Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Social Stitch: Knitting and Crocheting Time
Every Tuesday
1:00 PM

Every Tuesday, bring your current project or get ideas from others who share the love of knitting or crocheting. No registration is needed, just drop-in between 1:00-2:30 pm. Beginners are welcome.

Ballet 5:8 Storytime and Workshop

Tuesday, October 25

10 AM to 11 AM

A ballerina from Ballet 5:8 will read a story from a classical ballet, perform and then teach a short ballet class to your aspiring ballerinas! Children, ages 3 to 5, should wear loose fitting clothing and socks to provide freedom of movement. Please register here.

Victorian Mourning Customs
Thursday, October 27, 11:00 AM

Take a glimpse into the customs and rituals of death in Victorian England and North America, which created an assortment of keepsakes, mementos and paperwork. Discover how to research this cult of mourning with the help of modern tools and new resources. Register here.

Amy Logan Author Visit

Saturday, October 29

11:00 AM to 11:30 AM

Ever wonder if you could be a superhero? Amy Logan, author of "A Girl with a Cape", shares her book that teaches children how kind words and actions can change their world. A book signing will follow the reading. Books will be available for purchase at the event. No registration required. Recommended for ages 3 to 9.


Presidential Campaigns: The Great American Pastime
Tuesday, November 1, 7:00 PM

If you think political campaigns are down and dirty now, you won't believe the mudslinging and muckraking of past presidential candidates. This program has some fun with the nonsense that goes on during presidential elections. Register here. 

Preschool Information Fair-
Save the Date!

Saturday, November 5,
10:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Are you searching for a preschool that is the “right fit” for your child? Drop in to meet representatives from area preschools.


Not Your Mama's
Book Club

Monday, November 7
7:00 PM
November's selection is The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.

A Novel Idea
Book Discussion Group
Thursday, November 10
7:00 PM
November's selection is Don't You Cry by Mary Kubica. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.

Capital Dames
Thursday, November 10,
11:00 AM

A historical portrayal brings to life a dramatic portrayal of the women from Cokie Roberts' best seller, Capital Dames: The Civil War and the Women of Washington, 1848-1868. You'll be captivated by women like Dorthea Dix, Mary Todd Lincoln and Sojourner Truth. Register here.

Cover to Cover Book Club
Wednesday, November 16
1:00 PM

November's selection is The Readers of Broken Wheel Recommend by Katarina Bivald. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.

Critics' Choice Movie: Miracles from Heaven
Thursday, November 17,
1:00 PM

Based on a true story, a mother believes a miracle has relieved her daughter from an incurable illness. Starring Jennifer Garner, rated PG. Register here.

How to Cut the Cable Cord
Thursday, November 17,
7:00 PM

Cable vs. streaming, what's the difference? And how does it work? With choices like Netflix, Roku, Hulu, and Amazon becoming more popular, it can be hard to keep track. We'll provide an overview and comparison of these services. Register here.

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    What's New at Your Library

    How-To Fair: Saturday, November 12

    how to fairIn one one interactive, fun, and informative day, you can engage in over 30 free and different “how-to workshops!” Taught by local experts and business owners, learning opportunities range from home repair to fitness; from knitting to cooking; and from creating your own greeting cards to making the most of your mobile phone apps. Check out this year's exciting lineup of classes and register online! Classes will take place at three locations in downtown Plainfield: Plainfield Library, Village Hall and Plainfield Township Community Center on Des Plaines Street.

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    Library Closed for Staff In-Service Day: Friday, November 4

    The Library will be closed on Friday, November 4 for annual all-staff training so that we can better serve the community. The Library will resume normal Saturday hours on Saturday, November 5, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. We appreciate your understanding and apologize for any inconvenience this may cause. 

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    National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)

    Write a Novel in 30 Days this Novembernanowrimo

    Aspiring novelists can take part in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo) at the Library this November. This Library will host two writing game sessions (with prizes) and ten independent quiet writing sessions. 

    NaNoWriMo, which begins Nov. 1, is a global event where participants set a goal to write a minimum of 50,000 words by the end of the month, making a commitment to finish the first draft of a novel. To participate, writers must register at Writers do not have to be a NaNoWriMo participant to be a part of any of the Library’s NaNoWriMo events this November. Find a schedule of events and more details after the jump.

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    SELF-e for Self Publishing

    SELF-eWelcome, Writers! Your Library has made the SELF-e submission platform available for our local writing community. By submitting your book here, you can share your ebook(s) with patrons of your Library and libraries throughout our state. This free service is available to all indie authors, no matter which self-publishing service(s) they use. All that is required is an engaging story and your ebook file. Sound intriguing? Details and a link to FAQs after the jump.

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    Election Resources

    election resultsThe 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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