Upcoming November Adult Programming

The Livingston Public Library has some wonderful adult programs planned this November both in person and virtually! Mark your calendars for the following events coming next month. 

Creative Arts

Pinterest Inspired Adult Crafting: Button Snowflake | Monday,November 29 @ 11am

Come get crafty with the Livingston Librarians, where we will be making button snowflakes! This program is open to Livingston residents only and registration is required.  Participants are expected to follow all current CDC guidelines. Registration opens Monday, November 15th at 10am. 

Crafternoon Drop-in Craft | Thursday, November 18 @ 12pm

Join us in the adult seating area for a quick, drop-in afternoon craft!  Participants are expected to follow all current CDC guidelines. 

Lectures 

Tempestuous Beauty: How Artists Throughout History Were Inspired by Flowers and Gardens | Monday, November 1 @ 7pm

In this virtual talk presented by art lecturer Janet Mandel, you will be introduced to an array of astonishing images from throughout art history, some iconic and some unfamiliar, reminding us why flowers and gardens give us hope, nourish our souls, and elicit pleasure and happiness. Registration is required for this event. A link to the Zoom presentation will be emailed to registered attendees the day before the program is to take place.

Stephen Sondheim | Monday, November 8 @ 7pm

Entertainment historian John Kenrick pulls back the curtain on Sondheim’s life and career. Exciting performance videos and fascinating backstage stories make this a memorable salute to a theater pro still going strong at 91! This event is scheduled to take place in person. Registration is not required, and attendees are expected to follow all current CDC guidelines.

Cheese 101: Getting to Know Cheese | Monday, November 15 @ 7pm

Explore and discover the history of cheese making from prehistoric times to the present in this presentation by cheese specialist and educator, Carla Graifer. Registration is required for this event. A link to the Zoom presentation will be emailed to registered attendees the day before the program is to take place.

Eating Through the Holidays | Wednesday, November 17 @ 11am

With the holiday season upon us, our appetites are craving all our favorite traditional foods that accompany our celebrations. If you are hoping to enjoy this holiday season without sacrificing your health and nutrition goals, join this virtual workshop presented by Jennifer Shukaitis, MPH, faculty member in The Department of Family and Community Health Sciences (FCHS) a part of Rutgers Cooperative Extension).  She will offer some easy and practical tips for staying healthy through the holidays without sacrificing all your favorite foods and drinks. Registration is required for this event. A link to the Zoom presentation will be emailed to registered attendees the day before the program is to take place.

Holiday Cocktails | Monday, November 29 @ 7pm

Get ready to celebrate the holidays with Tammy Coxen,  professional cocktail enthusiast and the Chief Tasting Officer of Tammy’s Tastings!  Toast the upcoming new year with a versatile sparkling wine cocktail.  Muddle seasonal flavors like cranberry and ginger.  And shake up a perfect single serving eggnog and never need to buy a carton again! Tammy will demonstrate these drinks live in this virtual presentation.  Plus you’ll learn the essential cocktail mixing techniques you’ll need to follow for almost any cocktail recipe. Registration is required for this event. A link to the Zoom presentation will be emailed to registered attendees the day before the program is to take place.

Movies 

Classic Movie Tuesdays: Persepolis  | Tuesday, November 23 @ 7pm

Come see Marjane Satrapi’s 2007 classic “Persepolis” on the big screen in our Program Room! Run time is 1 hour 40 minutes. Participants will be expected to follow all current CDC guidelines.

Senior Happening

Lecture in Song: “The Golden Age of Operetta | Friday, November 19 @ 1pm

America’s cultural roots lie deeply in European soil, and this most definitely includes the glories of American Popular Song in its twentieth century heyday. Before Gershwin, Porter, Berlin, Kern, Rodgers, Hammerstein & Co., there was European Operetta filling the theatres of all the great continental capitals. From Vienna, the Strausses and Lehar; from Paris, Offenbach; from London, Gilbert & Sullivan: exotic locales, derring-do drama, gorgeously lush melodies, romance, sentiment & color at fever pitch. 

Registration is required for Senior Happening. Livingston residents will be given first preference to register, beginning on October 25th.

If seats are available, guests from other Essex County towns may register starting on November 15th.

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. Participants will be expected to follow all current CDC guidelines.

Book Clubs

Bookish Vibes | Thursday, November 4 @ 7pm

Are you an avid reader looking to discuss contemporary fiction, trending titles, and popular authors?  If so, our Bookish Vibes book group is for you!  Join us this month as we discuss Ghosts of Harvard by Francesca Serritella, who will also be joining our discussion!  Copies of the novel will be available for check out at the Patron Services Desk. 

Bookish Vibes takes place virtually on Zoom and is open to everyone. Registration is required and can be done so on 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.

Let’s Talk About Books | Friday, November 12 @ 12:45pm

Join Let’s Talk About Books, a monthly afternoon book club.  You’re invited to come to the November meeting ready to discuss Beneath a Scarlet Sky by Mark Sullivan.

Crime Time | Wednesday, November 17 @ 7pm

Can’t get enough of the true crime genre? Looking for something to do after binging shows like Killer Inside: The Mind of Aaron Hernandez, McMillions and The Vow? Then join the Livingston Public Library for the brand new virtual book club, Crime Time! Crime Time is a true crime and crime adjacent book club where readers will explore everything from historical crime to unsolved mysteries.

Crime Time takes place virtually on Zoom and is open to everyone. Registration is required and can be done so on 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.

Unstuck In Time | Tuesday, November 30 @ 7pm

“Unstuck in Time” revisits classic speculative fiction. Print copies of the selected monthly title will be available to check out from our circulation desk starting 4 weeks before the meeting.  Ebook and audiobook editions are also available through Overdrive.

Unstuck in Time takes place virtually on Zoom and is open to everyone. Registration is required and can be done so on 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 to see you at one of these events!

-Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian 

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