Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Library Closed for Labor Day

August 30, 2014 at 9:00 am

The Library will be closed Saturday, August 30 through Monday, September 1 for Labor Day Weekend.


Social Security and You

September 4, 2014 at 7:00 pm

On Thursday, September 4 at 7 pm, learn how to maximize your Social Security benefits as part of an overall retirement income plan.


Classic Mystery Films: The Thin Man

September 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join us on Friday, September 5 at 1:00pm to enjoy this classic mystery.


Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

September 6, 2014 at 9:30 am

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


Back to School Storytime

September 6, 2014 at 11:11 am

Get in the mood for school, with our back to school storytime!


Gallery Exhibit: Leah Zara Acevedo & Local Artists

September 6, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Our exhibit features young artists who created paintings inspired by the work of well-known artists. A reception will be held on Sat, Sept 6 from 2-4 pm.


Career Networking Group @ SPPL

September 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Learn nine “life hacks” for today’s job hunters with Terrence Seamon on Monday, Sept. 8 @ 6:30pm.


Evening Book Club

September 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm

The Evening Book Club will meet on Monday, September 8 at 7PM to discuss The Luminaries by Eleanor Catton.


Paws for Reading

September 8, 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

September 9, 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 September 2, 2014. Click here to register.


Hypertension Clinic

September 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

The township nurse will be available for blood pressure checks on Tuesday, September 9 from 10:00am until noon. No registration is required.


Terrific Twos

September 9, 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 September 2, 2014. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

September 10, 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 September 2, 2014.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

September 11, 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 September 2, 2014. Click here to register.


Teen Crafternoon: Duct Tape School Supplies

September 11, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Join Clare to personalize your school supplies with duct tape on Thursday, September 11 @ 3:30.


Creative Kids:

September 12, 2014 at 10:00 am

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 September 2, 2014.Click here to register.


Classic Mystery Films: Witness for the Prosecution

September 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join us on Friday, September 12 @ 1:00pm to enjoy this classic mystery.


Moose Mania

September 13, 2014 at 11:00 am

Join us for a morning full of moose, including some stories and a craft!


Teen Monday Meet-up

September 15, 2014 at 3:30 pm

On Monday, Sept. 15 @ 3:30pm, meet your friends and start your homework. A librarian will be there to assist with tricky questions or help you find a great independent read.


SAT vs ACT

September 15, 2014 at 7:00 pm

On Monday, September 15 at 7 pm, learn about the differences between the SAT and ACT to find out which test is right for you as you prepare for college!


Friends of SPPL Meeting

September 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Friends of the Library will meet on Monday, September 15 at 7:30pm in the Music Room.


Little Listeners

September 16, 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 September 8, 2014. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

September 16, 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 September 8, 2014. Click here to register.


Afternoon Book Club

September 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm

The Afternoon Book Club will meet on Tuesday, September 16 to discuss The Rosie Project by Graeme Simion.


Read, Play, Learn!

September 17, 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 September 8, 2014.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

September 18, 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 September 8, 2014. Click here to register.


Agatha Christie Book Discussion

September 18, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, Sept. 18 @ 7PM to discuss After the Funeral, a Hercule Poirot mystery. Pick up a copy at the Reference Desk.


Library Board of Trustees Meeting

September 18, 2014 at 7:30 pm

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Creative Kids

September 19, 2014 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 September 8, 2014.Click here to register.


Classic Mystery Films: Dial M for Murder

September 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join us on Friday, September 19 @ 1:00pm to enjoy this classic mystery.


Battle of the Apples

September 20, 2014 at 11:00 am

Sample a variety of apples and vote on your favorite, following the results we will enjoy some apple themed stories.


Banned Book Discussion: Maus

September 22, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Adults and older teens are invited to discuss this graphic novel on Monday, Sept. 22 @ 7PM.


Little Listeners

September 23, 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 September 15, 2014. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

September 23, 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 September 15, 2014. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

September 24, 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 September 15, 2014.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

September 25, 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 September 15, 2014. Click here to register.


Creative Kids

September 26, 2014 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 September 15, 2014.Click here to register.


Classic Mystery Films: The Maltese Falcon

September 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join us on Friday, September 26 @ 1:00pm to enjoy this classic mystery.


Cookie Storytime

September 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

Stop by and enjoy a storytime and craft featuring one of our favorite snacks, cookies!


LEGO Club

September 29, 2014 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.


Let’s Monet with Leah Zara-Acevedo

September 29, 2014 at 7:00 pm

On Monday, September 29 at 7 pm, adults and teens are invited to learn how to put your own creative spin on the works of classic artists.


Teen Scene

September 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, September 30 @ 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!


Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

October 4, 2014 at 9:30 am

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


LEGO Club

October 20, 2014 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.