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Tweens get creative

Weekly storytimes continue.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, October 16, 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.

NEW! Number Ninjas
Tuesday, October 16, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Boost critical and creative thinking skills, collaborate with friends and discover how to have fun with math by participating in activities, games and projects. Register.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, October 17, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Get together with fellow writers for activities and fun designed to foster creativity, self-expression, and excitement about writing. Drop in.

Parent & Child DIY: Glove Monsters
Wednesday, October 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Ages 8 and up with an adult
Parents and children, team up to create an adorable monster out of winter gloves! One parent and one child per spot please. Register.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, October 18: 9:30am – 10:30am
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.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, October 18, 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.

Photoshop Green Screen Techniques
Thursday, October 18, 7-8 p.m.
Tweens through Adults
Replace backgrounds and craft convincing composites in Studio 300. Wear a costume for added fun. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, October 19, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, October 19, 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, October 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.

Family Movie
Saturday, October 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. This month we’re watching a spooky movie starring family favorite Jack Black. Runtime: 103 minutes. Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, October 20, 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! All participants will earn “Pete the Cat” prizes. Drop in.

Don’t forget, we’ll have storytime in Romanian on Sunday:

Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian
Sunday, October 21, 3-4 p.m.
Age group: Children
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita. Drop in.

Paint and Create

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Weekly storytimes continue.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, October 2, 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.

NEW! Number Ninjas
Tuesday, October 2, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Boost critical and creative thinking skills, collaborate with friends and discover how to have fun with math by participating in activities, games and projects. Register.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, October 3, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Explore art and create your own masterpiece each month. This month we have a spider web craft. Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, October 4, 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.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, October 4, 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.

Arts and Fables – Fall Painting
Friday, October 5, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, October 5, 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.

Friends Fall Book Sale – Members Only Early Access
Friday, October 5, 4-5:30 p.m.
All ages
Join the Friends and gain early access to hundreds of gently used books, CDs, movies, audiobooks and more. Membership is available for as low as $2/year. Visit fountaindale.org/friends for more info. Drop in.

Friends Fall Book Sale – Members Only Early Access
Saturday, October 6, 9-10 a.m.
All ages
Join the Friends and gain early access to hundreds of gently used books, CDs, movies, audiobooks and more. Membership is available for as low as $2/year. Visit fountaindale.org/friends for more info. Drop in.

Friends Fall Book Sale
Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
All ages
Shop hundreds of gently used books, CDs, movies, audiobooks and more. Don’t miss our Bag Sale all day on Sunday! Proceeds from the sale directly support Fountaindale programs and materials. Drop in.

Imagineers Club – Imagine Cave Paintings
Saturday, October 6, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Play games, use new technologies and/or explore science in this fun and educational program based each month on an exciting book series. Register.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, October 6, 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! All participants will earn “Pete the Cat” prizes. Drop in.

Don’t forget, the Friends Book Sale continues on Sunday:

Friends Fall Book Sale
Sunday, October 7, noon-3 p.m.
All ages
Shop hundreds of gently used books, CDs, movies, audiobooks and more. Don’t miss our Bag Sale all day on Sunday! Proceeds from the sale directly support Fountaindale programs and materials. Drop in.

Create and Play

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Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, September 4, 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.

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

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, September 6, 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.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, September 6, 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.

Arts and Fables – Tractors
Friday, September 7, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, September 7, 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.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, September 8, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Enjoy a special storytime and 15-minute multi-sensory playtime perfect for children with sensory integration issues. Drop in.

Build It!
Saturday, September 8, 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.

Don’t forget that you can register for several programs starting this week:

Weekly storytimes will resume next week. The library will be closed Sunday, September 9 for the Pathways Parade.

Welcome back for music and crafts

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Noche de la Familia: Música
Monday, August 20, 7-8 p.m.
Enjoy musical activities for the whole family in this bilingual program. Drop in.

Registration for the next Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime opens on Thursday, August 23. Please call Outreach at 630.685.4230 with questions or for assistance with registration.

Welcome Back to Homeschool Party
Friday, August 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Friday, August 24: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades K–5 homeschool students and their teachers
Join us for games, crafts, songs and learn about Adventures in Homeschooling, our cultural exploration program. Drop in.

Make-It Take-It
Saturday, August 25, 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.

Make-It Take-It
Saturday, September 1, 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.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover and All That Jazz

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Let’s Create: Summer Artist – Dog Days of Summer
Monday, August 6, 1:30-3 p.m.
For children entering grades K–6
Join us to make a one-of-a-kind piece of art. This month we’ll draw dogs with watercolor pencils. Drop in.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Tuesday, August 7, 3-4 p.m.
Ages 4–7 with adult
After the children say “Goodbye,” their toys go on wild escapades overnight. All is revealed when they are reunited the next morning at snack time. You must attend both sessions. Register.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, August 7, 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.

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Studio 300 – Photo/Video Studio A
Tuesday, August 7, 5-8 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.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Wednesday, August 8, 10-10:45 a.m.
Ages 4–7 with adult
After the children say “Goodbye,” their toys go on wild escapades overnight. All is revealed when they are reunited the next morning at snack time. You must attend both sessions. Register.

DuPage Township Tools for School – (Off site)
The Levy – 251 Canterbury Lane
Thursday, August 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
All ages
The Bookmobile will be at DuPage Township’s annual Tools for School program. While you’re there, check out library materials and register your student for their most valuable tool—a library card! Drop in.

Arts and Fables
Friday, August 10, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, August 10, 10:30 a.m.-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Join us for a story, and then make a craft about it! Drop in.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, August 11, 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.

Summer Jazz Concert – Pharlis James Trio
Saturday, August 11, 2-3 p.m.
All ages
The Pharlis James Trio will perform memorable melodies from The Great American Songbook of Jazz with selections by artists Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Nat “King” Cole, and more. Register.

Build It!
Saturday, August 11, 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.

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.

We’re halfway through the Summer Adventure!

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Weekly storytimes continue! Donations are accepted from Sunday, July 1 through Saturday, July 7 for the Craft Exchange on July 8.

Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian
Sunday, July 01, 3-4 p.m.
Age group: Children
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita. Drop in.

Story Stroll in the Park – “Rattletrap Car” by Phyllis Root (Off site)
Bulldog Park – 351 Blair Lane
Monday, July 2, 10-11 a.m.
Read a story while you stroll! Enjoy activities and read pages from a picture book at each station along the path. Program will be moved inside the library in case of inclement weather. Please note: Come in your beachwear; you may get wet! Drop in.

Let’s Create: Summer Artist – Fireworks 
Monday, July 2, 1:30-3 p.m.
For children entering grades K–6
Join us to make a one-of-a-kind piece of art. This month we’ll make splatter and dot paintings. Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab 
Fountaindale Public Library – Meeting Room B
Monday, July 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.

Summer Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, July 3, 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.

Register starting July 3 for Tween Summer Bootcamp – Code to Music on July 25.

The library will be closed for the Fourth of July.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, July 5, 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.

Registration opens July 6 for S’mores Book Club on July 27.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Remington Lakes Sports Complex – 811 W. Remington Blvd.
Friday, July 6, 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.

Make-It Take-It 
Saturday, July 7, 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.

Craft Exchange 
Sunday, July 8, 2-4 p.m.
All ages
Stop by the Craft Exchange on Sunday, July 8 to pick out some free craft supplies from the items other people have donated. Donations accepted Sunday, July 1–Saturday, July 7. Drop in.