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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.

Next week, join us for

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.

New Juvenile World Languages Books

In response to demand, we have new picture books in the West African language Yoruba:

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Béárì Pípón, Béárì Pípón, Kílo rí?
Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What Do You See? by Bill Martin, Jr.
This bilingual picture book is a popular way to learn words for different animals and colors.

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Nkan iyàlénu fun Handa
Handa’s Surprise
by Eileen Browne
Handa brings a basket of fruit to her friend as a surprise, but thanks to the local animals she ends up getting a surprise herself. This is also a bilingual picture book.

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Omiran ni baba mi
My Daddy is a Giant by Carl Norac
A little boy uses imaginative language to describe his loving father in this bilingual picture book.

Join us for winter fun

The Snowy Day

Weekly storytimes continue!

Family Fun: Wintry Mix 
Sunday, January 21, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for snowy fun, activities and crafts. Drop in.

Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, January 23, 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.

Wednesday, January 24, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.
Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Thursday, January 25, 10:30-11:30 a.m.

Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita. Please note, this storytime is presented entirely in Romanian. Drop in.

Thursday, January 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.
Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, January 26, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Friday, January 26, 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.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Robotics
Friday, January 26, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens

Explore hands-on technology topics that complement your homeschool curriculum. This month we explore robotics. Register.

Winterfest: Flurries ‘N Fun
Annerino Community Center – 201 Recreation Drive
Saturday, January 27. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages
Join us at the Bolingbrook Park District’s Winterfest celebration! Visit the Bookmobile, decorate cookies, sing karaoke, and then head outside to explore a variety of fun winter activities. Drop in.

From beach parties to 3D Printers

Mini Movin and GroovinWeekly storytimes begin this week!

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Sunday, January 14, 1:30-2:15 p.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.

iMake 
Monday, January 15, 2-3 p.m.
Grades K–5, kindergartners with an adult
Try out a variety of different technologies every month including robots, building sets, Cubelets and weaving. Drop in.

Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, January 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. Drop in.

Chess Club 
Wednesday, January 17, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–8
Are you a chess enthusiast? Face your friends across the table and engage in challenging matches! Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime 
Panera Bread – NEW location 855 E. Boughton
Thursday, January 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, January 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – Beach Party
Friday, January 19, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, January 19, 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 – 3-D Printing
Friday, January 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3
Learn how to use software to make a 3-D design, see our printer in action and take a 3-D item home with you. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – Beach Party 
Saturday, January 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.

STEAM Family Workshop 
Saturday, January 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Join us for a variety of STEAM activities for the whole family! Kindergarteners must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in.

Build a 3-D Printer
Saturday, January 20, 2-4 p.m.
Build a 3-D printer from parts in this two-part class perfect for teens and tweens and a parent. You must attend both sessions. Register.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes! 
Saturday, January 20, 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 a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Don’t forget to join us next week for

Family Fun: Wintry Mix 
Sunday, January 21, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for snowy fun, activities and crafts. Drop in.

Programs for preschoolers to tweens and the whole family

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Noche de la Familia
Monday, January 8, 7-8 p.m.
All ages
We’re going to pretend we’re at the zoo! Enjoy fun activities for the whole family in this bilingual program. Drop in.

Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, January 9, 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, January 10, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Get together after school to make a craft and share a special time! Drop in.

Minecraft Club 
Thursday, January 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.

Preschool Activity Time 
Friday, January 12, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a playground filled with games, blocks, a parachute and more. While your preschooler has fun, they’re practicing social and gross motor skills. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Sensory Storytime 
Saturday, January 13, 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.

Saturday Special: Build It! 
Saturday, January 13, 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, Polish Storytime is coming up on Sunday, and weekly storytimes return next week!

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Sunday, January 14, 1:30-2:15 p.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.

New picture books in Romanian

 

We have added new picture books to the collection to go with Ora Copiilor our new Family Storytime in Romanian!

Tech, Dads and Storytime in Romanian

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iMake
Monday, December 18, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5; Kindergartners with an adult
From robots to building sets, Cubelets to weaving, try out a variety of different technologies every month. Drop in.

Digital Date Night in Studio 300 – Daddy-Daughter
Tuesday, December 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
For fathers and daughters ages 8 and up
Enjoy an evening of digital media projects: take pictures and Photoshop yourself silly, record a video message, make a musical ringtone and much more! Register.
Let’s Create
Wednesday, December 20, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Get together after school to make a craft and share a special time! Drop in.
Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 714 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, December 21, 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.
Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Thursday, December 21, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita. Please note, this storytime is presented entirely in Romanian. Drop in.
Saturday Special: Sensory Storytime
Saturday, December 23, 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.
Saturday Special: Make-It Take-It
Saturday, December 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages
Join us in Children’s Services to make a great craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

 

Please note, the library will be closed December 24 and 25.