South Plainfield Library


It seems autumn starts tomorrow.  Of course, it also seems like summer started only yesterday.  It’s a chore trying to reconcile how you see time pass and what the calendar tells you.  If you like, you can just put that aside for a moment and read the news from South Plainfield Library:

The Notary Public will be away for the rest of the week.  He’ll be back to work on Monday, assuming his flight isn’t delayed.

            Our regular children’s programs are still on hiatus, but they’ll be back on Tuesday, Oct. 4th.  There are some new kids’ programs that’ll be coming along, as well; we’ll have more details soon.  We can tell you about our kick-off program for the fall season: we’ll be hosting a Pokemon GO program on Saturday, Oct. 1st, from 1-2PM.  It’ll involve a scavenger hunt in the Library and out in nearby Monument Park.  The program is for all ages, but kids under 11 years old must be accompanied by an adult.  It’s being presented free of charge; no pre-registration is required.  Anyone connected with Team Rocket who wishes to participate must behave themselves.
            One more children’s-related item: our next “Monday Night Movie” will be a Disney movie, and it’s scheduled to start at 6:30.  It’s being presented free of charge (including the popcorn), and no pre-registration is required.  Please call us for title & content information.  We can say that it’s a new live-action version of a full length Disney cartoon based on a book by Rudyard Kipling, and the new version has CGI but not the voices of Phil Harris or Louis Prima.  Any adults who miss the Monday showing can see it on Wednesday afternoon at 12:15.  (You kids should be in school then.)

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            Turning to the adult programming, we’ll have the second part of this month’s “Saturday Crochet Class” this Saturday morning at 10.  The class is for adults and young people age 14 & older.  Pre-registration is required; please call the Library to sign up and get details on needed materials.  In other yarn-related news, there’s the informal Knitter’s Club on Thursday night at 6:30.  This informal group gets together to work on their own projects at their own pace.  No pre-registration is required.

            At this writing, there’s space available for the first session of the new Gentle/Slow Flow Yoga classes, led by yoga instructor Valerie Basile Grunther.  It’ll be held this Sunday afternoon (Sept. 25th) at 3:00.  Pre-registration is required, and participants must bring their own mats and equipment.  Additional sessions will be held on Oct. 1st, 8th, and 15th, all starting at 3:00.

            We’re currently offering a couple of instructional programs.  First, on Monday afternoons from 1-4, there’s Job Search Skills Coaching.  Participants will meet with volunteers from Professional Service Group of New Brunswick for one-on-one coaching sessions.  We’re also offering some basic computer training classes, again on a one-to-one basis.  One of our librarians will provide basic (as opposed to BASIC) tips on computer usage in session running from 45 minutes to an hour.  Please be advised that both the computer and job search programs are by appointment only; please call or stop by to sign up.

            We also have some adult programs coming along next month.  You might want to mark your calendars for the historical program “Bridge Builder in Petticoats” on Sunday, Oct. 2nd at 2:00; Jamie Novak with “3 Steps to Organize Your Home” on Thursday, Oct. 20th at 7:00; and “Repurposing 101: Learn How to Repurpose Everyday Objects” with Karen Camden on Saturday, Oct. 29th, at 1PM.  You must pre-register for each of these programs.

            So, it won’t be too long before the stores put up their Holiday Season decorations (if they haven’t already done so).  Why not get a jump on the season’s shopping here at the Library?  At this writing, there’s still some inventory left from our big Book Sale.  A good variety of books and A/V items are still available.  Prices are as marked.  And we still have Library tote bags available for $10 each.

            That’s about all for this week.  If you’d like more information, you can call us at (908) 754-7885, or you can check our website at  You can also check our Facebook page at  Have a good week.       






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