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Welcome back for music and crafts

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Noche de la Familia: Música
Monday, August 20, 7-8 p.m.
Enjoy musical activities for the whole family in this bilingual program. Drop in.

Registration for the next Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime opens on Thursday, August 23. Please call Outreach at 630.685.4230 with questions or for assistance with registration.

Welcome Back to Homeschool Party
Friday, August 24, 10:30-11:30 a.m.
Friday, August 24: 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades K–5 homeschool students and their teachers
Join us for games, crafts, songs and learn about Adventures in Homeschooling, our cultural exploration program. Drop in.

Make-It Take-It
Saturday, August 25, 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.

Make-It Take-It
Saturday, September 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.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover and All That Jazz

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Let’s Create: Summer Artist – Dog Days of Summer
Monday, August 6, 1:30-3 p.m.
For children entering grades K–6
Join us to make a one-of-a-kind piece of art. This month we’ll draw dogs with watercolor pencils. Drop in.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Tuesday, August 7, 3-4 p.m.
Ages 4–7 with adult
After the children say “Goodbye,” their toys go on wild escapades overnight. All is revealed when they are reunited the next morning at snack time. You must attend both sessions. Register.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, August 7, 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.

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Studio 300 – Photo/Video Studio A
Tuesday, August 7, 5-8 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something! Drop in.

Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Wednesday, August 8, 10-10:45 a.m.
Ages 4–7 with adult
After the children say “Goodbye,” their toys go on wild escapades overnight. All is revealed when they are reunited the next morning at snack time. You must attend both sessions. Register.

DuPage Township Tools for School – (Off site)
The Levy – 251 Canterbury Lane
Thursday, August 9, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
All ages
The Bookmobile will be at DuPage Township’s annual Tools for School program. While you’re there, check out library materials and register your student for their most valuable tool—a library card! Drop in.

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

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, August 11, 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.

Summer Jazz Concert – Pharlis James Trio
Saturday, August 11, 2-3 p.m.
All ages
The Pharlis James Trio will perform memorable melodies from The Great American Songbook of Jazz with selections by artists Tony Bennett, Frank Sinatra, Nat “King” Cole, and more. Register.

Build It!
Saturday, August 11, 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.

Music and S’more

 

Weekly storytimes, Writer’s Workshop and Tween Coding Camp continue!

Bolingbrook Village Picnic – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Village Hall/Performing Arts Center – 375 W. Briarcliff Road
Sunday, June 24, noon-5:30 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at the annual Bolingbrook Village Picnic. Check out library material, sign up for a library card and much more! Join us for a special MOPs show at 2:30 p.m. Drop in.

Justin Roberts Family Concert – (Off site)
Central Park Pavilion – 201 Recreation Drive
Tuesday, June 26, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for a high-energy family concert featuring three-time Grammy nominee Justin Roberts! Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, June 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.

Jeanie B Family Concert – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, June 27, 11 a.m.-noon
Age group: Tweens Children
Keep on rockin’ at this concert jam-packed with dancing sing-a-longs and interactive music. Drop in.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, June 27, 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! Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Studio 300 – Photo/Video Studio A
Wednesday, June 27, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something! Drop in.

Clothespin Puppets Picture Book Show
Thursday, June 28, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
See your favorite books come to life during a fast-paced mix of stories, puppets and audience participation. Get here by 1 p.m. to meet the puppets & puppeteers. Drop in.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Friday, June 29, 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.

S’mores Book Club – “I Survived” Series
Friday, June 29, 2-3 p.m.
Grades 3–5
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! This month we’re talking about the “I Survived” series. Register.

Parent and Child DIY – Paint on Pine
Saturday, June 30, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 5–11 with an adult
Marilyn Burt will show you how to sand, stain and stencil your very own music-themed wood sign. To register, please visit the Children’s Services Desk or call 630.685.4181.

Registration opens June 30 for the Babysitting Class on July 21.

Don’t forget, we have storytime in Romanian coming up on Sunday! Donations are accepted from Sunday, July 1 through Saturday, July 7 for the Craft Exchange on July 8.

Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian
Sunday, July 01, 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.

Spoons, Science and Summer

Weekly storytimes, Writer’s Workshop and Tween Coding Camp continue!

Registration for Rovin’ Robots starts June 18. Registration for the Tween “Make a Music Video” Bootcamp begins June 19.

