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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.

Math, Museum, Mermaid

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Weekly storytimes continue.

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.

iMake
Monday, October 8, 2-3 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.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, October 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.

NEW! Mini Math Monsters
Tuesday, October 9, 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.

Board Game Blast
Wednesday, October 10, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–8
Make new friends and try out a board game that is new to you! Drop in.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, October 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.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Friday, October 12, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Age group: Children
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. Storytime includes free museum admission. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, October 12, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Friday, October 12, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K–5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering geography, stories, music and crafts. This month we’ll explore Denmark. Drop in.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, October 13, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Enjoy a special storytime and 15-minute multi-sensory playtime perfect for children with sensory integration issues. Drop in.

Build It!
Saturday, October 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.

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.

As the Die Cuts: September Edition

leavesAttention 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.

September is Harvest time and Pumpkin Spice is showing up everywhere! We have a large assortment of leaves in various sizes (TY, LG & XL); large and tiny apples; and even an apple with a worm die. We have 3 dies in our extra large (XL) collection that together form a tree with branches. All you need to do is add leaves or your own artistic touch. Other ideas are our squirrel, acorn, clouds or wind dies. You could even combine the clouds and wind to blow the leaves off the tree branches!

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.

Music, books and play

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Spirits in the Wind Flute Circle
Tuesday, August 28, 7-8:30 p.m.
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. Teens welcome. Drop in.

S’mores Book Club – Reader’s Choice!
Wednesday, August 29, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–5
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! This month we’re talking about anything you want—it’s Reader’s Choice! Register.

Register for TechnoKids – Stop-Motion Animation on Friday, September 21 starting Friday, August 31.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, August 31, 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.

Welcome back for music and crafts

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Noche de la Familia: Música
Monday, August 20, 7-8 p.m.
Enjoy musical activities for the whole family in this bilingual program. Drop in.

Registration for the next Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime opens on Thursday, August 23. Please call Outreach at 630.685.4230 with questions or for assistance with registration.

Welcome Back to Homeschool Party
Friday, August 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Friday, August 24: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades K–5 homeschool students and their teachers
Join us for games, crafts, songs and learn about Adventures in Homeschooling, our cultural exploration program. Drop in.

Make-It Take-It
Saturday, August 25, 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.

Make-It Take-It
Saturday, September 1, 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.

Movin’ Back to School

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iMake
Monday, August 13, 2-3 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.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, August 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.

Back to School Storytime
Wednesday, August 15, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, August 15: 10:30-11:15 a.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
After you drop your elementary students at school, bring your little ones to enjoy their own special storytime and craft. Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, August 17, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, August 17, 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, August 18, 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, August 18, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Auggie starts 5th grade in a feel-good story about friendship and acceptance in spite of differences. Runtime: 113 minutes. Drop in.