Events at Scotch Plains Public Library

Delayed Opening 1/24/2015

January 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

The Library will open at 11:00am today.


Friends Book Sale Donations

January 24, 2015 at 9:00 am

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Saturday, January 24, 9am-12pm.


Snowman Stories

January 24, 2015 at 11:00 am

Due to the library’s delayed opening, today’s program has been canceled.


Gallery Reception

January 24, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The paintings of Fernando Zapata will be on display January 18-30. A reception will be held on Saturday, January 24 from 1:00 to 4:00pm.


Friends Book Sale Donations

January 25, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Sunday, January 25, 12-3pm.


LEGO Club

January 26, 2015 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.


Teen Crafternoon: DIY Mug Design

January 27, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Weather permitting, join us on Tuesday, January 27 at 3:30 pm to design your own mug! Pre-registration is required.


Mystery Book Discussion

January 28, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Join Maribeth to discuss The Beekeeper’s Apprentice by Laurie R. King on Wednesday, January 28 at 6:30pm. Please register online.


Friday Films at NOON: The Hundred-Foot Journey

January 30, 2015 at 12:00 pm

January 30, Join us downstairs for this film about food. Note the new, earlier, time for 2015!


Friends Book Sale Donations

January 31, 2015 at 9:00 am

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Saturday, January 31, 9am-12pm, and Sunday, February 1, 12-3pm.


Polar Bear Storytime

January 31, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us for this polar bear themed storytime, followed by a related craft.


Created Equal: Slavery by Another Name @SPPL

January 31, 2015 at 1:00 pm

As part of our co-hosted series, FML & SPPL will screen the film: Slavery By Another Name. The January 31 showing will be at Scotch Plains Public Library.


Friends Book Sale Donations

February 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Sunday, February 1, 12-3pm.


Teen Valentine’s Day Party

February 2, 2015 at 3:30 pm

Join us for a Valentine’s Day Party on Monday, February 2 at 3:30 pm.


Little Listeners

February 3, 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 January 26, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

February 3, 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 January 26, 2015. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

February 3, 2015 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 January 26, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

February 4, 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 January 26, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

February 4, 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 January 26, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

February 5, 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 January 26, 2015.Click here to register.


Gallery Exhibit

February 5, 2015 at 7:00 pm

We will feature the work of the adult students of Sandra Cerchio February 5-28. A reception will be held on Thursday, February 5 at 7:00pm.


Creative Kids

February 6, 2015 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 January 26, 2015.Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

February 6, 2015 at 10:45 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 26, 2015. Click here to register.


Friday Films: Winter’s Tale

February 6, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us downstairs on Friday, February 6 at noon for this romantic movie.


Sensory Storytime for Children of All Abilities

February 7, 2015 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 December 22, 2014. Click here to register.


Friends Book Sale Donations

February 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Saturday, February 7, 11am-4pm.


Favorite Caldecotts

February 7, 2015 at 11:00 am

Join us as we revisit some of our favorite Caldecott winners.


Friends Book Sale Donations

February 8, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Sunday, February 8, 12-3pm.


Created Equal: Slavery by Another Name @ FML

February 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm

As part of our co-hosted series of programming, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” the Fanwood Memorial Library & the Scotch Plains Public Library will screen the film, Slavery By Another Name. On Monday, February 9 at 1:00pm, the Fanwood Memorial Library will show this film.


Teen Monday Meet-up

February 9, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Monday, February 9 @ 3:30 pm, meet your friends and start your homework.


Created Equal: Slavery by Another Name @ FML

February 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm

As part of our co-hosted series of programming, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” the Fanwood Memorial Library & the Scotch Plains Public Library will screen the film, Slavery By Another Name. On Monday, February 9 at 6:00pm, the Fanwood Memorial Library will show this film.


Career Networking Group @ SPPL

February 9, 2015 at 6:30 pm

Join Linda Trignano on Monday, February 9 @ 6:30pm for The Age-Old Issue of Age – in the Job Search


Friends of SPPL Meeting

February 9, 2015 at 7:30 pm

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


Little Listeners

February 10, 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 February 2, 2015. Click here to register.


Hypertension Clinic

February 10, 2015 at 10:00 am

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


Terrific Twos

February 10, 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 February 2, 2015. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

February 10, 2015 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 February 2, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

February 11, 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 February 2, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

February 11, 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 February 2, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

February 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 February 2, 2015.Click here to register.


Created Equal: Slavery by Another Name @SPPL

February 12, 2015 at 7:00 pm

As part of our co-hosted series, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” FML & SPPL will screen the film: Slavery By Another Name on February 12 showing at SPPL, followed by a discussion led by Sandy Shevack.


Creative Kids

February 13, 2015 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 February 2, 2015.Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

February 13, 2015 at 10:45 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 2, 2015. Click here to register.


Friday Films: What If

February 13, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us downstairs on Friday, February 13 at noon for this romantic movie.


Friends Book Sale Donations

February 14, 2015 at 9:00 am

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Saturday, February 14, 9am-4pm.


Valentine’s Day Storytime & Craft

February 14, 2015 at 11:00 am

The entire family is invited to join us for a storytime and craft for Valentine’s Day.


Friends Book Sale Donations

February 15, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Sunday, February 15, 12-3pm.


Library Closed

February 16, 2015 at 9:00 am

The Library will be closed on Monday, February 16 in observance of Presidents’ Day.


Little Listeners

February 17, 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 February 9, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

February 17, 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 February 9, 2015. Click here to register.


