Monday, April 10, 2023

LPL News: Join Us for Our Next Meeting of Thrilling Tales!



The Livingston Public Library, the heart of our vibrant town, fosters community engagement, connects people with ideas and each other, and makes Livingston a better place to live and work.



A Message from the Director


Join Us for Our Next Meeting of Thrilling Tales!


“Everyone has secrets. It’s just a matter of finding out what they are.” –Stieg Larsson, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo 

Livingston Library Community, 

A wealthy family, a computer hacker, and a girl who disappeared nearly 40 years ago sets the plot for our next Thrilling Tales book club pick this May. 

Thrilling Tales is the perfect book club for mystery aficionados who enjoy red herrings, whodunnits, and conversing with like-minded readers. This month, Thrilling Tales will be meeting in-person on Thursday, May 11th, at 11am in the Library’s technology room to discuss The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson.



Accessible Entrance



Please pardon our appearance

The ramp to the main entrance sustained significant damage from an accident in the parking lot. Fortunately, no one was badly hurt. The library is currently coordinating with the township to begin the necessary repairs. During this time there is barrier-free access to the Library through the entrance to the reference wing. This is located to the right of the main entrance, near the book drop.

We recognize that this is an inconvenience, and we hope to complete repairs as quickly as possible. Thank you in advance for your patience.  

If you have additional questions or specific concerns about accessibility 

please contact Library Director, Amy Babcock,







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On Display in April




The Power of Pattern 

Students at Burnett Hill, Collins, and Mount Pleasant Elementary Schools examined patterns, an important principle of design and explored how patterns can make a big impact on their art. Not only are patterns everywhere including nature and math, but they are a way for artists to create a sense of order, balance and structure in a composition. 




Book Clubs



Wednesday, May 3 | 7pm

Are you an avid reader looking to discuss contemporary fiction, trending titles, and popular authors?


Wednesday, May 10 | 7pm

Do you enjoy cooking, sharing ideas, and kitchen tips, while enjoying great food? Join the Livingston Public Library's Cookbook Club!


Thursday, May 11 | 11am

Enjoy reading and discussing a “thriller” novel with like-minded friends. Hot tea will be served at the meeting. 


Friday, May 12 | 12:30pm 

Join Let's Talk About Books, a monthly book club that is currently meeting via Zoom.


Monday, May 15 | 7pm

Can't get enough of the true crime genre? Looking for something to do after binging shows.



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ELL Program



Casual Conversation Groups


English Language Learners will enjoy casual conversations with a volunteer facilitator and one other student for one hour a week. Topics will include current events, hobbies, and general interest subjects. If interested in becoming a volunteer facilitator?



Pool Survey



Residents are encouraged to let their voices be heard on this matter by taking the new pool complex survey. The survey will take approximately 2 minutes and will be available from March 27th to April 16th.

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