Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Social Stitch: Knitting and Crocheting Time
Every Tuesday from now until May 26
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. Beginners are welcome.

Poetry Writing
Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 PM

Celebrate National Poetry Month by feeding your inner poet in this session designed for both beginners just starting to put words on a page, to veterans looking for feedback. Share your poems, discover new starting points, and discuss everything from similes to symbolism. Register here.

Friday Movie Matinee: The Theory of Everything
Friday, May 1, 1:00 PM

Based on Stephen Hawking's life, this award winning drama captures the essence of one of the leading minds of modern times. Follow Stephen through his scientific breakthroughs, the loves of his life, and his battle with ALS. Refreshments served. Register here.

Dia! Diversity in Action Day
Thursday, April 30

5:00 to 6:00 PM
All Ages
From pinatas to pisanki, celebrate Plainfield's diverse community with songs, stories and activities. Drop-in. No registration required.


Cinco de Mayo Feast
Saturday, May 2, 10:00 AM

Celebrate the Battle of Puebla with Chef Maddox and enjoy samples of shrimp tartlets, black bean soup, mango guacamole and orange caramel flan. Recipes included. Register here.

Strictly Business Lunch & Learn Series: Cloud Computing
Thursday, May 7, 12:00 PM

Spend your lunch hour learning the latest technology with cloud computing and how it can help your business. From connecting with new and existing customers to enhancing business practices securely and economically, this is a must attend event for small business owners. Bring your lunch, drinks and dessert provided. Register here.

What to Keep, What to Shred
Thursday, May 7, 7:00 PM

Local lawyer, Tony M. Abou Ezzi, presents information about important legal documents. Find out what forms you need prepared for future reference, documents to keep on hand, and what papers you can shred. Register here.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, May 14
7:00 PM
May's selection is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, May 4
7:00 PM
May's selection is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Gaining Financial Control of Your Divorce
Saturday, April 25, 9:30 AM

The decisions you make during a divorce affect the rest of your life. It's important to get the right information, so you can make sound financial decisions. Register here.

Estate Planning
Saturday, April 25, 11:00 AM

Estate planning is for everyone. With this class, you'll be one step ahead on arranging and directing the distribution of everything you own including the guardianship of your children. 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 Volunteer Applications Now Available

    If you are entering 7th through 12th grade, enjoy working with people of all ages, have good communication skills and are able to attend a mandatory training, then we need you! Summer Reading volunteers staff the prize store, assist with programs and interact with children of all ages. Volunteers will receive a t-shirt, community service hours that can be used for school or church and a chance to win prizes. Summer Reading Volunteer applications may be picked-up at the Youth Services desk. Forms are due back to the Library by Friday, May 1.

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    Library to Host Programs for Money Smart Week April 19-25

    Money Smart Week
    The Library will celebrate Money Smart Week from April 19-25 with several programs to help adults of all ages manage their personal finances. This year, the Library will host programs about scams, student loans, retirement, divorce finances, and estate planning. To register for any of the programs, visit the Library’s online calendar.

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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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    New! Streaming Music

    The Library is excited to now offer streaming music through Freegal! Plainfield cardholders can stream for up to three hours per day and download up to five songs for week that are yours to keep. When you put your cursor over an album, you will see a “stream now” button come up. If you press that button on an album, the whole album will play in order. Freegal Music offers access to about 8 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos.

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    The Great Read Finale: From Fad to Forever! Skip Griparis Sings Rock's Story

    Skip Griparis Sings Rock's Story
    Wednesday, April 29, 6:00 PM

    With his remarkable voice, dynamic guitar playing and insightful humor, Skip Griparis explores and recreates rock's innovators, from pre-Elvis to the Beatles and beyond. Before the concert, enjoy some refreshments and take a look at all the entries in The Great Read Art Contest. Winners will be announced at the event. No registration needed. This event takes place at Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440.

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    Conservation Plainfield Environmental Expo

    Saturday, May 9

    10:00 A.M. - 3:00 P.M., Plainfield Central High School Fieldhouse

    During Conservation Plainfield's largest event of the year, the Environmental Expo, you’ll find exhibitors with educational displays, demonstrations of green products and the opportunity to purchase rain barrels. You can also drop off recyclables, enter raffles and plan your visit around family entertainment including Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles and a presentation by Incredible Bats. 

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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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    15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield, IL