February Adult Programming Wrap-Up

February was full of wonderful adult programs! Below is a quick recap of what events we enjoyed at the Library.  February is celebrated as Black History Month. This month we enjoyed a wide variety of programs including Adult Art Workshop: Kente Paper Weaving and the lectures The Legacy of Three Black Composers, Lena Horne, and […]

Take a Leap at the Library

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Every four years on February 29, we get an extra day on the calendar. Why not use this little time-bonus to take a chance and try something new? Perhaps you could finally start reading one of those daunting, phone book-sized classics you’ve always been too intimidated to crack open– like Ulysses, or War and Peace, […]

Now Streaming on Kanopy

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From current Oscar-nominated features like Past Lives and Four Daughters, to recent films about notable figures like Golda Meir and Tom Wolfe, Kanopy has an extensive variety of movies you can stream for free using your Livingston Library card. Here are just a few of the platform’s most notable new additions. (Descriptions provided by Kanopy.) Past […]

Exploring Weird Livingston History with Mark Moran of “Weird NJ”

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This month on L-Town Radio – The Livingston Library Podcast: Joe chats with Weird NJ founder/editor Mark Moran about growing up in Livingston, exploring & discovering weird stuff in his youth (including a terrifying experience involving a mysterious and sinister cult), and how an article he wrote may have inspired the creation of The Sopranos. Plus, Hongmei […]

Upcoming March Reads

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Are you as excited for the new books coming to our Library’s shelves this month as we are? Below is a list of just a few of the newly published titles soon to be available at the Livingston Library. Please note that descriptions are taken from the publisher.  The New Couple in 5B by Lisa […]

Explore the Library’s Magazine Collection

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Did you know that the Library has both a physical and digital magazine collection that you can borrow and read at your leisure!  The next time you are in the Library, walk down to the center of the building. Here you will discover current, popular magazine titles in English, Chinese, Hindi, and Guajarati, which can […]

Explore The Library’s Local History Collection

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Did you know that the Livingston Public Library has a Local History Collection that you can browse both in the library and digitally at home? It’s true!  Access to the Library’s local history room is available by appointment. In the Local History Room you can explore the Library’s collection of photographs, yearbooks, subject files for […]

Black Artists in Film

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As we mentioned on the blog a few weeks ago, the theme for Black History Month in 2024 is “African Americans and the Arts.” And thanks to Kanopy, you can watch dozens of great documentaries about influential Black artists for free using your Livingston Library card. Check out the recommended titles below, or browse Kanopy’s […]

Lena Horne: The Lady and Her Music

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Legendary singer, dancer, actress, and activist Lena Horne is the subject of our upcoming lecture “Lena Horne: Smashing Barriers,” to be presented by historian John Kenrick on the evening of February 26. In the meantime, you can hear dozens of Horne’s greatest recordings, including the nine albums below, for free on HooplaDigital.com using your Livingston […]

Top Circulating Adult Fiction In 2023

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Look! The top circulation fiction books of 2023. How many of them have you read? Check one out soon and share with your friends. Rank Title Author Call Number 1 The House of Wolves James Patterson FIC PATTERSON 2 I Will Find You Harlan Coben FIC COBEN 3 Lessons in Chemistry Bonnie Garmus FIC GARMUS […]