Monday Night Movies are back!  Come join us on February 27 at 6:30 PM as we show our next selection. Starring Joel Edgerton and Ruth Negga, Monday night’s movie is based on the real-life story of interracial couple Richard and Mildred Loving as they fight for their right to be married during the 1950s and 1960s.  This historical drama will also be shown on Wednesday, March 1 at 12:30 PM.  The movie is rated PG-13.   

Don’t forget to stop by the library this weekend!  We have some fun events planned, such as the Teen Movie afternoon on Saturday, February 25.  The movie being shown is based on the best-selling book by Ransom Riggs, which is about a boy named Jake who finds himself at a home full of children with special powers.  It starts promptly at 2:30 PM, and popcorn will be served.  It is rated PG-13.

On Sunday, February 26 at 3:30 PM, we will be having our very first Special Needs Sensory Storytime.  It is intended for preschool to young adult aged individuals with special needs.  This special storytime will be presented in a way that will make it more comfortable for participants than they would be at one of the standard storytimes.

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On Monday, February 27, the first meeting of the English Conversation Group takes place at 10:30 AM.  This group is for ESL students and other learners who would like to practice their English speaking skills in an informal setting.  If you or someone you know is interested in joining this group, please call the Reference Desk at (908) 754-7885 ext. 3.

Coloring, Conversation, and Tea has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 2 at 7 PM.  Adults are invited to join us as we color in a tea-themed design and enjoy a nice cup or two of tea!  Registration is not required.

It’s that time of the year again!  For Read Across America, come join us for our Special Birthday Storytime for Dr. Seuss on Saturday, March 4 at 10 AM.  There will be stories, songs, some very special guests, and birthday cake!  This fantastic event, sponsored by the Friends of the South Plainfield Public Library, takes place at the South Plainfield Public Library.

On Tuesday, March 7, from 3:30 to 5 PM, please join Ms. Jackie as she hosts our first ever Anime Club!  Intended for individuals 10 and up, we will be viewing My Neighbor Totoro, while munching on some yummy snacks popular in Japan.  

On Thursday, March 9 at 6:30 PM, there will be a special presentation by the Bedrock Clinic and Research Center, which is an Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) clinic located in South Plainfield.  There will be two different workshops presented for parents of children with special needs: How to Obtain Funding for Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) and Taking Care of Me: Why Self-Care is Important When Caring for a Child with Special Needs.  The workshop How to Obtain Funding for ABA will discuss the NJ Autism Bill, as well as other funding options available in the state.  The other workshop, Taking Care of Me, will discuss what self-care is and its importance, as well as explaining how to include self-care into a busy schedule.  This program will take place at the South Plainfield Public Library.   

The storytime schedule this week is the same, except for the cancelation of Family Storytime on Saturday, March 4 due to our annual Read Across America event.  Normally, Family Storytime is at 11 AM on Saturday.  Storytime for 2’s & 3’s is on Wednesday and Thursday at 10:30 AM.  Storytime for those 3 and up is on Tuesday at 10:30 AM, Wednesday at 6:30 PM, and Thursday at 1:15 PM.  There are also two sessions of Babytime on Friday, at 10:15 AM and 11:15 AM.

We have many other children’s programs going on, such as the LEGO Builder’s Club for ages 7 and up that is held Monday and Thursday from 3:30-5 PM.  Puzzles & Games for ages 3 and up takes place Tuesday at 11:30 AM, and there is also a Kid’s Corner Book Club for ages 8-10 on Monday night at 6:30 PM.  The Beginner Book Club for ages 6-8 will meet on Thursday, March 16 at 6:30 PM.  In addition, we have a Teen Book Club (for ages 13 and up) that meets every third Thursday at 7 PM.  We will be discussing Harry Potter and the Cursed Child on March 16.      

Library hours are Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10 AM-9 PM, Tuesday and Friday 10 AM-6 PM, Saturday 9 AM-5 PM, and Sunday 1:30-5 PM.  Stop by and see us!