15025 S. Illinois St.
Plainfield, IL 60544
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Mon - Thurs: 9AM-9PM
Fri - Sat: 9AM-5PM
Sunday (Sept - May): 1PM-5PM
Below are some of our upcoming events. For a full listing of events, please view our calendar of events (above). Registration is required for most events.
Thursday, May 23, 7:00 PM
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services representatives will explain the citizenship process and answer your questions. Register here.
Not Your Mama's Book Club
Monday, June 3, 7:00 PM
In June's selection, Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan, after a layoff during the Great Recession sidelines his tech career, Clay Jannon takes a job at the titular bookstore in San Francisco, and soon realizes that the establishment is a facade for a strange secret. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. Follow this group on goodreads. No registration required.
Organic Food & Wine Tasting
Monday, June 10, 7:00 PM
This program starts out at the Library for an informational discussion on the benefits of organic food selections. The second part of the program will be continued at Wine & Cheese by TCC, 24104 W. Lockport Street in downtown Plainfield. The Green Village Series is in partnership with the Village of Plainfield and the Plainfield Public Library District. Register here.
A Novel Idea Book Discussion Group
Thursday, June 16, 7:00 PM
June's selection, The Autobiography of Mrs. Tom Thumb by Melanie Benjamin, is a story inspired by the wife of the historical circus performer which finds mid-19th-century little person Mercy Levinia Warren Bump coming of age in the antebellum south before being invited to join the P. T. Barnum circus, through which she meets her future husband and pursues limitless international opportunities. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. Follow this group on goodreads. No registration required.
Register for FREE computer classes on topics such as Microsoft Excel, Word, Internet, 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.
Not all libraries take registration for programs, so why do we require registration for most of ours here in Plainfield? The short answer is to prevent disappointment and to serve the greatest number of people.
Drop-in programs are great in communities where programs do not always fill. However, in a fast-growing town like Plainfield where attendance at children's programs alone was nearly 32,000 last year, chances are high that if we did not take registration, many people would come to the Library hoping to attend a program only to find it full. We don't want you to have that experience.
Online registration also allows us to maintain a waiting list, so that whenever there is a cancellation, we can immediately fill that spot.
We want to make your experience here at the Plainfield Public Library a positive one.
Registration is one tool we use to help do that - it allows you to know you'll get in to the program you've signed up for, and it keeps the programs full, so we can serve the most Plainfield.
The Library reserves the right to photograph program participants. Photos are for library use and may be used in library publicity materials. Patrons who do not wish to be photographed should notify library staff.