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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.

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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.

Animal Quest and more

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Weekly storytimes return June 11! Writer’s Workshop and Tween Coding Camp: Game Design continue.

Ready, Set, Tech! Studio 300 Tween Summer Bootcamp – Songwriting
Monday, June 11, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Grades 4–6
Compose and record an original song in this hands-on workshop. We will meet in Children’s Creativity Park and end in Studio 300. Register.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Monday, June 11, 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.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, June 12, 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.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, June 13, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join our Outreach staff and Bookmobile for fun crafts and exciting maker activities at Winston Woods Park this summer! Studio 300 will host special activities on three dates: June 13, July 11 & 18. Drop in.

Animal Quest – (Off site)
Central Park Pavilion – 201 Recreation Drive
Thursday, June 14, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Animal Quest is back! Discover the wonders and wows of the animal kingdom, and see and touch exotic animals. Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab
At the OverDrive Bookmobile (see below)

Thursday, June 14, 3-7 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something!

Digital Bookmobile Blast
Thursday, June 14, 3-7 p.m.
All ages
OverDrive’s Digital Bookmobile National Tour is stopping in the Fountaindale Public Library parking lot. Board the 42-foot Bookmobile to explore interactive workstations, touchscreen activities and more. Enjoy music, prizes and giveaways! Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, June 15, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, June 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! We will get an early start on celebrating America’s Independence with some Fourth of July favorites. Drop in.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Indian Boundary Park – 990 W. Boughton Road
Friday, June 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join the Bookmobile and Bolingbrook Park District for MOPs puppet shows, a trackless train and climbing wall at different parks throughout the summer. (MOPs shows will run 10:30–11 a.m.) Drop in.

iMake – (Drop in)
Friday, June 15, 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, June 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! We will get an early start on celebrating America’s Independence with some Fourth of July favorites. Drop in.

Juneteenth – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center – 375 W. Briarcliff Road
Saturday, June 16, noon-5 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at Bolingbrook’s annual Juneteenth celebration. Check out library material, sign up for a library card and much more! Drop in.

Family Movie
Saturday, June 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Ferdinand was born to be a fighting bull, but he prefers flowers and friendship to training and fighting. Runtime: 108 minutes. Drop in.

Get creative at the library!

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Tween DIY: Make Your Own Kite
Monday, May 21, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Make a kite from a kit. How high will yours fly? Register.

Bouncy Babies
Tuesday, May 22, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, May 22, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime! Activities will include singing your favorite nursery rhymes, reading stories and having fun with puppets. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 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.

Spirits in the Wind Flute Circle
Tuesday, May 22, 7-8:30 p.m.
Tweens through adults
Join our relaxing and creative flute and percussion circle. Don’t play the flute? We can teach you, or you can play a percussion instrument. Need a flute? Purchase one for $35 in class. Drop in.

S’mores Book Club – “Dog Man” & Other Graphic Novels
Wednesday, May 23, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–6
Do you devour a book like a great after-school snack? If so, join us for a tasty treat, and let’s talk about books! Each month we’ll talk about a different topic. Register.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, May 24, 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.

Bouncy Babies
Thursday, May 24, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime! Activities will include singing your favorite nursery rhymes, reading stories and having fun with puppets. Drop in.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, May 25, 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.

TechnoKids – Digital Reader’s Theater
Friday, May 25, 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.

Family Movie
Saturday, May 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Watch a family of superheroes in their first incredible adventure. Runtime: 115 minutes. Drop in.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration and more

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Weekly storytimes will resume the week of June 11

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 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.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, May 2, 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 Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, May 3, 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. Register.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, May 3, 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 – May Flowers
Friday, May 4, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, May 4, 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, May 5, 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.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Saturday, May 5, 12:30-5:30 p.m.
All ages
Join our Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring crafts, games, light refreshments and a special showing of Disney’s “Coco” at 3:30 p.m. Drop in.

Imagineers Club – Genetics Lab
Saturday, May 5, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Play games, use new technologies and explore science in this fun and educational program. We’ll focus on a different book series each month. Register.

Don’t forget, on Sunday there will be Family Storytime in Romanian!

Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Sunday, May 6, 3-4 p.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.

Spring Break Week: BFFs (Book Friends Forever)

WB-18-Spring-Break-Week-HeaderThere are no weekly storytimes this week because we have so much else going on! Weekly storytimes will return next week.

Friends Spring Book Sale
Sunday, April 8, 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 today! Drop in.

Bilingual Stuffed Animal Sleepover – Pijamada de Peluches
Monday, April 9, 3-4 p.m.
AND
Tuesday, April 10, 10-10:45 a.m.
Ages 4–7 with stuffed toy and adult
After the children say “Goodbye,” their toys go on wild escapades in the library. All is revealed when they are reunited the next morning at snack time.

Family Movie
Tuesday, April 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
A cartoon heist movie featuring Gru and his long-lost brother. Runtime: 96 minutes. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, April 10, 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.

Elephant & Piggie Party
Tuesday, April 10, 7-8 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate everyone’s favorite friends Elephant & Piggie! Drop in.

Spirits in the Wind Flute Circle
Tuesday, April 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
Tweens through adults
Join our relaxing and creative flute and percussion circle. Don’t play the flute? We can teach you, or you can play a percussion instrument. Need a flute? Purchase one for $35 in class. Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – Groovin’ Around the World
Wednesday, April 11, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, April 11, 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.

Board Game Blast
Wednesday, April 11, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Make new friends and try out a board game that’s new to you! Drop in.

Pokémon Party!
Thursday, April 12, 1-3 p.m.
Grades K–5
Gotta catch ‘em all! Celebrate all things Pokémon, play games and make crafts on your way to becoming the greatest Pokémon trainers. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, April 12, 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, April 13, 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.

iMake
Friday, April 13, 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.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, April 14, 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.

Build It!
Saturday, April 14, 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, April 14, 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 a “Pete the Cat” headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Writing and Making and More

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Weekly storytimes and Crazy 8s Club continue!

Parent & Child DIY – I Love You Elephants
Sunday, March 18, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 5–11
Parents and children team up to create a masterpiece from start to finish. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. To register, visit the Children’s Services Desk or call 630.685.4181.

iMake 
Monday, March 19, 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 
Tuesday, March 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.

Young Writers’ Club 
Wednesday, March 21, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.

Minecraft Club 
Thursday, March 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.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, March 23, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Friday, March 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 Madagascar! Drop in.

Teen & Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – 3-D Cutting Basics
Friday, March 23, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics that complement your homeschool curriculum. This month use software to cut designs with a CNC desktop fabrication machine. Register.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish 
Saturday, March 24, 10:30-11:15 a.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.

Studio 300 Anniversary Celebration 
Saturday, March 24, 1-4 p.m.
All ages
It’s been five years since Studio 300 opened! Celebrate this exciting anniversary with us! Enjoy cupcakes, prize drawings and discover how to unleash your creativity in this amazing space. Drop in.

Family Movie 
Saturday, March 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Lightning McQueen gets help from a young racing enthusiast to try to keep up with younger race cars. Runtime: 102 minutes. 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.