The library is partnering with South Plainfield's Social Services Department to help our community this holiday season. We've set up an Angel Tree with ornaments representing local families in need. If you'd like to help please stop by the library to pick an ornament and register as an 'Angel'. Gifts should be new and unwrapped and returned to the library by Thursday, December 11th. Click here for a flyer with more information. Questions? Give us a call at (908) 754-7885. Thanks!
The exhibition of paintings in the library by local artist Tom Seiz has been extended through November - stop by the library and check it out!
Rabbi Bernhard Rosenberg will discuss 'The Holocaust as seen through Films.' For more than 35 years, rabbi and author Ben Rosenberg has been one of the pioneering voices for Holocaust and Genocide Education. Working in the Jewish and secular communities, he has been fighting for human rights, respectful Holocaust commemoration and preventing genocide. Sponsored by The Friends of the South Plainfield Public Library. 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, as well as some seasonal classics! 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 children up to age 7. Come and join us for a rockin' and rollin' sing along with Mr Ray! 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 December: A Lost Lady by Willa Cather. 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 January: The Orphan Master's Son by Adam Johnson. 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 December will be Blue Corn Murders by Nancy Pickard. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.
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: Nov. 20th, Dec. 4th, 11th, 18th. Presented by Jeff Cupo; free, but pre-registration IS required.
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.
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.
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 at 6PM on NOVEMBER 26th (Wednesday)
and will be CLOSED NOVEMBER 27th - 28th (Thursday - Friday)
for Thanksgiving holiday.
The library will be CLOSED DECEMBER 24th - 25th (Wednesday - Thursday)
for Christmas holiday.
The library will be OPEN only from 9AM - 12:30PM on DECEMBER 31st (Weds.)
and will be CLOSED on JANUARY 1st, 2015 (Thursday)
for New Year's holiday.
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