The fun doesn’t end with the Ice Cream Social

Your library is offering more great programs for kids and families this week!

Tuesday, July 29
2:00-2:45 p.m.
Getting Excited About Science
at the Annerino Center, 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook
All ages are welcome, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.
Drop in, registration is not necessary.

Thursday, July 31
2:00-3:00 p.m.
Smarty Pants Big Balloon Show
at the Annerino Center, 201 Recreation Drive, Bolingbrook
All ages are welcome, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.
Drop in, registration is not necessary.

Saturday, August 1
1:30 p.m.
Fizz Boom ACTION!
in Meeting Room A at the library until room capacity of 90 is reached.
Watch a movie and them make an origami turtle).  Please call 630-685-4181 for the movie title.
All ages are welcome, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.
Drop in, registration is not necessary.

Library Nature Programs for Kids

We are offering two great programs this week for kids who love nature (especially animals!).

wolvesTomorrow (Thursday, July 17) animals from the Big Run Wolf Ranch will be visiting the Central Park Pavilion behind the Annerino Community Center from 2:00-3:30 p.m.

 

bee pollinatingSaturday, July 19, we will be showing a Disneynature movie all about how birds, bees, butterflies, and bats help pollinate flowers.  The movie starts at 1:30 p.m. in Meeting Room A.  Stay after the movie to plant a seed in a CD case.  It’s a great way to see what happens as a seed grows, giving you a view underground (kind of like an ant farm).

Both programs are free and for all ages and do not require registration.  Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.

Chess Club starts this week!

chess boardOn Wednesdays in July, children entering grades 4-8 can drop in to play chess from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m.  We will meet in the Children’s Services Department.

Fizz, Boom, ACTION! Movie this Saturday

We will be showing a movie this Saturday, July 5, at 1:30 p.m.  We can’t name the movie on the blog, but we can tell you if you call (630) 685-4181.  Imagine what would happen if food fell from the sky, and then what would happen next if the food started turning into animals!  All ages can drop in to Meeting Room A until the room capacity of 90 is reached.  Preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.  Stay afterwards to make a craft!

Meet Clifford the Big Red Dog

Clifford the Big Red Dog book jacketCome to the library on Saturday, June 28, to see your favorite big red dog!

Coloring pages will be available from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Storytime is from 11:00-11:30 a.m.  Clifford will appear at storytime, so bring your camera!

Drop in between 1:00 and 3:30 p.m. to make a Clifford Craft.

Clifford appears courtesy of Barnes & Noble at the Bolingbrook Promenade.

No registration is necessary.  All ages are welcome, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.

 

Writers’ Workshop

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Are you an aspiring young writer? Would you like to become one? Join us for the Young Writer’s Workshop and release your creative side. We will put away our inner editors, explore our creativity and discover the writer in us all.

Children going into grades 3-5 can join us for this series of four workshops Monday July 7, July 14, July 21 and July 28 from 1:30-3:00 p.m.

“But Miss Chris” you say “it is summer…I don’t want to do anything  like school work…”

Well I know it says Writers’ Workshop but perhaps we really should change the name because it’s a lot more fun than it is work. Cloud watching, mystery writers CSI, writer’s charades and writing and performing a short plays are just a few of the things we’ve “worked” on.

Here’s a fun example of one of our warm up games you can try yourself.

“What if….”

Where do writers come up with such wonderful ideas?  What made them think up the story in the first place?  There are as many different ways of writing and getting ideas for writing as there are writers.  One of my favorites is just to think “What if…”

What if a boy found out on his birthday that he was a wizard?

What if there was a magical land where animals could talk?

What if you woke up one day and found that you were invisible?

All these ideas might have sounded silly when the authors first thought of them but they became some of the most memorable stories of all time.  Take some time and write your own list of “what ifs”. The sillier they are the better.  You’ll be on your way to your own amazing story in no time.

So come join us and see how much fun creative writing is in the Writers’ Workshop.  Bring your list of “what ifs” if you like.

Hope to see you there.

- Miss Chris

Light Painting Program

Use light and imagination to paint  and conquer the dark with amazing designs.  A brave and enthusiastic group of tweens recently came to Studio 300 to create and capture images on camera. In order to do that the group used a professional Cannon Rebel Ts4i camera with a tripod. Light patterns were created by using different light sources like glow sticks, flash lights, table tops, and party rings etc.

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The special effect was achieved by setting the camera for 8 or 15 seconds exposure to capture the moving light patterns. We have set the lens opening and the ISO ( inside sensitivity sensor) to 200 and the focal length was set to F8.
Take a look at our creations and try to make your own:

https://www.flickr.com /fplstudio300/

Mrs. Andreea