Message from the Director: Enjoy the Music of Lionel Richie at This Month’s Virtual Senior Happening

Amy Director

Well, my friends, the time has come

To raise the roof and have some fun” — Lionel Richie

Livingston Library Community, 

Are you ready to dance and sing the afternoon away? This month’s Virtual Senior Happening will have you tapping your toes and maybe even “raising the roof,” to the music of Lionel Richie. 

On Friday, April 16th at 1pm, vocalist Stephen Fuller will take us on a journey through the music of American musical icon, Lionel Richie.  We’ll enjoy Richie’s dance music and love songs in this special concert filmed specifically for the Livingston community. 

Interested in learning a bit more about this month’s performer? Stephen Fuller, a Newark native,  became interested in singing at age 12, when a teacher recognized his musical gift. He attended the Newark Arts High School and Colgate University, where he studied Sociology and Music, earning a Bachelor of Arts degree. We are very pleased to welcome him as this month’s entertainment. 

This performance will take place as a pre-recorded YouTube video.  Registration is required and can be done so on the Library’s event calendar, here. The link to the pre-recorded YouTube video will be emailed to registrants at 1pm on Friday, April 16th. 

Senior Happening is made possible in part by funds from the Essex County Division of Cultural Affairs, a partner of the New Jersey State Council on the Arts and through the support from the Friends of the Livingston Library.


Amy Babcock, Director   

Celebrate Earth Day All Month Long at the LPL

Amy Director

“The Earth is what we all have in common.” – Wendell Berry 

Livingston Library Community, 

Earth Day is Thursday, April 22nd. To celebrate we have some wonderful environmental programs planned to help educate our community on both the wonders and the health of the planet we all call home. 

If you’re looking to learn more about the beauty of the earth and the environment, join the Livingston Public Library on Wednesday, April 7th at 11am for a presentation on Dark Beauties For Your Garden, where garden historian, Lesly Parness will be showing us how we can use black hued plants for maximum impact within our gardens. 

If you’re looking to get out and explore nature, our 7pm lecture on Monday, April 26th is perfect for you! Join us as we explore the Garden Gems of the Garden State in a photographic tour of selected gardens and arboretums in New Jersey, as presented by Master Gardener Mary Jo Sichak.

During our 11am lecture on Wednesday, April 14th, you can learn how to cut down on waste during  Be a Friend to the Earth: Reduce Food Waste at Home. In collaboration with The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS), a part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension, we’ll learn simple ways in which we can reduce our food waste created at home everyday. 

These events will take place virtually on Zoom. Registration is required and can be done so on the Library’s event calendar, here. An email with information on how to access the Zoo event will be emailed to you the day before the program is to take place. 


Amy Babcock