book sale SPRING BOOK & BAKE SALE - DONATIONS NEEDED!

The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are planning a Spring Book & Bake Sale, May 13 - 20, 2017 and are now accepting donations of gently-used books, CDs and DVDs. All sales will benefit our library! NOTE: If you have a large quantity of books to donate at one time (more than a box or two), please call us first to make sure we'll be able to take them. Please click here for DONATIONS details. If you are interested in contributing a baked good for the sale, please click here for BAKE SALE details.

garden goodies WIN A GARDEN GIFT BASKET!

The Friends of the South Plainfield Library will be raffling off a garden gift basket on the first day of the book sale. Tickets are available at the library for only $1 each! You must be 18 or older to participate. Drawing will be held at 3:00 PM on Saturday, May 13th; winner need not be present to win. All proceeds benefit the library! Click here for a flyer.

lolcat chill CHILL ZONE - TUESDAY, APRIL 25th at 3:00 PM

Ages 11 and up. Come and join us in the program room to do homework, study, play board games, eat your snacks and chill. Click here for a flyer.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26th at 12:30 PM

Showing: Hidden Figures. Rated PG-13, running time 127 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - WEDNESDAYS at 4:00 PM
graphic novel cover TWEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26th at 3:30 PM

For ages 10 and up. Join us for a graphic novel book discussion! We'll be talking about Awkward by Svetlana Chmakova, a 'sweet slice of middle school life' with 'colorful panels filled with a likable cast of characters,' according to No Flying No Tights. You can pick up a copy at the Adult reference desk. Click here for a flyer.

Mr Ray ROCK OUT WITH MR. RAY - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 26th at 6:30 PM

Come and join us for a rockin' and rollin' sing along with children's music performer Mr Ray! This event will be held at the library. Click here for a flyer.

THURSDAY BOOK CLUB - THURSDAY, APRIL 27th at 4:00 PM
FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING - THURSDAY, APRIL 27th at 7:00 PM
CGSG logo COMMON GROUND SUPPORT GROUP: IEPs & FAMILY RIGHTS - THURSDAY, APRIL 27th at 6:30 PM

For parents & caregivers. Common Ground is a monthly support group for parents & caregivers of individuals with special needs. This month's meeting will focus on IEPs - what you need to know and your family's rights. Click here for a flyer.

board games FAMILY GAME DAY - FRIDAY, APRIL 28th at 3:00 PM

All ages welcome. Join us for an afternoon of board game fun! Play one of ours, or bring a favorite from home to share. Click here for a flyer.

Put a Pin In It poster SHORT FILM SCREENINGS - SATURDAY, APRIL 29th at 1:30 PM

Join South Plainfield resident Jes Vasquez for a screening of her video short Put a Pin in It, a mock-umentary that looks at a habitual bobby pin user and her boyfriend's struggle to comprehend her obsession. Three other filmmakers will also be on hand to screen their video shorts. In Jenny: A Beach movie by Indyago Productions, what was intended to be a day of fun in the sun suddenly takes a drastic and dangerous turn! In Henchmen for Hire by Andrew Froening, two talkative henchmen stand guard over a clandestine meeting and find ways to entertain themselves when the job runs late. Healing Heroes by Chris Orangeo centers around Dr. Henry Connors, a therapist that specializes in treating Super Heroes and Villains! A Q&A session with the filmmakers will follow the screenings. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here for a flyer.

SPECIAL NEEDS SENSORY STORYTIME - SUNDAY, APRIL 30th

CANCELLED!

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, May 1st at 6:30 PM

Showing: Lion. Rated PG-13, running time 120 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

ANIME CLUB - TUESDAY, MAY 2nd at 3:30 PM anime illustration

For ages 10 and up. Come and join us to watch Yuri On Ice at the Anime club. Presented free, pre-registration is NOT required. Click here for a flyer.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, MAY 3rd at 4:00 PM
Jamie Novak STOP PROCRASTINATING, DE-CLUTTER & GET MORE DONE!
THURSDAY, MAY 4th 7:00 PM and SATURDAY, MAY 6th at 1:00 PM

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED and will start Monday, April 3rd. NOTE: It will be the same program both days! If you procrastinate, lose paperwork, and have a 2-page to-do list then this program is for you! Join bestselling author and Organizing Humorist Jamie Novak to learn a few simple organizing tricks for key areas of your home and life. Come for a laugh (or two) and to learn how to easily clear the clutter and store the stuff. No more saying, ''Where did I put that?'' or ''I've been looking for this!'' Jamie is the author of Keep This Toss That, she has been seen on HGTV and QVC and she most recently served as a home blogger for Martha Stewart's Whole Living. Click here for a flyer.

TUESDAY BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, MAY 9th at 4:00 PM
SPRING BOOK & BAKE SALE - MAY 13th, 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Book Sale continues through May 20th.

GARDEN GIFT BASKET RAFFLE DRAWING - SATURDAY, MAY 13th at 3:00 PM
TEEN BOOK CLUB - THURSDAY, MAY 18th at 7:00 PM book cover

For ages 13 and up. Teens are invited to join us as we discuss Prom Dates from Hell by Rosemary Clement-Moore. 'Maggie Quinn, girl reporter. Honors student, newspaper staffer, yearbook photographer. Six weeks from graduation and all she wants to do is get out of Avalon High in one piece. A sensible nerd would have kept her head down, done her drive-by photo shoot of the prom, and continued the countdown to Diploma Day. But fate seems to have different plans for Maggie...' You can pick up a copy at the adult reference desk. Click here for a flyer.

lolcat chill CHILL ZONE - TUESDAY, MAY 23rd & 30th at 3:30 PM

Ages 11 and up. Come and join us in the program room to do homework, study, play board games, eat your snacks and chill. Click here for a flyer.

graphic novel cover TWEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, MAY 31st at 3:30 PM

For ages 10 and up. Join us for a graphic novel book discussion! We'll be talking about Mighty Jack by Ben Hatke, a 'a fun fantasy adventure story with a thick vein of mystery running through it,' according to No Flying No Tights. You can pick up a copy at the Adult reference desk. Click here for a flyer.

Click here for a printable APRIL ADULT PROGRAM CALENDAR!

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, MAY 9th at 4:00 PM

Currently, the afternoon book club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 4PM. Join us for great discussions about fascinating books - all are welcome! The April reading selection is The Ox-Bow Incident by Walter Van Tilburg Clark. Pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE for the list of reading selections for 2017.

THURSDAY BOOK CLUB - THURSDAY, APRIL 27th at 4:00 PM

Please note: The April reading selection will be ALL MY SONS by Arthur Miller, NOT the originally scheduled title (The Last Van Gogh). Pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE for the list of reading selections through June 2017.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, MAY 3rd at 4:00 PM

Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club! The selection for May is The ABC Murders by Agatha Christie. Pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2017.

DROP-IN HOMESCHOOLING SUPPORT GROUP - MOST MONDAYS & THURSDAYS at 3:30 PM

For parents. Please check the Children's Room Calendar for schedule. Are you curious about homeschooling? An experienced homeschooler who would like to meet others? Ms Stella (a seasoned homeschooling mom herself) invites you to stop by on Monday or Thursday afternoons between 3:30 - 5:00 PM for an informal Drop In Homeschooling Support Group during Lego Builders Club. Chat about homeschooling while the kids are busy with Legos! .

conversation ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 1 - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 2 - WEDNESDAYS at 4:00 PM

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. Register at the front desk. If the time or day is not convenient, please let us know. Click here for a flyer.

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.

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.

MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES 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 12:15 PM. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE to see the schedule of upcoming movies.

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 third 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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