Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Social Stitch: Knitting and Crocheting Time
Every Tuesday 
1:00 PM

Every Tuesday, bring your current project or get ideas from others who share the love of knitting or crocheting. No registration is needed, just drop-in between 1:00-2:30 pm. Beginners are welcome.

Polar Express Party

Saturday, November 28
1:00 to 1:45 pm

Do you believe? Put on your PJs for a special storytime as we read the classic Polar Express by Chris Van Allsburg and play games and activities. Register here.


Green Village Series: It's A Wrap
Monday, November 30, 7:00 PM

Gift wrap is inexpensive when you do it the environmentally friendly way. Build a toolkit of recycled papers, boxes and accessories to create your own stunning yet low-cost gift wrap, cards, tags and ribbons.The Green Village Series is in partnership with the Plainfield Public Library District and the Village of Plainfield. Register here.


Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, December 7
7:00 PM
December's selection is Station Eleven by Emily St. John Mandel. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Strictly Business Lunch & Learn Series: The Power of Images in Social Media
Thursday, December 3, 12:00 PM

Laura Donovan from The Word Pro demonstrates how image marketing works on Instagram, Snapchat and Pinterest. Register here.

Friday Movie Matinee: Angels Sing
Friday, December 4, 1:00 PM

During the holidays, a mysterious stranger tries to help a man overcome his tragic past and find the Christmas spirit he lost many years ago. Starring Harry Connick, Jr. and Willie Nelson. Register here.

Book Club Party
Wednesday, December 9
6:00 - 8:00 PM
All book clubs are invited to the first-ever Plainfield Book Club Party! Mingle, enjoy light appetizers and exchange ideas and book suggestions. One lucky group will win a book discussion kit. Register here.


Appy Hour
Monday, January 18
6:00 - 7:00 PM

A happy hour for device users to gather, relax with a drink and discuss all things app-related, including apps for downloading FREE music and books. Feel free to drop in at any time during the session. Everyone will walk away with awesome tech accessories. The next meetup will be held This meet up is at Tap House Grill, 24402 Lockport StNo registration required.


A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, December 10
7:00 PM
Decemb'ersselection is The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Technology Training

Register for FREE technology training on topics such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Internet, Social Media, Genealogy and much more. To view the upcoming schedule and to register, visit the Events Calendar. You can also register by calling 815-327-2515. Space is limited, so reserve your spot now.

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    What's New at Your Library

    Write a Novel in 30 Days at the Library and Celebrate NaNoWriMo!

    The Library invites local writers to participate in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) this November! NaNoWriMo begins November 1, when participants set a goal to write a novel, or 50,000 words, by 11:59 p.m. on November 30. With an average of 1,666 words per day, local writers are welcome to visit the Library for fun write-in events, NaNoWriMo games and a writing room. Writers are encouraged to sign up and track their progress by visiting

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    Thanksgiving Holiday Closing

    The Library closes at 5:00 pm on Wednesday, November 25 and is closed on Thursday, November 26 in observance of Thanksgiving. The Library will re-open at 9:00 am on Friday, November 27 for regular hours, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

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    Food For Fines November 30-December 7

    Library cardholders can exchange food for their Library fines between Monday, November 30 and Monday, December 7 this year. For each non-perishable food item brought in, people can erase $1.00 of the Library fines (up to $10). All food items will benefit the Interfaith Food Pantry. Open or expired packages will not be accepted. This promotion does not apply for fees on lost or damaged books.


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    Holiday Lights Recycling

    The Library is partnering for the fourth year in a row with Elgin Recycling to offer holiday lights recycling! The Holiday Lights recycling bins are located in front of the Library next to the book returns for your convenience. You can donate at any time, not just during the Library's open hours. Please do not leave lights in front of the building or in the book returns. Collection continues through February 22. 

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    Stuffed Animal Collection for Kids in Hospital

    The Library is a drop-off site for the Caley Trepac Stuffed Animal Collection for sick kids. Caley has been collecting NEW stuffed animals to be given to children who will be spending the holidays in Rush Hospital and Stroger Hospital. The collection bin is located on the lower level in Youth Services tuntil November 30.

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    ePublish @ your Library with SELF-e

    Are you a local author looking for a free way to self-publish and get your ebook into the hands of readers? Your library now offers SELF-e to help you do just that!

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    Polar Express Movie

    Saturday, November 28

    2:00 PM to 3:45 PM

    Following the Polar Express Party enjoy a holiday-themed family movie at the library! See the magic of Chris Van Allsburg's classic holiday favorite come to life in the Polar Express. Do you still believe?


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    Polar Express Party

    Saturday, November 28
    1:00 to 1:45 pm

    Do you Believe? Put on your PJ's for a special storytime as we read the classic "Polar Express" by Chris Van Allsburg and play themed games and activities.

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