Tag Archives: Bolingbrook Illinois

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.

Have you finished your Summer Adventure?

Popeye and Sailor

This is the final week of weekly storytimes! Weekly storytimes will resume the week of September 9.

Popeye and Sailor Dog Show – (Off site)
Annerino Community Center Gym – 201 Recreation Drive
Tuesday, July 24, 2-2:45 p.m.
Age group: tweens and children
Be amazed as you watch Sailor, the talented canine, jump rope, walk a tightrope and balance a ball while walking under the guidance of her trainer, Alex “Popeye” Rothacker. Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, July 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.

Ready, Set, Tech! Studio 300 Tween Summer Bootcamp – Code to Music
Wednesday, July 25, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Grades 4–6
Learn to code by composing or performing music using Raspberry Pi and the Python programming language in this hands-on workshop. We will meet in Creativity Park and end in Studio 300. Register.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, July 25, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join our Outreach staff and Bookmobile for fun crafts and exciting maker activities at Winston Woods Park this summer! Drop in.

Board Game Blast! 
Wednesday, July 25, 2-3 p.m.
For children entering grades K–5
Make new friends and try out a board game that’s new to you! Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab 
Fountaindale Public Library – Front Entrance
Thursday, July 26, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something!

Improv Playhouse – Ugly Ducking Theater (Off site)
Annerino Community Center Gym – 201 Recreation Drive
Thursday, July 26, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Enjoy this new spin on the classic story designed to entertain and have you rolling in your seat. Drop in.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Central Park – 201 Recreation Drive
Friday, July 27, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join the Bookmobile and Bolingbrook Park District for MOPs puppet shows, a trackless train and climbing wall at different parks throughout the summer. (MOPs shows will run 10:30–11 a.m.) Drop in. Venue details: Behind Annerino Community Center

S’mores Book Club – “Echo” & Other Music-Themed Stories
Friday, July 27, 2-3 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 music-themed stories. Register.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish 
Saturday, July 28, 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.

Don’t forget about the special events coming up next week!

DuPage Township Family Fun Fest – (Off site)
The Levy – 251 Canterbury Lane
Sunday, July 29, noon-4 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at DuPage Township Family Fun Fest! Check out library material, sign up for a library card and much more! Drop in.

Monday, July 30 come to the library for the Ice Cream Social and Movie Night!

Tuesday, July 31 will be the final day of the Summer Adventure. Be sure to record your points and pick up your prizes!

Magic and music

Weekly storytimes continue!

Family Pet Photo Day – (Off site)
Bulldog Park – 351 Blair Lane
Sunday, July 15, 2-4 p.m.
All ages
Bring your pooches, felines and other cherished family members for a free photo. Get a digital file to make copies and share online. Outdoor event, weather permitting. Pets not allowed in the library. Drop in.

Registration for the Stuffed Animal Sleepover on August 7 opens on July 17.

Mobile Maker Lab 
Fountaindale Public Library – Front Entrance
Tuesday, July 17, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something!

Morris, the Magic Man – (Off site)
Annerino Community Center Gym – 201 Recreation Drive
Tuesday, July 17, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for an exciting afternoon of puppets, fun and of course magic featuring world-renowned magician Morris Taylor. Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, July 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.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, July 18, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join our Outreach staff and Bookmobile for fun crafts and exciting maker activities at Winston Woods Park this summer! Studio 300 will host special activities on three dates: June 13, July 11 & 18. Drop in.

Board Game Blast! 
Wednesday, July 18, 2-3 p.m.
For children entering grades K–5
Make new friends and try out a board game that’s new to you! Drop in.

Jodi Koplin‘s Jigglejam – (Off site)
Indian Chase Meadows – 525 Pheasant Chase Drive
Wednesday, July 18, 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Age group: children and tweens
Have fun wiggling, jiggling and giggling to Jodi’s catchy tunes and funny lyrics ranging from folk and country to rock & roll, calypso and boogie blues! Drop in.

Jim Gill’s Nationwide Campaign for Play Concert – (Off site)
Central Park Pavilion – 201 Recreation Drive
Thursday, July 19, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Get ready to sing, clap, dance and sneeze along during this visit by award-winning musician and author Jim Gill. Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ 
Friday, July 20, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, July 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.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Champions Park – 1600 Firethorn Street
Friday, July 20, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join the Bookmobile and Bolingbrook Park District for MOPs puppet shows, a trackless train and climbing wall at different parks throughout the summer. (MOPs shows will run 10:30–11 a.m.) Drop in.

iMake 
Friday, July 20, 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.

Babysitting Class
Saturday, July 21, 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Ages 11–17
Learn the role and responsibilities of a babysitter from Joan O’Malley. Basic first aid and CPR techniques will be discussed. Please bring a baby doll to class (no stuffed animals).
Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ 
Friday, July 20, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, July 21, 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, July 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Paddington works odd jobs to earn money for a gift, but when it’s stolen the Brown family must help him find the thief. Runtime: 103 minutes. Drop in.

Bubbles and Bears

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Weekly storytimes continue!

Craft Exchange 
Sunday, July 8, 2-4 p.m.
All ages
Stop by the Craft Exchange on Sunday, July 8 to pick out some free craft supplies from the items other people have donated. Donations accepted Sunday, July 1–Saturday, July 7. Drop in.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Monday, July 9, 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. Storytime includes free museum admission. Drop in.

Rovin’ Robots 
Monday, July 9, 2-3 p.m.
Tuesday, July 10, 2-3 p.m.
Wednesday, July 11, 2-3 p.m.
Grades 4–5
Discover all the amazing things robots can do. Program them to move, make music and much more! You must attend all three sessions. Register.

