The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are raffling off a to-go 'Busy Family Dinner' from Giovanna's Restaurant! Tickets are available at the library for only $2 each, or $5 for 3 tickets! Drawing will be held at 7:00 PM on Saturday, November 16th. All proceeds benefit the library! Click here for details.
Showing: My Cousin Rachel. Rated PG-13, running time 106 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.
Ages 10 and up. Get back to basics with an afternoon of tabletop gaming! From a fantasy RPG like Dungeons & Dragon to a simple board game, you can choose anything that does not require power.
Ages 13 and up. Teens are invited to join us as we pick our first book to read!
Ages 10 and up.
Ages 6 and up. Beginners to advanced players welcome! Come join us for a friendly game of chess! Players will be matched up at each session. If you have a board at home, please bring it along.
Registration IS required. In this 3rd talk in the Armchair Art series, we'll see how some Impressionists were keen to capture on canvas a Paris in constant flux, the city itself physically renovated between 1853 and 1870 (including dynamic activities of its inhabitants). The 4th and final talk will be held on November 18th at 2 PM, and is entitled Impressionism and America. Come celebrate art and view amazing artwork with Dr. Norris and the South Plainfield Public Library! Presented free by Dr. Michael Norris of Armchair Art Tours.
Ages 8 and up; registration is required. Join us as we explore different topics in science and engage in related activities to reinforce what we've learned. This month's topic is chemistry. Participants will be making a molecule to take home!
Showing: Paris Can Wait. Rated PG, running time 92 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.
Showing: Paris Can Wait. Rated PG, running time 92 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.
Ages 10 and up. Space limited, registration is required. Join us as we take apart a Dyson fan to see what makes it work!
For parents & caregivers. Common Ground is a monthly support group for parents & caregivers of individuals with special needs. This month's meeting will feature open topic group discussion.
Ages 10 and up; please register. Come to the library for an afternoon of Halloween tricks & treats! Costumes are encouraged but not required.
Ages 6 and up. Beginners to advanced players welcome!
This program will be held at the South Plainfield Senior Center. Registration IS required. Martians are descending on South Plainfield! Come hear the radio play about alien invaders that gripped a nation back in 1938! Do you ever wish you were there when the players of the Mercury Theatre first performed their adaptation of H. G. Wells' War of the Worlds live on air and spread panic to the listening audience? Now, you have the chance to see the radio drama in person as Raconteur Radio presents The War of the Worlds: A Staged Radio Play. The Radio play features real actors wearing period costumes, and the show includes vintage commercials and hundreds of sound effects!
For pre-school to young adult aged individuals with special needs. This program is designed to be an inclusive event for pre-school to young adult aged individuals with special needs. Sensory Storytime will be presented in a way to make participants more comfortable than they might be at a standard storytime.
Showing: Beatriz at Dinner. Rated R, running time 82 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.
Showing: Beatriz at Dinner. Rated R, running time 82 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.
Clubs, Meetings, Classes & Series
For the schedule of ongoing children's programs (storytimes, book clubs, playtimes & more), please visit our Kids page.
For the schedule of ongoing programs for teens, please visit our Teen page.
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! Please note the following changes to the printed schedule: In November, we'll be talking about Jack of Spades by Joyce Carol Oates. Pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE for the list of reading selections for 2017.
Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club! At the November meeting we'll be talking about A Marked Man by Barbara Hamilton. Pre-registration is NOT required - all are welcome. CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2018.
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 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! .
PLEASE NOTE: Monday English Conversation Group is now meeting again! Register at the front desk. If the time or day is not convenient, please let us know. 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. Click here for a flyer.
We 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.
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.
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.
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.)
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.
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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