Thursday, April 18, 2013
4th annual wine tasting and auction raffle
Friends of the Livingston Library will hold its 4th Annual Wine Tasting/Buffet and Auction/Raffle on Thursday, April 25 at the Livingston Library Program Room from 6-9 pm. The event features: . Wines from all regions of the world in all price ranges . Discount on wines ordered . A delicious buffet . A 50/50 Cash Raffle . Wide variety of merchandise in auction and raffle including tickets, paintings, gift certificates, etc. Tickets are tax-deductible, and all proceeds benefit the Livingston Library. For info or tickets call 973-992-4600 X505 or visit the library website. (Click on News From Friends). Ticket order forms are also available at the Friends Desk at the Library. Single Advance Purchase …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Looking for something to do with the kids on spring break? Here are two options.
- GOING GREEN
Tuesday, March 26
This spring break week, the Livingston Public Library is hosting two kid-friendly movies on Wednesday and Thursday. Both films are suitable for all ages, and both are free. Along with Livingston Living Green and the Livingston Environmental Commission, the library will screen "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax," on Wednesday, at 2 p.m., to promote the Bicentennial theme for March, "Getting Greener." In the film, 12-year-old Ted decides to impress his crush Audrey by finding a long-extinct Truffula Tree. He ventures beyond the city's walls to find the grumpy recluse Once-ler, who tells of a once verdant landscape that has now been destroyed. On Thursday at 1:30 p.m., the Spring Break Family Movie is "Wreck It Ralph." Ralph, the animated bad guy in a …
Sunday, March 17, 2013
China Stories, China Challenges: 20 True Tales by 20 Under 20
Listening to a score of young people’s true stories about life in China – working in a factory, researching corruption, losing a mother to labor migration – I heard familiar themes of change, injustice, mobility, the generation gap, artistic ideals vs the pragmatics of earning a living, youthful dreams balanced with family obligations. And yet these stories could only take place in China today and at this time. That was my overall takeaway from the recent talk by Jill Hamburg Coplan at the Livingston Public Library . Montclair resident Coplan is a writer and adjunct journalism professor at NYU who spent the 2011-2012 academic year in in China on a Fulbright, lecturing at Beijing Foreign Studies University and traveling with her husband…
Tuesday, February 12, 2013
Reserve tickets Friday for the Feb. 23 performance.
Tuesday, February 12
The Paper Mill Playhouse Children's Theatre on Tour Company will present "The Little Mermaid" at the Livingston Public Library on Saturday, Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. Tickets are available the Children's Information Desk, 10 Robert H. Harp Drive, beginning Friday, Feb. 15, according to an email from the library. Reservations for tickets may also be made by calling the Library at 973-992-4600 x270 on Friday. Reserved tickets must be picked up at the Children's Desk by Wednesday, Feb. 20. Remember to bring your Livingston Library Card.
A Livingston Library display showcases artifacts from the local past
Livingston Public Library joins in the celebration of the township's bicentennial. A display outside the local history collection shows artifacts and a look back at Livingston's past. More info here.
Monday, January 7, 2013
Monday's blood drive will help remedy severe blood shortage in NJ.
Due to the recent storms, which caused many blood drives to be canceled, the Blood Center of New Jersey is in a “severe emergency blood shortage situation.” Livingston residents looking to help remedy this situation can donate blood at the Livingston Public Library on Monday, Jan. 7, from 2-7 p.m. The standard daily order of blood and blood products to New Jersey hospitals has been reduced to less than one quarter, according to BCNJ. The center predicts the situation will get worse in the coming weeks. New Jersey is facing continuing shortages of blood donations and must import blood regularly from other states. Donations are needed every day to meet the needs of New Jersey hospitals. Blood center officials note that each unit of blood …
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The highly successful program has grown to 40 volunteer teachers and 87 students of all ages.
- THE NEIGHBORHOOD FILES
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
The following information is courtesy of the Township of Livingston: Following in the tradition established by Andrew Carnegie, who believed that one of the public library’s most important functions was to help assimilate immigrants into American culture, the Livingston Public Library is offering English as a Second Language (ESL) classes to adults residing in the Township. This highly successful program was started in 2003 under the coordination of Steve Werdenschlag, a dedicated volunteer, and his team of 5 volunteer teachers. The program started with 13 students but it has grown to 40 volunteer teachers and 87 students of all ages. The program has become so successful that there is an ESL waiting list of students ready and willing to …
Thursday, November 29, 2012
The long legal battle ends with the township paying $528,000 to ICE.
On Monday, the Livingston Town Council unanimously passed a resolution that settled a lawsuit between the township and Integrated Construction Enterprises, Inc. ICE is the company that took the lead in renovating the Livingston Public Library. ICE brought suit against the township alleging it was owed money from the construction, which ended in September 2007. The construction company brought 11 claims against Livingston, totaling more than $2.5 million. The township retained Bob Lawless, a partner at Hedinger & Lawless, LLC, who was able to negotiate the settlement down to $528,000. “The goal…of litigation of this magnitude, close to $3 million, based on change orders, can take weeks and weeks of trial, which can cost millions of dollars…
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Livingston Public Library will host Dorothy Leeds' one woman show.
Wednesday, November 21, 2012
Dorothy Leeds will be bringing her popular one woman show Good Lessons from Bad Women to the Livingston Public Library next week. The show will be held Wednesday, November 28 at 7:30 p.m. and is free to the public. The show, sponsored by the Friends of Livingston Public Library Think Theatre Series, is about the story of Dorothy, a good girl who longs to be a bad girl. According to the show's website, Dorothy is torn between following in the footsteps of her perfect mother and the virtuous Eleanor Roosevelt, or those of ‘bad’ women including Anne Bonny, Mrs. "Machine Gun" Kelly, and Mae West. This play proves that the wicked are truly irresistible, and invites audiences to be inspired by the lives of women who have dared to color …
Monday, November 19, 2012
The latest installment of the library's series will deal with the Supreme Court.
The Livingston Public Library is holding the third and final discussion relating to their program titled American Politics and Government. "Deciphering the New Campaign Finance Reality" will be presented on Tuesday, November 20 at 7:30 p.m. in the Library's program room. “Deciphering the New Campaign Finance Reality” is Part 3 of American Politics and Government - A Series in Three Parts. Prof. Frank Askin, who is a Distinguished Professor at Rutgers Law School, and the longest-serving general counsel of the American Civil Liberties Union, will discuss the new campaign finance landscape. The U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark 2010 Citizens United ruling gave sweeping new rights to corporations and labor unions to spend their own money on ads …