Well, everyone says it’s summer now.  What happened to spring?  For that matter, what happened to winter?  While we all adjust to the new season, and prepare for the rapid approach of autumn, here’s news from South Plainfield Library:

            Starting with our slate of children’s programs, we’ll be sticking with the usual schedule for next week.  For those who still need to jot that schedule down, here it is:
            - The LEGO Builders Club will meet on Monday and Thursday afternoons at 3:30.  We’ll supply the materials; please don’t step on them, especially with bare feet.
            - “Storytime”, for children age 3 & over, will be held on Tuesday morning at 10:30, Wednesday evening at 6:30, and Thursday afternoon at 1:15. 
            - The “Puzzle & Game Playtime” program, also for children age 3 & over, will be held on Tuesday morning at 11:30, right after “Storytime”.
            - “Toddler Time”, for children age 2 & 3, will be held on Wednesday and Thursday mornings at 10:30.
            - Our two “Babytime” programs will be held on Friday morning.  “Babytime, Part 1”, for children under age 2 who can’t walk on their own, will start at 10:15.  It’ll be followed by “Babytime, Part 2”, for children under age 2 who can walk on their own, following at 11:15.
           - And the “Saturday Storytime” for all ages will be held on Saturday morning at 11:00.
           All of these programs are free of charge, and no pre-registration is required.  For more information, please check with Miss Mija.

            Turning to our Young Adult programming, we’ve got one program set for next week.  The Anime Club will meet on Tuesday afternoon at 3:30.  It’s for those age 10 & over, and it’s presented free.  You don’t need to pre-register. 

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            And then there are the programs for adults.  Let’s run down the roster:
            - We’ll be hosting a program on “Understanding Financial Literacy” Saturday afternoon at 3:00.  Aaron Lynah from Financial Education Services will be lecturing on how to build & maintain a good credit rating.  It’s free, and no pre-registration is required.
            - The English Conversation Group, for those still getting used to English and who want to practice in an informal group, will meet on Monday morning at 10:30.  Please call us to sign up.
            - We’ll be hosting Job Search Skills Coaching on Monday afternoon from 1:00-4:00.  It’ll be provided by the Professional Service Group of New Brunswick.  These one-on-one sessions are free of charge, but you must call for an appointment.
          - The next “Monday Night Movie” will be shown on, of course, Monday night at 6:30.  It’s free of charge, and you don’t need to sign up.  Please call for title & content information.  We can say it’s a sci-fi movie where Jennifer Lawrence isn’t involved in dystopian blood sports, and Chris Pratt isn’t teamed up with a talking raccoon.  The movie will be repeated on Wednesday afternoon at 12:30.  We’ll provide the popcorn on Monday.
         - The Mystery Book Club will meet on Wednesday afternoon at 4:00.  Participants will be talking about Murder in the Sentier by Cara Black, and will be selecting books for the coming months.  No pre-registration is required.
         - And we’ve got another special program on Saturday afternoon, June 10th, at 1:00.  “Oldies but Goodies: Music of the Early 1960’s” is a discussion, along with audio/visual content, on American pop music in the years just before the British Invasion.  It’s produced by the American Historical Theater, and funded by the Horizon Speakers Bureau of the NJ Council for the Humanities.  It’s free of charge, but you must pre-register.

            That’s about it for this week.  As always, we appreciate your comments.  If you’d like more details, please call us at (908) 754-785, or you may check on our website at www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us.  You can also look us up on Facebook at www.facebook.com/southplainfieldlibrary.  Thanks for your attention, and we hope your summer doesn’t pass too fast.