Category Archives: Library programs

Special storytimes, music and more!

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Our weekly storytimes continue!

Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Sunday, February 17, 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.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Monday, February 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.

iMake
Monday, February 18, 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, February 19, 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.

Mini Math Monsters
Tuesday, February 19, 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.

Young Writers’ Club: Wizard of Oz – Part of the Great Read
Wednesday, February 20, 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.

“Oz the Great and Powerful” Movie Showing – Part of the Great Read
Wednesday, February 20, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
All ages
A frustrated circus magician from Kansas is transported to a magical land called Oz, where he has to fulfill a prophecy to become the king and free Oz from the Wicked Witch. (PG; runtime 130 minutes) Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, February 21: 9:30am – 10:30am
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.

NEW! IKEA Storytime – (Off site)
IKEA – 750 E. Boughton Road
Friday, February 22, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Age group: Children
Join us for a brand new story time at IKEA! Enjoy juice and cookies while we read stories using puppets, music and movement. Storytime will take place on the second floor near the restaurant. Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, February 22, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, February 22, 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.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Saturday, February 23, 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.

Preschool Round-Up
Saturday, February 23, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Ages 3 and up
Find the right school for your little one. Meet with over a dozen preschools and daycare centers, get a free vision and hearing screening and enter our prize drawing for parents and teachers. Drop in.

Family Movie – “Teen Titans Go to the Movies”
Saturday, February 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 92 min. Drop in.

Please join us next week for:

Roots – President Barack Obama and Misty Copeland
Sunday, February 24, 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 President Barack Obama and Misty Copeland. Drop in.

Sign up now to finish out February

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Teen Tech Homeschool Adventures: Photoshop Green Screen
Friday, February 15, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Grades 6–12
Explore hands-on technology topics to complement your homeschool curriculum. This month we’ll use PhotoShop and green screen photography to make composites in Studio 300. Register.

Mini Math Monsters
Tuesday, February 19, 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.

Tween DIY: Peach Cobbler in a Mug
Monday, February 25, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Make a tasty treat in a mug. Register.

Number Ninjas
Tuesday, February 26, 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.

S’mores Book Club: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
Part of The Great Read
Wednesday, February 27, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Join us for an after-school snack, talk about “The Wonderful Wizard of Oz” and other fantasies and make your own video book review in Studio 300. Register.

We’re off to see the magician at the library

Our weekly storytimes continue!

Wizard of Oz Party – Part of the Great Read
Sunday, February 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with and adult
Celebrate “The Wizard of Oz” with crafts, games and fun! Drop in.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, February 12, 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.

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.

Board Game Blast!
Wednesday, February 13, 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.

“The Wiz Live!” Movie Showing – Part of the Great Read
Thursday, February 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
All ages
A live production of the 1975 Broadway musical, “The Wiz,” which put a modern spin on the classic “Wizard of Oz” tale with a cast of African-American actors. (TV-G; runtime 111 minutes) Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips: South Africa
Friday, February 15, 10:30-noon
Friday, February 15, 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. Drop in.

Teen Tech Homeschool Adventures – Photoshop Green Screen
Friday, February 15, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Grades 6–12
Explore hands-on technology topics to complement your homeschool curriculum. This month we’ll use PhotoShop and green screen photography to make composites in Studio 300. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, February 16, 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.

Magic of the Spellbinder
Saturday, February 16, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
We welcome back Walter King, Jr. for our Black History Month celebration! The Spellbinder mixes illusions, magic, dance and theater in a wizardly performance! Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, February 16, 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, February 17, 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.

Mini Math Monsters and Number Ninjas are back!

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Our weekly storytimes continue!

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, February 5, 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.

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.

Let’s Create: Wizard of Oz – Part of the Great Read
Wednesday, February 6, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Explore art and create your own masterpiece. Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, February 7, 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.

Please note, the library will open at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 8.

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.

Winterfest (Off site)
Annerino Community Center, 201 Recreation Drive
Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages
Please see the description at the Bolingbrook Park District website.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, February 9, 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, February 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.

Don’t forget to join us next week for:

Wizard of Oz Party – Part of the Great Read
Sunday, February 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with and adult
Celebrate “The Wizard of Oz” with crafts, games and fun! Drop in.

You can also sign up for Number Ninjas on February 12.

Get whisked away to the library

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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.

Please note that the 11 a.m. All Together Storytime on Monday, January 28 will be without music.

Tween DIY – Decorated Paper
Monday, January 28, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Make your own marble paper and stationery. Register.

Minecraft Club Open Play 
Tuesday, January 29, 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.

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.

NEW! IKEA Storytime – (Off site)
IKEA – 750 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, January 31, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
AGE GROUP: CHILDREN
Join us for a brand new story time at IKEA! Enjoy juice and cookies while we read stories using puppets, music and movement. Storytime will take place on the second floor near the restaurant. Drop in.

Arts and Fables – “Wizard of Oz” 
Friday, February 1, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, February 1, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Join us for a story, and then make a craft about it! Drop in.

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.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes! 
Saturday, February 2, 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.

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

44204085370_3461ea189c_zWeekly storytimes continue!

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.