Wednesday, February 13, 2013
The SPPL is holding a program for teens to learn basic sewing skills in a fun and trendy way on Feb. 26 and March 12.
Wednesday, February 13
The following information was provided by the Scotch Plains Public Library. Do you know what to do when a button falls off of your favorite shirt? Have you always wanted to learn to sew, but think that it might get too tedious? Have you ever wanted a cute cover for your phone, but can’t seem to find the perfect one? Scotch Plains Public Library is hosting a two-part program just for teens. “CREATE-it with Christina” is excited to present Sewing 101: Felt Phone Covers. Teens in grades 6-12 are invited to the Scotch Plains Public Library on Tuesday February 26th & Tuesday March 12th from 3:30-4:30pm to learn basic sewing techniques with this trendy, functional project. “CREATE-it with Christina” is a monthly crafting program given by …
Monday, February 4, 2013
The Scotch Plains Public Library is one of eleven NJ libraries chosen to participate in the program.
The Scotch Plains Public Library is one of eleven New Jersey libraries selected to participate in the Talking Book and Braille Center, a program that serves the visually blind and those with other handicaps that make it difficult or impossible for them to read a print brook. Pam Brooks head of Teen and Adult services at the Scotch Plains Public Library is leading TBBC and said they’ve received nice feedback about it. Brooks said that the Scotch Plains Public Library volunteered to be a part of the program, which she thinks is tremendous. “The state library lets every library know and very few libraries stepped up but we are always looking to provide ways that we can serve everybody in the community so it was a really perfect opportunity…
Monday, January 14, 2013
A look at meetings and events taking place the week of Jan. 14 in Scotch Plains and Fanwood.
Monday At 4p.m. the teen advisory board will hold its meeting at the Scotch Plains Public Library. The board works on planning fun and exciting events for teens their age (grades 7-12). Also at the Scotch Plains library, job seekers can visit the January program of the career-networking group. This event will take place at 6:30 p.m. and is open to all those who are in search of a new career. The Historic Preservation Commission of Fanwood will meet at 7:15 p.m. at the Community House (old train station). The Scotch Plains Planning Board will hold its annual reorganization meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the council chambers of the Scotch Plains Municipal Building. The Fanwood Planning board will also meet at 7:30 p.m. at Fanwood Borough Hall. …
Thursday, December 20, 2012
Beginning Jan. 19, The Friends of the Scotch Plains Public Library will be collecting goods for their annual book sale to benefit programs and development of the library.
Thursday, December 20, 2012
The following information was provided by the Friends of the Scotch Plains Public Library. The Friends of the Scotch Plains Public Library next month will begin collecting items for its upcoming Book Sale in March. The organization is seeking clean, salable books with no torn or marked pages. Both hardcovers and paperbacks will be accepted, as well as books on CD, music CDs and DVDs. The Friends request that donations do not include older or time-sensitive materials such as videotapes, records, magazines and textbooks. The scheduled collection times are as follows: Saturday, Jan. 19 - 9 a.m.- 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 20 - 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 26 - 9 a.m - 3 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 27 - 12-3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 2 - 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, …
Monday, December 10, 2012
On Monday, Dec. 10 the public can view a free film screening of "The Nutcracker."
Monday, December 10, 2012
The following information was provided by the Scotch Plains Public Library. The public is invited to get into the “holiday spirit” at the Scotch Plains Public Library this month with two holiday film screenings. Enjoy Mikhail Baryshnikov and Gelsey Kirkland in the American Ballet Theatre’s production of Tchaikovsky’s timeless classic, The Nutcracker, Monday, December 10 at 1:00 pm. On Monday, December 17 at 1:00 pm, we will screen Andrea Bocelli and David Foster: My Christmas. This was a Great Performances PBS Special, and Bocelli was accompanied by artists such as Natalie Cole, Mormon Tabernacle Choir and the Muppets. This program is free and open to all interested participants. Attendees are encouraged to register through the library’s …
Monday, October 15, 2012
Scotch Plains Public Library receives grant to expand global initiative.
In line with the Board of Education's global initiative, the BOE and the Scotch Plains Library are working together on "The Big Read," a program dedicated to involving the entire community on a combined concept by reading. The book involved in the the Big Read is "In the Time of Butterflies" a historical fiction by Julia Alvarez, which will be required reading for all high school students and any adult in the community is encouraged to read it as well. Alvarez's novel focuses on the story of the four Mirabal sisters who were revolutionaries during the Trujillo dictatorship in the Dominican Republic. Three of the sisters are eventually killed and the second sister, Dedé, lives to tell their story. For students in grades 6 through 8 they …
Friday, June 15, 2012
The app is available for anyone with a smart phone or tablet.
The Scotch Plains Public Library is pleased to announce the release of our new mobileapp. “SPPL Mobile” allows anyone with a smartphone or tablet to have access tothe library wherever they are. Features include searching the catalog, placing holds on books, checking events, contacting the library, and keeping up with the library’s Facebook page and Twitter feed. The app gives Scotch Plains residents direct accessto eLibraryNJ, where they can download free ebooks and audiobooks. It also allow susers to scan the ISBN barcode of any book to see if it is available at the library. In the near future, access to the library’s databases will also be available. With today’s prevalence of smartphones and tablets, developing a mobile app is just one …
Monday, March 5, 2012
On Monday, Patch highlights the happenings around town each week.
Join Superintentdent Dr. Margaret Hayes and the Scotch Plains-Fanwood PTA on Monday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. for Coffee with the Superintendent at Park Middle School. All are welcome. On Wednesday, March 7, at 9 a.m., the Scotch Plains Public Library is hosting free income tax preperation for seniors and area residents with low to moderate income. This program is organized and conducted by AARP Tax-Aide, a program of the AARP Foundation in conjunction with the IRS, and the State of NJ, Division of Taxation. To make an appointment call the Scotch Plains Public Library at 908-322-5007 X201 or schedule one at the circulation desk at the library, today, for appointments, Monday and Tuesday mornings, February 6, until April 17. On March 2, Little …
Monday, February 13, 2012
On Monday, Patch highlights the happenings around Scotch Plains and Fanwood this week.
On Monday, February 13, at 6:30 p.m. the Scotch Plains Library will host the Happy Landings Career Networking Group. Participants will have the opportunity to meet Steven Esposito, Susan Best and Martin Gonsky will share tips and lessons learned, on long-term transition survival, conversations that count and self-marketing. Their stories encompass self-employment, nonprofit and corporate opportunities. Online registration for FYO Little League begins today for residents of Scotch Plains and Fanwood. FYO Little League Baseball is dedicated to providing quality baseball programs and instruction to children of pre-school age to 9th grade. Register online at www.fyobaseball.org and click on the ‘registration’ tab. Please note that in-person…
Monday, February 6, 2012
On Monday, Patch highlights the happenings around Scotch Plains and Fanwood.
Artwork by Lauren Lehman, an emerging artist who began her journey in 2010 without any formal training, will be on display at the Scotch Plains Library from Sunday, February 5 until Friday, March 2. Lehman’s “Emerge and See” exhibit showcases abstract expressionistic paintings and is Lehman’s first solo show. Library hours are Monday and Thursday, 9 am to 9 pm; Tuesday and Friday, 9 am to 5 pm; Wednesday 9 am to 8 pm; Saturday 9 am to 5pm and Sunday 12 noon to 4 pm. On Thursday, February 9, at 8 p.m., the Board of Education will hold a special meeting to discuss the potential changes to election law. There will be time allotted for public comment and if the Board reaches the conclusion to move the election to November, they will vote that …