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Tweens get creative

Weekly storytimes continue.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, October 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.

NEW! Number Ninjas
Tuesday, October 16, 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.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, October 17, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Get together with fellow writers for activities and fun designed to foster creativity, self-expression, and excitement about writing. Drop in.

Parent & Child DIY: Glove Monsters
Wednesday, October 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Ages 8 and up with an adult
Parents and children, team up to create an adorable monster out of winter gloves! One parent and one child per spot please. Register.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, October 18: 9:30am – 10:30am
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, October 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.

Photoshop Green Screen Techniques
Thursday, October 18, 7-8 p.m.
Tweens through Adults
Replace backgrounds and craft convincing composites in Studio 300. Wear a costume for added fun. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, October 19, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, October 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, October 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, October 20, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. This month we’re watching a spooky movie starring family favorite Jack Black. Runtime: 103 minutes. Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, October 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! All participants will earn “Pete the Cat” prizes. Drop in.

Don’t forget, we’ll have storytime in Romanian on Sunday:

Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian
Sunday, October 21, 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.

Math, Museum, Mermaid

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Weekly storytimes continue.

Friends Fall Book Sale
Sunday, October 7, noon-3 p.m.
All ages
Shop hundreds of gently used books, CDs, movies, audiobooks and more. Don’t miss our Bag Sale all day on Sunday! Proceeds from the sale directly support Fountaindale programs and materials. Drop in.

iMake
Monday, October 8, 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, October 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.

NEW! Mini Math Monsters
Tuesday, October 9, 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.

Board Game Blast
Wednesday, October 10, 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.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, October 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.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Friday, October 12, 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, October 12, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Friday, October 12, 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 Denmark. Drop in.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, October 13, 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, October 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.

Paint and Create

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Weekly storytimes continue.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, October 2, 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, October 2, 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.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, October 3, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Explore art and create your own masterpiece each month. This month we have a spider web craft. Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, October 4, 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, October 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.

Arts and Fables – Fall Painting
Friday, October 5, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, October 5, 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.

Friends Fall Book Sale – Members Only Early Access
Friday, October 5, 4-5:30 p.m.
All ages
Join the Friends and gain early access to hundreds of gently used books, CDs, movies, audiobooks and more. Membership is available for as low as $2/year. Visit fountaindale.org/friends for more info. Drop in.

Friends Fall Book Sale – Members Only Early Access
Saturday, October 6, 9-10 a.m.
All ages
Join the Friends and gain early access to hundreds of gently used books, CDs, movies, audiobooks and more. Membership is available for as low as $2/year. Visit fountaindale.org/friends for more info. Drop in.

Friends Fall Book Sale
Saturday, October 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
All ages
Shop hundreds of gently used books, CDs, movies, audiobooks and more. Don’t miss our Bag Sale all day on Sunday! Proceeds from the sale directly support Fountaindale programs and materials. Drop in.

Imagineers Club – Imagine Cave Paintings
Saturday, October 6, 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, October 6, 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! All participants will earn “Pete the Cat” prizes. Drop in.

Don’t forget, the Friends Book Sale continues on Sunday:

Friends Fall Book Sale
Sunday, October 7, noon-3 p.m.
All ages
Shop hundreds of gently used books, CDs, movies, audiobooks and more. Don’t miss our Bag Sale all day on Sunday! Proceeds from the sale directly support Fountaindale programs and materials. Drop in.

As the Die Cuts: September Edition

leavesAttention teachers and youth leaders, The Children’s Services Department of Fountaindale Library has an Ellison Die Cut machine available for your 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.

September is Harvest time and Pumpkin Spice is showing up everywhere! We have a large assortment of leaves in various sizes (TY, LG & XL); large and tiny apples; and even an apple with a worm die. We have 3 dies in our extra large (XL) collection that together form a tree with branches. All you need to do is add leaves or your own artistic touch. Other ideas are our squirrel, acorn, clouds or wind dies. You could even combine the clouds and wind to blow the leaves off the tree branches!

You can request any of our dies from our Teacher Services page using our educator Ellison request form for use at the Children’s Services Department. Please allow 36 hours for your request to be ready.

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.

Language and Learning

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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.

iMake
Monday, September 17, 4:15-5:15 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, September 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.

Unleash and Nurture Your Creativity
Tuesday, September 18, 7-8:30 p.m.
Age group: Tweens through Adults
Pick up tips and tools for generating, reawakening and growing your creativity. “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once we grow up.” – Pablo Picasso. Register.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, September 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Get together with fellow writers for activities and fun designed to foster creativity, self-expression, and excitement about writing. Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, September 20, 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 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, September 21, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, September 21, 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 – Stop-Motion Animation
Friday, September 21, 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, September 22, 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.

STEAM Family Workshop
Saturday, September 22, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Grades K–5, K with an adult
Join us for a variety of STEAM activities! Drop in.

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.