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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.

Dinosaurs Make a Movie

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Weekly storytimes continue!

Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian 
Sunday, November 18, 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.

Minecraft Club Open Play 
Tuesday, November 20, 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! Mini Math Monsters
Tuesday, November 20, 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.

Make-It Take-It – (Part of DiNovember)
Wednesday, November 21, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us in Children’s Services to make a great craft to take home! Drop in.

Computer and Stop-Motion Animation Bootcamp
Wednesday, November 21, 1-4 p.m.
Tweens through Adults
Learn to make basic animated videos in this three-hour, hands-on workshop. There will be opportunities for traditional stop-motion techniques and software-based animated videos, too. Tweens welcome. Register.

The library closes at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 21 and is closed November 22 for Thanksgiving. The library will reopen at 9 a.m. on Friday, November 23.

Preschool Activity Time 
Friday, November 23, 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.

Dino Forest – (Part of DiNovember)
Saturday, November 24, 10 a.m.-noon
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Take a trip back in time when dinosaurs ruled the earth in our Dino Forest. Stay to watch a movie at 1:30 p.m. Drop in.

Family Movie (Part of DiNovember)
Saturday, November 24, 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 the 80s classic about young dinosaur friends. Runtime: 69 minutes. Drop in.

As the Die Cuts: Get ready for December

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.

This month we are featuring many of our holiday and winter themed dies. We have different sizes of Christmas trees (LG and XL) and lights (LG, XL and TY), many types of snowflakes in our LG collection and even a 3-D snowflake in the XL collection. There is a sled (LG), snowman (LG and XL), mitten (LG and XL), a lacing mitten (XL), and Gingerbread man (LG and XL). As featured in the video you can have the kids make gift boxes with our cube XL die or gift bags with our double cut (DC) or XL die. We even have a tag die (XL) that has three sizes of tags. There are more holiday videos for you to get cool ideas from on Ellison’s website. If you see something on the videos that you are interested in just call our desk and ask if we have a die that will work for you. We have a Challah bread die also for the holidays. We also have circle dies (LG and that can be made into ornaments or card dies (XL) for kids to make homemade cards for family and friends.

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.

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From Spooky Sunday to DiNovember

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Weekly storytimes continue.

Spooky Storytime
Sunday, October 28, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for a spooky storytime and craft. Come in costume for extra fun! Drop in.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, October 30, 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 30, 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.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, November 1, 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, November 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.

Arts and Fables – Dinosaurs (Part of DiNovember)
Friday, November 2, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, November 2, 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 Dinosaurs (Part of DiNovember)
Saturday, November 3, 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, November 3, 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.

Mysteries and Spooky Ookys

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Weekly storytimes continue.

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.

Tween DIY: Dips
Monday, October 22, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Make a snack using fresh ingredients. Register.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, October 23, 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! Mini Math Monsters
Tuesday, October 23, 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.

Music Business Roundtable – Music Business Fundamentals
Tuesday, October 23, 7-8:30 p.m.
Age group: Tweens through Adults
Get insider information from a panel of music industry professionals. Register.

S’mores Book Club – “The Boxcar Children” and Other Mysteries
Wednesday, October 24, 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.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, October 25, 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, October 26, 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.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Saturday, October 27, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Age group: Children
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 – Spooky Ookys
Saturday, October 27, 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.

Don’t forget to join us for a spooky time on Sunday:

Spooky Storytime
Sunday, October 28, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for a spooky storytime and craft. Come in costume for extra fun! Drop in.

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.