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Time for the big finale!

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DuPage Township Family Fun Fest – (DuPage Township – 241 Canterbury Lane)
Sunday, July 30, noon-4 p.m.
Visit the Bookmobile at DuPage Township Family Fun Fest! Check out library material, sign up for a library card and much more! There will be a special MOPs show and activities starting at 1:30 p.m.

Ice Cream Social & Movie Night
Monday, July 31, 5-8 p.m.
All ages.
Join us for free ice cream, live music, games, a meet and greet with Moana, live hula dancing and much more! At dusk, sit back and watch Disney’s “Moana” on a giant inflatable screen. Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, August 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.

Summer Stuffed Animal Sleepover & Snack Time
Sleepover: Wednesday, August 2, 3-4 p.m.
Snack Time: Thursday, August 3, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 4–7
Bring your stuffed animal for a sleepover! After you say goodbye, your stuffie will go on an overnight adventure in the library! All will be revealed when you return the next morning.
Registration opens on Wednesday, July 12.

Panera Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Panera Bread – 714 E. Boughton Road)
Thursday, August 3, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Event type: Storytimes Reading/Writing/Publishing Bookmobile/Outreach
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.
Registration opens on Thursday, July 20

Arts and Fables
Friday, August 4, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
10:30-11:45 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Join us for a story, and then make a craft about it! Drop in.

Saturday Special: Family Movie
Saturday, August 5, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult.
Pete is an orphan raised by a dragon in the woods. An enchanting live-action remake of the 1977 classic. Runtime is 102 minutes. Drop in.

I have to wait how many months?

So if you’re like my family, you might be captivated by a certain trailer that came out over the weekend:

It looks like a beautiful adaptation of a much-loved book. A lot of people watching and commenting on the trailer are surprised and excited to see an African American girl in the role of Meg.

I started thinking about what I might recommend to patrons who were excited about the movie. Madeleine L’Engle had a notoriously hard time finding a publisher for the manuscript, saying “It didn’t categorize. … ‘They’ like books that fit into pigeonholes, and Wrinkle didn’t.”

Novelist is a tool available in the online resources on the library’s website. It can provide book suggestions for fans of a certain book (in this case it recommends What Came From the Stars, When You Reach Me, Coraline, and the Missing series). You can also do an advanced search to find a books with certain characteristics.

I recently listened to a piece on the radio in remembrance of Octavia Butler, described as “one of the world’s premier science fiction writers, the first black female science fiction writer to reach national prominence, and the only writer in her genre to receive a prestigious MacArthur Fellowship.” I was curious what African American authors might currently be writing science fiction and fantasy for kids. Searching NoveList produced Bayou Magic by Jewell Parker Rhodes, the Kulipari fantasy novels by Trevor Pryce, the futuristic Robyn Hoodlum adventures by Kekla Magoon, and the Christian fantasy series The Prince Warriors by Priscilla Evans Shirer (among others).

If you’re looking for kids’ science fiction movies with diverse characters, you might enjoy Earth to Echo or Home (based on the book The True Meaning of Smekday). Alternatively, if you’d like to find more movies that re-imagine a story with an African American woman or girl playing the main character– something like the most recent remake of Annie— you might like Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella or one of the versions of The Wiz. If you’d like a sneak preview of Storm Reid (who plays Meg Murry in A Wrinkle in Time) you might also want to check out the American Girl movie Lea to the Rescue, in which she plays Aki.

Juggling and Jim Gill

Craft Exchange Donation Week
Sunday, July 16-Saturday, July 22
Drop off your leftover yarn, fabric and other crafting supplies at the 1st floor lobby collection box. Then pick out some new-to-you crafting supplies at the Craft Exchange on Sunday, July 23.

All Together Storytime
Monday, July 17
9:30-10 a.m.
OR
10:30-11 a.m.
Enjoy a fun–filled half hour of stories and songs. Aimed at 2–6 year–olds, but siblings are welcome. Particularly good for families and groups with multi–age children. Drop in.

Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers)
Monday, July 17, 7-7:30 p.m.
Diez Deditos is a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English. Drop in.

Lapsit Storytime – (Drop in)
Tuesday, July 18,
9:45-10:15 a.m.
OR
10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn!

See the Show! Become the Pro! – (Annerino Community Center)
Tuesday, July 18, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult.
Juggler Jason Kollum will put on a fun, interactive show culminating with participants performing amazing juggling feats of their own. Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, July 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.

Family Storytime
Tuesday, July 18, 7-7:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult.
Gather the family together for a storytime filled with fun, stories, songs and laughter! Drop in.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, July 19
9:30-10 a.m.
OR
10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 18–36 months.
Help your toddlers grow and learn with stories, songs and fun! Drop in.

Ready, Set, Tech! Tween Summer Bootcamp – Photography
Wednesday, July 19, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Grades 4-6
Learn to capture the perfect shot in this 2.5–hour, hands–on bootcamp. We will meet in the Children’s Creativity Park and end in Studio 300.
Registration opens on Wednesday, June 28.

Writers’ Workshop
Wednesday, July 19, 1:30-3 p.m.
Grades 3–5
Explore the creative writer in you during this four-week stimulating summer workshop. Must be able to attend all four sessions.
Registration opens on Wednesday, June 14.

Jim Gill’s Nationwide Campaign for Play Concert – (Central Park Pavilion)
Thursday, July 20, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult.
Get ready to sing, clap, dance and sneeze along with award-winning musician and author Jim Gill! Drop in.

Lapsit Storytime
Thursday, July 20, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn! Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, July 21
9:30-10:15 a.m.
OR
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.

Visit Your Local Park with MOPs – (Champions Park)
Friday, July 21, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
All ages
Stop by Champions Park for a fun MOPs show, ride a trackless train and scale the climbing wall. Visit the Bookmobile to check out materials and enjoy hands-on STEAM activities. Drop in.

STEAM Rollin’
Friday, July 21, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult.
Join us for an action–packed session of STEAM–based stories, activities, and crafts. Drop in.

Street Art Competition – Presented by the Bolingbrook Arts Council
Saturday, July 22, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages
Create a chalk masterpiece on the library’s entryway sidewalk. Photos will be placed on the library’s website for voting. The artist with the most votes in each age group will win a prize! Drop in.

Saturday Special: Family Movie
Saturday, July 22: 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult.
Giants eat children, but the one who kidnaps Sophie quickly becomes her close friend in this film adaptation of Roald Dahl’s beloved book. Runtime is 115 minutes. Drop in.

Craft Exchange
Sunday, July 23, 2-4 p.m.
All ages
Pick out some new-to-you crafting supplies from the items other people have donated. Drop in.
Donations are accepted from Sunday July 16 through Saturday, July 22.

Science, Ballons, Reptiles and More!

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Story Stroll in the Park – “Nugget and Fang” by T. Sauer & M. Slack (Off site/Drop in)
Monday, July 10, 10-11 a.m.
Read the story posted along the path and enjoy activities at each station. Meet at the Bookmobile before the event. Story Strolls count as an hour of reading towards your Summer Adventure!

iMake
Monday, July 10, 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.

Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers)
Monday, July 10, 7-7:30 p.m.

Diez Deditos is a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English. Drop in.

Lapsit Storytime
Tuesday, July 11, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
OR
10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months.

Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn! Drop in.

Getting Excited About Science with Steve Belliveau – (Central Park)
Tuesday, July 11, 11 a.m.-noon

Who says science can’t be fun and funny? Learn the basics about science and laugh while you do! Drop in.

Balloon Show – (Annerino Community Center)
Tuesday, July 11, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages.
Enjoy light comedy and awe-inspiring balloon art with magical balloon-dude Dale Obrochta. Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, July 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.

Family Storytime
Tuesday, July 11, 7-7:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult.

Gather the family together for a storytime filled with fun, stories, songs and laughter! Drop in.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, July 12,
9:30am – 10:00am

OR
10:30am – 11:00am
Ages 18–36 months.

