National Sewing Month

September is National Sewing Month, and what better way to spend it than by reading sewing books and following some tutorials on Creativebug, available with your Livingston Library card? By signing up for Creativebug you’ll enjoy unlimited access to thousands of online art and craft classes. Watch classes anytime, anywhere. Since classes never expire, you can start and stop projects at your own pace. No pressure, just possibilities!  Check out the following link for sewing projects for everything from beginner to advanced users:  Superhero Sewing by Lane Huerta Helping your kids look the part for their imaginative play is easy with Superhero Sewing. Superhero Sewing presents easy sewing projects for encouraging and satisfying your child’s love of – and need for – richly imaginative play.  The Sewing Answer Book by Barbara Weiland Talbert This informative and encouraging guide offers proven solutions to all of your most stubborn sewing problems. With a question-and-answer format that makes it easy to find what you need, Barbara Weiland Talbert includes tips on selecting the perfect patterns, choosing the right size needles, comparing seam types, and much more.  Sewing School Quilts by Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle The best-selling authors of the Sewing School series are back, introducing kids to the creativity of stitching patchwork, appliqué, and quilts. Using dynamic how-to photos and step-by-step instructions written for ages 8 to 12, Amie Petronis Plumley and Andria Lisle teach a variety of techniques using both hand and machine sewing.  Serger Sewing Basics by Carol Zentgraf Loaded with tips and hints for sewing success, this book demystifies the anatomy, setup, and use of a Serger. Whether a neophyte to sewing or someone with years of experience, crafters can learn multiple stitches and decorative techniques from this comprehensive guide.  Sewing by Rita Storey Sewing is a skill that’s useful for making cool crafts in addition to having many uses around the house. Readers learn the basic techniques of sewing through simple, clean explanations as they create a number of neat projects, including a needle case, yo-yo necklace, and flower cushion.  Sew Me! Sewing Basics by Choly Knight This is the perfect book for anyone who wants to learn how to sew, or just needs a quick refresher course. Friendly and easy-to-follow directions will have you sewing with confidence, making repairs, and creating new garments from scratch. Invention: The Sewing Machine by Lucy Williams – read by Amy Jones, Jason Hill This book is about the invention of the sewing machine. Since the sewing machine has been considered by some as one of the most important inventions of 19th-century America, of equal importance to this story of the invention is the history of the sewing machine’s development into a practical, popular commodity. Let’s go get sewing! -Katie , Head of Adult Services & Acquisitions 

Virtual Family Trivia Night is Back!

On Wednesday, September 23rd at 7pm, we will be hosting another Virtual Family Trivia Night! Join us for a night of Kahoot Trivia via Zoom! All ages are welcome for family friendly trivia. Registration is limited to Livingston cardholders and can be done here. Registered attendees will receive information on how to connect to the Zoom chat room the day of the program. Each person interested in playing must register separately and have their own device to play on (smart phone, tablet, computer). Team playing is welcome if several family members want to play together on one device. We hope to see you there! Looking to brush up on your trivia? Check out our curated list below, all available for borrowing on Libby! Brainiac: Adventures in the Curious, Competitive, Compulsive World of Trivia Buffs by Ken Jennings What the Fact?! A Daily Trivia Almanac of 365 Strange Days in History by Gabe Henry and Dave Hopkins Bad Days in History: A Gleefully Grim Chronicle of Misfortune, Mayhem, and Misery for Every Day of the Year by Michael Farquhar Who Ate the First Oyster? The Extraordinary People Behind the Greatest Firsts in History by Cody Cassidy My Grandmother Sends Her Regards and Apologies by Fredrik Backman (Trivia-On-Books)         -Katie, Head of Adult Services and Acquisitions