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Music and Discovery

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Weekly storytimes resume this week (please see the previous article for details)!

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, September 12, 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.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, September 14, 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.

Native American Flute Class
Thursday, September 14, 7-8:30 p.m.
Ages 10 and up
Learn the basics of playing the Native American flute in this four-week class. You’ll learn basic scales, how to create melodies and how to play in a group. Flutes are available to purchase for $35.
Registration opens on Thursday, August 24 2017 at 9 a.m.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, September 15
9:30-10:15 a.m.
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ and groovin’ to music, rhythms, songs and more! Drop in.

TechnoKids – Computer Animation
Friday, September 15, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3
Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics.
Registration opened on Friday, August 25.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, September 16, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ and groovin’ to music, rhythms, songs and more! Drop in.

Library Discovery Day
Saturday, September 16, 1-4 p.m.
All ages
Do you think libraries are just for books? THINK AGAIN! Stop by to get a glimpse of all the amazing things your library has to offer. Don’t miss the Bookmobile, cookie decorating and a scavenger hunt! Drop in.

Happy Anniversary!

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.

Read, Vote and Eat Pizza!

Monarch Award logo
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.
Grades K-3

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).

Karaoke Party

Musician kid singing with microphone
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
2–3 p.m.
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.

Snowflake Meditation

Tcopos-de-nievehis 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”.


Santa’s Reindeer Live Cam

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.

Winter Wonders at the Library


Family Coloring Party
Sunday, December 11, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for a fun, relaxing and creative family coloring event. Coloring isn’t just for kids! All ages can enjoy the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. Supplies will be provided. Drop in until the limit of the room is reached.

December 11-17 is the final week of this session of storytime! Weekly storytimes will start again January 16.  There will be a few drop-in storytimes in between; follow this blog or check the calendar for details.

Discover Winter Wonders Reading Challenge
Monday, December 12-Saturday, January 14
Ages newborn-Grade 5
Read, explore nature, and create a fun winter project in order to earn a free book! Visit for details and to print a page to keep track of your reading. Brought to you in partnership with Hidden Oaks Nature Center.

Chess Club
Wednesday, December 14, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 4-8
Drop in and practice your chess playing skills!  Beginners can also come and learn the basics.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, December 16
9:30-10:15 a.m.
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 1-6
Drop in for music and movement program featuring music from The Nutcracker.

Sea to Shining Sea
Friday, December 16, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by joining us as we start our adventure in discovering the geography, stories, music, and crafts of the different regions of the United States. This hands-on program will use props and instruments to enhance the experience. Drop in until the room limit is reached.

Polar Express Celebration
Saturday, December 17
All ages, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult
All day: coloring pages
11-11:45 a.m. Story and a craft
1:30-3:30 p.m. Interactive movie

Reading is Groovy: Pete the Cat
Saturday, December 17, 3-5 p.m.
Grades K-1
Come in and read a book to us! Students who participate earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark!