Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Elephant Storytime

September 24, 2016 at 11:00 am

Stomp on in for our elephant themed storytime followed by a related craft.


Future Scientists

September 26, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Designed for current Kindergarten students and those entering Kindergarten in Sept. 2017, 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 September 19, 2016. Click here to register.


Family LEGO Club

September 26, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Our LEGO Club for the entire family! Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens September 12, 2016. Click here to register.


Star Trek 50th Anniversary

September 26, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Celebrate the original TV series with us on Monday, September 26 at 7PM.


Little Listeners

September 27, 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 September 19, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

September 27, 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 September 19, 2016. Click here to register.


Brixology

September 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Students in 5th to 8th grade are welcome to this 8 week engineering based program hosted by Mad Science.


Read, Play, Learn!

September 28, 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 September 19, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

September 28, 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 September 19, 2016. Click here to register.


Pajama Story Time

September 28, 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.


Crafty Kids

September 29, 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 September 19, 2016.Click here to register.


NASA Space Journey

September 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Students in 3rd to 7th grade are invited to this 8 week program hosted by Mad Science. Participants will learn various space sciences through fun and engaging workshops each week.


Friday Films: Gracie

September 30, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us for a viewing of Gracie on September 30 at noon.


Monsters Storytime & Craft

October 1, 2016 at 11:00 am

The entire family is invited to join us for a storytime filled with monsters!


Future Scientists

October 3, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Designed for current Kindergarten students and those entering Kindergarten in Sept. 2017, 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 September 26, 2016. Click here to register.


Little Listeners

October 4, 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 September 26, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

October 4, 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 September 26, 2016. Click here to register.


Brixology

October 4, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Students in 5th to 8th grade are welcome to this 8 week engineering based program hosted by Mad Science.


Read, Play, Learn!

October 5, 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 September 26, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

October 5, 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 September 26, 2016. Click here to register.


Techsplorers – Little Bits

October 5, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Join us for our new technology club for 3rd to 5th graders.


Crafty Kids

October 6, 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 September 26, 2016.Click here to register.


NASA Space Journey

October 6, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Students in 3rd to 7th grade are invited to this 8 week program hosted by Mad Science. Participants will learn various space sciences through fun and engaging workshops each week.


Voices from the Margins Book Discussion: The Bluest Eye

October 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Thursday, October 6 – Discussion of The Bluest Eye by Toni Morrison, facilitated by Dr. Linda Caldwell Epps.


Farm Storytime & Craft

October 8, 2016 at 11:00 am

Join us for a farm filled storytime followed by a related craft.


Library Closed

October 10, 2016 at 9:00 am

The Library will be closed on Monday, October 10 in observance of Columbus Day.


Hypertension Clinic

October 11, 2016 at 10:00 am

The township nurse will be available for blood pressure checks from 10:00am until noon on Tuesday, October 11. No registration is required.


NASA Space Journey

October 13, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Students in 3rd to 7th grade are invited to this 8 week program hosted by Mad Science. Participants will learn various space sciences through fun and engaging workshops each week.


Career Networking Group at SPPL

October 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm

On Thursday, October 13 at 6:30pm, learn how to stay current during digital disruption with George Pace.


Watercolor Class

October 14, 2016 at 9:30 am

On Friday, October 14 at 9:30am, learn the basics of watercolor painting with local artist Sandra Cerchio.


Fall Storytime & Craft

October 15, 2016 at 11:00 am

Drop by for this storytime celebrating the season of fall. A related craft will follow.


Future Scientists

October 17, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Designed for current Kindergarten students and those entering Kindergarten in Sept. 2017, 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 October 11, 2016. Click here to register.


Evening Book Club

October 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The Evening Book Club will meet on Monday, October 17 at 7 pm to discuss A Thousand Acres by Jane Smiley.


Delaware & Raritan Canal

October 17, 2016 at 7:00 pm

On Monday, October 17 at 7pm, take a closer look at the rich history of this Central NJ gem and what it still provides for our area today. Please register in advance.


