Books, Music, and Film for Classical Music Month

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September is Classical Music Month. We have prepared a list of books for you to read, as well as a film to watch. In addition, you can listen to over twenty thousand classical music recordings from Hoopla, read ebooks, emagazines and listen to eaudiobooks. Please click the links below and enjoy. The Classical Music Book […]

50 Years of Hip-Hop

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This month marks the 50th anniversary of the birth of Hip-Hop, which has become not just one of America’s most popular musical genres, but a global phenomenon as well. In commemoration of this milestone, Hoopla has curated a collection of classic Hip-Hop albums that you can stream for free with your Livingston Library card. Or […]

Elvis in Music, Books, and Film


Today marks the beginning of “Elvis Week” (August 9- 17), an occasion to celebrate Elvis Presley’s extraordinary talent and cultural influence, which coincides with the anniversary of his untimely death in 1977. If you’d like to commemorate “The King of Rock N’ Roll” yourself, here are some Elvis-themed music, books, and films you can check […]

Summer Music Roundup on L-Town Radio

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On the August episode of L-Town Radio: The Livingston Library Podcast, Joe spotlights new music by PJ Harvey, Jessie Ware, Deer Tick, and Jenny Lewis; Jessica shares her thoughts on Taylor Swift’s new version of Speak Now; Hongmei celebrates “Elvis Week”; Jessica previews some great new books headed to library shelves in August. You can […]

New Music to Stream on Hoopla

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There’s a ton of great new music out this summer, but you don’t need to pay any subscription fees to hear it. With just your Livingston Library card, you can stream all these albums (and thousands more) for free on Hoopla! Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) – Taylor Swift “The past typically isn’t the most comfortable […]

Party in the USA: A Fourth of July Playlist

The library will be closed today, but you can still celebrate the Fourth of July with us! Give a listen to “Party in the USA,” our Spotify playlist of pop, rock, country, folk, funk, and hip hop songs curated to celebrate our nation’s birthday.

Sheet Music

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Do you know that the Livingston Public Library has a big collection of sheet music? We have sheet music of different genres like rock, country and Broadway. Whether you want to find guitar, piano, vocal and violin sheet music or songs from the 1930’s to 1990’s,  our sheet music is there for you to check […]

This is What It Sounds Like: Prince in Music, Books, and Film

The artist known as Prince, born on this day in 1958, was known primarily for his spectacular and groundbreaking music. His work fused various genres like Pop, Rock, Funk, and R&B, and explored gender, sensuality, and spirituality in unique ways that are still imitated more than 45 years after his career began. But Prince also […]

Bob Dylan In Books & 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 […]

“Born in New Jersey” : A Program and Books on Bruce Springsteen

Bruce Springsteen is a singer, songwriter, and performer known for his brand of heartland rock infused with pop hooks, poetic lyrics, and Americana sentiments centered on his native New Jersey, and  narrative songs about working class American life. During a career that has spanned six decades and seen the release of 21 studio albums, Springsteen […]