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.

Social Security Benefits
Saturday, April 30, 9:30 AM

 Social Security is more than a retirement program. Find out how to access disability, family and survivor’s benefits. Light refreshments served. Presented by William P. Hackett LUTCF, Financial Advisor, Waddell & Reed, Inc. Register here.

Estate Planning 101
Saturday, April 30, 11:30 AM

Proper estate planning can lessen conflict and grief when distributing assets. Learn how to stop procrastinating, arrange for appropriate documents and have important conversations with loved ones. This program is a partnership with the University of Illinois Extension. Register here.

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, May 2
7:00 PM
May's selection is Wild by Cheryl Strayed. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

PR Secrets of a Media Insider: Strictly Business Lunch & Learn Series
Thursday, May 5, 2016

Focus on your business goals and maximize public relations techniques. Matt Baron from Inside Edge: Public Relations & Media Services explains how news releases, social media and media coverage are a winning combination for your business. Register here.


A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, May 12
7:00 PM
For the May meeting, we will be having an informal conversation about what you are currently reading or are looking forward to reading. You will also be able to pick a copy of the June selection, Dead Wakeby Erik Larson. No registration required.

Appy Hour
Thursday, May 26
6:00 to 7:00 PM
A happy hour for device users to gather, relax with a drink and discuss all things app-related. Everyone will walk away with awesome tech accessories too. The next meet up is at Front Street Cantina, 15120 Des Plaines St, Plainfield. No registration required.

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    Money Smart Week: April 23-30

    Money Smart Week: April 23-30Money Smart Week

    Money Smart Week is celebrated by hundreds of organizations across the country, each offering programs to help consumers better manage their personal finances.

    Register for these programs offered at the Library here:

    • Morningstar Investments: Saturday, April 23, 3:00 pm
    • Keep Your Money Safe: Tuesday, April 26, 10:00 am
    • Understanding Medicare: Wednesday, April 27, 3:30 pm
    • Social Security Benefits: Saturday, April 30, 9:30 am
    • Shredding Day: Saturday, April 30 10:00 am to 12:00 pm (No registration required)
    • Estate Planning 101: Saturday, April 30, 11:30 am

    More detailed descriptions for the programs after the jump.

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    Donate to Movers for Moms By May 3

    The Library is collecting donations for the Movers for Moms program now until Tuesday, May 3. Items needed include toilet paper, paper towels, cleaning supplies, deodorant, makeup remover wipes, towels, shampoos, perfume, and soaps. 

    Movers for Moms is a program created by Two Men and a Truck. The program provides donations to victims of domestic abuse during Mothers Day. This year, Family Shelter Service in Downers Grove will be receiving items donated at the Library. 

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    BIG SERVE events at Library

    Saturday, April 30, 9:00 am to 2:00 pm

    The second annual BIG SERVE community volunteer weekend is Saturday, April 30 and Sunday, May 1. There are activities and volunteer opportunities all over the community, including at the Library. On Saturday, April 30, between 9:00 am and 2:00 pm, the Plainfield Fire District and Will County TRIAD will be in the Library's Small Meeting Room. Among the activities available: pick up a File of Life magnet packet that can be placed on your home refrigerator with emergency medical information, fingerprinting and I.D.'s. This is for all ages. 

    To see all the activties/projects happening and for information on how you can participate, go to

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    The Great Read 2016: Made in Illinois

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    This year’s community read is all about celebrating the wonderful people, resources, traditions, films, authors and businesses that have made Illinois great. The program runs from Saturday, February 20 through Saturday, April 30. Throughout the spring the library will offer many programs, author visits and book discussions on this theme. You can find more about The Great Read (TGR) here:  

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