The borough of South Plainfield is collecting donations of Halloween candy for a 'trunk or treat' event to be held at the high school on November 1st. Donations may be dropped off at the library and other locations. Click here for a flyer with more information. Donated bags of candy must be unopened and the candy must be individually wrapped!
The Teal Pumpkin Project encourages people to provide non-food treats for trick-or-treaters with food allergies. Post the teal pumpkin in front of your house to indicate you have non-food treats available! Click here for details and free printable sign.
Recommended for children up to age 7. Join us for a fun-filled evening of music & puppetry with Uncle John's Puppets! Costumes are encouraged but not required. 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. This program will be held at the SOUTH PLAINFIELD SENIOR CENTER. Click here for a printable flyer.
For 4th - 8th graders. Join us to learn about the First Lego League (FLL), an exciting robotics program that ignites enthusiasm for discovery, science, and technology in 4th-8th grade students! Kids from FLL team Robo Rockets will explain and demonstrate this year's challenge, finding a better or more innovative way to help someone learn. In the 2014 FLL WORLD CLASS Challenge, over 265,000 children from 80 countries will redesign how we gather knowledge and skills in the 21st century. Click here for a printable flyer.
Ages 5 and up. Instructors from Navrang Dance Academy will be leading an Indian dance workshop. Please wear comfortable clothing! Space is limited and pre-registration IS required. This program will be held at the SOUTH PLAINFIELD SENIOR CENTER. Click here for a printable flyer.
This program is for adults. This free educational seminar will offer advice on what you can do to potentially enhance your retirement income while helping to minimize risk. Presented by Asia Hollis, a Financial Services Representative from First Investors Corporation. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here for a printable flyer.
For children up to age 7. Come and celebrate the holidays with Mr Kurt and his super silly songs! 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. This program will be held at the SOUTH PLAINFIELD SENIOR CENTER.
Clubs, Meetings & Series
This program is for adults. Currently, the afternoon book club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 4PM. Join us for great discussions about fascinating books! Reading Choice for November: The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through December 2014. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.
This program is for adults. Reading choice for October: Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman. Reading choice for November: Mrs. Hemingway by Naomi Wood. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.
This program is for adults. Calling all mystery lovers! Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club. The reading choice for November will be A Case of Two Cities by Qui Xiaolong. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.
November 10th movie is CANCELLED! Brand new DVD releases are usually (but not always!) shown on Mondays at 6:30 PM; check the calendar for schedule. Please visit or call the library (908-754- 7885) for title information. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.
This program is for ages 11 and up. Join us to discuss your favorite anime and manga, preview clips, work on artwork & more! Club is moderated by a former comic book store owner/anime enthusiast! The club usually meets every other Wednesday; contact the library for schedule. Pre-registration IS required.
This program is for age 6 & over. Join us to play international board games such as Go, Shogi and Mancala - beginners through advanced players welcome! This group will meet on the following Thursdays: Oct. 30th, Nov. 6th, 13th, and 20th. Presented by Jeff Cupo; free, but pre-registration IS requested.
Join our friendly group of knitters and crocheters! Come to the library on Thursday evenings to work on your own projects at your own pace. Beginners through experts are welcome! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.
This program is for adults and teens age 14 & older. Hands-on class teaching basic crochet techniques. Presenter Charlene Varry is a crochet expert who will help you with any crochet problems or questions you may have! Contact the Library for needed materials list. (For related resources, see our Needlework Webfinder.) Presented free; pre-registration IS required.
The Genealogy Association of South Plainfield is currently on hiatus.
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 first Thursday of the month, at 7:00 PM in the library. All are welcome! Please call the library to confirm time and date.
PLEASE NOTE: November Board meeting will be held on MONDAY, November 10th @ 7PM! The Library Board generally meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 7:00 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.
LIBRARY CLOSINGS & CANCELLATIONS
The library will CLOSE EARLY at 6PM on NOVEMBER 10th (Monday)
for Library Board of Trustees meeting.
The library will be CLOSED on NOVEMBER 11th (Tuesday) for Veteran's Day.
The library will CLOSE at 6PM on NOVEMBER 26th (Wednesday) and will be
CLOSED NOVEMBER 27th - 28th (Thursday - Friday) for Thanksgiving holiday.
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