INDIVIDUAL COMPUTER TRAINING SESSIONS NEW!

INDIVIDUAL COMPUTER TRAINING SESSIONS NEW!

Computer training 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.

pocket watchANTIQUES APPRAISAL PROGRAM - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 24th from 1:30-3:30 PM

Pre-registration IS required; attendance is limited to 50 people. Do you want to find out whether that clock passed down from your great-grandfather is really an expensive antique? Or maybe you have some memorabilia that you think could be worth something aside from its sentimental value. Well, take a closer look at the items on your shelves, dig around your basements and attics, then bring them to the Senior Center as we welcome back expert antique appraiser, Alan Snyder. You may bring 1 or 2 items for Alan to appraise (please, no weapons). For larger items a good photo will suffice. Click here for a flyer. This program will be held at the SOUTH PLAINFIELD SENIOR CENTER!

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MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 26th at 6:30 PM

Showing: The Jungle Book. Rated PG, running time 106 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the REVISED schedule of upcoming movies.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 28th at 12:15 PM

Showing: The Jungle Book. Rated PG, running time 106 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

Pokemon Go logo POKÉMON GO - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 1st at 1:00 PM

All ages welcome; children under 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult! Come and play Pokémon Go with your friendly neighborhood librarian! Lures will be set on all four poke stops in Monument Park next to the library from 1 to 2 PM. A scavenger hunt and coloring pages will be provided for the younger kids in the library. Also enter to win one of five 3-d printed Pikachus! Click here for a flyer.

BRIDGE BUILDER IN PETTICOATS: EMILY WARREN ROEBLING
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 2nd at 2:00 PM

Pre-registration IS required! She was called 'one of the most noted women in the country' and 'the most famous woman in New Jersey,' yet today few people even know her name! Many books and films have featured the Brooklyn Bridge and millions of people have crossed it. Built between 1869 and 1883, without modern machines or even electric light, it was the one of the most amazing technological achievements of its time. Few people know that a woman helped supervise much of its construction. After her husband became bedridden, Emily Roebling became his liaison to the project, eventually communicating with the engineers and suppliers so well that it was rumored that she had become the Chief Engineer herself. Hear her tell her story! Presented by storyteller Carol Simon Levin. Click here for a flyer.

Lego logo LEGO SCIENCE LEAGUE - Starts on MONDAY, OCTOBER 3rd at 3:30 PM

For ages 13 - 18. Join us each week as we design and build simple machines with Legos! We will meet through mid-December to work on our projects. Participants will work in groups and have their collaborations displayed in the library! Click here for a flyer. For more upcoming Young Adult programs, please visit our Teen page!

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MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, OCTOBER 3rd at 6:30 PM

Showing: Now You See Me 2. 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.

KID'S CORNER BOOK CLUB - Starts on MONDAY, OCTOBER 3rd at 6:30 PM

For ages 8 - 10. Click here for a flyer. For more upcoming programs, please visit our Kids page!

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5th at 12:15 PM

Showing: Now You See Me 2. Rated PG-13, running time 117 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

BEGINNERS BOOK CLUB - Starts on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6th at 6:30 PM

For ages 6 - 8. Click here for a flyer. For more upcoming programs, please visit our Kids page!

decorated cd TWEEN CRAFT: CD ART - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 11th at 3:00 PM

For ages 9 - 12. Come and make beautiful CD art with us! Prepainted CDs and supplies will be provided but bring extra CDs in case you want to make more than one design. Click here for a flyer. For more upcoming programs, please visit our Kids page!

YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB - Starts on THURSDAY, OCTOBER 13th at 7:00 PM

For ages 13 and up. Come join us as we pick our first book to read! Click here for a flyer. For more upcoming Young Adult programs, please visit our Teen page!

SUPER SCIENCE SUNDAY - Starts on SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16th at 3:00 PM

For 2nd grade and up. A new monthly program held on one Sunday afternoon each month! Click here for a flyer. For more upcoming programs, please visit our Kids page!

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MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, OCTOBER 17th at 6:30 PM

Showing: Ghostbusters. Rated PG-13, running time 116 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 19th at 6:30 PM

Showing: Ghostbusters. Rated PG-13, running time 116 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

Jamie Novak 3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR HOME - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 20th at 7:00 PM

SEATING IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Do you need to get organized but aren't sure where to begin? Don't miss bestselling author and organizing humorist Jamie Novak when she reveals the secrets that can help anyone seeking relief from the stuff they store! If you have an attic full of treasures, a garage filled with heirlooms instead of a car, a basement with your children's toys and closets of collectibles, this program is for you! Aside from a laugh or two, you will walk away with stress-free steps to downsize with ease. 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. NOTE: Due to the popularity of Novak's past program, this event will be repeated on Saturday, October 22nd at 1:00 PM!

3 STEPS TO ORGANIZE YOUR HOME - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd at 1:00 PM

PROGRAM REPEATED BY POPULAR DEMAND! SEATING IS LIMITED, REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED!

decorated t-shirt T-SHIRT DECORATING - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 22nd at 3:00 PM

For ages 12 and up; registration is required (Limit of 10 people). Come and make T-shirts with us! Decorate your shirt with fabric paint, fabric markers, and Sharpie tie dye. Please bring your own T-shirt and we provide the rest! Click here for a flyer. For more upcoming Young Adult programs, please visit our Teen page!

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MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, OCTOBER 24th at 6:30 PM

Showing: Central Intelligence. Rated PG-13, running time 107 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 26th at 12:15 PM

Showing: Central Intelligence. Rated PG-13, running time 107 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

household objects REPURPOSING 101: LEARN HOW TO REPURPOSE EVERYDAY OBJECTS
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 29th at 1:00 PM

REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED! Don't know what to do with household items that you may no longer have a use for? Reduce, Reuse, Repurpose! Get creative and find new uses (perhaps even a holiday gift) for something you already have. Join instructor Karen Camden as she explores 'how to make this out of that.' Don't recycle - repurpose! You'll leave this workshop with real-world strategies for making new treasures from old.

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MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, OCTOBER 31st at 6:30 PM

Showing: Love and Friendship. Rated PG, running time 94 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 2nd at 12:15 PM

Showing: Love and Friendship. Rated PG, running time 94 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.


Clubs, Meetings, Classes & Series

TUESDAY BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 18th (THIRD TUESDAY) 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 My Cousin Rachel by Daphne Du Maurier. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE for the **NEW** revised list of reading selections for 2016.

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

PLEASE NOTE: We are now meeting in the afternoon! The Thursday Book Club will not meet during July & August. The October reading selection will be Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. 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, OCTOBER 5th 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 October will be Death by Darjeeling by Laura Childs. 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.

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.

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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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