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Select a calendar below or click here to view all upcoming programs and 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. The first 40 families will receive The Gardener’s Idea Book. A representative from The Village of Plainfield will also be on hand to answer questions and take orders for rain barrels. The Green Village Series is in partnership with the Village of Plainfield.

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. The story of Ray Kroc, a salesman who turned two brothers' innovative fast food eatery, McDonald's, into one of the biggest restaurant businesses in the world with a combination of ambition, persistence, and ruthlessness. Stars Michael Keaton and Nick Offerman.

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. The stories of ten wealthy victims of a plane crash intertwine with those of a down-on-his-luck painter and a four-year-old boy, the tragedy's only survivors, as odd coincidences surrounding the crash point to a possible conspiracy.

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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. A working-class African-American father tries to raise his family in the 1950s, while coming to terms with the events of his life. Stars Denzel Washington and Viola Davis.

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 herePresented by Joy Maguire-Dooley, Job Search Specialist. Looking at New year's Resolutions in the rear-view mirror? Spring is a great time to revitalize those good intentions or plant some new ideas to energize your job search! Join for some practical suggestions to get back on track and watch your job search pop! Bring your lunch.

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. Inspired by real events, The Final Service offers a riveting story about human nature, emotional abandonment, and how unfulfilled dreams left a middle-aged woman on the brink of personal destruction until one event forever altered the core of her belief system and her life.

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 here A Money $mart Week program.

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. A College Illinois! 529 Prepaid Tuition Plan allows Illinois families to prepay for future tuition at today’s current contract price. A Money $mart Week program.


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.

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