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 Diane Lane, Alec Baldwin, and Arnaud Viard. Without much excitement, Anne (Lane) expects a long, boring drive from Cannes to Paris with her film producer husband's business partner (Viard). Anne's travels turn out very differently from her expectations as her traveling partner introduces her to two days of delicious meals, marvelous wines, and the sights of the French countryside. The trip takes Anne past a crossroads, beyond her stale relationship with her husband (Baldwin) and toward an enjoyment of life, romance and the pleasures of human experience. This movie is rated PG. 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 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.

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We will be following our regular schedule for the storytime programs.  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 10am for children of all ages.  Along with our storytime programs, we offer a variety of other programs.  We have a LEGO builders club for ages 7 and up that meets on Mondays and Thursdays from 3-4:30pm, a puzzle and games group for ages 3 and up at 11:30am on Tuesdays and a Chess Club that meets on Saturdays at 11:30am. 

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!!