quilt QUILT RAFFLE!

The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are holding another quilt raffle! Take a chance on a gorgeous handcrafted, Asian-inspired quilt, currently on display in the library! Winner will also receive wooden quilt hanger. Tickets are available at the library for $5 each. Drawing will be held on Saturday, March 23rd at 3:00 PM. All proceeds benefit library programs & services! Click here for a flyer.

Easy Reader Book Club EASY READER BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th at 4:30 PM

Ages 6 - 8. Newly-minted readers are invited to join us as we read and then discuss an Easy Reader title at our monthly meeting. Titles are read together as a group, but if you would like to pick up a copy prior to the meeting, they are available at the Adult Reference desk!

LIBRARY BOARD OF TRUSTEES MEETING - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 19th at 6:30 PM
ITALIAN/ENGLISH STORYTIME - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st at 3:30 PM
pizza PIZZA & PAGES: YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st at 3:30 PM

Grades 7 and up. Join us as we discuss Haunting the Deep by Adriana Mather. Copies are available at the Adult Reference Desk. (Yes, we will provide the pizza!)

Kids Corner Book Club KID'S CORNER BOOK CLUB - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st at 6:30 PM

Ages 8 - 10. Stop by the Adult Reference Desk to pick up a copy of this month's book, take it home to read, and then join us for a discussion!

Italian Film Festival logo UNICO ITALIAN FILM FESTIVAL - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21st at 6:30 PM

Showing: It's A Wonderful Life (1946). Jimmy Stewart and Donna Reed star in the classic Christmas film about a man who finds out what the life of his town would be like had he never existed; directed by Frank Capra. Capra, an Italian immigrant, was one of the greatest directors of American film. Presented by the Plainfields' chapter of UNICO. ALL FILMS ARE FREE AND OPEN TO THE PUBLIC. Free popcorn. Donations to UNICO'S Scholarship Fund gratefully accepted. Click here for the 2019 Italian Film Festival schedule.

anime ANIME CLUB - FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 22nd at 3:00 PM

Ages 10 and up.

CROCHET CLASS - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd at 10:00 AM

For adults and teens age 14 & older; registration required.

CHINESE/ENGLISH STORYTIME - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd at 1:30 PM

Ages 5 - 7.

meditating M&M: MINDFULNESS & MEDITATION - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 23rd at 1:30 PM

Registration required. Has the zest left your life? Take your M&M's (Mindfulness & Motivation) with you throughout your day. This workshop will focus on the space in which life unfolds and not the activities which unfold in life. Come with an open mind and leave with a zest for life. Please wear comfortable clothes; all material is supplied by instructor. Presented by Judy England-McCarthy.

science cat SUPER SCIENCE SUNDAY - SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 24th at 2:30 PM

Ages 8 and up. Join us each month as we engage in hands-on activities and experiments to learn about different scientific concepts. This month's topic relates to magnetic levitation!

boy reading BOYS, BOOKS, & BAGELS - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25th at 3:30 PM

For boys aged 8 - 12. A book club just for boys 8 - 12 years old! Pick up this month's title at the circulation desk, read it at home, and come prepared to discuss what you have read! We will provide snacks to enjoy during the discussion!

SPANISH/ENGLISH STORYTIME - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25th at 6:30 PM
movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, FEBRUARY 25th at 6:30 PM

Showing: A Star is Born. Rated R, running time 136 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

Easy Reader Book Club EASY READER BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 26th at 4:30 PM

Ages 6 - 8. Newly-minted readers are invited to join us as we read and then discuss an Easy Reader title at our monthly meeting. Titles are read together as a group, but if you would like to pick up a copy prior to the meeting, they are available at the Adult Reference desk!

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

Showing: A Star is Born. Rated R, running time 136 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.

ITALIAN/ENGLISH STORYTIME - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28th at 3:30 PM
African folk tale teller AFRICAN FOLKTALES - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28th at 6:30 PM

All ages. This 45-minute production brings to life the vastness of the African landscape, and features a variety of trickster tales, Anansi stories, and more! African music, imaginative costumes and lots of audience participation help bring this performance to life. Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre. Click here for a video clip. All ages are welcome to attend! Held at the Senior Center.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING - THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 28th at 7:00 PM
Read Across America SPECIAL SEUSSICAL STORYTIME - SATURDAY, MARCH 2nd at 10:30 AM

Please join us for our annual Read Across America event, celebrating the birthday of Dr. Seuss! We'll have stories, songs, some very special guests, and of course, birthday cake. Sponsored by Friends of the South Plainfield Public Library.

movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, MARCH 4th at 6:30 PM

Showing: The Front Runner. Rated R, running time 113 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

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

Showing: The Front Runner. Rated R, running time 113 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, MARCH 6th at 4:00 PM
butterfly and flower STRESS MANAGEMENT FOR SUCCESSFUL LIVING - THURSDAY, MARCH 7th at 7:00 PM

Registration required. Most people run a daily gauntlet of stresses that can cause serious adverse effects on their health and lifestyle. Join Dr. Ken Freedman and attend this powerful, free workshop to discover what you can do to safeguard yourself and function better in today's highly stressful world. For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.

TUESDAY BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, MARCH 12th at 4:00 PM
Home At Last by Sarada Chiruvolu AUTHOR SARADA CHIRUVOLU - THURSDAY, MARCH 14th at 7:00 PM

Registration required. New Jersey author Sarada Chiruvolu will be at the library to give a presentation and to sign copies of her book, Home At Last: a Journey Toward Higher Consciousness. This lecture will take you on a profound journey on the road toward enlightenment based on her direct experience. She will talk about what inspired her to write the book, sharing her unique journey of seeking self-realization and finding enlightenment through meditation practice.

QUILT RAFFLE DRAWING - SATURDAY, MARCH 23rd at 4:00 PM
Click here for a printable FEBRUARY 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, MARCH 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 March meeting, we'll be discussing My Brilliant Friend: Childhood, Adolescence by Elena Ferrante. All are welcome! CLICK HERE for the list of reading selections for 2019.

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

Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club! At our March meeting we'll be talking about The Big Sleep by Raymond Chandler. All are welcome! CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2019.

DROP-IN HOMESCHOOLING GROUP

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? A seasoned homeschooler who is willing to share your experience? Please join us to discuss all things homeschooling!

conversation ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 1 - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 2 - THURSDAYS at 1:00 PM

FEBRUARY MEETINGS: Mondays at 10:30 AM (no meeting 2/18); 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 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 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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