Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Sizzling Summer Movie: Unbroken
Wednesday, July 8,
6:00 PM

An epic drama that follows the real life of Olympian and war hero Louis Zamperini. Complimentary snacks and drinks, rated PG-13. Register here.

 

 

 

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, July 9
7:00 PM
July's selection is Lost Lake by Sarah Addison Allen. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Green Village Series: Gardening for Butterflies and Hummingbirds
Monday, July 13, 7:00 PM

Butterflies and Hummingbirds are among the most unique creatures to visit local gardens. This program looks at plant combinations and organic gardening methods that will attract both of these winged wonders. Register here. 

Download to the Rhythm
Saturday, July 18
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

During this drop-in session, learn how to stream music and download DRM-free songs that are yours to keep through Freegal. Plainfield Library card required to use Freegal. No registration required.

Read to the Rhythm with Super Stolie!

Monday, July 13

10 AM

What's the word? Find out at this live show celebrating language, alliteration, pronunciation and rhyme!

After the show, be sure to visit the instrument petting zoo where you'll have a turn to play things that go ding, rattle, and shake! 

The Steel Drum Guy
Wednesday, July 15, 7:00 PM

Whether it's date night or an evening out with friends, let's get the party started with some Caribbean, Calypso and Latin style music from this one-man-band and his steel drums. Register here. 

Mapping your Migrating Ancestors
Monday, July 27, 7:00 PM

Our ancestors traveled as much, or more than we do today. Explore what types of maps and records exist for pinpointing your ancestor's whereabouts from plat maps to Sanborn Fire Insurance maps to Google maps.
Register here. 

Music Around the World

Wednesday, July 8

1:00 PM


From the first instrument in Mesopotamia to ancient Egyptian belly dancing, African drum circles, Chinese opera and hip hop dancing, Kidworks Theater presents an interactive tour of music history. Recommended for Ages 4 to 12. 

Mary Kubica Book Signing
Tuesday, August 11
7:00 PM

Help us welcome back Plainfield author Mary Kubica who has released her second novel of psychological suspense, Pretty BabyBooks will be available to purchase for $24.95 + tax at the event. There will be a reading, Q&A, and signing to follow. Register here.

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, August 3
7:00 PM
August's selection is This is Where I Leave You by Jonathan Tropper. 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

    Summer Reading Program June 1 to August 1

    The 2015 All Ages Summer Reading Program has begun! Register online or record your reading by clicking on the "Read to the Rhythm" record album logo or stop in anytime to register until Saturday, July 18. Check out the online events calendar for specific events happening all summer long. And don't forget to save the date for the Library's Grand Finale on Saturday, August 1 at Village Green Park from 1:00 to 4:00 pm. 

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    Public Invited to Learn More About Library’s Possible Expansion Saturday, July 11

    The Plainfield Public Library District will host a public meeting to update the community about a possible expansion on Saturday, July 11 from 10 a.m. to noon in the Library’s Large Meeting Room. Another meeting for the Library’s Citizen Task Force will take place on Thursday, July 9 at 7 p.m. at the Plainfield Township Community Center, 15014 S. Des Plaines St. Anyone is welcome to join the task force, which is a group of local community members that support the Library’s plans to expand.

    Both meetings are a follow-up from earlier meetings about the expansion that occurred in June, when the Library received feedback from the community about several architectural concept designs, presented by Nagle Hartray Architects.  

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    Library District Population Increases by 500 Percent


    Did you know that the population of Plainfield has grown more than 500 percent since 1990? Back when the Library first moved to its location on Illinois St., there were 14,123 people living in the Library’s district, with only five schools. Today, the Library’s district encompasses 75,337 people, with 30 schools. While the population was ballooning, the Library began to outgrow its building. Today, an expansion is needed in order to meet the needs of its growing district and to keep up with other 21st century libraries.

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    New Drop-In Tech Help: BYOD

    deviceBring Your Own Device (BYOD) - be it smartphone, tablet, eReader, etc. - along with your library card, and Library staff members will help you get set up to download free books, music and magazines. Have other questions? Bring those too!

    Just drop-in on  Friday, July 17, from 10 am - Noon. Check the Events Calendar under Computer Classes for more technology training offerings.

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    Download to the Rhythm: Saturday, July 18 at 10:00 am

    Does your reading life need a soundtrack? It's easy with Freegal! During this drop-in session on Saturday, July 18 at 10:00 am, learn how to stream music and download DRM-free songs that are yours to keep. Have a tablet, iPad, or smartphone? We'll demonstrate how to use the Freegal app on the go, or add songs directly to your home computer. You'll be reading to the rhythm in no time. Plainfield Library card required to use Freegal.

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    Free Audiobooks From Sync are Back

    SYNC gives away 2 FREE audiobook downloads each week from May 7 to August 13 that are yours to keep. Every week over the summer, a current Young Adult title is paired thematically with a Classic or Required Summer Reading title and are delivered through the Overdrive app. Twenty-eight titles will be given away over 14 weeks starting May 7.

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    15025 S. Illinois St., Plainfield, IL