Help your toddlers grow and learn with stories, songs and fun! Drop in.

Writers’ Workshop
Wednesday, July 12, 1:30-3 p.m.
Grades 3–5.

Explore the creative writer in you during this four-week stimulating summer workshop. Must be able to attend all four sessions. Register.

Cold Blooded Creatures – (Central Park Pavilion)
Thursday, July 13, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult.

Learn about reptiles, their native habitats, myths, superstitions and more with Jim Nesci.
Drop in.

Lapsit Storytime
Thursday, July 13, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months.

Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn! Drop in.

Vinyl Design & Computer Cutting Basics
Thursday, July 13, 7:00pm – 8:30pm,
Tweens

Create and cut custom designs that can be applied to different surfaces. Register.

Visit Your Local Park with MOPs – (Wipfler Park)
Friday, July 14, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Stop by Wipfler Park for a fun MOPs show, ride a trackless train and scale the climbing wall. Visit the Bookmobile to check out materials and enjoy hands-on STEAM activities. Drop in.

STEAM Rollin’
Friday, July 14, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult.
Join us for an action–packed session of STEAM–based stories, activities, and crafts. Drop in.

Street Art Competition – Presented by the Bolingbrook Arts Council
Saturday, July 15, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages.
Create a chalk masterpiece on the library’s entryway sidewalk. Photos will be placed on the library’s website for voting. The artist with the most votes in each age group will win a prize! Drop in.

Saturday Special: Family Movie
Saturday, July 15, 1:30-3:45 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult.
Drop in to see a movie with the family.

Need another hero?

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Do you have a kid who loves Wonder Woman? Unfortunately, there’s not a ton of Wonder Woman comics for kids (they tend to be written for teens and adults). There’s somewhat more available in picture books and chapter books, and she makes it into a couple of ensemble comics. If you’re looking for movies and TV shows starring heroic girls and women, here are a few suggestions:

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Barbie in Princess Power

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Batgirl, Year One

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DC Super Hero Girls

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Ladybug & Cat Noir

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Legend of Korra

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PowerPuff Girls

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She-Ra

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Stan Lee Presents Mosaic

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WordGirl

Mini racecar, Bookcraft and more!

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Bolingbrook Village Picnic (Village Hall 375 W. Briarcliff Road)
Sunday, June 25, noon-5 p.m.
Visit the Bookmobile at the annual Bolingbrook Village Picnic. Check out library material, get a library card and register for Summer Adventure. Stick around for our MOPs shows at 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. Drop in.

All Together Storytime 
Monday, June 26, 9:30-10 a.m.
or
Monday, June 26, 10:30-11 a.m.

Enjoy a fun–filled half hour of stories and songs. Aimed at 2–6 year–olds, but siblings are welcome. Particularly good for families and groups with multi–age children. Drop in.

Storytime at the Museum (Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road)
Monday, June 26, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Spark your imagination with stories, songs, fun and a take-home craft. After storytime, be sure to stick around and explore the museum. Drop in.

Tween Filmmaking Camp
Monday, June 26, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Tuesday, June 27, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Wednesday, June 28, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Thursday, June 29, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Make your own short film in this hands-on workshop. You must attend all four sessions. Classes begin each day in the Children’s Creativity Park and finish in Studio 300. Register.

Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers) 
Monday, June 26, 7-7:30 p.m.
Diez Deditos is a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English. Drop in.

Lapsit Storytime
Tuesday, June 27: 9:45am – 10:15am
or
Tuesday, June 27: 10:30am – 11:00am
Ages 0–18 months

Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn!

Michael Mucha Super Cup Racecar Driver
Tuesday, June 27, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Meet Michael Mucha, Bolingbrook’s 10-year-old Super Cup Racecar Driver! Learn what it takes to drive a half scale NASCAR vehicle and see the car in person.

Summer Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, June 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

Family Storytime 
Tuesday, June 27, 7-7:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Gather the family together for a storytime filled with fun, stories, songs and laughter! Drop in.

