South Plainfield Library


Time for a LOT more news from South Plainfield Library:

            Here’s the children’s programming:
            - We have a “Tween Craft” program, for kids age 9 & over, Friday afternoon (April 13th) at 3:30.  Participants will make flower pens for Mother’s Day.  The program is free, but you must pre-register.
            - We’ll have our “Saturday Storytime” program Saturday morning (April 14th), starting at 10:30.  It’s for all ages.
            - After that, the Chess Club will meet at 11:30.  It’s for players age 6 & over, from beginner to advanced.  You can use one of our chess sets, or bring one of your own.  Feel free to set up your own tri-dimensional set; we’ll try and look up the rules for you.
            - Our Chinese language “Storytime” program is on Monday afternoon at 1:30.  It’s for kids age 2-6, and Ms. Kitty will be presenting the stories mainly in Mandarin (though English summaries are available).
            - Next week’s sessions of the LEGO Builders Club are set for Monday and Thursday afternoons at 3:00.  They’re for all ages, and we’ll provide the materials.  Please remember to wear shoes; those things are painful to step on.
            - Our regular “Storytime” programs, for children age 3 & over, are set for Tuesday morning at 10:30, Wednesday evening at 6:30 and Thursday afternoon at 1:15. 
            - We’ll have our “Puzzle & Game Playtime”, also for children age 3 & over, on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 11:30.
            - “Toddler Time”, for children age 2 & 3, will be held on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30.
            - We’ll be having another “Tabletop Gaming” program, for kids & young people age 10 & over, on Wednesday afternoon at 3:00.  (With all this gaming, you’d think Parker Bros. was supporting us.)
            - We’ll hold another “Meditation & Mindfulness for Kids” program, led by Miss Aimee, on Wednesday evening at 7:45, after “Storytime”.  It’s for kids age 7-12.
            - Our next Spanish language “Storytime” program is on Thursday evening at 6:30.  The program is for all ages, with the stories presented in both English and Spanish.
            - And there’s been a change on Friday mornings.  We’ll still have two “Babytime” programs, for children age 2 & under, at 10:15 and 11:15, respectively.  However, there’s no longer a distinction between walking and non-walking kids; you can just come on in for whichever program you want.  (That’s one less joke I’ll have to come up with each time.)
            And, please take note: we’re having another “Star Wars” program for all ages on Saturday afternoon, April 28th, from 2-4.  It’ll be held at the Senior Center, just down the street from us.  It’ll feature games, activities, photo-ops, and an appearance by the 501st Stormtrooper Legion.  Oaths of allegiance to the Empire are not required for admittance.

            Well, I think we have room for the Young Adult and Not-Quite-Young Adult programming:
            - At this writing, we still have room for the Photography Workshop Saturday (April 14th) afternoon at 1:30.  Photographer Andrew Darlow will be giving information on portrait photography.  Copies of his books will be available for purchase & signing.  Space is limited, so you must pre-register.
            - We’ll be hosting another “Special Needs Registry” event on Sunday afternoon at 2:00.  Those people of all ages with special needs can sign up with the SPPD, providing first responders with needed information in case of emergency.  During the event, we’ll be holding a “Special Needs Storytime” for all ages.  This event is provided in conjunction with Common Ground Support Group, and the Library.
            - Our English Conversation Groups will meet on Monday morning at 10:30 and Tuesday afternoon at 1:00.  They’re for those still learning English who’d like to practice their conversation skills.  We ask that you please pre-register for either group.
            - We’re still offering Job Search Skills Coaching from Professional Service Group of New Brunswick on Monday afternoon from 1-4.  These sessions are by appointment only.
            - The next “Monday Night Movie” is set for Monday night at 6:30.  It’s being presented free, and we’ll provide the popcorn.  If you miss the Monday showing, we’ll run it again on Wednesday afternoon at 12:30, with pizza provided courtesy of Papa John’s.  Please call us for title & content information.  We can say it’s the most recent Oscar winner for “Best Picture”, and it doesn’t star the Creature from the Black Lagoon.
            - The “Drop-In Home Schooling Support Group” will meet on Thursday afternoon at 3:00, concurrent with the LEGO Builders Club.  No pre-registration is required.
            - Later on Thursday, the Young Adult “Pizza & Pages Book Club” will meet at 3:30.  It’s for young adults in Grade 7 & over.  They’ll discuss “A Wrinkle in Time” by Madeleine L’Engle.
            - On Thursday evening at 7:00, we’ll host a seminar on wills and estate planning.  Trial attorney Kenneth A. Vercammen will talk about subjects including estate taxes, powers of attorney and living wills.  No pre-registration is required.
            - And the Anime Club, for young people age 10 & over, will meet on Friday afternoon at 3:30.  You don’t need to pre-register.

            I think that’s just about all we can fit in this time.  For more information, you can call us at (908) 754-7885 (yes, we’re busy, but we’ll still have time to answer the phone), visit our website at or visit our Facebook page at We hope to see you here very soon.


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