Library Programs & Events

Leaves of Autumnleaves
Tuesday, Sept. 23,
7:00 PM

Capture the fleeting beauty of autumn as you draw different leaf varieties on pieces of watercolor paper. Then, you'll add vibrant colors to your leaves with watercolor pencils. Register here.



Critics' Choice Movie: Larry Crownelarry crowne
Thursday, Sept. 25,
1:00 PM

Down on his luck, Larry lost his job and can't pay his mortgage. Larry finds reasons to start over and rediscover life. Register here.

Ready, Set, Buy A Homehouse sold
Monday, Sept, 29,
7:00 PM

Whether you are a first-time home buyer or downsizing, this workshop guides you through the process for completing a successful real estate transaction. Register here.

Star Wars Reads Day 
Saturday, October 4 
1:00 to 4:00 pm
Star Wars fans of all ages are invited to join us for an afternoon filled with activities, trivia, crafts and fun. There might even be a visit from Darth Vader. Costumes highly encouraged. No registration required.

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, October 6
7:00 PM
October's selection is Doctor Sleep by Stephen King. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, October 9
7:00 PM
October's selection is Glitter and Glue by Kelly Corrigan. 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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15025 S. Illinois St.
Plainfield, IL 60544
Phone: 815-436-6639
Fax: 815-439-2878
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March in the Star Wars Reads Light Saber Brigade

Star Wars enthusiasts of all ages are invited to dress in your favorite Star Wars Costume  (or not) and join the Library as we march down Lockport Street in the 2014 Homecoming Parade on Saturday, October 4.  The first 50 children (ages 3 to 12) to sign up and participate in the parade will receive a glowing light saber. Help us pass out info about Star Wars Reads Day which starts at 1:00 pm on the same day at the Library.   

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Celebrate Literacy Awareness Month

The Library is celebrating Literacy Awareness Month this September. Literacy Awareness Month is a way to showcase the importance of adult education in today’s society. The Library is seeking adult volunteers to assist others in the community who want to learn English or practice their English language skills. The Library’s English Language Learning (ELL) Coordinator Tania Hess works with volunteers to receive training through organizations like Literacy DuPage or Joliet Junior College and she will then help pair the volunteer up with one of the hundreds of adults in the community who want a free tutor.  For more information about the Plainfield Public Library and its literacy programs, visit or contact Tania Hess at or 815-263-8145.

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Freegal Music Downloads!

Patrons with Plainfield Library access cards can download up to 3 songs per week that are yours to keep through Freegal. Some of the recent popular downloads include Happy (Pharrell), All of Me (John Legend), Love Don't Die (The Fray) and You & I (One Direction). For hep using this service, please visit the eBooks & More section of the website. To start browsing the collection, please visit Freegal. You can also receive a monthly email alert of popular music by clicking on subscribe.

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New Movies & TV Series

Click View Latest Issue to see a sampling of some of the new movies and TV series being added this month. You may also sign up to receive this monthly newsletter of the Library's new movies & TV series by clicking on subscribe.

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Try AtoZdatabases to Search for Jobs, Research Businesses and More

The Library has a new resource that will be helpful to job seekers and business researchers called AtoZdatabases. Use this resource to search for jobs (powered by Indeed), research businesses and create mailing lists. The database includes 2.3 million job listings, 30 million business & executive profiles, 1.1 million healthcare professionals, and much more. Ideal for sales leads, mailing lists, market research, employment opportunities, finding friends and relatives, and much more!

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Resume Assistance and Interview Coaching with JobNow

Job seekers: Try our newest resource, JobNow, featuring expert resume assistance, live interview preparation and career coaching.  JobNow Coaches are available: Sunday through Saturday, 2:00 PM to 11:00 PM CST except holidays. Create a free account to keep track of your sessions.  Plainfield Library cardholders may click here for access from home.

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