Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Social Stitch: Knitting and Crocheting Time
Every Tuesday from now until May 26
1:00 PM

Every Tuesday in March, 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.

Strictly Business Lunch & Learn Series:
Get Your Message Out There with The Enterprise Newspaper
Thursday, April 2, 12:00 PM

Find out how to promote your business, organization or group in the newspaper. The Enterprise staff explains how to enhance your marketing plan to reach the community and potential customers. Register here.

Friday Movie Matinee:
St. Vincent
Friday, April 3, 1:00 PM

Plainfield's own Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray shine in this comedy about a young boy whose parents have just divorced and he finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the war veteran who lives next door. PG-13. Register here.

Be a Planet Earth Superhero!
Saturday, March 28
9:00 to 5:00
All Ages
Stop by the Lower Level Lobby bulletin board to take your picture and receive a Superhero bookmark with Earth-friendly actions you can take.

Miss Jamie's Farm 
Monday, March 30
11:00 AM 
Sing! Dance! Laugh! Learn! with Miss Jamie and her farm friends. Educational sing-along farm show with puppets. Registration begins Monday, March 16. 


Journey through White Sox History
Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 PM

Kick off the baseball season and reminse about memorable games and players with White Sox team historian and author, Rich Lindberg. One lucky fan will receive a White Sox gift Basket. Register here.

Geode Hide-and-Seek with the Okee Dokee Brothers
Wednesday, April 1
10:00 to 11:30 AM
All Ages
Hunt for chocolate geodes; then, dance along the Appalachian Trail under the big screen with the Grammy-Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers in their new musical movie. Register here. Note: Chocolates made in a facility that uses nuts.

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, April 6
7:00 PM
April's selection is Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, April 9
7:00 PM
April's selection is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Professional Writing Help
Monday, March 30, 
Monday, April 20

Monday, May 18
6:30 to 8:30 PM

Schedule one-on-one time with writing tutor, Elizabeth Geib. She can help you with any professional, technical or creative writing challenge. Contact Elizabeth directly at to schedule your appointment.

Keep Calm and Read On
Spring Edition
Wednesday, April 29, 7:00 PM
or Thursday, April 30, 7:00 PM
The Library is hosting a Random House representative who will buzz about forthcoming books and give readers the inside scoop on upcoming titles. Every attendee will take home a free book, book catalog and a "Keep Calm and Read On" tote bag. Please register for one session only using the links here: Wednesday, April 29, 7:00 PM or Thursday, April 30, 7:00 PM.

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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    Open Houses during National Library Week

    Unlimited Possibilities @your library

    During National Library Week in April, the Library is hosting open houses. During these informal, drop-in sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the wide range of 21st century services offered at libraries locally, nationally and around the world. You’ll be invited to tell us which services resonate with you and to add your own suggestions for the future of your library.

    Please join us for just a few moments of your time at one of the four open houses in the Library’s Small Meeting Room to help us plan for your 21st Century Library.

    Tuesday, April 14, 6 to 8 pm
    Wednesday, April 15, 1 to 3 pm
    Thursday, April 16, 10 am to 12 pm
    Saturday, April 18, 10 am to 12 pm

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    Pop Culture Art Contest

    Deadline: Monday, April 13

    Create an original piece of art focusing on your interpretation of pop culture. Prizes will be awarded in different age groups from Pre-K to Adult. For artwork specifications and more information about the contest, please visit

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    Food for Fines

    April 12-19
    This is your opportunity to assist those in need in your community in exchange for Library fines. From April 12-19, exchange up to $1.00 in fines (does not apply for fees on lost or damaged items) for each non-perishable item brought in. Your donations benefit Creekside Cares, a parent/teacher organization that fills backpacks with much-needed items for local families. Please note that open or expired packages cannot be accepted.

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    Checking Out eBooks Just Got Easier

    A new enhancement now allows you to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks right from the Library's online catalog. You no longer have to go to a separate site to checkout your digital items from PinDigital (Overdrive), and you will be able to manage your check outs all in one place.

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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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