An overview of the new tax reform law! Jonathan Barrett from AXA Advisors will host a program focusing on the recent tax reform changes, social security planning and other financial topics. Get a better understanding of the tax code changes and how they will affect your income and lifestyle.
Space limited to 10 participants; registration required! Join us for an introductory class on Internet basics and creating an email account. This class is designed for a beginner who doesn't know much about the internet and doesn't have an email account.
For adults and teens age 14 & older; registration is required.
Registration required. This informative program, presented by herbalist Gert Coleman, looks at all aspects of herbs including how to grow them, cook with them, use them to ease headaches, colds, and other winter ailments. Gert will also discuss some of the historical, cultural and mythical lore surrounding herbs. Gert Coleman recently retired as Associate Professor at Middlesex County College in New Jersey and is currently co-editor of the IHA (International Herb Association) newsletter.
All ages. We have summer reading clubs for babies, school age kids, teens, and adults! For the Children's and Teen Summer Reading Programs, check-in for weekly prizes begins Monday, July 2. Just record the books you read in the booklets we provide! It's a fun way to encourage kids to read. There are bigger prizes the more books you read! And don't worry if you miss a week or two - we will make sure you get all the prizes you missed!
SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program! If you want to be a Green Earth Advocate and show your love for our planet through Crafts, Art, Movies, & Public Speaking, this fun kid-teach-kid workshop is for you! 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM for tweens, 1:30 - 3:30 pm for kids 10 and below (accompanied by parent). Showcase Practice & Exhibition will be held on Saturday, June 30th; see flyer for details. To learn more about EcoCamp, please visit the website of EcoCamp organizer Puja Vengadasalam!
Showing: A Wrinkle in Time. Rated PG, running time 109 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.
Showing: A Wrinkle in Time. Rated PG, running time 109 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.
Clubs, Meetings, Classes & Series
For the schedule of ongoing children's programs (storytimes, book clubs, playtimes & more), please visit our Kids page.
For the schedule of ongoing programs for teens, please visit our Teen page.
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.
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.
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!
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 1 - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 2 - TUESDAYS at 1:00 PM
NEW EVENING SESSIONS! MONDAYS AT 7:00 PM:
MAY 7, 14, 21; JUNE 4, 11, 18, 25; JULY 2.
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. Click here for a flyer.
We 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.
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.
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; Registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE to see the schedule of upcoming movies.
This program is for adults and teens age 14 & older; 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.)
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.
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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