Xtreme Readers Honors Black History Month

Attention 4th and 5th graders: did you ever read a book and loved it so much you couldn’t wait to talk about it with your friends?  If so, the Xtreme Readers book club is perfect for you. 

Register with your Livingston Library Card in the calendar on our website. You will receive an email with a link to join the Zoom meeting the day before the event.  We meet virtually on Zoom February 23 @ 6 PM.

In observance of Black History Month we are discussing the young reader edition of Dr. Ibram Kendi’s National Book Award Winning book, Stamped From the Beginning titled, Stamped: Racism, Antiracism and You remixed by Jason Reynolds.  Once registered, you may pick up the book at the Patron Services Desk at the Library, or download a copy from eBccls in either the ebook or audiobook formats. 

I hope to see you there!

Happy Reading,
Gina Vaccaro, Head of Youth Services

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