ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
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.

SPECIAL RAMADAN STORYTIME - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 28th at 6:30 PM

Held at the Senior Center.

science symbols SUMMER SCIENCE LEAGUE - MONDAYS, beginning JULY 3rd at 3:00 PM

Grades 6 - 12; registration required. Join us for weekly meetings that will culminate in a science fair to show off your work! We will help with ideas and resources for your project. You may work in groups or alone.

KID'S CORNER BOOK CLUB - MONDAYS, beginning JULY 3rd at 6:30 PM

Ages 8 - 10.

LIBRARY CLOSED - TUESDAY, JULY 4TH (INDEPENDENCE DAY)
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - WEDNESDAYS at 4:00 PM
BEGINNER BOOK CLUB - THURSDAY, JULY 6th at 6:30 PM

Ages 6 - 8.

Author Joseph Belardo LOCAL AUTHOR PRESENTATION: JOSEPH BELARDO - THURSDAY, JULY 6th at 7:00 PM

Dusterman: Vietnam; Story of the Last Great Gunfighters is a transcript of Joe Belardo's diary and memoirs, including photographs, from his time in Vietnam. He served in a specialized Army mobile combat team and body recovery unit called ''Dusters'' attached to the Third Marine Division along the DMZ in 1967 and 1968 during the infamous TET Offensive. Joe and his crew hold the distinct honor of being the last Americans to leave the finally abandoned Khe Sanh Combat Base. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Click here for a flyer.

board games FAMILY GAME DAY - FRIDAY, JULY 7TH at 3:00 PM

All ages welcome! Come and play one of our board games or bring a favorite from home to share! We encourage adults to participate as well so feel free to bring along grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. to play as well!

American flag STAR SPANGLED SONGBOOK - SATURDAY, JULY 8th at 2:00 PM

Registration required. The Star-Spangled Songbook is a musical celebration of the great American composers and lyricists who together crafted a body of work that is uniquely American, from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway, from jazz standards to the songs that won the war. Join Dave DeLuca as he sings songs from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. 100% made in the U.S.A.! Click here for a flyer.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
Chess CHESS CLUB - TUESDAYS, beginning JULY 11th at 12:30 PM

Ages 6 and up. Absolute beginners to advanced players welcome! We'll be matching up players for some friendly chess competition! If you have a board at home, please bring it with you so we can be sure to have enough boards to play.

TUESDAY BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, JULY 11th at 4:00 PM
Case Closed anime ANIME CLUB - WEDNESDAY, JULY 12th at 2:00 PM

Ages 10 and up. Come and join us for a screening of Case Closed! PLEASE NOTE: This series contains some animated violence.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - WEDNESDAYS at 4:00 PM
bearded dragon lizardTHE LIZARD GUYS - WEDNESDAY, JULY 12th at 6:30 PM

Ages 5 and up. CHILDREN MUST BE ABLE TO SIT! Come and enjoy a live animal program with the Lizard Guys! Will they be silly? Scaly? Scary? Slimy? Sloppy? You'll never know unless you go! In lieu of an admission charge, adults should bring a new, unopened non-perishable food item or personal care product for each person attending. Donations will be given to the South Plainfield Food Pantry.

Cristine Iannitto-Cancela CHAIR YOGA - THURSDAY, JULY 13th at 7:00 PM

For adults; space limited, pre-registration IS required! Sign-up begins June 26th. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring a yoga mat to keep your chair from sliding! Are you feeling tired? Stressed? Come enjoy some restorative and peaceful chair yoga! This introduction to yoga will include gentle yoga positions that are very basic and suitable for all ages and figures - no previous experience necessary! All yoga will be done while sitting in a chair so there will be no extensive movement. Presented by instructor Cristine Iannitto-Cancela. Click here for a flyer. For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.

Jenga logo LIFE SIZE BOARD GAMES - FRIDAY, JULY 14th at 3:00 PM

Ages 9 and up. Come join us as we play some of your favorite games - just life size versions! Memory, Jenga, Sorry, and more!

Hidden Figures book cover G.R.E.A.T BOOK CLUB - SATURDAYS beginning JULY 15th at 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

For girls entering 4th - 6th grades; space is limited, registration required. Join our new G.R.E.A.T BOOK CLUB - Girls Reading, Educating, & Achieving Together! We'll be reading and discussing Hidden Figures: The Untold True Story of Four African American Women Who Helped Launch Our Nation Into Space (Young Readers' Edition). You supply the curiosity, we supply the books!

The Beatles THE BEATLES: FROM LIVERPOOL TO ABBEY ROAD - SATURDAY, JULY 15th at 2:00 PM

Registration required. Join Vincent Bruno on a journey into The Beatles' history, starting from their early days as a cover band in Liverpool and Hamburg, into the excitement of Beatlemania, through their groundbreaking studio albums (Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Peppers) to their remarkable final recordings at Abbey Road. An entertaining, interactive and informative session for both the casual listener as well as the hard core Beatles fan! Click here for a flyer.

SPECIAL NEEDS SENSORY STORYTIME - MONDAY, JULY 17th at 10:30 AM

For pre-school to young adult aged individuals with special needs.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - WEDNESDAYS at 4:00 PM
Mr Kurt SING ALONG WITH MR. KURT - WEDNESDAY, JULY 19th at 6:30 PM

For ages up to 7. Held at the library! Come and sing along with everybody's favorite silly songster Mr Kurt and his super silly songs! In lieu of an admission charge, please bring a new, unopened non-perishable food item or personal care product for each person attending. Donations will be given to the South Plainfield Food Pantry.

standardized test SAT VERBAL INFORMATION SESSION - THURSDAY, JULY 20th at 4:30 PM

For parents & teens; registration requested. Teens who will be taking the SATs (and their parents) are invited to join us for this informative session about preparing for the Verbal section of the standardized test.

KID CRAFT - THURSDAY, JULY 20th at 6:30 PM octopus

Ages 4 and up. $1 materials fee; registration required! Come join us for a fun summer art project and create Ocean Animal Sand Art Pictures!

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

Ages 10 and up. We'll be talking about Brave by Svetlana Chmakova. 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
JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
Click here for a printable JUNE ADULT PROGRAM CALENDAR!
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, JULY 11th 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 A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny. Pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE for the list of reading selections for 2017.

THURSDAY BOOK CLUB - THURSDAY, JUNE 22nd at 4:00 PM

Final meeting! We'll be talking about The Arrangement by Mary Balogh. Pre-registration is NOT required - all are welcome!

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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