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Downtown Plainfield Scavenger Hunt

All Day 4/17 - 4/24
All Ages
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Around Town
Description:
Your mission if you choose to accept it....a Downtown Plainfield Superhero Scavenger Hunt! Pick up clue sheets at the Library starting April 17, then channel your inner Riddler as you solve the riddles and follow the clues through Downtown Plainfi...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Description:
History comes to life as Leslie Goddard portrays Rachel Carson. Remembered as a remarkable woman in history, Rachel lived her life as an environmental writer, marine biologist and author of the ground-breaking book Silent Spring. ...
This event is in the "Preschoolers" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Preschoolers
Program Type: Arts, Crafts & Cooking
Description:
This kit is designed for children ages 3 to 6. Use your own handprint to make a cool superhero friend! 120 kits available. We will start handing out kits at 10:00 am. Kits can be picked up at the Youth Services desk. Kits are ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Arts, Crafts & Cooking
Description:
Create your own mini fandom world!   Starting April 19, you are welcome to pick up a terrarium craft kit to complete at home. All supplies are included. Kits are available starting at 10:00 am at the Reference Desk or call 815-327-2515...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.
This event is in the "Teens" group.

Chad Sell Author Visit

6:30pm - 7:15pm
All Ages, Children, Teens
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages, Children, Teens
Program Type: Authors & Writers, Special Event, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 82
Description:
Join us for this special Fandom Fest event! Chad Sell, author of Cardboard Kingdom and Doodleville, will be joining us over Zoom to share how he writes and illustrates his awesome graphic novels. One registration per family.  T...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Description:
History comes to life as Leslie Goddard portrays Rachel Carson. Remembered as a remarkable woman in history, Rachel lived her life as an environmental writer, marine biologist and author of the ground-breaking book Silent Spring. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Elementary Take and Make: Use the Force

10:00am - 9:00pm
Children
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts, Crafts & Cooking
Description:
This kit is designed for children grades 1 to 5. Harness the force (of static electricity) by making a lightsaber and using it to suspend a tinsel orb. 30 kits available. We will start handing out kits at 10:00 am. Kits can be picked up...
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual DIY Detective

5:45pm - 6:30pm
Children
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 15
Description:
This program is for Ages 9 to 12. Learn how to be a junior detective by studying the science of fingerprints with Miss Katie LIVE via Zoom. All supplies will be provided and must be picked up from the Youth Services Desk at PPLD. Upon registra...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Description:
History comes to life as Leslie Goddard portrays Rachel Carson. Remembered as a remarkable woman in history, Rachel lived her life as an environmental writer, marine biologist and author of the ground-breaking book Silent Spring. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Mobile Workforce Center

9:30am - 3:30pm
Adults
Library Branch: Plainfield Public Library District
Room: Outside: Back of Library
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business & Career, Technology
Description:
The Workforce Services Division of Will County Mobile Workforce Center will be in the Route 59 parking lot from 9:30 AM to Noon and 1:00 PM to 3:30 PM to provide support for people looking for a job. These services are free and open to all adults. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.

Virtual Job Club

12:00pm - 1:30pm
Adults
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Business & Career, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18
Description:
The Library's Job Club welcomes job seekers and career changers. Topic: Getting Hired After Age 50 with presenter Scott Kane, Gray Hair Management. The older you get, the more difficult it is to find meaningful employment. Learn how to use your ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Book Discussions, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 42
Description:
This month's title can be downloaded through Libby/OverDrive or through Axis 360 with your Plainfield Public Library card. Limited copies of the book may be available at the Reference and Readers Services desk. Once regi...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Special Event, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 46
Description:
Let’s see how much you know about the season of Spring and it’s holidays, traditions and facts. Register for the program; then, the link to play will be emailed at 3:30 pm the day of the event; there are 25 questions, and you have 30 seconds to answe...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Library Board Meeting

6:30pm - 8:45pm
All Ages
Library Branch: Plainfield Public Library District
Room: Small Meeting Room
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Board of Trustees
Description:
The Plainfield Public Library Board of Trustees regular monthly meeting. Public is welcome to attend. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Description:
History comes to life as Leslie Goddard portrays Rachel Carson. Remembered as a remarkable woman in history, Rachel lived her life as an environmental writer, marine biologist and author of the ground-breaking book Silent Spring. ...
This event is in the "Babies & Toddlers" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Outdoor Family Storytime

10:00am - 10:45am
Babies & Toddlers, Preschoolers, Children
Registration
Library Branch: Plainfield Public Library District
Room: Outside: Back of Library
Age Group: Babies & Toddlers, Preschoolers, Children
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Description:
Join us in the grassy outdoor area by the parking lot for stories, songs and more. For everyone's safety, each group of attendees will be asked to sit 6' apart.  Limited to 20 attendees. Please register each adult and child attending.  ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: English Language Learning, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 50
Description:
Practice while connecting with friends. Share ideas and culture and discuss current events, family life and anything relevant to you. Once registered, you will receive instructions to join the event. ...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts, Crafts & Cooking, Virtual
Description:
This kit is intended for those in grades 6 to 12.  Create your own pinball machine using upcycled materials. The kit will include everything you need to complete a low-tech pinball game.  20 kits will be available. We will start ...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.
This event is in the "Preschoolers" group.
This event is in the "Children" group.

Virtual Family Trivia Night: Movies

6:00pm - 6:45pm
All Ages, Preschoolers, Children
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: All Ages, Preschoolers, Children
Program Type: Games & Activities, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Description:
This program is geared for grades K-5 with family (older and younger siblings welcome). Put your movie knowledge to the test! Form a cinema team with your family and see how many questions you can get right! Zoom login information will be sent a...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Description:
History comes to life as Leslie Goddard portrays Rachel Carson. Remembered as a remarkable woman in history, Rachel lived her life as an environmental writer, marine biologist and author of the ground-breaking book Silent Spring. ...
This event is in the "Adults" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Adults
Program Type: Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Description:
History comes to life as Leslie Goddard portrays Rachel Carson. Remembered as a remarkable woman in history, Rachel lived her life as an environmental writer, marine biologist and author of the ground-breaking book Silent Spring. ...
This event is in the "Children" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Children
Program Type: Arts, Crafts & Cooking, Special Event, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Description:
This program is intended for those in grades 1 to 5. Join artist Addie Afable for a Fandom Fest exclusive Manga Draw Along session. He will share tips and tricks and walk you through the creative process.  A link to the presentation will be s...
This event is in the "All Ages" group.

Fandom Fest Character Meet and Greet

11:00am - 1:00pm
All Ages
Library Branch: Plainfield Public Library District
Room: Lower Level Bay Area
Age Group: All Ages
Program Type: Special Event
Description:
Captain Marvel and Batman will be stopping by!  Pick up a Fandom Fest take and make craft (while supplies last), say hello, and snap a pic!  No registration required.   This event is part of our month-long celebration of Fan...
This event is in the "Teens" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Off Site
Age Group: Teens
Program Type: Arts, Crafts & Cooking, Special Event, Virtual
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25
Description:
This program is intended for those in grades 6 to 12. Join artist Addie Afable for a Fandom Fest exclusive Manga Draw Along session. He will share tips and tricks and walk you through the creative process.  A link to the presentation will be ...