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.

Sing Song and Yoga with Gina Marie

Friday, September 2

10:30 to 11:15 AM

Families join yoga instructor, Gina Marie, for songs, storytelling and creative yoga. 

Please register each adult and each child attending. Register here.


A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, September 8
7:00 PM
September's selection is The Rumor by Elin Hilderbrand. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.

Novel Outline Plan
Thursday, Sept 15
7:00 PM
Having worked in the book publishing business for over twenty years, Lissy Peace will coach writers on outlining their novels so that they flow easily and get the reader hooked. Register here.

Cover to Cover Book Club
Wednesday, September 21
1:00 PM

September's selection is Destiny of the Republic by Candice Millard. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.

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.

Strictly Business: Business Model Canvas
Thursday, September 1, 6:30 pm

Save money, time and resources by identifying potential winning new products with The Business Model Canvas. Register here.


Friday Movie Matinee: Hail, Caesar!
Friday, September 2, 1:00 PM

Set in the golden age of Hollywood, the comedy begins with the fixer to the stars Eddie Mannix trying to solve all the problems of the actors and filmmakers at Capitol Pictures. Star packed film, rated PG-13. Doors open at 12:30 pm. You are welcome to bring your own snacks. Save your seat.

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    What's New at Your Library

    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 e-books and e-Audiobooks from Overdrive and Axis 360 
    • Download e-Magazines via 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
    • Take advantage of 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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    School Supplies Drive for Del Valle Head Start

    The Library is a drop-off site for a school supplies drive for the Del Valle Head Start program, which supports education for the children of migrant farm workers in our area. Please consider donating school supplies such as pencils, dry erase markers, folders, glue sticks, scissors, pink erasers, spiral notebooks and more. Collection continues through August 31. 

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    Labor Day Closing

    The Library will be closed in observance of Labor Day on Monday, September 5. Regular hours will resume on Tuesday, September 6.

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    Hunger Action Month Food Collection

    September is National Hunger Action Month and Plainfield is getting involved by hosting a food drive, in cooperation with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, to benefit the Plainfield Area Interfaith Food Pantry and the St. John Lutheran Church Food Pantry. The Library is a collection site for the food drive, donations of non-perishable items are being taken August 22 to September 23.

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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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    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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