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Get whisked away to the library

19_Great ReadWeekly storytimes continue!

Roots – George Washington Carver and Katherine Johnson
Sunday, January 27, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades K–5
Join Judith and Ernie Davis for books, activities and snacks as we explore the lives of African American heroes. This month we’ll cover George Washington Carver and Katherine Johnson. Drop in.

Please note that the 11 a.m. All Together Storytime on Monday, January 28 will be without music.

Tween DIY – Decorated Paper
Monday, January 28, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Make your own marble paper and stationery. Register.

Minecraft Club Open Play 
Tuesday, January 29, 3-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information if you have them. We have a limited number of guest accounts that you can use. Drop in.

S’mores Book Club – “Rosa” and Other Civil Rights stories
Wednesday, January 30, 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.

NEW! IKEA Storytime – (Off site)
IKEA – 750 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, January 31, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
AGE GROUP: CHILDREN
Join us for a brand new story time at IKEA! Enjoy juice and cookies while we read stories using puppets, music and movement. Storytime will take place on the second floor near the restaurant. Drop in.

Arts and Fables – “Wizard of Oz” 
Friday, February 1, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, February 1, 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.

Imagineers Club: Imagine Natural Disasters – Part of the Great Read
Saturday, February 2, 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, February 2, 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 “Pete the Cat” prizes! Drop in.

Dinosaurs Enjoy Chocolate

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Tween DIY: Hot Cocoa in a Jar
Monday, November 26, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6 
Make a mix in a jar to enjoy or give as a gift. Register.

Minecraft Club Open Play 
Tuesday, November 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.

NEW! Number Ninjas
Tuesday, November 27, 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.

S’mores Book Club – Dinosaurs (Part of DiNovember)
Wednesday, November 28, 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, November 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.

Be sure to join us next week for

Holiday Memories Family Photo Day 
Sunday, December 2, 2-4:30 p.m.
All Ages
Drop in to Studio 300 and we’ll take a portrait you’ll treasure this holiday season. You’ll receive a digital copy to add to holiday cards and share with family and friends. Bring props for added fun! Drop in.

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.

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.

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!

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.

From stories to songs

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Weekly storytimes and Crazy 8s Club continue!

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.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, February 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.

S’mores Book Club – Martin’s Big Words and Civil Rights Stories
Wednesday, February 28, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–6
Do you devour a book like a great after-school snack? If so, sign up for the S’mores Book Club! We will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month. This month you will have a chance to make a video review of the book you read. Register.

The Great Read Finale – (Off site)
Joliet Public Library – 3395 Black Rd, Joliet, IL 60431
Wednesday, February 28, 6-8 p.m.
All ages
Vocal artist, songwriter and educator Maggie Brown will perform songs inspired by the Civil Rights movement and Dr. King’s impact and legacy. Refreshments and giveaways, while supplies last. Drop in.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, March 1, 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.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, March 1, 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.

St. Dominic Early Childhood Open House – (Off site)
St. Dominic Catholic School – 420 E. Briarcliff Road
Thursday, March 1, 6-7:30 p.m.
Visit the Bookmobile during St. Dominic School’s Early Childhood Open House, get a library card, check out and return library materials.

Arts and Fables – In Like a Lion, Out Like a Lamb
Friday, March 2, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, March 2, 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.

Imagineers Club – Cinderella Around the World
Saturday, March 3, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Play games, use new technologies and explore science in this fun and educational program. We’ll focus on a different book series each month. Register.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes! 
Saturday, March 3, 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 a “Pete the Cat” headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Don’t forget that storytime in Romanian will take place next Sunday, March 4!