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Library Winter Wonderland

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Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, January 8, 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.

Let’s Create – Winter Wonderland
Wednesday, January 9, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Explore art and create your own masterpiece each month. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips: New Zealand
Friday, January 11, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Friday, January 11, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K–5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering geography, stories, music and crafts using hands-on props and instruments. Drop in.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, January 12, 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, January 12, 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.

Be sure to join us next week for

American Girl and Barbie Celebration
Sunday, January 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate everything American Girl and Barbie and meet the newest additions to our collection. Drop in.

Weekly storytimes will also start again next week!

Disney Days continue this week!

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Wreck-It Ralph Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Sunday, December 30, 1-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Family Movie: “Wreck–It–Ralph” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Sunday, December 30, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 101 minutes. Drop in.

Please note, library will be closed December 31-January 1.

Disney Royal Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Wednesday, January 2, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Disney Royal Celebration – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Wednesday, January 2, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for a royal celebration with stories, crafts and more. Drop in.

Family Movie: “Elena and the Secret of Avalor” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Wednesday, January 2, 1:30-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 90 minutes. Drop in.

Cars Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Thursday, January 3, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, January 3, 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.

Family Movie: “Cars” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Thursday, January 3, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 116 minutes. Drop in.

Michael Mucha Racecar Driver – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Thursday, January 3, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Meet Michael Mucha, Bolingbrook’s 11-year-old Super Cup Racecar Driver! Learn what it takes to drive a half scale NASCAR vehicle. Drop in.

Everything Disney Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Friday, January 4, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Arts and Fables: Everything Disney – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Friday, January 4, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, January 4, 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.

Parent & Child DIY: Paint on Pine – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Friday, January 4, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Ages 5–11 with an adult
Parents and children team up to create an enchanting Disney-themed project from start to finish. To register, please visit the Children’s Services Desk or call 630.685.4181.

Family Movie: “Disney Animated Studios Short Films” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Friday, January 4, 4-5:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the family together for a movie. Runtime: 79 minutes. Drop in.

Incredibles Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Saturday, January 5, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreakwinterbreak for details. Drop in.

Family Movie: Incredibles 2 – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Saturday, January 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
A family of superheroes returns for a new adventure! Runtime: 118 minutes. Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, January 5, 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.

New Indie Comics

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Dodo by Felipe Nunes
Six-year-old Laila doesn’t understand why she’s pulled out of school and away from the rest of her friends following her parents’ separation. Now, she spends most of her time observing the park next to her house. When Laila spots a mysterious bird, a dodo named Ralph, the two form an unlikely friendship until Ralph starts to cause trouble and Laila finds the chaos around her growing. While cleaning up Ralph’s messes, Laila begins to understand the complexity of friendship, love, loss, and how to stand on her own.

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Kid Beowulf: The Blood-bound Oath by Alexis E. Fajardo
Inspired by the epic poem Beowulf, Kid Beowulf follows the journey of 12-year-old twin brothers, Beowulf and Grendel, as they travel to distant lands and meet fellow epic heroes therein.

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Scarlet Hood by Mark Evans
Scarlet’s the new girl in town, having just moved to Norway with her parents. But a merciless bully called Greta the Cruel taunts her daily, making every day at school a misery. Then Scarlet’s grandmother gives her a magical hood that carries her back to the age of the Vikings–and a fire-breathing dragon. Kids will love this enchanting story about confronting your fears, discovering your inner powers, and finding strength in kindness.

Spooky fun in Bolingbrook

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We have some special events coming up at the library like the movie this Saturday, Make it Take it next Saturday and Spooky Storytime on Sunday, October 28. We also found these events going on around Bolingbrook starting now:

Johansen Farms

Trunk or Treat at The Learning Experience

Halloween Events at Bass Pro Shops Bolingbrook

Parkie’s Pumpkin Patch

Trick-or-treat at IKEA

This is Halloween at The Promenade Bolingbrook

Bolingbrook Trick or Treat Hours

Candypalooza

New series: Lucy’s Lab

Have you been longing for more early chapter books about a girl who loves science? Try this new series! On Lucy’s first day of second grade, she’s excited to meet her new teacher, Miss Flippo, and find out everything’s she’s going to learn about this year in school. And when Miss Flippo tells the class that they’re going to have their very own science lab, complete with lab coats and goggles, Lucy can’t wait to start exploring.

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Nuts About Science by Michelle Houts
While learning about habitats in second grade, Lucy convinces her school to plant a new tree as a home for squirrels.

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Solids, Liquids, Guess Who’s Got Gas? by Michelle Houts
Lucy learns all about states of matter, and a school field trip and the Fall Harvest Festival gives her the chance to put her new knowledge to good use.

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.

Create and Play

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Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, September 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.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, September 5, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Explore art and create your own masterpiece each month. Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, September 6, 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 6, 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 – Tractors
Friday, September 7, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, September 7, 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.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, September 8, 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, September 8, 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.

Don’t forget that you can register for several programs starting this week:

Weekly storytimes will resume next week. The library will be closed Sunday, September 9 for the Pathways Parade.