Reflective Journaling

The Livingston Library hosted a successful Cover Crafting Kickoff for our new Reflective Journaling program!  Attendees created imaginative and inspiring covers for their reflective journals.  Want to participate?  Every week we will have new reflective journaling pages for you to take home and complete at your leisure located on the counter near the main entrance.  At the end of the year, you’ll have a book of 49 journaling pages documenting your experiences and goals.

Have questions? Stop by the Adult Services Department and ask one of our friendly librarians.

-Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian

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Library Shelfie Day

The New York Public Library has dubbed the fourth Wednesday of the year as Library Shelfie Day.  This is a day that celebrates taking “shelfies”… or rather selfies of your IMG_0005 (2)favorite book shelves.

On this Library Shelfie Day, staff members of the Livingston Public Library celebrated by taking photos with their favorite book shelves. Check them out by following the library’s Instagram account @LivingstonLibrary.

What are your favorite book shelves? Share your shelfies with us with our hashtag, #LtownLibrary.

Happy Library Shelfie Day!

-Jessica Bielen, Adult Services Librarian 

 

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

Dinosaurs Galore!

Dinosaurs have taken over at the Livingston Public Library!IMG_3471 (1)

The Livingston Library’s display case features the amazing and extensive dinosaur collection of nine year old Livingston resident, Julian Zakkour, who has been an “amateur” paleontologist since he was 5 years old.  His passion started when watching PBS shows Dinosaur Train and Dino Dan and discovering the dinosaur section in the Livingston Library.  He absorbed the facts and history of these magnificent creatures like a sponge and quickly learned the difference between herbivores, carnivores, and omnivores and how they lived and died as if they were old friends. Trips to the Natural History Museum in New York City and dinosaur exhibits near and far also fueled his passion.  Most of his family trips always include a trip to a museum or a dinosaur inspired attraction. He started to collect dinosaur figures in every shape, form and size and his family always knows what he wants for his birthday and on holidays!

The Jurassic Park and Jurassic World films and franchise made a great impact on his love of dinosaurs.  His collection includes rare vintage Jurassic Park figures from all 3 films (Jurassic Park, Jurassic Park II and Jurassic Park III) and from the newer films Jurassic World and Jurassic World, the Lost Kingdom.

He considers himself a purist and favors toys that show the real form of the dinosaur but also loves the new hybrid toy figures as well.

His favorite dinosaur is the Spinosaurs.  His dream would be to go on a dig and actually find a dinosaur fossil.   He is currently in the 3rd grade at Harrison school.  He would like to be a paleontologist when he grows up.    He is very happy to share his collection with the Library to inspire other kids about the wonderful world of dinosaurs!

This colorful and enthralling display will last till January 26.

-Archana Chiplunkar, Adult Services Librarian