Moon books

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We have a lot of great new books about the moon landing! Check out our display in the Children’s Services Department!

Did you know that a 10-year-old helped solve a problem during the mission’s return to Earth? Follow the link to hear the true story on StoryCorps, or check out the picture book Marty’s Mission.

 

 

The Giacomettis and my dad

This new book just came in:

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Two Brothers, Four Hands: The Artists Alberto and Diego Giacometti by Jan Greenberg and Sandra Jordan; illustrated by Hadley Hooper
The inspiring true story of the Giacometti brothers, one an artist, the other a daredevil, both devoted to their craft . . . but even more devoted to each other.

It reminded me of a story that my dad told about walking to the bus stop for school. One of the houses he used to pass had a really interesting sculpture out front. He saw someone who seemed to be the homeowner one day and let him know how much he liked the piece of art.

I’m not sure how much later my dad found out that the sculpture was a Giacometti, and that the owner was a major collector of modern art who owned 70 works by that artist alone!

Reading the book, I found out that Giacometti had his first one man show in the US the year my dad was born. The Museum of Modern Art held a retrospective of his work in 1965, about the time my dad would have been walking to the bus stop in Pittsburgh.

This book was the first time I heard of Diego Giacometti, the artist’s younger brother. He helped out at his brother’s studio doing things like building bases for the sculptures. He later started to make work of his own, and is especially known for furniture that incorporates little cast metal animals (he loved the outdoors). Reading about him online this morning, I learned that while collectors call Alberto Giacometti’s sculptures “Giacomettis,” Diego Giacometti’s pieces are called “Diegos.”

This book includes drawings and photos of both brothers’ creations. I don’t know of anywhere that you can currently see a Giacometti outside someone’s house, but there are several at the Art Institute of Chicago.

 

Celebrating Creativity

 

Weekly storytimes continue!

Family Pet Photo Day – (Off site)
Bulldog Park – 351 Blair Lane
Sunday, July 14, 2-4 p.m.
All ages
Bring your pooches, felines and other cherished family members to have their photo taken. You’ll get a digital file. This is an outdoor event, weather permitting. Pets are not allowed in the library. Drop in.

Let’s Create: Summer Artist – Space 
Monday, July 15, 1:30–3 p.m.
For children entering grades K–6
Join us to make a one-of-a-kind piece of art. This month create your own space masterpiece. Drop in.

Ready, Set, Create Tween Bootcamp – Light-Up Nebula Art
Tuesday, July 16, 9:30 a.m.–noon
Wednesday, July 17, 9:30 a.m.–noon

Grades 4–6
Create your own night sky using canvas, paint and fiber optics. You must attend both sessions. Meet in Children’s Creativity Park. Register.

Santa’s Summer Vacation 
Tuesday, July 16, 2–2:45 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
In this interactive, improvisational event, meet Santa Claus and ask him the questions you have always wanted answers to! Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, July 16, 3–5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Please note that the Family Storytime on Tuesday, July 16 will be without music.

The Wacky World of Dave Rudolf – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, July 17, 11 a.m.–noon
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Blast off into a goofy, interactive show with music, sound effects, jokes and audience participation. Drop in.

Coretta Scott King Book Award Celebration
Wednesday, July 17, 2–3 p.m.
Grades K–5
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Award, learn about award-winning books and make a craft. This session will feature “Tar Beach” by Faith Ringgold. Drop in.

Registration opens on July 18 for Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime on August 1.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Thursday, July 18, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
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.

Preschool Activity Time 
Friday, July 19, 10–11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a playground filled with games, blocks, a parachute and more! While the children have fun, they’re practicing social and gross motor skills. Drop in.

UPDATE: Due to the extreme heat warning, the Bookmobile visit and MOP show at Champions Park has been cancelled.
Visit Your Local Parks – (Off site)

Champions Park – 1600 Firethorn Street
Friday, July 19, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Join the Bookmobile and Bolingbrook Park District for MOPs puppet shows, a trackless train and climbing wall at different parks throughout the summer! The MOPs show will begin at 10:30 a.m. Drop in.