Toddler Storytime 
Wednesday, June 28, 9:30-10 a.m.
or
Wednesday, June 28, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 18–36 months
Help your toddlers grow and learn with stories, songs and fun! Drop in.

Chess Club
Wednesday, June 28, 2-3 p.m.
For kids entering grades 3–8
Face your friends across the table and engage in challenging matches! Drop in.

 

Bookcraft (Annerino Community Center – 201 Recreation Drive)
Thursday, June 29, 2-2:45 p.m.
Experience this one-of-a-kind show featuring games, puppets, magic and much more themed after the hottest design and building game. Drop in.

Lapsit Storytime
Thursday, June 29, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn! Drop in.

Visit Your Local Park with MOPs (Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive)
Friday, June 30, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
MOPS Shows: 10:30-11 a.m.
All ages

Stop by Winston Woods for a fun MOPs puppet show, ride a trackless train and scale the climbing wall. Visit the Bookmobile to check out materials and enjoy hands-on STEAM activities. Drop in.

STEAM Rollin’ 
Friday, June 30, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Join us for an action–packed session of STEAM–based stories, activities, and crafts. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Make-It Take-It 
Saturday, July 1, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Join us in Children’s Services to make a great craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

Storytimes and more!

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All Together Storytime
Monday, June 12, 9:30-10:00 a.m.
or
Monday, June 12: 10:30-11:00 a.m.
Enjoy a fun–filled half hour of stories and songs. Aimed at 2–6 year–olds, but siblings are welcome. Particularly good for families and groups with multi–age children. Drop in.

Ready, Set, Tech! Tween Summer Bootcamp – Coding
Monday, June 12, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Grades 4-6
Explore unique electronic and coding ideas in this 2.5–hour, hands–on bootcamp. We will meet in the Children’s Creativity Park and end in Studio 300. Register.

Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers)
Monday, June 12, 7-7:30 p.m.
Diez Deditos is a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English. Drop in.

Lapsit Storytime
Tuesday, June 13, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
or
Tuesday, June 13, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn! Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, June 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.

Family Storytime
Tuesday, June 13, 7-7:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult.
Gather the family together for a storytime filled with fun, stories, songs and laughter! Drop in.

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday, June 14, 9:30-10 a.m.
Wednesday, June 14, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 18–36 months
Help your toddlers grow and learn with stories, songs and fun! Drop in.

Chess Club
Wednesday, June 14, 2-3 p.m.
For kids entering grades 3–8
Face your friends across the table and engage in challenging matches! Drop in.

Three Little Pigs Theater (Annerino Community Center, 201 Recreation Drive)
Thursday, June 15, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages
This new spin on the classic story from Improv Playhouse Theater for Young Audiences will have adults and children alike rolling in their seats and snorting with laughter. Drop in.

Lapsit Storytime
Thursday, June 15, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn! Drop in.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, June 16, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
The library meeting room becomes a playground filled with games, blocks, a parachute, and more. While children have fun, they actually practice social and gross motor skills. Drop in.

Visit Your Local Park with MOPs (Remington Sports Complex 811 W. Remington Boulevard)
Friday, June 16, 10 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
MOPS Shows: 10:30-11 a.m.
All ages

Stop by the Remington Sports Complex for a fun MOPs puppet show, ride a trackless train and scale the climbing wall. Visit the Bookmobile to check out materials and enjoy hands-on STEAM activities.

STEAM Rollin’
Friday, June 16, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Join us for an action–packed session of STEAM–based stories, activities, and crafts. Drop in.

Juneteenth (Village Hall Performing Arts Center, 375 W. Briarcliff Road)
Saturday, June 17, noon-6 p.m.
Visit the Bookmobile at Bolingbrook’s annual Juneteenth celebration to check out books, movies and more. Get a new library card, renew your account or return your borrowed materials. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Family Movie
Saturday, June 17, 1:30-3:15 p.m.
All ages. Preschoolers with an adult
Watch a movie with your family! Drop in.