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 Wednesday, December 11th. Questions? Give us a call at (908) 754-7885. Thank you!

SPANISH/ENGLISH STORYTIME - MONDAY, DECEMBER 9th at 6:30 PM
movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE - MONDAY, DECEMBER 9th at 6:30 PM

Showing: Blinded by the Light. Rated PG-13, running time 118 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

TUESDAY BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10th at 4:00 PM
CHINESE LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 10th at 4:00 PM

Grades 1 and up; some knowledge of Chinese required.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11th at 12:30 PM

Showing: Blinded by the Light. Rated PG-13, running time 118 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.

yoga HEARTFUL YOGA FOR KIDS - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11th at 4:00 PM

Ages 8 - 12 years. Space limited; registration required. Join us for fun interactive yoga poses, mindful movement, proper breathing exercises, and creative games with Certified Yoga Teacher Suchitra Uniyal! Bring your yoga mat & a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing. For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.

Ron Albanese FAMILY ENTERTAINER - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 11th at 6:30 PM

All ages. Join entertainer Ron 'Polka Dot' Albanese for a super-silly sing-and-laugh-along show!

science cat S.T.E.A.M. TROOP - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 12th at 3:30 PM

Ages 7 and up; registration required. PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONE SESSION ONLY! Join Ms Kitty for an afternoon of hands-on science shenanigans! This month's theme: network cables.

LEGO BUILDERS CLUB - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12th at 3:30 PM
LET'S LEARN SPANISH - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 12th at 6:30 PM

Ages 3 - 12 years.

xmas box car DRIVE-IN MOVIE CRAFT - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th at 3:30 PM

Best for ages 3 - 6. Make a car decorated for the holiday season, then pull into our 'drive-in' theatre to enjoy a special screening of The Polar Express! PLEASE BRING A CARDBOARD BOX BIG ENOUGH FOR YOUR CHILD TO SIT IN AND WE WILL PROVIDE THE REST.

ITALIAN/ENGLISH STORYTIME - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 13th at 3:30 PM
ADULT CRAFTERNOON - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 14th at 1:00 PM

Space limited; registration required.

movie reel CLASSIC MOVIE SUNDAY - SUNDAY, DECEMBER 15th at 2:00 PM

Our new monthly CLASSIC MOVIE SUNDAY series launches in December with the classic holiday film Miracle on 34th Street, starring Maureen O'Hara, Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood, and John Payne. Presented free; registration is not required. Join us for some classic movie fun!

CHINESE LANGUAGE STORYTIME - MONDAY, DECEMBER 16th at 10:30 AM
SPANISH/ENGLISH STORYTIME - MONDAY, DECEMBER 16th at 6:30 PM
movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE - MONDAY, DECEMBER 16th at 6:30 PM

Showing: Where'd You go Bernadette. Rated PG-13, running time 109 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

bead ornaments HOLIDAY ORNAMENT CRAFT - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17th at 3:30 PM

Ages 5 and up. Drop in any time between 3:30 and 5:00 PM to make some holiday ornaments!

CHINESE LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, DECEMBER 17th at 4:00 PM

Grades 1 and up; some knowledge of Chinese required.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18th at 12:30 PM

Showing: Where'd You go Bernadette. Rated PG-13, running time 109 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.

graphic novels TWEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18th at 4:00 PM

Ages 8 and up. This month's selection is Meg, Jo, Beth and Amy by Rey Terciero: Little Women with a twist - four sisters from a blended family experience the challenges and triumphs of life in New York City! Copies are available at the Children's desk.

teddy bear in PJs PAJAMA PARTY STORYTIME - WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 18th at 6:30 PM

Put on your favorite holiday jammies and join us for a special sleepy storytime, featuring juice & cookies and a special surprise guest!

LEGO BUILDERS CLUB - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19th at 3:30 PM
LET'S LEARN SPANISH - THURSDAY, DECEMBER 19th at 6:30 PM

Ages 3 - 12 years.

anime ANIME CLUB - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20th at 3:00 PM

Ages 10 and up.

ITALIAN/ENGLISH STORYTIME - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 20th at 3:30 PM
KOREAN/ENGLISH STORYTIME - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 21st at 12:30 PM
movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE - MONDAY, DECEMBER 23rd at 6:30 PM

Showing: Downton Abbey. Rated PG, running time 122 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; registration is NOT required. PLEASE NOTE: Due to holiday closing, this movie will be shown again on Friday, December 27th at 12:30 PM. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

Minute to Win It logo MINUTE TO WIN IT TWEEN CHALLENGE - MONDAY, DECEMBER 23rd at 2:00 PM

Ages 9 and up. Are your fingers nimble enough to unwrap the layers and claim your prize? It may look easy but it's trickier than you think! Join us for the Plastic Ball Challenge, plus other Minute to Win it games!

LIBRARY CLOSED - TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 24 - 25 (Christmas holiday)

MOVIE (second showing) - FRIDAY, DECEMBER 27th at 12:30 PM

Showing: Downton Abbey. Rated PG, running time 122 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.

yoga INTEGRAL YOGA - SATURDAY, DECEMBER 28th at 1:30 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. For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.

dancing DJ DANCE PARTY - MONDAY, DECEMBER 30th 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.

movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE - MONDAY, DECEMBER 30th at 6:30 PM

Showing: The Peanut Butter Falcon. Rated PG-13, running time 93 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; registration is NOT required. PLEASE NOTE: Due to holiday closing, this movie will be shown again on Friday, January 3rd at 12:30 PM. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

LIBRARY CLOSED - TUESDAY & WEDNESDAY, DECEMBER 31 - JANUARY 1 (New Year's holiday)

MOVIE (second showing) - FRIDAY, JANUARY 3rd at 12:30 PM

Showing: The Peanut Butter Falcon. Rated PG-13, running time 93 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.

movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE - MONDAY, JANUARY 6th at 6:30 PM

Showing: Judy. Rated PG-13, running time 118 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8th at 12:30 PM

Showing: Judy. Rated PG-13, running time 118 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8th at 4:00 PM
movie reel MONDAY NIGHT MOVIE - MONDAY, JANUARY 13th at 6:30 PM

Showing: Ad Astra. Rated PG-13, running time 124 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 15th at 12:30 PM

Showing: Ad Astra. Rated PG-13, running time 124 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.

Click here for MORE KIDS PROGRAMS!
Click here for a printable DECEMBER 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, DECEMBER 10th 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 December meeting, we'll be discussing Born a Crime by Trevor Noah. All are welcome! CLICK HERE for the list of reading selections for 2019.

MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 8th at 4:00 PM

Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club! At our January meeting we'll be talking about Vineyard Prey by Philip R. Craig . All are welcome! CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2020.

CHILDREN'S BOOK CLUBS

See our Kids' page and Teen page for schedule.

conversation ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUPS
Saturdays at 10:00 AM
Mondays at 10:30 AM
Thursdays at 1:00 PM

PLEASE NOTE: Meeting time for Thursday Nov. 14 has been changed to 1:30 - 3:00 PM for this date only. 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 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 Seminars and a Job Seeker Support Group 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 - Starting DECEMBER 15th at 2:00 PM movie reel

Beginning in December 2019, the library will be screening a classic movie at 2:00 PM on one Sunday each month! On December 15th we will be showing the classic holiday film, Miracle on 34th Street, starring Maureen O'Hara, Edmund Gwenn, Natalie Wood, and John Payne. Presented free; Registration is not required. 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 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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