Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Sea Storytime and Craft

June 25, 2016 at 11:00 am

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


Friday Film: Miracle

July 1, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Get in the Game with a movie about sports on Friday, July 1 at noon.


Independence Weekend Closing

July 2, 2016 at 9:00 am

The Library will be closed Saturday, July 2 through Monday, July 4 in observance of the Independence Day Weekend.


Little Listeners

July 5, 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 27, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

July 5, 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 27, 2016. Click here to register.


Teen Scene: July 5

July 5, 2016 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, July 5 at 3:30pm, Get in the Game with Wii, Nok-Hockey, and board games downstairs.


Read, Play, Learn!

July 6, 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 27, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

July 6, 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 27, 2016. Click here to register.


Teen Summer Reading Opening Games

July 6, 2016 at 4:00 pm

On Wednesday, July 6 at 4pm, try your hand at M&M sorting, Oreo stacking, trivia, and speed shelving.


Book Club – Roller Girl

July 6, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Students entering 3rd to 6th grade are invited to join us for a book club to discuss Roller Girl by Victoria Jamieson.


Coding

July 7, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Dive into the world of coding using Scratch at this 45 minutes workshop. This program is designed for students entering 3rd to 6th grade.


Outdoor Fun

July 8, 2016 at 10:00 am

The summer is the perfect time to enjoy the library while outside! Each week Outdoor Fun will feature a book and a slightly messy activity that we would not be able to do inside.


Coloring Cafe

July 8, 2016 at 10:00 am

Spend some time de-stressing with intricate coloring pages on Friday, July 8 from 10am to noon. No registration is required.


Friday Film: Creed

July 8, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Get in the Game with a movie about sports every Friday in July at noon.


Hot Air Balloons Storytime & Craft

July 9, 2016 at 11:00 am

Get blown away at our Hot Air Balloon themed storytime, followed by a related craft.


LEGO Club

July 11, 2016 at 10:00 am

The whole family is 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 5, 2016. Click here to register.


Evening Book Club

July 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm

The Evening Book Club will meet on Monday, July 11 at 7 pm to discuss Benediction by Kent Haruf.


Little Listeners

July 12, 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 July 5, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

July 12, 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 July 5, 2016. Click here to register.


Drop In Crafternoon

July 12, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Stop by and create crafts related to USA Sports!


Teen Scene: July 12

July 12, 2016 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, July 12 at 3:30pm, Get in the Game with Wii, Nok-Hockey, and board games downstairs.


Read, Play, Learn!

July 13, 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 July 5, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

July 13, 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 July 5, 2016. Click here to register.


Mad Science: The Science of Magic

July 13, 2016 at 6:30 pm

Mad Science is back on Wednesday, July 13 at 6:30pm. Teens entering grade 5 and up will learn the science behind some classic magic tricks! Register in advance.


Rizzo’s Wildlife Adventures

July 14, 2016 at 3:00 pm

Meet rabbits, hedgehogs and other furry creatures! Rizzo’s Wildlife World will teach us about a variety of mammals at this live animal show!


Reading on the Go

July 15, 2016 at 10:00 am

Friday, July 15 at 10am – Scotch Plains cardholders can learn how to access ebooks, audiobooks, magazines and music from anywhere. Registration is required.


Outdoor Fun

July 15, 2016 at 10:00 am

The summer is the perfect time to enjoy the library while outside! Each week Outdoor Fun will feature a book and a slightly messy activity that we would not be able to do inside.


Friday Film: Concussion

July 15, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Get in the Game with a movie about sports every Friday in July at noon.


Picnic Storytime & Craft

July 16, 2016 at 11:00 am

Join us as storytime goes on a picnic. A related craft will follow.


LEGO Club

July 18, 2016 at 10:00 am

The entire family is 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 11, 2016. Click here to register.


Teen Caricature Workshop

July 18, 2016 at 4:00 pm

On Monday, July 18 at 4pm, learn how to draw brilliant caricatures of athletes or other celebrities. Registration is required.


Adult Summer Book Discussion

July 18, 2016 at 7:00 pm

On Monday, July 18 at 7pm, join Robin to discuss The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin, the #1 LibraryReads favorite title in 2014.


