Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Creative Kids

November 21, 2014 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 November 10, 2014.Click here to register.


Thankful Storytime

November 22, 2014 at 11:00 am

Join us as we read stories and think about what we are each thankful for.


Test Taking Strategies

November 22, 2014 at 3:00 pm

On Saturday, Nov. 22 @ 3PM, middle school students will learn strategies for taking tests, reducing anxiety, and analyzing results.


Teen Thanksgiving Celebration

November 24, 2014 at 3:30 pm

On Monday, Nov 24 at 3:30 pm, watch a holiday episode while writing old-fashioned thank you notes to those who have impacted our lives.


NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month)

November 24, 2014 at 6:00 pm

Come Write In on Monday, November 24 at 6:30 pm to work toward 50,000 words!


Library Closed for Thanksgiving

November 26, 2014 at 2:00 pm

The Library will be closing at 2PM on Wednesday, November 26 and will be closed on Thursday and Friday.


Dinosaur Storytime

November 29, 2014 at 11:00 am

The entire family is invited to join us for a dinosaur themed storytime followed by a related craft.


Teen Monday Meet-up

December 1, 2014 at 3:30 pm

On Monday, December 1 @ 3:30 pm, meet your friends and start your homework.


Little Listeners

December 2, 2014 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 November 24, 2014. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

December 2, 2014 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 November 24, 2014. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

December 2, 2014 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 November 24, 2014. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

December 3, 2014 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 November 24, 2014.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

December 3, 2014 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 November 24, 2014. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

December 4, 2014 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 November 24, 2014.Click here to register.


Decorating a Holiday Wreath

December 4, 2014 at 4:30 pm

Join Lisa Mohn of the Apple Blossom Flower Shop on Thursday, December 4 at 6:30pm for this festive event. Reservations are required.


Creative Kids

December 5, 2014 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 November 24, 2014.Click here to register.


Foreign Film: The Great Beauty

December 5, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join us on Fridays in December at 1:00pm for 2014 Oscar Nominations for Best Foreign Film.


Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

December 6, 2014 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 November 24, 2014. Click here to register.


Teen Gingerbread Houses

December 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Join us on Monday, December 8 at 6:30 pm to build (and enjoy) your own sweet treat while we sip hot chocolate and get festive!


Career Networking Group @ MPL

December 8, 2014 at 6:30 pm

Get Traction Now: How to Think and Act Differently in the Job Market. The group will meet in Mountainside on Monday, December 8 @ 6:30pm.


Evening Book Club

December 8, 2014 at 7:00 pm

The Evening Book Club will meet on Monday, December 8 at 7PM to discuss Carthage by Joyce Carol Oates.


Little Listeners

December 9, 2014 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 December 1, 2014. Click here to register.


Hypertension Clinic

December 9, 2014 at 10:00 am

The township nurse will be available for blood pressure checks on Tuesday, December 9 from 10:00am until noon. No registration is required.


Terrific Twos

December 9, 2014 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 December 1, 2014. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

December 9, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Introduce your child to the wonder of scientific discovery! Our Future Scientists program is designed to introduce children to the amazing world of science while satisfying their growing curiosity through books and interactive hands-on learning.
Future Scientists is designed for current Kindergarten students and those entering Kindergarten in September 2015.
Registration is required and is limited to Scotch Plains and Fanwood cardholders only. Registration for this event opens December 1, 2014. Click here to register.


Teen Crafternoon: Ornament Making

December 9, 2014 at 3:30 pm

On Tues, December 9 at 3:30 pm, join us for cocoa, cookies, and crafts. Please register in advance !


Read, Play, Learn!

December 10, 2014 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 December 1, 2014.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

December 10, 2014 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 December 1, 2014. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

December 11, 2014 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 December 1, 2014.Click here to register.


Teen Book Club

December 11, 2014 at 7:00 pm

Reserve your copy of Let it Snow for our discussion on Thursday, December 11 @ 7PM. Three intertwining holiday stories by Maureen Johnson, John Green, & Lauren Myracle.


Creative Kids

December 12, 2014 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 December 1, 2014.Click here to register.


Foreign Film: The Broken Circle Breakdown

December 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join us on Fridays in December at 1:00pm for 2014 Oscar Nominations for Best Foreign Film.


Gallery Exhibit

December 14, 2014 at 1:00 pm

This December we will feature the photography of Ellen Rubinstein. A reception will be held on Sunday, December 14 from 1-3pm.


Teen Advisory Board Meeting 2014-2015

December 15, 2014 at 4:00 pm

Join us for our meeting on Monday, December 15 at 4 pm.


LEGO Club

December 15, 2014 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.


Friends of SPPL Meeting

December 15, 2014 at 7:30 pm

Friends of the Library will meet on Monday, December 15 at 7:30pm in the Music Room.


Little Listeners

December 16, 2014 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 December 8, 2014. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

December 16, 2014 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 December 8, 2014. Click here to register.


Afternoon Book Club

December 16, 2014 at 1:00 pm

The Afternoon Book Club will meet on Tuesday, December 16 at 1PM to discuss Longbourn by Jo Baker.


Teen Scene

December 16, 2014 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, December 16 @ 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!

December 17, 2014 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 December 8, 2014.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

December 17, 2014 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 December 8, 2014. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

December 18, 2014 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 December 8, 2014.Click here to register.


Creative Kids

December 19, 2014 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 December 8, 2014.Click here to register.


Foreign Film: The Hunt

December 19, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join us on Fridays in December at 1:00pm for 2014 Oscar Nominations for Best Foreign Film.


Paws for Reading

December 20, 2014 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.


Foreign Film: Omar

December 26, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Join us on Fridays in December at 1:00pm for 2014 Oscar Nominations for Best Foreign Film.


Teen Scene

December 30, 2014 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, December 30 @ 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!