Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Little Listeners

March 31, 2015 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 March 23, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

March 31, 2015 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 March 23, 2015. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

March 31, 2015 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 March 23, 2015. Click here to register.


Teen Scene

March 31, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, March 31 @ 3:30pm, teens in grades 6 – 12 are welcome to participate in Wii, Nok-Hockey, and other games. Bring your friends and enjoy some snacks!


Read, Play, Learn!

April 1, 2015 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 March 23, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

April 1, 2015 at 1:30 pm

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 March 23, 2015. Click here to register.


Autism Resources Program

April 1, 2015 at 3:00 pm

On Wednesday, April 1, find out about the resources available for everyone in our community to support and include people with autism.


Early Reader Book Club

April 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Encourage and improve reading skills with this book club designed for emergent readers.


Read, Play, Learn!

April 2, 2015 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 March 23, 2015.Click here to register.


Library Closed

April 3, 2015 at 9:00 am

The Library will be closed on Friday, April 3 and on Sunday, April 5.


Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

April 4, 2015 at 9:30 am

This inclusive storytime features books, songs and movement to stimulate the senses and promote learning. Registration is suggested for this program but not required. Registration for this event opens March 23, 2015. Click here to register.


Spring Storytime and Craft

April 4, 2015 at 11:00 am

The entire family is invited to join us for a spring filled storytime followed by a related craft.


Spring Break Family Movies : Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

April 6, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Join us for a viewing of Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.


Evening Book Club: Gone Girl

April 6, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The Evening Book Club will meet on Monday, April 6 at 7:00 PM to discuss Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn.


Spring Break Family Movies : The Lego Movie

April 7, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Join us for the viewing of The Lego Movie. (rated PG, 101 min.)


Teen Scene

April 7, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, April 7 @ 3:30pm, teens in grades 6 – 12 are welcome to participate in Wii, Nok-Hockey, and other games. Bring your friends and enjoy some snacks!


Spring Break Family Movies : Big Hero 6

April 8, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Join us for a viewing of Big Hero 6. (rated PG, 108 min.)


Spring Break Family Movies : Frozen, Sing-a-long Edition

April 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm

Join us for the viewing of Frozen, Sing-a-long Edition. (rated PG, 102 mins.)


LED Bookmarks

April 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Open to students in 2nd grade and up, participants will make robot bookmarks complete with working LED lights for eyes!


The Washington-Rochambeau Trail

April 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, April 9 at 7pm to learn about the historic Washington-Rochambeau Trail that runs through Scotch Plains.


Friday Films: The Giver

April 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Friday, April 10 at NOON for The Giver.


Gallery Reception: SPF Art Association

April 11, 2015 at 1:00 pm

We will feature the work of the SPF Art Association April 11-30. A reception will be held on Saturday, April 11 from 1-3PM.


Rabbit & Duck Storytime

April 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us for a family storytime focused on rabbits and ducks! A related craft will follow.


Career Networking Group @ SPPL

April 13, 2015 at 6:30 pm

On Monday, April 13 @ 6:30pm: How to Use Storytelling to get Hired.


Friends of SPPL Meeting

April 13, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Friends of the Library will meet on Monday, April 13 at 7:30pm in the Music Room.


Hypertension Clinic

April 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

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


National Library Week Teen Crafternoon!

April 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Join us on Tuesday, April 14 at 3:30 pm for National Library Week Crafternoon!


Financial Planning: Special Needs Families

April 16, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Barry Friedson, CFA will host a program on financial planning for special needs families, on Thursday, April 16 at 7pm.


Friday Films: Gone Girl

April 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Friday, April 17 at NOON for Gone Girl


Robot Storytime

April 18, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us for a robot themed storytime and craft.


Paws for Reading

April 18, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Our canine visitors will be here once a month. Five minute time slots will be assigned to all participants. Priority will be given to Scotch Plains and Fanwood library cardholders.


Created Equal: The Loving Story @ FML

April 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

As part of our co-hosted series of programming, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, the Fanwood Memorial Library & the Scotch Plains Public Library will be screening the film The Loving Story The Fanwood Memorial Library will screen this film on Monday, April 20 at 1pm.


Teen Earth Day Celebration

April 20, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Monday, April 20 at 3:30 pm, sign our Earth Day pledge, make a recycled bookmark, and bring home some planted seeds in celebration of our beautiful planet.


