Angel TreeOUR ANGEL TREE IS UP!

The library is partnering again with South Plainfield's Social Services Department to help our community! We've set up an Angel Tree with ornaments representing local families in need. If you'd like to help please stop by the library to choose an ornament and register as a gift-giving 'Angel'. Gifts should be new and unwrapped, and brought in to the library by Monday, December 17th. Questions? Give us a call at (908) 754-7885. Thank you!

science cat SUPER SCIENCE SUNDAY - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16th at 2:30 PM

Ages 8 and up. Join Ms Stella as she presents different scientific topics each month, along with a related activity to help reinforce what's been taught. This month's topic is microbiology & GERMS. We will take a look at WHY washing your hands is so important and explore how products like hand sanitizer help keep germs in check!

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - MONDAY, DECEMBER 17th at 10:30 AM
JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!
girl reading GIRLS, GOODIES, & GREAT ADVENTURES - MONDAY, DECEMBER 17th at 3:30 PM

For girls aged 8 - 12. A book club just for girls 8 - 12 years old. Pick up a copy of this month's title at the circulation desk, read it at home, and come prepared to engage in a discussion about the book! Snacks will be served!

SPANISH/ENGLISH STORYTIME - MONDAY, DECEMBER 17th at 6:30 PM
movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIES - MONDAY, DECEMBER 17th at 6:30 PM

Showing: Unbroken: Path to Redemption. Rated PG-13, running time 98 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

PONY BEAD ORNAMENTS - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 18th at 3:30 PM

Ages 5 and up. Registration required!

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19th at 12:30 PM

Showing: Unbroken: Path to Redemption. Rated PG-13, running time 98 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.

lolcat chill CHILL ZONE - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19th at 3:00 PM

Ages 10 and up. Stop by to do homework, hang out and chill!

xmas stockings PAJAMA PARTY STORYTIME - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 19th at 6:30 PM

Put on some PJs and join us for a special bedtime storytime: 'TWAS THE NIGHT BEFORE CHRISTMAS!

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20th at 1:00 PM
pizza PIZZA & PAGES: YOUNG ADULT BOOK CLUB - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20th at 3:30 PM

Grades 7 and up. Join us as we discuss Zeroes by Scott Westerfeld. ''Six teens with amazing abilities that set them apart from the ordinary, but they're definitely not superheroes!'' Copies are available at the Adult Reference Desk. (Yes, we will provide the pizza!)

CHINESE/ENGLISH STORYTIME - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20th at 4:30 PM
Chimpsee MEET THE AUTHOR - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20th at 6:30 PM

Ages 7 and up. Come and meet Garland Wright II, a local author as he reads his book Chimpsee Makes the Perfect Mistake.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 20th at 7:00 PM
TWEEN MOVIE CLUB - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 21st at 2:00 PM

Come and vote for your favorite holiday movie and we'll screen the winning film will after the vote!

LIBRARY CLOSED - MONDAY & TUESDAY, DECEMBER 24 - 25 (Christmas holiday)
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUPS CANCELLED - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27th
MORNING MOVIE - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27th at 10:30 PM

Showing: The Polar Express. Rated G, running time 100 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.

dancing DJ DANCE PARTY - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27th at 6:30 PM

This program will be held at the Senior Center. DJ Dave will be on hand to provide an interactive evening of movement & music! Learn classic dances like the Limbo, the Cha-Cha, the Macarena, and the Hokey Pokey. Join in the fun of hula hoop hot potato, musical squares, and more. Fun for the whole family! Please consider bringing an unopened non-perishable food item or personal care product to donate to the South Plainfield Food Pantry.

FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 27th at 7:00 PM
CROCHET CLASS - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29th at 10:00 AM

For adults and teens age 14 & older; registration required.

LIBRARY CLOSED - MONDAY & TUESDAY, DECEMBER 31 - JANUARY 1 (New Year's holiday)
Click here for a printable DECEMBER ADULT PROGRAM CALENDAR!
Click here for MORE KIDS PROGRAMS!

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, DECEMBER 11th 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 December meeting, we'll be discussing Lab Girl by Hope Jahren. All are welcome! CLICK HERE for the list of reading selections for 2018.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 2nd at 4:00 PM

December 5th meeting cancelled! Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club! Registration is NOT required - all are welcome! CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2019.

DROP-IN HOMESCHOOLING GROUP

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? A seasoned homeschooler who is willing to share your experience? Please join us to discuss all things homeschooling!

conversation ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 1 - MONDAYS at 10:30 AM
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 2 - THURSDAYS at 1:00 PM
ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP 3 - THURSDAYS AT 7:00 PM

MEETINGS IN DECEMBER:
Monday Dec. 3, 10 & 17 at 10:30 AM.
Thursday Dec. 6, 13 & 20 at 1:00 PM and at 7:00 PM.

JANUARY MEETINGS: Mondays at 10:30 AM, starting Jan. 7
Thursdays at 1:00 PM, starting Jan. 3.

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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PLEASE NOTE: We are not taking book donations at this time. The next collection period will be in AUGUST 2019. We happily accept monetary donations year-round!