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LPL News: Help Us Plan the Future of LPL!

Library Weekly Newsletter | Date: October 29, 2023



Please RSVP for the community town hall at the following link:



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


Help Us

Plan the Future of LPL!


Livingston Library Community, 

As the Livingston Public Library develops its strategic plan for the next five years, we are eager to invite our community members to share their thoughts to help determine our future areas of focus. A strategic plan helps to guide year-over-year services, and a major part of the planning includes essential feedback from our community.

Following our community survey, focus groups, and stakeholder interviews, we would like to extend an invitation to all members of the community to our upcoming virtual town halls on Wednesday, November 1 from at 11am and at 7pm to learn more about the process, reflect on current library services, and share your thoughts to help us further define the library ’s direction for its strategic plan.

These virtual interactive sessions are a way for us to gather your thoughts on and contributions to our strategic plan and share your expectations for the library's work. The session will last 60 to 90 minutes, and you will find the most value if you are able to remain for the full time. Content will be repeated at each session, so there's no need to attend more than one.



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Upcoming Events This Week






"Stranger Stop and

Cast An Eye":

An Introduction To New Jersey's

Historic Burial Grounds


Far from being scary, spooky places, New Jersey's historic burial grounds are treasure troves of information for historians, genealogists, archaeologists, and art historians.



Elevate your Energy:

Natural Ways to Ditch the 3PM Slump


Do you find yourself reaching for coffee and/or sweet treats to make it through the mid-afternoon slump? Join us for an interactive workshop to learn simple, affordable ways to boost your energy naturally, without caffeine and sugary treats.








Youth Services




Fall Into Early

Literacy Bingo


Designed for pre-schoolers, toddlers and babies to introduce pre-reading skills and reading concepts while earning prizes and having fun! Complete Bingo, 5 in a row vertically, horizontally or diagonally & earn a prize!



Garden State Children's Book Award Online Voting


Every year, the Garden State Children's Book Award committee selects nominees from American children's literature based on literary merit. Children choose the winners by reading and voting for their favorite book.








Book Clubs


Wednesday, November 8 | 7pm

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


Thursday, November 9 | 11am

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


Friday, November 10 | 12:30pm

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


Monday, November 13 | 7pm

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


Wednesday, November 15 | 7pm

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


Library Blog


Books On Words and Language for

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October 16 is "National Dictionary Day" in honor of lexicographer Noah Webster, born on this day in 1758, and best known for compiling the famous dictionary that bears his name. Webster's impact on our language, however, extends far beyond merely recording the definitions of words. As notes, "Webster was...


Tales from the Ice:

Hockey Stories


That October chill is finally in the air, and the NHL season is underway, which makes it a great time to read books about ice hockey. Not only does the sport make for a fascinating subject due to its extreme physicality and colorful characters, but it has also been in...



Great Reads: National Book Awards 2023 Finalists


Looking for your next great read? If so, check out the finalists for this year's National Book Awards, which were announced on October 3. Established in 1950, the National Book Awards are American literary prizes administered by the National Book Foundation, a nonprofit organization. Recognizing literary excellence, the Awards currently...




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