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Beauty and the Beast and the Books

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Beauty and the Beast was a special Disney movie for me.  How could a future librarian not enjoy a story about a book collection bringing two unlikely characters together?

I’ve talked to a number of patrons in the past few days who are very excited about the new live action version of the movie starring Emma Watson.  Hermione is definitely a factor.  For those fans, I would like to bring a little-known DVD to your attention:

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Ballet Shoes was a BBC TV movie based on a book by the same name by Noel Streatfeild.  Three adopted sisters pursue careers in ballet, acting, and aviation.  The book was originally published in the 1930s, but remains a favorite and is still in print today.

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Beauty and the Beast also came out about the time that I discovered Robin McKinley, who writes wonderful fantasy novels with strong female characters.  Her book Beauty is an older title but still a great choice for an older kid or young teen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

iMake, I write, I watch a movie

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Our weekly storytimes continue, along with Crazy 8s and Minecraft Club on Tuesday and Thursday. We also have:

iMake
Monday, March 13, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K-5; K with an adult
Visit Creativity Park in the Children’s Services Department to try out our newest technologies. Drop in.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, March 15, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2-5

Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, March 17
9:30-10:15 a.m.
or
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months to 5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ to music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in.

TechnoKids
Friday, March 17, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1-3
Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics. Register now.

Family Movie
Saturday, March 18, 1:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Enjoy a movie with the family.  Drop in.

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Magic, Math, Monarchs and a Movie

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Morris, the Magic Man!
Sunday, February 12, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Magician Morris Taylor has performed magic all over the world and now he is coming here to Fountaindale! Enjoy his family show and watch the magic happen. Drop in until the limit of the room is reached. Seating is first come, first served.

Storytimes continue this week, and Minecraft Club will meet on Tuesday and Thursday.

iMake
Monday, February 13, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K-5; K with an adult
Visit the Creativity Park to try out the library’s newest technologies. This session will have a Harry Potter theme. Drop in.

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesday, February 14, 4:45-5:15 p.m.
Grades K-2
Crazy 8s is a recreational after-school math club that helps kids appreciate the math that’s all around them. Have fun with mischief making activities like Bouncy Dice Explosions, and Toilet Paper Olympics. Some of the activities build from week to week so it is important not to miss a class. Must be able to attend all 8 sessions. Register now.

Young Writers’ Club: Magical Words and Wonders
Wednesday, February 15, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Enjoy a special Young Writers’ Club in the style of Professor Trelawney’s class. Drop in.

Wednesday, February 15 is the last day of Monarch Voting! If you are in grades K-3 and have read at least 5 of the nominees for the Monarch Award, you can vote for your favorite (and sign up for the pizza party on February 24).
UPDATE: You can now turn in ballots until February 19!

Panera Milk & Cookies Storytime
Thursday, February 16, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult
Story time at east side Panera, 714 East Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Register now.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, February 17
9:30-10:15 a.m. or 10:30-11:15 a.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult
Join our group of friends for great times with music, rhythm, songs and fun! Today’s programs will feature music from African countries. Drop in.

TechnoKids
Friday, February 17, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1-3
Use light painting to create your own patronus. Register now.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, February 18
10:30-11:15 a.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult
Join our group of friends for great times with music, rhythm, songs and fun! Today’s program will feature music from African countries. Drop in.

Interactive Family Movie
Saturday, February 18, 1:30 p.m. at Fountaindale Public Library
All ages. Preschoolers with an adult.
Follow along with a movie as part of our programming for The Great Read. Drop in.

Join us in January!

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Monday, January 2, 2 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Decorate a paper lantern to take home. This program requires registration.

iMake
Tuesday, January 3, 1:30–3 p.m.
Grades K–5
Visit the Creativity Park to try out the library’s newest technologies. Drop in.

Winter Reading Club Special Storytime with Hidden Oaks at Fountaindale
Wednesday, January 4, 11–11:30 a.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult
Hidden Oaks is coming to host a special nature storytime. If you are participating in our Winter Reading Club: Discover Winter Wonders, attending this program will count for the “Explore” portion of the reading log. Drop in.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, January 4, 2–3 p.m.
Grades K–5
Come make a craft! Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Storytime
Thursday, January 5, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult
Story time at east side Panera, 714 East Boughton Road, Bolingbrook. Registration is required.

Karaoke Party 
Thursday, January 5, 2–3 p.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult
Do you love to sing? We hope you will join us for our first ever karaoke party! We will have a family-friendly set of songs to choose from. Sing a solo or bring a family member or friend onstage for a duet! There will be lots of fun games, dancing and light refreshments. Drop in.

Arts & Fables
Friday, January 6
9:30–10:15 a.m.
10:30–11: 15 a.m.
For children ages 2–6.
Hear a story, then make a craft about it! What a great way to spend some time at the library in the morning! Drop in.

Mini Movin’ & Groovin’
Saturday, January 7, 10:30–11:15 a.m.
For children ages 8 months–5 years.
Join our group of friends for a beach party with music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in.

Family Movie
Saturday, January 7, 1:30 p.m.
All ages preschoolers with an adult
Enjoy a feature movie with the family! Bring your fish friend for this popular sequel!

And don’t forget to sign up for our Discover Winter Wonders Reading Challenge and Monarch Reading Clubs to earn free books this winter!

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!

Thankful for games, toys, movies, and reading!

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Our weekly storytimes continue this week, but Minecraft Club will not meet.  The Library will close at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, November 23 and be closed for Thanksgiving through Thursday, November 24. The library will reopen on Friday, November 25 at 9:00 a.m.  Minecraft Club will return next week.

Family Game Party
Sunday, November 20, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult.
Have fun with games for the whole family in this bilingual (English and Spanish)! Drop in.
Fiesta de juegos en familia
Domingo, 20 de noviembre, 2-3 p.m.
Todas las edades, niños en edad preescolar con un adulto.
¡Diviértanse con juegos para toda la familia en este programa bilingüe (inglés y español)! No hay ningún registro requerido.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, November 25, 10:00 a.m.
For children ages 2 – 6 with an adult.
Meet your friends and have lots of fun in our carpeted meeting room with many games to play! Drop in!

Saturday Special: Family Movie
Saturday, November 26, 1:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult.
Enjoy a feature movie with the family! Drop in until the room is full.

Pete the Cat: I’m reading in my school shoes!
Saturday, November 26, 3-5 p.m.

Are you in Kindergarten or First Grade? Can you read all by yourself? If you’ve answered yes to these questions then you can participate in this Pete the Cat Reading Club for new readers. Come in and read a book to us! Students who participate earn a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Save the date

hp2Alohamora! The doors to Fountaindale will be wide open on Saturday, November 12! The library will be transformed into a magical place from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.! You will see all of your favorite Hogwarts characters and experience some of the best moments of the Harry Potter books and movies. You’ll also get a glimpse of the world of 1920s New York, the setting of the upcoming wizarding movie Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Warner Bros Pictures, 2016).

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From 1 to 2 p.m., we will be treated to a live interactive performance by the Center Stage Players! They will be performing a set of beloved scenes from books 1
7. Center Stage Players is Naperville and Chicagoland’s premier audition-only youth theater company for outstanding advanced performance opportunities.” For more info, check them out at centerstage-players.com!