Wednesday, October 2, 2013 • 1:00am
Storytimes are back! The new season of storytimes has started bringing great stories, funny songs and creative crafts to the library. There is no need to sign up in advance; just come and join the fun! The schedule for various age groups is: infants and babies up to age 2 come Fridays at 10:30; 2- and 3-year-olds come Wednesdays and Thursdays at 10:30; and children 3 and older come Tuesdays at 10:30, Wednesdays at 6:30, and Thursdays at 1:15.
Friday Fun returns for children ages 7-10. There will be games and crafts and plenty of fun surprises! You don’t need to register and it is free.
There are some special programs for children in the next few weeks. On Thursday, October 10, kids ages 3 and up can create a Halloween craft project. Come and paint a scary, spooky, or sweet Halloween decoration -- you choose! Washable paint will be used, so please remember to dress accordingly. Space is limited; pre-registration is required. A $1.00 materials fee is due upon registration.
Everyone’s favorite pumpkin painting activity returns on Thursday, October 17, from 6:30-8:00. Bring your own pumpkin and drop in anytime that evening. We’ll provide the rest.
Looking farther ahead, on Tuesday, October 22, there will be a Halloween magic and puppet show. Children ages 3 and over should come to the Senior Center at 6:30 – in costume, if they wish. Come to the library to learn more details, or check out our website. This program is sponsored by the South Plainfield Suburban Women's Club.
The programming schedule does not neglect adults. On Thursday, October 10, at 7:00 pm, financial advisor Harry Harris will be teaching the basic principles of financial planning for small businesses. This program is presented for free and there is no need for pre-registration.
Monday night at the Movies continues. Come at 6:30 to enjoy a recently released DVD on our big screen. Longer movies start a little earlier; you can call or come into the library to find out what this week’s feature is. Popcorn will be served!
There are now three book discussion groups to choose from at the library – or you can attend all three. The afternoon group meets on the third Tuesday of this month at 4:00 pm. This month’s discussion, on October 15, will be about Cutting for Stone by Abraham Verghese. The novel travels from Ethiopia to New York and back again, uncovering the lives of twins born of a secret union between a nun and a surgeon. Medicine and miracles, love and betrayal intertwine to form a powerful and human story.
The third Wednesday of the month is the new Mystery book club. On October 16 at 4:00 pm, they will be discussing The Mother Hunt by Rex Stout. In this classic Nero Wolfe story, a socialite wants to know why a baby has been left on her door step. The case quickly leads to murder.
The evening group meets at 7:00 pm on the fourth Thursday. In October the discussion will be on the 24th about Probable Future by Alice Hoffman. Three generations of Sparrow women have developed unusual gifts, and their clairvoyance both causes estrangement and brings them back together
The Library Board of Trustees will hold their weekly meeting on Tuesday, October 8 at 7:00 pm. There is time for public comment during each meeting.
There is still time to participate in the second annual Book and Bake Sale sponsored by the Friends of the Library on Saturday, October 19. You can sign up now at the library to bring baked goods. If you have used books in good condition (no tears, stains or dirt; no encyclopedias or textbooks) or DVDs and CDs (not scratched, in cases, sets should be complete) please bring them to the library before Friday the 18th during regular hours. On the day of the sale, come between 9:00 am and 3:00 pm to find books at bargain prices, and tasty treats, too!
The library will be closed on Sunday, October 13 and Monday, October 14 in observance of Columbus Day.