LtownLibrary is now on Spotify!

Have you ever found yourself looking for new music, with no idea where to start? The Livingston Public Library has you covered! Check out our new Spotify account and library themed playlists, with much more to come!

Crime Time

Crime Time is inspired by our new book club (register here!). It includes songs by Bob Dylan, Alkaline Trio and Garbage, all focusing on crimes committed throughout the ages. 

Bookish Vibes

Are you looking for some bookish music to start your day off the right way? Inspired by our monthly Bookish Vibes book club, which reads trending titles by popular authors in a wide variety of genres, these songs all have a connected reading, story, and writing theme. 

Color Your Stress Away

This relaxing playlist is awesome for when you just want some peace of mind, and enables you to tune out the rest of the world through calming ambient sounds. We use this playlist during our drop-in coloring sessions, so click here for more information about these awesome programs.

Unstuck in Time

To get you in the mood for our speculative fiction book club, this playlist features surreal, spacey, and spooky tracks by artists like David Bowie, Pink Floyd, Parliament, and Daft Punk.

Beethoven: Music and Revolution

The music of Ludwig van Beethoven, subject of our virtual lecture on September 13 (make sure to register here) and enjoy some of the music beforehand to get you ready for the program.

-Katie, Joe and Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions 

Rosetta Stone

Are you thinking of learning a world language? Why not try Rosetta Stone?  Rosetta Stone is a great app that won “Language Learning App of the Year” in 2021. You can  take advantage of the available mobile app that enables you to reinforce language learning wherever you are. It includes 30 languages, and also offers lessons on the English language for people interested in ESL learning. 

You can select your course with your own focus such as Reading and Writing Focus, Speaking and Listening Focus, or Extended with Reading Intro. In addition to core lessons, you can also learn pronunciation, vocabulary, and grammar.  

Each core lesson is 30 minutes long, followed by 10 minutes pronunciation, 5 minutes vocabulary, and 10 minutes grammar learning. 

You will learn the useful expressions of the language with different themes: Shopping, Work and School, Travel, Home and Health, Everyday Things and many more. 
You can access Rosetta Stone through Livingston Library’s website, here and scroll down to find Rosetta Stone. With its excellent user interface, clear instructions, wide variety of games and challenges, you will master the language fast and full of fun.

-Hongmei, Adult Services & Acquisitions