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Online program schedule

ONLINE PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

NOTE: Most programs take place using Zoom and require email registration - click the titles for details.

See LMxAC Events List for additional online programs
See Hackensack Meridian Health for upcoming health webinars
The library will be CLOSED on FEBRUARY 12th (Lincoln's Birthday) and CLOSED on FEBRUARY 15th (Presidents' Day); all programs will be cancelled on those days.

MAKE VALENTINES FOR VETERANS (all ages) - Make handmade Valentine's Day cards for residents of our local Veterans hospital. You can pick up supplies at the library beginning January 11, and return your cards to us by January 29. Help us spread a little Valentine's cheer to a hospitalized veteran! Click here for details.

Weekly / Monthly Programs
MICHELLE CAMERON (LMxAC AUTHORS AT HOME SERIES) - Monday, February 8 at 7:30 PM

Click here to register.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - Mondays at 8:00 PM

ADULT ONLINE BOOK CLUB - Tuesday, February 9 at 4:00 PM

This month's title: Before She Was Helen by Caroline B. Cooney.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - Thursdays at 4:00 PM

CLASSIC MOVIE VIRTUAL VIEWING - Fridays at 2:00 PM

NOTE: You can find links to all of our past Classic Movie presentations on our Wordpress page!

ONLINE PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

NOTE: Most programs take place using Zoom and require online or email registration - click the titles for details.

Click here for full January Children's Room schedule with descriptions & registration links
Click here for full February Children's Room schedule with descriptions & registration links
The library will be CLOSED on FEBRUARY 12th (Lincoln's Birthday) and CLOSED on FEBRUARY 15th (Presidents' Day); all programs will be cancelled on those days.
Special Programs

MAKE VALENTINES FOR VETERANS (all ages) - Make handmade Valentine's Day cards for residents of our local Veterans hospital. You can pick up supplies at the library beginning January 11, and return your cards to us by January 29. Help us spread a little Valentine's cheer to a hospitalized veteran! Click here for details.

MEET DR. KING (Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre)

This family performance will be available for online viewing from January 17 - 31. Click here to register.

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION (all ages) - Friday, January 29 at 7:00 PM

Click here to register.

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER & FRIENDS: HEROES OF BLACK HISTORY
(Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre)

This family performance will be available for online viewing from February 1 - 14. Click here to register.

LET'S LEARN HINDI WITH MS SUCHI (Beginners) - Tuesday, February 2 at 4:00 PM

Click here to register.

YOGA FOR KIDS (ages 5 & up) - Wednesday, February 3 & 17 at 4:00 PM

Click here to register.

COOKING MATTERS: ONLINE COOKING CLASSES (grades 2-6) - Thursdays, February 4 & 18 at 4:00 PM

Click here to register.

LET'S LEARN HINDI WITH MS SUCHI (Intermediate) - Tuesday, February 16 at 4:00 PM

Click here to register.

Monthly Programs
SIMPLE SNACKS: KITCHEN CREATIVITY WITH MS MIJA (ages 6+) - Friday, January 29 at 3:30 PM

Click here to register. This session: Apple & banana snacks! Please see flyer for needed supplies.

SIMPLE SNACKS: KITCHEN CREATIVITY WITH MS MIJA (ages 6+) - Friday, February 5 at 3:30 PM

Click here to register. This session: Cookie decorating! Please see flyer for needed supplies.

SIMPLE SNACKS: KITCHEN CREATIVITY WITH MS MIJA (ages 6+) - Friday, February 19 at 3:30 PM

Click here to register. This session: Italian bread pizza! Please see flyer for needed supplies.

Weekly Programs
The library will be CLOSED on FEBRUARY 12th (Lincoln's Birthday) and CLOSED on FEBRUARY 15th (Presidents' Day); all programs will be cancelled on those days.

Don't forget to stop by the library and pick up one of our weekly Take & Make craft kits to go along with our Zoom storytimes! At the beginning of each week, a new seasonally-themed craft kit will be available. You can pick up craft kits by coming into the library, or request them using our contactless curbside service.

CHINESE STORY TIME - Mondays at 10:30 AM

Click here to register.

