Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

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.


Biographical Films: 20 Feet from Stardom

August 1, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join us on Fridays at 1:00PM in August to learn about fascinating people – from the famous to the lesser known.


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!


Family Film: The Princess Bride

August 4, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Bring your family and beat the heat downstairs on Monday, August 4 at 3PM.


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

August 7 at 7pm The Godfather’s Daughter- the author will discuss her story, 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.


Biographical Films: The Queen of Versailles

August 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join us on Fridays at 1:00PM in August to learn about fascinating people – from the famous to the lesser known.


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!


Family Film: Finding Neverland

August 11, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Bring your family and beat the heat downstairs on Monday, August 11 at 3PM.


Brush Up Your Geometry Skills

August 11, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Free workshops for rising 7-9th grade students taught by an experienced and certified teacher.


Evening Book Club

August 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm

The Evening Book Club will meet on Monday, August 11 to discuss The Dinner by Herman Koch.


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.


Brush Up Your Algebra Skills

August 13, 2014 at 6:00 pm

A three-part series for rising 7th – 9th grade students begins.


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.


Biographical Films: The Intouchables

August 15, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join us on Fridays at 1:00PM in August to learn about fascinating people – from the famous to the lesser known.


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!


Family Film: Inkheart

August 18, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Bring your family and beat the heat downstairs on Monday, August 18 at 3PM.


Brush Up Your Geometry Skills

August 18, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Local math tutor Assia Moran continues a three-part series intended for rising 7th-9th grade students.


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.


Teen Scene Plus

August 19, 2014 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, August 19 (3:30 pm – 4:30 pm), teens in grades 6 – 12 are welcome to participate in Wii, Nok-Hockey, and a craft. Bring your friends and enjoy some snacks!


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.


Brush Up Your Algebra Skills

August 20, 2014 at 6:00 pm

This three-part series intended for rising 7th-9th grade students continues.


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.


Biographical Films: Temple Grandin

August 22, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join us on Fridays at 1:00PM in August to learn about fascinating people – from the famous to the lesser known.


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!


Family Film: Journey to the Center of the Earth

August 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Bring your family and beat the heat downstairs on Monday, August 18 at 3PM.


Brush Up Your Geometry Skills Concludes

August 25, 2014 at 6:00 pm

This three-part series concludes with instruction on congruent triangles and parallel lines.


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.


Brush Up Your Algebra Skills

August 27, 2014 at 6:00 pm

This three-part series concludes with instruction on representing integers on the number line, solving word problems with integers, and graphing equations.


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.


Biographical Films: Orchestra of Exiles

August 29, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join us on Fridays at 1:00PM in August to learn about fascinating people – from the famous to the lesser known.