Thursday, June 6, 2013
All of the young artists are taught by Livingston resident Christine Qin Wittlinger.
Stop by the Livingston Public Library throughout June to see some of the best art work the township's youth has to offer. The second art show at the library, titled Animal Wonderland, features drawings and paintings by children ages 5-16 years old. All of the young artists are taught by Christine Qin Wittlinger, who has both art and business degrees from China and the U.S. The method of Wittlinger's teaching is the combination of creating personal expression and drawing techniques such as line color, proportion, perspective and more. Her students have received many awards, including winning 1st and 2nd places in a logo design for Livingston Township summer camp 2010; winning in the category of "Most Original" at the October Tails Contest…
Thursday, May 30, 2013
Children's and teen books, adult fiction, mystery and more will be on sale.
The Friends of the Livingston Public Library will hold a Beach and Poolside Book Sale on Saturday and Sunday at the library, at 10 Robert Harp Drive. Children's and teen books, adult fiction, mystery and romance books will be offered along with a selection of travel books and games. The book sale will be open from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, and 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday. For more information, call the library at (973) 992-4600.
Saturday, May 25, 2013
Books can still be dropped off anytime.
The Livingston Public Library will be closed Sunday and Monday in observance of Memorial Day. Books can still be dropped off at the library anytime.
Saturday, May 18, 2013
Your local library now has passes for the Grounds for Sculpture, in Hamilton, and the Museum of the City of New York, in New York, N.Y.
The Livingston Public Library has announced the expansion of its Museum Pass Program. The Friends of the Library has purchased memberships to the Grounds for Sculpture, in Hamilton, and the Museum of the City of New York, N.Y. Up to four people of any age will be admitted to the Grounds for Sculpture while the Museum of the City of New York will admit two adults with up to four children. Additionally, the library now has a second museum pass to both the Intrepid Sea, Air and Space Museum, N.Y., which admits up to six people and children under three is free, and Imagine That!!!, in Florham Park, which admits up to four people. Passes continue to be available for the Morris Museum, in Morristown, which admits up to two adults and three …
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Successful program poised to take another important step forward
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Thursday, April 25
Every week, you can find 90 adult students taking English as Second Language (ESL) classes with 45 trained volunteer teachers at the Livingston Public Library. The vibrant, successful program, started in 2003 by volunteer Steve Werdenschlag and a team of five teachers, is now poised to take another important step forward thanks to a “The American Dream Starts @ Your Library” grant from the American Library Association and funded by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation. The grant, in the amount of $7,430, will enable the library to expand its literacy services and in particular build programming in the area of skills needed to cope with everyday situations. The Livingston Library is one of only 44 libraries nationwide to be awarded …
Thursday, April 4, 2013
Enjoy a Victorian High Tea at Livingston Library, to celebrate 30,000 daffodils beginning to bloom.
To mark the occasion of Livingston's 200th Birthday, 30,000 daffodils were planted last fall throughout the township. The Livingston Bicentennial Committee spearheaded the initiatve, which involved residents and businesses, so that the flowers would be in full bloom this spring, said Arlene Johnson, co-chair. The first town wide planting event was held in October at the Memorial Oval in conjunction with Livingston’s homecoming. Bulbs were sold to households and businesses at Daffodil Day, the kickoff to a long celebration fitting for a 200th birthday. Today those bulbs are beginning to bloom at the Oval, in front of the library, and at schools, businesses and residences all over town -- welcoming people to the town and to the …
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
Stock comprises over 800 books representing all genres and is refreshed regularly.
Looking to buy a new book (or a few)? The Livingston Public Library is just the place. Friends of the Livingston Public Library, a voluntary, non-profit incorporated association whose mission is to support the Livingston Public Library, has instituted a new policy of changing the entire stock of books regularly and has expanded its on-going book sale at the Livingston Public Library. With expanded shelf space, the ongoing sale now offers patrons some 800 books in all genres including an enlarged children's section. Children's books and books for young readers now occupy one entire book case. In addition, Friends will change the entire stock every 4-6 weeks so that customers have a continuous flow of new materials to review. Friends …
Monday, April 9, 2012
Magic at the library; rainbows at the high school.
Students return to Livingston schools this week, while the council returns to business after a week off. Tonight's council meeting begins with a calling post at 7 p.m., followed by a conference meeting. On the agenda is discussion of both the housing trust fund and the open space trust fund, as well as the status of a grant from the Association of New Jersey Environmental Commission (ANJEC) on open space and recreation in Livingston. To view the entire agenda, click here. While Livingston public school students return to school today, elementary school students will have shortened days on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday as spring parent-teacher conferences are scheduled. On Wednesday, April 11 Livingston High School will be transformed …
Thursday, February 9, 2012
Music programs and plays about presidential mothers, Vincent Van Gogh are some of the free February programs.
The Livingston Public Library, 10 Robert Harp Dr., has plenty of programs to shake away the winter doldrums. Library Director Judith Kron said there's a wide variety of activities geared to people of all ages, from youths to senior citizens. "Come to the library," Kron said. "You'd be amazed at what you can experience here and it's all for free." Here's a schedule of events: - Concert for family and friends by family and friends, 3 p.m. Saturday. The concert will feature classic, contemporary and original musical pieces. Performers include Amy Ciminnisi on flute, Danielle Ciminnisi on piano, Lea and Gregory Jennings on cello, Biljana Milovanovic on accompanist piano, Melinda Orengo on cello, Lena-Marie Stoger on violin, Sebastian Stoger …
Tuesday, July 26, 2011
Library to close during roadwork on Wednesday and Thursday.
Getting around town will be take some advance planning this week as the Department of Public Works has repaving projects planned for Belmont Avenue and the Livingston Oval. The Library will close on Wednesday and Thursday during roadwork on Robert Harp Drive. On Tuesday, Belmont Drive off S. Livingston Avenue will be closed to traffic. The DPW suggests you plan an alternative route. On Wednesday and Thursday, the Oval – Robert Harp Drive -- will be closed to cars while repaving and milling takes place, said Frank Giordano, assistant superintendent of Public Works. However, the Memorial Park’s athletic fields and fitness track on the Oval will be open to walkers, joggers and bicyclists, Giordano said. Parking will be available on nearby …