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Spark Your Creativity at the Livingston Library

Library Weekly Newsletter June 23, 2024





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A Message from the Director


Spark Your Creativity at the Livingston Library!


Livingston Library Community,  

Are you a writer in need of creative inspiration? We invite you to join us at the Library on Wednesday, June 26th at 11am for “Spark Your Creativity” a creative writing workshop designed to inspire. 

During this workshop led by Judith Lindbergh of the Writer’s Circle, participants will use a series of fun and innovative writing exercises and prompts as means to explore their own creative expression. Participants will engage in these interactive exercises designed to meet the goals of the program in a positive and supportive atmosphere. Registration is required as space is limited. You may register through the Library’s event calendar.

 If you are looking for more Creative Writing Workshops, we invite you to explore the Library’s digital subscription to Udemy. Udemy offers thousands of on demand video courses including writing courses such as The Story Course: Storytelling Masterclass, How to Write a Novel, and Start Writing Your Own Stories Masterclass. Just to name a few! You can access Udemy on the Library’s website



Summer Kickoff Event



Family Summer Learning Challenge Kickoff Event

Adventure Begins at Your Library, so we're having a party to celebrate this year's Summer Learning Challenge! 

Join us outside at the Gazebo for: 

  •    6:00 pm Welcome from Mayor Al Anthony 

  •    6:15 pm Ron Albanese's Sunshine and Good Times Super Summer Family Concert (Bring your own blankets or chairs)

  •    Face Painting with Melan Productions

  •    Play Giant Lawn Games like chess and Connect 4

  •    Sign up or renew your Livingston Library Card


Adventure Begins at Your Library


Youth Summer Learning Challenge Grades 5 and under


Complete adventures!

Earn Prizes!

To participate, pick up your Passport to Adventure log at the Kickoff Event at the Gazebo on 6/24, or the Youth Services Desk anytime after. Registration is not required.



Teen Summer Learning Challenge Grades 6+



Complete adventures!

Earn Prizes!

To participate, pick up your Passport to Adventure log at the Kickoff Event at the Gazebo on 6/24, or the Youth Services Desk anytime after. Registration is not required.



Adult Summer Reading


Participation is easy! To participate visit the Library’s Patron Services Desk. All participants will receive a signup prize and a summer reading passport. 


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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. 

For more information, contact Christine Kelley-Kemple

at 973-992-4600 ext: 248


Book Clubs



Thursday, July 11 | 11am


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


Friday, July 12 | 12:30pm


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


Monday, July 15 | 7pm


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


Wednesday, July 17 | 7pm


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


Wednesday, July 24 | 7pm


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

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