The library will be OPEN 1PM - 9PM on Tuesday 8/3; morning programs will be cancelled.

National Night Out, August 3rd 2021 - click here for details.

Summer Reading is here! Click here for details.

We offer curbside service! Click here for details.    We offer limited in-person service! Click here for details.


Program schedule

ADULT PROGRAMS

The library will be OPEN 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Tuesday, August 3rd. All morning programs will be CANCELLED that day.

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

Get our monthly ADULT EVENTS NEWSLETTER in your email!
See LMxAC Events List for additional online programs
See Hackensack Meridian Health for upcoming health webinars
Special Programs
South Plainfield Library Summer Reading Program 2021 The South Plainfield Public Library is excited to announce our 2021 Summer Reading Program for Adults! Registration started on Monday, June 21st - you may sign up online or at the library. Click on the whale for details!
National Night Out, August 3rd 2021 - click here for details.
SPARK JOY TIDYING PROGRAM - Wednesday, August 11 at 7:00 PM

Click here to register. Presented by KonMari® organizer Shannon Huneycutt.

DECLUTTER YOUR KITCHEN TODAY - Thursday, September 9 at 7:00 PM

Click here to register. Presented by bestselling author and Organizing Humorist Jamie Novak.

Weekly / Monthly Programs
ADULT ONLINE BOOK CLUB - Tuesday, August 10 at 4:00 PM

We will be discussing City of Girls by Elizabeth Gilbert.

ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - Saturdays, August 7, 14, 28, September 4, at 11:15 AM

IN-PERSON EVENT This group will meet inside the library - masks required!

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!

Past Programs posted on YouTube
WILLS, ESTATE PLANNING & PROBATE - Now available on video!

Click here to view video. Presented by Edison attorney Kenneth A. Vercammen

HOME SELLING PROGRAM - Now available on video!

Click here view video. Presented by local realtor Wajiha Kamal.

HOME BUYER'S GUIDE - Now available on video!

Click here to view video. Presented by local realtor Wajiha Kamal.

KIDS PROGRAMS

The library will be OPEN 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Tuesday, August 3rd. All morning programs will be CANCELLED that day.

During the month of August, kids of all ages can enjoy our Pokémon and Jungle Animals scavenger hunt, and get a chance to win a gift card from a local business! Just stop by the Children's Room to pick up a pamphlet, then see how many characters you find in the room.

Summer Reading is here! Click here for details.

Click here for AUGUST schedule with descriptions & registration links

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

Please click here for guidance on attending our in-person programs
Get our monthly CHILDREN'S EVENTS NEWSLETTER in your email!
Special Programs
National Night Out, August 3rd 2021 - click here for details.

During the month of August, kids of all ages can enjoy our Pokémon and Jungle Animals scavenger hunt, and get a chance to win a gift card from a local business! Just stop by the Children's Room to pick up a pamphlet, then see how many characters you find in the room.

SENSORY TRAIL - Wednesday, August 4 at 5:00 PM

OUTDOOR EVENT Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

ALPHABET SCAVENGER HUNT WITH MS MIJA (ages 3 - 5) - Monday, August 9 at 12:30 PM (session 1)

IN-PERSON EVENT Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

ALPHABET SCAVENGER HUNT WITH MS MIJA (ages 3 - 5) - Monday, August 9 at 3:30 PM (session 2)

IN-PERSON EVENT Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

SCIENCE OF LAVA LAMPS (grades 3 - 8) - Monday, August 9 at 4:00 PM

ONLINE PROGRAM Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

ROCK OUT WITH MR RAY (ages 2 - 8) - Monday, August 16 at 10:30 AM

OUTDOOR PROGRAM! Click here to register.

Weekly Programs

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.

<<< IN-PERSON WEEKLY PROGRAMS >>>
BABY TIME (ages 0-2) - Friday, August 6 at 10:15 AM (session 1)

IN-PERSON EVENT Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

BABY TIME (ages 0-2) - Friday, August 6 at 11:00 AM (session 2)

IN-PERSON EVENT Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

TODDLER TIME (ages 2-4) - Monday, August 9 at 10:30 AM

IN-PERSON EVENT Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

TODDLER TIME (ages 2-4) - Tuesday, August 10 at 10:30 AM

IN-PERSON EVENT Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

TODDLER TIME (ages 2-4) - Tuesday, August 10 at 11:15 AM

IN-PERSON EVENT Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

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

IN-PERSON EVENT Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

<<< ONLINE WEEKLY PROGRAMS >>>

PLEASE NOTE: All online BABYTIME sessions have been cancelled due to lack of registration.

BILINGUAL STORYTIMES: SPANISH & CHINESE

Posted weekly on our YouTube channel.

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

ONLINE PROGRAM Click here to register.

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

ONLINE PROGRAM Click here to register.

LETTER LESSONS ONLINE (ages 2-4) - Thursdays at 11:15 AM

ONLINE PROGRAM Click here to register.

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

ONLINE PROGRAM Click here to register.

LUNCH WITH A LIBRARIAN (ages 6 - 9) - Fridays at 12:15 PM

ONLINE PROGRAM Click here to register.

PROGRAMS FOR TEENS & 'TWEENS
The library will be OPEN 1:00 PM - 9:00 PM on Tuesday, August 3rd. All morning programs will be CANCELLED that day.

Summer Reading is here! Click here for details.

Click here for AUGUST schedule with descriptions & registration links

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

Get our monthly CHILDREN'S EVENTS NEWSLETTER in your email!
Please click here for guidance on attending our in-person programs
NOTE: See LMxAC Events List for additional online programs
National Night Out, August 3rd 2021 - click here for details.
BOOK BUZZ (grades 4 - 9) - Thursday, August 5 at 4:00 PM

IN-PERSON EVENT Spaces limited; registration required.. Click here to register. Topic: Mysteries.

BOOK BUZZ ONLINE (grades 4 - 9) - Friday, August 6 at 4:00 PM

ONLINE PROGRAM Click here to register. Topic: Mysteries.

SCIENCE OF LAVA LAMPS (grades 3 - 8) - Monday, August 9 at 4:00 PM

ONLINE PROGRAM Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

TWEEN CRAFT: DECORATE DRAGON EGGS (grades 4 - 9) - Thursday, August 12 at 3:30 PM (session 1)

IN-PERSON EVENT Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

TWEEN CRAFT: DECORATE DRAGON EGGS (grades 4 - 9) - Thursday, August 12 at 4:30 PM (session 2)

IN-PERSON EVENT Spaces limited; registration required. Click here to register.

GAMING (grades 4 - 9) - Thursday, August 19 at 4:00 PM

IN-PERSON EVENT Spaces limited; registration required.. Click here to register.

GAMING ONLINE (grades 4 - 9) - Friday, August 20 at 4:00 PM

ONLINE PROGRAM 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, 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 meeting, we'll be discussing by . All are welcome! CLICK HERE for the REVISED list of reading selections for 2020.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, at 4:00 PM

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

CHILDREN'S BOOK CLUBS

See our Kids' page and Teen page for schedule.

conversation ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUPS

PLEASE NOTE: All classes are currently being held online. 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 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. To confirm upcoming meeting dates, please call the library at (908) 754-7885. NOTE: During the pandemic, the Board will be meeting virtually via Zoom.


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