Monday, December 18, 2023

LPL News: Cook Up Something New with LPL!


Library Weekly Newsletter | Date: December 17, 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


Cook Up Something

New with LPL!


Livingston Library Community, 

Are you looking for your next favorite dish? The Livingston Public Library is here to help! From print cookbooks to digital resources, our collection has the tools you need to become your own master chef! 

Livingston cardholders have access to The New York Times Cooking, which can be found through the Library’s website. Here you will find a diverse recipe collection for chefs of all levels. You can browse, save, and organize recipes for later use, making this useful for every kitchen! 

The Livingston Library has a cookbook club which meets regularly every-other month. You may also enjoy our Cookbook Club’s favorite picks from 2023 including: 


·     Flavors of the Sun by Christine Sahadi Whelan

·     I Dream of Dinner (so you don't have to) by Ali Slagle

·     Nothing Fancy: Unfussy Food for Having People Over by Alison Roman


The next Cookbook Club is scheduled for Wednesday, January 24 and members will be cooking from Let's Eat: 101 Recipes to Fill Your Heart and Home by Dan Pelosi.









The Joys of C.S. Lewis: L-Town Radio, December 2023 - Livingston Public Library


On this month's episode of L-Town Radio, Joe digs into the Local History Archive and shares an illuminating conversation about author C.S. Lewis, which took place between two former Livingston Library staff members nearly 50 years ago; Archana highlights some the of the great programs on our December calendar; Jessica fills...



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Upcoming Events






Movie of the Month: A HAUNTING IN VENICE


Enjoy a screening of Kenneth Branagh's A HAUNTING IN VENICE on the big screen in our program room! Based on Agatha Christie's novel Hallowe'en Party, this eerie mystery features the return of the celebrated sleuth, Hercule Poirot. Now retired and living in self-imposed exile in post-World War II Venice, Poirot reluctantly attends a séance at a decaying, haunted palazzo.



Musical Storytime:

Holiday Concert


Join Guitar Joe for a special Musical Storytime with festive songs for the holiday season.














ELL Program


The Livingston Public Library offers a variety of ELL programs to residents interested in practicing their English speaking, listening, and reading skills. Opportunities to tutor are also available. 




Book Clubs



Wednesday, January 10 | 7pm

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


Thursday, January 11 | 11am

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


Friday, January 12 | 12:30pm 

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


Wednesday, January 17 | 7pm

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


Monday, January 22 | 7pm

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



Library Blog



Lee Miller and Her World:

A Library Program and Booklist


Lee Miller (April 23, 1907 - July 21, 1977) was an American photographer and photojournalist who challenged her contemporary ideas of gender, beauty or age. Often recognized as a model and a "muse" to several great artists, including Picasso, Man Ray, and Jean Cocteau, Miller was a fiercely independent artist,...



On Display December 2023: Works by Shridevi Kannambadi


"A Watercolor Symphony- Brushstrokes of Nature": Paintings by Shridevi Kannambadi This December the Livingston Public Library is featuring the charming watercolor and pencil paintings of artist Shridevi Kannambadi. Nature, with its breathtaking allure, serves as the perpetual muse for Shridevi Kannambadi's artistic endeavors. Hailing from India, Shridevi's childhood was imbued...



Regal Reads for Fans

of "The Crown"


First airing in 2016, the last episodes of the series The Crown, the lavish, Netflix-original drama chronicles the life of Queen Elizabeth II from the 1940s to modern times, will be released in mid-December. The series begins with an inside look at the early reign of the queen, who ascended...




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