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.

Tech Tuesdays

Every Tuesday, 6:00 PM

Drop-in from 6:00 – 8:00 PM for help and tips for all of your technology questions from smartphones and eReaders to social media and Microsoft Office, library resources and more!  Use the lab computers or bring your own device. No registration required.

Unlocking the Secrets of Your Family Tree

Monday, January 23
7:00 PM
Genealogist Tina Beaird will be teaching part one in a series of courses on tracing your family tree. Requires a Plainfield Library card. Register here. Learn More

Critic's Choice Movie

Thursday, January 26
1:00 PM
Doors open at 12:30 pm. You are welcome to bring snacks to enjoy during the movie. This month’s movie is Me Before You. Register here. Learn More

Rockin' Your World with Laura Doherty

All Ages

Saturday, January 28

11:00 to 11:45 AM

This upbeat, interactive concert will have kids dancing and clapping along to Laura’s latest tunes.

Registration begins January 14. Register here.

Novel Writing Workshop

Monday, January 30
7:00 PM
Now that you’ve written your novel, what’s next? Rewriting it, of course. In this interactive workshop, learn some practical tips for self-editing and revising that you can apply to your work. Register here. Learn More

Not Your Mama's Book Club

Monday, February 6
6:30 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

A Novel Idea Book Discussion Group

Thursday, February 9
7:00 PM
February’s selection is Being Mortal by Atul Gawande. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.  Learn More

Job Club

Wednesday, February 15
12:00 NOON
The Library’s Job Club allows you to network, share and learn from guest speakers in a friendly and helpful atmosphere. This month’s topic is “Strategic Interviewing.” Register hereLearn More

Screenwriting Basics

Thursday, February 16
7:00 PM

Can you imagine if J.K. Rowling’s books never made it to the big screen? Reach your full screenwriting potential with advice from author and screenwriter John Madormo. Register here. Learn More

Geralyn Hesslau Magrady Book Signing

Thursday, March 2
7:00 PM
Meet the Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author winner Geralyn Hesslau Magrady, whose first novel of historical fiction, Lines, takes place in 1871 Chicago. Magrady will be here for a talk, Q&A and signing. Register here. Learn More

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    What’s New at Your Library

    Library Board Votes to Place Question on April 4 Ballot

    The Library Board of Trustees voted on January 10 to ask voters to approve a $25M referendum that will be on the April 4 consolidated election ballot. This is a revised plan from the March 2016 referenda that did not pass. The new ballot question asks voters to approve a limiting rate increase that will fund a renovation of the current building, an addition, equipment and furnishings and it will provide funds to operate the expanded facility. Read the press release and also visit the Library’s Future page of the website for more details. 

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    Tax Time

    Looking for information on where to find tax forms this year?  We can connect you with the resources to help!

    The Library is only receiving a small number of print forms and instructions due to changes with the government distribution system.  Please call the Reference Desk at (815) 327-2515 to check the status of our supply before coming to the Library for forms.

    All Federal and State tax forms are available online.

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    The Great Read Art Contest

    The Great Read is celebrating 20 years of Harry Potter magic and invites you to submit a piece of original art inspired by the Harry Potter books. Bring your artwork at the Library by February 15. The Plainfield Library winners in each age category will receive a $20 gift card and move on to the regional competition for a chance to win a $50 gift card.

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    17 Things To Do In 2017

    New year, new resolutions!  And what better time is there to take on a new challenge?  Whether you want to try something new, learn a new skill, or get to know a new technology, the library is here to help.   We’ve put together 17 ready made resolutions to kick off your new year.

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    Holiday Lights Recycling

    The Library is partnering for the fifth year in a row, with Elgin Recycling, to offer holiday lights recycling! While taking down your holiday decorations, you are bound to come across lights that no longer work; now you can be green and recycle them, earning funds for the Library to offer other green programs and events. Collection continues through February, 28, 2017.

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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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    Make a Difference Volunteer Fair

    Saturday, March 4 from 10 am to Noon stop by the Library to connect with representatives from over 20 local organizations. Find out how you can make a difference in your community!

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