Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Social Stitch: Knitting and Crocheting Time
Every Tuesday from now until May 26
1:00 PM

Every Tuesday in March, 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:
Get Your Message Out There with The Enterprise Newspaper
Thursday, April 2, 12:00 PM

Find out how to promote your business, organization or group in the newspaper. The Enterprise staff explains how to enhance your marketing plan to reach the community and potential customers. Register here.

Friday Movie Matinee:
St. Vincent
Friday, April 3, 1:00 PM

Plainfield's own Melissa McCarthy and Bill Murray shine in this comedy about a young boy whose parents have just divorced and he finds an unlikely friend and mentor in the war veteran who lives next door. PG-13. Register here.

Poetry Writing
Tuesday, April 28, 6:30 PM

Celebrate National Poetry Month by feeding your inner poet in this session designed for both beginners just starting to put words on a page, to veterans looking for feedback. Share your poems, discover new starting points, and discuss everything from similes to symbolism. Register here.

Journey through White Sox History
Wednesday, April 8, 7:00 PM

Kick off the baseball season and reminse about memorable games and players with White Sox team historian and author, Rich Lindberg. One lucky fan will receive a White Sox gift Basket. Register here.

Geode Hide-and-Seek with the Okee Dokee Brothers
Wednesday, April 1
10:00 to 11:30 AM
All Ages
Hunt for chocolate geodes; then, dance along the Appalachian Trail under the big screen with the Grammy-Award-winning Okee Dokee Brothers in their new musical movie. Register here. Note: Chocolates made in a facility that uses nuts.

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, April 6
7:00 PM
April's selection is Sex, Drugs, and Cocoa Puffs by Chuck Klosterman. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, April 9
7:00 PM
April's selection is The Rosie Project by Graeme Simsion. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Professional Writing Help
Monday, April 20
Monday, May 18
6:30 to 8:30 PM

Schedule one-on-one time with writing tutor, Elizabeth Geib. She can help you with any professional, technical or creative writing challenge. Contact Elizabeth directly at geibelizabeth@gmail.com to schedule your appointment.

Keep Calm and Read On
Spring Edition
Wednesday, April 29, 7:00 PM
or Thursday, April 30, 7:00 PM
The Library is hosting a Random House representative who will buzz about forthcoming books and give readers the inside scoop on upcoming titles. Every attendee will take home a free book, book catalog and a "Keep Calm and Read On" tote bag. Please register for one session only using the links here: Wednesday, April 29, 7:00 PM or Thursday, April 30, 7:00 PM.

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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    Open Houses during National Library Week

    Unlimited Possibilities @your library

    During National Library Week in April, the Library is hosting open houses. During these informal, drop-in sessions, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about the wide range of 21st century services offered at libraries locally, nationally and around the world. You’ll be invited to tell us which services resonate with you and to add your own suggestions for the future of your library.

    Please join us for just a few moments of your time at one of the four open houses in the Library’s Small Meeting Room to help us plan for your 21st Century Library.

    Tuesday, April 14, 6 to 8 pm
    Wednesday, April 15, 1 to 3 pm
    Thursday, April 16, 10 am to 12 pm
    Saturday, April 18, 10 am to 12 pm

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    Pop Culture Art Contest

    Deadline: Monday, April 13

    Create an original piece of art focusing on your interpretation of pop culture. Prizes will be awarded in different age groups from Pre-K to Adult. For artwork specifications and more information about the contest, please visit www.greatread.org.

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    Food for Fines

    April 12-19
    This is your opportunity to assist those in need in your community in exchange for Library fines. From April 12-19, exchange up to $1.00 in fines (does not apply for fees on lost or damaged items) for each non-perishable item brought in. Your donations benefit Creekside Cares, a parent/teacher organization that fills backpacks with much-needed items for local families. Please note that open or expired packages cannot be accepted.

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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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    Tax Time

    Need tax forms, help or simply some information? Although the Library no longer receives paper IRS or State of Illinois tax forms or publications, we can connect you with resources to help.

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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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