Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Little Listeners

July 22, 2014 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 July 14, 2014. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

July 22, 2014 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 July 14, 2014. Click here to register.


Library Labs : Explore Bubbles

July 22, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Discover the world of science with a hands-on experiment exploring bubbles. Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens July 14, 2014. Click here to register.


Teen Scene Plus!–Wii and Good Deeds

July 22, 2014 at 3:45 pm

On Tuesday, July 22 @ 3:45pm, teens in grades 6 – 12 are welcome to participate in gaming and good deed writing! Bring your friends and enjoy snacks!


Read, Play, Learn!

July 23, 2014 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 July 14, 2014.


Family Night : Board Games/ Puzzles

July 23, 2014 at 5:30 pm

The entire family is invited to join us for a night of family fun! This week will feature a board games and puzzles.


Adult Book Club

July 23, 2014 at 6:30 pm

We will discuss The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie by Alan Bradley on Wednesday, July 23 at 6:30pm.


Stay & Play Storytime

July 24, 2014 at 10:00 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 July 14, 2014. Click here to register.


Middle School Chess with Render Cutts: Session 2

July 24, 2014 at 5:00 pm

On Thursday, July 24 from 5 to 6 pm, beginner chess players in grades 6-8 are welcome to join Render Cutts for chess lessons! Pre-registration required.


LEGO Club

July 25, 2014 at 10:00 am

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.


Films about Geniuses: Tesla – Master of Lightning

July 25, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join us on Fridays in July to watch films about geniuses. Bring a snack and enjoy the show!


Storybook Saturdays : Curious George

July 26, 2014 at 11:00 am

Join us as we celebrate one of our favorite storybook characters each week of the summer. This week: Curious George!


Big Bang Theory Party

July 28, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Love Sheldon and the gang? Then join us on Monday, July 28 at 7 pm for viewing and games. Pre-registration required. This event is open to older teens and adults.


Little Listeners

July 29, 2014 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 July 21, 2014. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

July 29, 2014 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 July 21, 2014. Click here to register.


Library Labs : Slime!

July 29, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Discover the world of science with a hands-on experiment exploring slime!
Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens July 21, 2014. Click here to register.


Teen Scene Plus!–Wii and Mad Libs

July 29, 2014 at 3:45 pm

On Tuesday, July 29 @ 3:45 pm, teens in grades 6 – 12 are welcome to participate in Wii, Nok-Hockey, and Mad Libs. Bring your friends and enjoy snacks!


Read, Play, Learn!

July 30, 2014 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 July 21, 2014. Click here to register.


Family Night : Drop in Craft

July 30, 2014 at 5:30 pm

The entire family is invited to join us for a night of family fun! This week will feature a drop in craft.


Stay & Play Storytime

July 31, 2014 at 10:00 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 July 21, 2014. Click here to register.


Middle School Chess with Render Cutts: Session 3

July 31, 2014 at 5:00 pm

On Thursday, July 31 from 5 to 6 pm, beginner chess players in grades 6-8 are welcome to join Render Cutts for chess lessons! Pre-registration required.


LEGO Club

August 1, 2014 at 10:00 am

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.


FIELD TRIP–Thomas Edison National Historic Park

August 1, 2014 at 10:00 am

On Friday, August 1 at 10 AM, meet us in West Orange for a private tour of Edison’s home and laboratory. Pre-registration required.


Storybook Saturdays : Madeline

August 2, 2014 at 11:00 am

Join us as we celebrate one of our favorite storybook characters each week of the summer. This week: Madeline!


Defending Jacob Book Club

August 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Join us on Monday, August 4th to discuss Defending Jacob by William Landay.


The Night Sky

August 4, 2014 at 8:30 pm

Join area astronomers, Monday, August 4 at 8:30pm to see the moon, Mars, Saturn, and various constellations.


Fizz, Bubble, Pop! (With Mad Science!)

August 6, 2014 at 4:00 pm

On Wednesday, August 6 @ 4 pm, join us for hands-on chemistry experiments with Mad Science! You must pre-register.


Family Night : Storytime

August 6, 2014 at 5:30 pm

The entire family is invited to join us for a night of family fun! This week will feature a storytime.


Brunch Over Books–Finale Bagel Party

August 7, 2014 at 10:00 am

On Thursday, August 7, teens are invited to discuss their favorite summer reads, enjoy a bagel, make a tie-dyed shirt, & survive the water balloon toss!


Silly Sally’s Bubble Show

August 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Bubble lovers of all ages will enjoy this mesmerizing bubble performance!


Rita Gigante – The Godfather’s Daughter

August 7, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Rita Gigante, author and inspirational speaker will discuss her book The Godfather’s Daughter, the story of her life as the daughter of notorious crime boss Vincent “the Chin” Gigante.


LEGO Club

August 8, 2014 at 10:00 am

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.


Storybook Saturdays : The Pigeon

August 9, 2014 at 11:00 am

Join us as we celebrate one of our favorite storybook characters each week of the summer. This week: the Pigeon!


Paws for Reading

August 11, 2014 at 7:00 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.


Little Listeners

August 12, 2014 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 August 4, 2014. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

August 12, 2014 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 August 4, 2014. Click here to register.


Library Labs : Explore Acids & Bases

August 12, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Discover the world of science with a hands-on experiment exploring acids and bases. Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens August 4, 2014. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

August 13, 2014 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 August 4, 2014. Click here to register.


Family Night : Board Games/ Puzzles

August 13, 2014 at 5:30 pm

The entire family is invited to join us for a night of family fun! This week will feature board games and puzzles.


Stay & Play Storytime

August 14, 2014 at 10:00 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 August 4, 2014. Click here to register.


LEGO Club

August 15, 2014 at 10:00 am

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.


Storybook Saturdays : Amelia Bedelia

August 16, 2014 at 11:00 am

Join us as we celebrate one of our favorite storybook characters each week of the summer. This week: Amelia Bedelia!


Little Listeners

August 19, 2014 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 August 11, 2014. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

August 19, 2014 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 August 11, 2014. Click here to register.


Library Labs : Density Tower

August 19, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Discover the world of science with a hands-on experiment creating a density tower! Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens August 11, 2014. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

August 20, 2014 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 August 11, 2014. Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

August 21, 2014 at 10:00 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 August 11, 2014. Click here to register.


LEGO Club

August 22, 2014 at 10:00 am

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.


Storybook Saturdays : Pete the Cat

August 23, 2014 at 11:00 am

Join us as we celebrate one of our favorite storybook characters each week of the summer. This week: Pete the Cat!


Little Listeners

August 26, 2014 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 August 18, 2014. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

August 26, 2014 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 August 18, 2014. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

August 27, 2014 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 August 18, 2014. Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

August 28, 2014 at 10:00 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 August 18, 2014. Click here to register.


LEGO Club

August 29, 2014 at 10:00 am

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.