Message From the Director: Celebrate National Poetry Month

Amy Director

Livingston Library Community, 

April is National Poetry Month. In celebration of the beauty of verse and literature, the library has poetry resources and virtual writing / literary based programs planned to inspire you. 

Those looking to get started writing their own poetry will enjoy online courses through Universal Class such as Poetry Writing 101 and Creative Writing for Beginners.  These courses are available for you to access with your Livingston Public Library card and are self paced.

If you’re looking for a new poetry collection to enjoy, stop by the library to visit our National Poetry Month Display.  You can also visit our Library’s Blog for additional poetry book lists. 

Aspiring writers will enjoy our Livi Writes: Journaling Workshop presented by local Livingston writer Hope Atlas on Thursday, April 22nd at 7pm.  During this workshop, participants will learn how they can use journaling for self-reflection and awareness. Participants will be given writing prompts along with 5-8 minutes to free-write. 

The Livingston Public Library will also be hosting it’s monthly book clubs for all ages! You can see a full list of the Library’s book clubs and register for them on the Library’s event calendar, here. 

**Our Book Clubs and Journaling Workshop will take place virtually though Zoom and registration is required.  You can register through the Library’s event calendar.  Information on how to access the Zoom event will be emailed to you the day before the program is to take place.**

We hope that all those who aspire to write and who love to read attend and find value in these events. 


Amy Babcock , Director

April Staff Picks

Books, books, books, and more books! Check out what the staff of the Livingston Public Library is reading during the month of April!

Katie, Head of Adult Services & Acquisitions: The 7 1/2 Deaths of Evelyn Hardcastle by Sturat Turton (to be published May 7, 2021)

Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions: The Perfect Girlfriend by Karen Hamilton

Joe, Adult Services & Acquisitions: Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics by Dolly Parton 

Hongmei, Adult Services & Acquisitions: The Pull of the Stars by Emma Donoghue

Archana, Adult Services & Acquisitions: A Will to Kill by R V Raman, Unfinished: A Memoir by Priyanka Chopra Jonas, and Eight Perfect Murders by Peter Swanson

Aarti, Patron Services:   Unfinished: A Memoir by Priyanka Chopra Jonas

Amanda, Youth Services: Earthling by Mark Fearing

Gina, Head of Youth Services: Fifty Words For Rain by Asha Lemie, The Selected Poems of Emily Dickinson, Moxie by Jennifer Mathieu, and Disability Visibility: First Person Stories from the Twenty-First Century

Karen, Teen Services: Dept. of Speculation by Jenny Offill

Marla. Administration: Daisy Jones & the Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Melissa, Associate Director: Last Call by Elon Green and Girl A by Abigail Dean

-Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian