Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

An Evening With Nathalia Holt

Wednesday, June 28
7:00 PM
Meet Nathalia Holt, New York Times bestselling author of Rise of the Rocket Girls. All attendees will receive a copy of the book to be signed by Holt. Register.
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A Novel Idea Evening Book Discussion

Thursday, July 13
7:00 PM
July’s selection is The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.  Learn More

Hamilton's Women

Thursday, July 13
11:00 AM
In this living-history program, meet the real women in Alexander Hamilton’s life: his wife, Elizabeth Hamilton; her sisters, charming, witty Angelica Schuyler Church and high-spirited Peggy Schuyler van Rensselaer. Register. Learn More

Sizzling Summer Movie

Monday, July 17
1:00 PM
Doors open at 12:30 pm. You are welcome to bring your own snacks. Register. This month’s selection is Arrival. Learn More

An Evening With Mary Kubica

Monday, July 17
7:00 PM
Welcome back Plainfield resident and bestselling author of The Good Girl, Mary Kubica, who is back with another exhilarating thriller as a widow’s pursuit of the truth leads her to the darkest corners of the psyche in Every Last Lie. Register. Learn More

Job Club

Wednesday, July 19 
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 “Expect the Unexpected—Interview Questions You Know You’ll be Asked.” Register.  Learn More

A Novel Idea Daytime Book Discussion

Wednesday, July 19
2:00 PM
July’s selection is The Marriage of Opposites by Alice Hoffman. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.  Learn More

Transitional Living

Thursday, July 20
11:00 AM
Learn how to age better by keeping your body strong with overall healthy living. Discussion includes food choices, exercise and games to stimulate the mind. Register.

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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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    Library Board Announces New Director

    The Library Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the appointment of Library Director to Lisa Pappas, who has been acting interim director for the past year. Ms. Pappas has worked at the Plainfield Library since 2002 first in the capacity of Head of Adult Services and then as Assistant Director.

    “I am excited for the opportunity to formally lead the library I have been a part of for the last 15 years,” said Pappas. “The previous director and I worked hard to keep up with the tremendous growth of this district as well as keeping up with the whirlwind changes in technology and library services.”
    Pappas begins July 1, 2017 as permanent Library Director. 

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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 Titles change every Thursday at 7am ET when the program is running.

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