Little Listeners

July 19, 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 July 11, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

July 19, 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 July 11, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

July 20, 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 July 11, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

July 20, 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 July 11, 2016. Click here to register.


Claymation

July 20, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Make your own claymation movie in this two day activity. This program is designed for students entering 3rd to 6th grade.


Civil Air Patrol Aerospace Basics

July 20, 2016 at 6:30 pm

On Wednesday, July 20 at 6:30pm, teens ages 12-18 can learn about the science of flight with CAP teen cadets. Try a flight simulator; make a model aircraft. Registration is required.


Little Library Games

July 21, 2016 at 11:00 am

Have fun while completing Mother Goose themed activities!


Coloring Cafe

July 22, 2016 at 10:00 am

Spend some time de-stressing with intricate coloring pages on Friday, July 22 from 10am to noon. No registration is required.


Outdoor Fun

July 22, 2016 at 10:00 am

The summer is the perfect time to enjoy the library while outside! Each week Outdoor Fun will feature a book and a slightly messy activity that we would not be able to do inside.


Friday Film: Unbroken

July 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Get in the Game with a movie about sports every Friday in July at noon.


LEGO Club

July 25, 2016 at 10:00 am

The entire family is 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 18, 2016. Click here to register.


Solar Telescope

July 25, 2016 at 3:00 pm

On Monday, July 25 at 3:00pm, take a close (and safe) look at the sun with astronomer-educator Bob Reichman and his hydrogen-alpha solar telescope.


Middle School Book Talk and Movie

July 25, 2016 at 6:00 pm

On Monday, July 25 at 6pm, get ideas for your summer reading assignment, watch a movie, and enjoy pizza! Please register in advance.


Little Listeners

July 26, 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 July 18, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

July 26, 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 January 18, 2016. Click here to register.


Minute to Win It

July 26, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Think you can beat your friends in our crazy challenges in under a minute? This program is designed for children entering 2nd to 5th grades.


Read, Play, Learn!

July 27, 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 July 18, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

July 27, 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 July 18, 2016. Click here to register.


Mad Science: Egg Helmet

July 27, 2016 at 6:30 pm

On Wednesday, July 27 at 6:30pm, try to figure out which materials we could use to make helmets for our egg friends to prevent their shells from cracking during impact tests.


Classroom Adventure Stories

July 28, 2016 at 3:30 pm

Join us for an highly interactive, hysterical adventure in Go Wild in the Jungle with Don Dougherty!


Foodie Friday

July 29, 2016 at 10:00 am

On Friday, July 29 at 10am, dietician Natalie Caoccia will share recipes for summer’s bounty, including herbs grown in our container garden. No registration required.


Outdoor Fun

July 29, 2016 at 10:00 am

The summer is the perfect time to enjoy the library while outside! Each week Outdoor Fun will feature a book and a slightly messy activity that we would not be able to do inside.


Friday Film: Race

July 29, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Get in the Game with a movie about sports every Friday in July at noon.


Library Mini Golf

July 30, 2016 at 9:30 am

Join us as we turn our downstairs meeting room into a mini-golf course! The course opens at 9:30, stop by throughout the day to play through!


Paint with Let’s Monet

August 1, 2016 at 6:30 pm

On Monday, August 1 at 6:30pm, local artist Leah Zara-Acevedo will guide adults and teens toward putting their own spin on a well-known artist’s work. Registration is required.


Touch the Music

August 2, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Stop by the library for an introduction to the instruments of a marching band.


Make your Own Summer Bouquet

August 3, 2016 at 6:30 pm

On Wednesday, August 3 at 6:30pm, Lisa Mohn of Apple Blossom Flower Shop will show you how to make a beautiful bouquet. Space is limited; registration is required.


Fit 4 Kids Show

August 4, 2016 at 11:00 am

Join Muscle Man Mike for the Healthiest Show on Earth!


Coloring Cafe

August 5, 2016 at 10:00 am

Spend some time de-stressing with intricate coloring pages on Friday, August 5 from 10am to noon. No registration is required.


