The Library is CLOSED on Monday, January 17


Program schedule

ADULT PROGRAMS

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

Get our monthly ADULT EVENTS NEWSLETTER in your email!
See LMxAC Events List for additional ONLINEs
See Hackensack Meridian Health for upcoming health webinars
Weekly / Monthly Programs
CROCHET CLASSES - On alternating Wednesdays, starting January 26 at 6:30 PM

IN-PERSON For ages 14 - adult; beginners welcome. See flyer for details.

ADULT ONLINE BOOK CLUB - Tuesday, February 8 at 4:00 PM

We will be discussing The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan. This title also may be available as an ebook from eLibraryNJ or on the Libby app. Click here to see the list of titles for 2022.

AFTERNOON MOVIES - Most Wednesdays & Fridays at 1:00 PM

IN-PERSON Spaces limited to 25; registration required. Showing January 19 & 21: Spencer; rated R. Please call the library to register.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - Thursdays at 12:00 PM

IN-PERSON ONLINE This will be a hybrid in-person/Zoom group. See flyer for details.

CLASSIC MOVIE VIRTUAL VIEWING - Fridays at 2:00 PM

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

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - Saturdays at 11:15 AM

IN-PERSON This group will meet inside the library - masks required!

Past Programs posted on YouTube
ABCs OF DIABETES - Click here to view video

KIDS PROGRAMS

Click here for JANUARY schedule with descriptions & registration links
Click for printable January Children's Events Calendar

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

Please click here for guidance on attending our in-person programs
Get our monthly CHILDREN'S EVENTS NEWSLETTER in your email!
Don't forget to stop by the library and pick up one of our monthly Take & Make craft kits to go along with our Zoom storytimes! At the beginning of each month, 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.
Try to find the storybook animals hidden in the Children's Room for our JANUARY SCAVENGER HUNT. Find them all and be entered in our raffle!
Special Programs
CRAFTERNOON: EGG CARTON SNOWMEN (ages 4 - 6) - Tuesday, January 18 at 3:30 PM

IN-PERSON Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

MEET DR. KING (best for Kindergarten - Grade 5) - Wednesday, January 19 at 6:00 PM
(Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre)

IN-PERSON Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

CRAFTERNOON: MELTING SNOWMEN (ages 7+) - Friday, January 21 at 3:30 PM

IN-PERSON Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

Weekly Programs
Don't forget to stop by the library and pick up one of our monthly 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.
<<< IN-PERSON WEEKLY PROGRAMS >>>
In order to help keep everyone safe & healthy we will be changing the format of some of our children's programs from in-person to virtual/online presentations, which will be posted to our Facebook and Youtube pages. Decisions regarding upcoming programs will be made on a week-by-week basis. For the week of January 10, some virtual presentations will be pre-recorded videos posted to the library's YouTube channel while others will be interactive programs presented on Zoom. CLICK HERE FOR DETAILS.
<<< ONLINE WEEKLY PROGRAMS >>>
BILINGUAL STORYTIMES: SPANISH & CHINESE

Posted weekly on our YouTube channel.

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

ONLINE Click here to register.

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

ONLINE Click here to register.

PROGRAMS FOR TEENS & 'TWEENS
Click here for JANUARY schedule with descriptions & registration links

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

Get our monthly CHILDREN'S EVENTS NEWSLETTER in your email!
Please click here for guidance on attending our in-person programs
NOTE: See LMxAC Events List for additional ONLINEs
COLLAGE VISION BOARD ART (ages 10+) - CANCELLED, to be rescheduled later
RECYCLED BOOK HEDGEHOGS (ages 10+) - CANCELLED, to be rescheduled later

IN-PERSON Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

CANDY CANES TASTE TEST (ages 10+) - CANCELLED, to be rescheduled later

IN-PERSON Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB (ages 13+) - Tuesday, January 25 at 4:00 PM

IN-PERSON Drop-in program; registration encouraged by not required. Click here to register.

CROCHET CLASSES - On alternating Wednesdays, starting January 26 at 6:30 PM

IN-PERSON For ages 14 - adult; beginners welcome. See flyer for details.

DROP-IN BOARD GAMES (ages 10+) - Thursday, January 27 from 3:30 - 5:00 PM

IN-PERSON Drop-in program; registration is NOT required.


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, 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 meeting, we'll be discussing by . All are welcome! CLICK HERE for the REVISED list of reading selections for 2020.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, at 4:00 PM

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

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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