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Wed, February 21, 3:30 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Storytime with Miss T in the Children's Library

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Add to My Calendar 02/21/2018 3:30pm 02/21/2018 4:30pm America/New_York Storytime with Miss T in the Children's Library

Enjoy Storytime with Miss T. in the Children's Library.

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Thu, February 22, 3:30 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Family Movie: Hidden Figures

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Add to My Calendar 02/22/2018 3:30pm 02/22/2018 5:30pm America/New_York Family Movie: Hidden Figures

The story of a team of female African-American mathematicians who played a vital role in NASA during the early years of the U.S. space program.

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Sat, February 24, 10:00 AM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Celebrate Black History Month at the Plainfield ...

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Add to My Calendar 02/24/2018 10:00am 02/24/2018 12:30pm America/New_York Celebrate Black History Month at the Plainfield Public Library

Celebrate 2018 Black History Month with Friends of the Plainfield Public Library (FOPPL).

Celebrate African-American history through Plainfield orators, poetry and music.

Admission is free, and refreshments will be served.

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
Free community viewing of "BAG IT" - Award winning documentary

Sat, February 24, 2:00 PM

Edison High School Auditorium, Edison

Free community viewing of "BAG IT" - Award ...

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Add to My Calendar 02/24/2018 2:00pm 02/24/2018 4:00pm America/New_York Free community viewing of "BAG IT" - Award winning documentary

You are welcome to Join SENSE (Student Environmental Network for a Sustainable Earth) for a FREE community viewing of "BAG IT" in cooperation with Edison Sustainable Jersey Green Team and Sustainable Highland Park on Saturday, February 24, 2018 2:00 PM – 4 PM at Edison High School Auditorium, 50 Blvd. of the Eagles, Edison NJ.

"Bag It" is an award winning documentary ...

50 Boulevard of the Eagles Edison, NJ 08817
“Showcase for Exceptional Young Artists” Features Local Young Pianists on Sunday Feb. 25

Sun, February 25, 3:00 PM

Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Plainfield

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Add to My Calendar 02/25/2018 3:00pm 02/25/2018 5:00pm America/New_York “Showcase for Exceptional Young Artists” Features Local Young Pianists on Sunday Feb. 25

Plainfield - Crescent Concerts presents “Showcase for Exceptional Young Artists” on Sunday, February 25 at 3 pm. Five young pianists, selected in competition, perform works by Scarlatti, Bach, Chopin, Prokofiev, Beethoven and others. Crescent Avenue Presbyterian Church, Watchung Avenue at East Seventh St., Plainfield, NJ. Tickets at the door: Gen. Admission-$20, Seniors-$15, ...

716 Watchung Ave Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Tue, February 27, 3:30 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Bilingual Storytime with Miss Jai

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Add to My Calendar 02/27/2018 3:30pm America/New_York Bilingual Storytime with Miss Jai

Enjoy bilingual stories with Miss Jai in the children's library.

Disfruta de historias bilingües con Miss Jai en la biblioteca para niños.

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060
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Tue, February 27, 4:00 PM

Plainfield Public Library, Plainfield

Story Makers at the Plainfield Public Library

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Add to My Calendar 02/27/2018 4:00pm 02/27/2018 5:00pm America/New_York Story Makers at the Plainfield Public Library

Learn story techniques to free your imagination.

If you are 11-17 years old, and would like to try out some techniques that could help you tell stories more fluidly and confidently, come try the new Story Makers program.

We'll use story cubes, make our own random story prompt materials, figure out different ways to interpret prompts and more as we navigate the waters of our imagination ...

800 Park Avenue Plainfield, NJ 07060

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Rep. Watson Coleman Statement on Indictment of 13 Russian Nationals

February 20, 2018

Washington, D.C. — Congresswoman Bonnie Watson Coleman (D-NJ) issued the following statement in response to the announcement by the office of Special Counsel Robert Mueller of indictments of Russian businesses and nationals for a criminal conspiracy to interfere with the presidential election in 2016:

“Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s indictments are the latest ...

The Definition of Insanity

February 21, 2018

There is a quote, attributed to various people, including Albert Einstein that states, “the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result”, that is fitting for our current election for Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC) chair.

There is no shortage of polling data related to the functioning of our Federal, State and Local ...

