Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, June 1
7:00 PM
June's selection is Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Green Village Series: Organic Tasting
Monday, June 8,
7:00 PM

Begin at the Library with a discussion on eating organic and then embark on a short walk to Wine & Cheese by TCC, 24104 Lockport Street, in downtown Plainfield to sample organic foods. Register here.

Celebrate The Sound of Music
Thursday, June 11,
11:00 AM

We're having a party for the 50th anniversary of the release of The Sound of Music. Get caught up with behind the scenes stories, historical information, sing-along moments and of course, cake. Register here.


A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, June 11
7:00 PM
June's selection is I Am Malala by Malala Yousafzai. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Download to the Rhythm
Friday, June 12, 2:00 - 3:30 PM
Saturday, July 18, 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

During this drop-in session, learn how to stream music and download DRM-free songs that are yours to keep through Freegal. Plainfield Library card required to use Freegal. No registration required.

A Taste and Tour of the Smoky Mountains
Saturday, June 13,
11:00 AM

Experience a taste of the local flavor in this virtual tour of the great Smoky Mountains. Find out why this area is the ideal setting for a getaway. 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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    What's New at Your Library

    Summer Reading Program June 1 to August 1

    Read to the Rhythm begins Monday, June 1! Join us at the Library June 1 to June 4 to register the whole family! Fun activities, treats and free drawings only available to those who register in-person this week are happening all week, including the Kona Shaved Ice Truck, Scoopie the Culver's mascot, Plainfield Fire Truck visits and even Elvis himself! Click on the heading above for specific times and more information about the week's events. Click on the graphic on or after June 1 to register online for Summer Reading if you'd rather avoid the Registration Week festivities. 

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    Instructor-led Online Classes with Gale Courses

    We are excited to offer a new tool for online learning!  Gale Courses offers 350+ classes focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Created by Ed2Go, each of the six-week long courses are taught entirely online by expert instructors, and new sessions begin every month.  As a PPLD card holder in good standing, you can access these courses for free.

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    Free Audiobooks From Sync are Back

    SYNC gives away 2 FREE audiobook downloads each week from May 7 to August 13 that are yours to keep. Every week over the summer, a current Young Adult title is paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title and are delivered through the Overdrive app. Twenty-eight titles will be given away over 14 weeks starting May 7.

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    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Our collection in Gale Virtual Reference Library is growing - we now have 3000+ resources available!  You'll find full-text non-fiction titles for a variety of ages, and on topics ranging from biography to law to technology.  These resources are available 24/7 at the Library or from home with your PPLD library card.

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