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          DADDY & ME KUNG FU - THURSDAY, JANUARY 16th at 6:30 PM

          SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

          animeANIME CLUB - FRIDAY, JANUARY 17th at 3:00 PM

          Ages 10 and up.

          CROCHET CLASS - SATURDAY, JANUARY 18th at 10:00 AM

          For adults and teens age 14 & older; space is limited, registration required.

          ANTIQUES APPRAISALS - SATURDAY, JANUARY 18th at 1:00 PM

          SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program! This program will be held at the Senior Center.

          S.T.E.A.M. TROOP - SATURDAY, JANUARY 18th at 3:30 PM

          SORRY! No more spaces are available in this program!

          LIBRARY CLOSED - SUNDAY & MONDAY, JANUARY 19 - 20 (Martin Luther King Jr. Day)
          graphic novelsTWEEN GRAPHIC NOVEL BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, JANUARY 21st at 4:00 PM

          Ages 8 and up. This month's selection is New Kid by Jerry Craft: Seventh grader Jordan Banks struggles to stay true to himself while trying to fit in with his new classmates at a prestigious private school. Copies are available at the Children's desk.

          CHINESE LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, JANUARY 21st at 4:00 PM

          Grades 1 and up; some knowledge of Chinese required.

          yogaYOGA FOR KIDS - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22nd at 4:00 PM

          Ages 8 - 12 years. Space limited; registration required. Join us for fun interactive yoga poses, mindful movement, proper breathing exercises, and creative games with Certified Yoga Teacher Suchitra Uniyal! Bring your yoga mat & a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing.For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.

          ENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUP - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 22nd at 7:30 PM NEW TIME!
          LET'S LEARN SPANISH - THURSDAY, JANUARY 23rd at 6:30 PM

          Ages 3 - 12 years.

          FRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY MEETING - THURSDAY, JANUARY 23rd at 7:00 PM

          All are welcome!

          CHILL ZONE - FRIDAY, JANUARY 24th at 3:00 PM

          Ages 10 and up. Stop by to do homework, hang out and chill!

          yogaYOGA FOR KIDS - SATURDAY, JANUARY 25th at 2:00 PM

          Ages 8 - 12 years. Space limited; registration required. Join us for fun interactive yoga poses, mindful movement, proper breathing exercises, and creative games with Certified Yoga Teacher Suchitra Uniyal! Bring your yoga mat & a water bottle, and wear comfortable clothing.For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.

          movie reelCLASSIC MOVIE SUNDAY - SUNDAY, JANUARY 26th at 2:00 PM

          Join us for another CLASSIC MOVIE SUNDAY, featuring the Marx Brothers' classic comedy Duck Soup! Presented free; registration is not required. Join us for some classic movie fun!

          tai chi poseTAI CHI WORKSHOP - MONDAY, JANUARY 27th at 1:00 PM

          Space limited; registration required. Please wear comfortable clothes. Come to this workshop if you want to learn some basic Tai Chi warm ups and a new way of thinking in one fell swoop! Presenter Judy England-McCarthy will take you through stretches and simple movements that are used in Tai Chi. Once you limber up your body, the remainder of the 90 minute workshop will will limber up your mind. Judy is a seasoned veteran of facilitating workshops, and her background includes Therapeutic Massage, Nursing, and Professional Storytelling. Additional sessions will be held on February 3 and February 10. You can register for any or all of the sessions! For related resources, see our Meditation & Stress Reduction Webfinder.

          movie reelMONDAY NIGHT MOVIE - MONDAY, JANUARY 27th at 6:30 PM

          Showing: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Rated PG, running time 119 min. Popcorn is provided! Presented free; registration is NOT required. Click here to see the schedule for upcoming movies.

          CHINESE LANGUAGE BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, JANUARY 28th at 4:00 PM

          Grades 1 and up; some knowledge of Chinese required.

          MOVIE (second showing) - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29th at 12:30 PM

          Showing: Maleficent: Mistress of Evil. Rated PG, running time 119 min. Presented free; registration is NOT required.

          TWEEN CRAFTERNOON - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29th at 3:30 PM

          Ages 10 and up. Registration required. Come and make your very own snow globe!

          African folk tale tellerAFRICAN FOLKTALES - WEDNESDAY, JANUARY 29th at 6:30 PM

          All ages. This 45-minute production brings to life the vastness of the African landscape, and features a variety of trickster tales, Anansi stories, and more! African music, imaginative costumes and lots of audience participation help bring this performance to life. Presented by Bright Star Touring Theatre. All ages are welcome to attend!Held at the Senior Center.

          kung fuDADDY & ME KUNG FU - THURSDAY, JANUARY 30th at 6:30 PM

          Age 6 and up. Space limited; registration required. PLEASE REGISTER FOR ONE SESSION ONLY! Curious about the benefits of practicing martial arts? Join Master Cheung for a hands-on parent-child workshop covering the basics of kung fu!

          yogaMOMMY & ME YOGA - FRIDAY, JANUARY 31st at 12:30 PM

          Ages 18 months to 4 years. Space limited; registration required. Young children and their parent or caregiver are invited to join Certified Yoga Teacher Suchitra Uniyal in a yoga session!

