Tag Archives: arts and crafts

Bouncy Babies and Fractured Fairytales

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iMake
Monday, May 14, 4:15-5:15 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.

Bouncy Babies
Tuesday, May 15, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, May 15, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime! Activities will include singing your favorite nursery rhymes, reading stories and having fun with puppets. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 15, 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.

Fractured Fairytales Storytime & Craft
Wednesday, May 16, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, May 16, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Listen to some of your favorite fairy tales told with an unusual spin, and then make a matching craft. Drop in.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, May 16, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, May 17: 9:30am – 10:30am
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.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, May 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.

Bouncy Babies
Thursday, May 17, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime! Activities will include singing your favorite nursery rhymes, reading stories and having fun with puppets. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, May 18, 10:30-noon
Friday, May 18, 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.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Year in Review Activities
Friday, May 18, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics to complement your homeschool curriculum. In the final meeting of the school year we’ll revisit several past activities! Register.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Saturday, May 19, 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.

Make-It Take-It – Ramadan
Saturday, May 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
For children of all ages
Join us to make a special Ramadan craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

As the Die Cuts: May Edition

Attention educators: 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 have new dies in our collection!  Added to the collection was a trumpet, cauldron, crab, beehive, robot, polar bear, 4 different superheros and a tree. For a full list of what dies we have click here. If you would like to request the use of our Ellison please fill out this online form at least 36 hours in advance.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration and more

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Weekly storytimes will resume the week of June 11

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 1, 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, May 2, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Get together after school to make a craft and share a special time! Drop in.

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

Minecraft Club
Thursday, May 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.

Arts and Fables – May Flowers
Friday, May 4, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, May 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, May 5, 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.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Saturday, May 5, 12:30-5:30 p.m.
All ages
Join our Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring crafts, games, light refreshments and a special showing of Disney’s “Coco” at 3:30 p.m. Drop in.

Imagineers Club – Genetics Lab
Saturday, May 5, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Play games, use new technologies and explore science in this fun and educational program. We’ll focus on a different book series each month. Register.

Don’t forget, on Sunday there will be Family Storytime in Romanian!

Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Sunday, May 6, 3-4 p.m.
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita.
Please note, this storytime is presented entirely in Romanian. Drop in.

A week full of special events for children

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This is our final week of weekly storytimes!

Tons of Trucks – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Center (BRAC) – 200 Lindsey Lane
Sunday, April 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages
Kick off the Bolingbrook Park District’s Week of the Young Child with Tons of Trucks! Explore the Bookmobile, Library Express Van and many different vehicles of all types and sizes. Drop in.

Tween DIY: Make Spirograph Designs
Monday, April 23, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Use Raspberry Pi to create intricate designs. Register.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, April 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.

Pajama Party Singalong with Miss Carole – (Off site)
Annerino Community Center – 201 Recreation Drive
Tuesday, April 24, 6-7 p.m.
For children
Join us for a pajama singalong with Miss Carole during the “Week of the Young Child.” Visit our table to say hello and get a library card. Drop in.

Spirits in the Wind Flute Circle
Tuesday, April 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
For tweens to adults
Join our relaxing and creative flute and percussion circle. Don’t play the flute? We can teach you, or you can play a percussion instrument. Need a flute? Purchase one for $35 in class. Drop in.

S’mores Book Club – “Wonder” & Other Friendship Stories
Wednesday, April 25, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–6
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! Each month we’ll talk about a different topic. Register.

Family STEAM Night at Annerino – (Off site)
Annerino Community Center – 201 Recreation Drive
Wednesday, April 25, 4:30-6 p.m.
For children
Join us at Annerino Community Center for “Week of the Young Child” STEAM Night. Stop by to see what STEAM and maker technologies the library has to offer, and sign up for a library card. Drop in.