Story Stroll in the Park – “At the Edge of the Woods” by C. Cotten (Off site)
James S. Boan Woods – 410 N. Schmidt Road
Monday, June 18, 10-11 a.m.
Age group: Children
Read a story while you stroll! Enjoy activities and read pages from a picture book at each station along the path. Program will be moved inside the library in case of inclement weather. Please note: there will be a moderate hike and the path is not stroller friendly. Drop in.

Let’s Create: Summer Artist – Painting to the Beat
Monday, June 18, 1:30-3 p.m.
For children entering grades K–6
Join us to make a one-of-a-kind piece of art. This month we’ll make abstract art inspired by music. Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab
Library Entrance

Tuesday, June 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something! Drop in.

Spoon Man – Catch the Rhythm of Reading!
Tuesday, June 19, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Catch the rhythm of reading as Spoon Man Jim Cruise presents an interactive music experience with ordinary household tablespoons, comedy and more! Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, June 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.

Child Car Seat Safety Check
Fountaindale Public Library Parking Lot (near drive-thru)
Wednesday, June 20, 9 a.m.-noon
The Bolingbrook Fire Department’s certified child passenger safety technicians will examine safety seats for proper installation, recalls and expiration dates. Drop in.

Ready, Set, Tech! Studio 300 Tween Summer Bootcamp – Beat Making
Wednesday, June 20, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Grades 4–6
Improve your beat making and DJ skills with Serato software, Maschine Studio and GarageBand in this hands-on workshop. We will meet in Children’s Creativity Park and end in Studio 300. Register.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, June 20, 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.

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Studio 300 – Photo/Video Studio A
Wednesday, June 20, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something!

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Board Room
Thursday, June 21, 2-6 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something!

ScienceTellers Wild West – The Mystery of the Golden Piano (Off site)
Annerino Community Center Gym – 201 Recreation Drive
Thursday, June 21, 2-2:45 p.m.
Age group: Tweens, Children
Explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion and more throughout this action-packed western adventure story. Drop in.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Sunset Park – 1500 Waterside Drive
Friday, June 22, 10 a.m. – 1:00pm
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.

Sounds of Music – “The Lion King”
Friday, June 22, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
During the “Sounds of Music” we will be acting out the Disney Musical, “The Lion King,” as if we were on stage and ending with a craft that compliments our musical adventure. Drop in.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Saturday, June 23, 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.

Don’t forget about this event on Sunday!

Bolingbrook Village Picnic – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Village Hall/Performing Arts Center – 375 W. Briarcliff Road
Sunday, June 24, noon-5:30 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at the annual Bolingbrook Village Picnic. Check out library material, sign up for a library card and much more! Join us for a special MOPs show at 2:30 p.m. 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.

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, it’s a summer reading program!

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Cavalcade of Planes at Clow Airport – (Off site)
Clow Airport – 241 Clow International Parkway
Sunday, June 3, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at Clow Airport’s annual air show, Cavalcade of Planes. Check out books, movies and more. Get a new library card, renew your account or return your borrowed materials. Drop in.

Ora Copiilor – Children’s Hour in Romanian
Sunday, June 3, 3-4 p.m.
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita. Drop in.

Starting June 4, you can sign up for Rovin’ Robots (for children entering grades 1-3) or Tween Filmmaking Camp. For more tween camps, see the Studio 300 Summer Bootcamps page.

Story Stroll in the Park – “Dinosaurumpus” by Tony Mitton (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Monday, June 4, 10 a.m.-11 a.m.
Read a story while you stroll! Enjoy activities and read pages from a picture book at each station along the path. Program will be moved inside the library in case of inclement weather. Drop in.

Summer Meals for Kids & Teens
Weekdays, June 4-August 10, 12:20 p.m.- 1 p.m.
Valley View School District Nutrition Services is providing free meals to all children ages 18 and younger. Meals must be consumed on site. Drop in. For more information, please call 866-348-6479 or visit vvsd.org/food.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, June 5, 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.

Writers’ Workshop
Wednesday, June 6, 1:30-3 p.m.
For children entering grades 3–6
Sign up for four sessions of this stimulating summer workshop in which we will explore the creative writer in you! Register.

