NATIONAL NIGHT OUT! TUESDAY, AUGUST 2nd from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

National Night Out 2016 logo National Night Out is held across the nation on the first Tuesday in August. These events are community celebrations which help promote police-community partnerships, and we are excited to be a part of it! The town has some great events planned: Our old friend MR. RAY will be having a show (held inside the library) at 6:30 PM. Eddie Lin and his ''Au''some balloons, and Face Painting by Moogieland will be on hand, plus Sparkle Tattoos, Games, and... A BOUNCE HOUSE! There will also be lots for adults to enjoy as well! A live DJ from JVM Entertainment, Car Nutz Classic Cars, Games & Prizes, Food and Fun! Please help us celebrate South Plainfield by coming out that night to show your support for our community! Festivities will be held in the parking lot behind Boro Hall & the Library. (And don't worry - the library will be staying open from 6 PM - 9 PM that evening so you'll have a place to cool off if it gets too hot outside!) Click here for a flyer.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, JULY 27th at 12:15 PM

Showing: Kung Fu Panda 3. Rated PG, running time 95 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

Cristine Iannitto-Cancela CHAIR YOGA with CRISTINE IANNITTO-CANCELA - WEDNESDAY, JULY 27th at 3:00 PM

This program is for adults; space is limited, pre-registration IS required. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring a yoga mat to keep your chair from sliding on the floor! 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.

INSECTROPOLIS: 'BUGS ON THE GO' - WEDNESDAY, JULY 27th at 6:30 PM Insectropolis

For children aged 4 and up. This program will be held at the SOUTH PLAINFIELD SENIOR CENTER! Join us as we make some new creepy crawly friends! Educators from Insectropolis (the Bugseum of New Jersey) will bring some specimens to introduce us to the wonderful world of insects. In lieu of an admission charge, please bring a new, unopened non-perishable food item for each person attending. Donations will be given to the South Plainfield Food Pantry. Click here for a flyer.

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MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, AUGUST 1st at 6:30 PM

Showing: Miracles from Heaven. Rated PG, running time 117 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 3rd at 12:15 PM

Showing: Miracles from Heaven. Rated PG, running time 117 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

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MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, AUGUST 8th: EARLY START at ***6:20 PM***

Showing: Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Rated PG-13, running time 151 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10th at 12:15 PM

Showing: Batman V. Superman: Dawn of Justice. Rated PG-13, running time 151 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

picirillo sciencetelling PICIRILLO SCIENCETELLING - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 10th at 6:30 PM

For ages 4 and up - children must be able to sit & listen!
This program will be held at the SOUTH PLAINFIELD SENIOR CENTER.

Come and enjoy a high-energy program performed by a Scienceteller (a combination Scientist and Storyteller)! A fun, unexpected, and unforgettable experience where the wonders of science are taught through the magic of stories! 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. Click here for a flyer.

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BALLOON-TWISTING WORKSHOP - FRIDAY, AUGUST 12th at 4:00 PM

For ages 7 and up only! Space is limited, pre-registration IS required.
Featuring professional magician Joe Fischer, this workshop offers a chance to develop the skill and talent to become a real balloon sculptor. Once a few well guarded steps are explained, it will take just a twist here and a twist there allowing every child to create dogs, flowers, bunnies elephants and more! Click here for a flyer.

Georgine Saves COUPONING WITH GEORGINE - SATURDAY, AUGUST 13th at 1:00 PM

Presented free; pre-registration IS required. Want to slash your grocery receipts by half, or more? Want to never pay full price again? Keep your money in YOUR pocket and get more produce at the same time! In this program, coupon and rebate expert, Georgine Kaczmarek of georginesaves.com will teach you how use coupons effectively, how to identify the best deals, and how to get the most out of each dollar you spend. Georgine Kaczmarek has been a professional penny pincher for over 40 years. Click here for a flyer.

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MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, AUGUST 15th at 6:30 PM

Showing: Barbershop 3: The Next Cut. Rated PG-13, running time 112 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17th at 12:15 PM

Showing: Barbershop 3: The Next Cut. Rated PG-13, running time 112 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

Mr Kurt SING ALONG with MR. KURT - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 17th at 6:30 PM

For children up to age 7. 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. Click here for a flyer.

Vincent Van Gogh Starry Night GO VAN GOGH: AN ARMCHAIR ART TOUR - SATURDAY, AUGUST 20th at 1:00 PM

Presented free; pre-registration IS required. Come celebrate painter Vincent van Gogh and view his amazing artwork! Van Gogh wrote to his brother Theo that, as he had no children, he viewed his paintings as his progeny. In this multi-media presentation, Dr. Michael Norris of Armchair Art Tours, will highlight the art of Vincent van Gogh by exploring some of his 'brilliant children,' especially those at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Click here for a flyer.

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MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, AUGUST 22nd at 6:30 PM

Showing: Mother's Day. Rated PG-13, running time 118 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 24th at 12:15 PM

Showing: Mother's Day. Rated PG-13, running time 118 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

tote bags ADULT CRAFT NIGHT - THURSDAY, AUGUST 25th at 6:30 PM

Space is limited; pre-registration IS required. Come to the library and decorate a tote bag! Master Crafter Theresa Chuntz will lead attendees in making a canvas tote bag decorated with stencils and paint. This program is presented free - we will provide everything, you just need to bring yourself! Click here for a flyer.


Clubs, Meetings & Series

TUESDAY BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, AUGUST 9th at 4:00 PM

books Currently, the afternoon book club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 4PM. Join us for great discussions about fascinating books! The next reading selection is Penelope Fitzgerald: a Life by Hermione Lee. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE for the **NEW** revised list of reading selections for 2016.

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

Please note time change - we are now meeting in the afternoon! The Thursday Book Club will not meet during July & August. The September reading selection will be The Glassblower of Murano by Marina Fiorato. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE for the **NEW** list of reading selections for September 2016 through June 2017.

Mystery Novels Magazine Winter 1933 MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 7th at 4:00 PM

Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club! The Mystery Book Club will not meet during July & August. The reading selection for September will be A Great Deliverance by Elizabeth George. CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2017. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

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.

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MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES

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.

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KNITTERS & CROCHETERS CLUB - THURSDAYS at 6:30 PM

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. For related resources, see our Needlework Webfinder.

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 first 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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