Get ready for February

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Tween DIY: Decorated Paper
Monday, January 28, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Make your own marble paper and stationery. Maybe it would make a nice Valentine! Register.

S’mores Book Club: “Rosa” and Other Civil Rights stories
Wednesday, January 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Join us for an after-school snack, talk about books and make your own video book review in Studio 300. Register.

Imagineers Club: Imagine Natural Disasters – Part of the Great Read
Saturday, February 2, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Play games, use new technologies and/or explore science in this fun and educational program based each month on an exciting book series. Register.

Mini Math Monsters
Tuesday, February 5, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–2

Make new friends and have fun with math through hands-on activities, games and projects involving early math concepts. Register.

TechnoKids: High Seas Coding Adventure
Friday, February 8, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3

Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics in this hour-long workshop. Register.

Number Ninjas
Tuesday, February 12, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–5

Boost critical and creative thinking skills, collaborate with friends and discover how to have fun with math by participating in activities, games and projects. Register.

Explore STEM and Language

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Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Sunday, January 20, 3-4 p.m.
Age group: Children
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita. (Please note, this storytime is presented entirely in Romanian.) Drop in.

iMake
Monday, January 21, 2-3 p.m.
Grades K–5, K with an adult
From robots to building sets, Cubelets to weaving, try out a variety of different technologies every month. Drop in.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, January 22, 3-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information if you have them. We have a limited number of guest accounts that you can use. Drop in.

Please note that the Family Storytime on Tuesday, January 22 will be without music.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, January 23, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Get together with fellow writers for activities and fun designed to foster creativity, self-expression and excitement about writing. Drop in.

Preschool Activity Time – Without Music
Friday, January 25, 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. This session will be offered without music. See how much fun it can be! Drop in.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Saturday, January 26, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Age group: Children
Zapraszamy wszystkie dzieci od 2–6 lat, ale każdy jest mile widziany. Na czytanie bajeczek, spiewanie piosenek i uczenie się nowych wierszyków po Polsku wraz. (This storytime is entirely in Polish.) Drop in.

Don’t forget to join us next week for

Roots – George Washington Carver and Katherine Johnson
Sunday, January 27, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades K–5
Join Judith and Ernie Davis for books, activities and snacks as we explore the lives of African American heroes. This month we’ll cover George Washington Carver and Katherine Johnson. Drop in.

New books in Tagalog

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Ang Sultan Saif by Severino Reyes; retold by Christine S. Bellen
A retelling of the story about a sultan who, disguised as a beggar, meets a poor but generous couple.

babyAng beybi naming mamaw kuwento ni Eugene Y. Evasco; guhit ni Beth Parrocha-Doctolero; salin sa Ingles ni Becky Bravo
Our Monster Baby by Eugene Y. Evasco; illustrations by Beth Parrocha-Doctolero; English translation by Becky Bravo
Parallel text in Tagalog and English.
A child is finally going to have a sibling. Will they look alike? When will they be able to play together? But when the baby arrives, he feels he as been totally ignored by everyone. More than that, there is something odd about the baby, Could it be it was switiched at the hospital and his mama and papa got a monster couple’s baby?

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Ang Unang Bituin kuwento ni Pamela D. Imperial
The First Star by Pamela D. Imperial
Parallel text in English and Tagalog
In the beginning of time, Moon was the only light in the darkness of the heavens. From the highest branch of a tree, Moon got to know Runt, a tiny eagle. Moon and Runt were both lonely and alone. They became best friends. Years passed and Moon witnessed the changes in Runt’s life. From a feeble bird, Runt became a soaring eagle, with a wife and baby eagles. With Moon at his side, Runt grew old very happy. When he passed away, he left behind one thing very significant–a sign that Moon will never be alone in the heavens again.
Noong unang panahon, si Buwan lamang ang nag-iisang liwanag sa madilim na kalangitan. Mula sa pinakamataas na sanga ng isang puno, nakilala ni Buwan si Bulilit, isang munting agila. Parehong malungkot at nag-iisa sina Buwan at Bulilit. Sila’y naging matalik na magkaibigan. Sa paglipas ng mga taon, nasaksihan ni Buwan ang maraming pagbabago sa buhay ni Bulilit. Mula sa isang lampang ibon, si Bulilit ay naging pumapaimbulog na agila, may asawa at mga inakay. Sa piling ni Buwan, tumanda nang masaya si Bulilit. Nang pumanaw ang agila, nag-iwan siya ng isang napakahalagang alaala–tanda na kahit kailan ay hindi na muling mag-iisa si Buwan sa kalangitan.

