Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Social Stitch: Knitting and Crocheting Time
Every Tuesday 
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 between 1:00-2:30 pm. Beginners are welcome.

Growing Your Business
Thursday, September 3 
12:00 PM

Business and personal growth coach, Aundre Pace emphasizes the importance of strategic leadership and measurable company goals to reach sustainable results for your company. Bring your lunch, we'll provide drinks and dessert.
Register here.

Friday Movie Matinee:  The Age of Adaline
Friday, September 4
1:00 PM

Adaline has miraculously remained 29 years of age for nearly eight decades, never allowing herself to get close to anyone or revealing her secret. After so many years, she is falling in love and has to take control of her destiny. Starring Blake Lively and Harrison Ford, PG-13. Refreshments served.
Register here.

Resources and Benefits for Veterans
Thursday, September 10
11:00 AM

A representative from the Illinois Department of Veterans' Affairs discusses how eligible veterans and their familes can utilize resources and benefits with regards to long-term health care, education, mental health, housing, employment and more. Refreshments served. Register here.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, September 10
7:00 PM
September's selection is The Dressmaker by Kate Alcott. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Green Village Series: Decorative Fall Containers
Monday, September 14
7:00 PM

Enhance your outdoor living area with color and pizazz by adding containers with plants and flowers this autumn season. Free planter giveaway for a lucky attendee. Register here.

Book Buzz & Book Signing
Tuesday, September 15
7:00 PM
Random House will be here to buzz about forthcoming books and give readers the inside scoop. Plus, romance authors AJ Pine and Brighton Walsh will also be on hand to talk about their newest books. There will be a reading, Q&A, and signing to follow plus every attendee will take home a “Keep Calm and Read On” tote. Register here.

Character Development Workshop
Monday, September 21, 7:00 PM

Characters are the heart and soul of every piece of fiction. Author Annalisa Russo discusses how to create three dimensional characters who will stay with readers long after the story is finished.
Register here.

Critics' Choice Movie: McFarland, USA
Thursday, September 24, 
1:00 PM

In this inspiring Disney sports drama based on actual events, Kevin Costner plays a high-school football coach who leads a Latino cross-country track team to a state championship. Refreshments served.
Register here.

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, October 5
7:00 PM
October's selection is Dracula by Bram Stoker. 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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    What's New at Your Library

    Halloween Costumes for Fines at the Library Now Through September 5

    Do you have Library fines? Donate a gently-used Halloween costume to the Library anytime this week and get a one-time $5.00 reduction on your fine*. Then, stop by the Friends of the Library's Arts and Crafts Fair on Saturday, September 19 and buy a Halloween costume for just $3.00! 

    *Does not apply to lost or damaged items.

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    Labor Day Closing

    The Library will be closed for Labor Day on Monday, September 7. Regular hours resume on Tuesday, September 8, when the Library opens at 9:00 am. You're welcome to return your items at any time as the book return is always available. 

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    Friends of the Library Arts and Crafts Fair

    Saturday, September 19, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

    What a perfect opportunity to shop for one-of-a kind gifts for yourself or others, and get a head start on your holiday shopping. You can browse among dozens of arts and crafts and vendor booths in the Library parking lot and choose a yummy snack from one of the food trucks when you get hungry. On the Friends of the Plainfield Library Facebook Page, you'll find sample photos of items that will be for sale.

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    September is Hunger Action Month

    Plainfield is supporting Hunger Action Month  by hosting a food drive to help benefit the local food pantries: Creekside Cares, Green Harvest and the Plainfield Area Interfaith Food Pantry. Please drop off any donations at the library or other locations throughout Plainfield from September 1-30. The donation box will be at the top of the stairs (lobby) on the Library's upper level.

    On Thursday, September 3, in partnership with the Northern Illinois Food Bank, exchange up to $1.00 in fines per non-perishable items you donate. Products like paper towels, diapers, tissues and toilet paper would be greatly appreciated.

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    Plainfield How-To Fair

    50 Free Classes in one Weekend, October 3 and 4

    Have you ever wanted to expand your world and learn something new? Well, that’s exactly what the How-To Fair is all about. Taught by local experts and business owners, learning opportunities range from how to tile a backsplash to smart travel; from home brewing to making greeting cards; and from holding an estate sale to making the most of your mobile phone apps. Classes are free, but you need to save your place by registering ahead of time. More info.

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    Discover Digital Collections and Submit Self-Published eBooks with Biblioboard

    We are expanding our collection with Biblioboard, a virtual hub featuring curated digital collections and books as well as self-published eBooks from writers in Illinois and nationwide.  Accessible online or in app (compatible with Apple and Android devices), you can access these multimedia resources at the library or on the go.  Biblioboard is also the perfect platform for aspiring writers - you can submit your ePUB or PDF manuscript directly to Biblioboard's Indie Illinois collection at no cost.  Try out Biblioboard today!

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