Message from the Director: Celebrate Juneteenth at the Livingston Library!

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Livingston Library Community,  We invite you to celebrate Juneteenth this year at the Livingston Library with programs and reads for all ages!  On Sunday, June 9th at 2pm, children grades 3-5 are invited to join us for a Juneteenth Freedom Art Workshop. During this art workshop, children will create a mixed media collage while learning about the symbolism behind colors and how flags can represent historical events & cultural heritage. To participate visit the Youth Services Desk with your Livingston Library card 30 minutes prior to the program start time to receive a ticket. Youth Services will also have a Juneteenth-themed take-home craft for children beginning the week of 6/17, available while supplies last! All are welcome to join us on Wednesday, June 19th at 6:00pm for a screening of the film Our America: Black Freedom. This film (2021, NR, 43, min) takes a historical look at the origins of the holiday, which commemorates the emancipation of enslaved people in the United States. This film screening is in partnership with Livingston’s Committee for Diversity & Inclusion. Following the film screening, we will make our way to Town Hall for the flag-raising ceremony.  Those looking to learn more about Juneteenth and the African American experience in the United States will enjoy exploring the Library’s database Black Life in America. This database includes comprehensive coverage of the African American experiences from the early 18th century to present day.  We also invite you to visit the Library for book recommendations and resources to both celebrate and educate on this day of freedom. We hope to see you at the Library soon!  Best,  Amy Babcock, Director