Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Young Entrepreneurs – Pilot Program

October 15, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Pilot Program for children in grades 3-5. Lottery registration opens on Monday, September 14 through Friday, September 25.


Snoopy Themed Crafternoon

September 10, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Snoopy Themed Crafternoon


Pirate Story Time

September 19, 2015 at 11:00 am

Walk the plank with us as we listen to arrghmazing stories!


Friday Films: 5 Flights Up

September 4, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Friday, September 4 at NOON for a new movie you may have missed.


Library Closed for Labor Day

September 5, 2015 at 9:00 am

The Library will be closed Saturday, September 5 through Monday, September 7 for Labor Day Weekend.


Little Listeners

September 8, 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 August 31, 2015. Click here to register.


Hypertension Clinic

September 8, 2015 at 10:00 am

The township nurse will be available for blood pressure checks from 10:00am until noon on Tuesday, September 8. No registration is required.


Terrific Twos

September 8, 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 August 31, 2015. Click here to register.


Teen Scene – September 8

September 8, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, September 8 @ 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!

September 9, 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 August 31, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

September 9, 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 August 31, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

September 10, 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 August 31, 2015.Click here to register.


Creative Kids

September 11, 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 August 31, 2015.Click here to register.


Friday Films: Into the Woods

September 11, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Fridays in September at NOON for new movies you may have missed.


Back to School Story Time

September 12, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us for some back to school stories and create a craft!


Friends of SPPL Meeting

September 14, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Friends of the Library will meet on Monday, September 14 at 7:30pm in the Music Room. New members are always welcome.


Little Listeners

September 15, 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 September 8, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

September 15, 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 September 7, 2015. Click here to register.


Afternoon Book Club

September 15, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The Afternoon Book Club will meet on Tuesday, September 15 at 1PM to discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.


Read, Play, Learn!

September 16, 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 September 8, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

September 16, 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 September 8, 2015. Click here to register.


Books and Beyond

September 16, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Explore the world of books and beyond during our brand new program that encourages children ages 8-12 to read, explore and create (grades 3 to 8).


Read, Play, Learn!

September 17, 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 September 8, 2015. Click here to register.


Snoopy Inspired Book Bingo

September 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Snoopy Inspired Book Bingo


YMCA Wellness Overview

September 17, 2015 at 7:00 pm

On Thursday, September 17 at 7PM, find out about wellness programs available at the YMCA.


Creative Kids

September 18, 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 September 8, 2015.Click here to register.


Friday Films: McFarland USA

September 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Fridays in September at NOON for new movies you may have missed.


Gallery Exhibit and Reception

September 19, 2015 at 12:00 pm

During September we will feature mosaics created by Valentin Kovalyov. A reception will be held on Saturday, September 19 from noon to 2pm.


Paws for Reading

September 19, 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

September 21, 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.


Evening Book Club

September 21, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The Evening Book Club will meet on Monday, September 21 at 7 pm to discuss The Corrections by Jonathan Franzen.


Little Listeners

September 22, 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 September 14, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

September 22, 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 September 14, 2015. Click here to register.


Teen Crafternoon: Duct Tape School Supplies

September 22, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Join us to personalize your school supplies with duct tape on Tuesday, September 22 @ 3:30.


Read, Play, Learn!

September 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 September 14, 2015. Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

September 23, 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 September 14, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

September 24, 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 September 14, 2015.Click here to register.


Genealogy: It’s a Story!

September 24, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Local genealogist Marueen Wlodarczyk will be here on Thursday, September 24 at 7pm to show you how to go beyond a family tree and enrich family stories.


Creative Kids

September 25, 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 September 14, 2015.Click here to register.


Friday Films: The Age of Adaline

September 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Fridays in September at NOON for new movies you may have missed.


Batman Day

September 26, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us for a Batman themed storytime and craft!


Banned Book Club–Drama by Raina Telgemeier

September 28, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Teens are invited to join us to discuss the graphic novel Drama by Raina Telgemeier on Monday, September 28 at 3:30 pm.


