Did you miss a movie that you wanted to see in the theaters and don’t want to pay to rent it or 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 and we will be providing popcorn for all who attend. Please note that the doors for the movie will open at 6:15 so we can finish setting up for the movie.  This week’s movie Himesh Patel and Lily James. Jack Malik (Patel) is a struggling singer-songwriter in a tiny English seaside town whose dreams of fame are rapidly fading, despite the fierce devotion and support of his childhood best friend, Ellie (James). Then, after a freak bus accident during a mysterious global blackout, Jack wakes up to discover that The Beatles have never existed. The good news is that he can "write" all of The Beatles' greatest hits himself now. But how long will it be before his little trick is discovered, and he's exposed as a fraud? The movie that is shown on Monday night will also be shown again on the subsequent Wednesday at 12:30 pm for those that can’t make the Monday night showing or don’t like to drive at night.  Stop by the library and pick up a schedule of the movies being shown.

We are now a part of LMXAC!  With your South Plainfield Library card you can now visit more libraries and be able to check out items from them.  With your South Plainfield card, you are automatically registered into the systems of the other LMXAC libraries.  You can visit any LMXAC library to check out and return books and place holds on items that South Plainfield Library doesn’t own, which will be sent here.  Another great new thing that you will now be able to do is pay your library fines with a credit card through our website by logging into your account and clicking on “Smarter Pay”.

If you want to watch some great movies and TV, try our new streaming services. Acorn TV offers the best of British television. Mystery lovers will enjoy Midsomer Murders, Vera, Poirot, Murdoch Mysteries and many more.  They also have comedies, dramas and documentaries, and new shows are added every week.  To start watching, follow the links from our home page to the RB Digital landing page. Once there you will need to create an RB Digital account.  The same account that gives you access to Acorn TV, will also allow access to IndieFlix (classic movies and TV), PongaLo (Spanish language entertainment), Method Test Prep and Qello (music and concert videos).  If you have used Qello, you can use the same RB Digital account.

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Come to the library on Saturday and see a display of historical items from the South Plainfield Historical Society collection, including photographs, clothing, yearbooks, oral histories, and more! For kids, there will be activities featuring colonial paper crafting and using an authentic Native American grinding stone! At 1:00 PM there will be a lecture by local author and historian Dr. Richard Veit. Plus: Spin the trivia wheel and see how much you know about our town. Bring your historical photos to be scanned for the Society's permanent collection. Free refreshments!

The cultivated blueberry has its roots in the Pinelands of New Jersey. Come to the library on Sunday November 17 at 2pm to learn the history of this fascinating berry and the contributions Elizabeth White of Whitesbog made to their cultivation. Today the blueberry is touted as the wonder fruit with a host of healthful benefits. Learn about the history, health benefits and a variety of ways to prepare and savor these berries. Presented by Judith Krall-Russo. Registration is required for this program. To sign up, please call the library at 908-754-7885

See you next week!