Friday Film: The Hunger Games

August 5, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Fridays in August at noon for a screening of the Hunger Games films.


Barn Animal Storytime & Craft

August 6, 2016 at 11:00 am

The entire family is invited as we visit the barn in this themed storytime. A related craft will follow.


LEGO Club

August 8, 2016 at 10:00 am

The entire family is welcome to join in on the fun at our LEGO Club!
Registration is required and limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only.


The Night Sky

August 8, 2016 at 8:30 pm

Bob Reichman returns on Monday, August 8 at 8:30pm to give us a closer look at the sky at night, beginning with an indoor presentation.


Little Listeners

August 9, 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 August 1, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

August 9, 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 August 1, 2016. Click here to register.


Drop In Crafternoon

August 9, 2016 at 2:00 pm

Stop by and create some crafts related to the summer games!


Read, Play, Learn!

August 10, 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 August 1, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

August 10, 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 August 1, 2016. Click here to register.


Mad Science: The Science of Sport

August 10, 2016 at 6:30 pm

On Wednesday, August 10 at 6:30pm, learn how physical and chemical sciences affect equipment, movement, and technique. Please register in advance.


Teen Summer Reading Closing Ceremonies

August 11, 2016 at 4:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, August 11, 4-6pm, for our end-of-summer party. Tie-dye a shirt, survive a water balloon toss, have your caricature drawn. Please register in advance.


Outdoor Fun

August 12, 2016 at 10:00 am

The summer is the perfect time to enjoy the library while outside! Each week Outdoor Fun will feature a book and a slightly messy activity that we would not be able to do inside.


Reading on the Go

August 12, 2016 at 10:00 am

Friday, August 12 at 10am – Scotch Plains cardholders can learn how to access ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and music from anywhere. Registration is required.


Friday Film: Catching Fire

August 12, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Fridays in August at noon for a screening of the Hunger Games films.


Camping Storytime & Craft

August 13, 2016 at 11:00 am

Gather around and join us for a camping themed storytime and craft.


LEGO Club

August 15, 2016 at 10:00 am

The entire family is 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 8, 2016. Click here to register.


Little Listeners

August 16, 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 August 8, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

August 16, 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 August 8, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

August 17, 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 August 8, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

August 17, 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 August 8, 2016. Click here to register.


Outdoor Fun

August 19, 2016 at 10:00 am

The summer is the perfect time to enjoy the library while outside! Each week Outdoor Fun will feature a book and a slightly messy activity that we would not be able to do inside.


Foodie Friday

August 19, 2016 at 10:00 am

On Friday, August 19 at 10am, Natalie Caoccia, Shop-Rite dietician, will share recipes for summer’s bounty, including herbs grown in our container garden. No registration required.


Friday Film: Mockingjay Part I

August 19, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Fidays in August at noon for a screening of the Hunger Games films.


Fly High Storytime & Craft

August 20, 2016 at 11:00 am

Soar into this storytime featuring high flying stories and a craft.


LEGO Club

August 22, 2016 at 10:00 am

The entire family is 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 15, 2016. Click here to register.


LEGO Club

August 29, 2016 at 10:00 am

The entire family is 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 22, 2016. Click here to register.


Little Listeners

August 23, 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 August 15, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

August 23, 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 August 15, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

August 24, 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 August 15, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

August 24, 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 August 15, 2016. Click here to register.


Outdoor Fun

August 26, 2016 at 10:00 am

The summer is the perfect time to enjoy the library while outside! Each week Outdoor Fun will feature a book and a slightly messy activity that we would not be able to do inside.


Friday Film: Mockingjay Part II

August 26, 2016 at 12:00 pm

Join us on Fridays in August at noon for a screening of the Hunger Games films.


Sea Creatures Storytime & Craft

August 27, 2016 at 11:00 am

Dive in and join us for a storytime featuring sea creatures and a related craft.


Little Listeners

August 30, 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 August 22, 2016. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

August 30, 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 February 22, 2016. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

August 31, 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 August 22, 2016.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

August 31, 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 August 22, 2016. Click here to register.