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Crafting and s’mores to get you ready for summer

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Family Fun Spring Craft
Sunday, May 21, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Create a craft using paper cut outs from our Ellison Die machine. Drop in.

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Monday, May 22, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K-5; K with an adult
Visit Creativity Park in the Children’s Services Department to try out our newest technologies. Drop in.

Bouncy Babies
Tuesday, May 23, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 0-18 months with an adult
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime to sing your favorite nursery rhymes, read stories and play with puppets. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 23, 3:30-5
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. See calendar for full details.

S’mores Book Club
Wednesday, May 24, 4:15-5 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Do you devour a book like you devour a great after-school snack? If so, join us for our S’mores Book Club where we will eat a snack and talk about a different topic each month. Register.

Chick-fil-A Storytime
Thursday, May 25, 9:30-10:30 A.M.
Ages 2–6
Join us for a free story and meet the Chick-fil-A cow! No registration required. Call 630.685.4230 for questions or more information.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, May 25, 3:30-5
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. See calendar for full details.

Bouncy Babies
Thursday, May 25, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0-18 months with an adult
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime to sing your favorite nursery rhymes, read stories and play with puppets. Drop in.

Sea to Shining Sea
Friday, May 26
10:30 a.m.-noon
OR
1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by discovering the geography, stories, music and crafts of the United States of America in this hands-on program. Drop in.

Make-it Take-it
Saturday, May 27, 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!

Every road leads back to the library

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Bouncy Babies
Tuesday, May 16, 10:30-11:15 p.m.
Ages 0-18 months with an adult
Bring your babies to this storytime to enjoy singing, nursery rhymes, stories and fun with puppets! Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 16, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information. See the calendar for full details.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, May 17, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Storytime
Thursday, May 18, 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, May 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. See the calendar for full details.

Bouncy Babies
Thursday, May 18, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0-18 months with an adult
Bring your babies to this storytime to enjoy singing, nursery rhymes, stories and fun with puppets! Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, May 19
9:30-10:15 a.m.
OR
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
Friday, May 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1-3

Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, May 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.

Family Movie
Saturday, May 20, 1:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult.

Drop in to room capacity.

Finale to February

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Storytimes
, Minecraft Club (on Tuesday and Thursday), and Crazy 8s continue this week.

Great Read Harry Potter Art Exhibit
Tuesday, February 28, 5:30-6 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult

Each Great Read participating library’s Adult, Teen and Child art contest winners will have their work on display in Meeting Room B, with awards given in Meeting Room A beginning at 6:00 p.m. Come join us to celebrate the artistic talent and spirit! Drop in.

Great Read Finale: Hogwarts Magic Show
Tuesday, February 28, 6-7:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult

Celebrate the Great Read‘s Art Contest winners with an award ceremony at 6:00 PM, and then join us for a magic show! Learn firsthand about the Magic of Hogwarts during a special Harry Potter-themed magic show. Children and their parents will be amazed at the magic of “Professor Gerry Potter.” Professor Potter is the 7th cousin (twice removed) of the famous Harry Potter, and a direct descendant of Godric of the House of Gryffindor. This fast-paced show features comedy magic and lots of audience participation. Muggles of all ages will learn firsthand about the magic of the Marauder’s Map and discover the power of Polyjuice Potion. Audience members are encouraged dress in their favorite wizard or witch outfit, and be prepared to cast their own spells during this family-friendly show. Drop in until the limit of the room is reached.

Bits & Bytes Coding Club
Wednesday, March 1, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 4-12
Join our new coding club! Learn programming while working on cool projects. This club is intended for Fountaindale cardholders and residents. Drop in until the program limit of 16 participants is reached.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, March 1, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K-5
Friends get together after school to make a craft and share a special time! Drop in.

Visit the new Outreach Preschool page for Thursday morning storytime information.

Arts & Fables
Friday, March 3
9:30-10:15 or 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2-6 years with an adult
Hear a story, then make a craft about it! What a great way to spend some time at the library in the morning! Drop in until the room is full.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, March 4, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
All ages
Join our group of friends for great times with music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in until the limit of the room is reached.

Saturday Special: Boo! Ha! Ha!
Saturday, March 4, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Program based on the funny Timmy Failure book series where gullible detectives are invited to successfully carry out a no-brainer spy mission. Register now.

Storytimes and stuff

007The new season of storytimes starts this week! Minecraft Club continues on Tuesday and Thursday.

Monarch Read-in
Monday, January 16, 2-3 p.m.
Grades K-3, Kindergarteners with an adult
Get comfy on our bean bags and hear some of the Monarch 2017 nominees. For children in grades K-3, this would be a great opportunity to bring your reading logs from our Monarch Reading Club! Drop in until the limit of the room is reached.

Bits & Bytes Coding Club
Wednesday, January 18, 3:30-5 p.m.
Grades 4-12
Join our new coding club! Learn programming while working on cool projects. This club is intended for Fountaindale cardholders. Drop in until the program limit of 16 participants is reached.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, January 18, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2-5
We’ll have many exercises to stimulate your creativity for stories and poems! Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Storytime
Thursday, January 19, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult
Story time at east side Panera, 714 East Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Registration is required.

Preschool Activity Time Special: Frozen
Friday, January 20, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
or
Friday, January 20, 10:45-11:30 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult.
Meet your friends and have lots of fun in our carpeted meeting room with many games to play! This month will be a Frozen theme. Registration required.

TechnoKids
Friday, January 20, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1-3
Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics. Registration required.

STEAM Family Workshop
Saturday, January 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Grades K-5, Kindergarteners with an adult. Families welcome.
Come explore our S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) stations highlighting hands-on activities for the family to work together on. Drop in until the limit of the room is reached.

Tween 3D Printing

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Sign up now for the Tween 3D Printing and Design program in Studio 300 on Tuesday, January 12.

Students in grades 4 through 6 can design an object on a computer and then make it real with our 3D printer.

Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM

For Fountaindale card holders only.

Best. Pi Day. Ever.

When I was shopping for birthday gifts for my brother (a math major), I started coming across T-shirts for Ultimate Pi DayPi Day is celebrated on March 14 (that is, 3.14).  This year, you can take it even further because the year makes it 3/14/15 (five digits of pi).  Some people are even making special plans for 53 seconds past 9:26 (3.14.15 9.26.53 or 3.141592653, 10 digits of pi).  Here are a couple of books to help children learn about the number pi and why it’s important:

Why Pi?
Why Pi? by Johnny Ball
All about the number pi, from a beloved math expert.

Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi
Sir Cumference and the Dragon of Pi: A Math Adventure by Cindy Neuschwander
When Sir Cumference drinks a potion which turns him into a dragon, his son Radius searches for the magic number known as pi which will restore him to his former shape.  This is the sequel to Sir Cumference and the First Round Table, the first in a series called Sir Cumference Math Adventures.

We recently had a Tween Tech Week program that introduced the Raspberry Pi computer.

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Of course, lots of people use Pi Day as an excuse to make and eat pie!

Cool Pies and Tarts
Cool Pies and Tarts by Pamela S. Price is a kid-friendly guide to making pies.

Here are some favorite stories that feature pie:

Pecan Pie Baby
Pecan Pie Baby by Jacqueline Woodson
Gia is feeling a lot of things about the baby on the way, but she’s ultimately reassured that she and her mom and the baby will love each other, like they share a love for pecan pie.

Easy as Apple Pie
Easy as Apple Pie by Karen Gray Ruelle
In this early chapter book, the family is making apple pies.  Emily thinks apples are yucky, but she learns that she really likes pie crust!

Pie
Pie by Sarah Weeks
After the death of Polly Portman, whose award-winning pies put the town of Ipswitch, Pennsylvania, on the map in the 1950s, her devoted niece Alice and Alice’s friend Charlie investigate who is going to extremes to find Aunt Polly’s secret pie crust recipe.   Includes fourteen pie recipes.  If you liked this book, be sure to check out the author’s new book, Honey.