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Arts and Exhibits

Anne Louise Davis RoomThe Library mounts dozens of exhibits and displays throughout the year showcasing artists, private collections and local history photographs. Feature exhibits are mounted in the Anne Louise Davis Gallery on the lower level. Other exhibits are displayed in the Plainfield Room, the Main Lobby, and in display cases throughout the Library. All areas of the Library are accessible to the handicapped.

Annual exhibits include the Union County Teen Arts Exhibit (usually in January) and the
Plainfield Photography Contest Exhibit (usually in November or December.)

Upcoming and current arts exhibitions are noted on the Library's Calendar, along with
additional Library-related events.

Selections of framed local history photographs and memorabilia are available on loan to community agencies upon request. For information, contact Special Collections at 908-757-1111 ext. 136 or email the Local History Department.

Online Exhibits

Online exhibits allow the Library to showcase its local history resources through thematic presentations. Some have been developed specifically for the website, while others document short-term physical exhibits and make them available to future generations. Viewers can appreciate the creativity and scholarship invested in the original exhibit while learning about the range and depth of the Library's local history collections.

We hope you will enjoy the following exhibits:

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"Workers on top of City Hall
Cupola," c. 1918, by Paul R. Collier.
Chronicles of Plainfield Exhibition, 2009.

Fine Arts Collection

Education In Plainfield (as seen through historical documents)

Glimpse of History (library images from the Star Ledger series)

Local History Photo of the Month

Plainfield Porches, 1900-1950

Plainfield On the Move (Transportation Exhibit)

Plainfield Lost But Not Forgotten

Chronicles of Plainfield

Milt Campbell, Plainfield Champion

Bicycling in Plainfield

Julio Cesar Ortiz Artwork

 

Annual Plainfield Public Library Photography Contests

Each year the Library holds a photography contest to enhance our local history collections through a community-wide photography competition. Local photographers, both professional and amateur, are welcome to contribute to the building of Plainfield's visual archives for future historians.

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"In Plainfield People Help,"
by Heru Aklet . First Place,
2011 Photography Contest.

2013 Photography Contest
Theme Announced!

2012 Photography Contest Exhibit
Plainfield: Eating Out / Eating In

2011 Photography Contest Exhibit
Plainfield...On The Go!

2010 Photography Contest Exhibit
East Side, West Side, All Around the Town

2009 Photography Contest Exhibit
Four Seasons in Plainfield

2008 Photography Contest Exhibit
Storefronts and Shopping Scenes

2007 Photography Contest Exhibit
Plainfield - A Multicultural Community

2006 Photography Contest Exhibit
Plainfield in Focus: Photo-Documentation of a Changing Community

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