Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Friday Movie Matinee:  Jersey Boys
Friday, January 2, 1:00 PM

Adapted from the Tony Winner for Best Musical, this bittersweet saga dramatizes the rise and fall of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons - one of the key pop groups of the early '60s. Refreshments served, rated R. Register here.

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, January 5
7:00 PM
January's selection is Flower Children by Maxine Swann. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Social Stitch: Knitting and Crocheting Time
January 6, 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.

Big Band Memories
Thursday, January 8, 11:00 AM

Share memories and tap your feet to some of the greatest songs and movie clips highlighting the best big bands of all time. Meet legendary big band performer Steve Cooper! Register here.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, January 8
7:00 PM
January's selection is Still Life With Bread Crumbs by Anna Quindlen. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Green Village Series: History of Farming with Early Leaders
Monday, January 12, 7:00 PM

The first presidents were on the cutting edge with ideas about water conservation, composting and recycling. Join Kay McKeen from Scarce as she discusses these moments in history. CPDU's available. Register here.

Meet the Author
Book Discussion
Wednesday, January 21
7:00 PM
Meet the very first “Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author,” Joanne Zienty, via Skype and then discuss her book, The Things We SavePick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussionNo registration required.

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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    Library Board Seeks Candidate for Vacancy

    The Library Board of Trustees has a vacancy for an unexpired two-year term now available for the election on the April 7, 2015 ballot. Three seats serving four-year terms on the seven member Board of Library Trustees are also available for election at that time. Nominating petition forms are available at the Library, between 9:00 am and 4:00 pm. Completed petitions must filed between Monday, 12/15 and Monday, 12/22. 

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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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    Gift Box Giveaway

    Are you planning on giving a friend or loved one an eReader or tablet this holiday season? Let the Library help you wrap it up with a complimentary gift bag or box. Stop at the Reference Desk between now and December 23 (while supplies last) for a free gift box and instructions to help get started with the Library's eBooks, music, and more.

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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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    Soon To Be Famous Illinois Author Project Deadline Extended

    The next Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is seeking an Illinois author with a self-published adult fiction book that libraries can help to make “famous.” Last year's winner, Joanne Zienty, has spoken at dozens of Illinois libraries as well as given several interviews to big name newspapers, local radio stations, magazines and more. The deadline for entries has now been extended to January 9. Details about criteria and the application project can be found here:

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    Christmas Holiday Closings

    The Library will be closed for the Christmas holiday on Wednesday, December 24 and Thursday, December 25. The Library will re-open on Friday, December 26 with regular hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

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    New Year's Holiday Closings

    The Library will be closed for the New Year's holiday on Wednesday, December 31 and Thursday, January 1, 2015. The Library re-opens on Friday, January 2, at 9:00 am for regular hours of 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. 

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    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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    SHOP (Small Business) Health Insurance Marketplace

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