Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Social Stitch: Knitting and Crocheting Time
Every Tuesday  - Starting in September
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.

Haunted Case Files
Monday, October 3, 7:00 PM

Paranormal investigators take you on a virtual tour and discussion of extreme haunted case files. Register here.

Friday Movie Matinee: My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
Friday, October 7, 1:00 PM

Reunite with the happy Greek family for a lighthearted comedy. The sequel you don't want to miss. Doors open at 12:30 pm. You are welcome to bring snacks with you to enjoy during the movie. Register here.

 

Green Village Series: Energy Efficient Living
Monday, October 10, 7:00 PM

Kevin Knight from Kinightic Energy of Plainfield provides DIY ways to make your home safer, more comfortable and running more efficiently. The Green Village Series is a partnership between the Library and the Village of Plainfield. Register here.

 

All About Coloring
Thursday, October 13, 11:00 AM

Leave your cares behind and have some fun coloring. Materials provided, but you may bring your own supplies. No registration.

Grandma Nellie's Scrapbook: Identifying and Interpreting Historic Photographs
Monday, September 26, 
7:00 PM

Many people become heirs to a box of unidentified family photos and have no clue what to do with them. Learn to identify these ‘lost’ family members using genealogy sources in conjunction with observational techniques. Limited to Plainfield cardholders. Register here.

Disney 101
Wednesday, September 28,
7:00 PM

Before packing your bags, check out an insider’s view on new park attractions and how to makie your Disney World Orlando trip a dream vacation that fits within your budget.
Register here.

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, October 2
7:00 PM
October's selection is Smoke Gets in Your Eyes by Caitlin Doughty. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.

Indie Author Day
Saturday, October 8
10:00 AM
The first Indie Author Day is a national event where libraries all over the country host programs to support their local writing community. The Author Panel will be at at 10:00 AM. Register here. The Author Fair at 11:00 AM and the Digital Gathering at 1:00 PM does not require registration. Learn more.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, October 13
7:00 PM
October's selection is Pirate Hunters by Robert Kurson. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.

Cover to Cover Book Club
Wednesday, October 19
1:00 PM

October's selection is Rebecca by Daphne Du Maurier. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.

Preschool Information Fair-
Save the Date!

Saturday, November 5,
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM


Are you searching for a preschool that is the “right fit” for your child? Drop in to meet representatives from area preschools.

 

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    Voter Registration Day: September 27

    Register to vote at the Library on National Voter Registration Day, Tuesday, Sept. 27! Staff will be available in the lower level from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. helping community members register to vote. In addition to Sept. 27, you can register to vote at the Library during any open registration time throughout the year. If you have recently changed your name, address, political party, or have turned 18, you should re-register to vote.

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    Library Closed from 9-1 During Homecoming Parade Oct. 1

    The Library will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 1 due to the Homecoming Parade, so if you're planning on stopping by, please plan ahead. The Library will open at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday and close at its normal time, 5:00 p.m. We hope you enjoy the parade!

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    Banned Books Week

    Banned Books Week, an annual event celebrating the freedom to read, is September 25 - October 1, and highlights the value of free and open access to information. Banned Books Week brings together the entire book community — librarians, booksellers, publishers, journalists, teachers, and readers of all types — in shared support of the freedom to seek and to express ideas, even those some consider unorthodox or unpopular.

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    Indie Author Day

    Saturday, October 8
    The first Indie Author Day is a national event where libraries all over the country host programs to support their local writing community.

    • Author Panel Q&A, 10:00 AM: Hear from traditional and self-published authors from the Plainfield area about their writing and publishing process. Register here.
    • Author Fair, 11:00 AM: Meet with more than 15 local authors who write fiction, children’s books, romance and more. Authors will sell and sign their books. Enter a drawing to win book gift baskets from these fantastic authors.No registration required.
    • Digital Gathering With Industry Leaders, 1:00 PM: Writers, authors and readers are invited to join an hour-long digital gathering featuring Q&A with writers, agents and other industry leaders. Learn more about the experts who will be featured on the digital presentation athttp://indieauthorday.com/blog/stream. The digital gathering will be streamed live at the Library, but you can also tune into the Indie Author Day YouTube channel to watch the live panel presentation. No registration required.

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    It’s Your Last Chance to Register to Vote at the Library Oct. 10 and 11

    If you want to vote in the upcoming presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 8, you must register to vote by this year’s deadline on Tuesday, Oct. 11.

    You can visit the Library any time before the deadline to register to vote, but the Library will host two special registration days on Monday, Oct. 10 and Tuesday, Oct. 11.

    If you have recently changed your name, address, political party, or have turned 18, you should re-register to vote.

     

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    Reminder about Sunday Hours

    The Library will not be resuming regular hours on Sundays during the school year due to budget cuts. While you will no longer be able to access the building on Sundays, you can access the Library’s website at any time. With your Library card number, you can do all of the following:

    • Download eBooks and eAudiobooks from PinDigital and eRead IL
    • Download eMagazines via Flipster and Zinio
    • Stream or download music from Freegal
    • Investigate options for a new refrigerator via Consumer Reports online
    • Learn a new language or brush up on another language with Mango Languages
    • Explore free online tutoring for students from grade school through college via Brainfuse’s HelpNow service
    • Read a Tumblebook with your child
    • And much more!

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    Election Resources

    The Library can be a reliable resource, during this election season, in helping you sort out the issues and making your own informed decisions.  We have compiled a list of websites offering information on each candidate, topic and election happening both within our community as well as on the national stage. 

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