Upcoming October Adult Programs

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

Creative Arts

Pinterest Inspired Adult Crafting: Mini Fall Wreath | Monday, October 25 @ 11am

Come get crafty with the Livingston Librarians, where we will be making a mini fall wreath! This program is open to Livingston residents only and registration is required.  Participants are expected to follow all current CDC guidelines. Registration opens Monday, October 11th at 10am. 

Adult Art Workshop: Glass Plate Painting | Wednesday, October 27 @ 11am

Using enamel acrylic paints, learn how to create a one of a kind hand-painted glass plate that will be the focal point of your table in the fall!  By painting on the back of the plate, the frontside is kept food safe too.This program is open to Livingston residents only and registration is required.  Participants are expected to follow all current CDC guidelines. Registration opens Tuesday, October 12th at 10am. 

Crafternoons | Thursday, October 28 @ 12pm

Join us in the adult seating area for a quick, drop-in afternoon craft! No registration required, just stop by anytime between 12pm and 2pm to complete a fun and easy craft to take home.  October’s craft will be painted mini-pumpkins.Participants are expected to follow all current CDC guidelines. 

Color Your Stress Away | Thursday, October 7 & 21 @ 11am

Come and rediscover the relaxing world of adult coloring. Coloring pages, pens, pencils and markers will be provided. Participants will be expected to follow all CDC guidelines.

Lectures 

American Folk Art: An Introduction | Monday, October 4 @ 11am 

This lecture on American folk art, presented by Mario Medici, will take the listener and viewer through the various forms of art work produced by artists such as: Horace Pippin, Morris Hirshfield, James Castle, and Maude Lewis, and Henri Rousseau.  Registration is not required.  Participants are expected to follow all current CDC guidelines. 

Fermenting Vegetables 101 | Wednesday, October 6 @ 11am

In this virtual workshop presented by Cheryl Paswater of Contraband Ferments, you will discover the basic science behind how to ferment vegetables, and the many health benefits fermented foods can provide. 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.

New GMO Food Labels in 2022: What They Mean to You | Wednesday, October 13 @ 11am

Cara Cuite, Assistant Extension Specialist in the Department of Human Ecology at Rutgers University, will describe which foods will be labeled as bioengineered in 2022, and how you can identify them. It will also discuss how this new approach came about and what it will mean for you and your family. 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.

Scorsese and De Niro: An Intense Collaboration | Monday, October 18 @ 7pm

Join film historian Max Alvarez for this electrifying multimedia tribute to a director/actor team unsurpassed in Hollywood history. Registration is not required.  Participants are expected to follow all current CDC guidelines. 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.

Halloween: A Haunted History | Monday, October 25 @ 7pm

This colorful program traces the strange history of Halloween, from Old World harvest festivals to our modern family holiday.  Along the way, presenter Kevin Woyce will discuss the origins of the Jack-o’lantern, Orson Welles’ 1938 “War of the Worlds” radio broadcast, the first monster movies, famous costume makers, and much more.  Registration is not required.  Participants are expected to follow all current CDC guidelines.

Movies 

Classic Movie Tuesdays: Young Frankenstein  | Tuesday, October 9 @ 7pm

Come see Mel Brooks’ 1974 classic “Young Frankenstein” on the big screen in our Program Room! Run time is 1 hour 45 minutes. Participants will be expected to follow all current CDC guidelines.

Senior Happening

Barbara McCarthy Presents: “Here’s to the Ladies!” | Friday, October 15 @ 1pm

With so many songs being written about and by women, this show reflects this growing and rich body of music. These women and their life experiences are insightfully recognized in this moving show.  Registration is required for Senior Happening. Livingston residents will be given first preference to register, beginning on September 27th. Attendees will be expected to follow all current CDC guidelines. 

Book Clubs

Let’s Talk About Books | Friday, October 8 @ 12:45pm

Join Let’s Talk About Books, a monthly book club, to discuss Hidden Valley Road by Robert Kolker.  The one-hour discussion will be led by Betty Brenner.  We are planning to meet in person on October 8, 2021 in the Library’s Program Room.  Please check back before the meeting, in case we decide to meet virtually via Zoom.   The meeting is free and open to everyone interested, whether they have read the book or not.

Bookish Vibes | Thursday, October 7 @ 7pm

Join our virtual Bookish Vibes book club, where we will be discussing Kill All Your Darlings by David Bell.  The best part? David Bell will be joining us on Zoom! Registration is required for this event.  An email with information on how to access the Zoom event will be sent to you the day before the program is to take place. 

Crime Time | Wednesday, October 20 @ 7pm

Join the Livingston Public Library for the brand new 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. Registration is not required. Participants will be expected to follow all current CDC guidelines.

Unstuck in Time | Tuesday, October 26 @ 7pm

If you enjoy classic speculative fiction book club, Unstuck in Time is the book club for you! This month we will be reading Ray Bradbury’s 1962 novel Something Wicked This Way Comes. Registration is required for this event.  An email with information on how to access the Zoom event will be sent 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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