worker YOUR RIGHTS IN THE WORKPLACE - THURSDAY, JUNE 2nd at 7:00 PM

Most employees are unaware of the many recently added job protections available under New Jersey and federal law. This free seminar will cover many topics concerning your job and career and you will have the opportunity to ask a labor lawyer any questions you may have regarding unfair treatment on the job, wrongful discharge, discrimination & harassment, employment contracts & performance reviews, wages, salary, hours, overtime & compensation, disability leave, pregnancy leave & health insurance, severance pay & unemployment benefits, and non-competition agreements. Presented by Mitchell Schley, a labor lawyer in East Brunswick, New Jersey, who has been practicing for over 25 years. He has prosecuted cases on behalf of employees with the National Labor Relations Board, has represented Fortune 500 corporations and now represents hourly, salaried, professional and managerial employees regarding employment matters. Pre-registration is NOT required. Click here for a printable flyer. For useful related resources, see JOBS & CAREERS: Employment Law, Health, & Safety.

hand trowel KITCHEN GARDENING - SATURDAY, JUNE 4th, 1:00 - 3:00 PM

Want to learn how to create your own kitchen garden? Nothing tastes better or is healthier than freshly picked herbs, vegetables, fruits and seasonings. Come to the library on Saturday June 4th from 1-3PM, and instructor Karen Camden will provide the tools to help you grow your own home kitchen garden. This program is presented free, but registration IS required. Please stop by or call the library at 908-754-7885. Click here for a printable flyer.

Help Wanted sign JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

We 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 printable flyer (revised). For links to helpful job-searching resources, see Useful Websites: JOBS & CAREERS.

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MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, JUNE 6th at 6:30 PM

Showing: The Finest Hours. Rated PG-13, 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, JUNE 8th at 12:15 PM

Showing: The Finest Hours. Rated PG-13, running time 117 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

mortarboard and diplomaBREAKING THE BARRIERS TO COLLEGE ADMISSION - THURSDAY, JUNE 9th at 7:00 PM

Whether you're interested in a selective, highly selective, Ivy, Public Ivy, state or local college, Mark Walters, president of IvySmartAmerica will share his 30+ years of experience with parents and students. From transcript to profile to essay, he will show students how to stand out from the crowd and empower you with tools to turn rejection into selection! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here for a printable flyer.

Cristine Iannitto-Cancela CHAIR YOGA - THURSDAY, JUNE 16th at 7:00 PM

This program is for adults; 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. Due to popular demand, there will be additional sessions on July 14th at 7pm and on June 29th & July 27th at 3pm. Please sign up for one class only! Click here for a REVISED flyer. For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.

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10 ON 10: A HINDU CULTURE WORKSHOP FOR KIDS
JUNE 27th to JULY 1st, 9:30 - 11:30 AM (Ages 8 - 10)
JUNE 27th to JULY 1st, 12:00 - 1:00 PM (Ages 5 - 7 and below)

Presented free; space is limited and pre-registration IS required. Looking for something to do this summer? Want to know about Indian culture? Join this week-long workshop on the 10 avatars of Vishnu, featuring movies, stories, crafts, and discussion. Led by high-schooler Puja Vengadasalam - by kids, for kids! Click here for a printable flyer.

Cristine Iannitto-Cancela CHAIR YOGA - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 29th at 3:00 PM

This program is for adults; 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. Due to popular demand, there will be additional sessions on July 14th at 7pm and on July 27th at 3pm. Please sign up for one class only! Click here for a REVISED flyer. For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.


Clubs, Meetings & Series

BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB (AFTERNOON) - TUESDAY, JUNE 14th 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 Nine Parts of Desire: the hidden world of Islamic women by Geraldine Brooks. CLICK HERE for the **NEW** revised list of reading selections for 2016. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB (EVENING) - THURSDAY, JUNE 23rd at 7:00 PM

The next reading selection is The Proposal by Mary Balogh. At the June meeting, we will also be choosing which books we will discuss in the coming months. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2016.

Mystery Novels Magazine Winter 1933 MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, JUNE 15th at 4:30 PM

PLEASE NOTE TIME CHANGE TO 4:30! Calling all mystery lovers! Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club. The next reading selection is A Certain Justice by P. D. James. CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2016. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

Help Wanted sign JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

We 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 printable 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. Popcorn is provided! 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.

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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