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.

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.

Mannheim Steamroller

Tom Sharpe in Concert
Friday, March 31

11:00 AM
Tom Sharpe, percussionist from Mannheim Steamroller and acclaimed songwriter and musician, performs original hits and classics. Space is limited. Register here.

Designing Your Home Landscaping/Rain Barrel Event

Tuesday, April 4
7:00 PM
Landscape designer Kathleen Obirek gives ideas on how to refresh your home’s curb appeal along with ideas for backyard up-dos. Register here.  Learn More

Friday Movie Matinee

Friday, April 7
1:00 PM
This month’s movie is The Founder. Doors open at 12:30 PM.  You are welcome to bring snacks. Register here.  Learn More

Enhancing Your Memory

Thursday, April 13
11:00 AM
Review tips, memory aids, the latest research about memory loss and learn about interventions which are showing results. Register here.

A Novel Idea Book Discussion Group

Thursday, April 13
7:00 PM
April’s selection is Before the Fall by Noah Hawley. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required.  Learn More

Hit Movie Monday

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

Job Club

Wednesday, April 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 “Spring Into Action.” Register hereLearn More

Meet Author Gary Moore

Thursday, April 20
7:00 PM
Join award-winning author Gary Moore as he discusses his latest release, The Final Service, which is being made into a major motion picture. Register here. Learn More

Healthcare Planning in Retirement

Wednesday, April 26
7:00 PM
Bentron Financial Retirement planning expert Greg Kurinec provides an overview of Medicare plans, long-term insurance and strategies used to protect yourself from the high cost of long-term care. Register hereLearn More

Saving For College

Wednesday, April 26
7:00 PM
Take advantage of open enrollment and start saving for your child’s future college needs. Register here. Learn More

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    What’s New at Your Library

    Get the FAQs on the April 4 Library Referendum

    The Library Board of Trustees voted to place a  referendum on the April 4 consolidated election ballot for an expanded building and expanded services. 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, including floor plans and architectural renderings. 

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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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    Meet Board Trustee Jason Puetz

    Jason feels the library is important to the community because it provides a warm, public space for people to meet up and study, tutor or just hang out. His favorite way to use the library is the interlibrary loan system. Sometimes the only way he can get the items he wants is through the older collections of academic libraries, or in one case, from a library named after the author, which had the only copy of his book in the whole American library system! Check out the Board of Trustees Page to learn more about Jason!

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    Exercise Your Right to Vote

    The Illinois Consolidated election will take place on Tuesday, April 4. Early voting is now available at the Will County Clerks office or starting March 20 at Plainfield Village Hall. For more information on early voting or to find your polling place visit the Will County Clerks website.

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    National Library Week

    National Library Week 2017 begins on April 9th.  This year’s theme is “Libraries Transform” and showcases the transformative nature of today’s libraries and the critical role they play in the digital age.

    We’ll be offering several learning sessions throughout the week to talk about the Library resources and services we offer and how they can help change your life!

    • Monday, April 10, 1:00 pm
    • Tuesday, April 11, 7:00 pm
    • Wednesday, April 12, 3:00 pm
    • Friday, April 14, 10:00 am
    • Saturday, April 15, 10:00 am

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