Friends of SPPL Meeting

October 17, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Friends of the Library will meet on Monday, October 17 at 7:30pm in the Music Room. New members are always welcome as we celebrate National Friends of Libraries Week!


Little Listeners

October 18, 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 October 11, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

October 18, 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 October 11, 2016. Click here to register.


Afternoon Book Club

October 18, 2016 at 1:00 pm

The Afternoon Book Club will meet on Tuesday, October 18 at 1:00 pm to discuss The American by Henry James.


Brixology

October 18, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Students in 5th to 8th grade are welcome to this 8 week engineering based program hosted by Mad Science.


Read, Play, Learn!

October 19, 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 11, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

October 19, 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 October 11, 2016. Click here to register.


Techsplorers – Stop Motion

October 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Join us for our new technology club for 3rd to 5th graders.


Crafty Kids

October 20, 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 October 11, 2016.Click here to register.


NASA Space Journey

October 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Students in 3rd to 7th grade are invited to this 8 week program hosted by Mad Science. Participants will learn various space sciences through fun and engaging workshops each week.


Medicare Changes

October 20, 2016 at 7:00 pm

On Thursday, October 20 at 7pm, trained SHIP representatives will present objective information about upcoming changes to next year’s plans. Please register in advance.


Dinosaurs Storytime & Craft

October 22, 2016 at 11:00 am

Join us for this roaring storytime featuring dinosaurs and a related craft.


Gallery Exhibit and Reception

October 22, 2016 at 2:00 pm

We will feature the photography of Richard Burdett October 2-30. A reception will be held on Saturday, October 22 from 2pm-4pm.


Future Scientists

October 24, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Designed for current Kindergarten students and those entering Kindergarten in Sept. 2017, 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 October 17, 2016. Click here to register.


Family LEGO Club

October 24, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Our LEGO Club for the entire family!
Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only.


Little Listeners

October 25, 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 October 17, 2016. Click here to register.


Medicare Questions Answered

October 25, 2016 at 10:00 am

Stop in to the Adult Room on Tuesday, October 25 between 10am and noon for free, objective, and confidential answers from a trained SHIP representative, one-on-one.


Terrific Twos

October 25, 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 October 17, 2016. Click here to register.


Brixology

October 25, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Students in 5th to 8th grade are welcome to this 8 week engineering based program hosted by Mad Science.


Read, Play, Learn!

October 26, 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 17, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

October 26, 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 October 17, 2016. Click here to register.


Pajama Story Time

October 26, 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.


Crafty Kids

October 27, 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 February 22, 2016.Click here to register.


NASA Space Journey

October 27, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Students in 3rd to 7th grade are invited to this 8 week program hosted by Mad Science. Participants will learn various space sciences through fun and engaging workshops each week.


Practice ACT

October 29, 2016 at 9:30 am

On Saturday, October 29, from 9:30am to 1:30pm, prepare for the ACT with a practice exam, proctored by Above Grade Level Tutoring. Advanced registration is required.


Future Scientists

October 31, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Designed for current Kindergarten students and those entering Kindergarten in Sept. 2017, 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 October 24, 2016. Click here to register.


Brixology

November 1, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Students in 5th to 8th grade are welcome to this 8 week engineering based program hosted by Mad Science.


NASA Space Journey

November 3, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Students in 3rd to 7th grade are invited to this 8 week program hosted by Mad Science. Participants will learn various space sciences through fun and engaging workshops each week.


NASA Space Journey

November 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Students in 3rd to 7th grade are invited to this 8 week program hosted by Mad Science. Participants will learn various space sciences through fun and engaging workshops each week.


Brixology

November 15, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Students in 5th to 8th grade are welcome to this 8 week engineering based program hosted by Mad Science.


NASA Space Journey

November 17, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Students in 3rd to 7th grade are invited to this 8 week program hosted by Mad Science. Participants will learn various space sciences through fun and engaging workshops each week.


Brixology

November 22, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Students in 5th to 8th grade are welcome to this 8 week engineering based program hosted by Mad Science.


Brixology

November 29, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Students in 5th to 8th grade are welcome to this 8 week engineering based program hosted by Mad Science.