Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Friends Children’s Book Sale 2015

March 7, 2015 at 9:00 am

The Children’s Sale begins Saturday, March 7, 9am-4pm.


No Sensory Storytime in March

March 7, 2015 at 9:30 am

Due to the Friends of the Scotch Plains Public Library book sale, we are unable to schedule Sensory Storytime in March.


No Super Saturday

March 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

There will be no Super Saturday today in lieu of the Friends of the Scotch Plains Public Library Book Sale, which will be held from 9 am to 4 pm. This weekend features their Children’s Book Sale collection.


Friends Children’s Book Sale 2015

March 8, 2015 at 12:00 pm

The Children’s Sale continues Sunday, March 8, 12pm-3pm


Created Equal: Freedom Riders @ FML

March 9, 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 the film, Freedom Riders. Fanwood Memorial Library will show this film on Monday, March 9 at 1:00pm.


Created Equal: Freedom Riders @ FML

March 9, 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 the film, Freedom Riders. Fanwood Memorial Library will show this film on Monday, March 9 at 6:00pm.


Evening Book Club

March 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The Evening Book Club will meet on Monday, March 9 at 7PM to discuss Noble Savages by Napoleon A. Chagnon.


Friends of SPPL Meeting

March 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm

Friends of the Library will meet on Monday, March 9 at 7:30pm on the library’s lower level.


Hypertension Clinic

March 10, 2015 at 10:00 am

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


Friends Book Sale 2015

March 11, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Member Preview: Wednesday, March 11, 4pm-8pm. New members can join at the door!


Created Equal: How Did We Get to Today? Part Two

March 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Join us at FML on Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm for Part 2 of How Did We Get to Today? Awareness, Acknowledgement & Advancement.


Friends Book Sale 2015

March 12, 2015 at 9:00 am

Thursday, March 12, 9am-8pm – the sale is open to the public!


Friends Book Sale 2015

March 13, 2015 at 9:00 am

Friday, March 13, 9am-4pm – half-price sale


Friends Book Sale 2015

March 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

The sale concludes on Saturday, March 14, 9am-3pm – $7 bag sale


No Super Saturday

March 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

There will be no Super Saturday today in lieu of the Friends of the Scotch Plains Public Library Book Sale, which will be held from 9 am to 3 pm. Stop by and fill up a bag of books for only $7!


Paws for Reading

March 14, 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 Tech Week Kick-Off

March 16, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Join us on Monday, March 16 at 3:30 pm for a round of Tech Jeopardy followed by a group Vine contest!


Little Listeners

March 17, 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 March 9, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

March 17, 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 March 9, 2015. Click here to register.


Afternoon Book Club

March 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The Afternoon Book Club will meet on Tuesday, March 17 at 1PM to discuss The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot.


Future Scientists

March 17, 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 March 9, 2015. Click here to register.


Teen Tech Week Crafternoon–DIY Mouse Pads

March 17, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, March 17, come to the lower-level of the library to design your own mouse pad using Washi tape & other supplies!


Read, Play, Learn!

March 18, 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 March 9, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

March 18, 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 March 9, 2015. Click here to register.


Early Reader Book Club

March 18, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Encourage and improve reading skills with this book club designed for emergent readers.


Read, Play, Learn!

March 19, 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 March 9, 2015.Click here to register.


Created Equal: Freedom Riders @SPPL

March 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The documentary film Freedom Riders will be shown on March 19 at the Scotch Plains Public Library.


Creative Kids

March 20, 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 March 9, 2015.Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

March 20, 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 March 9, 2015. Click here to register.


Friday Films: Jersey Boys

March 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us downstairs at noon on Friday, March 20 for the film version of a Broadway show.


Recycled Piggy Banks

March 21, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us and get crafty! In the spirit of New Jerseys Makers Day, we will be making piggy banks out of recycled materials.


Teen Celebration of Reading

March 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Monday, March 23 at 3:30 pm, teens who completed their “Resolve to Read More” BINGO cards are invited to join us for pizza, games, and more!


LEGO Club

March 23, 2015 at 6:19 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

March 24, 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 March 16, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

March 24, 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 March 16, 2015. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

March 24, 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 March 16, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

March 25, 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 March 16, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

March 25, 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 March 16, 2015. Click here to register.


Early Reader Book Club

March 25, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Encourage and improve reading skills with this book club designed for emergent readers.


Created Equal: A Discussion with Rabbi Israel Dresner @ FML

March 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm

On Wednesday, March 25 at 7pm, FML welcomes Rabbi Israel Dresner, a Freedom Rider and activist. A Q&A session will follow his presentation.


Read, Play, Learn!

March 26, 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 March 16, 2015.Click here to register.


Creative Kids

March 27, 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 March 16, 2015.Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

March 27, 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 March 16, 2015. Click here to register.


Friday Films: Once

March 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us downstairs at noon on Friday, March 27 for the film version of this Broadway show.


Zoo Storytime & Craft

March 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

The entire family is invited to our wild zoo themed storytime followed by a related craft.


Created Equal: Freedom Riders @SPPL

March 28, 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 the film: Freedom Riders . The March 28 showing will be at Scotch Plains Public Library.


Dublin Fog Concert

March 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Enjoy an evening of Irish music with Bob and Mimi Harty-Koerner on Monday, March 30 at 7pm.


Little Listeners

March 31, 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 March 23, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

March 31, 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 March 23, 2015. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

March 31, 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 March 23, 2015. Click here to register.


Teen Scene

March 31, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, March 31 @ 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!

April 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 March 23, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

April 1, 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 March 23, 2015. Click here to register.


Early Reader Book Club

April 1, 2015 at 4:00 pm

Encourage and improve reading skills with this book club designed for emergent readers.


Read, Play, Learn!

April 2, 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 March 23, 2015.Click here to register.


Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

April 4, 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 March 23, 2015. Click here to register.


The Washington-Rochambeau Trail

April 9, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Join us on Monday, April 9 at 7pm to learn about the historic Washington-Rochambeau Trail that runs through Scotch Plains.


Paws for Reading

April 18, 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.


Created Equal: The Loving Story @ FML

April 20, 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 be screening the film The Loving Story The Fanwood Memorial Library will screen this film on Monday, April 20 at 1pm.


Created Equal: The Loving Story @ FML

April 20, 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 be screening the film The Loving Story The Fanwood Memorial Library will screen this film on Monday, April 20 at 6pm.


LEGO Club

April 20, 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.


Created Equal: The Loving Story @ SPPL

April 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The Loving Story screens at SPPL on Saturday, April 25 at 1:00pm.


Created Equal: How Did We Get to Today? Part Three

April 27, 2015 at 7:00 pm

On Monday, April 27 at 7pm, join us at SPPL for the final part of our community conversation.


Created Equal: Bennet Zurofsky & the Solidarity Singers

May 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Join us at SPPL on Thursday, May 7 at 7pm for a family-friendly sing-a-long concert.


Created Equal: The Loving Story at SPPL

May 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm

The Loving Story will screen at SPPL on Thursday, May 14 at 6:30pm, followed by a discussion led by Erica Chito Childs.