Family Movie – “Wall-E” 
Friday, July 19, 2-4 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
After years alone on Earth, Wall-E finds true love in another robot who’s on a Mission to see if the planet is safe for human life. Runtime: 98 minutes. Drop in.

Babysitting Class
Saturday, July 20, 9:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
Ages 11–17
Learn the roles and responsibilities of a babysitter as well as basic first aid and CPR techniques. Please bring a baby doll to class (no stuffed animals). Register.

Roots – Lonnie Johnson & Dr. Shirley Jackson 
Saturday, July 20, 11 a.m.–noon
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Join Judith and Ernie Davis for books, activities and snacks as we explore the lives of African American heroes. Drop in.

Family Movie – “Lego Movie 2: The Second Part” 
Saturday, July 20, 2–4 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
The citizens of Bricksburg face a dangerous threat when LEGO DUPLO invaders from outer space start to wreck everything in their path. Runtime: 147 minutes. Drop in.

E.B. White at 120

I bet a lot of you have read Charlotte’s Web (maybe Stuart Little or The Trumpet of the Swan, too). Have you seen this beautiful new biography of author E.B. White? July 11 will mark 120 years since he was born.

Telling stories with puppets and science

Weekly storytimes continue!

Ready, Set, Tech Tween Bootcamp – Scoring “A Trip to the Moon”
Fountaindale Public Library – Studio 300 – Group Collaboration Room D
Monday, July 8, 9:30 a.m.–noon
Wednesday, July 10, 9:30 a.m.–noon

Grades 4–6
Team up to craft an original musical score for the original silent film “A Trip to the Moon.” No musical experience necessary. Must attend both sessions. Meet in Children’s Creativity Park. Register.

Story Stroll in the Park – “And the Robot Went” by Michelle Robinson (Off site)
Bulldog Park – 351 Blair Lane
Monday, July 8, 10–11 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Read a story while you stroll! Enjoy activities and read pages from a featured picture book posted at each station along the path. In case of inclement weather the Story Stroll will be canceled. Drop in.

iMake 
Monday, July 8, 2–3 p.m.
Grades K–5, Kindergartners with an adult
From robots to building sets, Cubelets to weaving, try out a variety of different technologies every month. Drop in.

Clothespin Puppets – Picture Book Show 
Tuesday, July 9, 2–2:45 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
See your favorite books come to life during a fast-paced mix of stories, puppets and audience participation. Get here early to meet the puppets starting at 1 p.m. Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, July 9, 3–5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Registration opens on Wednesday, July 10 for Ready, Set, Create Tween Bootcamp – Woodworking: DIY Cheeseboard.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, July 10, 11 a.m.–1 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join our Outreach staff and the Library Express Van for fun crafts and exciting maker activities at Winston Woods this summer! Drop in.

Coretta Scott King Book Award Celebration 
Wednesday, July 10, 2–3 p.m.
Grades K–5
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Award, learn about award-winning books and make a craft. This session will feature “Each Kindness” by Jacqueline Woodson. Drop in.

Summer Concert Series – Centerfold (Off site)
Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center – 375 W. Briarcliff Road
Wednesday, July 10, 7:30–9 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
The Bolingbrook Park District & AMITA Health Bolingbrook Medical Center present the 2019 Summer Concert Series. Be sure to stop by our table to sign up for Summer Adventure and grab library materials.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, July 11, 9:30–10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy free milk and a cookie while we read a story and play with puppets, music and movement. Space is limited; registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior.

Science Tellers – Aliens Escape From Earth 
Thursday, July 11, 2–2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us on our intergalactic, out-of-this-world space adventure story featuring science experiments about inertia, chemical changes, energy and more! Drop in.

Make-A-Mess Fest – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Thursday, July 11, 5:30–7:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Outside summer STEAM activities are a messy good time! Join us for wet n’ wild maker fun. This is an outdoor event, weather permitting. In case of inclement weather, the event will be canceled. Drop in.

