Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Holiday Hours: The library will close at 2 pm on Wednesday, December 24

December 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The library will remain closed on Thursday, December 25 and will re-open on Friday, December 26 at 9 am.


Foreign Film: Omar

December 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join us on Fridays in December at 1:00pm for 2014 Oscar Nominations for Best Foreign Film.


Craft-To-Go

December 27, 2014 at 11:00 am

Stop by and pick up a craft-to-go!


Teen Scene

December 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, December 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!


Holiday Hours: Happy New Year!

December 31, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The library will close at 2 pm on Wednesday, December 31 and will remain closed on Thursday, January 1.


Friday Films at NOON: Big Night

January 2, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us downstairs this January for films about food. Note the new, earlier, time for 2015!


Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

January 3, 2015 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 December 22, 2014. Click here to register.


Secret Agent Storytime

January 3, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us for this spy filled storytime followed by a related craft.


Teen New Year’s Celebration / Vision Boards

January 5, 2015 at 6:30 pm

On Mon, Jan 5 at 6:30 pm, celebrate the New Year at Scotlib while visualizing your dreams, aspirations, and goals for 2015! Pre-registration is required.


Little Listeners

January 6, 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 December 29, 2014. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

January 6, 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 December 29, 2014. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

January 6, 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 December 29, 2014. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

January 7, 2015 at 1:30 pm

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 December 29, 2014.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

January 7, 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 December 29, 2014. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

January 8, 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 December 29, 2014.Click here to register.


Keep This, Toss That with Jamie Novak

January 8, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Jamie is back on Thursday, January 8 with a humorous look at the common challenges to getting organized. Please pre-register.


Creative Kids

January 9, 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 December 29, 2014.


Friday Films at NOON: No Reservations

January 9, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us downstairs this January for films about food. Note the new, earlier, time for 2015!


Created Equal: The Abolitionists @SPPL

January 10, 2015 at 1:00 pm

To kick off our Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History grant series, The Abolitionists will be screened at ScotLib on Saturday, Jan 10 at 1 pm.


Penguin Storytime

January 10, 2015 at 11:00 am

Waddle down and join us for a penguin themed storytime, followed by a craft.


Created Equal: The Abolitionists @FML

January 12, 2015 at 1:00 pm

As part of our co-hosted series of programming, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” the Fanwood Memorial Library & the Scotch Plains Public Library will screen four films. On January 12, The Abolitionists will be shown at Fanwood Memorial Library at 1:00 and 6:00 pm.


Teen Monday Meet-up

January 12, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Monday, January 12 @ 3:30 pm, meet your friends and start your homework.


Friends of SPPL Meeting

January 12, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Friends of the Library will meet on Monday, January 12 at 7:30pm in the Music Room. Book Sale donations begin Saturday, January 17 – contact us if you can help sort!


Little Listeners

January 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 January 5, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

January 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 January 5, 2015. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

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


Read, Play, Learn!

January 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 January 5, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

January 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 January 5, 2015. Click here to register.


Created Equal: Martin Luther King Jr.: A Chautauqua portrayed by actor/historian Marvin Jefferson @FML

January 14, 2015 at 7:00 pm

As part of our co-hosted series of programming, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” the Fanwood Memorial Library & the Scotch Plains Public Library will be celebrating the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr. at Fanwood Memorial Library, as local actor and historian Marvin Jefferson portrays King through first-person historical characterization, followed by a Q & A session.


Read, Play, Learn!

January 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 January 5, 2015.Click here to register.


Created Equal: The Abolitionists @SPPL

January 15, 2015 at 6:00 pm

As part of our co-hosted series of programming, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” the Fanwood Memorial Library & the Scotch Plains Public Library will screen four films. On January 15, The Abolitionists will be shown at Scotch Plains Public Library.


Board of Trustees Meeting

January 15, 2015 at 7:30 pm

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Creative Kids

January 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 January 5, 2015.


Friday Films at NOON: Julie & Julia

January 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us downstairs this January for films about food. Note the new, earlier, time for 2015!


Fairy Tales

January 17, 2015 at 11:00 am

The entire family is welcome to this storytime full of fairy tales from around the world. A related craft will follow.


Friends Book Sale Donations

January 17, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Friends of the Library will begin accepting donations for the spring Book Sale starting Saturday, January 17, 2-4pm.


Paws for Reading

January 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.


Friends Book Sale Donations

January 18, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Sunday, January 18, 12-3pm.


Little Listeners

January 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 January 12, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

January 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 January 12, 2015. Click here to register.


Afternoon Book Club

January 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The Afternoon Book Club will meet on Tuesday, January 20 at 1PM to discuss The Country Girl by Clifford Odets.


Future Scientists

January 20, 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 January 12, 2015. Click here to register.


Teen Scene

January 20, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, January 20 @ 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!

January 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 January 12, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

January 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 January 12, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

January 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 January 12, 2015.Click here to register.


Created Equal: NJ Abolitionists @SPPL

January 22, 2015 at 7:00 pm

As part of our co-hosted series of programming, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” the Fanwood Memorial Library & the Scotch Plains Public Library will be hosting Linda Caldwell Epps at Scotch Plains Public Library, with a program on New Jersey Abolitionists.


Creative Kids

January 23, 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 January 12, 2015.


Friday Films at NOON: Chef

January 23, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us downstairs this January for films about food. Note the new, earlier, time for 2015!


Friends Book Sale Donations

January 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Saturday, January 24, 9am-12pm.


Snowman Stories

January 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

Bundle up and join us for this snowman themed storytime, followed by making a spiral snowman craft.


Friends Book Sale Donations

January 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Sunday, January 25, 12-3pm.


LEGO Club

January 26, 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.


Mystery Book Discussion

January 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Join Maribeth to discuss The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King on Wednesday, January 28 at 6:30pm. Register online and reserve a copy of the book.


Friends Book Sale Donations

January 31, 2015 at 9:00 am

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Saturday, January 31, 9am-12pm.


Polar Bear Storytime

January 31, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us for this polar bear themed storytime, followed by a related craft.


Friends Book Sale Donations

February 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Sunday, February 1, 12-3pm.


Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

February 7, 2015 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 December 22, 2014. Click here to register.


Friends Book Sale Donations

February 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Saturday, February 7, 11am-4pm.


Friends Book Sale Donations

February 8, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Sunday, February 8, 12-3pm.


Friends Book Sale Donations

February 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Saturday, February 14, 9am-4pm.


Friends Book Sale Donations

February 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Sunday, February 15, 12-3pm.


Friends Book Sale Donations

February 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Saturday, February 21, 9am-4pm.


Paws for Reading

February 21, 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.


Friends Book Sale Donations

February 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Sunday, February 22, 12-3pm.


Friends Book Sale Donations

February 28, 2015 at 9:00 am

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Saturday, February 28, 9am-4pm.


Friends Book Sale Donations

March 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Sunday, March 1, 12-3pm, is the last day we can accept donations for the Book Sale. Thank you for your support!