Library Programs & Events

WWI Plainfield Soldiers:
Author Meet & Greetcease firing
Thursday, April 24, 11:00 AM

Author Caron Stillmunkles highlights Plainfield WWI soldiers with stories and photos. Her book Cease Firing A Call To Duty will be given away. 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

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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National Library Week: April 13-19 Lives Change @ your Library

We've got changes and life-changing good things! This week, the Library is unveiling its new logo, which you can see on signs, the website, the newsletter and on our new library cards. Everyone can get a life-changing library card this week! Exchange your old card or replace a lost or missing card at no cost! We'll have great give-aways at each service desk this week showcasing our new logo.

Change lives by doing something for others in need in our community, participate in Food for Fines. In exchange for each item of non-perishable food you bring in, the Library will waive up to $1.00 in fines. You don't have to have fines to make a difference either--cash donations are always accepted. All proceeds will benefit the Plainfield Area InterFaith Food Pantry. Visit InterFaith online to see what items are needed most. 

Lives will be changed when you try some of the delicious food truck fare the Library is bringing this week! On Friday, 4/18, the Toasty Cheese mobile eatery will be visiting from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. Check out Toasty's website for the amazing grilled cheese sandwich options! Then, on Saturday, 4/19, the Flirty Cupcake blue van will be in the Library's parking lot at 12:00 noon. The life-changing cupcake menu can be seen here. 

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Library Closed on 4/20 for Easter

The Library is closed on Sunday, April 20 in observance of the Easter holiday. Materials can be returned at any time as the outside Book Return is open 365 days/year. The Library's digital branch is also always open at www.plainfieldpubliclibrary.org. The Library will re-open on Monday, April 21 at 9:00 am. 

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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: ww2.psd202.org/greatread.

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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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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