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basket of yarns CROCHET CLASS - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 20th at 10AM

This program is for adults and teens age 14 & older. Second of two hands-on programs teaching basic crochet techniques. Presenter Charlene Varry is a crochet expert who will help you with any crochet problems or questions you may have! Contact the Library for needed materials list. (For related resources, see our Needlework Webfinder.) Presented free; pre-registration IS required.

flag of Syria courtesy of cia.govWHY SYRIA MATTERS - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 9th at 7PM

Local author Emilio Dabul will read from his recently completed novel, Achmed Remembers, which deals with the Syrian civil war from a child's perspective. He will also discuss other fiction and nonfiction works relevant to the conflict, and why the final outcome of what happens in this country is important to the US and the rest of the world. Dabul's paternal grandparents were from a small village outside Damascus and he still has many relatives in the region; he is a resident of South Plainfield. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

diwali DIWALI CELEBRATION - OCTOBER 16TH AT 6:30 PM

For children ages 5 and up. Join us as we learn about the Festival of Lights! Experience the excitement of Diwali through Indian stories, crafts, music & dance. Presented free; pre-registration IS required. This program will be held at the SOUTH PLAINFIELD SENIOR CENTER. Click here for a printable flyer.

cash in handsSOCIAL SECURITY PROGRAM - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 16th at 7PM

This program is for adults. Dan Rogers, a Financial Advisor from Merrill Lynch Wealth Management will talk about creative ways of getting the best benefits. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

jack-o-lantern PUMPKIN PAINTING - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 18th, 9:30 AM - 12 NOON

For all ages. Children's craft program. BRING YOUR OWN PUMPKIN and we will provide the rest. Drop in anytime between 9:30 and noon. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here for a printable flyer.

Uncle Johns puppet showUNCLE JOHN'S PUPPETS HALLOWEEN SHOW - WEDS. OCT. 29 at 6:30 PM

Recommended for children up to age 7. Join us for a fun-filled evening of music & puppetry with Uncle John's Puppets! Costumes are encouraged but not required. Pre-registration is NOT required. In lieu of an admission charge, adults should bring a new, unopened non-perishable food item for each person attending. Donations will be given to the South Plainfield Food Pantry. This program will be held at the SOUTH PLAINFIELD SENIOR CENTER. Click here for a printable flyer.


Clubs, Meetings & Series

BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB (AFTERNOON) - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 14th at 4PM

This program is for adults. Currently, the afternoon book club meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 4PM. Join us for great discussions about fascinating books! books Reading Choice for October: Imperial Woman by Pearl S. Buck. CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through December 2014. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

BOOK DISCUSSION CLUB (EVENING) - THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25th at 7PM

This program is for adults. The first two books for the upcoming year will be The Perfume Collector by Kathleen Tessaro (September 25th) and Orange is the New Black by Piper Kerman (October 23rd). CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through May 2014.--> Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

Mystery Novels Magazine Winter 1933 MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15TH at 4PM

This program is for adults. Calling all mystery lovers! Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club. The reading choice for October will be Death of a Political Plant by Ann Ripley. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES

Brand new DVD releases are usually (but not always!) shown on Mondays at 6:30 PM; check the calendar for schedule. Please visit or call the library (908-754- 7885) for title information. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

ANIME CLUB - Date to be announced
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This program is for ages 11 and up. Join us to discuss your favorite anime and manga, preview clips, work on artwork & more! Club will be moderated by a former comic book store owner/anime enthusiast! The club usually meets every other Wednesday; pre-registration IS required.

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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.

GENEALOGY ASSOCIATION

The Genealogy Association of South Plainfield is currently on hiatus.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

Friends of the LibraryThe 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 7:00 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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