Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Read, Play, Learn!

May 4, 2016 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 April 25, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

May 4, 2016 at 10:30 am

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 April 25, 2016. Click here to register.


Beyond Mockingbird Book & Film Discussion

May 4, 2016 at 6:30 pm

The discussion of Toni Morrison’s God Help the Child on Wednesday, May 4 at 6:30 pm has been POSTPONED.


Read, Play, Learn!

May 5, 2016 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 April 25, 2016.Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

May 5, 2016 at 2:00 pm

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 April 25, 2016.Click here to register.


Techsplorers: Creating flyers

May 5, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Join us for our new technology club for 3rd to 5th graders.


Crafty Kids

May 6, 2016 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 April 25, 2016.Click here to register.


Friday Films: A Most Wanted Man

May 6, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Friday, May 6 at NOON for A Most Wanted Man.


Adult Nutrition Education

May 6, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Friday, May 6 @ 3pm – get tips on Smart Shopping at the Farmers’ Market and Healthy Eating on the Go.


Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

May 7, 2016 at 9:30 am

This inclusive storytime features books, songs and movement to stimulate the senses and promote learning.


Insect Storytime and Craft

May 7, 2016 at 11:00 am

Join us for this buggy storytime, followed by a related craft.


Gallery Exhibit and Reception

May 7, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Throughout May we will feature New Jersey Photos, a photography exhibit by Mariya Kovalyov. A reception will be held on Sat, May 7, 2-4pm.


SCORE: Marketing your Small Business

May 9, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Monday, May 9 @ 7pm: learn five low-to-no-cost marketing strategies, whether you’re already in business or are working on your business plan.


Friends of SPPL Meeting

May 9, 2016 at 7:30 pm

Friends of the Library will meet on Monday, May 9 at 7:30pm in the Music Room.


Little Listeners

May 10, 2016 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 May 2, 2016. Click here to register.


Hypertension Clinic

May 10, 2016 at 10:00 am

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


Medicare Questions Answered

May 10, 2016 at 10:00 am

Tuesday, May 10 @ 10am – stop in for free, objective, and confidential information from a trained SHIP representative.


Terrific Twos

May 10, 2016 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 May 2, 2016. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

May 10, 2016 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 May 2, 2016. Click here to register.


Teen Scene: May 10

May 10, 2016 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, May 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.


Read, Play, Learn!

May 11, 2016 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 May 2, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

May 11, 2016 at 10:30 am

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 May 2, 2016. Click here to register.


Writing Buds

May 11, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Love writing? Check out our new program that encourages children ages 8-12 to put their thoughts into words! Each month children will work on projects to contribute to our very first Kids Zone Zine! Registration is required. Registration for this event opens May 2, 2016.Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

May 12, 2016 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 May 2, 2016.Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

May 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm

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 May 2, 2016.Click here to register.


Coloring Club

May 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening of Color! Drop in and express your creativity with coloring sheets, crayons and colored pencils.


Crafty Kids

May 13, 2016 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 May 2, 2016.Click here to register.


Friday Films: Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy

May 13, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Fridays at noon in May for movies about spies.


Storytime from Space

May 14, 2016 at 11:00 am

Travel to space with us in this themed storytime and a related craft.


Future Scientists

May 24, 2016 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 May 16, 2016. Click here to register.


Afternoon Book Club

May 17, 2016 at 1:00 pm

The Afternoon Book Club will meet on Tuesday, May 17 at 1:00 pm to discuss The Visitors by Sally Beauman.


LEGO Club

May 18, 2016 at 4:00 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. Registration for this event opens May 9, 2016. Click here to register.


Teen Crafternoon: Paperback Hedgehog

May 19, 2016 at 3:30 pm

On Thursday, May 19 at 3:30pm, join Clare to make an adorable hedgehog out of an old paperback book. Registration required.


Still Life Drawing

May 20, 2016 at 10:00 am

On Friday, May 20 at 10am, learn to sketch a still life in pencil with local artist Sandra Cerchio.


Friday Films: Bridge of Spies

May 20, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Fridays at noon in May for movies about spies.


Sailing Storytime and Craft

May 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

The entire family is invited to sail away with us in this nautical storytime, followed by a related craft.


Family LEGO Club

May 23, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Our LEGO Club for the entire family!
Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only.


