NATIONAL NIGHT OUT!

TUESDAY, AUGUST 1st, 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

National Night Out 2016 logo We're excited to be taking part again in National Night Out, an annual community celebration to promote police-community partnerships. This year's events will include Face Painting by Moogieland, Eddie Lin and his ''Au''some balloons, and a rockin' performance by our old friend MR. RAY at 6:30 PM... plus SPPD canines, Sparkle Tattoos, and a BOUNCE HOUSE! There will be lots for adults to enjoy as well, so please help us celebrate South Plainfield by coming out that night to show your support for our community! Click here for a flyer. PLEASE NOTE: The library will be OPEN on TUESDAY, AUGUST 1st from 1:00 - 9:00 PM instead of our usual 10 - 6!

UPCOMING BOOK SALE - DONATIONS NEEDED!

book sale The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are planning another book sale for September 23-30. We are now accepting donations of gently-used books, CDs and DVDs. PLEASE NOTE: If you have a large quantity of books to donate at one time (more than a box or two), please call us first to make sure we'll be able to take them. Sign up for the bake sale will begin in the middle of August. All sales will benefit our library!

box car DRIVE-IN MOVIE CRAFT (BRING A BOX! WATCH A MOVIE!) - FRIDAY, JULY 21st at 2:00 PM

Bring a box big enough to sit in and we'll have all the supplies you need to turn it into a cool car that you can use while watching a movie!

Smash Brothers SUPER SMASH BROS TOURNAMENT - SATURDAY, JULY 22nd from 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

Think you are the best at Super Smash Brothers? Come prove your skills at the first ever Super Smash Tournament at the South Plainfield Public Library!

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
SUMMER SCIENCE LEAGUE - MONDAYS at 3:00 PM

Grades 6 - 12; registration required.

KID'S CORNER BOOK CLUB - MONDAYS at 6:30 PM

Ages 8 - 10.

movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, JULY 24th at 6:30 PM

Showing: A United Kingdom. Rated PG-13, running time 111 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

CHESS CLUB - TUESDAYS at 12:30 PM

Ages 6 and up. Absolute beginners to advanced players welcome!

CHINESE LANGUAGE STORYTIME - TUESDAY, JULY 25TH at 4:30 PM

(Ages 2 - 6)

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, JULY 26th at 12:30 PM

Showing: A United Kingdom. Rated PG-13, running time 111 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

TWEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, JULY 26th at 3:30 PM

Ages 10 and up. PLEASE NOTE TITLE CHANGE! We'll be talking about Anya's Ghost by Vera Brosgol - NOT Brave as originally scheduled! You can pick up a copy of at the Adult reference desk!

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - WEDNESDAYS at 4:00 PM
Mr Scott MR. SCOTT SING ALONG - WEDNESDAY, JULY 26th at 6:30 PM

Held at SP Senior Center! Popular children's entertainer Mr. Scott combines physical acrobatics and musical creativity with a zany sense of humor that kids love. Come and sing along with the silliest man in the land! Pre-registration is NOT required. In lieu of an admission charge, adults should bring a new, unopened non-perishable food item for each person attending. Donations will be given to the South Plainfield Food Pantry.

BEGINNER BOOK CLUB - THURSDAY, JULY 27th at 6:30 PM

Ages 6 - 8.

styrofoam STYROFOAM CHALLENGE - FRIDAY, JULY 28th at 3:00 PM

Ages 9 and up. Tweens and teens are invited to show off their building skills! We'll have all of the supplies on hand - all you need to bring is the creativity!

piggy bank GIVE YOUR CHILD FINANCIAL STRENGTH - SATURDAY, JULY 29th at 1:30 PM

In this program, you'll learn about the difference a college education can make in your child's future. How much a college degree costs today - and what it may cost tomorrow. Things you can do now, to make sure you're ready. Places you can turn for help! Click here for a flyer.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
SUMMER SCIENCE LEAGUE - MONDAYS at 3:00 PM

Grades 6 - 12; registration required.

KID'S CORNER BOOK CLUB - MONDAYS at 6:30 PM

Ages 8 - 10.

movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, JULY 31st at 6:30 PM

Showing: Gifted. Rated PG-13, running time 101 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
NATIONAL NIGHT OUT - TUESDAY, AUGUST 1st from 6:00 - 9:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: The library will be OPEN from 1:00 - 9:00 PM, NOT our usual 10 - 6! Click here for a flyer.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 2nd at 12:30 PM

Showing: Gifted. Rated PG-13, running time 101 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

Monet Water Lilies IMPRESSIONISM: AN ARMCHAIR ART TOUR - SATURDAY, AUGUST 5th at 2:00 PM

Registration IS required. Mix the following ingredients together for an overview of the Impressionists: Influences from Japanese art, a fascination with daily life in modern France, and new bright colors in paint tubes to more easily paint outside. Add artists such as Frédéric Bazille, Claude Monet, Pierre-Auguste Renoir, and Alfred Sisley. This is the first in a series of 4 talks that will continue through November! Presented free by Dr. Michael Norris of Armchair Art Tours.

