Upcoming September Programs

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

Creative Arts

Pinterest Inspired Adult Crafting: Sunflower Greeting Card | Monday,September 20 @ 11am

Come get crafty with the Livingston Librarians, where we will be making sunflower greeting cards! This program is open to Livingston residents only and registration is required.  Participants are expected to follow all current CDC guidelines. Registration opens Monday, September 7th at 10am. 

Adult Art Workshop: Aboriginal Dot Painting | Tuesday, September 28 @ 11am

Try your hand at the ancient aboriginal style of painting! Participants will receive a pre-drawn image on a canvas board for an instructed step by step lesson on Dot painting, led by arts instructor Robin K. Johnson of Garden Arts for Adults. This program is open to Livingston residents only and registration is required.  Participants are expected to follow all current CDC guidelines. Registration opens Monday, September 13th at 10am. 

Color Your Stress Away | Thursdays September 9 and 23 @ 11am

Enjoy drop-in adult coloring in the Library’s adult seating area! Registration is not required. Participants are expected to follow all current CDC guidelines.

Crafternoons | Thursday, September 30 @ 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.  September’s craft will be DIY keychain tassels.  Participants are expected to follow all current CDC guidelines.

Lectures 

The Bountiful Herb Garden: Harvesting and Preserving Your Herbs | Wednesday, September 22 @ 11am 

Join Caren White, The Herb Lady, for an informative talk on harvesting and preserving the herbs that you grow in your garden. Timing and technique are the keys to maximizing the harvest from your herb garden for future use. Registration is not required.  Participants are expected to follow all current CDC guidelines. 

Beethoven: Music & Revolution | Monday, September 13 @ 7pm 

During this program presented via Zoom, musicologist and music theorist, Dr. Gil Harel will discuss some of Beethoven’s most celebrated works, including piano sonatas and symphonies. Using a balance of biographical investigation, score analysis, and reasonable conjecture, he will attempt to illuminate what it is about Beethoven that has cemented his status as a quasi-deity in the western world. 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.

Dressing For Your Body Type | Monday, September 20 @ 7pm

In this presentation, certified image professional Sharon Kornstein will describe the process of creating an ideal wardrobe that is both flattering and comfortable. Registration is not required.  Participants are expected to follow all current CDC guidelines. 

Bitcoins and Crypto Currency: An Overview | Monday, September 27 @ 7pm 

Learn how bitcoin and cryptocurrencies work, and how you can get started with bitcoin yourself.  This presentation will also clear up some of the misinformation about bitcoin being reported in the media.  Registration is not required.  Participants are expected to follow all current CDC guidelines.

Meet the Author Jeannie Zokan: The Writing Process and Pursuing Indie Publication | Thursday, September 30 @ 7pm

Join the Livingston public library on Zoom for a “Meet the Author” event with Jeannie Zokan.  Perfect for both readers and aspiring writers, Zokan will be discussing her novels as well as the writing process and her pursument of indie publication.  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: Notorious  | Tuesday, September 21 @ 7pm

Cary Grant and Ingrid Bergman star in Alfred Hitchcock’s Notorious, which was part of the first Cannes Film Festival, 75 years ago this month. Run time is 1 hour & 41 minutes. Participants will be expected to follow all current CDC guidelines.

Trivia Night

Family Trivia Night | Wednesday, September 22 @ 7pm 

Join us for a night of Kahoot Trivia via Zoom! All ages are welcome for family friendly trivia.

Registration is limited to Livingston cardholders. Registered attendees will receive information on how to connect to the Zoom chat room the day of the program.

Senior Happening

NJSO Presents: “Musical Matriarchs” | Friday, September 17 @ 1pm

Senior Happening is back for an in-person performance this September! This program features women composers spanning all the way from the 1500’s to today. The quartet shares background about each piece in the program, as well as providing musical history and insight into women’s roles in the music business. Registration is required for Senior Happening. Livingston residents will be given first preference to register, beginning on August 30th. Attendees will be expected to follow all current CDC guidelines. 

Book Clubs

Bookish Vibes | Thursday, September 9 @ 7pm

Join our virtual Bookish Vibes book club, where we will be discussing The Hour of the Witch by Chris Bohjalian.  The best part? Chris Bohjalian 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. 

Unstuck in Time | Tuesday, September 28 @ 7pm

If you enjoy classic speculative fiction book club, Unstuck in time is the book club for you! Registration is not required for this meeting. Participants are expected to follow all current CDC guidelines.  

Crime Time | Wednesday, September 29 @ 7pm

Join the Livingston Public Library for the brand new book club, Crime Time! The first meeting will focus on the book, We Keep the Dead Close: A Murder at Harvard and a Half Century of Silence by Becky Cooper. 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.

We hope to see you at these upcoming programs!

-Jessica, Adult Services & Acquisitions Librarian

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