Tag Archives: Bolingbrook

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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Dinosaurs Meet Technology

Weekly storytimes continue!

T-Rex Storytime & Tea Party – (Part of DiNovember)
Sunday, November 11, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Children and families are cordially invited to a storytime and tea party with a special guest dinosaur! Drop in.

Dinosaur Scavenger Hunt – (Part of DiNovember)
Monday, November 12, 9 a.m.-8:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Find all the dinosaurs that are hiding in Children’s Services to win a prize! Drop in.

iMake 
Monday, November 12, 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, November 13, 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, November 13, 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.

Board Game Blast 
Wednesday, November 14, 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.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, November 15, 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 15, 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ 
Friday, November 16, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, November 16, 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.

TechnoKids – Virtual Reality Dinosaurs (Part of DiNovember)
Friday, November 16, 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.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Saturday, November 17, 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.

Indie Filmmaker’s Day 
Saturday, November 17, 1:00-5:30 p.m.
All ages
Enjoy workshops, screenings and more led by experts who will walk you through the stages of indie filmmaking: screenwriting, pre-production, production, post and distribution. Drop in.

STEAM Family Workshop 
Saturday, November 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Grades K–5, K with an adult
Join us for a variety of STEAM activities! Drop in.

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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.

As the Die Cuts: November Edition

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.

It is DiNovemeber here at the Fountaindale Children’s Services Department and its all about the Dinosaurs! We have five different dinosaurs in the large (LG) dies; Brontosaurus, Pterodactyl, Stegosaurus, Tyrannosaurus and a basic dinosaur design. We also have a dinosaur bookmarker design. Not to leave turkey day out, we also have a LG and extra large (XL) turkey for the kids to decorate. Most of the dinosaurs and the turkeys can be made to stand-up, just ask us how!

You can request any of our dies from our Teacher Services page using our educator Ellison request form for use in the Children’s Services Department. Please allow 36 hours for your request to be ready.

Try a new program or an old favorite

Tween DIY: Ice Cream in a Bag
Monday, September 24, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Make ice cream without the ice cream maker. Register.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, September 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.

NEW! Mini Math Monsters
Tuesday, September 25, 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.

S’mores Book Club – “Ms. Bixby’s Last Day” and other stories about school
Wednesday, September 26, 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, September 27, 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, September 28, 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.

Flu shots
Saturday, September 29, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages
Walmart Pharmacy is having a flu shot clinic. Walmart will bill insurance company directly; most insurance carriers are accepted. Please bring insurance card or pay cash for the cost of the shot. Drop in.

Hooray for Bollywood – Let’s Dance!
Saturday, September 29, 11 a.m.-noon
Ages 5 and up
Enjoy the beauty of the Indian music and dance with an interactive Bollywood Dance class. Dance experts will demonstrate how easy and fun it is to dance to Bollywood beats.
Register.

Parent & Child DIY: Fairy Lantern
Saturday, September 29, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Ages 5–11 with an adult
Parents and children team up to create an enchanting project from start to finish. To register, please visit the Children’s Services Desk or call 630.685.4181.

Language and Learning

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Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian
Sunday, September 16, 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.

iMake
Monday, September 17, 4:15-5:15 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, September 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.

Unleash and Nurture Your Creativity
Tuesday, September 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
Age group: Tweens through Adults
Pick up tips and tools for generating, reawakening and growing your creativity. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso. Register.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, September 19, 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.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, September 20, 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, September 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, September 21, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, September 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.

TechnoKids – Stop-Motion Animation
Friday, September 21, 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.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Saturday, September 22, 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.

STEAM Family Workshop
Saturday, September 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Grades K–5, K with an adult
Join us for a variety of STEAM activities! Drop in.

Minecraft, Museum and Music

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Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, September 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.

Board Game Blast
Wednesday, September 12, 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.

Financial Literacy Storytime
Thursday, September 13, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 3–5 years old with an adult
Join us for a special storytime and activity presented by the Illinois Treasurer’s Office. Drop in.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, September 13, 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, September 14, 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, September 14, 10:30-noon
Friday, September 14, 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 France. Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, September 15, 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, September 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 109 minutes. Drop in.

Don’t forget about this special event next week!

Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian
Sunday, September 16, 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.