Independence Elementary School STEM Night – (Off site)
Independence Elementary School – 230 Orchard Drive
Wednesday, April 25, 6-8 p.m.
For children and tweens
Visit Fountaindale Outreach Services staff during Independence Elementary School’s STEM night. See what STEM activities and resources the library has to offer and sign up for a library card.

Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project – 2018 Winner Announcement
Thursday, April 26, 1-3:30 p.m.
All ages
Meet the finalists and learn who will become the 2018 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author. In its fifth year, this exciting, library-driven initiative brings emerging authors and libraries together. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, April 26, 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.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, April 27, 10:30-noon
Friday, April 27, 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.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Custom Fidget Spinner
Friday, April 27, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics that complement your homeschool curriculum. This month we conclude our Maker explorations by crafting custom fidget spinners. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – Part of Día de los Niños
Saturday, April 28, 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.

Multicultural Crafts – Part of Día de los Niños
Saturday, April 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us to make great crafts to take home and keep! Drop in.

Super Stolie Guacamole – Part of Día de los Niños
Saturday, April 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages
Celebrate Día de los Niños with Super Stolie! This bilingual performance includes traditional and original songs, a family dance party and a guacamole-making demonstration. Drop in.

Ciencia para Niños – Part of Día de los Niños
Saturday, April 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Enjoy stations with various hands-on experiments and participate in one-minute challenges! Drop in.

Do something creative at the library!

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Weekly storytimes resume this week!

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, April 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.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, April 18, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, April 19, 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.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, April 19, 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.

TechnoKids – Techno Artist
Friday, April 20, 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.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish (Drop in)
Saturday, April 21, 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.

Make-It Take-It – Earth Day
Saturday, April 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
For children
Join us to make a special Earth Day craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

Don’t forget to visit the bookmobile at Tons of Trucks on Sunday, April 22!

April Showers bring Book Sales and Flowers

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Weekly storytimes continue!

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, April 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.

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

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, April 5, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Event type: Storytimes,Reading/Writing/Publishing,Bookmobile/Outreach
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.

Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Thursday, April 5, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita.
Please note, this storytime is presented entirely in Romanian. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, April 5, 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 – April Showers Bring…
Friday, April 6, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, April 6, 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 Spring Book Sale
Friday, April 6, 4-5:30 p.m. (Members only)
Saturday, April 7, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. (Members only from 9–10 a.m.)
Sunday, April 8, noon-3 p.m.
All ages
Become a Friend to get early access to the sale on Friday evening and Saturday morning. Shop hundreds of gently used books, CDs, movies, audiobooks and more. Don’t miss our bag sale all day on Sunday! Drop in.

Elephant & Piggie Storytime and Craft
Saturday, April 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Kick off Book Friends Forever Week with a special storytime and craft, followed by a meet-and-greet with Elephant & Piggie! Drop in.

Imagineers Club – DramaRama
Saturday, April 7, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Play games, use new technologies and explore science in this fun and educational program. We’ll focus on a different book series each month.

S’mores and Spring

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Weekly storytimes and Crazy 8s Club continue!

Tween DIY: Make Your Own Hummus
Monday, March 26, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Learn to prepare a simple bean dip recipe that makes a great snack! Register.

Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, March 27, 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.

Spirits in the Wind Flute Circle 
Tuesday, March 27, 7-8:30 p.m.
For tweens and adults
Join our relaxing and creative flute and percussion circle. Don’t play the flute? We can teach you, or you can play a percussion instrument. Need a flute? Purchase one for $35 in class. Drop in.

S’mores Book Club – DIY & Maker Books
Wednesday, March 28, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–6
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! Each month we’ll talk about a different topic. Register.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, March 29, 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.

Preschool Activity Time 
Friday, March 30, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a playground filled with games, blocks, a parachute and more. While the children have fun, they’re practicing social and gross motor skills. Drop in.

Make-It Take-It – Spring
Saturday, March 31, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
For children
Join us to make a special spring craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

Please remember that the library will be closed Sunday, April 1 for the Easter holiday. We will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, April 2.