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From Homeschool to Preschool

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Weekly storytimes and Crazy 8s Club continue!

iMake
Monday, February 19, 2-3 p.m,
Grades K–5; kindergartners with an adult
From robots to building sets, Cubelets to weaving, try out a variety of different technologies every month. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, February 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.

Chess Club
Wednesday, February 21, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–8
Are you a chess enthusiast? Face your friends across the table and engage in challenging matches! Drop in.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, February 21, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.

Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Thursday, February 22, 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, February 22, 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.

Movie Showing – Part of The Great Read
Thursday, February 22, 6-8:30 p.m.
All ages
A History Channel documentary that takes a look at Martin Luther King, Jr. It goes beyond the myth to discover the man. (This film is not rated; run time: 94 minutes.)
Please note: the study guide available from the History Channel website suggests that the movie is “appropriate for high school students.” Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, February 23, 10:30-noon
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Friday, February 23, 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. This month we will explore Spain. Drop in.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Vinyl Design & Cutting
Friday, February 23, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics that complement your homeschool curriculum. This month explore creating and cutting vinyl designs that apply to different surfaces. Register.

Preschool Round-Up
Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
For children and adults
Find the right school for your little one. Meet with over a dozen preschools and daycare centers, get a free vision and hearing screening and enter our prize drawing for parents and teachers. Drop in.

Vision and Hearing Screening
Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Ages 3 and up
The Will County Health Department will conduct free vision and hearing screenings as part of our annual Preschool Round-Up. Drop in.

I Have a Dream Craft – Part of The Great Read
Saturday, February 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Make a craft inspired by the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drop in.

Don’t forget we have a storyteller coming on Sunday!

The Poetic Storyteller: Oba William King – Part of The Great Read
Sunday, February 25, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate Black History Month with stories, songs and drums from storyteller Oba William King. This lively presentation will delight your whole family. Drop in.

As the Die Cuts: February Edition

Attention teachers and youth leaders, The Children’s Services Department of Foutaindale Library has an Ellison Die Cut machine available for public 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. For President’s Day we have heads of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and a small outline map of Illinois. For Valentine’s Day we have a large two piece heart plus a 4” heart die. There is also a die that has four tiny hearts. For a full list of what dies we have click here. If you would like to request to use the Ellison Die cut machine please email us at ellisondiecuts@fountaindale.org. Please allow at least 36 hours notice.

Putting the M in STEM

Crazy8sLogoWeekly storytimes continue!

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, February 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.

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesday, February 6, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–2
This popular math-based series of programs returns for the younger age group. Children must attend all eight sessions.  Register.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, February 7, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Get together after school to make a craft and share a special time! Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, February 8, 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, February 9, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a playground filled with games, blocks, a parachute and more. While your preschooler has fun, they’re practicing social and gross motor skills. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Sensory Storytime
Saturday, February 10, 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.

Saturday Special: Build It!
Saturday, February 10, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 2–5 with an adult for DUPLO®; Grades K–5 for LEGO®, K with an adult
Use DUPLO® and LEGO® blocks to build fantastic structures or whatever you want! Drop in.

The Black History Month Awareness Club & Valley View District 365U Proudly Presents
The 20th Annual Community Wide Black History Month Celebration
Bolingbrook High School Auditorium, 365 Raider Way
Saturday, February 10, 1-5 p.m.
Free and open to the public
This year’s highlights include a Step Show Competition and College and University Fair.

We will also have storytime in Polish at the library on Sunday!

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Sunday, February 11, 1:30-2:15 p.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.

Programs for preschoolers to tweens and the whole family

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Noche de la Familia
Monday, January 8, 7-8 p.m.
All ages
We’re going to pretend we’re at the zoo! Enjoy fun activities for the whole family in this bilingual program. Drop in.

Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, January 9, 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, January 10, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Get together after school to make a craft and share a special time! Drop in.

Minecraft Club 
Thursday, January 11, 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, January 12, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a playground filled with games, blocks, a parachute and more. While your preschooler has fun, they’re practicing social and gross motor skills. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Sensory Storytime 
Saturday, January 13, 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.

Saturday Special: Build It! 
Saturday, January 13, 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, Polish Storytime is coming up on Sunday, and weekly storytimes return next week!

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Sunday, January 14, 1:30-2:15 p.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.

