My school is weirder than your school

glowing.pngWeekly storytimes continue!

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, September 26, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesday, September 26, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Have fun with mischief-making activities like Bouncy Dice Explosions and Toilet Paper Olympics in our after-school math club. Must be able to attend all eight sessions (no event on 10/31).
Registration opened on Tuesday, August 29.

All About Bolingbrook: Project Music
Tuesday, September 26, 7-8 p.m.
All ages
Learn how to share your original music via our new initiative and online platform.
Registration opened on Tuesday, September 5.

S’mores Book Club – “Wayside School” and Other Books About School
Wednesday, September 27, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Do you devour a book like a great after-school snack? If so, sign up for the S’mores Book Club! We will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month.
Registration opened on Wednesday, September 6.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, September 28, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, September 29, 10:30-12 noon
or
Friday, September 29, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K–5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering geography, stories, music and crafts using hands-on props and instruments. This month we will focus on Iceland. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Storytime and Craft – Those Darn Squirrels! by Adam Rubin
Saturday, September 30, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Will Old Man Fookwire be able to keep those clever squirrels from stealing the bird seed from his feeders? Come find out, then make a bird feeder of your own. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Family Movie
Saturday, September 30, 1:30-3:15 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
The Smurfs embark on an exciting adventure through the Forbidden Forest! Will they find the lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel? Runtime: 89 minutes. Drop in.

Heroes, artists and a little girl

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The Hiding Game by Gwen Strauss, illustration by Herb Leonhard

The main heroes are two men: Varian Fry (sometimes called the American Schindler) and Danny Bénédite (the author’s great uncle). They are working to help refugees escaping from the Nazis.

The artists are some famous people you would study if you took a class on modern art: Max Ernst, Marc Chagall, Marcel Duchamp.

The little girl is Aube, hiding with her father the poet and her mother the painter.

Younger readers can follow along from Aube’s point of view to see life in the safe house (a mixture of art games and spycraft, hunger and danger).

As she is escaping to safety, Aube remembers “how the artist Marcel Duchamp once visited the Villa with a small suitcase. When he opened it, there was a collection of all his favorite artworks, like a miniature museum.” You can see a box like this at the Smart Museum of Art in Chicago.

In Chicago, you can also see art created by Chagall including the outdoor mosaic The Four Seasons and his America Windows at the Art Institute.

 

 

 

Go back to magic school (no, not that one)

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Do you love the “School for Good and Evil” series? A new book, Quests for Glory, comes out today. Fans can enjoy an interview with the author as well as a book trailer:

Where creativity and technology meet

IMG_1347Weekly storytimes continue!

Family Movie
Sunday, September 17, 1:30-3:45 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Sing along to the live action version of this “tale as old as time,” and feel free to dress up. Runtime: 129 minutes.

iMake
Monday, September 18, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5, kindergartners with an adult
Try out a variety of different technologies every month including robots, building sets, Cubelets and weaving. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, September 19, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesday, September 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Have fun with mischief-making activities like Bouncy Dice Explosions and Toilet Paper Olympics in our after-school math club. Must be able to attend all eight sessions (no event on 10/31).
Registration opened on Tuesday, August 29.

All About the Community Content Collection
Tuesday, September 19, 7-8 p.m.
All ages
Discover our new initiative to collect and share your creative projects, and learn to prepare and submit your original materials through our new online platform.
Registration opened on Tuesday, August 29.

Chess Club
Wednesday, September 20, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–8
Are you a chess enthusiast? Face your friends across the table and engage in challenging matches! Drop in.

NaNoWriMo for Young Writers
Wednesday, September 20, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–6
Is there a novel in your head just waiting to be written? Here’s your chance to write it! Attend these five mandatory, one-hour sessions for tips, inspiration and time to write.
Registration opened on Wednesday, August 30.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, September 21, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

STEAM Family Workshop
Saturday, September 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Join us for a variety of STEAM activities for the whole family! Kindergarteners must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in.

Music and Discovery

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Weekly storytimes resume this week (please see the previous article for details)!

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, September 12, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, September 14, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Native American Flute Class
Thursday, September 14, 7-8:30 p.m.
Ages 10 and up
Learn the basics of playing the Native American flute in this four-week class. You’ll learn basic scales, how to create melodies and how to play in a group. Flutes are available to purchase for $35.
Registration opens on Thursday, August 24 2017 at 9 a.m.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, September 15
9:30-10:15 a.m.
or
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ and groovin’ to music, rhythms, songs and more! Drop in.

TechnoKids – Computer Animation
Friday, September 15, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3
Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics.
Registration opened on Friday, August 25.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, September 16, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ and groovin’ to music, rhythms, songs and more! Drop in.

Library Discovery Day
Saturday, September 16, 1-4 p.m.
All ages
Do you think libraries are just for books? THINK AGAIN! Stop by to get a glimpse of all the amazing things your library has to offer. Don’t miss the Bookmobile, cookie decorating and a scavenger hunt! Drop in.

Fall Storytimes

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All Together Storytime
Fountaindale Public Library – Children’s Storytime Room
Monday, September 11, choice of 3 times
9:30-10 a.m.
10:15-10:45 a.m.
11-11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled half hour of stories and songs. This storytime is aimed at 2–6 year-olds, but siblings are welcome. Particularly good for families and groups with multi-age children. Drop in.

Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers)
Monday, September 11, 7-7:30 p.m.
Diez Deditos is a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English. Drop in
Diez Deditos es una hora de cuento bilingüe presentada en Español e Ingles. Sin Registro Previo.

Lapsit Storytime
Tuesday, September 12, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
or

Tuesday, September 12, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months with an adult
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn! Drop in.

Family Storytime
Tuesday, September 12, 7-7:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Gather the family together for a storytime filled with fun, stories, songs and laughter! Drop in.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, September 13, choice of 3 times
9:30-10 a.m.
10:15-10:45 a.m.
11-11:30 a.m.
Ages 18–36 months
Help your toddlers grow and learn with stories, songs and fun! Drop in.

Lapsit Storytime
Thursday, September 14, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months with an adult
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn. Drop in.

Afterschool or preschool, we have you covered!

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The library will be closed Monday for Labor Day, but we will have lots for you to do starting Tuesday:

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, September 5, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, September 6, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Get together after school to make a craft and share a special time! Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, September 7, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, September 8, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
The library meeting room becomes a playground filled with games, blocks, a parachute and more. While your preschooler has fun, they’re practicing social and gross motor skills. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Sensory Storytime
Saturday, September 9, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a special storytime perfect for children with sensory integration issues. Includes a 15 minute multi-sensory playtime. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Build It!
Saturday, September 9, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 2–5 with an adult for DUPLO; Grades K–5, K with an adult for LEGO.
Use DUPLO and LEGO blocks to build fantastic structures or whatever you want! Drop in.

Weekly storytimes resume next week!