Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Social Stitch: Knitting and Crocheting Time
January 13, 20, 27
February 3, 10, 17, 24

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.

America's Inventor: Thomas Edison
Friday, January 30,
1:00 PM

During this historical portrayal, Edison speaks of the trials and triumphs of his inventions.
Register here.

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, February 2
7:00 PM
February's selection is The Casebook of Victor Frankenstein by Peter Ackroyd. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, February 12
7:00 PM
February's selection is Lost City of Z by David Grann. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Linda Gorham and the Story of Ruby Bridges
Tuesday, February 3

6:30 pm
Award-winning storyteller Linda Gorham shares the story of six-year-old Ruby Bridges from a first grade perspective, along with several fun, interactive, popular folktales. 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

    Gear Up for Reading: Winter Reading 2015

    The Winter Reading Program is shifting gears and needs you to get those reading cogs spinning! Registration has begun and continues  either online or in person through February 15. Over the course of this six-week program, simply record what you’ve read either online or via the form you receive at registration. Click on the snowflake/gear logo to register on-line or log your reading. The program concludes with a Grand Finale on Sunday, 2/22. 

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    Make a Difference Volunteer Fair

    Saturday, February 7 
    11:00 A.M. to 2:00 P.M.

    Bring your questions and personally talk to over 20 organizations about the ways you can contribute and/or volunteer in the community. This is the perfect time to match your skills, interests and personality with non-profit organizations that may be looking for someone exactly like you. Click More Info for a list of community groups that will be represented.  

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    Love movies? Try out a Roku

    We've added some new electronics to our collection!  You can now check out one of five new Rokus with your library card. Easy to use and packed with more than 70 preloaded streaming movies (and counting!), you can check out these Rokus for up to a week.

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    Holiday Lights Recycling

    The Library is partnering for the third year in a row with Elgin Recycling to offer holiday lights recycling! The Holiday Lights recycling bins are located in the Library's Route 59 parking lot next to the paper recycling bins for your convenience. You can donate at any time, not just during the Library's open hours. Please do not leave lights in front of the building or in the book returns. Collection continues through February 22. 

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    Short Story Contest for Grades 3 to 5

    The Library is accepting entries for the Annual Short Story Contest for children in Grades 3, 4 and 5 through January 28. Click on More Info for a complete list of the rules and guidelines. On Saturday, Feburary 28 at 10:00 am, all short story contest entrants and their families are invited to a talk by contest judge, author Kevin Luthardt. Short story contest winners will be announced at the end of the program. 

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    Health Insurance Marketplace

    More than 8 million (and counting) people signed up for coverage in the Health Insurance Marketplace during the 2014 open enrollment period. Were you one of them? If not, the time to act is now. As a Champion for Coverage, your Library is here to help. You must enroll by December 15, 2014, for coverage effective January 1, 2015. Open enrollment ends February 15, 2015.

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    Tax Time

    Need tax forms, help or simply some information? Although the Library no longer receives paper IRS or State of Illinois tax forms or publications, we can connect you with resources to help.

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    SHOP (Small Business) Health Insurance Marketplace

    Why SHOP? If you are a business with 50 employees or fewer you can use the Small Business Health Options Program (SHOP) Marketplace to offer coverage to your employees. In Illinois, you and any SHOP-registered agent or broker you’ve authorized to help you, can now view and select a plan or plan level through your online SHOP account, to offer to your employees starting November 15. Questions? Call 1.800.706.7893, Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM CST.

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