CURBSIDE SERVICE HAS BEGUN! Click here for details.

Curbside service begins July 1st! Click here for details.

South Plainfield Library Summer Reading Program 2020
Summer Reading is here!


Online program schedule - Updated 7/6/20!

ONLINE PROGRAMS FOR ADULTS

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

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - Mondays at 8:00 PM

Please note time change!

NJ SNAP-ED: STRETCHING FOOD DOLLARS - Monday, July 13th at 6:30 PM

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NJ SNAP-ED: PHYSICAL ACTIVITY - Monday, July 20th at 6:30 PM

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ADULT ONLINE BOOK CLUB - Tuesday, July 14th at 4:00 PM
TAI CHI FOR ADULTS - Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 8:00 PM

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YOGA, DEEP RELAXATION & MEDITATION FOR EVERYONE - Saturdays at 10:20 AM

ONLINE PROGRAMS FOR KIDS

Click here for full schedule with descriptions & registration links

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

Click here to find out about our special ''Christmas in July'' Take & Make craft kits!
Special Programs
ZUMBA FOR KIDS (ages 6 - 9) - Thursdays, July 9, 16, 23 & 30 at 4:30 PM

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SIMPLE SNACKS: KITCHEN CREATIVITY WITH MS MIJA (ages 5-8) - Friday, July 10 at 3:00 PM

Click here to register. Please see flyer for needed supplies.

PROPBOX PLAYERS VIRTUAL THEATRE (ages 3 - 8) - Saturdays, July 11 & 18 at 11:00 AM

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STEAM TROOP (ages 5+) - Saturday, July 11th at 1:30 PM

Sorry! Registration for this event is full! To be placed on a waiting list please email Ms Kitty. Please see flyer for needed supplies.

KUNG FU CLASSES: MOMMY (OR DADDY) AND ME (ages 5+) - Mondays, July 13, 20 & 27 at 4:30 PM

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HIP-HOP DANCE CLASS (ages 6 - 9) - Tuesdays, July 14, 21 & 28 at 5:45 PM

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YOGA FOR KIDS (ages 5 - 10) - Wednesdays, July 15, 22 & 29 at 3:00 PM

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JOKES & JUNK FOOD WITH MS MIJA (ages 5+) - Friday, July 17th at 3:00 PM

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LET'S LEARN HINDI WITH MS SUCHI - Tuesday, July 21st at 3:00 PM

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MONTHLY CREATIVE CRAFTING CHALLENGE - Thursday, July 23rd at 11:30 AM

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MR SCOTT THE MUSIC MAN - Friday, July 24th at 11:00 AM

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PROPBOX PLAYERS SENSORY-FRIENDLY VIRTUAL THEATRE (all ages) - Saturday, July 25th at 11:00 AM

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Weekly / Monthly Programs

NOTE: Beginning July 13th, we will be offering weekly pre-packed storytime craft kits to go along with our Zoom storytimes! You can pick up craft kits using our curbside service.

CHINESE STORY TIME - Mondays at 10:30 AM

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KOREAN STORY TIME - Mondays at 2:00 PM

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

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CHINESE LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB - Tuesdays at 1:30 PM

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

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

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MATH CLUB WITH MS KITTY (ages 7 - 9) - Thursdays at 9:45 AM

Sorry! Registration for this event is full! To be placed on a waiting list please email Ms Kitty.

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

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LEGO BUILDERS WEEKLY CHALLENGE - Email your Lego creation to Ms Kitty, Thursdays 10 AM - 2 PM.
LET'S LEARN SPANISH - Thursdays at 6:30 PM

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HOW DOES YOUR GARDEN GROW? Email your garden photos to Ms Audrey each Friday by 6:00 PM
BABYTIME SONGS & RHYMES - Fridays at 10:15 AM

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ONLINE PROGRAMS FOR TEENS & 'TWEENS

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

Special Programs
TWEEN TIME TRIVIA (ages 8+) - Wednesdays, July 15 & 29 at 4:00 PM

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LET'S PLAY PICTIONARY WITH MS JESS (ages 8+) - Wednesdays, July 8 & 22 at 4:00 PM

Sorry! Registration for this event is full!


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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