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From Homeschool to Preschool

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Weekly storytimes and Crazy 8s Club continue!

iMake
Monday, February 19, 2-3 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.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, February 20, 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, February 21, 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.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, February 21, 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, February 22, 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.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, February 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.

Movie Showing – Part of The Great Read
Thursday, February 22, 6-8:30 p.m.
All ages
A History Channel documentary that takes a look at Martin Luther King, Jr. It goes beyond the myth to discover the man. (This film is not rated; run time: 94 minutes.)
Please note: the study guide available from the History Channel website suggests that the movie is “appropriate for high school students.” Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, February 23, 10:30-noon
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Friday, February 23, 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. This month we will explore Spain. Drop in.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Vinyl Design & Cutting
Friday, February 23, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics that complement your homeschool curriculum. This month explore creating and cutting vinyl designs that apply to different surfaces. Register.

Preschool Round-Up
Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
For children and adults
Find the right school for your little one. Meet with over a dozen preschools and daycare centers, get a free vision and hearing screening and enter our prize drawing for parents and teachers. Drop in.

Vision and Hearing Screening
Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Ages 3 and up
The Will County Health Department will conduct free vision and hearing screenings as part of our annual Preschool Round-Up. Drop in.

I Have a Dream Craft – Part of The Great Read
Saturday, February 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Make a craft inspired by the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drop in.

Don’t forget we have a storyteller coming on Sunday!

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.

Movin’ and Groovin’ and Dash and Dot

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Weekly storytimes and Crazy 8s Club continue!

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Sunday, February 11, 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.

Tween DIY: Make Your Own Comics
Monday, February 12, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4-6
While you wait for the next big superhero movie, come create your own comics in Studio 300! Register.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, February 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.

On February 15 the Monarch Reading Club ends and Monarch Voting begins!

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
New venue Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, February 15, 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, February 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.

Movie Showing – Part of The Great Read
Thursday, February 15, 6-8:30 p.m.
All ages
A film that chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights by marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. (PG-13; run time 128 minutes) Drop in.
Please note that websites like Common Sense Media and IMDb have information to help parents determine whether a movie is a good choice for children of a certain age.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – African American History Month
Friday, February 16, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, February 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! This month’s program will feature African instruments to play in honor of Black History Month. Drop in.

TechnoKids – Dash and Dot Together
Friday, February 16, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3
Program our quirky robots, Dash and Dot, to do all kinds of fun things! Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – African American History Month
Saturday, February 17, 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! This month’s program will feature African instruments to play in honor of Black History Month. Drop in.

Family Movie
Saturday, February 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions, sets out on a journey to become “normal” like all the other emojis in Textopolis. Runtime 86 minutes. Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, February 17, 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.

As the Die Cuts: February Edition

Attention teachers and youth leaders, The Children’s Services Department of Foutaindale Library has an Ellison Die Cut machine available for public use. All you have to do is provide the paper and the manpower. We can show you how to use the machine if you are unsure or a first time user. For President’s Day we have heads of George Washington and Abraham Lincoln and a small outline map of Illinois. For Valentine’s Day we have a large two piece heart plus a 4” heart die. There is also a die that has four tiny hearts. For a full list of what dies we have click here. If you would like to request to use the Ellison Die cut machine please email us at ellisondiecuts@fountaindale.org. Please allow at least 36 hours notice.

Putting the M in STEM

Crazy8sLogoWeekly storytimes continue!

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, February 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.

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesday, February 6, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–2
This popular math-based series of programs returns for the younger age group. Children must attend all eight sessions.  Register.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, February 7, 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, February 8, 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, February 9, 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, February 10, 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, February 10, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 2–5 with an adult for DUPLO®; Grades K–5 for LEGO®, K with an adult
Use DUPLO® and LEGO® blocks to build fantastic structures or whatever you want! Drop in.

The Black History Month Awareness Club & Valley View District 365U Proudly Presents
The 20th Annual Community Wide Black History Month Celebration
Bolingbrook High School Auditorium, 365 Raider Way
Saturday, February 10, 1-5 p.m.
Free and open to the public
This year’s highlights include a Step Show Competition and College and University Fair.

We will also have storytime in Polish at the library on Sunday!

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Sunday, February 11, 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.

Free Resource for Teachers and Students

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Are you studying any of the Coretta Scott King Award books in your classroom? TeachingBooks.net has a great collection of resources related to nearly 300 books that have won the award. Usually you need an account to access TeachingBooks.net, but “This Curriculum Resource Center was created by TeachingBooks.net with the support of the Coretta Scott King Book Award 40th Anniversary Public Awareness Campaign Committee” and you can access them without an account.

You can watch a meet-the-author video (maybe the one for Bryan Collier, who illustrated the Monarch Award nominee Trombone Shorty), listen to interviews with authors or listen to them read their books aloud. You can look for lesson plans or book discussion questions to go with a title. Teachers can even search for books to match a particular grade level, school subject, or type of reading (for example, poetry or realistic fiction).

Save the date! Sunday, February 25

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.

 

 

Enjoy The Great Read and other great programs!

Great Reads 2018

Weekly storytimes continue!

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, January 30, 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 – “Who Was…?” Series and Other Biographies
Wednesday, January 31, 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. Register.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
New venue Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, February 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.

Thursday, February 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.
White Oak Library – 201 Normantown Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446
Thursday, February 1, 6-8 p.m.

All ages
Professional storyteller Linda Gorham will share the story of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s youthful experiences with segregation that gave him the impetus to march, write and speak out. Drop in.

Arts and Fables – “Elmer the Elephant”
Friday, February 2, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, February 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 – Kids’ Spa Day
Saturday, February 3, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 2–5

Play games, use new technologies and 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 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 to earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.