          FEBRUARY PROGRAMS PREVIEW (More to come!)
          MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th at 4:00 PM
          Rosa ParksROSA PARKS: THE FIRST LADY OF CIVIL RIGHTS - SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 8th at 2PM

          Presented free; registration required. Rosa Parks said: 'I'd see the bus pass by me every day...but to me, that was a way of life; we had no choice but to accept what was the custom. The bus was among the first ways I realized there was a black world and a white one.' Rosa Parks' story will serve to remind all who hear it that we cannot always stand by and observe the status quo. Come hear Rosa Parks in her own words! In this program, Rosa Parks will be portrayed by Actor/Historian Alexandra Ford.This program is funded by the Public Scholars Project of the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and produced by the American Historical Theatre.

          TUESDAY BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11th at 4:00 PM
          Click here for MORE KIDS PROGRAMS!
          Click here for a printable JANUARY ADULT PROGRAM CALENDAR!

          Clubs, Meetings, Classes & Series

          CHILDREN'S PROGRAMS

          For the schedule of ongoing children's programs (storytimes, book clubs, playtimes & more), please visit our Kids' page.

          TEEN PROGRAMS

          For the schedule of ongoing programs for teens, please visit our Teen page.

          TUESDAY BOOK CLUB - TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 11th at 4:00 PM

          The afternoon book club usually meets on the second Tuesday of every month at 4PM. Join us for great discussions about fascinating books! At our February 11 meeting, we'll be discussing And the Mountains Echoed by Khaled Hosseini. All are welcome!

          MYSTERY BOOK CLUB - WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 5th at 4:00 PM

          Calling all mystery lovers: Join us for the South Plainfield Mystery Book Club!At our February meeting we'll be talking about Agatha Raisin & the Quiche of Death by M.C. Beaton. All are welcome! CLICK HERE for the full list of reading selections through June 2020.

          CHILDREN'S BOOK CLUBS

          See our Kids' page and Teen page for schedule.

          conversationENGLISH CONVERSATION GROUPS
          Saturdays at 10:00 AM
          Mondays at 10:30 AM

          NEW! Wednesdays at 7:30 PM (starting January 22)
          Thursdays at 1:00 PM

          Click here for the new 2020 schedule! Would you like to practice speaking English in an informal setting? The more you talk, the easier it gets! If you would like to practice English, join our conversation group for ESL students and all learners. Native speakers of any language are welcome. Registration is appreciated, but please feel free to drop in to either group that is convenient. You may register at the front desk. Ask about our self-guided practice program!

          JOB SEARCH COACHING - MONDAYS BY APPOINTMENT ONLY!

          Help Wanted signWe are partnering with the Professional Services Group of New Brunswick (PSGNB) to offer a program to help job seekers with writing resumes and other job search skills. PSGNB provides a volunteer to hold on-site, one-on-one coaching sessions customized to meet the needs of the individual job seeker. Sessions are by appointment only on Mondays from 1:00 - 4:00 PM, and at other times subject to availability. PSGNB is a member-supported organization that has helped over 9,000 people find their next job. They provide free Job Search Skills Seminars and a Job Seeker Support Group at the Piscataway libraries. Visit the PSGNB website for details. To sign up for an appointment, please call or visit the South Plainfield Library. Click here for a printable flyer. For links to helpful job-searching resources, see Useful Websites: JOBS & CAREERS.

          Computer trainingINDIVIDUAL COMPUTER TRAINING SESSIONS

          Need some computer help, or just a quick refresher on how to use Word, Powerpoint, setting up an email account, or just some Internet basics? Call or stop by the library and sign up for an appointment with a member of the Reference staff. Someone will work with you between 45-60 minutes.Click here for a flyer.

          CLASSIC MOVIE SUNDAYmovie reel

          The library will be screening a classic movie at 2:00 PM on one Sunday each month! Presented free; registration is not required. Join us for some classic movie fun! CLICK HERE to see the Classic Movie schedule.

          MONDAY NIGHT MOVIEmovie reel

          Brand new DVD releases are usually (but not always!) shown on Mondays at 6:30 PM and usually (but not always!) re-run on Wednesdays at 12:30 PM. Presented free; Registration is not required. CLICK HERE to see the Monday Night Movie schedule.

          basket of yarnsCROCHET CLASSES - CHECK CALENDAR FOR SCHEDULE

          This program is for adults and teens age 14 & older; registration required. Series of two hands-on classes teaching basic crochet techniques. Presenter Charlene Varry is a crochet expert who will help you with any crochet problems or questions you my have! Contact the Library for needed materials list. (For related resources, see our Needlework Webfinder.)

          Friends of the LibraryFRIENDS OF THE LIBRARY

          The Friends of the South Plainfield Public Library is a non-profit organization whose members support the Library through advocacy, volunteer services, and fundraising. Friends of the Library meetings are generally held on the fourth Thursday of the month, at 7:00 PM in the library. All are welcome! Please call the library to confirm time and date.

          LIBRARY BOARD of TRUSTEES

          The Library Board generally meets on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM at the South Plainfield Public Library.All are welcome! Meeting schedules are subject to change. For upcoming meeting dates, please check the Library Calendar.


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