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 www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us or visit our Facebook page at www.facebook.com/southplainfieldlibrary. We hope to see you here very soon.