Limited in-person service has begun! Click here for details.

Curbside service has begun! Click here for details.


Online program schedule

See LMxAC Events List for additional online programs
See Hackensack Meridian Health for upcoming health webinars

ONLINE PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

NOTE: Most programs take place using Zoom and require email registration - click the titles for details.

Special Programs
ADULT ONLINE BOOK CLUB - Monday, October 12 at 4:00 PM
CREDIT AWARENESS PROGRAM - Monday October 19 at 11:00 AM

Click here to register.

BREAKING THE PAYCHECK TO PAYCHECK CYCLE - Monday, October 26 at 12:30 PM

Click here to register.

Weekly Programs
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - Mondays at 8:00 PM

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - Thursdays at 4:00 PM

CLASSIC MOVIE VIRTUAL VIEWING - Fridays at 2:00 PM

NOTE: You can find links to all of our past Classic Movie presentations on our Wordpress page!

ONLINE PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

Click here for full September schedule with descriptions & registration links
Click here for full October Children's Room schedule with descriptions & registration links

NOTE: Most programs take place using Zoom and require online or email registration - click the titles for details.

Special Programs

OCTOBER FAMILY FUN FITNESS CHALLENGE!
Can you keep up with Ms. Kitty? Participants who register will be asked to keep track of the miles they walk/jog/run each week and email Ms. Kitty updates on their progress! If you complete the challenge (a total of 35 miles for the month) you will earn a pedometer for your efforts! Click here to register.

SPOOKTACULAR HALLOWEEN TALES (all ages): A pre-recorded Halloween Storytelling event - Available October 1 - 31

Click here for a link & passcode.

PUMPKIN PICK-UP CRAFT PROGRAM (children of all ages)

Sorry! This program is full. Click here to be placed on a waiting list.

CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE: LATIN DANCE CLASS (all ages) - Saturday, October 3 at 11:00 AM

Click here to register.

CELEBRATE HISPANIC HERITAGE: LET'S LEARN SPANISH (SPECIAL SESSION) - Thursday, October 8 at 6:30 PM

Click here to register.

INDOOR SCAVENGER HUNT (ages 6+) - Friday, October 9 at 3:30 PM

Click here to register.

SCARY SNACKS: KITCHEN CREEPINESS WITH MS MIJA (ages 6+) - Friday, October 23 at 3:00 PM

Click here to register. This month's snack: Spooky Smiles. Please see flyer for needed supplies.

FUN WITH FOSSILS (for grades K - 5) - Tuesday, October 27 at 4:30 PM

Click here to register.

Monthly Programs

Starting September 8, you can pick up a Felt Quilt craft, which will need to be returned to us by September 30 so we can make and display our library quilt!

MATH CLUB WITH MS KITTY (ages 7 - 9) - Thursday, October 29 at 7:00 PM

Click here to register.

Weekly Programs

For the month of SEPTEMBER, storytime for ages 2 to 4 will only be on Tuesday mornings at 10:30 AM. Storytime for ages 4 and up will continue each week on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM, and Babytime for under age 2 will continue each week on Fridays at 10:15 AM.

Don't forget to stop by the library and pick up one of our weekly Take & Make craft kits to go along with our Zoom storytimes! At the beginning of each week, a new seasonally-themed craft kit will be available. You can pick up craft kits by coming into the library, or request them using our contactless curbside service.

CHINESE STORY TIME - Mondays at 10:30 AM

Click here to register.

SPANISH STORY TIME - Posted weekly on our YouTube channel
STORY TIME (ages 2-4) - Tuesdays at 10:30 AM

Click here to register.

CHINESE LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB - Tuesdays at 1:30 PM
(NOTE: Time changes to 5:30 PM beginnning in October!)

Click here to register.

STORY TIME (ages 2-4) - Wednesdays at 10:30 AM (resumes in October)

Click here to register.

STORY TIME (ages 4+) - Wednesdays at 6:30 PM

Click here to register.

STORY TIME (ages 2 - 4) - Thursdays at 10:30 AM

Click here to register.

CRAFT-ALONG (ages 2 - 4) NEW! - Thursdays at 11:15 AM

Click here to register.

LET'S LEARN SPANISH - Thursdays at 6:30 PM

Click here to register.

BABYTIME SONGS & RHYMES - Fridays at 10:15 AM

Click here to register.

ONLINE PROGRAMS FOR TEENS & 'TWEENS

NOTE: Most programs take place using Zoom and require online or email registration - click the titles for details.

NOTE: See LMxAC Events List for additional online programs
LET'S PLAY PICTIONARY WITH MS JESS (ages 8+) - Wednesday, September 30 at 4:00 PM

Click here to register.

HARRY POTTTER DIGITAL ESCAPE ROOM (ages 8+) - Wednesday, October 7 at 4:00 PM

Click here to register.

TINKERCAD 3D MODELLING WORKSHOP SERIES (for students in grades 4 - 9) - Thursdays, October 8 & 22 and November 5 at 4:30 PM

Click here to register.

TWEEN TIME PUMPKIN DECORATING (ages 8+) - Wednesday, October 14 at 4:00 PM

Click here to register.

TWEEN TIME TRIVIA: HALLOWEEN EDITION (ages 8+) - Wednesday, October 21 at 4:00 PM

Click here to register.

LET'S PLAY PICTIONARY WITH MS JESS (ages 8+) - Wednesday, October 28 at 4:00 PM

Click here to register.


ONLINE RESOURCES (Click the pictures for details)

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, APRIL 14th 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 our April meeting, we'll be discussing Moonglow by Michael Chabon. All are welcome! CLICK HERE for the REVISED list of reading selections for 2020.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, APRIL 1st at 4:00 PM

Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club! At our April meeting we'll be talking about The Crossing Places by Elly Griffiths. All are welcome! CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2020.

CHILDREN'S BOOK CLUBS

See our Kids' page and Teen page for schedule.

conversation ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUPS
Saturdays at 10:00 AM
Mondays at 10:30 AM

NEW! Wednesdays at 7:30 PM (starting January 22)
Thursdays at 1:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: All classes are cancelled while the library is closed. 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 any group that is convenient. You may register at the front desk. Ask about our self-guided practice program! Click here for the new 2020 schedule!

JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

Help Wanted signWe are 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. PSGNB provides a volunteer to hold on-site, one-on-one coaching sessions customized to meet the needs of the individual job seeker. Sessions are 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 Workshops 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.

CLASSIC MOVIE SUNDAY movie reel

The library will be screening a classic movie at 2:00 PM on one Sunday each month! Presented free; registration is not required. Join us for some classic movie fun! CLICK HERE to see the Classic Movie schedule.

MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE 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 Monday Night Movie schedule.

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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PLEASE NOTE: The Friends of the library are not currently accepting book donations.
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