What's Happening @ the Library
Welcome to our monthly newsletter.  We wanted to provide an update on how to access our services.  We have masks and wipes available for patrons who request them. We want you to use the library, but we want you to be safe, too. We are allowing patrons to reserve our study rooms (up to 3 days in advance) and we have tables out for use.   To reserve a study room visit: https://southplainfield.librarycalendar.com/reserve-room .Our hours are as follows:  Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 10am-8pm Tuesday, Friday 10am-6pm,  and Saturdays 11am-3pm.   

Contact-less Pickup is another great option for patrons who don't feel comfortable coming into the building, but who would still like to use our collection. If we don't have what you're looking for, you can go to our online catalog and search for what you're looking for and place it on hold from one of the libraries in our system.  If you're looking for some recommendations, check out our booklists for adults created by the librarians in a variety of genres. All the information is on our website (southplainfield.lib.nj.us/curbside.htm), and there are also written and video tutorials to help guide you in this process. All items can be picked up Monday, Wednesday, Thursday 10:00 AM to 8 PM, Tuesday and Friday 10:00 AM to 6 PM and Saturday 11 AM to 3 PM. Staff will contact you when your items are ready to be picked up. 

The Exchange by John Grisham Dirty Thirty by Janet Evanovich
Judgement Prey by John Sandford The Secret by Lee Child
Second Act by Danielle Steel Blood Lines by Nelson DeMille
The Woman in Me by Brittany Spears The Twelve Dogs of Christmas by Susan Wiggs
Christmas Presents by Lisa Unger The Burnout by Sophie Kinsella
The Dance Deception by Becky Ward Roman Stories by Jhumpa Lahiri
Being Henry by Henry Winkler Absolution by Alice McDermott

The Leftover Woman by Jean Kwok

Opinions by Roxanne Gay
The Sisterhood by Liza Mundy My Darling Girl by Jennifer McMahon
A Haunting on the Hill by Elizabeth Hand Sisters Under the Rising Sun by Heather Morris

If you would like to put any of these books on hold, please visit our 

library catalog and log into your account with your library barcode and PIN number




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October is I'm Just Me Because Month


I’m Just Me Because Month in October invites all people to express their individuality …Their motto is “Be Yourself!” The entire month of October focuses on promoting individual development, creating environments that break down stereotypes, and embracing who we really are. For more information on I'm Just Me Because month, click here

Other things happening in October:

Mean Girls Appreciation Day is October 3
A mid-2000s comedy classic, "Mean Girls" has become ingrained in pop culture. Not only did the movie give us adages like "On Wednesdays, we wear pink" or "Stop trying to make 'fetch' happen!" But it also solidified Tina Fey, the film's writer, as a comedic genius. To celebrate Mean Girls Appreciation Day, throw on an extra large pink polo shirt and enjoy watching the movie.
If you want to watch it again for the 100th time, or want to see it for the first time, you can find it at the library under DVD MEA.
National Desert Day is October 14

If you've been looking for an excuse to bake a pie or whip up a banana split, National Dessert Day is the perfect day to do it. Indulge in your favorite delicious dessert today, or try a new recipe. You can't go wrong when it comes to dessert. Calories don’t count today, so make sure to pick up that box of donuts you’ve been thinking about all week. Cash in those kale salad points and reward yourself with the a warm sugary glaze. You’ve earned it! 

Eat a Pretzel Day is October 22
Soft, crunchy, twisted, or straight, pretzels have been a celebrated snack food for centuries. The origin stories for the pretzel are a bit murky, but the creation finally made its way to North America sometime in the late 18th century. It's come a long way with various seasonings, glazes, and other toppings. Learn to make your own simple soft pretzel today for Eat a Pretzel Day. 

Get into the spooky Halloween spirit and check out a scary movie on our:

Database of the Month
Hoopla Digital offers an enormous selection of digital video (movies and TV shows), music, audiobooks, ebooks and comics.  You can borrow the content and immediately read, listen or view it on your PC, TV, smartphone or other device. You will need a library card to access this resource.
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