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37336722505_601704f950_zWeekly storytimes continue!

Fiesta de la Familia
Sunday, October 15, 2-3 p.m.
Enjoy musical activities for the whole family in this bilingual program. Drop in.

iMake
Monday, October 16, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5, kindergartners with an adult
Try out a variety of different technologies every month including robots, building sets, Cubelets and weaving. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, October 17, 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, October 17, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Have fun with mischief-making activities like Bouncy Dice Explosions and Toilet Paper Olympics in our after-school math club.

Silent Movie New Music – Charlie Chaplin in “The Kid”
Tuesday, October 17, 7-8:30 p.m.
All ages
Enjoy popular silent films accompanied by all-new original music scores by Renee Baker of Wabi House Media and the Chicago Modern Orchestra Project. Register.

NaNoWriMo for Young Writers
Wednesday, October 18, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–6
Is there a novel in your head just waiting to be written? Here’s your chance to write it! Attend these five mandatory, one-hour sessions for tips, inspiration and time to write.

Chess Club
Wednesday, October 18, 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.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 714 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, October 19, 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, October 19, 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, October 20, 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 your preschooler has fun, they’re practicing social and gross motor skills. Drop in.

TechnoKids Mini Series – Now You’re Talking!
Friday, October 20, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3
This three-part workshop series about radio waves and sound will culminate in the creation of a podcast by the children who participate. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, October 21, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ and groovin’ to music, rhythms, songs and more! Drop in.

Saturday Special: Family Movie
Saturday, October 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Tim discovers his new suit-wearing, briefcase-carrying baby brother is actually a spy on a secret mission. Runtime: 97 minutes.

My school is weirder than your school

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Minecraft Club
Tuesday, September 26, 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, September 26, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Have fun with mischief-making activities like Bouncy Dice Explosions and Toilet Paper Olympics in our after-school math club. Must be able to attend all eight sessions (no event on 10/31).
Registration opened on Tuesday, August 29.

All About Bolingbrook: Project Music
Tuesday, September 26, 7-8 p.m.
All ages
Learn how to share your original music via our new initiative and online platform.
Registration opened on Tuesday, September 5.

S’mores Book Club – “Wayside School” and Other Books About School
Wednesday, September 27, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–5
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.
Registration opened on Wednesday, September 6.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, September 28, 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, September 29, 10:30-12 noon
or
Friday, September 29, 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 focus on Iceland. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Storytime and Craft – Those Darn Squirrels! by Adam Rubin
Saturday, September 30, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Will Old Man Fookwire be able to keep those clever squirrels from stealing the bird seed from his feeders? Come find out, then make a bird feeder of your own. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Family Movie
Saturday, September 30, 1:30-3:15 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
The Smurfs embark on an exciting adventure through the Forbidden Forest! Will they find the lost village before the evil wizard Gargamel? Runtime: 89 minutes. Drop in.

Where creativity and technology meet

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Family Movie
Sunday, September 17, 1:30-3:45 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Sing along to the live action version of this “tale as old as time,” and feel free to dress up. Runtime: 129 minutes.

iMake
Monday, September 18, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5, kindergartners with an adult
Try out a variety of different technologies every month including robots, building sets, Cubelets and weaving. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, September 19, 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, September 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3-5
Have fun with mischief-making activities like Bouncy Dice Explosions and Toilet Paper Olympics in our after-school math club. Must be able to attend all eight sessions (no event on 10/31).
Registration opened on Tuesday, August 29.

All About the Community Content Collection
Tuesday, September 19, 7-8 p.m.
All ages
Discover our new initiative to collect and share your creative projects, and learn to prepare and submit your original materials through our new online platform.
Registration opened on Tuesday, August 29.

Chess Club
Wednesday, September 20, 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.

NaNoWriMo for Young Writers
Wednesday, September 20, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–6
Is there a novel in your head just waiting to be written? Here’s your chance to write it! Attend these five mandatory, one-hour sessions for tips, inspiration and time to write.
Registration opened on Wednesday, August 30.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, September 21, 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.

STEAM Family Workshop
Saturday, September 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Join us for a variety of STEAM activities for the whole family! Kindergarteners must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in.

Something for everybody

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Noche de la Familia
Monday, August 21, 7-8 p.m.
Enjoy hands-on, outer space activities in this bilingual event for families. Drop in.

Welcome Back to Homeschool Party
Friday, August 25, 1:30-3 p.m.
Join us for games, crafts, songs and learn about “An Adventure for Homeschoolers,” our cultural exploration program specifically for homeschooled students and teachers. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Drop in Storytime!
Saturday, August 26, 11-11:30 a.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult.
Join us for Storytime! Drop in.

Saturday Special: Lunch and a Movie
Saturday, August 26, 12:30-2:15 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult.
Bring your lunch and enjoy the comical mishaps that lead storks back into the business of delivering human babies to families. Runtime: 100 minutes. Drop In.

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.