South Plainfield Library


Here’s what’s going on at the library this week.  Did you miss a movie that you wanted to see in the theaters and don’t want to pay to rent it or for the DVD?  Come to “Monday Night Movies” at the library.  It’s all the fun of a movie theater but none of the cost.  We are showing brand new releases every Monday night and we will be providing popcorn for all who attend. This week’s movie stars Alexander Skarsgård,, Margot Robbie, Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson.  The movie begins at 6:30pm and is rated PG-13.  It has been years since the man once known as Tarzan (Alexander Skarsgård) left the jungles of Africa behind for a gentrified life as John Clayton III, Lord Greystoke, with his beloved wife, Jane (Margot Robbie) at his side. Now, he has been invited back to the Congo to serve as a trade emissary of Parliament, unaware that he is a pawn in a deadly convergence of greed and revenge, masterminded by the Belgian, Captain Leon Rom (Christoph Waltz). But those behind the murderous plot have no idea what they are about to unleash.  The movie that is shown on Monday night will also be shown again on the subsequent Wednesday at 12:15 pm for those that can’t make the Monday night showing or don’t like to drive at night.  Stop by the library and pick up a schedule of the movies being played.

The South Plainfield Public Library is partnering with the Professional Service Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB) to offer a program to help job seekers with writing resumes and other job search skills.  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 1-4pm and at other times subject to availability.  The Professional Service Group of New Brunswick, a member supported organization, 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 for details.  To sign up for an appointment, please call the South Plainfield Library at 908-754-7885.

There’s a lot happening for adults at the library this weekend.  On Saturday, the South Plainfield Public Library welcomes Judith Krall-Russo who will present her program: Apples-Dumplings, Cider and Jack.  Apples, a fruit brought to the United States by the Dutch, found a perfect home in the Garden State. Many varieties were grown in the rich New Jersey soil, some of which can still be found in our state's orchards. Discover why the apple was so important to early Americans and what role New Jersey played in the growth and production of apple products such as, apple cider and applejack. Learn about some of the different varieties of apples and what food and beverages are made from this versatile fruit.  Come celebrate the wonderful apple with Judith Krall-Russo and the South Plainfield Public Library!  On Sunday at 2:30pm, South Plainfield Public Library will present Rat Pack Flashback:  The Music of Dino, Frank & Sammy.  Travel back in time to the days when the Rat Pack ruled the night, as Dave DeLuca performs his one-man tribute to the swingin' sounds of the iconic Las Vegas trio - Dean Martin, Sammy Davis, Jr., and Frank Sinatra.  "Rat Pack Flashback" features classic songs from the Great American Songbook, such as "Ain't That A Kick In The Head", "That Old Black Magic", and "Summer Wind", all sung in the style of the men who made them famous - the Rat Pack!  A lifelong New Jersey native, Dave DeLuca has been a professional musician since 1977.  Please register for these programs by calling the South Plainfield Public Library at 908-754-7885 or stop by. 

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On Saturday, November 19th from 1-3pm, South Plainfield Public Library welcomes David Watts who will present a presentation and hold a book signing for his book, Accidental P.I.: A Private Investigator’s Fifty-Year Search for the Facts.  Accidental P.I. offers a sneak peek into the four-decade career of a private investigator. Watts characterizes his book as a fast-paced, rollicking look inside the life of a policeman and detective, and a detailed, vivid glimpse into the turbulent sixties. Watts adds, “The many real-life private investigation cases I describe in the book can’t help but raise some eyebrows, as well!”  Author David Watts, born and raised in Central NJ, specializes in fraud and business investigations His career started in his twenties as a Plainfield, New Jersey patrolman, then detective, which ultimately took him into the private investigation field.  His work has taken him across the country and the globe.  Now in his seventies, Watts has written it all down —the good, the bad and the ugly, no-holds-barred — and he continues to take on cases.  Award winning and bestselling author, Randy Wayne White said of Accidental P.I, “I thoroughly enjoyed Accidental P.I. by David B. Watts.  It is a riveting series of tales that are all the more compelling because they are fact, not fiction, although Watts writes with the skill of a novelist.”  This program is presented free and no registration is required.

The Library has 3 book clubs that meet at 4pm for adults who are interested in reading and discussing books.  We have a Tuesday afternoon group, a Thursday afternoon group and a Mystery group. Stop by the library or check out our website for a list of the books being read and a schedule of the meetings.  If you are interested in attending any of these book clubs and need a copy of the book, please come to the library because we have plenty of copies. 

We will be following our regular schedule for the storytime programs which are now held in our multi-purpose room.  The schedule is as follows:  The Storytime program for 2s & 3s is held Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30. Storytime for ages 3 and up is held Tuesday mornings at 10:30, Wednesday night at 6:30, and Thursday afternoon at 1:15.  Friday Fun is back on Fridays from 3-5pm for ages 7 and up.  We now also have a Saturday family storytime at 11am for children of all ages.  Along with our storytime programs, we offer a variety of other programs.  We have a LEGO club for ages 7-12 that meets on Thursdays at 3:30, a LEGO science league for ages 13-18 on Mondays from 3-4:30pm, a puzzle and games group for ages 3 and up and 3 children’s book clubs.  We don’t want teens to feel left out since we have book clubs for kids and adults, so we now have one for teens (ages 13 and up).  The first meeting of this club will be on Thursday November 17th at 7pm where they will discuss “Falling Kingdoms” by Morgan Rhodes.  ''Love, power, and magic collide with war in in the epic New York Times bestselling fantasy series that's like Game of Thrones for teens.''  Stop by the library and pick up a book to read and discuss.  Want to compete in a cupcake decorating contest with your friends? Join us on Tuesday November 22nd from 3:30-4:30 for Cupcake Wars! Undecorated cupcakes and materials will be provided; no outside materials allowed in the competition. Prizes will be awarded to the winning teams!  This program is for ages 11 and up.  Space is limited so registration is required.

The library is now open on Sundays.  Our hours are as follows:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am-9pm, Tuesday and Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 1:30-5pm.

See you next week!!

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