Plainfield Public Library District
Programs & Events

A Novel Idea Evening Book Discussion

Thursday, June 8
7:00 PM
June’s selection is Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.  Learn More

Lake Michigan Lighthouses

Tuesday, June 13
1:00 PM
During the 1800’s, more than fifty lighthouses were built to guide ships through Lake Michigan’s treacherous waters. Through photographs and legendary stories, learn the history of these fascinating and romantic navigation aids. Register.

Drop In Writing Tutor

Thursday, June 15
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.

Job Club

Wednesday, June 21 
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 “Networking for Introverts, Extroverts & In-Between-Verts.” Register.  Learn More

Drop In Writing Tutor

Wednesday, June 21
1:30 – 3:30 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.

A Novel Idea Daytime Book Discussion

Wednesday, June 21
2:00 PM
June’s selection is Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.  Learn More

American Country Music

Thursday, June 22
11:00 AM
Musician Steve Justman brings country music to life with songs and stories about the stars of the late 1920’s to modern day favorite country performers. Register.

Courthouse Finds

Monday, June 26
7:00 PM
Tips and tricks for identifying and securing court documents to build your family tree will be discussed. Limited to Plainfield cardholders. Register. Learn More

An Evening With Author 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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    Summer Reading Kick-Off, June 5 to 7

    Have we got designs on your summer! Get inspired by the creativity of artists, architects, authors and everyone who makes our world a vibrant and beautiful place. Stop in to register and stay for a treat!

    Kona Shaved Ice Truck – Each day, 10:00 am to Noon

    Grumpy Gaucho Empanada Truck – Wednesday, June 7, 11:00 am to 1:00 pm

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    Potbelly Fundraiser June 7, 5:00 to 8:00 pm

    Take a break from cooking and enjoy a delicious toasty sandwich, hearty soup or a fresh salad and help raise funds for a good cause.

    Stop by the Plainfield Potbelly Sandwich Shop, 12750 S. Route 59 on June 7 from 5 to 8 pm and 25% of your sale will go to the Plainfield Public Library!

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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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    Attention Local Writers & Authors

    Indie Author Day will be on October 14 and is a national event where libraries all over the country host programs to support their local writing community. The Plainfield Public Library District is planning a series of sessions on Indie Author Day. If you are a writer and are interested in participating, please fill out this form and the Library will be in touch.

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    Daytime Book Discussion Starts June 21

    The popular evening A Novel Idea Book Discussion group will also offer a daytime option starting on Wednesday, June 21 at 2:00 PM. June’s selection is Rise of the Rocket Girls by Nathalia Holt, which traces the pivotal achievements of the elite female science recruits at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, where in the mid-twentieth century they transformed rocket design and enabled the creation of the first American satellites. Copies of the book for discussion are available now at the Reference Desk.

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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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