Visit Your Local Parks – (Off site)
Wipfler Park – 549 Rockhurst Road
Friday, July 12, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join the Bookmobile and Bolingbrook Park District for MOPs puppet shows, a trackless train and climbing wall at different parks throughout the summer! The MOPs show will begin at 10:30 a.m. Drop in.

Family Movie – “How to Train Your Dragon: The Hidden World” 
Friday, July 12, 2–4 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Hiccup and Toothless must leave the only home they’ve known and journey to a hidden world thought only to exist in myth. Runtime: 104 minutes. Drop in.

Sensory Storytime 
Saturday, July 13, 10:30–11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a special storytime and 15-minute multi-sensory playtime perfect for children with sensory integration issues. Drop in.

Build It! 
Saturday, July 13, 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.

Be sure to join us next week for:

Family Pet Photo Day – (Off site)
Bulldog Park – 351 Blair Lane
Sunday, July 14, 2-4 p.m.
All ages
Bring your pooches, felines and other cherished family members to have their photo taken. You’ll get a digital file. This is an outdoor event, weather permitting. Pets are not allowed in the library. Drop in.

Woah, we’re halfway there!

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Weekly storytimes continue!

Village Picnic – (Off site)
Village Hall – 375 Briarcliff Road
Sunday, June 30, noon–5 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at the Bolingbrook Village Picnic. Check out books, movies and more. Get a new library card, renew your account or return your borrowed materials.

Registration opens on Monday, July 1 at 9 a.m. for Ready, Set, Tech Tween Bootcamp – Visual Effects: Walking on the Moon.

Noche de la Familia – “Moana” 
Monday, July 1, 6–8 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us to watch a movie in Spanish for the whole family. Drop in.
Acompáñenos a ver una película para toda la familia. Sin registro previo.

Summer Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, July 2, 3–5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Library card and Minecraft account information. Drop in.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, July 3, 11a.m–1 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join our Outreach staff and the Library Express Van for fun crafts and exciting maker activities at Winston Woods this summer! Drop in.

Coretta Scott King Book Award Celebration – “Trombone Shorty” by Bryan Collier 
Wednesday, July 3, 2–3 p.m.
Grades K–5
In honor of the 50th anniversary of the Coretta Scott King Book Award, learn about award-winning books and make a craft. This session will feature Trombone Shorty by Bryan Collier. Drop in.

Summer Concert Series – Billy Croft & The 5 Alarm (Off site)
Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center – 375 W. Briarcliff Road
Wednesday, July 3, 7:30–9 p.m.
All ages
The Bolingbrook Park District & AMITA Health Bolingbrook Medical Center present the 2019 Summer Concert Series. Be sure to stop by our table to sign up for Summer Adventure and grab library materials.

Please note the library will be closed July 4.

Visite sus Parques Locales – (Fuera del sitio)
Central Park – 201 Recreation Drive
Friday, July 5, 10 a.m.–12:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with adult
This special MOPS performance will be in Spanish!
Acompáñenos en Central Park, para un espectáculo de títeres de MOPs en español a las 10:30 a.m. Después del espectáculo, el Bookmobile estará abierto hasta la 1 p.m. Sin registro previo.

Movie With Your Doll – “Kit Kittredge: An American Girl” 
Friday, July 5, 2–4 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Curl up with your doll in our Storytime Room while you watch Kit Kittredge: An American Girl. Runtime: 100 minutes. Drop in.

Parent & Child DIY – Solar Space Jar
Saturday, July 6, 2–4 p.m.
Ages 5–11 with an adult
Work together to create a moonscape in a jar. To register, please visit the Children’s Services Desk or call 630.685.4181.

Congratulations!

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Congratulations to the winner of the door prize at today’s American Girl Doll Celebration! To find the activities we did (and more ideas for things to do this summer) visit our Kid Summer Adventure Inspiration board on Pinterest.