Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Friday Movie Matinee: The Second Best Marigold Hotel, PG
Friday, October 2
1:00 to 3:30 PM

Come watch The Second Best Exotic Marigold Hotel with us! In the movie, the hotel has only a single remaining vacancy. This poses a rooming predicament for two fresh arrivals. Comedy/drama starring Judi Dench and Richard Gere. Refreshments served, 122 minutes.

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, October 5
7:00 PM
October's selection is Dracula by Bram Stoker. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Tuesday, October 6
6:00 PM
Love to Craft? We supply the materials, you supply the creative touch. This month: Can tab belts. For grades 6 to 12. Register here.

Singing From the Heart
Thursday, October 8
11:00 AM to Noon

Chicagoland favorite Roberta Miles will delight audiences singing Broadway and jazz hits. Register here to save your seat.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, October 8
7:00 PM
October's selection is The Girls of Atomic City by Denise Kiernan. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Spooktacular with Dave Rudolf

Monday, October 12

1:00 PM

Not so scary stories and songs to raise the hair on your funny bone. Kids may dress in costumes if they wish.

Library Appy Hour
Monday, October 12
5:30 - 7:30 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. Don’t forget it is BYOD, or bring our own device. This meetup will be held at Front Street Cantina, 15120 Des Plaines St. No registration required.

Green Village Series: Astronomy for Everyone
Monday, October 12
7:00 to 8:00 PM

All ages are welcome to join Astrophysicist Kevin Manning for an expert’s view on celestial objects, craters on the moon and exploration of the universe. The Green Village Series is in partnership with the Plainfield Public Library District and the Village of Plainfield. Click here to register.

Come Write In: Introduction to NanoWriMo
Monday, October 19

7:00 to 8:00 PM

Creative writers who want to learn how to write a novel in a month are welcome to this event that teaches participants about National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Warm beverages and treats provided (while supplies last). Please register here.

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.

Family Movie: Cinderella (PG, 2015) 
Friday, October 9
10:00 am
Enjoy the family movie Cinderella. When Ella's father passes away, she finds herself at the mercy of a jealous and cruel new family. Ella is determined to honor her mother's dying words and to 'have courage and be kind.' Please register each person attending.


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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    Plainfield How-To Fair

    50 Free Classes in one Weekend, October 3 and 4

    Have you ever wanted to expand your world and learn something new? Well, that’s exactly what the How-To Fair is all about. Taught by local experts and business owners, learning opportunities range from how to tile a backsplash to smart travel; from home brewing to making greeting cards; and from holding an estate sale to making the most of your mobile phone apps. Classes are free, but you need to save your place by registering ahead of time. More info.

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    Community Invited to Library Expansion Meeting October 8

    The community is invited to the next expansion planning meeting for the Plainfield Public Library, taking place on Thursday, October 8 at 7:00 p.m. at the Plainfield Township Community Center, 15014 S. Des Plaines St. in Plainfield. Attendees will get to see design concepts for the expansion and provide feedback. The results from this meeting will be brought to the Library Board of Trustees.

    Visit the Library's expansion website  to view documents, see a timeline, take a survey, or to sign up for e-mail updates.

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    Appy Hour

    Monday, October 12, 5:30 - 7:30 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, including screen cleaners, splitters, and stylus pens. Don’t forget it is BYOD, or bring our own device. The next meetup will be held at Front Street Cantina, 15120 Des Plaines St. No registration required.

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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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