Teen Book Club Discussion–Goodbye Stranger

May 23, 2016 at 7:00 pm

Join us to discuss the complete novel, Goodbye Stranger, on Monday, May 23 at 7 pm.


Little Listeners

May 24, 2016 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 May 16, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

May 24, 2016 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 May 16, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

May 25, 2016 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 May 16, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

May 25, 2016 at 10:30 am

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 May 16, 2016. Click here to register.


Pajama Story Time

May 25, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Wear your PJs, bring your favorite bedtime buddy or blanket, and join us for soothing stories and songs. Children of all ages are welcome.


Read, Play, Learn!

May 26, 2016 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 May 16, 2016.Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

May 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

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 May 16, 2016.Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

May 27, 2016 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 May 16, 2016.Click here to register.


Friday Films: The Man from UNCLE

May 27, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Fridays at noon in May for movies about spies.


Bicycle Storytime and Craft

May 28, 2016 at 11:00 am

Join us for a storytime featuring bicycles, followed by a related craft.


Library Closed on Memorial Day

May 30, 2016 at 9:00 am

The library will be closed on Monday, May 30, for Memorial Day.


Little Listeners

May 31, 2016 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 May 23, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

May 31, 2016 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 May 23, 2016. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

May 31, 2016 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 January 11, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

June 1, 2016 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 May 31, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

June 1, 2016 at 10:30 am

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 May 23, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

June 2, 2016 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 May 23, 2016.Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

June 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm

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 May 23, 2016.Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

June 3, 2016 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 May 23, 2016.Click here to register.


Frog Storytime and Craft

June 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

Hop on in to our frog themed storytime, followed by a related craft.


Teen Scene: June 7

June 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, June 7 @ 3:30 pm, teens in grades 6 – 12 are welcome to participate in Wii, Nok-Hockey, and other games.


Read, Play, Learn!

June 8, 2016 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

June 8, 2016 at 10:30 am

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 May 31, 2016. Click here to register.


The Law & You: Immigration Law

June 8, 2016 at 6:30 pm

On Wednesday, June 8 @ 6:30pm, attorney Laurie Woog will present an overview of the basic workings of a complex and controversial system, touching on current proposals for reform.


Read, Play, Learn!

June 9, 2016 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 May 31, 2016.Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

June 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

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 May 31, 2016.Click here to register.


Crafty Kids

June 10, 2016 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 May 31, 2016.Click here to register.


Dinosaur Storytime and Craft

June 11, 2016 at 11:00 am

Join us for a roaring good storytime featuring dinosaurs! Stay for a craft to follow.


Little Listeners

June 14, 2016 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 June 6, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

June 14, 2016 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 June 6, 2016. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

June 14, 2016 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 June 6, 2016. Click here to register.


Welcome Party for Incoming 7th Graders

June 14, 2016 at 3:30 pm

On Tues, June 14 at 3:30 pm, we invite current 6th graders to get to know our adult room. There will be activities, snacks, & a scavenger hunt.


Read, Play, Learn!

June 15, 2016 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 June 6, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

June 15, 2016 at 10:30 am

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 June 6, 2016. Click here to register.


Writing Buds

June 15, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Love writing? Check out our new program that encourages children ages 8-12 to put their thoughts into words! Each month children will work on projects to contribute to our very first Kids Zone Zine!
Registration is required. Registration for this event opens June 6, 2016.Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

June 16, 2016 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 June 6, 2016. Click here to register.


Coloring Club

June 16, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Join us for an evening of Color! Drop in and express your creativity with coloring sheets, crayons and colored pencils.


Crafty Kids

June 17, 2016 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 June 6, 2016.Click here to register.


Sea Storytime and Craft

June 18, 2016 at 11:00 am

Float away with us in this sea themed storytime, followed by a related craft.


The Law & You: Expungement

June 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm

On Monday, June 20 @ 6:30pm, attorney Vito J. Petitti will provide an overview of the criminal expungement process.


Robot Storytime and Craft

June 25, 2016 at 11:00 am

The entire family is invited to join us for a robot themed storytime and craft.


Pajama Story Time

June 29, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Wear your PJs, bring your favorite bedtime buddy or blanket, and join us for soothing stories and songs. Children of all ages are welcome.