Read It & Eat!

Earlier this week we kicked off our new offsite book club Read It & Eat! A book club designed for busy people on the go who are looking to discuss a quick read while on their lunch break from work or running errands.  For our first meeting, we met at Livingston Bagel during lunch time where we talked about Solane Crosely’s collection ofMe Talk Pretty One Day light essays, Look Alive Out There, and we had a blast!

If you missed out on the book talk and lunch, don’t worry!  You can join us next month where we will be discussing Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris, a collection of essays that the New York Times says “reveals a writer who is capable, not only of being funny, but touching, even tender too.” This next meeting will also take place at Livingston Bagel located at 37 E Northfield Rd at 12:00pm on Monday, March 25.

Books are available for you to check out at the library’s Patron Services Desk. And you can register here to ensure that a chair is waiting for you!

Hope to see you there!

-Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian 

*The Livingston Library staff provides the book and the discussion, the attendees are responsible for their own food and drink.*

Read It & Eat!

Life is busy.  After a full day of working or running errands, cooking dinner, and getting everything settled for the evening, who really feels like coming back out at night for a mid-week book club?  But what if there was a book club during the day, where you could stop in on your lunch break?

Adult Services Librarians Jessica and Katie are excited to announce the Livingston Public Library’s first Read It & Eat book club!  An offsite book club that meets at a local restaurant during the afternoon. Perfect timing for those on their lunch break, those out and about running errands, and/or those waiting to pick up their children from school.  After all, you have to eat lunch anyway, right? Why not spend it eating and discussing a great book! 

The first Read It & Eat! book club meeting will take place at Livingston Bagel located at 37 E Northfield Rd., on Monday, February 11.  We will meet at 12pm and the discussion will begin at 12:15pm.  By now you’re probably wondering “But if I’m so busy, will I have time to read a book?” & “What are these library folk reading, anyway?”  

look alive out thereThe first book will be Look Alive Out There by Solane Crosley.  It’s a collection of short essays Glamour raves about.  Seriously, they’re quoted for saying “Whether she’s spying on a neighbor’s kid, crashing a shiva, or freezing her eggs, Crosley toggles effortlessly between hilarity and heartbreak.”  Doesn’t that just sound wonderful?

So whether you have time to commit to reading the book cover to cover, or only end up reading a few essays out of the collection, pick up a copy at the Livingston Library’s Patron Services desk. beginning January 7, and join us!

*The Livingston Library staff provides the book and the discussion, the attendees are responsible for their own food and drink.*

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–Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian & Katie Neylan, Head of Adult Services