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CANCELLED! CHAIR YOGA - MONDAY, AUGUST 13th

To be rescheduled at a future date.

CANCELLED! YOGA FOR KIDS - MONDAY, AUGUST 13th

To be rescheduled at a future date.

movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, AUGUST 13th at 6:30 PM

Showing: A Quiet Place. Rated PG-13, running time 90 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

READING BUDDIES - MONDAY, AUGUST 13th at 6:30 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

handprint SPECIAL NEEDS SENSORY STORYTIME - TUESDAY, AUGUST 14th at 2:00 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.

G.R.E.A.T. BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, AUGUST 14th at 2:00 PM

SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

TUESDAY BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, AUGUST 14th at 4:00 PM
MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15th at 12:30 PM pizza

Showing: A Quiet Place. Rated PG-13, running time 90 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, AUGUST 15th at 3:00 PM

Ages 10 and up. Screening: Your Lie In April.

bubbles SUPER BUBBLE FUN TIME - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 15th at 6:30 PM

Held at the Senior Center. Join us for an evening of family fun! Bubbleologist Dom will be on hand to create everything from the smallest of spheres to bubbles big enough to stand in - an interactive bubble bonanza! Special thanks to the Suburban Women's Club of South Plainfield for sponsoring this program. Please consider bringing an unopened non-perishable food item or personal care product to donate to the South Plainfield Food Pantry.

KID CRAFT: CREATIVE COLLAGE - THURSDAY, AUGUST 16th at 6:30 PM

Ages 6 and up; registration required. Have fun making your own collage!

box car DRIVE-IN MOVIE CRAFT - FRIDAY, AUGUST 17th at 1:00 PM

Bring your own box! 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, AUGUST 17th at 4:30 PM

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

starfish STORYBOOK STEAM: UNDER THE SEA - SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th at 10:30 AM

Ages 5 and up; please register. Join us for a storytime with a science twist. We will share ocean-themed books and then experiment with the buoyancy of water through some hands-on activities!

yoga INTEGRAL YOGA - SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th 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 Sept. 15, Oct. 13, and Dec. 1. For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.

SUMMER READING CLUB: LAST DAY TO CHECK IN! - SATURDAY, AUGUST 18th
REGULAR CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS CANCELLED BEGINNING AUGUST 19th

Programs will resume on Monday, October 1st!

JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
telescope and night sky SCOPE NIGHT - WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 22nd at 7:00 PM

Ages 5 and up; held in the parking lot behind the library. John Miller of the Pearl Observatory will be on hand to teach us about the wonders of the night sky. Using telescopes we will explore the mountains on the Moon, the clouds of Jupiter and more! You may bring your own telescope if you have one.

Click here for MORE KIDS PROGRAMS!
Click here for a printable AUGUST 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, AUGUST 14th 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 August meeting, we'll be discussing The Art Forger by B. A. Shapiro. 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

Groups are taking 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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