Mrs. Chen’s Memorial Program: Sarah W. Jaffe Author Visit

Attention parents! We are pleased to welcome author Sarah W. Jaffe to the Livingston Library for Mrs. Chen’s Memorial Program on Thursday evening, October 27th at 7:00 pm.

Sarah W. Jaffe will read an excerpt from her new book Wanting What’s Best: Parenting, Privilege, and Building a Just World and then lead a discussion about navigating childcare, school, and higher education systems with equity and justice in mind. Her book includes interviews with real parents and actionable steps for parents who are interested in getting the “best” for all children. 

As many of you know, Mrs. Chen was a beloved Children’s Librarian at the Livingston Public Library for over thirty years. This author visit parenting program is a wonderful way to honor her memory and the legacy she has left with the Livingston community.

I hope to see you there!

~Gina Vaccaro, Head of Youth Services

This program was made possible by Mrs. Chen’s family and the Friends of the Livingston Public Library.

Celebrating Juneteenth in Youth Services

Be sure to stop by the library this week to pick up a Take & Make Juneteenth Craft at the Children’s Desk while supplies last! The craft will also be available at the Juneteenth Celebration with author Alliah L. Agostini on Wednesday, June 15 at 6:30pm. All are welcome to join us as the author reads from her new picture book, The Juneteenth Story: Celebrating the End of Slavery in the United States, and help us celebrate afterward with red velvet cake and strawberry lemonade on our Youth Terrace.

While you’re here, you can also pick up a book from our Juneteenth Book Display, including these titles:

Juneteenth, by Kevin P. Winn and Kelisa Wing

What is Juneteenth?, by Kirsti Jewel

The Juneteenth Story: Celebrating the End of Slavery in the United States, by Alliah L. Agostini

Juneteenth for Mazie, by Floyd Cooper

Opal Lee and What It Means to Be Free: The True Story of the Grandmother of Juneteenth, by Alice Faye Duncan

The Story of Juneteenth: An Interactive History Adventure, by Steven Otfinoski

Happy reading!

-Amanda Winter, Youth Services Librarian