Ready, Set, Tech! Studio 300 Tween Summer Bootcamp – Make a Music Video
Fountaindale Public Library – Studio 300 – Group Collaboration Room D
Tuesday, July 10, 9:30-noon
Thursday, July 12, 9:30-noon
Grades 4–6
Film a music video from start to finish in this hands-on workshop. You must attend both sessions. We will meet in Children’s Creativity Park each day and end in Studio 300. Register.

Summer Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, July 10, 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.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, July 11, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join our Outreach staff and Bookmobile for fun crafts and exciting maker activities at Winston Woods Park this summer! Studio 300 will host special activities on three dates: June 13, July 11 & 18. Drop in.

Board Game Blast! 
Wednesday, July 11, 2-3 p.m.
For children entering grades K–5
Make new friends and try out a board game that’s new to you! Drop in.

Ben’s Bubble Show – (Off site)
Annerino Community Center – 201 Recreation Drive
Thursday, July 12, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages
Discover the wonder and amazement of soap bubble sculptures, including smoke bubbles, spinning belt bubbles and geometric bubbles. All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Drop in.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Wipfler Park – 549 Rockhurst Road
Friday, July 13: 10:00am – 1:00pm
All ages
Join the Bookmobile and Bolingbrook Park District for MOPs puppet shows, a trackless train and climbing wall at different parks throughout the summer. (MOPs shows will run 10:30–11 a.m.) Drop in.

Preschool Activity Time – Teddy Bear Playtime 
Friday, July 13, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a special teddy bear playtime. Drop in.

Sounds of Music – “Mary Poppins” 
Friday, July 13, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
We will act out “Mary Poppins” and then make a craft that compliments our musical adventure. Drop in.

Sensory Storytime 
Saturday, July 14, 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, July 14, 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.

Family Pet Photo Day – (Off site)
Bulldog Park – 351 Blair Lane
Sunday, July 15, 2-4 p.m.
All ages
Bring your pooches, felines and other cherished family members for a free photo. Get a digital file to make copies and share online. Outdoor event, weather permitting. Pets not allowed in the library. Drop in.

We’re halfway through the Summer Adventure!

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Weekly storytimes continue! Donations are accepted from Sunday, July 1 through Saturday, July 7 for the Craft Exchange on July 8.

Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian
Sunday, July 01, 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.

Story Stroll in the Park – “Rattletrap Car” by Phyllis Root (Off site)
Bulldog Park – 351 Blair Lane
Monday, July 2, 10-11 a.m.
Read a story while you stroll! Enjoy activities and read pages from a picture book at each station along the path. Program will be moved inside the library in case of inclement weather. Please note: Come in your beachwear; you may get wet! Drop in.

Let’s Create: Summer Artist – Fireworks 
Monday, July 2, 1:30-3 p.m.
For children entering grades K–6
Join us to make a one-of-a-kind piece of art. This month we’ll make splatter and dot paintings. Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab 
Fountaindale Public Library – Meeting Room B
Monday, July 2, 4-8 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something! Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, July 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.

Register starting July 3 for Tween Summer Bootcamp – Code to Music on July 25.

The library will be closed for the Fourth of July.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, July 5, 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.

Registration opens July 6 for S’mores Book Club on July 27.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Remington Lakes Sports Complex – 811 W. Remington Blvd.
Friday, July 6, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join the Bookmobile and Bolingbrook Park District for MOPs puppet shows, a trackless train and climbing wall at different parks throughout the summer. (MOPs shows will run 10:30–11 a.m.) Drop in.

Make-It Take-It 
Saturday, July 7, 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.

Craft Exchange 
Sunday, July 8, 2-4 p.m.
All ages
Stop by the Craft Exchange on Sunday, July 8 to pick out some free craft supplies from the items other people have donated. Donations accepted Sunday, July 1–Saturday, July 7. Drop in.

Summer Adventure starts June 1

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Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 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.

Starting May 30, you can sign up for Beat Making Bootcamp for tweens. Go to the Teen & Tween Bootcamps page to see more camps for coding, filmmaking and music. You can also sign up for Writers’ Workshop.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, May 31, 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.

Summer Adventure: Read to the Beat
June 1-July 31
All ages
Use your Fountaindale Public Library Card to register online, at the library or on the Bookmobile. Earn points and get prizes!

Cavalcade of Planes at Clow Airport – (Off site)
Clow Airport – 241 Clow International Parkway
Saturday, June 2, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at Clow Airport’s annual air show, Cavalcade of Planes. Check out books, movies and more. Get a new library card, renew your account or return your borrowed materials. Drop in.

Make-It Take-It
Saturday, June 2, 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 miss these two events coming up on Sunday!

Cavalcade of Planes at Clow Airport – (Off site)
Clow Airport – 241 Clow International Parkway
Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at Clow Airport’s annual air show, Cavalcade of Planes. Check out books, movies and more. Get a new library card, renew your account or return your borrowed materials. Drop in.

Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian
Sunday, June 3, 3-4 p.m.
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita. Drop in.

Get creative at the library!

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Tween DIY: Make Your Own Kite
Monday, May 21, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Make a kite from a kit. How high will yours fly? Register.

Bouncy Babies
Tuesday, May 22, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, May 22, 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 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.

Spirits in the Wind Flute Circle
Tuesday, May 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
Tweens through 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 – “Dog Man” & Other Graphic Novels
Wednesday, May 23, 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, May 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.

Bouncy Babies
Thursday, May 24, 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.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, May 25, 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.

TechnoKids – Digital Reader’s Theater
Friday, May 25, 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.

Family Movie
Saturday, May 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Watch a family of superheroes in their first incredible adventure. Runtime: 115 minutes. Drop in.