Created Equal: The Loving Story @ FML

April 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

As part of our co-hosted series of programming, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, the Fanwood Memorial Library & the Scotch Plains Public Library will be screening the film The Loving Story The Fanwood Memorial Library will screen this film on Monday, April 20 at 6pm.


LEGO Club

April 20, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Students in grades 1-5 are welcome to join in on the fun at our LEGO Club!
Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only.


Little Listeners

April 21, 2015 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 April 13, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

April 21, 2015 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 April 13, 2015. Click here to register.


Afternoon Book Club: The Burgess Boys

April 21, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The Afternoon Book Club will meet on Tuesday, April 21 at 1:00 PM to discuss The Burgess Boys by Elizabeth Strout.


Future Scientists

April 21, 2015 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 April 13, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

April 22, 2015 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 April 13, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

April 22, 2015 at 1:30 pm

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 April 13, 2015. Click here to register.


Early Reader Book Club

April 22, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Encourage and improve reading skills with this book club designed for emergent readers.


Elder Law

April 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Learn how to safeguard your assets from taxes, probate, and nursing home costs on Wednesday, April 22 at 6:30 pm.


Read, Play, Learn!

April 23, 2015 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 April 13, 2015.Click here to register.


Creative Kids

April 24, 2015 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 April 13, 2015.Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

April 24, 2015 at 10:45 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 April 13, 2015. Click here to register.


Friday Films: Wild

April 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Friday, April 24 at NOON for a showing of Wild.


Created Equal: The Loving Story @ SPPL

April 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The Loving Story screens at SPPL on Saturday, April 25 at 1:00pm.


Teen PoetFest

April 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Join us outside on Monday, April 27 at 3:30 pm for PoetFest in honor of National Poetry Month!


Created Equal: How Did We Get to Today? Part Three

April 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

On Monday, April 27 at 7pm, join us at SPPL for the final part of our community conversation.


Little Listeners

April 28, 2015 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 April 20, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

April 28, 2015 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 April 20, 2015. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

April 28, 2015 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 April 20, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

April 29, 2015 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 April 20, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

April 29, 2015 at 1:30 pm

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 April 20, 2015. Click here to register.


Early Reader Book Club

April 29, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Encourage and improve reading skills with this book club designed for emergent readers.


Read, Play, Learn!

April 30, 2015 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 April 20, 2015.Click here to register.


Building Your Nest Egg

April 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, April 30 at 7pm to learn how to map your route to retirement.


Creative Kids

May 1, 2015 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 April 20, 2015.Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

May 1, 2015 at 10:45 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 April 20, 2015. Click here to register.


Free Speech/Language Screenings

May 2, 2015 at 9:00 am

Are you concerned about your child’s speech and language development?


Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

May 2, 2015 at 9:30 am

This inclusive storytime features books, songs and movement to stimulate the senses and promote learning. Registration is suggested for this program but not required. Registration for this event opens April 20, 2015. Click here to register.


Early Reader Book Club

May 6, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Encourage and improve reading skills with this book club designed for emergent readers.


Created Equal: Bennet Zurofsky & the Solidarity Singers

May 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Join us at SPPL on Thursday, May 7 at 7pm for a family-friendly sing-a-long concert.


Free Speech/Language Screenings

May 9, 2015 at 9:00 am

Are you concerned about your child’s speech and language development?


Created Equal: The Loving Story at SPPL

May 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm

The Loving Story will screen at SPPL on Thursday, May 14 at 6:30pm, followed by a discussion led by Erica Chito Childs.


Paws for Reading

May 16, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Our canine visitors will be here once a month. Five minute time slots will be assigned to all participants. Priority will be given to Scotch Plains and Fanwood library cardholders.


LEGO Club

May 18, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Students in grades 1-5 are welcome to join in on the fun at our LEGO Club!
Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only.


Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

June 6, 2015 at 9:30 am

This inclusive storytime features books, songs and movement to stimulate the senses and promote learning. Registration is suggested for this program but not required. Registration for this event opens May 26, 2015. Click here to register.


Paws for Reading

June 20, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Our canine visitors will be here once a month. Five minute time slots will be assigned to all participants. Priority will be given to Scotch Plains and Fanwood library cardholders.