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 stars Gemma Arterton, Sam Claflin, Bill Nighy. The year is 1940, London. With the nation bowed down by war, the British ministry turns to propaganda films to boost morale at home. Realizing their films could use "a woman's touch," the ministry hires Catrin Cole (Arterton) as a scriptwriter in charge of writing the female dialogue. Catrin's natural flair quickly gets her noticed by cynical, witty lead scriptwriter Buckley (Claflin). Catrin and Buckley set out to make an epic feature film based on the Dunkirk rescue starring the gloriously vain, former matinee idol Ambrose Hilliard (Nighy). As bombs are dropping all around them, Catrin, Buckley and their colorful cast and crew work furiously to make a film that will warm the hearts of the nation. This movie is rated R. The movie that is shown on Monday night will also be shown again on the subsequent Wednesday at 12:30 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 shown.

On Saturday, September 16 at 2pm, the South Plainfield Public Library welcomes Sarah Ruzol who will present a program entitled: “Saving Your Future: Basic Principles of Building a Financial Foundation”.  The key topics that are going to be discussed are: Understanding how Money Works, Self-Security vs Social Security, Wealth formula, Debt Management, Different type of Insurance, Understanding Investment, Retirement Planning, College/University Saving Plans, Other Solutions (Medicare, Long-Term Care), and Estate Planning.  This program presented free.  Sarah Ruzol is a Certified Financial Educator (CFEd) and has been in the practice of educating people on basic financial management since 2010.  Her background is in Accounting/Finance, and she has been an accountant for over 25 years before deciding to switch careers to financial education. 

On Thursday, October 5 at 6:30pm, the South Plainfield Public Library welcomes Rema Chepulis from Kingdom First Realty who will present a program entitled: “Home Buying and Selling 101”.  The key topics that are going to be discussed are: Get Your Credit Score Where It Needs to Be, Maximize Your Purchasing Power, Filing Your Taxes Correctly, Prepare for a Down Payment, An Overview of the Home Buying Process, What to Expect from Your Realtor®, First Time Buyers Incentives & Programs, How to Prepare to Sell Your Homeand What to Expect in Today's Market Trends.  This program presented free, and no registration is required.  Rema Chepulis is a licensed real-estate agent.  Rema has a professional background that encompasses over 30 years of administrative and leadership experience, focusing on sales, marketing, business development, and more.

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On Sunday, October 15 at 2pm, the South Plainfield Public Library welcomes local author Richard Veit who will present a program and hold a book signing for his new book, “South Plainfield in the 20th Century”.  Located in northern Middlesex County, South Plainfield has a rich and fascinating history. Today, South Plainfield is a strong community with a diverse population located at the crossroads of central New Jersey. Come see celebrate South Plainfield with Professor Veit and the South Plainfield Public Library!  This program presented free, but registration is required.  To register, please call the library at 908-754-7885 or stop by.

On Saturday, October 21 at 2pm, the South Plainfield Public Library welcomes back Dr. Michael Norris of Armchair Art Tours and former museum educator at the Metropolitan Museum of Art to continue his series of Impressionism talks.  In the third talk “Impressionism and Paris”, we’ll see how some Impressionists were keen to capture on canvas a Paris in constant flux, the city itself physically renovated between 1853 and 1870 (including dynamic activities of its inhabitants). The fourth and final talk is Saturday November 18 at 2pm and is entitled “Impressionism and America”. Come celebrate art and view amazing artwork with Dr. Norris and the South Plainfield Public Library! Please register by calling the South Plainfield Public Library at 908-754-7885 or stop by.

Martians are descending on South Plainfield! Come hear the radio play about alien invaders that gripped a nation back in 1938! Do you ever wish you were there when the players of the Mercury Theatre first performed War of the Worlds live on air and spread panic to the listening audience?  Now, South Plainfield Public Library patrons will get their chance to see the radio drama in person as Raconteur Radio presents: “The War of the Worlds: A Staged Radio Play” on Saturday, October 28 at 1:30pm. Set in Grover’s Mills, N.J., the play is a loose adaptation of the classic H. G. Wells novel, and begins as a musical broadcast intermittently interrupted by news flashes about strange explosions on Mars and the landing of an alien spacecraft on Earth. The simulated ‘news bulletins’ of the original October broadcast suggested to many listeners that an actual alien invasion was currently in progress and, as a result, there were instances of panicked evacuation throughout the United States, especially in New Jersey!  The Radio play features real actors in front of a live audience.  The actors wear period costumes, the stage features theatrical lighting, the show includes vintage commercials and even hundreds of sound effects!  RACONTEUR RADIO: stages theatrical presentations of vintage radio plays, classic works of literature, and pop culture parodies for live audiences throughout the Tri-State area. This program will be held at the South Plainfield Senior Center. Admission is free, but registration is required.  The performance is sponsored by the South Plainfield Public Library and the Friends of the South Plainfield Library. Please register by calling the library at 908-754-7885 or stop by.

The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are having another book sale beginning Saturday September 23 at 9am and going through Saturday September 30. The bake sale will only be held on the first day of the book sale.  They are now accepting book, CD and DVD donations.  The books have to be in good shape (not dirty, yellowed or water damaged) and the CDs and DVDs need to be in good shape as well (not scratched or cracked).  The Friends will NOT take encyclopedias or textbooks. If you would like to donate books or AV materials, please bring them by the library any time we’re open.  Bake sale sign up has now begun.  If you would like to sign up to bring a baked good or if there are any questions, please call us at 908-754-7885. 

All children’s programs are cancelled until Monday October 2nd.

The library hours are as follows:  Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10am-9pm, Tuesday and Friday 10am-6pm, Saturday 9am-5pm and Sunday 130pm-5pm. 

See you next week!!