We figure a few of you have already sent out all of the cards, bought all of the needed gifts, finished the decorations and can relax as the rest of the Holiday season goes on. As for the rest of our audience (about 99.5% of it) who haven’t finished, take a break with news from South Plainfield Library:
We’ll start off with a couple of programs coming up this weekend. On Saturday afternoon at 1:30, we’ll be presenting “Stories of the Old West”, as told by Judy England-McCarthy. In addition to her storytelling, she’ll answer questions about the stories from the audience. Then, on Sunday afternoon at 2:00, author and Conserve Wildlife Foundation director David Wheeler will host “Wild New Jersey: Nature Adventures in the Garden State”. He’ll talk about the state’s diversity of wildlife species and habitats, as well as nature activities you might consider. Both of these programs are presented free; please pre-register for Sunday’s program.
We’ve got our usual, very busy schedule of children’s programming next week. For those of you still not familiar with that schedule (we’re sure there are a few of you), here it is: the “Kid’s Corner Book Club”, for children age 8-10, will meet on Monday night at 6:30 and will be discussing Grandfather’s Dance by Patricia MacLachlan. The “Storytime” program, for children age 3 & over, will be held on Tuesday morning at 10:30, Wednesday evening at 6:30, and Thursday afternoon at 1:15. The “Puzzles & Games Playtime”, also for children age 3 & over, is on Tuesday morning at 11:30. “Toddler Time”, for children age 2 & 3, is held on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30. The LEGO Builders club, for children age 7-12, will meet on Thursday afternoon at 3:30. “Babytime Crawlabout”, for children age 2 & under who can’t walk on their own, will be held on Friday morning at 10:15, followed by “Babytime Walkabout”, for children age 2 & under who can walk on their own, at 11:15. And there’s the Family Storytime” for all ages on Saturday afternoon at 11:00. For more information on these programs, please call and ask for Miss Mija or Miss Audrey.
We also have programs for young adults next week. The LEGO Science League, for young people age 13-18, will meet on Monday afternoon at 3:00 to work on their projects. The “Teen Book Club”, for those age 13 & over, will meet on Thursday evening at 7:00 to discuss Denton’s Little Death Date by Lance Rubin. And on Saturday afternoon (Dec. 17th) at 2:30 we’ll have a program for those age 13 & over featuring Life-Size Board Games, including Sorry! and Jenga. (No, we won’t be doing Battleship with life-sized subs and aircraft carriers.) Miss Audrey can give you more details.
We also have a request from Miss Audrey: for those of you who buy soda in bulk, please bring in any empty boxes for 12-packs of soda. She’ll be using those for the Jenga game.
The next “Monday Night Movie” presentation will be held on Monday night at 6:30. It’s being presented free of charge; no pre-registration required. We’ll provide the popcorn, but we won’t provide XXXXL-sized tubs for it. Please call us for more information on title & content. We can say that it features Matt Damon returning to that current spy movie series that doesn’t feature 007 or the IMF. If you miss it on Monday evening, it’ll be run again on Wednesday afternoon at 12:15.
The next meeting of the Library Board of Trustees is scheduled for Tuesday evening at 6:30. Members of the public are welcome to attend and learn more about the Library’s current & future plans. There will be a public comment time just before new business is addressed. No pre-registration is required.
There are a couple more programs for adults next week. First, Job Search Training will be held on Monday afternoon from 1-4PM; please call for an appointment. Second, the “Tuesday Book Club” will meet on Tuesday afternoon at 4:00 to discuss The Family Man by Elinor Lipman. No pre-registration is required.
Finally, a couple of reminders. The Friends of the Library are raffling off a “Holiday Basket of Cheer”, with proceeds supporting Library programming. Tickets are $1.00 each and are available at the Circulation Desk. And second, there are still gift tags available on the Library’s “Angel Tree”, providing items for the needy through the South Plainfield Social Services Dept. Be advised that gifts must be brought in by December 15th.
That’s all for now. For more information, please call (908) 754-7885, visit our website at www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us or check our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/southplainfieldlibrary. Thanks for reading; now you can go back to untangling the lights for the tree.
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