Movies, Minecraft, Make-it Take-it

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DuPage Township Family Fun Fest – (Off site)
The Levy – 251 Canterbury Lane
Sunday, July 29, noon – 4 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at DuPage Township Family Fun Fest! Check out library material, sign up for a library card and much more! Drop in.

Ice Cream Social & Movie Night
Fountaindale Public Library – Parking Lot
Monday, July 30, 5-8 p.m.
All ages
Join us for free ice cream, live music, food, games, a live performance by Mariachi Matters and much more! At dusk, sit back and watch Disney’s “Coco” on a giant inflatable screen. Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Ice Cream Social
Monday, July 30, 5:30-7:30 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something! Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, July 31, 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.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, August 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Enjoy free milk and a cookie while we read a story and play with puppets, music and movement. Please call 630.685.4230 with questions or for assistance with registration.

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Studio 300 – Photo/Video Studio A
Thursday, August 2, 4-8 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something! Drop in.

Babysitting Class
Saturday, August 4, 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 in this three-hour course. Please bring a baby doll (no stuffed animals). Register.

Make-It Take-It
Saturday, August 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us in Children’s Services to make a great craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

New Nonfiction Audiobooks

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Finding the Edge: My Life on the Ice by Karen Chen with Natalie England
Now, for the first time, figure skater Karen Chen shares the story of how she got where she is today, where she’s going next, and what it takes to achieve the impossible.

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Out of Wonder: Poems Celebrating Poets by Kwame Alexander with Chris Colderley and Marjory Wentworth illustrated by Ekua Holmes
I’ve heard it argued that the best way to enjoy poetry is to hear it read aloud. You might want to pick up a copy of the original book in this case, though, because the beautiful artwork earned the Coretta Scott King Illustrator Award. The poetry, by the author of The Crossover and two other poets, is inspired by famous poets from around the world.

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To the Moon! The True Story of the American Heroes on the Apollo 8 Spaceship by Jeffrey Kluger with Ruby Shamir
The exciting and inspiring true story of Apollo 8, the first manned American spaceship to break free of the Earth’s orbit and reach the moon, by the best-selling author of Apollo 13.

Have you finished your Summer Adventure?

Popeye and Sailor

This is the final week of weekly storytimes! Weekly storytimes will resume the week of September 9.

Popeye and Sailor Dog Show – (Off site)
Annerino Community Center Gym – 201 Recreation Drive
Tuesday, July 24, 2-2:45 p.m.
Age group: tweens and children
Be amazed as you watch Sailor, the talented canine, jump rope, walk a tightrope and balance a ball while walking under the guidance of her trainer, Alex “Popeye” Rothacker. Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, July 24, 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.

Ready, Set, Tech! Studio 300 Tween Summer Bootcamp – Code to Music
Wednesday, July 25, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Grades 4–6
Learn to code by composing or performing music using Raspberry Pi and the Python programming language in this hands-on workshop. We will meet in Creativity Park and end in Studio 300. Register.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, July 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join our Outreach staff and Bookmobile for fun crafts and exciting maker activities at Winston Woods Park this summer! Drop in.

Board Game Blast! 
Wednesday, July 25, 2-3 p.m.
For children entering grades K–5
Make new friends and try out a board game that’s new to you! Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab 
Fountaindale Public Library – Front Entrance
Thursday, July 26, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something!

Improv Playhouse – Ugly Ducking Theater (Off site)
Annerino Community Center Gym – 201 Recreation Drive
Thursday, July 26, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Enjoy this new spin on the classic story designed to entertain and have you rolling in your seat. Drop in.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Central Park – 201 Recreation Drive
Friday, July 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join the Bookmobile and Bolingbrook Park District for MOPs puppet shows, a trackless train and climbing wall at different parks throughout the summer. (MOPs shows will run 10:30–11 a.m.) Drop in. Venue details: Behind Annerino Community Center

S’mores Book Club – “Echo” & Other Music-Themed Stories
Friday, July 27, 2-3 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Do you devour a book like a great after-school snack? If so, join us for a tasty treat, and let’s talk about books! This month we’re talking about music-themed stories. Register.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish 
Saturday, July 28, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
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.

Don’t forget about the special events coming up next week!

DuPage Township Family Fun Fest – (Off site)
The Levy – 251 Canterbury Lane
Sunday, July 29, noon-4 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at DuPage Township Family Fun Fest! Check out library material, sign up for a library card and much more! Drop in.

Monday, July 30 come to the library for the Ice Cream Social and Movie Night!

Tuesday, July 31 will be the final day of the Summer Adventure. Be sure to record your points and pick up your prizes!

A mystery that starts at the public library

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Charlie & Frog: A Mystery by Karen Kane
While staying with his grandparents in Castle-on-the-Hudson, Charlie stumbles upon a mystery but must learn American Sign Language to keep up with Frog, a Deaf girl who wants to be a detective.

