Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Social Stitch: Knitting and Crocheting Time
March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31
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:
Small Business Ownership
Thursday, March 5, 12:00 PM

Learn more about the pros and cons of owning your own business or franchise. Demographic trends,  finding the best business for you and financial options will be covered. Register here.

American Pop Art
Sunday, March 8
2:00 PM

Art historian Jeff Mishur discusses how artists used imagery from popular culture to create an exhilerating new art form. Register here. 

Author Chat with Joelle Charbonneau
Monday, March 2
Author of the popular young adult 'Testing Series' comes to discuss her novels, writing, and creating a New York Times best-selling series. Copies of her books will be available for purchase.

Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, March 2
7:00 PM
March's selection is Bridget Jones: Mad About the Boy by Helen Fielding. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Book Makeover Party

Ages 3 to 6 with a Caregiver
Wednesday, March 4
10:00 to 11:00 AM

Bring your own special book and give it a new look. Hear a story, dance and play on World Book Day! Drop-in event, no registration required.

Professional Writing
Monday, March 16, 6:30 PM
Professional writing tips and techniques ranging from constructing a strong thesis to developing smooth transition sentences. Perfect workshop if you are working on an essay, applying for a grant, or even office-related documents.
Register here.

Green Village Series
Growing a Cook's Garden
Monday, March 9, 
7:00 PM

It's time to think about growing a garden. Learn the basics of soil preparation, planting in pots, plant selection, pest control and how to use your harvest in the kitchen all year long. Register here.

Critics' Choice Movie:
Bringing Down the House, PG-13
Thursday, March 19,
1:00 PM

American icons Steve Martin and Queen Latifah star in this comedy as two very different people who are brought together by connecting first on the internet and then in person. As a lawyer and an ex-con, they help each other reach their dreams with a lot of laughs along the way. Register here.

Professional Writing Help
Monday, March 30, 
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 to schedule your appointment.

Newspaper Necessities
Monday, March 23,
7:00 PM

Newspapers hold an astounding amount of genealogical and local history information other than obituaries. Learn how to find the hidden gems in newspapers plus, discover where you can find free digital copies of original newspapers and online indexes.
Register here.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, March 12
7:00 PM
March's selection is The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion.

Smartphone 101
Wednesday, March 11, 
7:00 PM

It only takes an hour to discover some of the capabilities of your smartphone. Explore the features and built-in apps that can save time and enhance your daily life. Register here.


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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    Author Chat: Joelle Charbonneau

    Fans of “The Testing” trilogy can meet New York Times best-selling author Joelle Charbonneau on Monday, March 2 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.  Adults and teens are welcome to attend.

    Charbonneau will speak about how she started writing, the inspiration behind her best-selling young adult series, and the process of getting published. A question and answer session will follow her presentation. Copies of her book will also be available for purchase at the event.  Register today!

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    Request for Qualification Package for Architects


    The Board of Trustees of the Plainfield Public Library District announces that a request for qualification package for architects will be available from February 19, 2015 for design of the Plainfield Public Library Project.  Complete design services only are sought.  Consultants interested in providing services for other portions of the work will not be considered at this time.

    Interested bidders will be able to pick up request for qualification packages at Plainfield Public Library located at 15025 S. Illinois Street, Plainfield, Illinois 60544 beginning at 9:00 a.m. on February 19, 2015. 

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    How To Fair Survey

    Many of you are curious and like to learn. The Plainfield Public Library District, Plainfield Park District, and the Village of Plainfield are thinking about hosting a new community event. We want to find out what you want, or need, to learn "How-To" do. We would also like  to know if you would be willing to teach or share your skills and knowledge with others in the community. Please help us by taking this short survey! Thanks for your suggestions.  

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    Checking Out eBooks Just Got Easier

    A new enhancement now allows you to check out eBooks and eAudiobooks right from the Library's online catalog. You no longer have to go to a separate site to checkout your digital items from PinDigital (Overdrive), and you will be able to manage your check outs all in one place.

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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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    Plainfield Irish Parade

    Everyone Loves A Parade: Adults, teens with their friends and families with children are all invited! Wear your green, the more outlandish the better, and join the Library for Downtown Plainfield's Irish Parade! We will also have a few trinkets, hats and beads to share and bookmarks to pass out along the parade route. Click More Info for details about time and place.

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