Library Programs & Events

Becoming a Census Senseicenusu
Monday, April 28,
7:00 PM

Explore state, local, agriculture and manufacturing census records to enhance your family history.
Register here.

Strictly Business Lunch & Learn Series: Databasesleads
Thursday, May 1, 12:00 PM

Find out how small business owners can utilize library databases to increase qualified leads. Register here.

England Coast to Coastscafell pike
Thursday, May 8,
11:00 AM

Enjoy a visual walk across northern England with the scenery and adventure of Coast to Coast Path and Scafell Pike. Register here.

Not Your Mama's Book Club                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              Monday, May 5, 7:00 PM
April's selection is Enders Game by Orson Scott Card. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. +More info

Friday Movie Matinee:
Friday, May 9,
1:00 PM

Tom Hanks stars as Richard Phillips, a US cargo-ship captain who surrendered himself to Somali pirates so that his crew would be freed. Register here.

Green Village Series: Landscape
Design Workshop
Monday, May 13,
6:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Get one-on-one advice from landscape experts. Bring in photos and measurements of your yard or trouble spots. Come anytime during the event, no registration.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, May 8
7:00 PM
May's selection is The Returned by Jason Mott. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

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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The Great Read 2014

The 2014 Great Read (TGR): "The World Wars: Pages in Time" explores, through books and programs, the continuing political, social, economic and geographical impact of the two World Wars 100 years after the start of World War I.  Participants are encouraged to read any of the many books about The World Wars and attend programs that suit their interests. Visit the website for more information:

Win a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card for your Art: Plainfield artists from Pre-K through adult may submit entries in any medium, representing an idea or image of World War I or World War II. Entries can be up to two feet high and wide, and weigh up to five pounds. For the first time this year, digital entries of up to 2.5 minutes long can also be submitted. Click "More Info" below for additional details.

Win a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card for ParticipatingIf you have been attending programs or reading books for The Great Read, stop by the Library to enter a free drawing for a $100 Barnes & Noble gift card! Click "More Info" below for additional details. 

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Collection Box for Two Men and a Truck's Movers for Moms

The Library is participating in the Two Men and a Truck Movers for Moms collection for women's shelters. The collection continues until 5/6 to be distributed on Mother's Day. Accepted items listed on the box are:

  • Gently used clothing for all ages
  • Gently used children's items (bottles, blankets, toys, etc.)
  • Unopened formula New toiletries New Mother's Day presents - such as jewelry, etc. 

The box will be at the top of the main stairs.For more information, visit Movers for Moms.

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Freegal Music Downloads!

Your Library has joined Library Ideas™ network of Public Library websites that offer access to over 7 million songs and 28,000 music labels from 85 different countries including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists. Patrons with Plainfield Library access cards can download up to 3 songs per week that are yours to keep. 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.

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Welcome to NextReads, a newsletter service that delivers reading recommendations based on your individual reading interests. Click subscribe to start receiving these newsletters on a monthly or bi-monthly basis. You can unsubscribe at any time.

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New Movies & TV Series

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

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