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MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, JULY 18th at 12:30 PM pizza

Showing: Chappaquiddick. Rated PG-13, running time 106 min. For this showing only, Papa John's of South Plainfield will be providing two pizzas! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

anime ANIME CLUB - WEDNESDAY, JULY 18th at 3:00 PM

Ages 10 and up.

starfish FISH TALES AND OCEAN ODDBALLS - WEDNESDAY, JULY 18th at 6:30 PM

Ages 4 and up. This program will be held at the Senior Center. Join us for an evening of interactive animal fun! Learn what it is like for these creatures to live in the water, how they find food, how they avoid becoming food, and more! Please consider bringing an unopened non-perishable food item or personal care product to donate to the South Plainfield Food Pantry.

HOMESCHOOLING 101, PART 3 - THURSDAY, JULY 19th at 3:00 PM

For parents. Choosing a homeschooling curriculum.

SPANISH/ENGLISH STORYTIME - THURSDAY, JULY 19th at 6:30 PM
ADULT CRAFT: FLOWER ARRANGING WORKSHOP - THURSDAY, JULY 19th at 7:00 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

box car DRIVE-IN MOVIE CRAFT - FRIDAY, JULY 20th at 1:00 PM

BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND! Bring a box big enough to sit in and we'll have all the supplies you need to turn it into a cool car that you can use while watching a movie!

scissors SCISSOR SKILLS FOR PRE-SCHOOLERS - FRIDAY, JULY 20th at 4:30 PM

Little ones need some practice cutting? Bring them to the library for an afternoon of safety scissor fun!

CROCHET CLASS - SATURDAY, JULY 21st at 10:00 AM

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

Holi colors CELEBRATION OF COLORS - SATURDAY, JULY 21st from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for some fun inspired by Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors! We will be outside playing with water and powdered colors, so please dress appropriately. A plain white T-shirt is recommended!

yoga INTEGRAL YOGA - SATURDAY, JULY 21st at 2:00 PM

Space limited to 15 participants; registration required. ***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 Aug. 18, Sept. 15, Oct. 13, and Dec. 1. For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
CHAIR YOGA - MONDAY, JULY 23rd at 2:00 PM

Space limited to 25 participants; registration required. ***YOU MUST BRING A YOGA MAT SO YOUR CHAIR DOESN'T SLIDE!*** This yoga program will start with centering, and will focus on the neck, shoulder, and six directions of the spine. There will be a deep full body scan meditation at the end. An additional session will be held on August 13. Presented by yoga teacher Jillian Keller. For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.

YOGA FOR KIDS - MONDAY, JULY 23rd at 2:30 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, JULY 23rd at 6:30 PM

Showing: The Leisure Seeker. Rated R, running time 112 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

READING BUDDIES - MONDAY, JULY 23rd at 6:30 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - MONDAYS at 7:00 PM
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - TUESDAYS at 1:00 PM
G.R.E.A.T. BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, JULY 24th at 2:00 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

bookworm EASY READER BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, JULY 24th at 3:00 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, JULY 25th at 12:30 PM

Showing: The Leisure Seeker. Rated R, running time 112 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

snap circuits SNAP CIRCUITS STEAM PROGRAM - WEDNESDAY, JULY 25th at 3:00 PM

Ages 8 and up. Snap circuits are an exciting, hands-on way to introduce electronics and elementary engineering concepts to children!

dancing DJ DANCE PARTY - WEDNESDAY, JULY 25th at 6:30 PM

This 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.

CGSG logo COMMON GROUND SUPPORT GROUP - WEDNESDAY, JULY 25th at 6:30 PM

For parents & caregivers. Common Ground is a monthly support group for parents & caregivers of individuals with special needs.

craft supplies CRAFT WITH GIRL SCOUTS - THURSDAY, JULY 26th at 1:15 PM

For elementary-school aged children; registration required. Join Girl Scout troop 65388 for a fun summer craft and storytime! This program is free, but donations of new or gently-used art supplies for the New Jersey Coalition to House the Homeless would be greatly appreciated.

HOMESCHOOLING 101, PART 4 - THURSDAY, JULY 26th at 3:00 PM

For parents. Homeschooling through high school.

