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 6:15 so we can finish setting up for the movie. This week’s movie stars Academy Award Nominee Liam Neeson. When a hard-working, blue collar father (Neeson) loses his son, he is determined to seek revenge. Once known as the lifeblood of the Rocky Mountain resort town, the father quickly becomes riddled with anger and revenge as he sets a trap for the man responsible for his son's cold-blooded murder. Not only does the family man want to destroy the person responsible for his son's death, but he wants to destroy everyone around the murderer as well. This movie is rated R, so please be advised. 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 that gives you access to Acorn TV, will also allow access to 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.
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 June 22 at 1pm, join us at the library for a fun filled 'crafternoon' for adults with crafter Patricia Dahl. We will provide everything you need to make a beautiful decorative plate, but if you do have sharp scissors, please bring them in. Space is limited to 15, so registration is required. On Sunday June 23 at 2pm the South Plainfield Public Library welcomes Judy England McCarthy who will present a workshop entitled “Tai Chi = E2”. Come to this workshop if you want to learn some Tai Chi basic warm ups and a new way of thinking in one fell swoop. This interactive workshop is with Judy England-McCarthy. A seasoned veteran of facilitating workshops Judy will take you through stretches and simple movements that are used in Tai Chi. Once you limber up your body the remainder of the 90 minute workshop will limber up your mind. Registration is required and please wear comfortable clothes.
On Wednesday June 26 at 6:30pm, the library welcomes Jonathan R. Cohen, professor of philosophy at the University of Maine at Farmington, who will talk about the book he just published, “In Nietzsche’s Footsteps”. He took the trip of a lifetime when he visited three of Nietzsche's favorite places - and took his wife and four children with him. Along the way, he considered the contrast between being an individual and nurturing the bonds that make life worth living, chiefly those we have with family. Cohen does not have such an impressive mustache, but his writing is clear and accessible. He explains many of Nietzsche's key concepts in a relatable and cogent manner and describes what it means to be a philosopher. He will be reading from his book and sharing some of his photographs of Nice, France, Turin, Italy, and Sils-Maria, Switzerland. Students of philosophy, travelers, and anyone who is part of a family will be educated and engaged.
See you next week!!