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It’s a STEAM-y week

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We have lots of activities to give your brain a workout!  Our weekly storytimes continue, along with Crazy 8s and Minecraft Club on Tuesday and Thursday.  We also have:

Robot Arm
Monday, March 6, 2- 3 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Use coding to program a robotic arm. Register now.

Chess Club
Wednesday, March 8, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4-8
Are you a chess enthusiast? Whether your are just beginning or are a seasoned chess player, join us, meet people and play chess! Drop in.

Light Painting
Thursday, March 9, 4:14-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Use light to “paint” a picture that resembles a hand-drawn sketch. Register now.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, March 10, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult
Meet friends, play with our toys, and have fun during activity time! Drop in.

Saturday Special: Sensory Storytime
Saturday, March 11, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult
Enjoy a special storytime perfect for children with sensory integration issues. Drop in.

Maker Faire
Saturday, March 11, 1-4 p.m.
All ages
Explore our DIY maker scene! See demonstrations of exciting new technologies, meet other makers, learn about career opportunities in the maker field and much more! Drop in.

Hufflepuffs! We get the job done!

harryThe Hamilton exhibit will only be up through Monday, February 6.  Don’t miss your chance to see it!  But don’t worry, once it’s gone  we have plenty of other things for you to do, including some more special Harry Potter programs.

Our weekly Storytimes continue and Minecraft Club will meet on Tuesday and Thursday.

Chess Club
Wednesday, February 8, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 4-8, Drop in.
Friends face each other across the table and engage in challenging matches!

McStorytime
Thursday, February 9, 9:30 a.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult, Registration required.
Story time at east side McDonald’s, 100 N Bolingbrook Drive, Bolingbrook.

Harry Potter Fun
Thursday, February 9, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 4-6, Registration required.
Come explore our Harry Potter stations full of magical activities for tweens to enjoy.

Sea to Shining Sea
Friday, February 10, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Friday, February 10, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students
. Drop in.
Enrich your homeschool experience by joining us in discovering the geography, stories, music, and crafts of the United States of America.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, February 11, 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult. Drop in.

A storytime especially for children with sensory integration issues.

Build It!: Harry Potter‘s World
Saturday, February 11, 2:00 p.m.
All ages. Preschoolers and K with an adult.  Drop in.
Use LEGO or DUPLO blocks to build!

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in my School Shoes!
Saturday, February 11, 3-5 p.m.
Grades K-1. Drop in.

Can you read all by yourself? Come in and read a book to us! Students who participate earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark!

Looking ahead to next week, Morris the Magic Man will be visiting the library on Sunday, February 12, for a family magic show!

Thankful for games, toys, movies, and reading!

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Our weekly storytimes continue this week, but Minecraft Club will not meet.  The Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 and be closed for Thanksgiving through Thursday, November 24. The library will reopen on Friday, November 25 at 9:00 a.m.  Minecraft Club will return next week.

Family Game Party
Sunday, November 20, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult.
Have fun with games for the whole family in this bilingual (English and Spanish)! Drop in.
Fiesta de juegos en familia
Domingo, 20 de noviembre, 2-3 p.m.
Todas las edades, niños en edad preescolar con un adulto.
¡Diviértanse con juegos para toda la familia en este programa bilingüe (inglés y español)! No hay ningún registro requerido.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, November 25, 10:00 a.m.
For children ages 2 – 6 with an adult.
Meet your friends and have lots of fun in our carpeted meeting room with many games to play! Drop in!

Saturday Special: Family Movie
Saturday, November 26, 1:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult.
Enjoy a feature movie with the family! Drop in until the room is full.

Pete the Cat: I’m reading in my school shoes!
Saturday, November 26, 3-5 p.m.

Are you in Kindergarten or First Grade? Can you read all by yourself? If you’ve answered yes to these questions then you can participate in this Pete the Cat Reading Club for new readers. Come in and read a book to us! Students who participate earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Bilingual Family Fun

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Family Game Party
Sunday, November 20, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult
Have fun with games for the whole family in this bilingual (English and Spanish) program! Drop in.

Fiesta de juegos en familia
Domingo, 20 de noviembre, 2-3 p.m.
Todas las edades, niños en edad preescolar con un adulto.
¡Diviértanse con juegos para toda la familia en este programa en la biblioteca!
No hay ningún registro requerido.

Have a fantastic time at the library!

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Our Monday storytimes are back this week!  Storytimes and Tuesday and Thursday Minecraft Club continue, and it is the final week for Crazy 8s!  We also have these special programs for you:

Chess Club
Wednesday, November 9, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 4-8
Come practice your chess skills!  Beginners can also come and learn the basics.  Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, November 11, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.
Ages 8 months to 5 years with an adult
Join our group of friends for great times with music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in until the room is full.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A Harry Potter Celebration!
Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
All ages
Get ready for the release of the new Harry Potter prequel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to find Them.” Dress as your favorite witch or wizard and join us for a fun filled day in the wizarding world of 1920’s New York. No registration required!

Schedule of Events:

All Day
• 1920s New York Street Scene Photo Area
• Origami and Coloring Sheets

10 a.m.– noon
• Fantastic Beasts Animal Experience—Meet amazing creatures of all sizes!

10 a.m.–1 p.m. 
• Make Your Own Wand Craft
• Wand Registration
• Creature Maze
• Fantastic Beasts Origami
• Wizard Emporium
• Fantastic Beasts Creature Scavenger Hunt Challenge

11 a.m.–1 p.m.
• Experimental Creatures Lab—Bristle Bots

1–2 p.m.
Center Stage Players present Your Favorite Scenes from Harry Potter

2–3 p.m.
• Studio 300’s Have You Seen This Wizard Poster Shoot
• Make Your Own Wand Craft
• Wand Registration
• Creature Maze
• Fantastic Beasts Origami
• Wizard Emporium
• Find the Fantastic Beasts Creature Scavenger Hunt Challenge

Brooks Café will serve a magical menu featuring Butterbeer, Pick-Me-Up Potions and much more!

The Friends of Fountaindale Book Cellar will be open 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Visit our website at fountaindale.org/fantastic for more details.

For Children and Tweens

DSCN0060Storytimes have started, and Minecraft Club is continuing its Tuesday and Thursday schedule for the school year.  What else is going on this week for kids at the library?

Chess Club
Wednesday, 9/14/2016
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM
Friends face each other across the table and engage in challenging matches!
Grades 4 – 8, limit 12. Drop in at the World Park in the back of the Children’s Services Department.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, 9/16/2016
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
Join our group of friends for great times with music, rhythm, songs and fun!  We will moving up and down and all around because we’re ready for FALL!  Badump-bump!
For children 8 months to 5 years, with an adult. Drop in until Meeting Room A is full.

TechnoKids
9/16/2016
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM
Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics.  This month, kids will build a working speaker while learning about vibration, electronic signals, and electromagnetic radiation.
Please call 630-685-4181 to register.
For children entering grades 1-3. Registration begins three weeks in advance.

STEAM Family Workshop
9/17/2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Come explore our S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) stations in the Creativity Park highlighting hands-on activities for the family to work together on.
For children in grades K-5; Kindergartners with an adult. Families welcome. Drop in until the limit of the space is reached.

Chess Club

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Wednesdays, June 8-June 29
2:00-3:00

This summer, face your friends across the table and engage in challenging matches!

For children entering grades 4 – 8, Drop in.