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Music and More for Families

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Noche de la Familia
Monday, May 8, 7-8 p.m.
All ages
Enjoy hands-on nature activities with the Bolingbrook Park District at this bilingual event. Drop in.

Bouncy Babies
Tuesday, May 9, 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 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. See the calendar for full details.

Jump and Jam with Todd Downing
Wednesday, May 10, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Wild dancing! Lively music! Fun for all! Come for some of the wittiest and most entertaining tunes ever heard East of the Mississippi. Drop in.

Chess Club
Wednesday, May 10, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4-8
Are you a chess enthusiast? Whether your are just beginning or are a seasoned chess player, join us, meet people and play chess! Drop in.

McStory Time
Thursday, May 11, 9:30-10:30
Ages 2-6
Storytime at east side McDonald’s. Registration is required. Please call 630.685.4230 with questions or for assistance with registration.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, May 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. See the calendar for full details.

Bouncy Babies
Thursday, May 11, 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.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, May 12, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult
Meet friends, play games and have fun during activity time! Drop in.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, May 13, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2-6 with an adult
Enjoy a special storytime perfect for children with sensory integration issues. Drop in.

Build it!
Saturday, May 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.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes
Saturday, May 13, 3-5 p.m.
Grades K-1
Come in and read a book to us to earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Winter Wonders at the Library

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Family Coloring Party
Sunday, December 11, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for a fun, relaxing and creative family coloring event. Coloring isn’t just for kids! All ages can enjoy the stress-relieving benefits of coloring. Supplies will be provided. Drop in until the limit of the room is reached.

December 11-17 is the final week of this session of storytime! Weekly storytimes will start again January 16.  There will be a few drop-in storytimes in between; follow this blog or check the calendar for details.

Discover Winter Wonders Reading Challenge
Monday, December 12-Saturday, January 14
Ages newborn-Grade 5
Read, explore nature, and create a fun winter project in order to earn a free book! Visit http://www.fountaindale.org/winterreading for details and to print a page to keep track of your reading. Brought to you in partnership with Hidden Oaks Nature Center.

Chess Club
Wednesday, December 14, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 4-8
Drop in and practice your chess playing skills!  Beginners can also come and learn the basics.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, December 16
9:30-10:15 a.m.
or
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 1-6
Drop in for music and movement program featuring music from The Nutcracker.

Sea to Shining Sea
Friday, December 16, 1:30-3 p.m.
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students
Enrich your homeschool experience by joining us as we start our adventure in discovering the geography, stories, music, and crafts of the different regions of the United States. This hands-on program will use props and instruments to enhance the experience. Drop in until the room limit is reached.

Polar Express Celebration
Saturday, December 17
All ages, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult
All day: coloring pages
11-11:45 a.m. Story and a craft
1:30-3:30 p.m. Interactive movie

Reading is Groovy: Pete the Cat
Saturday, December 17, 3-5 p.m.
Grades K-1
Come in and read a book to us! Students who participate earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark!

Have a fantastic time at the library!

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Our Monday storytimes are back this week!  Storytimes and Tuesday and Thursday Minecraft Club continue, and it is the final week for Crazy 8s!  We also have these special programs for you:

Chess Club
Wednesday, November 9, 4:15 p.m.
Grades 4-8
Come practice your chess skills!  Beginners can also come and learn the basics.  Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, November 11, 9:30 or 10:30 a.m.
Ages 8 months to 5 years with an adult
Join our group of friends for great times with music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in until the room is full.

Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them: A Harry Potter Celebration!
Saturday, November 12, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
All ages
Get ready for the release of the new Harry Potter prequel “Fantastic Beasts and Where to find Them.” Dress as your favorite witch or wizard and join us for a fun filled day in the wizarding world of 1920’s New York. No registration required!

Schedule of Events:

All Day
• 1920s New York Street Scene Photo Area
• Origami and Coloring Sheets

10 a.m.– noon
• Fantastic Beasts Animal Experience—Meet amazing creatures of all sizes!

10 a.m.–1 p.m. 
• Make Your Own Wand Craft
• Wand Registration
• Creature Maze
• Fantastic Beasts Origami
• Wizard Emporium
• Fantastic Beasts Creature Scavenger Hunt Challenge

11 a.m.–1 p.m.
• Experimental Creatures Lab—Bristle Bots

1–2 p.m.
Center Stage Players present Your Favorite Scenes from Harry Potter

2–3 p.m.
• Studio 300’s Have You Seen This Wizard Poster Shoot
• Make Your Own Wand Craft
• Wand Registration
• Creature Maze
• Fantastic Beasts Origami
• Wizard Emporium
• Find the Fantastic Beasts Creature Scavenger Hunt Challenge

Brooks Café will serve a magical menu featuring Butterbeer, Pick-Me-Up Potions and much more!

The Friends of Fountaindale Book Cellar will be open 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Visit our website at fountaindale.org/fantastic for more details.

Chess, Music, a Movie and more!

chess clubWhat’s going on for kids at the library this week?  Our weekly storytimes continue, as well as Minecraft Club on Tuesday and Thursday.  You can also look forward to…

Chess Club
Wednesday, October 12
4:15-5:15 p.m.
Meet in Children’s Services to play chess.  Beginners can learn the basics.
Grades 4 to 8

Mini Movin’ & Groovin’
Friday, October 14
9:30-10:15 or 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Join our group of friends for great times with music, rhythm, songs and fun!
Children 8 months to 5 years with an adult

iMake
Friday, October 14
4:15-5:15 p.m.
Visit the Creativity Park to try out the library’s newest technologies.
Grades K-5 (Kindergarteners with an adult)

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, October 15
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Join our group of friends for great times with music, rhythm, songs and fun!
Children 8 months to 5 years with an adult

Saturday Special: Family Movie
Saturday, October 15
1:30 p.m.
Enjoy a feature movie in Meeting Room A.  The movie will run for 89 minutes.
All ages; preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult

For Children and Tweens

DSCN0060Storytimes have started, and Minecraft Club is continuing its Tuesday and Thursday schedule for the school year.  What else is going on this week for kids at the library?

Chess Club
Wednesday, 9/14/2016
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM
Friends face each other across the table and engage in challenging matches!
Grades 4 – 8, limit 12. Drop in at the World Park in the back of the Children’s Services Department.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, 9/16/2016
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
Join our group of friends for great times with music, rhythm, songs and fun!  We will moving up and down and all around because we’re ready for FALL!  Badump-bump!
For children 8 months to 5 years, with an adult. Drop in until Meeting Room A is full.

TechnoKids
9/16/2016
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM
Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics.  This month, kids will build a working speaker while learning about vibration, electronic signals, and electromagnetic radiation.
Please call 630-685-4181 to register.
For children entering grades 1-3. Registration begins three weeks in advance.

STEAM Family Workshop
9/17/2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Come explore our S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) stations in the Creativity Park highlighting hands-on activities for the family to work together on.
For children in grades K-5; Kindergartners with an adult. Families welcome. Drop in until the limit of the space is reached.

Chess Club

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Wednesdays, June 8-June 29
2:00-3:00

This summer, face your friends across the table and engage in challenging matches!

For children entering grades 4 – 8, Drop in.

Tween Chess Club

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Wednesday, May 18

Tweens in grades 4 to 8 can drop in from 4:15 to 5:15 PM to play chess.

No registration is necessary!

If you are a beginner, we can help you learn the basics.

This will be our last monthly chess club for the school year.  Keep your eyes open for weekly Chess Club in June!