Today is the 50th anniversary of the Loving vs. Virginia decision!
The Case for Loving: The Fight for Interracial Marriage by Selina Alko; illustrated by Sean Qualls and Selina Alko.
The story of interracial couple Mildred and Richard Perry, who got married in Washington, D.C., and were arrested after they returned to Virginia, and took their legal case all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.
It’s time to vote for your favorite Monarch Award Book from February 1–15.
If you’ve read or listened to at least five of the nominees, you can cast your ballot at the Children’s Services Desk.
Monarch Award Pizza Party
Friday, February 24, 2–3 p.m.
Any Fountaindale cardholders that voted for their favorite book may register for the party. Be there when we reveal the library winner! Register by February 15 (call 630.685.4181 or come to the Children’s Services Desk to vote and register).
Do you love to sing? We hope you will join us for our first ever karaoke party! We will have a family-friendly set of songs to choose from. Sing a solo or bring a family member or friend onstage for a duet! There will be lots of fun games, dancing, a photo booth and light refreshments.
Thursday, January 5, 2017
Meeting Room A
All ages preschoolers with an adult. Drop in until the limit of the room is reached.
For more information, contact the Children’s Services Department at 630-685-4181
This is the season when one notices and enjoys the beauty of winter. I was warming up with a cup of hot chocolate and gazing outside how peaceful was snowing. I started to admire the snowflakes slowly whirling in the air and think about their unique journey across the terrestrial atmosphere that confers them beauty. My mind started to recall their names in different languages, names that I’ve heard across the globe accompanied by smiles and delight. These thoughts revealed that every culture has names that express their gracefulness and beauty is a common language that rises above cultural diversity.
English – Snowflakes
German – Snowflakes – Schneeflocke
French – Snowflakes – Flocon de neige
In German and French the words also allude to a clump of wool.
Italian – Snow bow ties – Fioco de neve
Polish – Snow petals – Płatek śniegu
Romanian – Snow down feathers – Fulgi de nea
Spanish – Snow little cups – Copos de nieve
Sinhala – Snow little flowers
So wherever you are, use your senses to enjoy the season and remember a Zen proverb that states: “A snowflake never falls in the wrong place”.
Do your kids believe in Santa? Do they want to see Santa’s reindeer live?
Here they are:
Santa’s Reindeer Live Cam
Kids can write a letter to Santa and their names are going to be added to a list that shows on the website. See details for the Nice List.
4593 Wren Dr. Caledonia, MI 49316
Every Wednesday at 8pm CT tune in to watch storytime with Santa.
Come to our Toy Exchange today (Sunday, December 4). If you received vouchers for donating toys last week, you can choose toys from 2-3 p.m. The room will be open to all from 3-3:30. All toy choices are first come, first served while supplies last.
Storytimes continue this week.
This Tuesday, Minecraft will not meet so kids can attend the Tween Hour of Code. Sign up to learn coding basics in this one-hour introductory class. Children must be in grades 4-6 and have a Fountaindale library card.
Wednesday, December 7, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Drop in to make a craft.
Minecraft Club meets on Thursday only this week.
Please be aware that on Friday the library will open at 1 p.m. due to a staff inservice during the morning.
Friday, December 9, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Learn about a science topic with a hands-on project. Register.
Saturday, December 10, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult.
Drop in and enjoy a storytime especially for children with sensory integration issues.
Saturday, December 10, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 2-5 with an adult for DUPLO
Grades K-5 (kindergarteners with an adult) for LEGO
The library has many DUPLO and LEGO blocks for you to use to build your fantastic structures! Drop in any time between 2:00 and 4:00 and make something.