Well, it looks like the May flowers are here, bringing along pollen instead of pilgrims.  Still, it looks like we’re in for a period of relatively nice weather.  Which means you should be able to come on over to South Plainfield Library.  Here’s what’s going on:

            First of all, the construction project is now doing work just outside our front door.  You can still get inside the building, though; just follow the marked, paved path off to one side of the fence.  And please be careful around the construction area.

            For a change, we’ll start off with our adult programming this week.  On Saturday (May 9th) at 10AM, we’ll have the first session of our monthly Saturday Crochet Class.  It’s for adults and young people over age 14, and it presents basic crochet instructions and techniques.  The class is being presented free of charge, but you must pre-register.  Please call us to sign up and get more information on needed materials; ask for Charlene.
            The Tuesday Book Club will have their next meeting this Tuesday at 4PM.  They’ll be discussing Garlic and Sapphires by Ruth Reichl.  You don’t need to sign up for this program.  Please call the Reference Desk for more details.
            And on Thursday at 6:30PM, we’ll host another program with Wellness Advocate Marie D’Urso.  This program is called “Pampering Mom from Head to Toe with Essential Oils”.  It will include information on how to incorporate essential oils into pampering gifts; gift examples will be shown.  The program is free and no pre-registration is required.

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            Our next “Monday Night Movie” is scheduled for this Monday at 6:30PM.  We’ll present it free of charge, and you don’t need to pre-register.  Please call us for title and content information.  We can say that the movie is based on a pivotal real-life event in the course of the Civil Rights Movement.

            Turning to our children’s programs, we’ll follow our current schedule next week.  “Storytime”, for children age 3 & over, will be held on Tuesday at 10:30AM and Thursday at 1:15PM.  “Toddler Time”, for children age 2 & 3, will be held on Tuesday at 1PM and Thursday at 10:30AM.  And “Babytime (Session the First)”, for children age 2 & under who can’t walk on their own, will be held on Friday at 10:15AM, followed by “Babytime (Session the Second)”, for children age 2 & under who can walk on their own, at 11:15AM.  These programs each last about an hour and feature stories, songs and a craft activity for older kids.  We’re holding these programs next door in Borough Hall in the Municipal Court Room.  (You won’t be sworn in before the programs.)  The programs are free of charge, and you don’t need to pre-register.
            And mark your calendars for a special kids program on Wednesday, May 20th at 6:30PM.  We’ll have another program from “Eyes of the Wild”, featuring live animals and wildlife information.  The program will be held down the street at the South Plainfield Senior Center.  It’s for children age 3 & over; they must be able to sit still and follow instructions.  You don’t need to pre-register.  In lieu of an admission fee, you should bring non-perishable food items for the Middlesex County Community Food Drive. 

            The next meeting of the Library Board of Trustees will be held on Tuesday at 7PM.  The Board will be discussing the Library’s current & future plans.  It’s open to the public; no pre-registration is required.  There will be a public comment period midway through the meeting, before New Business is addressed.

            And one last reminder: please keep an eye on our website (www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us)  and our Facebook page (www.facebook.com/southplainfieldlibrary) , as well as the notices on our front door (no www’s, just 2484 Plainfield Ave.) for schedule changes or other information.  As soon as we know of any changes, we’ll pass them along right away.  And if you have any questions, you can call us at (908) 754-7885.

            That’s about all for now.  See you next time.  Now go and enjoy the weather, and keep the tissues close by.