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As the Die Cuts: February 2019 Edition

Attention teachers and youth leaders, The Children’s Services Department of Fountaindale Library has an Ellison Die Cut machine available for your use. All you have to do is provide the paper and the manpower. We can show you how to use the machine if you are unsure or a first-time user.

February is known as the month of love and we are full of hearts and ideas to have your kids share their love with family and friends. In our collection we have three sizes of hearts XL, LG & TY to help you adorn our cards Flipper, Heart-fold, Pop-up, Tri-fold, and a Window style (all of these are XL dies) or make cards of your own. We also have tiny flowers & bears and a bookmark with hearts. We have George Washington and Abraham Lincoln dies you can request for President’s Day. Or make use of our Flag, Eagle head, USA or Maps of Illinois or United States dies. All of these are the large sized die (LG).

You can request any of our dies from our Teacher Services page using our educator Ellison request form for use at the Children’s Services Department. Please allow 36 hours for your request to be ready.

 

Mini Math Monsters and Number Ninjas are back!

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Our weekly storytimes continue!

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, February 5, 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.

Mini Math Monsters
Tuesday, February 5, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–2
Make new friends and have fun with math through hands-on activities, games and projects involving early math concepts. Register.

Let’s Create: Wizard of Oz – Part of the Great Read
Wednesday, February 6, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Explore art and create your own masterpiece. Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, February 7, 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.

Please note, the library will open at 1 p.m. on Friday, February 8.

TechnoKids – High Seas Coding Adventure
Friday, February 8, 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.

Winterfest (Off site)
Annerino Community Center, 201 Recreation Drive
Saturday, February 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages
Please see the description at the Bolingbrook Park District website.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, February 9, 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, February 9, 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 to join us next week for:

Wizard of Oz Party – Part of the Great Read
Sunday, February 10, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with and adult
Celebrate “The Wizard of Oz” with crafts, games and fun! Drop in.

You can also sign up for Number Ninjas on February 12.

Get whisked away to the library

19_Great ReadWeekly storytimes continue!

Roots – George Washington Carver and Katherine Johnson
Sunday, January 27, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades K–5
Join Judith and Ernie Davis for books, activities and snacks as we explore the lives of African American heroes. This month we’ll cover George Washington Carver and Katherine Johnson. Drop in.

Please note that the 11 a.m. All Together Storytime on Monday, January 28 will be without music.

Tween DIY – Decorated Paper
Monday, January 28, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Make your own marble paper and stationery. Register.

Minecraft Club Open Play 
Tuesday, January 29, 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.

S’mores Book Club – “Rosa” and Other Civil Rights stories
Wednesday, January 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Join us for an after-school snack, talk about books and make your own video book review in Studio 300. Register.

NEW! IKEA Storytime – (Off site)
IKEA – 750 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, January 31, 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.

Arts and Fables – “Wizard of Oz” 
Friday, February 1, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, February 1, 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.

Imagineers Club: Imagine Natural Disasters – Part of the Great Read
Saturday, February 2, 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, February 2, 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.

Get ready for February

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Tween DIY: Decorated Paper
Monday, January 28, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Make your own marble paper and stationery. Maybe it would make a nice Valentine! Register.

S’mores Book Club: “Rosa” and Other Civil Rights stories
Wednesday, January 30, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Join us for an after-school snack, talk about books and make your own video book review in Studio 300. Register.

Imagineers Club: Imagine Natural Disasters – Part of the Great Read
Saturday, February 2, 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.

Mini Math Monsters
Tuesday, February 5, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–2

Make new friends and have fun with math through hands-on activities, games and projects involving early math concepts. Register.

TechnoKids: High Seas Coding Adventure
Friday, February 8, 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.

Number Ninjas
Tuesday, February 12, 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.

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!

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.

Crafts and Family Fun

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Holiday Memories Family Photo Day
Sunday, December 2, 2-4:30 p.m.
All Ages
Drop in to Studio 300 and we’ll take a portrait you’ll treasure this holiday season. You’ll receive a digital copy to add to holiday cards and share with family and friends. Bring props for added fun! Drop in.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, December 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.

Hour of Code™
Tuesday, December 4, 6-7 p.m.
Grades 4–10
Have fun while learning coding basics in this one-hour introduction to computer science. Register.

Let’s Create – Evergreen Trees
Wednesday, December 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, December 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. Register.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, December 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 – Snowy Owls
Friday, December 7, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, December 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, December 8, 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, December 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.

Journeycare Family Careshop
Sunday, December 9, 2-3:30 p.m.
All ages
Bring holiday cheer to hospice and palliative care patients by creating a special craft project together as a family (while supplies last). Drop in.