Library Winter Wonderland

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Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, January 8, 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.

Let’s Create – Winter Wonderland
Wednesday, January 9, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Explore art and create your own masterpiece each month. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips: New Zealand
Friday, January 11, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Friday, January 11, 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.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, January 12, 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, January 12, 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

American Girl and Barbie Celebration
Sunday, January 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate everything American Girl and Barbie and meet the newest additions to our collection. Drop in.

Weekly storytimes will also start again next week!

Is your toddler facing forwards or backwards?

13540197076844To go along with safety recommendations, a new law says children in Illinois must use rear-facing car seats until they are 2 years old (or 40 inches or 40 lbs.). Travel safely, and we’ll see you soon at storytime!

 

Sign up for these programs!

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Teen Tech Homeschool Adventures: Create Music Fast
Friday, January 11, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Grades 6–12
Explore hands-on technology topics to complement your homeschool curriculum. This month we’ll use GarageBand to make music fast in Studio 300. Register.

TechnoKids: Gumball Coding Adventure
Friday, January 18, 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.

 

Disney Days continue this week!

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Wreck-It Ralph Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Sunday, December 30, 1-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Family Movie: “Wreck–It–Ralph” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Sunday, December 30, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 101 minutes. Drop in.

Please note, library will be closed December 31-January 1.

Disney Royal Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Wednesday, January 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Disney Royal Celebration – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Wednesday, January 2, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for a royal celebration with stories, crafts and more. Drop in.

Family Movie: “Elena and the Secret of Avalor” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Wednesday, January 2, 1:30-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 90 minutes. Drop in.

Cars Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Thursday, January 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, January 3, 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.

Family Movie: “Cars” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Thursday, January 3, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 116 minutes. Drop in.

Michael Mucha Racecar Driver – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Thursday, January 3, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Meet Michael Mucha, Bolingbrook’s 11-year-old Super Cup Racecar Driver! Learn what it takes to drive a half scale NASCAR vehicle. Drop in.

Everything Disney Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Friday, January 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Arts and Fables: Everything Disney – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Friday, January 4, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, January 4, 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.

Parent & Child DIY: Paint on Pine – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Friday, January 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Ages 5–11 with an adult
Parents and children team up to create an enchanting Disney-themed project from start to finish. To register, please visit the Children’s Services Desk or call 630.685.4181.

Family Movie: “Disney Animated Studios Short Films” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Friday, January 4, 4-5:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the family together for a movie. Runtime: 79 minutes. Drop in.

Incredibles Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Saturday, January 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreakwinterbreak for details. Drop in.

Family Movie: Incredibles 2 – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Saturday, January 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
A family of superheroes returns for a new adventure! Runtime: 118 minutes. Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, January 5, 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.

New tablets to try

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Have you tried checking out a Playaway Launchpad tablet? They come pre-loaded with apps, and you don’t need wi-fi to play! When the Launchpads were new several patrons asked about apps in Spanish, but at first there wasn’t much available. Now there are 5 new tablets in the collection with all content available in Spanish (the language can be adjusted in settings for the individual apps):

For preschool to kindergarten: Learning Station! (Spanish)

For kids in kindergarten to second grade:

For kids in grades 3 to 5: Wide world of thoughts! (Spanish)

The previously available Launchpads with content in Spanish were:

Sí! Yes! Sí! Spanish
I’m ready! (This tablet includes the app Learn Spanish with Zoe)
I’m here. I’m there! (This tablet includes the app Monki Hide & Seek 2 (Spanish))

More things to do while you’re out of school

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Would you like to get a little further out of the house? Maybe you have some guests from out of town and you’d like to take them exploring? Don’t forget about the Museum Adventure Pass program! Stop at the Information Desk (or call 630.685.4200) to find out what passes are available for a special discount that day. Participating museums include popular places like the Brookfield Zoo, Cantigny Park, Chicago Botanic Garden and Legoland Discovery.

If you don’t see your favorite museum, try consulting the Free Museum Days list at ChooseChicago.com (which has lots of information about special events and places to visit).

Some locations have special events right now– excuse me, was that a GINGERBREAD TANK BUILDING COMPETITION? — so give it a look and have a great time!

Things to do while you’re out of school

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Winnie the Pooh Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Sunday, December 23, 1-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Family Movie: “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Sunday, December 23, 1:30-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 74 minutes. Drop in.

Please note, the library will be closed December 24-25.

Mulan Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Wednesday, December 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Family Movie: “Mulan” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Wednesday, December 26, 1:30-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 88 minutes. Drop in.

Toy Story Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Thursday, December 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Family Movie: “Toy Story” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Thursday, December 27, 1:30-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 80 minutes. Drop in.

Frozen Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Friday, December 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

NEW! IKEA Storytime – (Off site)
IKEA – 750 E. Boughton Road
Friday, December 28, 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

Family Movie: “Frozen Singalong” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Friday, December 28, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 102 minutes. Drop in.

iMake 
Friday, December 28, 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.

Mickey and Minnie Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Saturday, December 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Happy Noon Year – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Saturday, December 29, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate the New Year with stories, music and more including a countdown complete with party favors, noisemakers and more! Drop in.

Family Movie: “Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Saturday, December 29, 1:30-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 68 minutes. Drop in.

The fun will continue next week, starting with these activities on Sunday:

Wreck-It Ralph Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Sunday, December 30, 1-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Family Movie: “Wreck–It–Ralph” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Sunday, December 30, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 101 minutes. Drop in.

Please note, library will be closed December 31-January 1.