BOOK & BAKE SALE BEGINS SEPTEMBER 23rd!

book sale The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are having another book & bake sale! The bake sale will be held on Saturday, September 23rd only. The book sale runs through September 30th and will include gently-used books, cds, and dvds at bargain prices. All sales will benefit our library!

ALL REGULAR CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING IS CANCELLED UNTIL OCTOBER 2!
BOOK & BAKE SALE - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd

Book sale will run through September 30th.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
CROCHET CLASS - SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 30th at 10:00 AM

This program is for adults and teens age 14 & older; pre-registration IS required.

REGULAR CHILDREN'S PROGRAMMING RESUMES THIS WEEK!
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, OCTOBER 2nd at 6:30 PM

Showing: Wonder Woman. Rated PG-13, running time 141 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 4th at 12:30 PM

Showing: Wonder Woman. Rated PG-13, running time 141 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

home sold HOME BUYING & SELLING 101 - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 5th at 6:30 PM

Rema Chepulis from Kingdom First Realty will be at the library to talk about buying and selling a home. Topics will include Get Your Credit Score Where It Needs to Be, Maximize Your Purchasing Power, Filing Your Taxes Correctly, Prepare for a Down Payment, An Overview of the Home Buying Process, What to Expect from Your Realtor®, First-Time Buyers Incentives & Programs, How to Prepare to Sell Your Home, and What to Expect in Today's Market Trends. This program presented free, and no registration is required.

LIBRARY CLOSED - SUNDAY & MONDAY, OCTOBER 8th - 9th (Columbus Day)
TUESDAY BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10th at 4:00 PM
South Plainfield by Richard Veit SOUTH PLAINFIELD IN THE 20TH CENTURY - SUNDAY, OCTOBER 15th at 2:00 PM

Registration IS required. Local author and historian Dr. Richard Veit will present a program and hold a book signing for his new book, South Plainfield in the 20th Century. Dr. Veit will be talking about how South Plainfield was transformed from a sleepy rural area into the strong & diverse community it is today. Come celebrate South Plainfield with Professor Veit and the South Plainfield Public Library!

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, OCTOBER 16th at 6:30 PM

Showing: My Cousin Rachel. Rated PG-13, running time 106 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

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

Showing: My Cousin Rachel. Rated PG-13, running time 106 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

Paris scene IMPRESSIONISM IN PARIS: AN ARMCHAIR ART TOUR - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21st at 2:00 PM

Registration IS required. In this 3rd talk in the Impressionism 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.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, OCTOBER 23rd at 6:30 PM

Showing: Paris Can Wait. Rated PG-13, running time 92 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25th at 12:30 PM

Showing: Paris Can Wait. Rated PG-13, running time 92 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

War of the Worlds headline WAR OF THE WORLDS: A STAGED RADIO PLAY - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28th at 1:30 PM

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!

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

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.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 1st at 12:30 PM

Showing: Beatriz at Dinner. Rated R, running time 82 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.

Click here for a printable SEPTEMBER ADULT PROGRAM CALENDAR!

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, OCTOBER 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 - all are welcome! Please note the following changes to the printed schedule: In October, we'll be talking about Americanah by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie (originally scheduled for November). 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.

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

Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club! At the September meeting we'll be talking about Faces of the Gone by Brad Park. Pre-registration is NOT required - all are welcome. CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2018.

DROP-IN HOMESCHOOLING SUPPORT GROUP - MOST MONDAYS & 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 Monday or 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

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.

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 12:15 PM. Presented free; pre-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; 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.)

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 third 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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