Friday, May 10, 2013
Shop at the Joliet location on May 11 and help your local library.
Shop at the Joliet Barnes & Noble store, 2621 Plainfield Rd., anytime on Saturday, May 11, and a portion of the proceeds will benefit the Plainfield Public Library. To make sure your purchase supports the library, make sure to notify the cashier when you check out. Library staff will offer complimentary gift wrapping, Mother's Day crafts with kids and storytime between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. For online ordering, use ID #11099769 at www.bn.com/bookfairs (offer good online May 11 through May 16).
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Community reading program finale is at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 2, at the Fountaindale Public Library in Bolingbrook.
Submitted by Plainfield School District 202: Plainfield-area community members are invited to witness a portrayal of President Abraham Lincoln’s last moments at the White House with his beloved wife, Mary Todd just before his assassination at the 2013 Great Read community literacy program’s Closing Gala at 7 p.m. May 2. Husband-and-wife actors Max and Donna Daniels will portray the 16th American president and Mary Todd Lincoln in a free program titled, “A Night at the Theater” at the Fountaindale Public Library, 300 W. Briarcliff Rd., Bolingbrook. Refreshments will be served. This year, the 2013 Great Read celebrates the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, made in 1863. Plainfield-area community members are …
Sunday, April 28, 2013
Event is May 13 at the Plainfield Public Library.
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Group meets monthly at the Plainfield Public Library to weave sleep mats for homeless veterans in Chicago.
A Plainfield mom is bringing a Chicago outreach effort into the suburbs. Andi Vanderhoek said after her mother, Donna Morrow, got involved with New Life for Old Bags, she wanted to bring the project to Plainfield. Founded three years ago, the program recycles plastic bags by using them to weave sleep mats for the homeless. “One sleep mat saves 500 plastic bags and keeps them out of landfills and waterways,” Vanderhoek said. “It’s a really nice family activity, and it’s good for the environment and it teaches kids to give back to the community.” Recently, Vanderhoek launched a New Life for Old Bags chapter at the Plainfield Public Library. The group meets from 10 a.m. to noon the third Saturday of every month, and anyone can participate, …
Thursday, April 11, 2013
National Library Week is April 14 to 20.
April 14 to 20 is National Library Week and Plainfield Public Library will be hosting events all week long. In addition to hosting events, the library will be accepting food donations in lieu of library fines. You can view the event calendar by clicking here. And learn more about the food for fines program by clicking here. DON'T MISS THE LATEST PLAINFIELD NEWS. SUBSCRIBE TO OUR FREE DAILY NEWSLETTER FOR A SLIGHTLY DIFFERENT TAKE, FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
See where Plainfield candidates stand.
Editor's note: Election results will not be official until Tuesday, April 30 when canvassing of votes is completed and after absentee ballots postmarked by midnight, April 8, and provisional and grace period ballots are counted on April 21. Read: It was a big night for Republicans — and incumbents — in Plainfield Tuesday, according to unofficial vote totals. In the Village of Plainfield, incumbent Mayor Mike Collins and trustees Margie Bonuchi, Jim Racich and Garrett Peck won re-election. Collins faced a challenge from write-in candidate Michael Lambert, who was able to snag nearly 20 percent of the vote, but it wasn't enough to unseat the mayor. Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter In Plainfield School District, incumbents …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Michael Lambert challenges Mayor Mike Collins, while Tom Breier makes a try for the park board and David Schmidt hopes to keep his post as a library trustee.
After election challenges knocked several candidates off the ballot this winter, three candidates are trying their luck as write-ins. Michael Lambert said he filed in late January to run as a write-in candidate for mayor after resident Jeff Schmitt challenged his nominating petitions and he was removed from the April 9 ballot. “I’m continuing because I still believe in why I chose to run in the first place,” Lambert said. He’s challenging incumbent Mike Collins, who also faced an election challenge but won his bid to stay on the ballot. Read: Plainfield Mayor Stays on April 9 Ballot; Lambert Loses Election Challenge “I think Plainfield deserves a choice in who’s leading their community,” Lambert said. Lambert has established a campaign …
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Hear a storm chaser's personal tales on March 16.
Plainfield and many of its residents are all too familiar with severe weather events. But you don't have to have lived through the 1990 tornado to be part of the Plainfield Public Library's "Midwest Twisters" event, set for 11 a.m. Saturday, March 16. Participants will hear stories of weather phenomena and personal storm adventure tales from storm chaser Eddy Weiss. Weiss will also provide tips on what to do if you are in the path of a storm. Click here to register for the program. You might also want to read: Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter Like Plainfield Patch on Facebook
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Proposals are due by Friday, March 15.
The Plainfield Public Library, 15025 S. Illinois St., is seeking contractors to bid on a roof replacement for the downtown facility. The library district issued the following release on Monday: The Plainfield Public Library District invites qualified contractors to bid on its roofing replacement project. The roofing project includes the replacement of the shingled portion of the roof on the Library and all accompanying flashing etc. For full projects details and information, please contact Craig Spangler, Head of Maintenance, Plainfield Public Library District, 15025 S. Illinois Street, Plainfield, IL 60544 or 815-436-6639, Ext. 217. Bids are due to the Library’s Business Office by noon on Friday, March 15. Contract awards will be action…
Friday, March 1, 2013
Entries are due April 16.
Editor's note: The following is a press release from the Plainfield School District: Artists of all ages from the area are invited and encouraged to take part in the 2013 Great Read community literacy program’s “All About Abe Lincoln Art Contest.” The 2013 Great Read celebrates the 150th anniversary of Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation, made in 1863. The Emancipation Proclamation is one of Lincoln’s greatest achievements. It led to the passage of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865, which abolished slavery. Plainfield-area community members are encouraged to read any books about the 16th president and take part in the Great Read’s numerous fun, historical and educational programs dedicated to Lincoln. Artists …