Happy Valentine’s Day!  Looking for other ideas for how to spend Valentine’s Day?  Check out one of our romance or romcom movies, grab a cookbook to get some recipes to surprise your sweetheart with, or even check out some of our craft books to give you some ideas for a one-of-kind Valentine’s Day gift.  Ask the library staff- we will help point you in the right direction.

The South Plainfield Public Library will be closed Sunday, February 16 and Monday, February 17 in observance of President’s Day.  The library will reopen Tuesday, February 18 at 10 AM.  Due to the library closure, there will not be a movie this week on Monday night or Wednesday afternoon.  The Monday Night Movie schedule will resume the week of February 24. 

Interested in yoga for your children?  Sign up for one of the yoga classes now being offered!  Register for Kid’s Yoga, for ages 9 to 12, on Saturday, February 22 from 2 PM to 3:30 PM or, for ages 5 to 8, on Wednesday, February 26 from 4 PM to 5:30 PM.  Please call the Children’s Department at (908) 754-7885 ext 4 to register for either of these classes; space is limited.  Remember to bring a yoga mat and a water bottle.

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We also have some special adult programs coming up!  On Thursday, February 20 at 7 PM, join Jim Rose for his presentation The Healing Power of Meditation.  Meditation is being prescribed by many medical practitioners, and has been widely recognized as a means to enhance one's health and reduce stress.  Jim will share how meditation can improve our physical, mental, and spiritual health, and you will have a chance to practice this simple technique to reduce stress, enhance relaxation, and promote inner growth.  Please register by calling the Circulation Desk at (908) 754-7885 ext 2.

Join us Sunday, February 23 at 2 PM for Freedom Lessons: A Novel Book Presentation and Signing.  New Jersey author Eileen Sanchez will be at the library to give a presentation and to sign copies of her book, Freedom Lessons. It tells the story of three very different people whose lives intersect in a rural Louisiana town in 1969. Based on the author's experience teaching in Louisiana in the late sixties, this heartfelt, unflinching novel about the unexpected effects of school integration during that time takes on the issues our nation currently faces regarding race, unity, and identity. Books will be sold after the program for $15, cash or credit accepted; there will also be a giveaway of one copy.  Registration is required; please call (908) 754-7885 ext 2 to register.

Here are the regular Children’s Storytimes for the week:  Toddler Time for ages 2 and up meets Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 10:30 AM, as well as Saturday at 11:30 AM.  Playtime immediately follows Toddler Time on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday at 11:15 AM.  Family Storytime meets Wednesday at 6:30 PM.  Babytime for children under age 2 meets Friday at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM, as well as Saturday at 10:15 AM.

Here are all the other regular Children’s Programs: 

Tuesday, February 18:

  • Chinese Book Club with Ms. Kitty at 4 PM for children in first grade and above 
  • Tween Graphic Novel Book Club at 4 PM for ages 8 and up; this month’s selection is Stargazing by Jen Wang 

Thursday, February 20:

  • Lego Club at 3:30 PM
  • Learn Spanish with Ms. Jailene at 6:30 PM 

Friday, February 21:

  • Anime Club at 3 PM for ages 10 and up
  • Italian Storytime with Ms. Maria at 3:30 PM 

Always remember to check the calendar or the South Plainfield Public Library Facebook page for any changes.