Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Social Stitch: Knitting and Crocheting Time
Every Tuesday from now until May 26
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. Beginners are welcome.

Strictly Business Lunch & Learn Series: Cloud Computing
Thursday, May 7, 12:00 PM

Spend your lunch hour learning the latest technology with cloud computing and how it can help your business. From connecting with new and existing customers to enhancing business practices securely and economically, this is a must attend event for small business owners. Bring your lunch, drinks and dessert provided. Register here.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, May 14
7:00 PM
May's selection is The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, May 4
7:00 PM
May's selection is The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Short Story Writing
Tuesday, May 12, 6:30 PM

What does it take to create a successful short story? Writing a short story is different from and can be more demanding than writing a novel. Disucss your craft and how to make every word count. 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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    15025 S. Illinois St.
    Plainfield, IL 60544
    Phone: 815-436-6639
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    What's New at Your Library

    Catalog Temporarily Unavailable

    The Library's catalog, will be temporarily unavailable beginning the evening of Sunday, May 3 until sometime on the morning of Monday, May 4, for a planned software upgrade. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. An announcement will be made when the catalog is again available. 

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    Library Phones are Not Working

    The Library telephone system is not working. The Library is open until 5 pm today. We are trying to fix this problem, but there may be no phone service for the remainder of the day. We apologize for this inconvenience.

    While the Library is open, you may reach us via text. Text 'askppl' to 66746 with your questions. Any after-hours texts will be answered when we reopen. Thank you.

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    Mother's Day Closing

    The Library will be closed on Sunday, May 10 in observance of Mother's Day. The Library will re-open on Monday, May 11 at 9:00 am. 

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    Instructor-led Online Classes with Gale Courses

    We are excited to offer a new tool for online learning!  Gale Courses offers 350+ classes focused on professional development, technology skills, and personal enrichment. Created by Ed2Go, each of the six-week long courses are taught entirely online by expert instructors, and new sessions begin every month.  As a PPLD card holder in good standing, you can access these courses for free.

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    New! Streaming Music

    The Library is excited to now offer streaming music through Freegal! Plainfield cardholders can stream for up to three hours per day and download up to five songs for week that are yours to keep. When you put your cursor over an album, you will see a “stream now” button come up. If you press that button on an album, the whole album will play in order. Freegal Music offers access to about 8 million songs, including Sony Music’s catalog of legendary artists, and over 15,000 music videos.

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    Conservation Plainfield Environmental Expo

    Saturday, May 9
    10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Plainfield Central High School Fieldhouse
    During Conservation Plainfield's largest event of the year, the Environmental Expo, you’ll find exhibitors with educational displays, demonstrations of green products and the opportunity to purchase rain barrels. You can also drop off recyclables, enter raffles and plan your visit around family entertainment including Dave DiNaso’s Traveling World of Reptiles and a presentation by Incredible Bats. 

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    Gale Virtual Reference Library

    Our collection in Gale Virtual Reference Library is growing - we now have 3000+ resources available!  You'll find full-text non-fiction titles for a variety of ages, and on topics ranging from biography to law to technology.  These resources are available 24/7 at the Library or from home with your PPLD library card.

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    15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield, IL