New books in Gugarati

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Cālo jhāḍa ropīe by Vinodalāla Hīrā Ishwara
Let’s plant trees

booBūḍabima by Alankrita Jain
Boodabim floats in the sky, he swims in the ocean and he simply glows in stripes! Boodabim can be anything he wants to be.

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Basa ūḍiyā karūṃ lekhana, Saumyā Rājendrana; citrāṅkana, Arūṇa Kauśika, anuvāda, Rekhā Bhīmāṇī
Little Malathi wants to run after hens and chicks, and catch the ripe yellow mangoes as they fall – but how can she, on a wheelchair? She grows up to show that she can do much, much more! Moments and experiences from the remarkable life of disabled athlete Malathi Holla.

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Bakor Patel: Harkhane badale! by Hariprasad Vyas
Adventures of Bakor Patel

Say hello to my little friend

Weekly storytimes start this week!

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Sunday, January 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate everything American Girl and Barbie and meet the newest additions to our collection. Drop in.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, January 15, 3-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information if you have them. We have a limited number of guest accounts that you can use. Drop in.

Board Game Blast!
Wednesday, January 16, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–8
Make new friends and try out a board game that’s new to you! Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, January 17, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Enjoy free milk and a cookie while we read stories using puppets, music and movement. Space is limited; registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to each event date. Register.

Samurai Warriors
Thursday, January 17, 7-8 p.m.
All ages
Presenter Michael McCann will talk about the history of these legendary warriors, their philosophy and way of life. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, January 18, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ to music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Friday, January 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Age group: Children
Spark your imagination with stories, songs, fun and a take-home craft. After storytime, stick around to explore the museum and learn more about our village. Storytime includes free museum admission. Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, January 18, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ to music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in.

TechnoKids – Hour of Code
Friday, January 18, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3
Learn about coding in this hour-long workshop. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, January 19, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ to music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in.

STEAM Family Workshop
Saturday, January 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Grades K–5, K with an adult
Join us for a variety of STEAM activities! Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, January 19, 3-5 p.m.
Grades K–1
Do you like to read in your school shoes? Cool! Come in and read a book to us to earn “Pete the Cat” prizes! Drop in.

Don’t forget to join us next week for

Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Sunday, January 20, 3-4 p.m.
Age group: Children
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita. (Please note, this storytime is presented entirely in Romanian.) Drop in.

As the Die Cuts: January Edition

Attention teachers and youth leaders, The Children’s Services Department of Fountaindale Library has an Ellison Die Cut machine available for your use. All you have to do is provide the paper and the manpower. We can show you how to use the machine if you are unsure or a first-time user.

The colder weather brings dreams of snowmen and snow angels to children of all ages. The kids are returning from winter break and may be sharing what they did over the holidays. Help them share by using cuts outs from our Ellison Die collection. With many types of snowflakes in our LG collection and even a 3-D snowflake in the XL collection and a sled (LG), snowman (LG & XL), mitten (LG & XL) and lacing mitten (XL) among our extensive collection.

We have new dies added to our collection this month! We have four community helper dies: a firefighter (Sizzix), fire truck (Sizzix L), police officer (Sizzix) and police car (Sizzix). We added a Martin Luther King Jr. (LG) die, along with a trophy (Sizzix), sports balls (Sizzix) and a sock monkey (Sizzix XL). These dies are so new we haven’t added them to the online list, so please ask for them by name on the form.

You can request any of our dies from our Teacher Services page using our educator Ellison request form for use at the Children’s Services Department. Please allow 36 hours for your request to be ready.

Winter-Spring Storytimes 2019

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All Together Storytime
Mondays, starting January 14
9:30-10 a.m.
10:15-10:45 a.m.
11-11:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Enjoy a fun-filled half hour of stories and songs. This storytime is particularly good for families and groups with multi-age children. Drop in.

Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers)
Mondays, starting January 14, 7-7:30 p.m.
Age group: Children
Join us for a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English. Drop in.
Acompáñenos para una hora de cuento bilingüe presentada en Español e Inglés. Sin Registro Previo.

Lapsit Storytime
Tuesdays, starting January 15
9:45-10:15 a.m.
10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Join us for enriching stories, songs, rhyming and play to help your babies grow and learn! Drop in.

Family Storytime
Tuesdays, starting January 15, 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
Wednesdays, starting January 16
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 during this interactive storytime full of books, finger plays, movement and music. Drop in.

Lapsit Storytime
Thursdays, starting January 17, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Join us for enriching stories, songs, rhyming and play to help your babies grow and learn! Drop in.