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What a weekend!

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Our weekly storytimes continue, along with Crazy 8s and Minecraft Club on Tuesday and Thursday. We also have:

S’mores Book Club
Wednesday, March 22, 4:15-5 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Do you devour a book like you devour a great after-school snack? If so, join us for our S’mores Book Club where we will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month. This month’s topic is Graphic Novels.

Sea to Shining Sea
Friday, March 24
10:30-noon
or
1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students.
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering the geography, stories, music and crafts of the United States of America in this hands-on program. This month we will explore the western states. Drop in.

Pete the Cat Day
Saturday, March 25, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult; Drop in.
Bring your camera and meet Pete the Cat at storytime from 11-11:30 a.m. Make a craft while supplies last from 1:30-3:30 p.m. Enjoy special coloring pages until 4 p.m.
Readers in kindergarten or first grade can participate in Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes from 3-5 p.m.

Willy Wonka Jr Theatre Showcase
Saturday, March 25, 4:15 p.m.-4:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult; Drop in.

Enjoy the delicious adventures experienced by Charlie Bucket on his visit to Willy Wonka’s mysterious chocolate factory in this captivating adaptation of Roald Dahl’s fantastical tale.
This performance, featuring local children in grades 2 through 8, is presented by Theatre-on-the-Hill at the library.

Looking ahead to next week, don’t miss this special event on Sunday:

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Family Fun Dinosaur Encounter

Sunday, March 26, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Be amazed at a 5-foot-long Apatosaurus femur and an entire T-Rex foot! Meet award-winning author Janet Riehecky as she presents her extensive collection of fossils. Drop in.

Finale to February

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Storytimes
, Minecraft Club (on Tuesday and Thursday), and Crazy 8s continue this week.

Great Read Harry Potter Art Exhibit
Tuesday, February 28, 5:30-6 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult

Each Great Read participating library’s Adult, Teen and Child art contest winners will have their work on display in Meeting Room B, with awards given in Meeting Room A beginning at 6:00 p.m. Come join us to celebrate the artistic talent and spirit! Drop in.

Great Read Finale: Hogwarts Magic Show
Tuesday, February 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult

Celebrate the Great Read‘s Art Contest winners with an award ceremony at 6:00 PM, and then join us for a magic show! Learn firsthand about the Magic of Hogwarts during a special Harry Potter-themed magic show. Children and their parents will be amazed at the magic of “Professor Gerry Potter.” Professor Potter is the 7th cousin (twice removed) of the famous Harry Potter, and a direct descendant of Godric of the House of Gryffindor. This fast-paced show features comedy magic and lots of audience participation. Muggles of all ages will learn firsthand about the magic of the Marauder’s Map and discover the power of Polyjuice Potion. Audience members are encouraged dress in their favorite wizard or witch outfit, and be prepared to cast their own spells during this family-friendly show. Drop in until the limit of the room is reached.

Bits & Bytes Coding Club
Wednesday, March 1, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 4-12
Join our new coding club! Learn programming while working on cool projects. This club is intended for Fountaindale cardholders and residents. Drop in until the program limit of 16 participants is reached.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, March 1, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K-5
Friends get together after school to make a craft and share a special time! Drop in.

Visit the new Outreach Preschool page for Thursday morning storytime information.

Arts & Fables
Friday, March 3
9:30-10:15 or 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2-6 years with an adult
Hear a story, then make a craft about it! What a great way to spend some time at the library in the morning! Drop in until the room is full.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, March 4, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
All ages
Join our group of friends for great times with music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in until the limit of the room is reached.

Saturday Special: Boo! Ha! Ha!
Saturday, March 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Program based on the funny Timmy Failure book series where gullible detectives are invited to successfully carry out a no-brainer spy mission. Register now.

I <3 the Library

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We’re kicking off February with some special Harry Potter-themed versions of our favorite programs!  Storytimes continue this week as well as Minecraft Club on Tuesday and Thursday.

Bits & Bytes Coding Club
Wednesday, February 1, 3:30-5:00 p.m.
Grades 4 – 12. This club is intended for Fountaindale cardholders and residents. Drop in until the program limit of 16 participants is reached.
Join our new coding club! Learn programming while working on cool projects.

Wednesday, February 1, through February 15
Have you read at least 5 of the nominees for the Monarch Award? Cast your ballot at the Children’s Services Desk and register for the pizza party on Friday, February 24. If your school is voting for the Monarch Award, you can still participate to pick the library winner.

Let’s Create: Hogwarts Handmades 

Wednesday, February 1, 4:15 p.m.
Grades K-5, Drop In
Make crafts like pygmy puffs and wands!

Panera Milk & Cookies Storytime
Thursday, February 2, 9:30 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Registration is required.
Story time at east side Panera, 714 East Boughton Road, Bolingbrook.