Summer Adventure Kickoff Concert – The Dreamtree Shakers (Off site)
Annerino Community Center Gym – 201 Recreation Drive
Wednesday, June 6, 7-8 p.m.
All ages
Bring your family and friends out to enjoy a fun and exciting all-ages pop/rock concert by The DreamTree Shakers! Be sure to sign up for our Summer Adventure: Read to the Beat while you’re here. Drop in.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, June 7, 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.

DuPage Township Kidz Fest – (Off site)
DuPage Township Offices – 241 Canterbury Lane
Thursday, June 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at Kidz 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 noon. Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab
Meeting Room B
Thursday, June 7, noon-4 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something! Drop in.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN
Indian Chase Meadows – 525 Pheasant Chase Drive
Friday, June 8, 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.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, June 8, 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.

Coding Camp: Game Design
Friday, June 8, 11 a.m.-noon
Ages 9–12
Create several types of games using Scratch in this eight-week introductory course to computer science basics. Each class builds on the previous, so please attend all eight sessions. Register.

Starting June 9, you can visit or call the library to sign up for Parent & Child DIY: Paint on Pine.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, June 9, 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.

Piyesta Pinoy (Philippine Fest) – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center – 375 W. Briarcliff Road
Saturday, June 9, 1-4 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at Bolingbrook’s Performing Arts Center during Piyesta Pinoy. Check out books, movies and more. Get a new library card, renew your account or return your borrowed materials. Drop in.

Build It!
Saturday, June 9, 2-4 p.m.
Grades K–5, K with an adult for LEGO. Ages 2–5 with an adult for DUPLO. 
Use DUPLO and LEGO blocks to build fantastic structures or whatever you want! Drop in.

A week full of special events for children

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This is our final week of weekly storytimes!

Tons of Trucks – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Recreation and Aquatic Center (BRAC) – 200 Lindsey Lane
Sunday, April 22, 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages
Kick off the Bolingbrook Park District’s Week of the Young Child with Tons of Trucks! Explore the Bookmobile, Library Express Van and many different vehicles of all types and sizes. Drop in.

Tween DIY: Make Spirograph Designs
Monday, April 23, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Use Raspberry Pi to create intricate designs. Register.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, April 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.

Pajama Party Singalong with Miss Carole – (Off site)
Annerino Community Center – 201 Recreation Drive
Tuesday, April 24, 6-7 p.m.
For children
Join us for a pajama singalong with Miss Carole during the “Week of the Young Child.” Visit our table to say hello and get a library card. Drop in.

Spirits in the Wind Flute Circle
Tuesday, April 24, 7-8:30 p.m.
For tweens to 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 – “Wonder” & Other Friendship Stories
Wednesday, April 25, 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.

Family STEAM Night at Annerino – (Off site)
Annerino Community Center – 201 Recreation Drive
Wednesday, April 25, 4:30-6 p.m.
For children
Join us at Annerino Community Center for “Week of the Young Child” STEAM Night. Stop by to see what STEAM and maker technologies the library has to offer, and sign up for a library card. Drop in.

Independence Elementary School STEM Night – (Off site)
Independence Elementary School – 230 Orchard Drive
Wednesday, April 25, 6-8 p.m.
For children and tweens
Visit Fountaindale Outreach Services staff during Independence Elementary School’s STEM night. See what STEM activities and resources the library has to offer and sign up for a library card.

Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project – 2018 Winner Announcement
Thursday, April 26, 1-3:30 p.m.
All ages
Meet the finalists and learn who will become the 2018 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author. In its fifth year, this exciting, library-driven initiative brings emerging authors and libraries together. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, April 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.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, April 27, 10:30-noon
Friday, April 27, 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. Drop in.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Custom Fidget Spinner
Friday, April 27, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics that complement your homeschool curriculum. This month we conclude our Maker explorations by crafting custom fidget spinners. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – Part of Día de los Niños
Saturday, April 28, 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.

Multicultural Crafts – Part of Día de los Niños
Saturday, April 28, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us to make great crafts to take home and keep! Drop in.

Super Stolie Guacamole – Part of Día de los Niños
Saturday, April 28, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages
Celebrate Día de los Niños with Super Stolie! This bilingual performance includes traditional and original songs, a family dance party and a guacamole-making demonstration. Drop in.

Ciencia para Niños – Part of Día de los Niños
Saturday, April 28, 3:30-4:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Enjoy stations with various hands-on experiments and participate in one-minute challenges! Drop in.