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Missed a new movie you wanted to see in the theaters and don’t want to pay for the DVD?  Come to “Monday Night Movies” at the library.  It’s all the fun of a movie theater but none of the cost.  We are showing brand new releases every Monday night at 6:30pm.  We will be providing popcorn for all who attend.  The next movie will be on September 9th and will begin at 6:15pm instead of the normal 6:30.  The movie this week is an adaptation of an American classic by F. Scott Fitzgerald that follows a cast of characters living in the fictional town of West Egg on prosperous Long Island in the summer of 1922.  For a list of upcoming movies, stop by the library and pick up a schedule. 

The Friends of the South Plainfield Library are planning to hold a book and bake sale on October 19th from 9am to 3pm and they are accepting donations, which can be dropped off at the library.  They will accept books, DVDs and CDs. The Friends will NOT take textbooks, magazines, encyclopedias or VHS tapes.  The books, CDs, and DVDs have to be in good condition: for books (no water damage, not dirty, dusty or yellowed), for DVDs/CDs (no scratches or cracks).   If you would like to sign up to bring a baked good or you have any questions, please call the library or stop by.

It’s sometimes hard to find books to read that you like.  Do you have a favorite author, but he or she doesn’t publish new books that often; or maybe not at all anymore?  The South Plainfield Public Library offers access to “Novelist Plus”, a database that can help you find books that you might like to read based on your favorite author or book.  To access this database, go to our homepage and click on “databases”.  Select Novelist Plus from the list, log in with your library barcode, and then type in a book or author and you are ready to find something new to read.  Once you have typed in a book or author select either “Author read-alikes” or “Title read-alikes” to get similar books or authors.  Novelist will tell you why it has chosen a specific book or author that it considers similar.

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We are expanding our collection to now include e-magazines.  Our new Zinio for Libraries Digital Magazine service gives you full digital access to some of your favorite magazines! Right now we have a limited number of magazines in our collection.  You can view the magazines on your computer, or on a wide variety of desktop and mobile apps. When you first use Zinio for Libraries, you will need to create an account with your name, email, and a password, after you have logged in through the library website with your library card.  Once you are logged in to Zinio for Libraries and choose your first magazine, you will have to CREATE ANOTHER ACCOUNT on Zinio.com to view magazines. We recommend using the same email address and password to set up the Zinio.com account. Once this account is created, you can use it to view any of the magazines you want to read. If you already have a Zinio account for your personal magazines, a second Zinio account will have to be created for the free access which the library is providing. You will have to download and install the appropriate app for your computer or digital device.  You will be required to go to our Zinio for Libraries site to select every issue. Once you select an issue there, it will automatically be available in the app for your iPad, Kindle Fire, or other device, but the next month's issue will not automatically download. You will receive an email notifying you when a new issue is available.

Do you love listening to music? Try out our Freegal Music Service!  Freegal gives you free access to millions of songs. It features tens-of-thousands of popular artists in hundreds of musical genres. There is new music constantly being added from hot new releases to older music. It is very simple to use and there is no software to install.  There is a limit of 3 downloads per week per library card; you will be able to keep track of your downloads in the upper right corner of the site. After you download a song, it is yours to keep! Every song has a sample clip you can listen to before you download. This service will work with any MP3 player, including iPod, and can be loaded into iTunes. It works on both PCs and Macs. Freegal also has its own mobile apps for iOS and Android devices.

The Library has started 3 book clubs for adults who are interested in reading and discussing books.  We have a Tuesday afternoon group that meets at 4pm.  The next meeting is going to be on September 17th, where they will be discussing Dear Life: Stories by Alice Munro. There is also Thursday evening book club.  The next meeting of this group is on September 26th at 7pm where the group will be discussing Juliet by Anne Fortier.  Our brand new book club for the fall is our Mystery Book Club. The first meeting of the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club will be on Wednesday September 18th at 4pm.  The first book that they will be discussing is Shadows at the Spring Show by Lea Wait.  The Tuesday afternoon and Thursday evening book clubs have their books selected through 2013 and into 2014.  Stop by and pick up a schedule of the books being discussed.  If you are interested in attending any of these book clubs and need a copy of the book that is being discussed stop by the library.

The Library is closed on Monday September 2nd for Labor Day and will reopen Tuesday September 3rd at 10am.  There will be no storytimes until Tuesday October 1ST.  Ms. Linda and Ms. Mija need some time to prepare and get organized for the fall after a very busy summer.

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