Upcoming March Virtual Lectures

Looking to learn something new?  The Livingston Public Library has a wide variety of virtual lectures for every interest. Here’s a sneak peak of what you can look forward to during the month of March.  

Please note: registration is required for virtual events and you can do so via the Library’s event calendar.  An email with information on how to access the Zoom event will be sent to you the day before the program. 

Great Women Artists of the Early 20th Century | March 1 @ 7pm

Art lecturer Mario Medici will present an art talk focusing on three women artists from this time period: Georgia Totto O’Keeffe, Mary Stevenson Cassatt, and Hildreth Meiere.

Wellness Wednesdays: Finding Added Sugar in Plain Sight | March 3 @ 11am

In partnership with The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS), a part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, this program will  discuss sugar – an ingredient that has become increasingly present in American diets. In this workshop you will learn how your health may be affected by excess sugar, the differences between natural and added sugars, how and where to find sugars in the foods you eat, and how to figure out just how much sugar you are eating.

The Schuyler Sisters and Hamilton the Musical | March 8 @ 7pm 

Join Rick Feingold as he presents an engaging lecture revolving around the Alexander Hamilton musical, with special focus on the Schuyler Sisters.

The Art of Pysanky: Ukranian Egg Decorating | March 15 @ 7pm

Celebrate the arrival of spring with instructor Jenny Santa Maria, who will talk about and demonstrate the art of Pysanky, also known as Ukrainian egg decorating.

Beer and Food: An Exploration | March 22 @ 7pm 

Journalist and author John Holl, will examine beer styles and ingredients, and how it works with how dishes are prepared, sauces it might use, accompaniments and more.

Cancer Education Series | Nutrition for Colorectal Health and Cancer Prevention | March 24 @ 11am

In partnership with the Center for Asian Health (CAH )at the St Barnabas  Medical Center and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ (CINJ), this lecture will discuss foods that can help to maintain good colorectal health and act to prevent cancer. This lecture will also discuss current cancer screening guidelines for colorectal health.

Simplifying Weekly Meal Planning | March 31 @ 7pm 

Writer and education Vanessa Young will teach you tips, strategies, and recipes for delicious weekly meals.  She will cover stretching meals creatively over multiple days, delicious flavor combinations, kitchen organization, and simple strategies that work whether you are cooking for one or a crowd.

We hope to see you at one of these lectures!

-Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

Reflective Journaling: Presidential Trivia Answers

Last week’s reflective journaling sheet tested your presidential knowledge with some trivia in honor of President’s Day.  See how well you did with the below answers!

Question 1: Who was the 5th president of the United States of America? Jame Monroe

You can learn more about James Monroe, here. 

Question 2: Which president served two nonconsecutive terms? Grover Cleveland 

You can learn more about Grover Cleveland, here. 

Question 3: Which state do the most US presidents call home? Virginia has produced the most U.S. presidents 

Question 4: Which president had an alligator as a pet? John Quincy Adams

You can learn more about the pets that lived in the White house, here. 

Question 5: Which president had an aversion to broccoli? George H.W. Bush

You can learn more about his aversion to broccoli, here.

Happy journaling!

-Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian