Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Library Closed on Memorial Day

May 30, 2016 at 9:00 am

The library will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.


Little Listeners

May 31, 2016 at 9:30 am

Designed for children aged birth through 23 months, this interactive program features activities that will promote language development and an enjoyment of books and reading in every child. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens May 23, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

May 31, 2016 at 10:30 am

Terrific Twos features stories, songs, and movement activities to promote language development, pre-reading skills, and an enjoyment of reading. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens May 23, 2016. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

May 31, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Designed for current Kindergarten students and those entering Kindergarten in Sept. 2016, this program introduces children to the amazing world of science while satisfying their growing curiosity through books and interactive hands-on learning. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens January 11, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

June 1, 2016 at 9:30 am

Toddlers aged 18 to 35 months and their caregivers can join the fun as we enjoy classic picture books, learn songs and rhymes, and explore play and movement activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event will open May 31, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

June 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

Stay & Play is an interactive storytime program for 3 to 5 year olds featuring stories, songs, and play activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens May 23, 2016. Click here to register.


Summer Container Garden Planting

June 1, 2016 at 6:00 pm

Join us on Wednesday, June 1 at 6PM to help plant herbs for this year’s garden. Thank you to the Scotch Plains Garden Club!


Read, Play, Learn!

June 2, 2016 at 9:30 am

Toddlers aged 18 to 35 months and their caregivers can join the fun as we enjoy classic picture books, learn songs and rhymes, and explore play and movement activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event will open May 23, 2016.Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

June 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm

This weeks theme is! Our craft activities are geared for children ages 3 through 6 and are all connected to the stories we read, linking literature to art and creativity while practicing school readiness skills.
Registration is required. Registration for this event opens May 23, 2016.Click here to register.


Teen Crafternoon: Paper Bag Flowers

June 2, 2016 at 3:30 pm

On Thursday, June 2 at 3:30pm make a beautiful flower our of small colorful paper bags. Please register in advance.


Crafty Kids

June 3, 2016 at 10:00 am

Our craft activities are geared for children ages 3 through 6 and are all connected to the stories we read, linking literature to art and creativity while practicing school readiness skills.
Registration is required. Registration for this event opens May 23, 2016.Click here to register.


Friday Films: Freeheld

June 3, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Friday, June 3 at noon for a new movie you might have missed.


Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

June 4, 2016 at 9:30 am

This inclusive storytime features books, songs and movement to stimulate the senses and promote learning.


Frog Storytime and Craft

June 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

Hop on in to our frog themed storytime, followed by a related craft.


Family LEGO Club

June 4, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Our LEGO Club for the entire family!


Evening Book Club

June 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The Evening Book Club will meet on Monday, June 6 at 7 pm to discuss We Are All Completely Beside Ourselves by Karen Joy Fowler.


The New Jim Crow: Lecture & Discussion

June 6, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Mike Likier presents an overview of Michelle Alexander’s groundbreaking bestseller, to be followed by a discussion.


Teen Scene: June 7

June 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, June 7 @ 3:30 pm, teens in grades 6 – 12 are welcome to participate in Wii, Nok-Hockey, and other games.


Read, Play, Learn!

June 8, 2016 at 9:30 am

Toddlers aged 18 to 35 months and their caregivers can join the fun as we enjoy classic picture books, learn songs and rhymes, and explore play and movement activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event will open October 13, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

June 8, 2016 at 10:30 am

Stay & Play is an interactive storytime program for 3 to 5 year olds featuring stories, songs, and play activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens May 31, 2016. Click here to register.


The Law & You: Immigration

June 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm

On Wed., June 8 @ 6:30pm, attorney Laurie Woog will present an overview of the complex and controversial system, touching on current proposals for reform.


Read, Play, Learn!

June 9, 2016 at 9:30 am

Toddlers aged 18 to 35 months and their caregivers can join the fun as we enjoy classic picture books, learn songs and rhymes, and explore play and movement activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event will open May 31, 2016.Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

June 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Our craft activities are geared for children ages 3 through 6 and are all connected to the stories we read, linking literature to art and creativity while practicing school readiness skills.
Registration is required. Registration for this event opens May 31, 2016.Click here to register.


Gallery Exhibit and Reception

June 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

We will feature the work of the young students of Sandra Cerchio June 9-17. A reception will be held Thursday, June 9 at 7pm.


Crafty Kids

June 10, 2016 at 10:00 am

Our craft activities are geared for children ages 3 through 6 and are all connected to the stories we read, linking literature to art and creativity while practicing school readiness skills.Registration is required. Registration for this event opens May 31, 2016.Click here to register.


Friday Films: Our Brand is Crisis

June 10, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Friday, June 10 at noon for a new movie you might have missed.


Wild Storytime and Craft

June 11, 2016 at 11:00 am

Join us for a roaring good storytime featuring books about wild animals! Stay for a craft to follow.


Career Networking Group at SPPL

June 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm

On Monday, June 13 at 6:30pm, Terrence H. Seamon will address the attitudes and skills needed to bounce back and rise up after job loss.


Little Listeners

June 14, 2016 at 9:30 am

Designed for children aged birth through 23 months, this interactive program features activities that will promote language development and an enjoyment of books and reading in every child. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens June 6, 2016. Click here to register.


Hypertension Clinic

June 14, 2016 at 10:00 am

The township nurse will be available for blood pressure checks from 10:00am until noon on Tuesday, June 14. No registration is required.


Medicare Questions Answered

June 14, 2016 at 10:00 am

Stop in to the Adult Room on Tuesday, June 14 between 10am and noon for free, objective, and confidential answers from a trained SHIP representative, one-on-one.


Terrific Twos

June 14, 2016 at 10:30 am

Terrific Twos features stories, songs, and movement activities to promote language development, pre-reading skills, and an enjoyment of reading. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens June 6, 2016. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

June 14, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Designed for current Kindergarten students and those entering Kindergarten in Sept. 2015, this program introduces children to the amazing world of science while satisfying their growing curiosity through books and interactive hands-on learning. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens June 6, 2016. Click here to register.


Welcome Party for Incoming 7th Graders

June 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm

On Tues, June 14 at 3:30 pm, we invite current 6th graders to get to know our adult room. There will be activities, snacks, & a scavenger hunt.


Read, Play, Learn!

June 15, 2016 at 9:30 am

Toddlers aged 18 to 35 months and their caregivers can join the fun as we enjoy classic picture books, learn songs and rhymes, and explore play and movement activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event will open June 6, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

June 15, 2016 at 10:30 am

Stay & Play is an interactive storytime program for 3 to 5 year olds featuring stories, songs, and play activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens June 6, 2016. Click here to register.


Writing Buds

June 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Love writing? Check out our new program that encourages children ages 8-12 to put their thoughts into words! Each month children will work on projects to contribute to our very first Kids Zone Zine!
Registration is required. Registration for this event opens June 6, 2016.Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

June 16, 2016 at 9:30 am

Toddlers aged 18 to 35 months and their caregivers can join the fun as we enjoy classic picture books, learn songs and rhymes, and explore play and movement activities. Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event will open June 6, 2016. Click here to register.


Coloring Club

June 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening of Color! Drop in and express your creativity with coloring sheets, crayons and colored pencils.


Crafty Kids

June 17, 2016 at 10:00 am

Our craft activities are geared for children ages 3 through 6 and are all connected to the stories we read, linking literature to art and creativity while practicing school readiness skills.
Registration is required. Registration for this event opens June 6, 2016.Click here to register.


Friday Films: The Big Short

June 17, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Friday, June 17 at noon for a new movie you might have missed.


Pete the Cat Storytime and Craft

June 18, 2016 at 11:00 am

The entire family is invited to join us for a Pete the Cat themed storytime and craft.


The Law & You: Expungement

June 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm

On Monday, June 20 @ 6:30pm, attorney Vito J. Petitti will provide an overview of the criminal expungement process.


Afternoon Book Club

June 21, 2016 at 1:00 pm

The Afternoon Book Club will meet on Tuesday, June 21 at 1:00 pm to discuss All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr.


Friday Films: The Danish Girl

June 24, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Friday, June 24 at noon for a new movie you might have missed.


Sea Storytime and Craft

June 25, 2016 at 11:00 am

Float away with us in this sea themed storytime, followed by a related craft.


Pajama Story Time

June 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Wear your PJs, bring your favorite bedtime buddy or blanket, and join us for soothing stories and songs. Children of all ages are welcome.