Arts & Fables
Friday, February 3
9:30 or 10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult; Drop in to room capacity
Listen to a story and then make a caterpillar out of hearts.

Boo! Ha! Ha!
Saturday, February 4, 1:30 p.m.
Grades 2-5, Registration required
Celebrate the magical world of Harry Potter with potions, spells and games for all Hogwarts students.

Join us in January!

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Monday, January 2, 2 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Decorate a paper lantern to take home. This program requires registration.

iMake
Tuesday, January 3, 1:30–3 p.m.
Grades K–5
Visit the Creativity Park to try out the library’s newest technologies. Drop in.

Winter Reading Club Special Storytime with Hidden Oaks at Fountaindale
Wednesday, January 4, 11–11:30 a.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult
Hidden Oaks is coming to host a special nature storytime. If you are participating in our Winter Reading Club: Discover Winter Wonders, attending this program will count for the “Explore” portion of the reading log. Drop in.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, January 4, 2–3 p.m.
Grades K–5
Come make a craft! Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Storytime
Thursday, January 5, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult
Story time at east side Panera, 714 East Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Registration is required.

Karaoke Party 
Thursday, January 5, 2–3 p.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult
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 and light refreshments. Drop in.

Arts & Fables
Friday, January 6
9:30–10:15 a.m.
10:30–11: 15 a.m.
For children ages 2–6.
Hear a story, then make a craft about it! What a great way to spend some time at the library in the morning! Drop in.

Mini Movin’ & Groovin’
Saturday, January 7, 10:30–11:15 a.m.
For children ages 8 months–5 years.
Join our group of friends for a beach party with music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in.

Family Movie
Saturday, January 7, 1:30 p.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult
Enjoy a feature movie with the family! Bring your fish friend for this popular sequel!

And don’t forget to sign up for our Discover Winter Wonders Reading Challenge and Monarch Reading Clubs to earn free books this winter!

This week starts and ends with toys

lego bricksCome 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.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, December 7, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K-5
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.

TechnoKids
Friday, December 9, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1-3
Learn about a science topic with a hands-on project.  Register.

Sensory Storytime
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.

Build It!
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.

So much to do at your library

photo 8Minecraft is back this Tuesday and Thursday!  Our weekly storytimes continue.  And there’s more!

Starting Sunday, November 27, you can drop off gently used toys at the library for the upcoming Toy Exchange on Sunday, December 4.

Sound Tech
Tuesday, November 29, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 4-6, participants must have Fountaindale library card
Experiment with technology to make music in Studio 300! Register now.

S’mores Book Club
Wednesday, November 30, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Do you devour a book like you devour a great after school snack? If so, sign up for our first Smores Book Club! We will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month. This month’s topics are mystery and adventure. Register now!

Monarch Reading Club
Thursday, December 1-February 15
Grades K-3
Pick up a reading log at the Monarch Award display in the Secret Garden and check out some of the books. Readers can vote for their favorites and even earn a free paperback book. There will be more Monarch activities in 2017.

Bits & Bytes Coding Club
Thursday, December 1, 3:30-5 p.m.
Fountaindale cardholders and residents in grades 4-12

Join our new coding club! Learn programming while working on cool projects. Drop in until the program limit of 16 participants is reached.

Arts & Fables
Friday, December 2, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult
Hear a story, then make a craft about it! What a great way to spend some time at the library in the morning! Drop in until the room is full.

Mini Movin’ & Groovin’
Saturday, December 3, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months – 5 years with an adult

Join our group of friends for great times with music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in until the room is full.

Boo! Ha! Ha!
Saturday, December 4, 1:30 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Spooky, Fun, Educational! This is a fun program based on exciting book series where you will play games, use new technologies and/or explore science. Register now.

Library Activities for Children

Please note, there will be no storytimes on October 31!  All other weekly storytimes will continue as usual starting November 1.  Tuesday and Thursday Minecraft Club will meet as usual, as will our math program Crazy 8s.  What else is going on at the library?

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Let’s Create
Wednesday, November 2, 4:15 p.m.
For children in kindergarten through fifth grade
Friends get together after school to make a craft and share a special time! Drop in.

Arts & Fables
Friday, November 4, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.
For children ages 2-6 with an adult
Hear a story, then make a craft about it! What a great way to spend some time at the library in the morning! Drop in until the room is full.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, November 5, 10:30 a.m.
For children 8 months to 5 years, with an adult
Join our group of friends for great times with music, rhythm, songs and fun!
Drop in until the room is full.

Saturday Special: Boo! Ha! Ha!
Saturday, November 5, 1:30 p.m.
For children in grades 2 – 5

Spooky, Fun, Educational! This is a fun program based on exciting book series where you will play games, use new technologies and/or explore science. Register now.