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 Brie Larson, Woody Harrelson and Naomi Watts. Raised in a chaotic, ever-changing home by her imaginative but alcoholic father and artistic but often depressed mother, Jeannette Walls (Larson) has never truly known stability. As she moves around the country with her family (Harrelson and Watts), she faces poverty, confusion, near homelessness and bullying by classmates who do not understand her circumstances. However, Jeanette's father always tries to inspire hope for the future in his children, even though he is largely responsible for the upheaval and uncertainty in their lives. Jeanette holds those dreams for the future close, through good times and bad. This movie is rated PG-13. 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.

The library is once again partnering again with the South Plainfield’s Social Services Department to help our community this holiday season! We've set up an Angel Tree with ornaments representing local families in need. If you'd like to help please stop by the library to choose an ornament from the tree and register as a gift-giving 'Angel'. Gifts should be new and unwrapped, and brought in to the library with the tag that you’ve chosen by Thursday, December 14th.  If there are any questions, please call the library.

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.  The fourth and final talk is entitled “Impressionism and America”.  As French Impressionism waned in the 1890s, American Impressionism strengthened, going strong right into the 1920s.  We’ll see how collectors’ tastes, overseas travel by artists, and domestic art colonies helped inspire works of art by American Impressionists such as Mary Cassatt, Childe Hassam, and William Merritt Chase. 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.

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On Sunday at 2:30pm, South Plainfield Public Library welcomes back Dave DeLuca who will perform Remember Then: Jukebox Hits of the 50s, 60s, and 70s.  "Remember Then" brings back the greatest radio hits of the 50s, 60s, and 70s from several genres: doo wop, Motown, rock 'n' roll, British Invasion, bubblegum, classic soul and R&B. Songs include The Lion Sleeps Tonight, Just My Imagination, Do You Want To Know A Secret, Runaround Sue, Teddy Bear, Summertime Blues, Under The Boardwalk, Blue Moon, and many more! A lifelong New Jersey native, Dave DeLuca has been a professional musician since 1977.  Please register for this program by calling the South Plainfield Public Library at 908-754-7885 or stop by.

South Plainfield Public Library welcomes Walter Choroszewski who will present Cinema & Television: The New Jersey Connection on Saturday December 2 at 2pm.  Walter is New Jersey Proud and celebrates the state’s historic contributions to American cinema and television—from Edison’s Black Maria Studio to the numerous Jersey-born artists that have starred on the big and little screens. Walter showcases New Jersey as the Birthplace of Silent Film and he covers NJ’s popularity as a location for movies and Reality TV. Mr. Choroszewski has been a leading advocate of Jersey pride since 1980, when he was commissioned to photograph the state for a book project. The resulting book, New Jersey, a Scenic Discovery, launched his photographic career, as well as his link to the Garden State. Walter maintains an active lecture schedule with over 230 annual presentations to schools, libraries and organizations. This program is presented free, but registration is required.  To sign up for the program, contact the South Plainfield Library at 908-754-7885. 

On Wednesday November 22, the library will be closing at 6pm and will also be closed on Thursday November 23 and Friday November 24 for Thanksgiving.  We will re-open on Saturday November 25 at 9am.

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!!