Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Social Stitch: Knitting and Crocheting Time

Every Tuesday, 1:00 PM

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.

A Novel Idea Book Discussion Group

kk20161121-novelThursday, December 8
7:00 PM
December’s selection is At the Water’s Edge by Sara Gruen. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.  Learn More

Ron and Sandie Holiday Show

Thursday, December 8,holiday-show-ron-and-sandie
11:00 AM

Get in the spirit of the season with singing and dancing duo Ron and Sandie as they celebrate the holidays in style with stories and song. Register here.

Digital Photo Organizing and Storage

cell-phoneThursday, December 15,
7:00 PM

A look at apps and programs you can use from your Apple or Android device, or home computer that can help keep your photos organized and easy to find. Register here.

Cover to Cover Book Club

Wednesday, December 21
1:00 PM
December’s selection is The Bridge Ladies by Betsy Lerner. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.  Learn More

Not Your Mama's Book Club

Monday, February 6
7:00 PM
February’s selection is Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J.K. Rowling. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.  Learn More

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    Take our 30-second survey on the Library's Future

    The Library Board of Trustees has created a plan for the future based on community feedback after the March 2016 failed referendum. Pleafeedbackse take a few moments to read about the revised plan and then take our 30-second survey. Before the Board decides in January whether or not to put forth a question on the April 4, 2017 ballot, they would like your feedback.  Read about the Library’s future plans first, then take the survey by clicking on the picture. Thank you! **Survey closes at 5:00 pm Wednesday, December 14th.

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    Toys For Tots

    The Library is accepting donations for Toys for Tots.  New, unwrapped toys can be dropped off through mid-December.
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    Lego Collection for Team Nicholas

    Building Spirits One Lego at a Time! Help Team Nicholas build up the spirits of the children at Comer Children’s Hospital this holiday season by donating NEW Lego or Lego type building sets.  Look for the donation box on the lower level of the Library near the Youth Services desk. Donations will be accepted through December 16.

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    Comfort Fur Kids Stuffed Animal Donation

    Help make a sick child’s day a little brighter. stuffed-animalsThe Library will be accepting donations of NEW stuffed animals through December 16. Caley Trepac and Comfort Fur Kids will be donating the stuffed animals to Rush University Medical Center. Look for the donation box on the main level near the elevator.

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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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    Holiday Hours

    Merry Christmas and Happy New YearChristmas

    The library will be closed Saturday, December 24 through Monday, December 26 for the Christmas Holiday.
    We will reopen at 9:00 am on Tuesday, December 27.

    New Year’s

    The library will be closed Saturday, December 31 through Monday, January 2 for New Year’s.
    We will reopen at 9:00 am on Tuesday, January 3.

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    Short Story Contest for Grades 3-5

    kk20161125shortstorycontestYour Library is pleased to announce the annual Short Story Contest for Grades 3-5, which begins December 1. A first, second and third place winner will be chosen from three divisions: Third Grade, Fourth Grade, and Fifth Grade. Winners will be chosen by author Julia Durango. Stories will be judged on creativity and writing skill. Submit your entry via e-mail to jnelson@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org by 11:59 PM on January 9, 2017. 

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