Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

Mapping Your Ancestors

Monday, July 31
7:00 PM
Explore the types of maps which can help you pinpoint your ancestor’s whereabouts across the United States, from plat maps to railroad maps to Google maps. Limited to Plainfield cardholders only. Register.

Sizzling Summer Movie

Tuesday, August 1
1:00 PM
Doors open at 12:30 pm. You are welcome to bring your own snacks. This month’s selection is Collateral BeautyRegisterLearn More

The Organized Family

Wednesday, August 2
7:00 PM
With a plan and commitment, families with busy, active, school-aged kids can get organized. Learn how to handle paperwork and artwork, set up routines and schedules and get kids to do their chores. Register.

Drop In Writing Tutor

Thursday, August 3
6:00 – 8:00 PM
Would you like assistance with anything from a cover letter to a college application essay, or simply need a second set of eyes on something you’ve written? Drop in this afternoon with your questions for Ashlee, the Library Writing Tutor.

Small Business Reference Center

Wednesday, August 9
7:00 PM
The Small Business Reference Center has sample business plans, journal articles, books, industry information, popular resources and business basics that cover topics of interest when starting or developing a business. Register. Learn More

A Novel Idea Evening Book Discussion

Thursday, August 10
7:00 PM
August’s selection is Leave Me by Gayle Forman. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.  Learn More

Job Club

Wednesday, August 16 
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 “Job Club Handbills and Elevator Pitches with speaker Sarah Breithaupt, Youth and Family Services for Lisle Township” Register.  Learn More

A Novel Idea Daytime Book Discussion

Wednesday, August 16
2:00 PM
August’s selection is Leave Me by Gayle Forman. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required. Learn More

Grandma Nellie's Scrapbook

Monday, August 28
7:00 PM
Many people become heirs to a box of unidentified family photos and have no clue what to do with them. Learn to identify these ‘lost’ family members using genealogy sources in conjunction with observational techniques. Limited to Plainfield cardholders. Register.

Friday Movie Matinee

Friday, September 1
1:00 PM
Doors open at 12:30 pm. You are welcome to bring your own snacks. Register. This month’s selection is Hidden Figures. Learn More

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    Attention Geocachers!

    The Plainfield Public Library is participating in the Atlas Multi-Library Geocaching Competition with twenty-three other libraries. From June 5th through August 5th, each library’s cache you find earns you an entry to win $25 Visa gift cards! Stop at the Check-out desk for more information today!

    Attention Everyone Who Doesn’t Know What Geocaching Is:
    Stop in and we’ll explain it to you! You could win a $25 gift card, and its a cheap way to enjoy some beautiful summer days with your family. It’s a win-win. Stop at the Check-out desk for more information today!

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    Summer Reading Photo Contest

    This summer, we’re holding a photo contest – with an alphabet twist!  Be on the lookout for letters in your everyday life that spell out one of our Reading By Design buzzwords: STEAM, Book, Read, Library, Plainfield, and Design.

    What counts as a “letter” you ask? Just about anything – from architectural features to everyday objects.  Be creative!  

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    SYNC Free Audiobooks!

    SYNC is a free summer audiobook program for teens 13+. SYNC is giving away two complete audiobook downloads a week – pairs of high interest titles, based on weekly themes.  Once you download them to the Overdrive app, they are yours to keep. Simply sign-up to get notifications of when the FREE audiobook downloads are available. You can receive alerts by text message, email newsletter, or by visiting www.audiobooksync.com. Titles change every Thursday at 7am ET when the program is running.

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    Zinio Magazines & New App

    The former downloadable magazine service, Zinio, has changed its name to RBdigital and has a new app. The RBdigital app is available for Android, iOS, and Kindle Fire. Starting August 1, a notification within the current Zinio for Libraries app will alert you to the availability of the new RBdigital app and give the option to download. The Zinio for Libraries app will become obsolete by the end of September, so make sure to update to the new app (your login credentials will remain the same) soon.

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