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South Plainfield Public Library

Chris Grippo

Wednesday, August 27, 2014 • 9:55pm

 Baby boomers are retiring at a fast rate and many are not sure about their government benefits.  To help the Library has scheduled a program on Wednesday, September 10th at the South Plainfield Public Library titled Questions about Social Security ? presented by Dan Rogers from Merrill Lynch.  No registration is required and the program will begin at 11:30AM.

  Also the South Plainfield Adult Summer Reading Program is still going on so don’t forget you can still participate.

This summer marks the 100th Anniversary of the start of a war that is called by some World War I but is also known as the Great War and the War to End All Wars.  This is considered the first “global” war and involved every major country in Europe plus the United States.  Academics still argue over the causes but the results set the stage for World War II.  To help you understand this seminal event we will be posting on our webpage (www.southplainfield.lib.nj.us) information about this war and some suggested readings.  Due to the fact that this is the anniversary there has been a tremendous amount of material being published and we will try to sort out for you the best.  And when discussing this war you should remember that not only is there a sea of non-fiction materials available but the war also is featured in many works of fiction and even in programs such as Downton Abbey.  In many ways the world we live in is a creation of this war and the collapse of society in 1918.  Furthermore this also marks the beginning of the end for the Romanov Dynasty and the rise of the Soviet Union.  So watch for these postings.

Coming off another successful Summer Reading Program Miss Mija and Miss Linda are taking time to develop programming for the Fall.  Therefore all children’s programming is cancelled until Tuesday, September 16th.   However please remember that does not mean the Library is closed and the Children’s Room is still open to check materials out and there are staff members to help you select materials.

 Finally I will remind everyone that Monday, September 1st, is Labor Day and the Library will be closed so that everyone can attend the Labor Day Parade which kicks off at 10AM on Labor Day.  See you there!

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