The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are planning another book sale for September 23-30. We are now accepting donations of gently-used books, CDs and DVDs. PLEASE NOTE: If you have a large quantity of books to donate at one time (more than a box or two), please call us first to make sure we'll be able to take them. If you are interested in contributing a baked good for the sale, please click here for BAKE SALE info. All sales will benefit our library!
Showing: Everything, Everything. Rated PG-13, running time 96 min. Everything, Everything is a romantic drama based on Nicola Yoon's best-selling YA novel!
Showing: Going in Style. Rated PG-13, running time 96 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.
Showing: Going in Style. Rated PG-13, running time 96 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.
All ages welcome! Jump in your jammies and join us for an evening of family fun as we play a few games of Bingo! (Yes, there will be prizes!)
All ages. The Kindness Rocks Project is a nationwide movement meant to inspire others and promote kindness... with rocks! Rocks are decorated with inspirational sayings and left hidden around the community for others to find. Join us to help spread some goodwill by creating some of these tiny treasures to be left around town!
Showing: The Circle. Rated PG-13, running time 110 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.
Ages 8 - 13; registration is required.
Showing: The Circle. Rated PG-13, running time 110 min. Presented free; pre-registration is NOT required.
Registration required. In a fluid presentation, we'll examine a number of Impressionist works using the touchstone of water. In its changing light and position, water was a natural focus for Impressionists and several of them had personal connections to the sea and water sports. This is the second in a series of 4 talks that will continue through November! Presented free by Dr. Michael Norris of Armchair Art Tours.
No matter how diligently you may brush, floss, or visit your dentist, sometimes your teeth just can't hold up with age. As you grow older, it is not unlikely for one or more teeth to fall out from sickness, injury, or decay. If you're missing teeth, surgical implants may be the best solution to complete your smile again. In this program, Westfield dentist Dr. Paul Arfanis will explain what implants are, what they're made of, the different types of implants, the benefits of implants, the possible risks of implants, the length of the process and how to tell if implants are the best choice for you.
Join us for a presentation on the basic principles of building a financial foundation. Certified Financial Educator Sarah Ruzol will talk about how money works, self-security vs Social Security, wealth formula (Money, Time, Rate of Return, Taxes and Inflation), debt management, different type of insurance, investment, retirement planning, College/University Saving Plans, Medicare, long-term care, and estate planning.
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 Zorro by Isabel Allende. Pre-registration is NOT required. CLICK HERE for the list of reading selections for 2017.
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
PLEASE NOTE: English Conversation Groups will be taking a break during the month of August. They will resume in the fall; dates will be announced here. 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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