SPANISH/ENGLISH STORYTIME - THURSDAY, JULY 26th at 6:30 PM
board games FAMILY GAME TIME - FRIDAY, JULY 27th at 1:00 PM

All ages. Come and play one of our board games or bring a favorite from home to share! We encourage adults to participate as well so feel free to bring along grandparents, aunts, uncles, etc. to play too!

Sharpies SHARPIE ART FOR TWEENS - FRIDAY, JULY 27th at 3:30 PM

Ages 10 and up; registration required. Join us for an afternoon of art using classic Sharpie markers!

Santa hat and sunglasses CHRISTMAS IN JULY - SATURDAY, JULY 28th from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

Rain date: July 29th. A fun community-wide event featuring vendors, food, Santa Claus, dunk tank, giveaways, photobooth, kids' games & activities, and lots more! Don't forget to stop by Front Street and visit Ms. Stella and Ms. Jackie at the library booth!

wine bottle decoration ADULT CRAFT: DECORATE A WINE BOTTLE - SATURDAY, JULY 28th at 1:30 PM

Space limited to 15 participants; registration required. Join us at the library for a fun 'crafternoon' for adults with crafter Patricia Dahl. You will be making a decorative wine bottle. If you have a glue gun at home, please bring it with you!

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, JULY 30th at 6:30 PM

Showing: I Feel Pretty. Rated PG-13, running time 111 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

READING BUDDIES - MONDAY, JULY 30th at 6:30 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - MONDAYS at 7:00 PM
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - TUESDAYS at 1:00 PM
G.R.E.A.T. BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, JULY 31st at 2:00 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

handprint SPECIAL NEEDS SENSORY STORYTIME - TUESDAY, JULY 31st at 3:00 PM

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.

AUGUST PROGRAMS PREVIEW (Stay tuned for updates!)
MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 1st at 12:30 PM

Showing: I Feel Pretty. Rated PG-13, running time 111 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

Hit the Roof HIT THE ROOF: A MUSICAL EXPERIENCE - SATURDAY, AUGUST 4th at 2:30 PM

Registration required. Experience music like never before! With a taste of some of the twentieth century's most important musical movements, Hit the Roof Band reinvigorates old songs with a new twist. The duet of keyboardist and drummer transform the musical experience by giving the listener more ways to relate to and understand the music as well as breaking the barrier between the artists and the audience, making the performance a more personal and interactive experience.

SUMMER FUN RAFFLE DRAWING - SATURDAY, AUGUST 4th at 4:00 PM
National Night Out logo NATIONAL NIGHT OUT - TUESDAY, AUGUST 7th from 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Join us for South Plainfield's annual National Night Out celebration. Festivities will be held in the library parking lot. Great fun for the whole family!

meditating MINDFUL MEDITATION WORKSHOP - THURSDAY, AUGUST 9th at 7:00 PM

Space limited to 22 participants; registration required. Mindfulness is the caring, compassionate, non-judgmental awareness of our own experience - our thoughts, emotions, physical sensations and what is going on around us. This workshop teaches short mindfulness meditations that can be done at any time of the day. No experience or special clothing is necessary. Presented by Dr. Siobhán Gibbons, licensed psychologist.

Seurat painting GEORGES SEURAT: AN ARMCHAIR ART TOUR - SATURDAY, AUGUST 11th at 2:00 PM

Registration required. A Parisian who knew Normandy, Seurat created pictures based on the latest scientific vision research of his time, including Pointilism, a technique of placing daubs of paint close together. This is the first in a series of 4 talks on Post-Impressionists. Future talks will cover Vincent Van Gogh (September 8), Paul Gauguin (October 20) and Paul Cézanne (November 10). Presented by Dr. Michael Norris of Armchair Art Tours.

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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, JULY 10th at 4:00 PM

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 July meeting, we'll be discussing Mrs. Sherlock Holmes by Brad Ricca. All are welcome! CLICK HERE for the list of reading selections for 2018.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 5th at 4:00 PM

The Mystery Book Club will not meet during the summer. Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club! Meetings will resume in September. At the September meeting we'll be talking about A Beautiful Blue Death by Charles Finch. Registration is NOT required - all are welcome! CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2019.

DROP-IN HOMESCHOOLING SUPPORT GROUP - MOST THURSDAYS at 3:30 PM

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!

conversation ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 1 - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 2 - TUESDAYS at 1:00 PM
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 3 - MONDAYS AT 7:00 PM
(continuing through July!)

Groups continue meeting through July. We will take a break during August, and will resume 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 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.

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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