SCIENCE LAB - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17th at 3:30 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

UNICO ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 17th at 6:30 PM

anime ANIME CLUB - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 18th at 3:00 PM

Ages 10 and up. Join us for the first meeting of the school year!

yoga INTEGRAL YOGA - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th at 2:30 PM

TIME CHANGED TO 2:30 PM! Space limited to 15 participants. Registration required. ***YOU MUST BRING A YOGA MAT!*** Integral Yoga practice can help you focus your mind, strengthen your body, increase your flexibility and improve your quality of life. Please bring a yoga mat & water bottle, and wear loose fitting clothing. Presented by yoga teacher Theresa Jefferson. Additional sessions will be held on November 16 (sign up begins 10/19) and December 7 (sign up begins 11/1). For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.

jack-o-lantern FALL FESTIVAL & PUMPKIN PAINTING - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 19th, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Bring your own pumpkin to decorate (and a box to take it home) & we will provide the rest! Special Scarecrow Storytime begins @ 10:00 AM with a special guest reader (followed by a chance to take your photo with the scarecrow)! Green Meadows Farm Petting Zoo will be here with some friendly critters from 10:30 AM - 12:30 PM! And there will be games, crafts, photo ops... lots of fun activities to enjoy! All activities will take place behind the library in the parking lot and Willow Park.

Judy Garland FOREVER JUDY & THE WIZARD OF OZ - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20th at 2:00 PM

Registration required. 2019 marks the 80th anniversary of The Wizard of Oz! In a live concert featuring vocalist Francine Evans and jazz pianist Joel Zelnik, these versatile performers will take you on a memorable musical journey featuring America's number one female vocalist, Judy Garland. They will also add songs from the Broadway hit musical and movie, The Wiz. So 'Ease on Down the Road' with the Four Friends: The Scarecrow, the Tin Man, the Lion and of course Dorothy. And Toto too!

SCIENCE LAB - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20th at 3:30 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE - MONDAY, OCTOBER 21st at 6:30 PM

Showing: Aladdin. Rated PG, running time 128 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd at 12:30 PM

Showing: Aladdin. Rated PG, running time 128 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.

HALLOW-TWEEN CRAFTERNOON - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 23rd at 3:30 PM

Ages 8 and up; registration required. Come to the library for some Halloween craftiness!

Lego TEAM LEGO DRAGONS - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 24th at 3:30 PM

For children under age 14. What if you could build a better world - where would you begin? Team Lego Dragons of the First Lego League (FLL) cordially invites you to learn about First Lego League and their project solution to improve safety in public spaces in our communities. Come and help design the buildings of the future!

TWEEN ESCAPE ROOM - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25th at 3:30 PM and 4:30 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

CROCHET CLASS - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th at 10:00 AM

For adults and teens age 14 & older; space is limited, registration required.

cash in hands INCREASE CASH FLOW & MANAGE DEBT - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th at 2:00 PM

Registration required. This program will focus on strategies that may help you manage your debts, increase your cash flow and build your emergency funds so you can live a life that is debt free. Presented by Certified Financial Educator Sarah Ruzol.

movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE - MONDAY, OCTOBER 28th at 6:30 PM

Showing: Rocketman. Rated R, running time 121 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

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

Showing: Rocketman. Rated R, running time 121 min. Rated PG, running time 128 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.

jack-o-lantern CLASSIC HALLOWEEN MOVIE - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31st at 6:30 PM

Join us for a special holiday screening of the classic comedy/horror film Abbott and Costello Meet Frankenstein, in which Abbott and Costello encounter Frankenstein's monster, Dracula, and the Wolf Man!

Click here for a printable OCTOBER ADULT PROGRAM CALENDAR!
Click here for MORE KIDS PROGRAMS!
NOVEMBER PROGRAMS PREVIEW (More to come!)
South Plainfield historical photo POP-UP MUSEUM & PROGRAM - SATURDAY NOVEMBER 2nd, 10AM to 3PM

All ages. Come to the library and see a display historical items from the South Plainfield Historical Society collection, including photographs, clothing, yearbooks, oral histories, and more! For kids, there will be activities featuring colonial paper crafting and using an authentic Native American grinding stone! At 1:00 PM there will be a lecture by local author and historian Dr. Richard Veit. Plus: Spin the trivial wheel and see how much you know about our town. Bring your historical photos to be scanned for the Society's permanent collection. Free refreshments!

CHINESE CALLIGRAPHY & BRUSH PAINTING - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3rd at 2:00 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 4th at 6:30 PM

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

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6th at 12:30 PM

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

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6th at 4:00 PM
UNICO ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 7th at 6:30 PM
DIWALI CELEBRATION - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 9th

All ages. Stay tuned for details! This program will be held at the Senior Center.

LIBRARY CLOSED - SUNDAY & MONDAY, NOVEMBER 10 - 11 (Veteran's Day)

TUESDAY BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 12th at 4:00 PM
yoga INTEGRAL YOGA - SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 16th at 1:30 PM

Space limited to 15 participants; registration required (sign up begins 10/19). ***YOU MUST BRING A YOGA MAT!*** Integral Yoga practice can help you focus your mind, strengthen your body, increase your flexibility and improve your quality of life. Please bring a yoga mat & water bottle, and wear loose fitting clothing. Presented by yoga teacher Theresa Jefferson. An additional session will be held on December 7 (sign up begins 11/1). For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.

blueberries BLUEBERRIES: NEW JERSEY'S WONDER FRUIT - SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 17th at 2:00 PM

Registration required. The cultivated blueberry has its roots in the Pinelands of New Jersey. Learn the history of this fascinating berry and the contributions Elizabeth White of Whitesbog made to their cultivation. Today the blueberry is touted as the wonder fruit with a host of healthful benefits. Learn about the history, health benefits and a variety of ways to prepare and savor these berries.Presented by Judith Krall-Russo.

movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18th at 6:30 PM

Showing: The Lion King. Rated PG, running time 118 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20th at 12:30 PM

Showing: The Lion King. Rated PG, running time 118 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.

ADULT PAINT NIGHT - THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 21st at 7:00 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE - MONDAY, NOVEMBER 25th at 6:30 PM

Showing: The Art of Racing in the Rain. Rated PG, running time 109 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27th at 12:30 PM

Showing: The Art of Racing in the Rain. Rated PG, running time 109 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.

LIBRARY CLOSES EARLY - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 27 (Thanksgiving holiday)

Library will be open 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM.

LIBRARY CLOSED - THURSDAY & FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 28 - 29 (Thanksgiving holiday)

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, NOVEMBER 12th 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 the November meeting, we'll be discussing Delicious!: a novel by Ruth Reichl. All are welcome! CLICK HERE for the list of reading selections for 2019.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 6th at 4:00 PM

Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club! At our November meeting we'll be talking about Hearse of a Different Color by Tim Cockey . All are welcome! CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2020.

CHILDREN'S BOOK CLUBS

See our Kids' page and Teen page for schedule.

conversation ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUPS
Saturdays at 10:00 AM
Mondays at 10:30 AM
Thursdays at 1:00 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. Registration is appreciated, but please feel free to drop in to either group that is convenient. You may register at the front desk. Ask about our self-guided practice program!

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 Seminars and a Job Seeker Support Group 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.

MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE movie reel

PLEASE NOTE: There will be no movies shown during the weeks of September 16, 23, and 30, 2019. Movies will resume in October. 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 schedule of upcoming movies.

basket of yarns CROCHET CLASSES - CHECK CALENDAR 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. For upcoming meeting dates, please check the Library Calendar.


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