Career Networking Group @ SPPL

September 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Alex Freund will offer a road map to help you gain an advantage in your job search on Monday, September 28 @ 6:30pm,


Little Listeners

September 29, 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 September 21, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

September 29, 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 September 21, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

September 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 September 21, 2015.Click here to register.


Intro to Cross-Stitch for Adults

September 30, 2015 at 9:30 am

Get started on a simple cross-stitch project on Wednesday, September 30 at 9:30am. Pre-registration is required to ensure availability of materials.


Stay & Play Storytime

September 30, 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 September 21, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

October 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 September 21, 2015.Click here to register.


Medicare Workshop

October 1, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Find out what Baby Boomers need to know on Thursday, October 1 @ 7pm. Pre-registration is required.


Creative Kids

October 2, 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 September 21, 2015.Click here to register.


Kaplan SAT/ACT Practice Test

October 3, 2015 at 9:30 am

Get a practice run of the new SAT and the ACT on Saturday, October 3 from 9:30am to 1:30pm.


Alien Story Time

October 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us for an out of this world story time and create a craft!


Teen Scene — October 6

October 6, 2015 at 3:30 pm

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


Books and Beyond

October 7, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Explore the world of books and beyond during our brand new program that encourages children ages 8-12 to read, explore and create (grades 3 to 8).


Color Story Time

October 10, 2015 at 11:00 am

Come hear some stories about colors and create a craft!


Little Listeners

October 13, 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 October 5, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

October 13, 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 October 5, 2015. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

October 13, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Designed for current Kindergarten students and those entering Kindergarten in Sept. 2016, 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 5, 2015. Click here to register.


Teen Crafternoon–Chocolate Dipped Treats

October 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, October 13 at 3:30 pm, celebrate Fall by dipping pretzel rods and edible acorns in chocolate. Pre-registration is required!


Read, Play, Learn!

October 14, 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 October 5, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

October 14, 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 October 5, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

October 15, 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 October 5, 2015.Click here to register.


Creative Kids

October 16, 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 October 5, 2015.Click here to register.


Silly Story Time

October 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

Get your sillies out while listening to some funny stories and creating a craft!


Paws for Reading

October 17, 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.


Teen Read Week: Library Luau

October 19, 2015 at 3:30 pm

In honor of the Teen Read Week theme, “Get Away,” join us for a Library Luau on Monday, October 19 at 3:30 pm.


LEGO Club

October 19, 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

October 20, 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 October 13, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

October 20, 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 October 20, 2015. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

October 20, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Designed for current Kindergarten students and those entering Kindergarten in Sept. 2016, 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 13, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

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


Stay & Play Storytime

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


Read, Play, Learn!

October 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 October 13, 2015.Click here to register.


Creative Kids

October 23, 2015 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 October 23, 2015.Click here to register.


Monster Story Time

October 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us for some super silly monster stories and create a craft!


Teen Halloween Manicures

October 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Join us for spooky nail art on Monday, October 26 at 3:30 pm


Little Listeners

October 27, 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 October 19, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

October 27, 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 October 19, 2015. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

October 27, 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 October 19, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

October 28, 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 October 19, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

October 28, 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 October 19, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

October 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 October 19, 2015.Click here to register.


Creative Kids

October 30, 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 October 19, 2015.Click here to register.


Halloween Story Time

October 31, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us for some not so spooky-fun stories and create a craft!


Teen Board Game Bonanza

November 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Join us on Monday, November 2 at 3:30pm for some off-line gaming. Challenge your friends to an old favorite or learn a brand new game!


Teen Scene – November 10

November 10, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, November 10 @ 3:30 pm, teens in grades 6 – 12 are welcome to participate in Wii, Nok-Hockey, and other games. Bring your friends and enjoy some snacks!


Teen Thanksgiving Celebration

November 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Monday, Nov 23 at 3:30 pm, watch a holiday episode while writing old-fashioned thank you notes to those who have impacted our lives.


Holidays & Seasons Jeopardy

November 30, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Join us on Monday, November 30 at 3:30 pm for Holidays & Seasons Jeopardy.