The best new comics for kids

The Eisner Awards are going to be announced this Friday at the San Diego Comic Con. Here are the titles contending for awards in the two children’s categories:

Best Publication for Early Readers (up to age 8)

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Adele in Sand Land by Claude Ponti, translated by Skeeter Grant and Françoise Mouly
Adele sits down to play in the sandbox and embarks on a surreal adventure.

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Arthur and the Golden Rope by Joe Todd-Stanton
A boy sets out to save his village in a story based on Norse mythology.

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Egg by Kevin Henkes
Four eggs hatch in a cozy and surprising picture book.

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Good Night, Planet by Liniers
After being played with all day, Planet, a friendly stuffed animal, comes to life at night and goes on a moonlit adventure with a dog and a mouse.

Little Tails in the Savannah by Frederic Brrémaud and Federico Bertolucci, translated by Mike Kennedy (available through Interlibrary Loan)
A puppy and squirrel fly a cardboard box plane to visit new places.

Best Publication for Kids (ages 9–12)

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Bolivar by Sean Rubin
Sybil is convinced that her neighbor is a dinosaur, but no one else in their bustling New York neighborhood seems to notice anything unusual.

Home Time (Book One): Under the River by Campbell Whyte (available through Interlibrary Loan)
A story from Australia in which a group of kids wakes up in a fantasy world.

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Nightlights by Lorena Alvarez
A new girl appears at Sandy’s school, but is she a friend or something sinister?

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The Tea Dragon Society by Katie O’Neill
A charming all-ages book that follows the story of Greta, a blacksmith apprentice, and the people she meets as she becomes entwined in the enchanting world of tea dragons (The webcomic is also nominated for an award).

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Wallace the Brave by Will Henry
A story about a bold and curious boy named Wallace, his quirky hometown, and his family and friends.

An issue of Adventure Time Comics is also competing for Best Short Story.

Which is your favorite to win? Past winners have included favorites like El Deafo, Tiny Titans and Ghosts.

Magic and music

Weekly storytimes continue!

Family Pet Photo Day – (Off site)
Bulldog Park – 351 Blair Lane
Sunday, July 15, 2-4 p.m.
All ages
Bring your pooches, felines and other cherished family members for a free photo. Get a digital file to make copies and share online. Outdoor event, weather permitting. Pets not allowed in the library. Drop in.

Registration for the Stuffed Animal Sleepover on August 7 opens on July 17.

Mobile Maker Lab 
Fountaindale Public Library – Front Entrance
Tuesday, July 17, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something!

Morris, the Magic Man – (Off site)
Annerino Community Center Gym – 201 Recreation Drive
Tuesday, July 17, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for an exciting afternoon of puppets, fun and of course magic featuring world-renowned magician Morris Taylor. Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, July 17, 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.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, July 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join our Outreach staff and Bookmobile for fun crafts and exciting maker activities at Winston Woods Park this summer! Studio 300 will host special activities on three dates: June 13, July 11 & 18. Drop in.

Board Game Blast! 
Wednesday, July 18, 2-3 p.m.
For children entering grades K–5
Make new friends and try out a board game that’s new to you! Drop in.

Jodi Koplin‘s Jigglejam – (Off site)
Indian Chase Meadows – 525 Pheasant Chase Drive
Wednesday, July 18, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Age group: children and tweens
Have fun wiggling, jiggling and giggling to Jodi’s catchy tunes and funny lyrics ranging from folk and country to rock & roll, calypso and boogie blues! Drop in.

Jim Gill’s Nationwide Campaign for Play Concert – (Off site)
Central Park Pavilion – 201 Recreation Drive
Thursday, July 19, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Get ready to sing, clap, dance and sneeze along during this visit by award-winning musician and author Jim Gill. Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ 
Friday, July 20, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, July 20, 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.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Champions Park – 1600 Firethorn Street
Friday, July 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join the Bookmobile and Bolingbrook Park District for MOPs puppet shows, a trackless train and climbing wall at different parks throughout the summer. (MOPs shows will run 10:30–11 a.m.) Drop in.

iMake 
Friday, July 20, 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.

Babysitting Class
Saturday, July 21, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ages 11–17
Learn the role and responsibilities of a babysitter from Joan O’Malley. Basic first aid and CPR techniques will be discussed. Please bring a baby doll to class (no stuffed animals).
Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ 
Friday, July 20, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, July 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.

Family Movie
Saturday, July 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Paddington works odd jobs to earn money for a gift, but when it’s stolen the Brown family must help him find the thief. Runtime: 103 minutes. Drop in.

Peace and letter-writing

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Until Tomorrow, Mr. Marsworth by Sheila O’Connor
Desperate to keep her older brother from being drafted in the Vietnam War, eleven-year-old Reenie strikes up an unlikely friendship with MrMarsworth, an elderly shut-in, who helps her in her mission.