Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Teen Summer Reading Kick-Off Party

July 6, 2015 at 5:00 pm

On Monday, July 6 at 5 pm, teens in grades 6-12 are invited to kick off summer reading with games, prizes, a superhero photo booth and hero subs!


Little Listeners

July 7, 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 June 29, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

July 7, 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 June 29, 2015. Click here to register.


Drop In Crafternoon

July 7, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Stop by and create crafts related to everyday heroes including firefighters, police officers, doctors, and military.


Teen Scene – July 7

July 7, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, July 7 at 3:30 pm, teens in grades 6 – 12 are invited to play Wii and board games. Bring your friends and enjoy some snacks!


Read, Play, Learn!

July 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 June 29, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

July 8, 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 June 29, 2015. Click here to register.


Local Hero : Dr. Abby Pinsky

July 8, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Join us as we welcome our local everyday hero, Dr. Abby Pinsky.


Comic Book Manicures

July 9, 2015 at 10:00 am

On Thursday, July 9 at 10 am, teens in grades 6-12 are invited to join us for comic book manicures!


Secrets of Animal Powers

July 9, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Join us for an engaging look at the heroic attributes of a number of animals with this presentation from Snakes-n-Scales and their live animals!


LEGO Club

July 10, 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 June 29, 2015. Click here to register.


Friday Films: Ladder 49

July 10, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us at noon on Friday, July 10 for a film about “everyday” heroes – part of our Escape the Ordinary summer reading theme!


Family Movie: Tangled

July 10, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Join us for a viewing of Tangled. (100 min., rated PG)


Local Hero : SP Rescue Squad

July 11, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us as we welcome local everyday heroes from the Scotch Plains Rescue Squad.


Mad Science – Shipwrecked

July 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Children are on a deserted island where they must work together to invent a means for collecting food and water, build shelters, bridges, and more!


Ship Wreck : A Mad Science Workshop

July 13, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Children are on a deserted island where they must work together to invent a means for collecting food and water, build shelters, bridges, and more!


Jeopardy & Batman!

July 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm

On Monday, July 13 at 7 pm, teens in grades 6-12 are invited to play Superhero Jeopardy and watch an episode of Batman! Spectators welcome!


Evening Book Club

July 13, 2015 at 7:00 pm

The Evening Book Club will meet on Monday, July 13 at 7 pm to discuss The Hollow Land by Jane Gardam.


Little Listeners

July 14, 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 July 6, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

July 14, 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 July 6, 2015. Click here to register.


Captain Underpants Party

July 14, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Students entering 2nd grade and up are invited to this perilous potty party featuring activities based on Captain Underpants’ epic novels!


Teen Scene – July 14

July 14, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, July 14 at 3:30 pm, teens in grades 6 – 12 are invited to play Wii and board games. Bring your friends and enjoy some snacks!


Read, Play, Learn!

July 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 July 6, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

July 15, 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 6, 2015. Click here to register.


Mad Science – Sci-Fi

July 15, 2015 at 7:00 pm

On Wed, July 15 at 7 pm, join us for Sci-Fi night! You will decipher fact from fiction as we get a lesson on lasers, build a light stick, & work to protect a space ship from damaging space rays.


LEGO Club

July 17, 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 6, 2015. Click here to register.


Friday Films: Twelve Angry Men

July 17, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us downstairs at noon on Friday, July 17 for a film about “everyday” heroes – part of our Escape the Ordinary summer reading theme!


Family Movie: Monsters, Inc.

July 17, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Join us for a viewing of Monsters, Inc. (92 min., rated G).


Paws for Reading

July 18, 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.


Houdini Escape Show

July 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Escapist Tom Yurasits and his assistant present a magic show like no other on July 20 @7.


Little Listeners

July 21, 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 July 13, 2015. Click here to register.


Intro to Knitting for Adults

July 21, 2015 at 9:30 am

Escape the Ordinary – learn to knit in a relaxed environment on Tuesday, July 21 at 9:30am. Pre-registration is required.


Terrific Twos

July 21, 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 July 13, 2015. Click here to register.


Super Hero Academy

July 21, 2015 at 2:00 pm

Try out your super powers and earn your degree from the SPPL Super Hero Academy. Open to children entering Kindergarten and up.


Teen Scene – July 21

July 21, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, July 21 at 3:30 pm, teens in grades 6 – 12 are invited to play Wii and board games. Bring your friends and enjoy some snacks!


Read, Play, Learn!

July 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 July 13, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

July 22, 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 13, 2015. Click here to register.


Author Visit – Karen Bao

July 22, 2015 at 6:30 pm

On Wednesday, July 22 at 6:30 pm, meet Karen Bao, author of the YA futuristic thriller Dove Arising.


Invention-Ation : A Mad Science Workshop

July 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Learn how inventors work & about some famous inventions. Then learn about machines through hands-on activities, and make machines of your own.


Mad Science – Invention-ation

July 23, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Learn how inventors work & about some famous inventions. Then learn about machines through hands-on activities, and make machines of your own.


LEGO Club

July 24, 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 13, 2015. Click here to register.


Friday Films: Defiance

July 24, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us downstairs at noon on Friday, July 24 for a film about “everyday” heroes – part of our Escape the Ordinary summer reading theme!


Family Movie: Strange Magic

July 24, 2015 at 3:00 pm

Join us for a viewing of Strange Magic (110 min., rated PG).


Local Hero : SP Fire Department

July 25, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us as we welcome local everyday heroes from the Scotch Plains Fire Department.


The Thief Lord Book Discussion & Film Screening

July 27, 2015 at 1:00 pm

On Monday, July 27 at 1 pm, teens in grades 6-12 are welcome to join us for our third annual Read the Book, Watch the Movie Party featuring The Thief Lord!


Let’s Monet Paint Party

July 27, 2015 at 6:30 pm

On Monday, July 27 at 6:30 pm, join Leah Zara-Acevedo of Let’s Monet for a paint night!


Little Listeners

July 28, 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 July 20, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

July 28, 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 July 20, 2015. Click here to register.


Teen Scene – July 28

July 28, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, July 28 at 3:30 pm, teens in grades 6 – 12 are invited to play Wii and board 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 – August 4

August 4, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, August 4 at 3:30 pm, teens in grades 6 – 12 are invited to play Wii and board games. Bring your friends and enjoy some snacks!


Brunch Over Books 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

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).


Silly Storytime

August 8, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us for a storytime sure to make you giggle.


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.