Monday, November 13, 2023

LPL News: Join us for Mrs. Chen’s Memorial Event, Livingston Author Day!

Library Weekly Newsletter | Date: November 12, 2023



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A Message from
the Director

Join us for

Mrs. Chen’s Memorial Event, Livingston Author Day!


Livingston Library Community, 

Mrs. Chen was Livingston Public Library’s beloved Children’s Librarian for 30 years; her dedication helped lay the foundation of our Youth Services Department as we know it today. We invite you to join us Wednesday, November 15th at 6:30pm, as we honor her memory and legacy by bringing together some of the things she loved most – books, young readers and the Livingston Library. 

During our Livingston Author Day event, readers and writers of all ages are invited to join us in the Library’s program room where Livingston’s childrens, middle grade, and young adult authors Ariel Bernstein, Jenny Wexler, Mike Malbrough, and Faygie Holt will be joining us to share their writing experiences, adventures, and of course, their books! 








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Upcoming Events This Week





Mrs. Chen's Memorial Event: Livingston Author Day


Have you ever wanted to ask an author how they get ideas for their stories? Or how illustrations are created for books? Maybe you were wondering how to write your own book? Learn the answers to these questions and more during a panel discussion featuring four of Livingston's own Children's, Middle Grade and YA authors, as they share their experiences, adventures and books!




Why and How to Tell Your Life Story: Start Now!


James R. Hagerty, who has written more than 900 obituaries for The Wall Street Journal, makes the case for telling your own story rather than leaving it to family and friends after you're gone.

Hagerty is the author of “Yours Truly,” a guide to writing life stories that has been praised...



Ramapough-Munsee Lenape Traditional Storytelling


In honor of Native American Heritage Month, join us for an evening of Ramapough-Munsee Lenape Traditional Storytelling. Join Tribal Representative Amy to hear her stories of the past and present. This event is geared towards grades K-2, but all are welcome to attend.












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



Friday, December 8 | 12:30pm

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


Wednesday, December 13 | 7pm

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


Thursday, December 14 | 11am

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


Monday, December 18 | 7pm

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


Wednesday, January 24 | 7pm

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



Library Blog



Bewitching Graphic Novels

for Upper Elementary Kids


All through autumn, I find myself craving Halloweeny books! This year, I set out searching for a few witchy books that would scratch that itch, and boy do they! Some are sweet, some are scary, and some are right in the middle. If you have older elementary kids who want a dash of fall magic in their lives, check out these wonderful reads.



Great Reads: Carnegie Medals 2024 NonFiction Longlist


The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction, established in 2012, recognize the best fiction and nonfiction books for adult readers published in the U.S. in the previous year and serve as a guide to help adults select quality reading material. They are the first single-book awards for...



War Photographers

As Storytellers:

A Library Program and Booklist


Throughout history, war photography has played a pivotal role in communicating to the general public what is happening in conflicts around the world. War photojournalists expose the horrors of armed conflict to civilians and immortalize these events through their images. Many photographers put themselves in harm's way as they record...




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