THE NEXT MEETING WILL TAKE PLACE WEDNESDAY, JUNE 6th at 6:30 PM .
All are welcome! The Friends of the South Plainfield Public Library is a non-profit organization whose members support the Library through advocacy, volunteer services, and fundraising.
Ages 6 and up. What is STEAM? Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics. Give it a try at our afternoon of creative constructing with straws and connectors !
Ages 8 and up. MUST REGISTER WITH A PARTNER! This competition will take place in pairs with the blindfolded player taking direction from their (unblindfolded) partner!
Ages 10 and up. Space limited, registration is required! Come and learn the basics of coding. Bring your own laptop - or use one of ours!
Space limited to 15 participants; registration required. Join us at the library for a fun filled 'crafternoon' for adults, with crafter Patricia Dahl. Crafters will be making a mosaic with broken dishes or mirror pieces.
Registration required. Jim Peck will show his photos and discuss beautiful and little known natural areas found all across our diverse state. He has traveled through NJ for the past 13 years exploring and writing the Trail Mix nature column for NJ Gannett papers. Jim is an amateur naturalist and worked for over three years as the Education Director of the American Littoral Society. He also served for three years as the Executive Director of the Cora Hartshorn Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary in Short Hills.
Showing: Black Panther. Rated PG-13, running time 134 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.
Showing: Black Panther. Rated PG-13, running time 134 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.
Space limited to 15 participants; registration required. Join us at the library for a fun filled craft night with artist and teacher Shelley Phillips, who will demonstrate how to create origami works of art for adults. The kids are doing it and having fun, now it's time for you to have your turn! All materials will be provided for this program.
Registration required. The library welcomes back singer Dave Deluca, who will perform his 'Birth of the Blues' musical program. This musical exploration features blues songs from the early 1900s through 1970s written and/or made popular by blues legends like W.C. Handy, Lead Belly, Muddy Waters, B.B. King, Fats Waller, Bessie Smith, Etta James, Louis Jordan, Billie Holiday and more!
Join us for a program about the history of vegetarianism and the benefits of adopting a vegetarian diet. Presented by Venerable Man Deng; sponsored by Buddha's Light International Association - NJ.
Showing: Phantom Thread. Rated R, running time 130 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.
Showing: Phantom Thread. Rated R, running time 130 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.
Registration required. Please join us for a celebration of composer George Gershwin! Born in Brooklyn in 1898, the second of four children from a close-knit immigrant family, he began his musical career as a song-plugger on Tin Pan Alley, but was soon writing his own pieces. He and his brother, lyricist Ira Gershwin, went on to write many successful musicals for the stage and screen, and many songs which are now considered standards. He also led a double life, trying to make his mark as a serious composer. Today, he remains one of America's most beloved composers. Presented by jazz historian Michael Conklin.
Showing: I Can Only Imagine. Rated PG, running time 110 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.
Showing: I Can Only Imagine. Rated PG, running time 110 min. For this showing only, Papa John's of South Plainfield will be providing two pizzas! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.
Registration required. This informative program, presented by herbalist Gert Coleman, looks at all aspects of herbs including how to grow them, cook with them, use them to ease headaches, colds, and other winter ailments. Gert will also discuss some of the historical, cultural and mythical lore surrounding herbs. Gert Coleman recently retired as Associate Professor at Middlesex County College in New Jersey and is currently co-editor of the IHA (International Herb Association) newsletter.
For kids & tweens; space is limited, registration required. If you want to be a Green Earth Advocate and show your love for our planet through Crafts, Art, Movies, & Public Speaking, this fun kid-teach-kid workshop is for you! 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM for tweens, 1:30 - 3:30 pm for kids 10 and below (accompanied by parent). Showcase Practice & Exhibition will be held on Saturday, June 30th; see flyer for details.
Showing: A Wrinkle in Time. Rated PG, running time 109 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.
Showing: A Wrinkle in Time. Rated PG, running time 109 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.
Clubs, Meetings, Classes & Series
For the schedule of ongoing children's programs (storytimes, book clubs, playtimes & more), please visit our Kids page.
For the schedule of ongoing programs for teens, please visit our Teen page.
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! Registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE for the list of reading selections for 2018.
Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club! Registration is NOT required - all are welcome. CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2018.
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 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!
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 1 - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 2 - TUESDAYS at 1:00 PM
NEW EVENING SESSIONS! MONDAYS AT 7:00 PM:
MAY 7, 14, 21; JUNE 4, 11, 18, 25; JULY 2.
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. Registration is appreciated, but please feel free to drop in to either group that is convenient. You may register at the front desk. Click here for a flyer.
We 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.
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.
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; Registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE to see the schedule of upcoming movies.
This program is for adults and teens age 14 & older; 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.)
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 fourth Thursday of the month, at 7:00 PM in the library. All are welcome! Please call the library to confirm time and date.
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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