Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

LQBTQ Parents Night
Monday, August 1, 7:00 PM

Finding out that your child is gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender or questioning can foster new emotions, experiences and challenges. Licensed school counselor Jeff Wood leads this conversation with parents. Reserve your seat.

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, August 1
7:00 PM
August's selection is The Book of Lost Things by John Connolly. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.

Sizzling Summer Movie: Hot Pursuit
Friday, August 5, 1:00 PM

Time for a comedy starring Reese Witherspoon and Sofia Vergara. A police officer is assigned to protect the widow of a drug dealer. The ladies go on the road to escape the bad guys. PG-13. Doors open at 12:30 pm. Save your seat.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, August 11
7:00 PM
August's selection is The Dinner by Herman Koch. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.

Cool Coloring
Saturday, August 13, 10:00 AM

Relax and let your creative mind flow while coloring. Materials provided, but you may bring your own supplies. Drop in anytime until 11:30 AM, no registration. Adults and teens welcome.

Cover to Cover Book Club
Wednesday, August 17
1:00 PM

August's selection is The Art of Hearing Heartbeats by Jan-Philipp Sendker. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.

Mapping Your Migrating Ancestors
Monday, August 29, 7:00 PM

Explore maps and records which can help pinpoint your ancestor's whereabouts across the United States. Registration required and limited to Plainfield cardholders only.

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    Read for the Win! All Ages Summer Reading Program

    Hop, skip and jump over to the Library this summer to Read for the Win! Adults, teens and kids are encouraged to register for the summer reading program which runs June 6 to August 6. Discover new books as you race to the reading finish line for all of the prizes and glory! Prizes have been partially funded with a donation by the Friends of the Plainfield Library and is restricted to Plainfield Library cardholders. 

    To register or log your reading online, click on the logo to the right and it will bring you to the Summer Reading Program page. 


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    Summer Reading Program Finish Line!

    Saturday, August 6, 1:00 PM to 4:00 PM

    Celebrate your reading success with an outdoor concert by popular local singers, Ac•Rock, Bring your blanket and/or stadium seat (adult prize with a completed reading program) and sit out in the sunshine. Cool off with a shaved ice treat from the Kona Ice Truck. ONE free kiddie cup per child when they present their certificate of completion for the Summer Reading Program. Treats range from $3 to $6 each. In the event of a rainy day, the concert will take place in the Large Meeting Room.

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    Kona Ice at the Library Every Monday

    June 20 to August 1

    What's better than an ice cold, tasty treat in the middle of the summer? How about a FREE one? 

    The Kona Ice truck will be at the Library every Monday from 10 a.m. to Noon for the duration of the Summer Reading program. Children through Grade 5 will be awarded a FREE kiddie cup by presenting their certificate from the program. Kona will be selling treats, ranging from $3 to $6. Twenty percent of proceeds are generously donated back to the Library for future events. 

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    Book Sale Sneak Peek & Silent Auction

    Tickets on sale now!  The Friends of the Plainfield Public Library are excited to kick-off this year’s Annual Book Sale with their inaugural Sneak Peek & Silent Auction held Wednesday, August 24th from 6:00 PM – 8:30 PM at the library. This premier event will allow ticket holders the first opportunity to shop the sales’ large selection of books, movies and CDs, prior to the general public. Participants will also have the chance to partake in a silent auction which will include a number of unique and collectible items while enjoying light refreshments. 

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    Election Resources

    The Library can be a reliable resource, during this election season, in helping you sort out the issues and making your own informed decisions.  We have compiled a list of websites offering information on each candidate, topic and election happening both within our community as well as on the national stage. 

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