Tuesday, February 19, 2013
The Plainfield Public Library is now using the CardStar application.
Ever have a hard time hunting down your library card? Tired of membership cards cluttering your purse or wallet? The Plainfield Public Library has a solution. Patrons can now use the CardStar app when they're checking out their books, music and DVDs at the Plainfield library. The app allows users to import all their loyalty, membership and rewards cards in one place on their smartphone. "Then, when you go to the store (or the library), instead of shuffling through a disorganized stack of cards in your wallet, you can now open the CardStar app, open your loyalty card barcode and present your phone to the clerk," according to the library's website.on your phone. For more information, visit www.cardstar.com or check out the application in …
Saturday, February 16, 2013
The inaugural 2013 event starts at 7 p.m. Thursday at the Joliet Barnes & Noble.
Saturday, February 16
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by Plainfield School District: President Abraham Lincoln will hold a “press conference” and address the state of the nation during his presidency, with Mrs. Lincoln at his side as part of the 2013 Great Read community literacy program’s Opening Event at 7 p.m. February 21, 2013. This special program will be held at the Joliet Barnes & Noble store, 2621 Plainfield Road (across from the Louis Joliet Mall). Husband-and-wife acting team Max and Donna Daniels will portray the 16th American president and Mary Todd Lincoln. A Nook e-Reader will be given away to one lucky attendee. The program is free and refreshments will be served. This year, the 2013 Great Read celebrates the 150th …
Friday, February 15, 2013
Register online or in person for the "Reading is Thrilling" program.
If you missed last month's Winter Reading Program registration at the Plainfield Public Library, don't worry. You still have until Sunday, Feb. 17 to register online (click here) or in person at the library in downtown Plainfield. This year, the theme is "Reading is Thrilling" and the program is open to kids, teens and adults. For every book, magazine or newspaper patrons read, they earn one opportunity to win a prize. Patrons are urged to log their reading online or on a reading log provided by the library. Winter Reading Program participants are also invited to the library from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 24 to celebrate their reading, have their photos taken in a photo booth and meet members of the Plainfield Fire Protection District will enjoying…
Monday, January 28, 2013
Wine & Cheese by TCC will offer tasting, info on cheeses
Learning more about a variety of cheeses during an event at the Plainfield Public Library. The library will host "Cheese, Please," at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 29. From the library website: Wine & Cheese by TCC experts share all you need to know about cheese. A variety of tastings, the history of cheese by region and milk types will make you a cheese connoisseur. Click here to register for the event.
Tuesday, January 22, 2013
A roundup of who's running for Plainfield village board, District 202 school board, township offices, Plainfield Park District board and the Plainfield Public Library board.
Updated Sunday, March 17: Plainfield Patch wants to make sure you have all the information you need when you head to the polls on April 9. Stay tuned for more coverage in the weeks leading up to the election. In light of several election challenges and candidates who have withdrawn from local races, it might be tough to keep up with who's still running — here's a roundup. (All candidates are listed in alphabetical order.) Village of Plainfield offices Mayor* Trustees (three spots up for election) Plainfield School District 202 Four spots up for election Plainfield Library Board* Four spots up for election Plainfield Park District* Two seats up for election Plainfield Fire Protection District Two spots up for election Plainfield Township …
Saturday, January 19, 2013
Some events and ways to get involved in the program, which was founded by the Plainfield School District and the Plainfield Public Library.
This year, community literacy program The Great Read is focusing on Abraham Lincoln, with an entire reading list dedicated to the 16th president. Click here for more details about The Great Read 2013, including a list of suggested titles. Mark your calendars now — here's a roundup of this year's Great Read activities: The Great Read Opening Night – historical portrayal Thursday, February 21 at 7 p.m. Press Conference with President and Mrs. Lincoln ***Nook e-reader prize drawing*** Barnes & Noble, 2621 Plainfield Road, Joliet Travel back in time and meet President and Mrs. Lincoln. During a press conference, President Lincoln (Max Daniels) will go over the state of the nation during his presidency and Mrs. Lincoln (Donna Daniels) will be …
Friday, January 18, 2013
Park board president Michael Brann and Thomas Breier are no longer on the April 9 ballot.
It’s been a rough election season so far in Plainfield — and you can add two more candidates to the list of those who have been ousted from the April 9 ballot. Two Plainfield Park District Board of Commissioners candidates have withdrawn from the race after a park district resident challenged signatures on their nominating petitions, according to the Will County Clerk’s office. Park board president Michael Brann, the lone incumbent in the race, withdrew last week after a Jan. 9 electoral board meeting regarding a challenge filed by Roger Domagala, a rep for the clerk’s office said. Sign up for the Plainfield Patch newsletter The spokeswoman said Domagala also filed an objection to the petitions of candidate Thomas Breier, alleging that …
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
David Schmidt, Alice Adeszko and Lauren Ledvina did not have enough valid signatures to seek spots on the library board this April.
And then there were six. The field of candidates for four spots on the Plainfield Public Library Board of Trustees got smaller on Tuesday as an electoral board chaired by Will County Clerk Nancy Schultz Voots ruled that three candidates did not have enough valid signatures on their nominating petitions to remain on the ballot. On Wednesday, Voots said many of those who signed either were not residents of the library district or were not registered voters at the address listed. Will County Circuit Clerk Pam McGuire and Will County Assistant State's Attorney Mary Tatroe also served on the electoral board. David Schmidt, who was appointed to fill a vacant spot on the board in September 2012, was ousted from the ballot, along with Alice R. …
Tuesday, January 15, 2013
This year, the literacy program has a new format, new partners.
Editor's note: The following is a press release issued by Plainfield School District 202: Abraham Lincoln’s contributions to American history are too monumental for just one book. So, as part of the 2013 Great Read community literacy program, Plainfield-area community members are encouraged to read any books about the 16th president and take part in numerous fun, historical and educational programs dedicated to Lincoln. This year’s Great Read program is very timely, since 2013 is the 150th anniversary of the Emancipation Proclamation, one of Lincoln’s greatest achievements. The Emancipation Proclamation led to the passage of the 13th Amendment to the United States Constitution in 1865, which abolished slavery. SPECIAL EVENTS The Great …
Wednesday, January 9, 2013
The closure is expected to last until Jan. 11.