Library Programs & Events

Meet the Author: John Ferak
Sunday, October 26,
2:00 PM
John Ferak returns to his Plainfield roots with a first-hand account of the gruesome Nebraska shotgun slayings from his book Bloody Lies: A CSI Scandal in the Heartland. Register here.

CSI: Cemetery Search & Investigation
October 27

7:00 PM
Learn the details about mourning customs and the meanings on headstones. Register here.

TWiG Novel Release Party
Sunday, November 2
2:00 PM
The Library's own writer's group has published a new novel. Join the celebration as selections from the book are recited by the authors. Register here. 

Strictly Business Lunch & Learn Series:
Essential Components to a Successful Website
Thursday, Nov. 6 
12:00 PM
Learn how to have a winning website. Register here.


Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, November 3
7:00 PM
November's selection is 1984 by George Orwell. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, November 13
7:00 PM
November's selection is The Weight of Blood by Laura McHugh. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Mary Kubica Book Signing
Wednesday, November 19
7:00 PM
Help us welcome Mary Kubica, Plainfield author of the hot debut novel, The Good Girl. There will be a reading, Q&A, and signing to follow as well as a drawing for an Amazon gift card and free signed book. Register here.

Sensory Storytime: Colors and Counting 
Saturday, October 25
3:00 PM
Ages 3 to 9 with Caregivers

Free play, socializing, tactile activities and storytime are designed for children with special needs. Friends and siblings are welcome. For more information, visit the EVENTS CALENDAR.





Small Business Mentoring
Second and Fourth Mondays, 7:00 PM

Offered by volunteers from the Fox Valley Chapter of SCORE. Space is limited and registration is required through the SCORE website. Visit and click on Free Mentoring.

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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Saturday, October 25, (throughout the day)
11:00 A.M. to 1:00 P.M. Library Crafts
Wear your costumes, pick up a treat and make Halloween crafts at the Library during Spooktacular, the fall signature event of the Plainfield Chamber of Commerce and some of its community partners.  During the afternoon, be sure to visit Trunk or Treat at the Avery YMCA. See the details of this extremely popular community event here.


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Donate Your Stuffed Animals

The Plainfield Public Library is collecting stuffed animals for sick children at Rush University Medical Center on behalf of Caley Trepac, a resident who set up the donations to commemorate the second year anniversary of her brain decompression surgery. 

The public is encouraged to bring stuffed animals to the donation box, located in the lower level of the Library. Donations will be accepted until November 16.

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Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Project

The next Soon to be Famous Illinois Author may be perched in a coffee shop finishing off the next great novel right now. In a few months that author may be famous. The second annual Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project kicked off on October 15. Entries must be submitted by December 15.

The project is seeking an Illinois author with a self-published adult fiction book that libraries can help to make “famous.” Last year's winner, Joanne Zienty, has spoken at dozens of Illinois libraries as well as given several interviews to big name newspapers, local radio stations, magazines and more.

Are you the next Soon to be Famous author?

Details about criteria and the application project can be found here:

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Library Closed for Staff Training November 7

In order to better serve the community, the Library will be closed on Friday, November 7, to allow for all staff training. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. Items can still be returned in the outside book returns. The Library will re-open on Saturday, November 8 at 9:00 am. 

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Museum Adventure Passes Now Available

Museum Adventure Passes are available now and continue through  2014. For more details, visit the website.  

  • Visit your home library to find out current pass availability. Check-Out Desk staff will be able to check on what is available, and also check out the passes.  Museum Adventure Passes must be checked out using your library card at your home library. Libraries have a limited number of passes for each participating organization, and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Passes cannot be reserved or checked out online or on the phone.
  • One Museum Adventure Pass may be checked out per person, per loan period. The loan period is SEVEN DAYS, and will expire after the date printed on the pass.
  • Admission offers vary per museum. For some, two or four people may be admitted free per pass, or by carload. If admission is free, another special discount will be offered.Passes are for one-time use and are not transferable. Your name will be printed on the pass, and you may be asked to show identification at the museum. The museum will collect the pass when you visit.
  • Check the list of participating museums for details on each cultural destination. Find out what discoveries await you, get directions to the museum, and review each museum's pass entry offer, including any restrictions that may apply.

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New Movies & TV Series

Click View Latest Issue to see a sampling of some of the new movies and TV series being added this month. You may also sign up to receive this monthly newsletter of the Library's new movies & TV series by clicking on subscribe.

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