Another Holiday, Another Encounter with Marine Life along Jersey Shore

February 19, 2018

SPRING LAKE, NJ — In neighboring Spring Lake, a baby seal made its way onto the beach near the north end pavilion early this afternoon.

Photographer Nancy Orlowski discovered the harbor seal pup near the jetty situated just south of the pavilion on Ocean Avenue at Ludlow Avenue.

The seal’s Presidents Day appearance on February 19 comes one day after a whale was spotted off the ...

¡HOPES CAP, Inc. Ofrece Preparacion de Impuestos GRATIS en su Communidad!

February 19, 2018

PLAINFIELD, NJ - ¡HOPES CAP, Inc. Ofrece Preparacion de Impuestos GRATIS en su Communidad!

Los servicios estarán disponible en los siguientes lugares:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Habrá disponible ayuda con la aplicación para números de ITIN y también habrá Auto
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How to Talk with Kids About the Florida Shooting

February 15, 2018

The tragedy of the Florida school shooting is devastating, leaving 17 killed and 15 injured. Our children can easily identify with what occurred yesterday. It will be the topic of conversation today in schools everywhere. School administrators are doing all they can to provide support and guidance. The shootings affect children, teachers, and school personnel. The school shooting ...

Rapps Pharmacy: What You Need To Know About The Flu

There seems to be no end in sight for the current flu season which has touched every part of the country, and right here in New Jersey.  Rapps Pharmacy, an independent, full service, and locally owned Plainfield neighborhood pharmacy, offers these tips:  

As influenza virus activity increases and is likely to continue circulating for upcoming weeks, the Centers for Disease Control ...

'What Stays' exposes family secrets and lies

‘What Stays’ exposes family secrets, resentment and lies

By Liz Keill

SUMMIT, NJ – In an original play by Laura Ekstrand and Jason Szamreta, the Dreamcatcher Repertory Theatre has provided an enlightening, funny and heart-felt view of family foibles.

Ekstrand has said that the germ of the play came from conversations with the ensemble members of the troupe, based on ...

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper

Super Carb Diet by Bob Harper with Danny Pellegrino (St. Martin's Press, 2017)

It's hard to go on a serious diet, one on which you expect to be successful and maintain a loss. Fortunately, in his new book Super Carb Diet, Bob Harper has given the weight watching world a sensible new diet plan to help achieve a healthy weight.

Harper, host of NBC's popular show The Biggest Loser, ...

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs

Two Nights by Kathy Reichs (Bantom,2017)

How does a writer of a beloved series like Harry Potter or Temperance Brennan break out of their readers' expectations and try something new? For J.K. Rowlings it was the novels penned under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith; books about a maimed and very flawed private detective with the unlikely name of Cormoran Strike. For Kathy Reichs, it is the ...

Drama by Raina Telgemeir

Drama by Raina Telgemeier (Scholastic, 2012) (target audience, Young Adults)

 

When my daughter, Shauna, was six years old, we took her to see her first Broadway production; a revival of The Wiz starring Stephanie Mills. I knew that it was the last time Mills could get away with playing Dorothy, and I impressed upon Shauna that seeing this show was a special moment in her life. As a ...

The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory

The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory (Touchstone, 2017)

Yesterday my cousin, the daughter of my mother's sister, called me from California where she lives, and hit me up for money. This is not the first time she has asked me for money, and not the last, I am sure. She grew up the daughter of a privileged family and cruised to Europe frequently when she was a child. Her wardrobe came from ...

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb

The Unquiet Grave by Sharyn McCrumb (Atria Books, 2017)

 

Sharyn McCrumb is, quite simply, an American gem, and one of my favorite authors. From her books set in Appalachia with strange characters who remind us of our pioneer past, to St. Dale, a masterpiece about the legendary car racer, Dale Earnhardt in McCrumb's NASCAR series, McCrumb's poetic language and attention to ...

Maisie Dobbs by Jacquelline Winspear

Maisie Dobbs by Jacqueline Winspear (Soho Press, 2003)

In the song “The Schuyler Sisters” from the Broadway musical Hamilton, sister Angelica sings, “ I've been reading 'Common Sense' by Thomas Paine. So men say that I'm intense or I'm insane, You want a revolution? I wanna a revelation . . .” because she and her sisters are “looking for a mind ...