Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Uglies Book Club Rescheduled to Thursday, Oct. 30 at 7 pm!

October 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm

On Thursday, October 30 at 7 pm, join us for our Teen Read Week discussion of Uglies by Scott Westerfeld.


Read, Play, Learn!

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


Stay & Play Storytime

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


Evening Book Club

October 23, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, October 23 at 7pm to discuss Mary Coin by Marissa Silver.


Creative Kids

October 24, 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 14, 2014.Click here to register.


Football Movies: Invincible

October 24, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join us on Friday, October 24 at 1pm for Invincible starring Mark Wahlberg and Elizabeth Banks.


Super Spooky Saturday

October 25, 2014 at 11:00 am

Don your costume and join us for an afternoon full of slightly spooky stories and crafts.


Test Taking Strategies

October 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm

On Saturday, October 25 at 3pm, high school students will learn strategies for taking tests, reducing anxiety, and analyzing results.


Teen Scene Plus

October 28, 2014 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, October 28 (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!


Ikebana

October 30, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Learn the art of Japanese flower arrangement on Thursday, October 30 at 7pm.


Football Movies: Remember the Titans

October 31, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join us on Friday, October 31 at 1pm for Remember the Titans starring Denzel Washington.


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.


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.


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.


Owl Storytime

November 8, 2014 at 11:00 am

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


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 and Monday, November 24 at 6:30 pm to work toward 50,000 words!


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.


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.


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.


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!


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.


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 9:30 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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.