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. Please note that the doors for the movie will open at 6:10 so we can finish setting up for the movie.  This week’s movie stars Academy Award Nominee Felicity Jones and Armie Hammer. The film tells an inspiring and spirited true story that follows young lawyer Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Jones) as she teams with her husband Marty (Hammer) to bring a groundbreaking case before the U.S. Court of Appeals and overturn a century of gender discrimination.  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.

We are now a part of LMXAC!  With your South Plainfield Library card you can now visit more libraries and be able to check out items from them.  With your South Plainfield card, you are automatically registered into the systems of the other LMXAC libraries.  You can visit any LMXAC library to check out and return books and place holds on items that South Plainfield Library doesn’t own, which will be sent here.  Another great new thing that you will now be able to do is pay your library fines with a credit card through our website by logging into your account.

If you want to watch some great movies and TV, try our new streaming services. Acorn TV offers the best of British television. Mystery lovers will enjoy Midsomer Murders, Vera, Poirot, Murdoch Mysteries and many more.  They also have comedies, dramas and documentaries, and new shows are added every week.  To start watching, follow the links from our home page to the RB Digital landing page. Once there you will need to create an RB Digital account.  The same account gives you access to Acorn TV, IndieFlix (classic movies and TV), PongaLo (Spanish language entertainment), Method Test Prep and Qello (music and concert videos).  If you have used Qello, you can use the same RB Digital account.

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Our Friends of the South Plainfield Library will begin collecting books and DVDs for their yearly sale beginning Saturday July 6.  The Friends do not take VHS tapes, scratched CDs or DVDs and books that are water damaged, dirty, yellowed or dusty.

On Saturday May 18 at 12pm come to “A Celebration of Colors”, an afternoon of family fun as we learn about Holi, the Indian Festival of Colors! If weather permits, we will move part of the event outside so we can celebrate in the traditional way - with a small amount of dry powdered color and/or water - so please dress appropriately. A plain white T-shirt is recommended. Please note that playing outside with color/water is optional!  All are welcome to attend.

On Thursday May 30 at 7pm adults are invited to join us at the South Plainfield Library for “Bad Art” night.  Do you think you can be the worst artist? Leave your talent at the door and come find out. All the materials will be provided.  Registration is required and space is limited to 15.  To sign up, call the library at 908-754-7885 or stop by.

The library will be closed Sunday May 26 and Monday May 27 in observance of Memorial Day.  We will reopen Tuesday May 28 at 10am.

See you next week!!