ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
DROP-IN HOMESCHOOLING SUPPORT GROUP - MONDAYS at 3:30 PM
movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, MAY 22nd at 6:30 PM

Showing: A Dog's Purpose. Rated PG-13, running time 100 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

lolcat chill CHILL ZONE - TUESDAY, MAY 23rd at 3:30 PM

Ages 11 and up. Come and join us in the program room to do homework, study, play board games, eat your snacks and chill. Click here for a flyer.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, MAY 24th at 12:30 PM

Showing: A Dog's Purpose. Rated PG-13, running time 100 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - WEDNESDAYS at 4:00 PM
EVENING STORYTIME CANCELLED - WEDNESDAY, MAY 24th
DROP-IN HOMESCHOOLING SUPPORT GROUP - THURSDAYS at 3:30 PM
THURSDAY BOOK CLUB - THURSDAY, MAY 25th at 4:00 PM
yoga PARENT YOGA - THURSDAY, MAY 25th at 7:00 PM

For parents of children in Miss Aimee's meditation class. Bring a yoga mat! The kid's meditation class will be extended to allow enough time for parents to enjoy the entire yoga class. Click here for a flyer.

clarinet ROUGE ET NOIR CLARINET CHOIR - THURSDAY, MAY 25th at 8:00 PM

Rouge et Noir is a clarinet choir formed from the Rutgers University Alumni Wind Symphony. The name Rouge et Noir is French for red and black - Rutgers school colors, and the colors of a roulette wheel! The group will be playing in the main area upstairs.

CROCHET CLASS SESSION 2 - SATURDAY, MAY 27th at 10:00 AM
LIBRARY CLOSED - SUNDAY & MONDAY, MAY 28 & 29: Memorial Day
lolcat chill CHILL ZONE - TUESDAY, MAY 30th at 3:30 PM

Ages 11 and up. Come and join us in the program room to do homework, study, play board games, eat your snacks and chill. Click here for a flyer.

graphic novel cover TWEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, MAY 31st at 3:30 PM

Ages 10 and up. Join us for a graphic novel book discussion! We'll be talking about Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke, a 'a fun fantasy adventure story with a thick vein of mystery running through it,' according to No Flying No Tights. You can pick up a copy at the Adult reference desk. Click here for a flyer.

cash in hands UNDERSTANDING FINANCIAL LITERACY - SATURDAY, JUNE 3rd at 2:00 PM

This is an interactive workshop designed to help you build good credit. You'll learn about the credit scoring system - how it works and how it impacts your financial health and freedom. You'll find out how financial actions can impact credit scores and how to enhance your current score. The program will also offer tips and tools to help you establish and maintain good credit, and protect yourself from identity theft. Presented by Aaron Lynah, an independent agent with Financial Education Services. Pre-registration is NOT required. Click here for a flyer.

movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, JUNE 5th at 6:30 PM

Showing: Passengers. Rated PG-13, running time 116 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

ANIME CLUB - TUESDAY, JUNE 6th at 3:30 PM anime illustration

Ages 10 and up. Come and join us to watch Haikyu!! at the Anime club. Presented free, pre-registration is NOT required. Click here for a flyer.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7th at 12:30 PM

Showing: Passengers. Rated PG-13, running time 116 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7th at 4:00 PM
60s music revolution OLDIES BUT GOODIES: MUSIC OF THE EARLY 1960s - SATURDAY, JUNE 10th at 1:00 PM

Registration IS required. This walk down memory lane concentrates on the music of the beginning of the decade of massive cultural change prior to the British Invasion. The discussion will include America's emphasis on its youth through the music of The Beach Boys, Bob Dylan, James Brown, The Righteous Brothers, The Ronettes, etc. Included are audio and video examples of the above-mentioned artists plus early newsreels. Click here for a flyer.

movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, JUNE 12th at 6:30 PM

Showing: The Shack. Rated PG-13, running time 132 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

TUESDAY BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, JUNE 13th at 4:00 PM
MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14th at 12:30 PM

Showing: The Shack. Rated PG-13, running time 132 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

Pokemon Go logo POKÉMON GO - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 14 @ 3:30 PM

Ages 10 and up. Come and join us to play Pokémon Go at your library! All four Poke Stops in Monument Park will have lures from 3:30 - 4:30 PM. There will also be an indoor scavenger hunt and a raffle for four 3-D printed starter Pokémon. Click here for a flyer.

Walter Choroszewski GARDEN STATE IN BLOOM - SATURDAY, JUNE 17th at 2:00 PM

Registration IS required. Photographer Walter Choroszewski retraces the path taken in creating his award-winning book, The Garden State in Bloom (1993), and revisits the beautiful public gardens of New Jersey! This program showcases Walter's 25 favorite pubic gardens with colorful photography and historical information about each garden. Choroszewski's photographs were the inspiration for the iconic state tourism campaign: 'New Jersey & You: Perfect Together!' He was the primary photographer of the campaign through the 1980s and 90s and was awarded the first New Jersey Photo Journalism Award by Governor Thomas Kean in 1989. Click here for a flyer.

bird SUPER SCIENCE SUNDAY: BIRD BRAIN EDITION - SUNDAY, JUNE 18th at 3:00 PM

Ages 9 and up; registration IS required. Come join us to connect with nature, become a junior scientist, and learn about birds! Click here for a flyer.

movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, JUNE 19th at 6:30 PM

Showing: Collateral Beauty. Rated PG-13, running time 97 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 21st at 12:30 PM

Showing: Collateral Beauty. Rated PG-13, running time 97 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

WWI Red Cross poster WAR SERVICE & WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE - SATURDAY, JUNE 24th at 2:00 PM

Registration IS required. Living History Presenter Carol Simon Levin portrays Jeannette Rankin, America's first female member of Congress, telling the intertwined stories of women's war service, suffrage activism, and the political calculus that finally brought the support of President Wilson, the U.S. Congress, and state legislatures to achieve passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Click here for a flyer.

movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, JUNE 26th at 6:30 PM

Showing: The Lego Batman Movie. Rated PG, running time 104 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28th at 12:30 PM

Showing: The Lego Batman Movie. Rated PG, running time 104 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

Click here for a printable MAY 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, JUNE 13th 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! The June reading selection is A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler. Pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE for the list of reading selections for 2017.

THURSDAY BOOK CLUB - THURSDAY, MAY 25th at 4:00 PM

The June reading selection will be First Impressions: A Novel of Old Books, Unexpected Love and Jane Austen by Charlie Lovett. Pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE for the list of reading selections through June 2017.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 7th at 4:00 PM

Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club! The selection for June is Murder in the Sentier by Cara Black. We will also be choosing books for the next year. Pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2017.

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

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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