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.

How to Safely Build Your Social Media Presence Online

Thursday, May 4
7:00 PM
Want to learn more about social media but feeling overwhelmed? Register here. Learn More

Friday Movie Matinee

Friday, May 5
1:00 PM
This month’s movie is La La Land. Doors open at 12:30 PM.  You are welcome to bring snacks. Register here. Learn More

Family Law

Saturday, May 6
10:00 AM
When your family is involved, protecting personal affairs is of the utmost importance. Attorney J. Christopher Johnsen answers your questions about family law and provides the strategies to keep details of your issues private and within the law. Register here.

Vegetable and Herb Gardening

Monday, May 8
7:00 PM
Instructor Kausi Chandran provides environmentally safe ideas for preparing the soil, fertilizing, pest control and maintenance. Register hereLearn More

Spring Book Buzz

Tuesday, May 9
7:00 PM
Want to learn about future bestsellers before they get hot and read books before they are published? Everyone will take home a free book sampler and canvas “Borrow. Read. Repeat” tote bag. Register here. Learn More

Norman Rockwell

Thursday, May 11
11:00 AM 
Norman Rockwell’s artwork has captured the heart of America. Art historian Jeff Mishure showcases images that made Rockwell one of America’s most recognized and popular artists. Register here.

A Novel Idea Book Discussion Group

Thursday, May 11
7:00 PM
April’s selection is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.  Learn More

Hit Movie Monday

Monday, May 15
1:00 PM
Doors open at 12:30 pm. You are welcome to bring your own snacks. Register here. This month’s selection is Mother’s Day. Learn More

Job Club

Wednesday, May 17
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 “Overcoming the 7 Obstacles” Register hereLearn More

Songwriting Workshop

Thursday, May 18
7:00 PM
GRAMMY nominated and gold record winner Dave Rudolf reveals the ins and outs of songwriting and how to publish your music. Register here. Learn More

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    Be a Summer Reading Intern

    Are you going to be in town most of the summer? Need community service hours or just want to help out? Then stop by the Library and pick up a Summer Reading Intern application form. Open to teens going into grades 7 to 12.

    Forms are due by 5:00 pm on Saturday, April 29.

    Applicant interviews will begin Wednesday, May 10.  For more information, please contact the Youth Services department by email at or by phone at 815-439-2877.

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    Money $mart Week

    Money $mart Week raises awareness about how people can manage their personal finances better. One week each year organizations, including the Plainfield Public Library, present programs, seminars and activities for everyone in the family about financial literacy. Whether you are new to budgeting, planning to buy or sell a home, need to teach your kids about money, or you are planning your retirement, Money $mart Week has something of interest for you.

    Money $mart Week runs from April 22-29, 2017.  Check our events calendar for more information and to register for our upcoming Money $mart Week programs.  You can also find more resources at the Money $mart Week website.

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    2016 Year in Review

    2016 was a busy year here at the Library! Curious as to what the most circulated book was? Or how many people attend our programming? Check out our year in review here.

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