Monday Night Movies are on a brief hiatus due to the Friends of the South Plainfield Public Library Book Sale.  Monday Night Movies will resume Monday, October 7 at 6:30 PM.  We will be showing the newest release in the series with men in black suits who save the world from aliens; this stars Chris Hemsworth, Tessa Thompson, Liam Neeson, and Emma Thompson.

The Friends of the South Plainfield Public Library Book Sale is finally here!  The sale begins on Saturday, September 21 at 9 AM and will continue throughout the week.  There will be a Bake Sale on the first day of the sale as well, so stop by for some books and baked goods.  Books, DVDs, and CDs will be on sale so definitely check it out and see what treasures you can find.

There will be a special preview of the Book Sale on Friday, September 20 from 3 PM to 5 PM for teachers.  Teachers, please bring your school ID in order to get first dibs on stocking up your classroom library.

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After you have finished shopping to your heart’s content at the Book Sale, head over to the Senior Center (90 Maple Ave) for the Hispanic Heritage Month event sponsored by the South Plainfield Public Library and the South Plainfield Cultural Arts Commission.  On Saturday, September 21 from 12 PM to 3 PM, join us for dancing, crafts, food, and more as we celebrate National Hispanic Heritage Month (Mes de la Herencia Hispana).

Children’s programming will be resuming soon!  Regular programming will begin Tuesday, October 1; as always, we will also have some special programs scheduled.  Keep an eye out on your email or check the website for any updates.  If you are not signed up to get email reminders about our children’s programs, you can text SPPLKIDS to 22828 (message and data rates may apply).  You will then be prompted to reply with your email address.

Join us Saturday, October 5 at 2 PM for Runnin’ Wild: Harlem, the Interwar Years, and the Music that Transformed a Nation, presented by Jazz historian Michael Conklin.  The luster of twentieth-century America was seductive. The age of modernity was ushered in by the automobile, motion picture, radio, and transatlantic flight. All things seemed possible. And jazz, with its complex contradictions and tensions, reflected it all. This program will examine how jazz of the period served as a catalyst for the African American community, bolstered the morale of the country, and elucidated the need for social equity. It will also explore how the leaders of the Harlem Renaissance, such as James Weldon Johnson, W.E.B. DuBois, and Alain Locke, championed an elitist, Eurocentric aesthetic and one that was not true to the spirit or experience of the African American population.  Registration is required; please call us at (908) 754-7885 ext 2 to register.