So, how was your summer?  Do you enjoy vacation season?  Did the “I had fun today” moments outnumber the “Well, there’s always next year” moments?  Did you know summer still has another couple of weeks to go?  While you ponder those brainteasers, here’s some news from South Plainfield Library:

            First, the Library’s Sunday operating hours will resume this Sunday (Sept. 11th).  We’ll be open from 1:30-5PM.

            The list of our children’s programming next week can be summed up in one word: pause.  More specifically, our Children’s Dept. staff members are taking a break this month to recover from the summer and prepare for the fall.  Your kids can still stop by, borrow items and talk with the staff; we just won’t be breaking out the craft materials just yet.

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            Turning to the adult programming, we have two programs set for Saturday (Sept. 10th).  The first session of this month’s two-part Saturday Crochet Class will start at 10AM.  It’s for adults and young people age 14 & over.  Please call ahead to sign up and get information on needed materials.
            Then, at 1:30PM, we’ll be hosting the historical program, “Enigma and Codebreaking in World War II”.  Author/historian James Gannon will be speaking on the subject.  The program is being presented free of charge; pre-registration is required, but, at this writing, there’s still space available, so please call ahead.

            Job Search Coaching will be available on Monday afternoon from 1-4:00, with assistance provided by volunteers from Professional Services Group of New Brunswick.  These free one-on-one sessions are by appointment only, so you must call ahead to register.

            The next “Monday Night Movie” is scheduled for Monday night at 6:30.  The movie is being presented free of charge; no pre-registration is required.  Please call us for more information regarding title and content.  We can say that it’s a rom-dram based on a novel by JoJo Moyes.  We’ll provide the popcorn on Monday, but you’ll have to bring your own tissues.  The movie will be shown again on Wednesday afternoon at 12:15.

            The next meeting of the Tuesday Book Club is set for Tuesday afternoon at 4:00.  Attendees will be discussing The Baker’s Daughter by Sarah McCoy.  You don’t need to pre-register to attend.

            The Library Board of Trustees will meet on Tuesday evening at 6:30.  The Board will be discussing the Library’s current and future plans.  The meeting is open to the public; no pre-registration is required.  There will be a public comment period midway through the meeting, before New Business is discussed.

            We’ve got a couple of programs coming up you might be interested in.  First, antiques appraiser Alan Snyder will be offering free appraisals on Saturday afternoon, Sept. 24th, at 1:30.  The program will be held at the Senior Center, located just down the street at 90 Maple Ave.  Space is limited for this program; at this writing, there are still openings available, but you must pre-register.  Also, participants are limited to two items per person (and we’d rather you didn’t try to drive a vintage auto into the Senior Center, looking for an appraisal; keep them reasonable).
            Second, we’re offering a new round of yoga classes starting this month.  Valerie Basile Grunther will lead a class on Gentle/Slow Flow Yoga starting on Sunday afternoon, Sept. 25th, from 3-4:00.  This program is for adults only.  Space is limited; pre-registration is required, and you must bring your own mat and equipment.  Please call to register and for scheduling information.

            Finally, don’t forget about the Friends of the Library Book & Bake Sale, starting on Saturday, Sept. 17th.  We’ll be offering a variety of baked goods, as well as a big selection of books and A/V items.  The sale will continue until Saturday, Sept. 24th, or until we run out of inventory (which might not be until next summer).  Also, we still have Summer Reading T-shirts available in both child and adult sizes for $5.25 each.

            That’s all for now.  For more details, call (908) 754-7885, check our website at or our Facebook page at  Thanks for reading, and please remember to take a moment for reflection and remembrance on Sept. 11th.  It’s certainly warranted.




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