Tuesday, April 7, 2020

LPL News: Community, Creation and Conversation


Are you missing all the fun book clubs that the Livingston Public Library normally offers? If so, join us on Wednesday, April 8th, on our Facebook page for a virtual book chat experience. “Drop-in” between the hours of 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM, find the book chat post, and participate in a discussion with librarians and other patrons about all things bookish. There will be pre-made prompts that you can respond to at your leisure, and you can chat as much or as little as you want. There’s no need to have read a certain book, you’ll be able to chat about whatever you have read, are currently reading, or are looking to read in the future. It will be a great way to meet and engage with other book lovers.

Children are also able to participate in virtual book clubs! Our X-treme Readers 4th & 5th Book Club met this past Tuesday on Zoom to discuss Where the Mountain Meets the Moon by Grace Lin. Children also voted on our next read, the first book of the the new Secrets of the Sands middle grade adventure series, The Lost Scroll of the Physician, available on Hoopla. To participate in the group's virtual April 28th meeting, register here. Second and third graders can join the fun too; the Yakety Yak book club is meeting online for two sessions, 4:00 PM & 4:30 PM on April 14. Children choose any graphic novel to read and discuss with the group. If you're looking for a new graphic novel, remember you can borrow one from the Library's digital collections. Register for Yakety Yak here.

Creative Arts

For those looking to get their “crafting” fix, the Livingston Virtual Library subscribes to Creativebug, an online crafting resource that provides video tutorials, step by step instruction, and inspiration for a variety of crafting projects. The Livingston Librarians have also been providing certain programs online. Adults who enjoyed stopping into the library to take home weekly Reflective Journaling worksheets, can look on the Livingston Library Blog every Monday for new weekly journaling sheets. Children and Teens who enjoyed painting workshops with Youth Services Librarian, Gina, can also explore how to create beautiful pieces of art with tutorials on our YouTube Channel.


For those missing music, Hoopla Digital offers many musical albums that you can enjoy from the comfort of your own home. This curated list of “live albums” offers some suggestions of albums you may enjoy available to borrow from Hoopla. Go ahead, download the album, press play, and close your eyes to be transported. For children, we are also offering Musical Storytime with Guitar Joe on our YouTube page! Here children can practice directions with R.E.M.’s Stand, or a musical version of Purple Coyote, by Jean-Luc Cornette.