Library Programs & Events

Resume Writingresume
Monday, August 4, 7:00 PM

Create or refresh your resume with new ideas and resources for finding the right words that will get you noticed and win the interview.
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Not Your Mama's Book Club                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Monday, August 4, 7:00 PM
August's selection is The Plague of Doves by Louise Erdrich. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. +More info

A Taste of the Greek IslandsGreek Islands
Tuesday, August 6, 7:00 PM

Opa! Enjoy a virtual tour of the ancient Greek Islands, learn about Greek history and cuisine, sample Greek dishes and receive a recipe packet. Register here.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, August 14
7:00 PM
August's selection is Where'd You Go, Bernadette? by Maria Semple. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Mapping Your Migrating Ancestorsmigrating
Monday, July 28,
7:00 PM

Explore what types of maps and records exist for pinpointing your ancestors’ whereabouts across the United States. Register here.

Meet Author Luis Carlos Montalvan
Wednesday, July 30

10:30 AM
Meet the author of the New York Times bestseller Until Tuesday and the children's book Tuesday Tucks Me In, as well as his service dog, Tuesday. Books will be available for purchase. REGISTER HERE.

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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Paws to Read: Summer Reading 2014

Hop on down now to the Library to register, or do so online by clicking on the logo to the right. You must have a valid Plainfield Public Library card to join the program. If you missed Registration Week, don’t worry about being in the doghouse, you can still register up until Saturday, July 19.

Over the course of this nine-week program, children, teens and adults can become top dog, earning special treats for their reading. Reading requirements for each program will be included with the registration materials.

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Summer Reading Grand Finale 2014

Saturday, August 2
1:00 to 4:00 pm

Celebrate reading success at the Library's Grand Finale celebration taking place at the Village Green Park. There will be activities and fun for all ages: Live music, crafts, Bingo, special games and activities provided by the Park District, free treats, a bounce house and so much more!  Park at the Library and make your way over to the Village Green with special stops along the route! Rain or shine, the celebration will go on!

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Tuesday Tucks Me In: The Loyal Bond Between a Soldier and His Service Dog

Wednesday, July 30 
10:30 am

Meet New York Times bestselling author Luis Carlos Montalvan, a former U.S. Army captain, and his service dog Tuesday. Mr. Montalvan will read from his book, Tuesday will do a demonstration, there will be time for Q&A followed by a book signing and time for all participants to meet Mr. Montalvan and Tuesday. Books will be available for purchase. Register here.

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Library Invites Bids for Marquee Sign

The Plainfield Public Library District invites qualified contractors to bid on its marquee sign project.

A Request for Proposals is available for the design, manufacture and installation of a new marquee sign. The RFP contains specifications and guidelines to be followed and included in submission of proposals.

For the RFP, including full projects details and information, please contact Lance Agne, Head of Maintenance at 815-436-6639, Ext. 217. Bids are due to the Library’s Business Office by 5:00 pm on Monday, August 11. Contract awards will be action items on the Library Board of Trustees agenda at their regular meeting, 6:30 pm Wednesday, August 20.

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Seeking Vendors for the Arts & Crafts Fair

The Friends of the Plainfield Libray will host their annual Arts and Crafts Fair on Library
grounds on Saturday, September 20 from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm. If you are interested in being a vendor, send your contact information to friends@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org. You will receive details and an application. Categories of sales and types of vendors are limited. If you are interested, it's best to submit your entry early.

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Freegal Music Downloads!

Patrons with Plainfield Library access cards can download up to 3 songs per week that are yours to keep through Freegal. Some of the recent popular downloads include Happy (Pharrell), All of Me (John Legend), Love Don't Die (The Fray) and You & I (One Direction). For hep using this service, please visit the eBooks & More section of the website. To start browsing the collection, please visit Freegal. You can also receive a monthly email alert of popular music by clicking on subscribe.

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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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eRead Illinois eBooks

Browse thousands of eBooks available to you with your Plainfield Library card through eRead Illinois. This digital book service is designed to increase access to eBooks across Illinois using Axis 360, which is a digital media platform that is compatible with a number of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, NOOK, Kindle Fire (not Kindle eInk) and many others. Visit the eBooks & More section of the Library's website to learn more.

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NEW! Try AtoZdatabases to Search for Jobs, Research Businesses and More

The Library has a new resource that will be helpful to job seekers and business researchers called AtoZdatabases. Use this resource to search for jobs (powered by Indeed), research businesses and create mailing lists. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

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NEW! Resume Assistance and Interview Coaching with JobNow

Job seekers: Try our newest resource, JobNow, featuring expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching.  JobNow Coaches are available: Sunday through Saturday, 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST except holidays. Create a free account to keep track of your sessions.  Plainfield Library cardholders may click here for access from home.

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Friends of the Library Annual Book Sale

If you’ve been waiting to clean out your closet, bookcases, basement or garage to recycle your books, cds and dvds, now is a great time to start that project. Starting August 13, the Friends of the Library will be accepting “gently-used” paperback books, hardback books, graphic novels, children’s books, over-sized books, cds and dvds for their annual book sale. 

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