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 stars Academy Award winner Brie Larson and Samuel Jackson. Set in the 1990's, the film revolves around Carol Danvers (Larson), a crack air force pilot. Though trials and tribulations she becomes one of the galaxy's mightiest heroes and joins an elite outer space military team. Her membership in the Kree military team puts her in danger when Earth becomes hopelessly stuck in battle between two other alien worlds, forcing Danvers to take on the role of Captain Marvel and use her new powers for the greater good. Despite her mighty power, Captain Marvel will discover things about herself she never hoped to know. 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.

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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On Saturday July 13 at 2pm, join Charlie and Pam Horner as they present their program “Under the Street Lamp: Tales from the Doo Wop Era”.  Born on the street corners of 1950's urban America, Doo Wop singing swept the country before being absorbed into later music genres like Soul, Motown and Rock. In a presentation of sight and sound, music historians Charlie & Pamela Horner trace the growth of Doo Wop Music from its roots with the Mills Brothers and Ink Spots through the teenage sounds of Frankie Lymon' Teenagers and beyond. Learn the true stories behind pioneer groups like the Orioles, Ravens, Cadillacs, Moonglows, Penguins and Flamingos. Reminisce with videos and song clips by groups like the Chantels, Five Satins and Dion & the Belmonts. Recall the days when groups harmonized under streetlamps to tunes like In The Still Of The Night, Gloria, and Earth Angel

On Saturday July 20, join yoga teacher Theresa Jefferson as she comes to the library to teach an Integral Yoga class.  Integral Yoga practice can help you focus your mind, strengthen your body, increase your flexibility and improve your quality of life. Please bring a yoga mat & water bottle, and wear loose fitting clothing. There is a limit of 15 people so registration is required.  Additional sessions will be held on Aug. 31, Sept. 14, Oct. 19, and Nov. 16 Sign up for the August session will begin July 20.

Come and enjoy Korean culture and history on Saturday August 3 at 1pm! The members of the Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project will be on hand to help you make a lovely lotus flower lantern using colorful paper and wire frames. Traditional Korean refreshments will be served, and a short documentary on the Korean artistic tradition will be shown. The Korean Spirit and Culture Promotion Project is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to raising awareness of Korean history and culture. Since 2005, KSCPP has presented over 1,800 complimentary presentations on Korean history and culture in the United States. Registration is required and space is limited to 25 people.  Please call us at 908-754-7885 to sign up.

On Saturday August 10 at 1:30pm, the South Plainfield Public Library welcomes back vocalist and guitarist Ken Lelen who will perform Big Band Idols. In his Big Band Idols concert Lelen will sing hits by such vocalists as Peggy Lee, Frank Sinatra, Dinah Shore, Ella Fitzgerald, Bing Crosby, Helen Forrest, Doris Day, Billie Holiday and others who performed in Big Band, society orchestras and jazz combos with Benny Goodman, Artie Shaw, Les Brown, Vaughn Monroe, Tommy Dorsey and others. Songs may include "Sentimental Journey," "I’m Beginning To See The Light", "I’ll Be Seeing You," "Nearness Of You", "It’s Been A Long, Long Time," "Don’t Get Around Much Anymore" and other radio, juke box and bandstand favorites of the Big Band Era. Lelen will play vintage acoustic guitars for an authentic, back-in-the-day sound. His guitars make music that’s striking for its character, tone and sustain without using pick-ups or electronic gimmicks. By marrying amusing anecdotes, memorable melodies and charming lyrics, his concerts are a hit for the public.  To sign up for the program, contact the South Plainfield Library at 908-754-7885.  This program will be held at the South Plainfield Senior Center.

See you next week!!