For adults and teens age 14 & older; registration required.
All ages; registration required. ATTENTION: Potterheads! WizKids! GryffinDorks! Come celebrate the 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter with Raconteur Radio's uniquely immersive, parody interpretation of The Goblet of Fire. Come in costume if you like and experience the story in a whole new way. The Radio play features real actors in a story told through dialogue, sound effects, and music. They add costumes, colored spots, a fatboy Elvis mic, a fog machine and a strobe light! This program will be held at the Senior Center.
Ages 8 and up. Please register! Join Ms Stella as she presents different scientific topics each month, along with a related activity to help reinforce what's been taught. This month's topic is chemistry: participants will be making a molecule model to take home!
For boys aged 8 - 12. A new book club geared towards 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!
Showing: Ant Man & The Wasp. Rated PG-13, running time 118 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.
This is a special session of the group that usually meets on Thursday evening. It has been scheduled on Monday because the library will be closed on Thursday for Thanksgiving.
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!
Showing: Ant Man & The Wasp. Rated PG-13, running time 118 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.
For adults and teens age 14 & older; registration required.
For girs aged 8 - 12. A new book club for girls 8 - 12 years old. Pick up a copy of this month's title at the circulation desk, read it at home, and come prepared to engage in a discussion about the book! Snacks will be served!
Showing: Disney's Christopher Robin. Rated PG, running time 104 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.
Ages 5 and up. Come and join us in making a wide array of fall crafts.
Showing: Disney's Christopher Robin. Rated PG, running time 104 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.
Come to the library for an evening of Santa Claus themed stories, songs & crafts! We will also have a VERY SPECIAL GUEST (straight from the North Pole) joining us for cookies and juice! Presented in conjunction with the South Plainfield Fire Department Project Santa.
SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program! Join us at the library for a fun-filled paint night for adults! An artist from Art Kids Academy will come to teach us about the wonderful world of art and design. Adult paint nights are a great way to learn about art, have fun, socialize and meet new people. We'll take a look at the colorful and whimsical designs of Mexican Folk Art, and create our own bright and beautiful flower design with oil pastels!
Telling Time Techniques with Ms. Mija! Learn to read a traditional clock so you'll never be late for storytime again!
Space limited to 15 participants; registration required (begins November 5th). ***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. This session will include warm-up exercises, eye movements, clearly explained yoga postures, deep relaxation, breathing techniques, and meditation. Please bring a yoga mat & water bottle, and wear loose fitting clothing. Presented by yoga teacher Theresa Jefferson. For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.
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! At our December meeting, we'll be discussing Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. All are welcome! CLICK HERE for the list of reading selections for 2018.
Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club! At our December meeting we'll be talking about Murder in Little Italy by Victoria Thompson. Registration is NOT required - all are welcome! CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2019.
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!
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 1 - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 2 - THURSDAYS at 1:00 PM
New group beginning November 1st:
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 3 - THURSDAYS AT 7:00 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!
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 12:30 PM. Presented free; Registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE to see the schedule of upcoming movies.
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.)
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.
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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