Afternoon Book Club

February 17, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The Afternoon Book Club will meet on Tuesday, February 17 at 1PM to discuss The Orphan Train by Christina Baker Kline.


Future Scientists

February 17, 2015 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 February 9, 2015. Click here to register.


Teen Scene

February 17, 2015 at 3:30 pm

On Tuesday, February 17 @ 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!

February 18, 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 February 9, 2015.Click here to register.


Stay & Play Storytime

February 18, 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 February 9, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

February 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 February 9, 2015.Click here to register.


Created Equal: The Invention of Wings Book Club

February 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, February 19 at 7 pm to discuss The Invention of Wings by Sue Monk Kidd.


Library Board of Trustees Meeting

February 19, 2015 at 7:30 pm

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Creative Kids

February 20, 2015 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 February 9, 2015.Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

February 20, 2015 at 10:45 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 9, 2015. Click here to register.


Friday Films: Magic in the Moonlight

February 20, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us downstairs on Friday, February 20 at noon for this romantic movie.


Friends Book Sale Donations

February 21, 2015 at 9:00 am

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Saturday, February 21, 9am-4pm.


Paws for Reading

February 21, 2015 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.


Friends Book Sale Donations

February 22, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Sunday, February 22, 12-3pm.


LEGO Club

February 23, 2015 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.


Little Listeners

February 24, 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 February 17, 2015. Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

February 24, 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 February 17, 2015. Click here to register.


Future Scientists

February 24, 2015 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 February 17, 2015. Click here to register.


Read, Play, Learn!

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


Stay & Play Storytime

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


Read, Play, Learn!

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


Creative Kids

February 27, 2015 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 February 17, 2015.Click here to register.


Terrific Twos

February 27, 2015 at 10:45 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 17, 2015. Click here to register.


Friday Films: Enough Said

February 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Join us downstairs on Friday, February 27 at noon for this romantic movie.


Friends Book Sale Donations

February 28, 2015 at 9:00 am

Friends will be able to assist you with your book sale donations on Saturday, February 28, 9am-4pm.


Friends Book Sale Donations

March 1, 2015 at 12:00 pm

Sunday, March 1, 12-3pm, is the last day we can accept donations for the Book Sale. Thank you for your support!


Created Equal: Saul Broudy & Al Shorts in Concert @ FML

March 4, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Join us at FML on Wednesday, March 4 at 7pm for False Freedom: African American Songs of Work, Struggle and Salvation, from the Civil War to WWII.


Created Equal: Freedom Riders @ FML

March 9, 2015 at 1:00 pm

As part of our co-hosted series of programming, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” the Fanwood Memorial Library & the Scotch Plains Public Library will screen the film, Freedom Riders. Fanwood Memorial Library will show this film on Monday, March 9 at 1:00pm.


Created Equal: Freedom Riders @ FML

March 9, 2015 at 6:00 pm

As part of our co-hosted series of programming, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” the Fanwood Memorial Library & the Scotch Plains Public Library will screen the film, Freedom Riders. Fanwood Memorial Library will show this film on Monday, March 9 at 6:00pm.


Created Equal: How Did We Get to Today? Part Two

March 11, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Join us at FML on Wednesday, March 11 at 7pm for Part 2 of How Did We Get to Today? Awareness, Acknowledgement & Advancement.


Created Equal: Freedom Riders @SPPL

March 19, 2015 at 7:00 pm

As part of our co-hosted series of programming, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” the Fanwood Memorial Library & the Scotch Plains Public Library will screen the film: Freedom Riders . The March 19 showing will be at Scotch Plains Public Library.


Created Equal: A Discussion with Rabbi Israel Dresner @ FML

March 25, 2015 at 7:00 pm

On Wednesday, March 25 at 7pm, FML welcomes Rabbi Israel Dresner, a Freedom Rider and activist. A Q&A session will follow his presentation.


Created Equal: Freedom Riders @SPPL

March 28, 2015 at 1:00 pm

As part of our co-hosted series of programming, “Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle,” the Fanwood Memorial Library & the Scotch Plains Public Library will screen the film: Freedom Riders . The March 28 showing will be at Scotch Plains Public Library.


Created Equal: The Loving Story @ FML

April 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

As part of our co-hosted series of programming, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, the Fanwood Memorial Library & the Scotch Plains Public Library will be screening the film The Loving Story The Fanwood Memorial Library will screen this film on Monday, April 20 at 1pm.


Created Equal: The Loving Story @ FML

April 20, 2015 at 6:00 pm

As part of our co-hosted series of programming, Created Equal: America’s Civil Rights Struggle, the Fanwood Memorial Library & the Scotch Plains Public Library will be screening the film The Loving Story The Fanwood Memorial Library will screen this film on Monday, April 20 at 6pm.


Created Equal: How Did We Get to Today? Part Three

April 23, 2015 at 7:00 pm

On Thursday, April 23 at 7pm, join us at SPPL for the final part of our community conversation.


Created Equal: The Loving Story @ SPPL

April 25, 2015 at 1:00 pm

The Loving Story screens at SPPL on Saturday, April 25 at 1:00pm.


Created Equal: Bennet Zurofsky & the Solidarity Singers

May 7, 2015 at 7:00 pm

Join us at SPPL on Thursday, May 7 at 7pm for a family-friendly sing-a-long concert.


Created Equal: The Loving Story at SPPL

May 14, 2015 at 6:30 pm

The Loving Story will screen at SPPL on Thursday, May 14 at 6:30pm, followed by a discussion led by Erica Chito Childs.