SPANISH STORY TIME - Posted weekly on our YouTube channel
STORY TIME (ages 2-4) - Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

Click here to register. During these Storytimes, we will be learning about the Letters of the Alphabet!

CHINESE LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB - Tuesdays at 5:30 PM

Click here to register.

STORY TIME (ages 2-4) - Wednesdays at 10:30 AM

Click here to register. During these Storytimes, we will be learning about the Letters of the Alphabet!

STORY TIME (ages 4+) - Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

Click here to register.

STORY TIME (ages 2 - 4) - Thursdays at 10:30 AM

Click here to register.

CRAFT-ALONG (ages 2 - 4) - Thursdays at 11:15 AM

Click here to register.

LET'S LEARN SPANISH - Thursdays at 6:30 PM

Click here to register.

BABYTIME SONGS & RHYMES - Fridays at 10:15 AM

Click here to register.

ONLINE PROGRAMS FOR TEENS & 'TWEENS

NOTE: Most programs take place using Zoom and require online or email registration - click the titles for details.

Click here for full January schedule with descriptions & registration links
Click here for full February schedule with descriptions & registration links
The library will be CLOSED on FEBRUARY 12th (Lincoln's Birthday) and CLOSED on FEBRUARY 15th (Presidents' Day); all programs will be cancelled on those days.
NOTE: See LMxAC Events List for additional online programs

MAKE VALENTINES FOR VETERANS (all ages) - Make handmade Valentine's Day cards for residents of our local Veterans hospital. You can pick up supplies at the library beginning January 11, and return your cards to us by January 29. Help us spread a little Valentine's cheer to a hospitalized veteran! Click here for details.

MEET DR. KING (Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre)

This family performance will be available for online viewing from January 17 - 31. Click here to register.

LUNAR NEW YEAR CELEBRATION (all ages) - Friday, January 29 at 7:00 PM

Click here to register.

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER & FRIENDS: HEROES OF BLACK HISTORY
(Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre)

This family performance will be available for online viewing from February 1 - 14. Click here to register.

TWEEN TIME TRIVIA (ages 8+) - Wednesday, February 10 at 4:00 PM

Click here to register.

LET'S PLAY PICTIONARY WITH MS JESS (ages 8+) - Wednesday, February 24 at 4:00 PM

Click here to register.


ONLINE RESOURCES (Click the pictures for details)

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, APRIL 14th at 4:00 PM

The afternoon book club usually meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 4PM. Join us for great discussions about fascinating books! At our April meeting, we'll be discussing Moonglow by Michael Chabon. All are welcome! CLICK HERE for the REVISED list of reading selections for 2020.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1st at 4:00 PM

Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club! At our April meeting we'll be talking about The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths. All are welcome! CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2020.

CHILDREN'S BOOK CLUBS

See our Kids' page and Teen page for schedule.

conversation ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUPS

PLEASE NOTE: All classes are currently being held online. 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 any group that is convenient. You may register at the front desk. Ask about our self-guided practice program! Click here for the new 2020 schedule!

JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

Help Wanted signWe are 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. PSGNB provides a volunteer to hold on-site, one-on-one coaching sessions customized to meet the needs of the individual job seeker. Sessions are 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 Workshops at the Piscataway libraries. Visit the PSGNB website for details. To sign up for an appointment, please call or visit the South Plainfield Library. Click here for a printable flyer. 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.

CLASSIC MOVIE SUNDAY movie reel

The library will be screening a classic movie at 2:00 PM on one Sunday each month! Presented free; registration is not required. Join us for some classic movie fun! CLICK HERE to see the Classic Movie schedule.

MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE 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 12:30 PM. Presented free; Registration is not required. CLICK HERE to see the Monday Night Movie schedule.

basket of yarns CROCHET CLASSES - CHECK FOR SCHEDULE

This program is for adults and teens age 14 & older; registration 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 fourth 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. To confirm upcoming meeting dates, please call the library at (908) 754-7885. NOTE: During the pandemic, the Board will be meeting virtually via Zoom.


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PLEASE NOTE: The Friends of the library are not currently accepting book donations.
We happily accept monetary donations year-round!