It’s really winter now.  The clocks have changed, the weather has gotten cold, and holiday decorations are springing up all over. The library is always warm and inviting.  Come in to see what’s happening, settle down with a good book or new magazine, or use one of great information sources—including the always friendly staff!

Help us help others this holiday season. The library has once again partnered with the South Plainfield Social Services Department to help make the holidays a little merrier this year. Our Angel Tree has ornaments representing residents who are in need this holiday season. If you'd like to participate please stop by the library to become an 'Angel'. You'll have until 6:00 PM Friday December 13th to return a new and unwrapped gift to the library! PLEASE CLICK HERE FOR MORE INFORMATION. Questions? Give us a call at (908) 754-7885.

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While making the holidays happier for others, you can enhance your own celebrations as well. When you come to the library to select an Angel ornament for others, be sure to check out the great selections of holiday music and movies.  There are also Christmas stories for every taste, and books to help you make fabulous gifts, beautiful decorations, and delicious food.

Children will have the opportunity to make a special gift for someone this month.  The Holiday Kidcraft program will take place on Thursday, December 12 at 6:30 pm. Space is limited; please sign up in advance. A $1.00 materials fee is due upon registration.  The craft is suitable for children ages 3 and over. 

For adults who would like to craft a special gift for someone (or for themselves!) we are offering another series of crochet classes on Saturday, December 7 and 21 at 10:00 am. Learn to make a warm and cozy cowl or scarf. The stitches are simple and the pattern is perfect for beginners.  Please sign up in advance to learn what materials you will need.

Two of our book discussion clubs will be meeting in December.  The Tuesday afternoon group is meeting on December 17 at 4:00 pm to talk about Serena by Ron Rash.  The Mystery Book club will convene on Wednesday, December 18 at 4:00 pm to discuss The Twelve Clues of Christmas: a royal spyness mystery by Rhys Bowen.  Copies of both books, along with the books for the Senior Center book club, are available at the circulation desk. The Thursday evening group will meet again in January.  All the groups have wonderful books lined up for next year.  Come in to get a schedule.

Are you animated by anime, or mad for manga? There’s a new program at the library just for you.  The Anime Club meets every other Wednesday; the next meeting will be Wednesday, December 18 at 7:30 pm. Join us to discuss your favorite anime and manga, preview clips, work on artwork & more! The club is moderated by a former comic book store owner and anime enthusiast. This program is for ages 11 and up. Please pre-register.
With all the special holiday programs going on, don’t forget to make time for your favorite regular library activities.  The place to be on Monday nights is the library for the showing of a recently released DVD.  Call or come by the library to find out what’s playing this week.  Showtime is 6:30.

Storytimes this month all have wonderful winter themes. Children 3 and over will gather for stories, songs, and crafts on Tuesday at 10:30 am, Wednesday at 6:30 pm, and Thursday at 1:15 pm.  Toddler Time is for children 2 and 3 years old on Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 am.  A lapsit program for babies up to 2 years old, full of fingerplays and songs, is Friday at 10:30 am.  Kids between 7 and 10 mustn’t forget Friday Fun from 3:00 to 5:00 pm.

Stay warm, and happy holidays!