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.

Coffee with a Counselor: Setting Healthy Boundaries for Your Children

Tuesday, February 21
10:00 AM
Meet with Nikki Knepper, local clinical therapist and author of the book, Moms Who Drink and Swear: True Tales of Loving My Kids While Losing My Mind. Please register each adult and child attending. Learn More

PowerPoint Presentations

Thursday, February 23
7:00 PM
Learn how to create professional and attention catching slide shows for all of your presentations using Microsoft PowerPoint. Register here.

Cyber Sleuthing Your Family Tree

Monday, February 27
7:00 PM
Learn what’s new in the online genealogy community and find tips for searching subscription databases and free genealogy websites. Requires a Plainfield Library card. Register here.

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

Friday Movie Matinee

Friday, March 3
1:00 PM
This month’s movie is The Light Between Oceans. Doors open at 12:30 PM.  You are welcome to bring snacks.  Register here. 
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A Novel Idea Book Discussion Group

Thursday, March 9
7:00 PM
March’s selection is Neverhome by Laird Hunt. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.  Learn More

Spring Birds of Lake Renwick

Monday, March 13
7:00 PM
Learn about the dazzling spectacle of herons, egrets, and cormorants nesting at Lake Renwick Heron Rookery. Register here. Learn More

Job Club

Wednesday, March 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 “Library’s Resources.” Register hereLearn More

Hit Movie Monday

Monday, March 20
1:00 PM
Doors open at 12:30 pm. You are welcome to bring your own snacks. Register here. This month’s selection is Inferno. Learn More

Newspaper Necessities

Monday, March 20
7:00 PM
Newspapers hold an astounding amount of genealogical and local data. Find the hidden gems where digital copies and online indexes live. Limited to Plainfield cardholders. Presented by Reference Librarian Tina Beaird. Register here.

Cleopatra: The Last Pharaoh of Egypt

Wednesday, March 22
11:00 AM
She was the most famous female ruler in history. In a historical portrayal, Cleopatra shares her astounding story of life as a member of the Ptolemaic dynasty and her relationships with Julius Caesar and Mark Anthony. Register here.

Small Business Reference Center

Wednesday, March 29
7:00 PM
If you are looking for information about small business industries or starting up your own business, the Small Business Reference Center is available on the library website. Join us as we take a brief look at how you can utilize this library resource. Register here.

Writing Prompt Games

Thursday, March 30
7:00 PM
Participate in fun writing games to get your creative juices flowing. Take away ideas for your next writing project, especially if you are taking part in Camp NaNoWriMo this April. Register here.

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    What’s New at Your Library

    The Library will be Closed for President's Day

    The Library will be closed on Monday, February 20 in observance of President’s Day. Materials can be returned at any time as the outside Book Return is open 365 days/year.  The Library will re-open on Tuesday, February 21 at 9:00 am.

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    Get the FAQs on the April 4 Library Referendum

    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. 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. Visit the Library’s Future page for full details. 

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    Meet Board Trustee Sharon Kinley

    Sharon is a retired elementary school teacher, she worked in the Plainfield School District for nearly 30 years. Sharon’s favorite book is The Three Little Pigs. She has a collection of three little pigs’ books and the different takes on them. Her super favorite is The Fourth Little Pig… she is the sister and finally gets her brothers on the right track. Read more about Sharon on the Board of Trustee page.

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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 - February 2 to 28

    This year’s community read focuses on everything Harry Potter in honor of the 20th anniversary of the publication of the first book in the series.

    • By attending any Great Read program, or by reading a Potter-related book, you can enter a free drawing to win a $25 Barnes & Noble gift card.
    • Create an original piece of art inspired by Harry Potter for a chance to win up to a $50 Barnes & Noble gift card. Submissions due by Wednesday, February 15.
    • Attend The Grand Finale, a Hogwarts Magic & Art Show on Tuesday, February 28, 5:30 pm at the Fountaindale Public Library District, 300 W Briarcliff Rd, Bolingbrook.

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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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    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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