Monday, February 5, 2024

LPL News: Celebrate Black History Month at the Livingston Library!


Library Weekly Newsletter | Date: February 4, 2024



Strategic Plan 2024-2028




A Message from
the Director

Celebrate Black History Month at the

Livingston Library!


Livingston Library Community, 

February marks Black History Month. We invite you to join us here at the Library as we celebrate and learn with events, activities, and resources for all ages.

Adults are invited to join us in the Library’s program room on Monday, February 5th, at 7pm, for the lecture Harmonizing History: Celebrating the Legacies of 3 Black Composers. During this lecture we will explore the work of three African American composers ​​who have created memorable orchestral music: Joseph Bologne (The Chevalier de Saint-Georges), Samuel Coleridge-Taylor, and Florence Price. 

On Wednesday, February 7th and 21st, at 4pm, children in grades K-5 are welcome to join us for Makers of History. During these interactive sessions, children will learn about famous Black trailblazers and make their own creations based upon their work in the field of science. February 7th will focus on Alexander Miles, who made elevators safer. Children will then make their own pulley systems! The session on February 21st will focus on Cornelius Coffey, a pilot and aircraft mechanic who built his own planes and founded a flying school that taught students of all races. Children will then create their own flying aircrafts!

Beginning on February 20th, children in grades 5 and under can pick up a Take Home STEM Airplane Craft in honor of Bessie Coleman, the first African-American woman to earn a pilot’s license. 



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.




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Upcoming Events





Harmonizing History: Celebrating the Legacy of Three Black Composers


Every composer brings their own unique voice to their orchestral compositions. The music of some brilliant composers of African descent has too long been neglected in Western classical music tradition.




Finding Nemo, Jr.


Disney's Finding Nemo Jr. is a 60-minute musical adaptation of the beloved 2003 Pixar movie Finding Nemo, performed by Paper Mill's Children's Theatre on Tour students.



Makers of History

(Grades K-5)


Makers of History is a series where we engage in STEM activities inspired by famous figures. In our interactive sessions, we will learn about famous Black trailblazers and make our own creations based upon their work in the field of science.











Youth Services









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



Thursday, February 15 | 11am

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


Wednesday, March 6 | 7pm

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


Friday, March 8 | 12:30pm

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


Monday, March 18 | 7pm

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


Wednesday, March 20 | 7pm

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



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During the week of February 25 - March 2, 2024, several hundred students at The Montessori Children's Academy (MCA) will celebrate Montessori Education Week, along with Montessori students from around the world! They celebrate Dr. Maria Montessori, an Italian physician and the child-focused educational approach she developed to help grow...



Found in Translation: Translated Literature for Kids

Translated literature is often praised for introducing readers to other cultures, different literary traditions and forms, exploration outside of one's comfort zone, greater empathy for others, and more. In short, translated literature offers different perspectives. Yet this is what all books do (all well-written books, that is). So why read...




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