Sunday, August 27, 2023

LPL News: Explore Your Present Through Color!


Library Weekly Newsletter | Date: August 27, 2023



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


Explore Your

Present Through Color!


Livingston Library Community, 

As a symbol of the universe in its ideal form, a mandala can represent a journey of transformation. Did you know that mandalas can also be used in meditation? Mandalas can help the meditator envision how they can achieve their ideal version of self. On Wednesday, August 30th at 7pm, we invite you to join us for the Art Wellness Workshop, Exploring Our Present in Color

In partnership with the Caldwell University's Counseling with Art Specialization Program, this program will work with chalk pastels as we select colors and patterns, working within a circle, to represent our present. 










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Tech Class—Answering Your Tech Questions: From Email to Google

Jennifer Brodsky, from Super Tech Hero, will go over the basics of computer access. This will include navigating through emails, using Google and its add-ons, Microsoft Word, downloading, and more. She will be taking your questions. Please come with your own device. This tech class is open to all.






Upcoming Events This Week





Art and Wellness Workshop: Mandalas—Exploring Our Present in Color


Join us at the Livingston Public Library for an Art and Wellness Workshop on Mandalas - exploring our present in color. A mandala is a symbol of the universe in its ideal form, and its creation signifies the transformation of a universe of suffering into one of joy.



English Language Learners (ELL)


Please see Events Calendar for Fall lineup.

To register as a volunteer or student, please fill out a form.

For more information, contact Christine Kelley-Kemple

973-992-4600 ext: 248





Book Clubs



Wednesday, September 6 | 7pm

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


Friday, September 8 | 12:30pm

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


Monday, September 11 | 7pm

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


Wednesday, September 13 | 7pm

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


Thursday, September 14 | 11am

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



Library Blog



Adventure Awaits! Geronimo Stilton Read Alikes


Geronimo Stilton is an entertaining series for young readers who love adventure, mystery, and a little bit of fantasy. The characters are all mice, with several mouse-related puns to boot! Each book in this extensive series takes the reader to exciting locales with a soon-familiar troupe of characters. This series...



Go Along For The Ride: Contemporary Road Trip Fiction


Looking to get away in the summer, without the hassle of traveling by air? Taking a road trip is a great way to get away and travel to a new destination since it offers flexibility and freedom. Road trips are an important theme in American literature whether it be Jack...



Action Movies to Stream on Kanopy


Summer's the perfect time to sit back and strap yourself in for a thrilling, action-packed movie night. And this month, Kanopy's offering a fantastic selection of classic action flicks that you can stream for free with your Livingston Library card. Below are some of my personal favorites, and you can...




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