June Staff Picks

june 2023 staff picks

Here’s what our staff is reading / listening to this month: Melissa: Crushed : How a Changing Climate is Altering the Way We Drink by Brian Freeman, Grapefruit : A Book of Instructions + Drawings by Yoko Ono, and Disappearance at Devil’s Rock by Paul Tremblay Jessica: The Love Hypothesis by Ali Hazelwood Joe: Oscar Wars: A History […]

Queer Cinema to Stream on Kanopy

queer cinema kanopy

In honor of Pride Month, here are some extraordinary films about the queer experience that you can stream on Kanopy using your Livingston Library card. (Descriptions provided by Kanopy) Bara No Sōretsu (Funeral Parade of Roses) directed by Toshio Matsumoto (1969) Matsumoto’s shattering, kaleidoscopic masterpiece is one of the most subversive and intoxicating films of […]

Inspiring Biography & Memoir Audiobooks for Adults

audiobook memoirs

June is Audiobook Appreciation Month. Many people like to listen to audiobooks since it is a great way to multitask. You can listen to audiobooks while cooking, driving or walking. You may like to listen to biographies or memoirs to gain insight into how successful people handle crises and solve problems.  Let’s explore some best-selling […]

Seafaring Stories: Books on Ships and Shipwrecks

ships and shipwrecks

Shipwrecks and the artifacts found in them are time capsules of history capable of revealing information about life, technology, trade and warfare at the specific moment they were lost. Studying shipwrecks can help us understand the past, connect us to our cultural heritage, and teach us lessons on how the environment and human error can […]

Learning English & Forging Friendships: L-Town Radio, June 2023

On the latest episode of L-Town Radio – The Livingston Library Podcast: Joe and Christine talk with Cleise, Seher, Kerstin, and Naina from our ELL program about their experiences learning English, adjusting to life in America, and forging friendships in the Livingston community; Jessica tells us about the most anticipated books headed to our shelves […]

May Adult Programming Wrap Up

Hello Everyone!  This May we had some really fun events take place. Here is a quick recap of the wonderful programs that drew our community together. We started the month off with a lecture on The Joys of Backyard Birding. We learned all about how to identify the birds that visit our yard and how […]

Upcoming June Reads

upcoming reads

Save the date for these reads coming to our Library’s shelves this June! Which are you most looking forward to reading? Please note, descriptions are taken from the publisher.  The Paris Daughter by Kristin Harmel | June 6th  From the bestselling author of the “heart-stopping tale of survival and heroism” (People) The Book of Lost […]

Bob Dylan In Books & Film

bob dylan in books and film

Today is Bob Dylan’s birthday, and maybe someday, years from now, we’ll commemorate his profound impact on American culture with a national holiday. But for now, we can celebrate the occasion by checking out some of the many books or films about his life and work that are accessible with your Livingston Library card. (Descriptions […]

“Succession” Watch-Alikes

succession watch alikes

One of the best television shows of the past five years has been HBO’s tragicomedy Succession, in which three siblings (played by Jeremy Strong, Kieran Culkin, and Sarah Snook) compete to win the love of their billionaire father (Brian Cox) and inherit his global media empire. Unfortunately, the Emmy-winning series will air its finale this […]

Movies to Watch on Kanopy

movies to watch on kanopy

Did you know that your Livingston Library card gives you access to Kanopy? Kanopy is a digital streaming service that allows you to borrow thousands of films and documentaries from the comfort of your own home. This week, why not plan a movie night with Kanopy? Below are some films you can stream.  Best Sellers […]