Come join us Monday, July 23 at 6:30 PM for Monday Night Movies.  This week’s selection stars Donald Sutherland and Helen Mirren, and it follows their characters as they journey across the country in a RV, rekindling their passion for life and their romance.  It is rated R.  If you cannot make it to the Monday night showing, there is a second screening on Wednesday, July 25 at 12:30 PM.

Join us for some Holi-inspired family fun this weekend.  On Saturday, July 21 from 11 AM - 1 PM, there will be a Color Celebration at the South Plainfield Public Library with crafts, dancing, and COLORS.  We will move part of the event outdoors so we can celebrate the traditional way- with a small amount of dry powdered color and water.  Please dress appropriately; a plain white t-shirt is recommended.  Other suggestions include bringing a towel or sheet to place in your car so the colors do not make a mess in your car and putting coconut oil or baby oil on your skin and hair to make it easier to wash out the colors.  Playing outside with the color and water is an optional part of this event.  All ages are welcome.

On Tuesday, July 24 at 3 PM, join Ms. Jackie for the Easy Reader Book Club.  This program is for newly minted readers ages 6 to 8.  The titles chosen for this meeting are all by Jonathan Fenske: We Need More Nuts!, Please No More Nuts!, and Love is in the Air.  Copies of the books are available at the Adult Reference Desk, but keep in mind that Ms. Jackie will be reading these books together with the children.

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Are you ready to dance?  On Wednesday, July 25 at 6:30 PM at the Senior Center, DJ Dave will be on hand to provide an interactive evening of movement and music!  Learn classics like the Limbo, the Cha-Cha, the Macarena, and the Hokey Pokey.  Join in the fun of hula hoop hot potato, musical squares, and more!  This is fun for the whole family.  Please consider bringing a non-perishable food item or personal hygiene item to donate to our local food pantry.  No registration is required for this event. 

Instead of our regular storytime at 1:15 PM on Thursday, July 26, members of Girl Scout Troop 65388 will be hosting a storytime and craft afternoon at that time.  Donations of new or gently used art supplies for the New Jersey Coalition to House the Homeless will be greatly appreciated.  Please register for this event by stopping by the children’s room or calling (908) 754-7885 ext 4. 

Ms. Jailene will be having a bilingual storytime in Spanish and English Thursday, July 26 at 6:30 PM.  We will also be having a Family Game Time at 1 PM on Friday, July 27; all ages are welcome for some board game fun.    

Don’t forget to stop by for our regularly scheduled children’s programs!  Storytime for 2’s and 3’s is Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 AM, storytime for 3 and older is Tuesday at 10:30 AM, and Babytime for babies under 2 is Friday at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM.  Puzzles and Games meets Tuesday and Thursday at 11:30 AM (right after storytime!).  Lego Club meets on Mondays and Thursdays at 3 PM (July 23 will be 3:15 PM).  Ms. Stella is also hosting an informal homeschool session during Lego Club on Thursday, July 26; she will be discussing homeschooling through high school.       

The South Plainfield Public Library is participating in Christmas in July this year!  Stop by Front Street and visit Ms. Stella and Ms. Jackie at the library booth Saturday, July 28 from 10 AM – 3 PM.

We have crafts for adults, too!  On Saturday, July 28 at 1:30 PM, join us for a wine bottle decorating craft with crafter Patricia Dahl.  If you have a hot glue gun at home, please bring it in.  There is a limit of 15 people, so please register to save your spot by calling us at (908) 754-7885 ext 3 or stopping by the circulation desk.

On Tuesday, July 31 at 3 PM, join Ms. Mija for a Special Needs Sensory Storytime.  It is intended for preschool to young adult aged individuals with special needs.  This special storytime will be presented in a way that will make it more comfortable for participants than they would be at one of the standard storytimes.

Coming next month: South Plainfield’s Annual National Night Out Celebration!  Join us for a night of family fun Tuesday, August 7 from 6-9 PM in the library parking lot.

Summer Reading is still going on!  Feel free to sign up if you haven’t already.  If you have, come in to collect your weekly prizes!  There are still a few weeks left, so join in on the reading fun!