Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

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!


Read, Play, Learn!

July 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 July 20, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

July 29, 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 July 20, 2015. Click here to register.


Local Hero : Al Mirabella

July 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Join us as we welcome our local everyday hero and Scotch Plains town manager, Al Mirabella.


Author Visit – Heather Hopkins

July 29, 2015 at 6:30 pm

On Wednesday, July 29 at 6:30 pm, meet Heather Hopkins, author of the action-packed thriller The Weapon.


Planet Pirates

July 30, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Ahoy maties! Learn how you can be a hero for planet Earth with this program presented by the Garden State Discovery Museum!


“Escape the Library” Book Discussion

July 30, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Let’s meet on the Village Green, Thursday, July 30 at 7pm to chat about what we’re reading this summer!


LEGO Club

July 31, 2015 at 10:00 am

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. Registration for this event opens July 20, 2015. Click here to register.


Foodie Fridays: Hummus & Veggies

July 31, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us on Friday, July 31 at 11 am to learn how to make hummus!


Friday Films: Akeelah and the Bee

July 31, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us downstairs at noon on Friday, July 31 for a film about “everyday” heroes – part of our Escape the Ordinary summer reading theme!


Family Movie: The Iron Giant

July 31, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Join us for a viewing of The Iron Giant (87 min., rated PG).


Circus Storytime

August 1, 2015 at 11:00 am

The entire family is invited to join us for a circus filled morning.


Book Club Bonanza

August 3, 2015 at 6:00 pm

On Monday, August 3 at 6 pm, teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for discussions of Elsewhere, Travel Team, and Crispin!


Rock Art with Vicki Parker

August 3, 2015 at 7:00 pm

On Monday, August 3 at 7 pm, adults and teens are invited to make rock art with Vicki Parker!


Harry Potter Party

August 4, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Students entering 3rd grade and older are invited to a celebration of our favorite wizard hero, Harry Potter, with an afternoon full of games and activities!


Teen Scene – Every Tuesday in August!

August 4, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Join us at 3:30 pm every Tuesday in August for Wii and board games. Bring your friends and enjoy some snacks!


Brunch Over Books Teen Finale Party

August 5, 2015 at 10:00 am

On Wednesday, August 5 from 10 am to noon, teens in grades 6-12 are invited to celebrate another successful season of Summer Reading at ScotLib!


Glow Show: A Mad Science Workshop

August 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm

On Wednesday, August 5 at 7 pm, create your own glow stick and discover the amazing things that glow bright in the dark and come to light!


Turtle Dance Music

August 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Join us for a lively performance by Turtle Dance Music! Their interactive music ensures to get children and adults alike to come out of their shells!


Family Movie: Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast

August 7, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Join us for a viewing of Tinkerbell and the Legend of the Neverbeast (76 min., rated G).


Bees, Butterflies and Bats: Superheros of the Pollinator World

August 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us for a storytime with Girl Scout Ambassador Annemarie!


Career Networking Group @ SPPL

August 10, 2015 at 6:30 pm

On Monday, August 10 at 6:30pm, learn how to recognize the behavioral style of others and improve your personal and professional relationships.


Little Listeners

August 11, 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 3, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

August 11, 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 3, 2015. Click here to register.


Drop In Crafternoon

August 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Stop by and create some crafts to transform you into a super hero!


Read, Play, Learn!

August 12, 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 3, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

August 12, 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 3, 2015. Click here to register.


Books and Beyond

August 12, 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).


LEGO Club

August 14, 2015 at 10:00 am

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. Registration for this event opens August 3, 2015. Click here to register.


Family Movie: The Boxtrolls

August 14, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Join us for a viewing of The Boxtrolls (97 min., rated PG).


Paws for Reading

August 15, 2015 at 11:00 am

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.


Little Listeners

August 18, 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 10, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

August 18, 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 10, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

August 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 August 10, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

August 19, 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 10, 2015. Click here to register.


Local Hero : Dr. Steve Wyrwa D.M.D.

August 19, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Join us as we welcome our local everyday hero, Dr. Steve Wyrwa D.M.D. Dr. Wyrwa will share one of his favorite stories and tell us about what she does to help our community.


LEGO Club

August 21, 2015 at 10:00 am

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. Registration for this event opens August 10, 2015. Click here to register.


Family Movie: Brave

August 21, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Join us for a viewing of Brave (93 min., rated PG).


Adventurous Storytime

August 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us for a storytime full of tales of adventure.


Local Hero : Union County Bomb Squad

August 22, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us as we welcome local everyday heroes from the Union County Bomb Squad.


Little Listeners

August 25, 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 17, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

August 25, 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 17, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

August 26, 2015 at 10:30 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 17, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

August 26, 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 17, 2015. Click here to register.


LEGO Club

August 28, 2015 at 10:00 am

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. Registration for this event opens August 17, 2015. Click here to register.


Foodie Fridays: Pico de Gallo

August 28, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us on Friday, August 28 at 11am for our last Foodie Friday of the summer. We will be making pico de gallo.


Family Movie: Chicken Little

August 28, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Join us for a viewing of Chicken Little (81 min., rated G).


Twisted Tales Storytime

August 29, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us to hear some twisted and fractured fairy tales.


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!


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.


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.


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 to ensure we have enough food for everyone!


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.


Teen Halloween Manicures

October 26, 2015 at 3:30 pm

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