Upcoming January Virtual Lectures

2021 is quickly approaching! Are you looking to learn something new this year?  The Livingston Public Library has virtual lectures to inspire you. You can register for these zoom lectures on the Library’s events calendar, here.  An email with information on how to access the Zoom lecture will be sent to you the day before the event.  

The Art, History, and Benefits of Indoor Gardening | Tuesday, 1/5 @ 11am

Join Master Gardener Mary Jo Sichak as you learn how to enhance your life by bringing the green indoors! This photographic slide presentation will include a brief history of indoor gardening, choosing and caring for the right houseplants, decorating with  live plants, and the health benefits of having houseplants in your home.

Party Hearty in the Middle Ages | Thursday, 1/7 @ 7pm

The Middle Ages may also be known as the Dark Ages, but they also contained some really good times! Through art and archaeology, learn about medieval foods and their preparation–including a recipe for roast unicorn–in late-medieval feasts, as well as the rules and ceremonies under which these sumptuous foods were presented and the types of entertainment guests might enjoy. This lecture will be presented by Michael Norris, Ph.D., who spent twenty years as an educator at the Cloisters Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York. 

Demystifying the Instant Pot | Wednesday, 1/13 @ 11am

Join Jennifer Shukaitis, MPH as she unlocks the secrets of the Instant Pot and how to create healthy and safe meals in a matter of minutes.

Cancer Education Series: Cancer and Genetics | Friday, 1/22 @ 11am

Starting January 2021, the Library is presenting a virtual Cancer Education Series in collaboration with the Center for Asian Health (CAH )at the St Barnabas  Medical Center and the Rutgers Cancer Institute of NJ (CINJ). The presenters are community cancer control specialists from the CINJ.

In this first program in the series, hereditary and lifestyle risk factors for cancer will be explained. You will learn how and why cancer forms in cells, and methods to identify your personal cancer risk.  You will also discover the best practices for reducing or managing personal cancer risk, and understand why you might have heightened risk. Information will also be provided on genetic risk assessment and genetic testing resources.

Boost Your Immunity with the Magic of Spices | Monday, 1/25 @ 7pm

Adding spices to your food not only gives your meals great flavor, but it also has the power to give you a little bit of an immunity boost! In this lecture presented by health coach Jyoti Nebhnani, you’ll learn about five must-have spices for your kitchen pantry that will help boost flavor and immunity, among other benefits.  In this lecture, you will also learn easy ways to incorporate spices like cumin and turmeric into your everyday meals.

Virtual Job Interviews: Best Practices and Tips for Success | Wednesday, 1/27 @ 3pm

Are you in the process of searching for your next dream job? Debra J. Stark, Career Advisor at Ramapo College of NJ, will be showing us tips and tricks on how to have a successful virtual job interview.

The Super Bowl: More than Just a Game | Thursday, 1/28 @ 7pm 

The Super Bowl is much more than a football game, and as you might know, it is the only sports event that impacts every community in the United States. But, did you know that the Super Bowl rose out of the civil rights movement, specifically the African American boycott of the AFL All Star Game in New Orleans in 1965? Evan Weiner, a veteran sports broadcaster will take us on a journey from the birth of the Super Bowl, (when Congress approved a merger of the two leagues to create the game in 1967), to talk about the TV commercials, the halftime shows, big screen TV sales, and everything in between, including how the famed football game got its name.

We hope to see you at one of these virtual lectures! 

-Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

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