CHRISTMAS IN JULY CRAFTS - TUESDAY, JULY 23rd at 1:00 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, JULY 24th at 12:30 PM

Showing: The Best of Enemies. Rated PG-13, running time 133 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.

table with books BOOK TASTING FOR TWEENS - WEDNESDAY, JULY 24th at 3:00 PM

Ages 11 and up; reservations are required! Join us for an afternoon of sampling different books to see if you can find one to your ''taste''! This program gives kids the chance to take a look at titles that they might not otherwise pick up to peruse.

campfire CAMPFIRE STORIES - WEDNESDAY, JULY 24th at 6:30 PM

Settle in for an evening of s'mores and some slightly scary stories as professional storyteller Judy England-McCarthy spins some tales around the ''campfire''!

ADULT CRAFT: FLOWER ARRANGING - THURSDAY, JULY 25th at 7:00 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

pizza MAKING MINI PIZZA - FRIDAY, JULY 26th at 3:00 PM

Ages 10 and up; registration required. Join Ms Mija in making (and eating) some delicious mini pizza treats! Aren't you getting hungry just thinking about it?

handprint SPECIAL NEEDS SENSORY STORYTIME - SATURDAY, JULY 27th at 12:00 PM

For pre-school to young adult aged individuals with special needs. An inclusive event for individuals with special needs, presented in a way to make participants more comfortable than they might be at a standard storytime.

LIBRARY CLOSED ON SUNDAYS IN JULY & AUGUST
movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, JULY 29th at 6:30 PM

Showing: Dumbo. Rated PG, running time 112 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

MAKING MINI PIZZA - TUESDAY, JULY 30th at 1:00 PM

Ages 6 - 9. SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, JULY 31st at 12:30 PM

Showing: Dumbo. Rated PG, running time 112 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.

SHARPIE ART FOR TWEENS - WEDNESDAY, JULY 31st at 3:00 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

Big Jeff BIG JEFF - WEDNESDAY, JULY 31st at 6:30 PM

Program will be held at the Senior Center. At 6-foot-6-inches tall, singer-songwriter Big Jeff DeSmedt is the BIGGEST children's music act there is! His songs and routines engage children's minds, voices, and dancing feet! Special thanks to the Suburban Women's Club of South Plainfield for sponsoring this program. Please consider bringing an unopened non-perishable food item or personal care product to donate to the South Plainfield Food Pantry.

AUGUST PROGRAMS PREVIEW (More to come!)
lotus lanterns ADULT CRAFT: LOTUS LANTERNS - SATURDAY, AUGUST 3rd at 1:00 PM

Space limited to 25 participants; registration required. Come and enjoy Korean culture and history! Members of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will be on hand to help you make a lovely lotus flower lantern using colorful paper and wire frames. Traditional Korean refreshments will be served, and a short documentary on the Korean artistic tradition will be shown.

PAINTING PARTY - MONDAY, AUGUST 5th at 1:30 PM

Space is limited; registration required. Best for ages 3 and up. Get messy with Ms Mija!

DELAYED OPENING - TUESDAY, AUGUST 6TH

Due to National Night Out event, the library will be open 1:00 PM to 9:00 PM instead of our normal Tuesday hours.

National Night Out logo NATIONAL NIGHT OUT - TUESDAY, AUGUST 6TH from 6:00 - 9:00 PM

Held in the Borough Hall Parking lot. Join us for an evening of family fun, with food, games, crafts, prizes, and entertainment!

dancing DJ DANCE PARTY - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 7th at 6:30 PM

Program will be held at the Senior Center. DJ Dave will be on hand to provide an interactive evening of movement & music! Learn classic dances like the Limbo, the Cha-Cha, the Macarena, and the Hokey Pokey. Join in the fun of hula hoop hot potato, musical squares, and more. Fun for the whole family! Please consider bringing an unopened non-perishable food item or personal care product to donate to the South Plainfield Food Pantry.

ADULT CRAFT: FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP - THURSDAY, AUGUST 8th at 7:00 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

Ken Lelen BIG BAND IDOLS - SATURDAY, AUGUST 10th at 1:30 PM

Registration required. Program will be held at the Senior Center. At this vintage music concert, guitarist/singer Ken Lelen will perform songs immortalized during the Swing Era! With clever lyrics and memorable melodies, songs in Lelen's program were hits for such vocalists as Frank Sinatra, Ella Fitzgerald, Dinah Shore, Jo Stafford, and Peggy Lee, who sang with groups led by Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Les Brown, Glenn Miller, Duke Ellington, Count Basie, and others.

TUESDAY BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, AUGUST 13th at 4:00 PM
yoga INTEGRAL YOGA - SATURDAY, AUGUST 31st at 1:30 PM

Space limited to 15 participants. Registration required; sign up begins 7/20. ***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 September 14 (sign up begins 8/1), October 19 (sign up begins 9/14), and November 16 (sign up begins 10/19). For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.

Click here for a printable JULY ADULT PROGRAM CALENDAR!
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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, AUGUST 13th 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 July meeting, we'll be discussing The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out the Window & Disappeared by Jonas Jonasson. All are welcome! CLICK HERE for the list of reading selections for 2019.

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

The Mystery Book Club will not meet in July & August. Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club! At our September meeting we'll be talking about A Cold Blooded Business by Dana Stabenow . 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 GROUP - SATURDAYS at 12:00 PM, June 15 - July 27

Monday & Thursday groups are currently on summer break.
Both groups will resume meeting in September.
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 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 12:30 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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