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Minecraft Open Play on Tuesdays in April and May beginning on April 9–May 14, 3 to 5 p.m. each day. This will take place in the 2nd floor computer lab.

S’mores Book Club – “Shark Attack!” & Other Shark Books
Wednesday, April 24, 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, April 26, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, April 26, 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 – TV Production Game Show Part 2
Friday, April 26, 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.

El Día de los Niños/El Día de los Libros (Children’s Day/Book Day), commonly known as Día, is a nationally recognized celebration that emphasizes the importance of literacy for children of all linguistic and cultural backgrounds. It is a commitment to linking children and their families to the world of books while nurturing cognitive and literacy development in ways that honor and embrace a child’s home language and culture.

Join us on Saturday, April 27 for a day of multicultural crafts, music and fun!

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
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!

Make-It Take-It
11:30 a.m.–1:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult

Join us to make great crafts from around the world to take home and keep!

Ballet Folklorico Infinity
​1:30–2:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Enjoy a special performance of traditional Mexican dances featuring Bolingbrook’s Ballet Folklorico Infinity!

The Trinity Irish Dancers
3–4 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for an interactive and educational dance show, and then learn some basic Irish dance steps!

Be sure to join us next week for one of these special events:

Tons of Trucks – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Recreation & Aquatic Complex (BRAC) – 200 Lindsey Lane
Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile & the Library Express Van at Tons of Trucks, the annual kick-off event to Bolingbrook Park District’s “Week of the Young Child.” Visit our Vendor Fair table inside for giveaways! Drop in.

Roots – Thurgood Marshall and Madame C.J. Walker
Sunday, April 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join Judith and Ernie Davis for books, activities and snacks as we explore the lives of African American heroes. Drop in.shaqrk

Sharks, TV, sweet treats and other things worth signing up for

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S’mores Book Club – “Shark Attack!” & Other Shark Books
Wednesday, April 24, 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.

TechnoKids – TV Production Game Show Part 2
Friday, April 26, 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.

Tween DIY – Brownie in a Mug
Monday, April 29, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Make a microwave mug-sized chocolate brownie from scratch in just minutes. Register.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, May 2, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy free milk and a cookie while we read a story and play with puppets, music and movement. Space is limited; registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior.

Imagineers Club – Imagine Creating Together
Saturday, May 4, 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.

Sign up for super programs in March

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Mini Math Monsters
Tuesday, March 19, 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.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, March 21, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy free milk and a cookie while we read a story and play with puppets, music and movement. Space is limited; registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior. Register.

History of Superheroes
Thursday, March 21, 7-8 p.m.
All ages
You’ve seen them in the biggest movies of all time. Now learn the true history of your favorite superheroes including the comics, powers and writers who created them. Register.

Tween DIY – Green Mac & Cheese
Monday, March 25, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Make your own microwave macaroni & cheese using healthy fats from avocados. Register.

Number Ninjas
Tuesday, March 26, 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 – “Shiloh” & Other Dog Books
Wednesday, March 27, 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.

Get whisked away to the library

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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.