If you liked A Fiery Friendship…

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A Dark Descent by Lisa Fiedler
The Ages of Oz series continues following the adventures of young Glinda in this prequel to The Wizard of Oz.

Language and Learning

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Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian
Sunday, September 16, 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. Drop in.

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Monday, September 17, 4:15-5:15 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, September 18, 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.

Unleash and Nurture Your Creativity
Tuesday, September 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
Age group: Tweens through Adults
Pick up tips and tools for generating, reawakening and growing your creativity. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso. Register.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, September 19, 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.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, September 20, 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.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, September 20, 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, September 21, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, September 21, 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 – Stop-Motion Animation
Friday, September 21, 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.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Saturday, September 22, 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 z Panią Martą. Drop in.

STEAM Family Workshop
Saturday, September 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Grades K–5, K with an adult
Join us for a variety of STEAM activities! Drop in.

Weird and Wacky Audiobooks

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Demon Dentist by David Walliams
The UK’s #1 bestselling children’s author, David Walliams, hailed as “the heir to Roald Dahl” by the Spectator, bursts onto the American market with Demon Dentis–and this is one dentist appointment you don’t want to miss. Something strange is happening in Alfie’s town. Instead of shiny coins from the tooth fairy, kids are waking up to dead slugs, live spiders, and other icky, terrible things under their pillows. Who would do something so horrific? Alfie is sure that Miss Root, the new dentist in town, is behind it all. There’s nothing Alfie hates more than going to the dentist, but to solve this mystery, he may have to book a dreaded appointment. . . . (downloadable or available on Playaway or CD).

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Mutant Bunny Island by Obert Skye
en-year-old Perry Owens has learned everything he needs to know from comic books. So when Perry receives a troubling message from his favorite uncle, Zeke, he knows exactly what’s wrong. Obviously, evil newts wearing trench coats must have kidnapped Zeke. Now they’re holding him hostage somewhere on Bunny Island, the remote vacation destination that Zeke calls home. On his own, Perry travels to Bunny Island, where dozens of bunnies are running wild. One in particular doesn’t seem quite right. A creature this cute shouldn’t exist in nature. Are there truly evil newts on the loose, or something much stranger…and more disturbingly adorable? (Available on CD)

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The Revenge of the Beetle Queen by M.G. Leonard
(This book is the sequel to Beetle Boy, so to quickly catch you up: One day Darkus finds a large and unusually intelligent and self-aware beetle, and soon he and his two friends are caught up in a struggle to protect an intelligent super species of beetles. Got that?)
In the second book, cruel beetle fashionista Lucretia Cutter is at large with her deadly yellow ladybug spies — and she has a devious plan. When Darkus, Virginia, and Bertolt discover further evidence of her evil, they’re determined to stop her. (Downloadable or on CD)

No comics? Hmph!

Did some adult say “No comics” (I’m not going to say that, I love comics!)? Luckily, some of your favorite comics characters are now available in chapter books:

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Babymouse: Tales from the Locker is a new series by Jennifer and Matthew Holm that is now on its second book. There are cartoon illustrations here and there, similar to Diary of a Wimpy Kid.

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Lumberjanes (the chapter book series by Mariko Tamaki) is based on Lumberjanes the comic book series (created by several people and shelved in our Young Adult collection). The illustrations here are more like those in a traditional chapter book. The action follows a group of girls at Miss Qiunzella Thiskwin Penniquiqul Thistle Crumpet’s Camp for Hardcore Lady Types, which is the sort of place where you run into supernatural creatures in the woods.

Minecraft, Museum and Music

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Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, September 11, 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.

Board Game Blast
Wednesday, September 12, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–8
Make new friends and try out a board game that is new to you! Drop in.

Financial Literacy Storytime
Thursday, September 13, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 3–5 years old with an adult
Join us for a special storytime and activity presented by the Illinois Treasurer’s Office. Drop in.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, September 13, 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.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Friday, September 14, 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.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, September 14, 10:30-noon
Friday, September 14, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K–5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering geography, stories, music and crafts. This month we’ll explore France. Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, September 15, 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.

Family Movie
Saturday, September 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 109 minutes. Drop in.

Don’t forget about this special event next week!

Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian
Sunday, September 16, 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. Drop in.

Fall Storytimes

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Weekly storytimes run September 10–December 13.

All Together Storytime
Mondays, 9:30-10 a.m.
Mondays, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Mondays, 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, 7-7:30 p.m.
Age group: Children
Diez Deditos is 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, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesdays, 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, 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, 9:30-10 a.m.
Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Wednesdays, 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, 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.

Can we go back to summer vacation now?

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Secret Sisters of the Salty Sea by Lynne Rae Perkins.
The sea is salty and stretches for miles. The waves keep waving. The sand is hot. The gulls are diving. The dolphins are jumping. And the sisters–little sister, big sister, true sisters, secret sisters–are ready for summer.

Enjoy a bit of summer anytime with a relaxing beach vacation story full of quirky, descriptive language.