Come over the rainbow to the library

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The Many-Colored Library Adventure continues this week at the library! Stop by January 2 through January 6. Every day, we’ll have coloring pages and you can win a prize if you find our hidden object. You can also guess the number of objects to win a big container of art supplies! Some days we will even have crafts.

Don’t forget to check the online calendar for details about programs you have registered for or to sign up for programs happening in the next 3 weeks!

Storytime at the Museum 
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Wednesday, January 3, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Spark your imagination with stories, songs, fun and a take-home craft. After storytime, stick around to explore the museum and learn more about our village. Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime 
Panera Bread – 714 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, January 4, 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.

Arts and Fables – Snowman 
Friday, January 5, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, January 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.

Interactive Family Movie 
Saturday, January 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
The Many-Colored Library Adventure ends over the rainbow with an interactive showing of this beloved classic. Come in costume for added fun. Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes! 
Saturday, January 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 to earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Tech, Dads and Storytime in Romanian

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iMake
Monday, December 18, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5; Kindergartners with an adult
From robots to building sets, Cubelets to weaving, try out a variety of different technologies every month. Drop in.

Digital Date Night in Studio 300 – Daddy-Daughter
Tuesday, December 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
For fathers and daughters ages 8 and up
Enjoy an evening of digital media projects: take pictures and Photoshop yourself silly, record a video message, make a musical ringtone and much more! Register.
Let’s Create
Wednesday, December 20, 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 Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 714 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, December 21, 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.
Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Thursday, December 21, 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.
Saturday Special: Sensory Storytime
Saturday, December 23, 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.
Saturday Special: Make-It Take-It
Saturday, December 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages
Join us in Children’s Services to make a great craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

 

Please note, the library will be closed December 24 and 25.

Specials for big and little kids

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Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Sunday, December 10, 1:30-2:15 p.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.

All Together Storytime
Monday, December 11, 9:30-10 a.m.
Monday, December 11, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Monday, December 11, 11-11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled half hour of stories and songs. This storytime is aimed at 2–6 year-olds, but siblings are welcome. Particularly good for families and groups with multi-age children. Drop in.

Tween DIY: Make Your Own Kaleidoscope
Monday, December 11, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Create a kaleidoscope that forms beautiful patterns as we celebrate the 200th birthday of its inventor. Register.

Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers)
Monday, December 11, 7-7:30 p.m.
Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers) is a bilingual storytime presented in English and Spanish. Drop in.
Diez Deditos es una hora de cuento bilingüe presentada en Español e Ingles. Sin registro previo.

Lapsit Storytime
Tuesday, December 12, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, December 12, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months with an adult
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn! Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, December 12, 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.

Family Storytime
Tuesday, December 12, 7-7:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Gather the family together for a storytime filled with fun, stories, songs and laughter! Drop in.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, December 13, 9:30-10 a.m.
Wednesday, December 13, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, December 13, 11-11:30 a.m.
Ages 18–36 months
Help your toddlers grow and learn with stories, songs and fun! Drop in.

Chess Club
Wednesday, December 13, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–8
Are you a chess enthusiast? Face your friends across the table and engage in challenging matches! Drop in.

Digital Date Night in Studio 300 – Mommy-Son
Thursday, December 14, 6:30-8 p.m.
For mothers and sons ages 8 and up
Enjoy an evening of digital media projects: take pictures and Photoshop yourself silly, record a video message, make a musical ringtone and much more! Register.
(We will be offering a Daddy-Daughter night next week!)

Minecraft Club
Thursday, December 14, 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.

Lapsit Storytime
Thursday, December 14, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months with an adult
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn. Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, December 15, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, December 15, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ and groovin’ to music, rhythms, songs and more! This month we will feature music from The Nutcracker. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, December 15, 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. This month we will explore Canada! Drop in.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Photography Basics
Friday, December 15, 1:45-2:45 p.m
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics that complement your homeschool curriculum. This month we explore tips for taking better photos. Register.

TechnoKids Mini Series – Now You’re Talking!
Friday, December 15, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3
This three-part workshop series about radio waves and sound will culminate in the creation of a podcast by the children who participate. Registration is now closed.

Polar Express Storytime and Craft
Saturday, December 16, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved book! Drop in.

Elizabeth Rodriguez Academy Violinists Concert
Saturday, December 16, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Enjoy a live performance of classical and holiday music performed by talented young violinists. Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes
Saturday, December 16, 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 a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.