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This Week at the Scotch Plains Public Library

There is always something to do at the Scotch Plains Public Library!  Check out this week's events and stop by to check out our new materials!

Monday, March 13 @ 3:30 pm: Middle School Scene
Teens in grades 5-8 are invited downstairs after school. Do homework in our gallery space or head into the meeting room for games and maker activities with friends.

Monday, March 13 @ 7 pm: Teen Anime Club
Join fellow fans to discuss favorite titles, work on an anime project, and continue watching Your Lie in April. Snacks will be served. Registration is highly recommended.  Please register here​.

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Tuesday, March 14, 10:00 AM—NOON: Hypertension Clinic
The township nurse will be available at the Scotch Plains Public Library for blood pressure checks. No registration is required.

Wednesday, March 15 @ 3:30-4:30 PM: Middle School Scene
Teens in grades 5-8 are invited downstairs after school. Do homework in our gallery space or head into the meeting room for games and maker activities with friends.

Friday, March 17 @ 12 NOON: FRIDAY FILM--The Finest Hours (PG-13, 117 min)
The Coast Guard makes a daring rescue attempt off the coast of Cape Cod after a pair of oil tankers are destroyed during a blizzard in 1952.  No registration is required.​

Saturday, March 18 @ 11 AM: Lamb Storytime
Join the children's librarian for a lamb themed storytime followed by a related craft.
Registration is not required for this event.

To access the library's monthly calendar, please click here​. For more information, visit, call 908-322-5007 x 204, or e-mail

The Scotch Plains Library is located at 1927 Bartle Ave., one block from Park Avenue in the center of town.

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