Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

November 1, 2014 at 9:30 am

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


Cooking Storytime

November 1, 2014 at 11:00 am

The entire family is welcome to join us while we cook up some great stories!


Teen Monday Meet-up

November 3, 2014 at 3:30 pm

On Monday, November 3 @ 3:30 pm, meet your friends and start your homework.


Options for Going Back to High School

November 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Don’t give up on your high school education! Discover innovative options on Monday, November 3 @ 7PM.


Evening Book Club

November 3, 2014 at 7:00 pm

The Evening Book Club will meet on Monday, November 3 at 7PM to discuss The Round House by Louise Erdrich.


Little Listeners

November 4, 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 October 27, 2014. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

November 4, 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 October 27, 2014. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

November 4, 2014 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 October 27, 2014. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

November 5, 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 October 27, 2014.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

November 5, 2014 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 October 27, 2014. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

November 6, 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 October 27, 2014.Click here to register.


Ikebana

November 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Learn the art of Japanese flower arrangement. This program has been rescheduled for Thursday, November 6 @ 7PM.


Creative Kids

November 7, 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 October 27, 2014.Click here to register.


James Bond Movies – Goldfinger

November 7, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Enjoy Sean Connery’s portrayal of the iconic 007 on Friday, November 7 @ 1PM.


Owl Storytime

November 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

Join us for a hooting good storytime followed by an owl themed craft.


52 Reasons to Love a Vet Gallery Exhibit

November 8, 2014 at 1:00 pm

We invite local veterans who wish to include their military-inspired artwork in the exhibit to contact us! A reception will be held on Sat. Nov. 8, 1-3PM.


Teen Fall Fest

November 10, 2014 at 3:30 pm

On Monday, Nov 10 at 3:30 pm, join us for leaf hunting, book-talking, mini-pumpkin painting, and festive fall snacking (apple pie sundaes!). Pre-registration is required.


NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

November 10, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Come Write In on Monday, November 10 at 6:30 pm to work toward 50,000 words!


Library Closed for Veterans Day

November 11, 2014 at 9:00 am

The Library will be closed in Tuesday, November 11 in observation of Veterans Day.


Read, Play, Learn!

November 12, 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 November 3, 2014.Click here to register.


Hypertension Clinic

November 12, 2014 at 10:00 am

The township nurse will be available for blood pressure checks on Wednesday, November 12 from 10:00am until noon.


Stay & Play Storytime

November 12, 2014 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 November 3, 2014. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

November 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 November 3, 2014.Click here to register.


Teen Crafternoon: Personalized Pillowcases

November 13, 2014 at 3:30 pm

Now that it’s getting dark earlier, join Clare on Thursday, November 13 at 3:30 pm to personalize your own pillowcase.


College Financial Planning

November 13, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Learn about strategies for financing college on Thursday, November 13 @ 7pm.


Creative Kids

November 14, 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 November 3, 2014.Click here to register.


James Bond Movies – Die Another Day

November 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Enjoy Pierce Brosnan’s portrayal of the iconic 007 on Friday, November 14 @ 1PM.


International Games Day

November 15, 2014 at 9:00 am

Join us on Saturday, Nov 15 for Wii for all ages, board games throughout the library, and a screening of the movie Clue!


Games Storytime

November 15, 2014 at 11:00 am

In honor of International Games Day, join us for a fun filled games inspired program. Board games will be available for families to play with afterwards!


Paws for Reading

November 15, 2014 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.


Gallery Exhibit

November 17, 2014 at 9:00 am

PTA American Education Week is November 17-21. Visit our gallery to see art created by our SPF students.


LEGO Club

November 17, 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.


Friends of SPPL Meeting

November 17, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Friends of the Library will meet on Monday, November 17 at 7:30pm to conclude our membership drive.


Little Listeners

November 18, 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 November 10, 2014. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

November 18, 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 November 10, 2014. Click here to register.


Afternoon Book Club

November 18, 2014 at 1:00 pm

The Afternoon Book Club will meet on Tuesday, November 18 at 1pm to discuss The Traitor’s Wife by Allison Pataki.


Future Scientists

November 18, 2014 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. Future Scientists is designed for current Kindergarten students and those entering Kindergarten in September 2015.
Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens November 10, 2014. Click here to register.


Teen Scene

November 18, 2014 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, November 18 @ 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!

November 19, 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 November 10, 2014.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

November 19, 2014 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 November 10, 2014. Click here to register.


Olive Oil 101

November 19, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Join Patricia and Paul on Wed., November 19 @ 7pm to learn how to select a quality olive oil, try some samples, and pick up recipe ideas.


Read, Play, Learn!

November 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 November 10, 2014.Click here to register.


Library Board of Trustees Meeting

November 20, 2014 at 7:30 pm

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Creative Kids

November 21, 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 November 10, 2014.Click here to register.


James Bond Movies – Casino Royale

November 21, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Enjoy Daniel Craig’s portrayal of the iconic 007 on Friday, November 21 @ 1PM.


Thankful Storytime

November 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

Join us as we read stories and think about what we are each thankful for.


Test Taking Strategies

November 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm

On Saturday, Nov. 22 @ 3PM, middle school students will learn strategies for taking tests, reducing anxiety, and analyzing results.


Teen Thanksgiving Celebration

November 24, 2014 at 3:30 pm

On Monday, Nov 24 at 3:30 pm, watch a holiday episode while writing old-fashioned thank you notes to those who have impacted our lives.


NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

November 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Come Write In on Monday, November 24 at 6:30 pm to work toward 50,000 words!


Library Closed for Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The Library will be closing at 2PM on Wednesday, November 26 and will be closed on Thursday and Friday.


Dinosaur Storytime

November 29, 2014 at 11:00 am

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


Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

December 6, 2014 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 November 24, 2014. Click here to register.


Paws for Reading

December 20, 2014 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.