you may be fantasizing about your next getaway.  When we think of travel, we often think of the great food that comes along with it, like fresh lobster from Maine or yummy pasta from Italy. Why not take a culinary vacation right now?

Here at the library, we have tons of travel books that you can view to get you thinking about where you want to travel to.  The best part? They’re located right near the library’s fireplace so it’s the perfect excuse to browse and warm up from the cold.  

Don’t want to leave your house?  Livingston Library cardholders also have access to the

digital version of A-Z World Travel.  With A-Z World Travel, you can learn about the different foods from various regions as well as obtain recipes of their most famous dishes!

A-ZWorld Travel
A-Z World Travel Recipes

Our Adult Services Librarian, Chris Demidowich, also discovered some travel blogs that journalist Nisha Gopalan recommends:

They offer additional travel guides and first hand tips about local ingredients and more!

So where will your next culinary adventure be?

-Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian

Message from the Director: It’s a Writer’s Thing: Creative Writing Group

Dear Livingston Library Community,

“I kept always two books in my pocket, one to read, one to write in.”
–Robert Louis Stevenson

Just as our Library community is made up of readers, it is also made up of many writers.  The Livingston Public Library will be hosting its first It’s a Writer’s Thing: Creative Writing Group on Thursday, January 17 at 7:00 PM.  It’s a Writer’s Thing is the perfect place for writers (and aspiring writers) of all levels and of all genres to gather together to discuss ideas and workshop writing in an informal and nonjudgmental environment.

Whether you’re working on a novel, short story, poem, memoir, or aren’t quite sure where to start, this group is for you and for everyone who loves and wants to write! The Livingston Public Library’s Creative Writing Group will expose writers to various writing genres and styles, delve into individual writing techniques, and allow you to meet and connect with other writers within the community.  Bring your ideas, writing, and a favorite writing utensil to our first meeting, and be sure to mark your calendars for our future dates!

This group will be moderated by Adult Services Librarian, Jessica.  Before receiving her MLIS from Rutgers University, she received her B.A. in English and Creative Writing, with a focus in poetry, from Montclair State University.
All the best,

***Upcoming Creative Writing Group Meetings:
2/21, 3/21, 4/18, 5/16, 6/20