Plainfield Public Library District

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Select a calendar below or click here to view all upcoming programs and events.

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. Forced to marry a widower with three children, Rachel seizes the opportunity to begin a scandalous affair, after his death, with his nephew.

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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. Actress and scholar Leslie Goddard, portrays all of these exceptional women. Funded by a generous gift from the Plainfield Library Foundation.

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. When mysterious spacecraft touch down around the world, a team, including linguist Louise Banks, is brought together to investigate. As mankind teeters on the verge of global war, Banks and the team race against time for answers, and to find them, she will take a chance that could threaten her life, and quite possibly humanity. Stars Amy Adams and Jeremy Renner. Rated PG-13

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. Q&A and book signing to follow the reading. Books will be available for purchase at the event for $16.00 (cash, check, and credit accepted).

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. Speaker Cathy Giacobbe, Community Career Center. Do you know what questions you’ll be asked in an interview? It’s easy to get thrown off by the most common questions. How to answer tricky questions and showing potential employers why they should hire you will be addressed. Network, share and learn from guest speakers in a friendly and helpful atmosphere. Bring your lunch.

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. Forced to marry a widower with three children, Rachel seizes the opportunity to begin a scandalous affair, after his death, with his nephew.

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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.

 

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.

815-436-6639
15025 S. Illinois St. Plainfield, Illinois