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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 Meryl Streep, Hugh Grant, Rebecca Ferguson and Simon Helberg.  The movie begins at 6:30pm and is rated PG-13.  Florence Foster Jenkins (Streep) is one of those rare people who believes that she can do anything she sets her mind to unfortunately, however, she can't. With the worst singing voice in the world, this New York socialite sets out to make sure that the entire world hears her. Of course, obstacles do pop up, but Florence's enduring spirit takes her all the way to Carnegie Hall, where she needs to put on the show of a lifetime in order to prove her worth.  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 PSGNB.org for details.  To sign up for an appointment, please call the South Plainfield Library at 908-754-7885.

The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are holding a Holiday Basket of Cheer Raffle. Basket includes wine, cheese, and assorted goodies - and tickets are only $1 each!  You must be 21 or older to participate. Drawing will be held at 3:00 PM on Tuesday, December 20th; winner need not be present to win.  Stop by the library to buy a raffle ticket for a chance to win.

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On Thursday, January 12th from 6:30-8pm and Saturday, January 28th from 1-2:30pm, the South Plainfield Public Library welcomes Ven. Myong Ahn who will present “Tong-Gong Healing Art of Moving Meditation.  Tong-Gong has been employed and developed as a method for aiding in the alleviation of illness and strengthening the body. Tong-Gong is based on Oriental medicine. The harmonization of Nae-Gong (internal) and Wae-Gong (external) exercises leads to balance of mind, body, and spirit. 

Ven. Myong Ahn holds the highest level certification as a Zen monk. He has been a Zen monk for over 10 years and is a Master of Martial and Healing Arts.  Having practiced both in Korea and the United States, he skillfully merges time-tested ancient techniques and philosophies with the modern way of thinking and living, and makes the esoteric easily accessible to the public.  This program is presented free, but registration is required.  Please only sign up for one of the sessions since it is the same program presented both dates.  To sign up for the program call the library at 908-754-7885 or stop by.

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. 

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to play life size games of Sorry, Tic-Tac-Toe and Memory?  It’s your lucky day because on Saturday December 17th from 2:30-4pm you can find out.  Join us for life size board games where players can play large versions of their favorite games!  This program is for ages 13 and up and no registration is required.

On Sunday December 18th from 3-4pm join us for Super Science Sunday: Model Magic Holiday Decorations.  Come join us to investigate and create using model magic clay to build your own holiday ornament decorations. Bring your family and your creativity!  This program is for all ages, but registration is required.

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.  We have 2 sessions of Babytime on Fridays, 10:15am and 11:15am.  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 at 11:30am on Tuesdays.  There are 2 book clubs for kids.  We have a “Beginner Book Club” for ages 6-8 and a “Kids Corner” book club for ages 8-10.  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 next meeting of this club will be on Thursday January 19th at 7pm where they will discuss “Bone Gap” by Laura Ruby.  Stop by the library and pick up a book to read and discuss.

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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