TUESDAY BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, AUGUST 8th at 4:00 PM
CHINESE LANGUAGE STORYTIME - TUESDAY, AUGUST 8th at 4:30 PM

(Ages 2 - 6)

CHINESE LANGUAGE STORYTIME - TUESDAY, AUGUST 15th at 4:30 PM

(Ages 2 - 6)

Click here for a printable JULY ADULT PROGRAM CALENDAR!

Clubs, Meetings, Classes & Series

CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

For the schedule of ongoing children's programs (storytimes, book clubs, playtimes & more), please visit our Kids page.

TEEN PROGRAMS

For the schedule of ongoing programs for teens, please visit our Teen page.

TUESDAY BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, AUGUST 8th at 4:00 PM

Currently, the afternoon book club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 4PM. Join us for great discussions about fascinating books - all are welcome! At this meeting we'll be talking about Everything I Never told You by Celeste Ng. Pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE for the list of reading selections for 2017.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 6th at 4:00 PM

Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club! The Mystery Book Club is on hiatus for the summer, but will resume in September. At the September meeting we'll be talking about Faces of the Gone by Brad Park. Pre-registration is NOT required - all are welcome. CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2018.

DROP-IN HOMESCHOOLING SUPPORT GROUP - MOST MONDAYS & THURSDAYS at 3:30 PM

For parents. Please check the Children's Room Calendar for schedule. Are you curious about homeschooling? An experienced homeschooler who would like to meet others? Ms Stella (a seasoned homeschooling mom herself) invites you to stop by on Monday or Thursday afternoons between 3:30 - 5:00 PM for an informal Drop In Homeschooling Support Group during Lego Builders Club. Chat about homeschooling while the kids are busy with Legos! .

conversation ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 1 - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 2 - WEDNESDAYS at 4:00 PM (RESUMES ON 6/21)

Would you like to practice speaking English in an informal setting? The more you talk, the easier it gets! If you would like to practice English, join our conversation group for ESL students and all learners. Native speakers of any language are welcome. Register at the front desk. If the time or day is not convenient, please let us know. Click here for a flyer.

JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

Help Wanted signWe are pleased to announce that we will be partnering with the Professional Services Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB) to offer a program to help job seekers with writing resumes and other job search skills. Beginning in June, PSGNB will provide a volunteer to hold on-site, one-on-one coaching sessions customized to meet the needs of the individual job seeker. Sessions will be by appointment only on Mondays from 1:00 - 4:00 PM, and at other times subject to availability. PSGNB is a member-supported organization that has helped over 9,000 people find their next job. They provide free Job Search Skills Seminars and a Job Seeker Support Group at the Piscataway libraries. Visit their website PSGNB.org for details. To sign up for an appointment, please call or visit the South Plainfield Library. Click here for a flyer (revised). For links to helpful job-searching resources, see Useful Websites: JOBS & CAREERS.

Computer trainingINDIVIDUAL COMPUTER TRAINING SESSIONS

Need some computer help, or just a quick refresher on how to use Word, Powerpoint, setting up an email account, or just some Internet basics? Call or stop by the library and sign up for an appointment with a member of the Reference staff. Someone will work with you between 45-60 minutes. Click here for a flyer.

MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES movie reel

Brand new DVD releases are usually (but not always!) shown on Mondays at 6:30 PM and usually (but not always!) re-run on Wednesdays at 12:15 PM. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE to see the schedule of upcoming movies.

basket of yarns CROCHET CLASSES - CHECK CALENDAR FOR SCHEDULE

This program is for adults and teens age 14 & older; pre-registration IS required. Series of two hands-on classes teaching basic crochet techniques. Presenter Charlene Varry is a crochet expert who will help you with any crochet problems or questions you my have! Contact the Library for needed materials list. (For related resources, see our Needlework Webfinder.)

Friends of the Library FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

The Friends of the South Plainfield Public Library is a non-profit organization whose members support the Library through advocacy, volunteer services, and fundraising. Friends of the Library meetings are generally held on the third Thursday of the month, at 7:00 PM in the library. All are welcome! Please call the library to confirm time and date.

LIBRARY BOARD of TRUSTEES

The Library Board generally meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the South Plainfield Public Library. All are welcome! Meeting schedules are subject to change. For upcoming meeting dates, please check the Library Calendar.


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