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LPL News: The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time

Library Weekly Newsletter | Date: December 31, 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


The Greatest Sitcoms

of All Time


Livingston Library Community, 

We all have a favorite television sitcom that we enjoy watching (and maybe even rewatching!) You’re invited to join us at the Livingston Public Library on Monday, January 8th at 7 pm for the presentation The Greatest Sitcoms of all Time: A Funny Program About Funny Programs

During this presentation based off Martin Gitlin’s book “The Greatest Sitcoms of All Time,” pop-culture historian Gitlin will take us through a cinematic journey exploring classic sitcoms such as I Love Lucy, The Honeymooners, The Andy Griffith Show, Get Smart, All in the Family, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, Cheers, The Golden Girls, Seinfeld, Frasier, and The Big Bang Theory






Makers Day 2024




We are looking for local makers/artisans to exhibit at Makers Day. Consider applying through our Vendor Application.


NJ Makers Day is a celebration of maker culture across New Jersey. This all-ages event connects individuals with libraries, schools, businesses, and independent makerspaces that support making, tinkering, crafting, manufacturing, and STEM-based learning.




Register Now





Upcoming Events






Winter Reading Challenge


Children in Grade 5 and under can stop by the Youth Services desk to pick up a bingo board. Mark each square on the bingo board as you complete the activity. Once you have marked all the squares in a line across, down, or diagonally, show your bingo board to a Youth Services Desk librarian to receive a prize.



Adult Yoga Workshop:

Open Flow Vinyasa Yoga


The practice of yoga is very beneficial to one's physical and mental health. Join us for our monthly yoga session for adults led by a certified yoga instructor from Niyama Yoga Shala, 2022 Best of Essex winner in the wellness provider and yoga studio categories.












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



Gather and Entertain: Inspiration from Books

in Your Library


Whether you are planning a slew of holiday parties, hosting an intimate evening for friends and family, or simply enjoying the coziest time of year, here are some recently published books available with your Livingston Library card, that will provide tips and inspiration for preparing and serving boards, platters and...



New & Notable Books on Film


2023 was not only a great year for film, it was also a great year for books on film. Here are some of the most noteworthy recent books about film and filmmakers that you can check out using your Livingston Library card. (Descriptions provided by the publishers) Oscar Wars: A...



New York Times'

10 Best of 2023


The New York Times recently announced its picks for the 10 best books of the year: five fiction titles, and five nonfiction. All ten are available to check out from our collection or through BCCLS using your Livingston Library card. You can read what the Times had to say about each pick...




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