For adults; space limited, pre-registration IS required! PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring a yoga mat to keep your chair from sliding! Are you feeling tired? Stressed? Come enjoy some restorative and peaceful chair yoga! This introduction to yoga will include gentle yoga positions that are very basic and suitable for all ages and figures - no previous experience necessary! All yoga will be done while sitting in a chair so there will be no extensive movement. Presented by instructor Cristine Iannitto-Cancela. There will be an additional session on July 13th! Click here for a flyer. For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.
Registration IS required. Living History Presenter Carol Simon Levin portrays Jeannette Rankin, America's first female member of Congress, telling the intertwined stories of women's war service, suffrage activism, and the political calculus that finally brought the support of President Wilson, the U.S. Congress, and state legislatures to achieve passage of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote. Click here for a flyer.
Showing: The Lego Batman Movie. Rated PG, running time 104 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.
Showing: The Lego Batman Movie. Rated PG, running time 104 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.
Dusterman: Vietnam; Story of the Last Great Gunfighters is a transcript of Joe Belardo's diary and memoirs, including photographs, from his time in Vietnam. He served in a specialized Army mobile combat team and body recovery unit called ''Dusters'' attached to the Third Marine Division along the DMZ in 1967 and 1968 during the infamous TET Offensive. Joe and his crew hold the distinct honor of being the last Americans to leave the finally abandoned Khe Sanh Combat Base. Books will be available for purchase and signing. Click here for a flyer.
Registration is required. The Star-Spangled Songbook is a musical celebration of the great American composers and lyricists who together crafted a body of work that is uniquely American, from Tin Pan Alley to Broadway, from jazz standards to the songs that won the war. Join Dave DeLuca as he sings songs from the 20s, 30s, 40s and 50s. 100% made in the U.S.A.! Click here for a flyer.
For adults; space limited, pre-registration IS required! Sign-up begins June 26th. PLEASE NOTE: You will need to bring a yoga mat to keep your chair from sliding! Are you feeling tired? Stressed? Come enjoy some restorative and peaceful chair yoga! This introduction to yoga will include gentle yoga positions that are very basic and suitable for all ages and figures - no previous experience necessary! All yoga will be done while sitting in a chair so there will be no extensive movement. Presented by instructor Cristine Iannitto-Cancela. Click here for a flyer. For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.
Registration is required. Join Vincent Bruno on a journey into The Beatles' history, starting from their early days as a cover band in Liverpool and Hamburg, into the excitement of Beatlemania, through their groundbreaking studio albums (Rubber Soul, Revolver, Sgt. Peppers) to their remarkable final recordings at Abbey Road. An entertaining, interactive and informative session for both the casual listener as well as the hard core Beatles fan! Click here for a flyer.
In this program, you'll learn about the difference a college education can make in your child's future. How much a college degree costs today - and what it may cost tomorrow. Things you can do now, to make sure you're ready. Places you can turn for help! Click here for a flyer.
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 - all are welcome! At this meeting we'll be talking about A Trick of the Light by Louise Penny. Pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE for the list of reading selections for 2017.
Final meeting! We'll be talking about The Arrangement by Mary Balogh. Pre-registration is NOT required - all are welcome!
Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club! The Mystery Book Club is on hiatus for the summer, but will resume in September. At the September meeting we'll be talking about Faces of the Gone by Brad Park. Pre-registration is NOT required - all are welcome. CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2018.
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 Monday or 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 - WEDNESDAYS at 4:00 PM (RESUMES ON 6/21)
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. Register at the front desk. If the time or day is not convenient, please let us know. 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; pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE to see the schedule of upcoming movies.
This program is for adults and teens age 14 & older; pre-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 third 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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