Library Programs & Events
Technology Training ESL Clubs Kids’ Programs Teen Programs
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.
How to Safely Build Your Social Media Presence Online
Thursday, May 4
Want to learn more about social media but feeling overwhelmed? Register here. Creating and building a social media presence while balancing privacy and security settings can seem tricky. Learn tips and tricks to help you safely build your social media presence on multiple platforms.
Friday Movie Matinee
Friday, May 5
This month's movie is La La Land. Doors open at 12:30 PM. You are welcome to bring snacks. Register here. A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles. Stars Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone.
Saturday, May 6
When your family is involved, protecting personal affairs is of the utmost importance. Attorney J. Christopher Johnsen answers your questions about family law and provides the strategies to keep details of your issues private and within the law. Register here.
Vegetable and Herb Gardening
Monday, May 8
Instructor Kausi Chandran provides environmentally safe ideas for preparing the soil, fertilizing, pest control and maintenance. Register here. You'll learn how to produce a healthy and vigorous vegetable and herb garden. The Green Village Series is in partnership with the Village of Plainfield.
Spring Book Buzz
Tuesday, May 9
Want to learn about future bestsellers before they get hot and read books before they are published? Everyone will take home a free book sampler and canvas "Borrow. Read. Repeat" tote bag. Register here. A Random House representative will be here to buzz about forthcoming titles and give readers the inside scoop.
Thursday, May 11
Norman Rockwell’s artwork has captured the heart of America. Art historian Jeff Mishure showcases images that made Rockwell one of America’s most recognized and popular artists. Register here.
A Novel Idea Book Discussion Group
Thursday, May 11
April's selection is Homegoing by Yaa Gyasi. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk and join us for the discussion. No registration required. Two half-sisters, unknown to each other, are born into different villages in 18th-century Ghana and experience profoundly different lives and legacies throughout subsequent generations marked by wealth, slavery, war, coal mining, the Great Migration and the realities of 20th-century Harlem.
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Hit Movie Monday
Monday, May 15
Doors open at 12:30 pm. You are welcome to bring your own snacks. Register here. This month's selection is Mother's Day. Three generations come together in the week leading up to Mother's Day. Stars Jennifer Aniston, Kate Hudson and Julia Roberts.
Wednesday, May 17
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 "Overcoming the 7 Obstacles" Register here. Learn how you can change your approach and be more effective. You can also apply these principles in your daily life. Bring your lunch.
Thursday, May 18
GRAMMY nominated and gold record winner Dave Rudolf reveals the ins and outs of songwriting and how to publish your music. Register here. This workshop provides the latest information on computer programs, websites and printed materials that will open the doors to your music career.
Why do I have to register?
Not all libraries take registration for programs, so why do we require registration for most of ours here in Plainfield? The short answer is to prevent disappointment and to serve the greatest number of people.
Drop-in programs are great in communities where programs do not always fill. However, in a fast-growing town like Plainfield where attendance at children’s programs alone was nearly 32,000 last year, chances are high that if we did not take registration, many people would come to the Library hoping to attend a program only to find it full. We don’t want you to have that experience.
Online registration also allows us to maintain a waiting list, so that whenever there is a cancellation, we can immediately fill that spot.
We want to make your experience here at the Plainfield Public Library a positive one.
Registration is one tool we use to help do that – it allows you to know you’ll get in to the program you’ve signed up for, and it keeps the programs full, so we can serve the most Plainfield.
Photographing Program Participants
The Library reserves the right to photograph program participants. Photos are for library use and may be used in library publicity materials. Patrons who do not wish to be photographed should notify library staff.
Request a Sign Language Intrepreter
The Library will provide a sign language interpreter for programs and events, whenever possible. 7 business days notice is required in order for the Library to hire a qualified interpreter. Click here to Request a Sign Language Interpreter.