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Puppets, Green Screens, Wimpy Kids!

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All Together Storytime
Monday, November 13, 9:30-10 a.m.
Monday, November 13, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Monday, November 13, 11-11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled half hour of stories and songs. This storytime is 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, November 13, 7-7:30 p.m.
Diez Deditos is a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English. Drop in.
Diez Deditos es una hora de cuento bilingüe presentada en Español e Ingles. Sin Registro Previo.

Lapsit Storytime
Tuesday, November 14, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, November 14, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months with an adult
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn! Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, November 14, 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, November 14, 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. Registration is now closed.

Family Storytime
Tuesday, November 14, 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, November 15, 9:30-10 a.m.
Wednesday, November 15, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, November 15, 11-11:30 a.m.
Ages 18–36 months
Help your toddlers grow and learn with stories, songs and fun! Drop in.

NaNoWriMo for Young Writers
Wednesday, November 15, 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 is now closed.

Family Reading Night – Clothespin Puppets Picture Book Show
Wednesday, November 15, 7-7:45 p.m.
All ages
See your favorite books come to life during a fast-paced mix of stories, puppets and audience participation. Get here early and meet the puppets and puppeteers starting at 6 p.m. Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 714 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, November 16, 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, November 16, 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.

Lapsit Storytime
Thursday, November 16, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months with an adult
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, November 17, 10:30-noon
Friday, November 17, 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 be learning about Italy. Drop in.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Photoshop Green Screen Adventures
Friday, November 17, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics that complement your homeschool curriculum. This month we explore Photoshop and green screen composites. Led by Studio 300 staff. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, November 18, 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.

STEAM Family Workshop
Saturday, November 18, 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.

Don’t forget to come next Sunday for our

Diary of a Wimpy Kid Celebration
Sunday, November 19, 2-3 p.m.
Zoo-Wee-Mama! Celebrate 10 years of Diary of a Wimpy Kid with games, crafts and a snack with your family. This event will be of greatest interest to children who are familiar with the series. Drop in.

We have some mighty good programs for you

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All Together Storytime 
Monday, November 6, 9:30-10 a.m.
Monday, November 6, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Monday, November 6, 11-11:30 a.m.
Enjoy a fun-filled half hour of stories and songs. This storytime is 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, November 6, 7-7:30 p.m.
Diez Deditos is a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English. Drop in.
Diez Deditos es una hora de cuento bilingüe presentada en Español e Ingles. Sin Registro Previo.

Lapsit Storytime
Tuesday, November 7, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, November 7, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months with an adult
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn! Drop in.

Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, November 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.

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesday, November 7, 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. Registration is now closed.

Silent Movie New Music – Charlie Chaplin in “Tillies’ Punctured Romance”
Tuesday, November 7, 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.

Family Storytime 
Tuesday, November 7, 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, November 8, 9:30-10 a.m.
Wednesday, November 8, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, November 8, 11-11:30 a.m.
Ages 18–36 months
Help your toddlers grow and learn with stories, songs and fun! Drop in.

Chess Club 
Wednesday, November 8, 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.

Get Ready to Ragnarok!
Thursday, November 9, 2-3 p.m.
Ages 8–12
Fans of Marvel’s “Thor” and Rick Riordan’s “Magnus Chase” can prepare for the end of the world by exploring Norse mythology through a series of exciting challenges. Register.

Minecraft Club 
Thursday, November 9, 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.

Teacher Book Sale – Friends Pop-Up Book Sale
Thursday, November 9, 5-7:30 p.m.
All ages
Shop gently used children’s books at great prices. Perfect for your classroom or homeschool curriculum! Hosted by Friends of Fountaindale.

Lapsit Storytime 
Thursday, November 9, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months with an adult
Join us for stories, songs and activities to help your babies grow and learn. Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ 
Friday, November 10, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, November 10: 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: Sensory Storytime 
Saturday, November 11, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a special storytime perfect for children with sensory integration issues. Includes a 15 minute multi-sensory playtime. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Build It! 
Saturday, November 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.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, November 11, 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.

Get ready to be scary!

trick or treatersThere’s less than one week left until Halloween! Are you ready? One thing people always ask for this time of year is recordings of spooky sound effects. Did you know that the library not only has CDs, we also have albums for streaming and downloading? Visit Freegal or Hoopla and search keywords like “Halloween sound effects” to find what you need. If you haven’t used these services before, scroll to the bottom of our Digital Collection page for tips on what to do.

Don’t forget, we also carry books on making costumes, face painting and special effects for haunted houses. We can help you find plenty of scary (and not-so-scary) stories, too!

Jazzy birthdays

100 years ago this month, two great jazz musicians were born: Thelonious Monk and  Dizzy Gillespie. Here are some children’s books and recordings that celebrate their music:

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Bird & Diz by Gary Goglio, illustrated by Ed Young
Presents a rhythmic tribute to Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie, and their creation of bebop.

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Dizzy by Jonah Winter, illustrated by Sean Qualls
After arriving in New York, John Birks “Dizzy” Gillespie was soon playing with the famous Cab Calloway Band, but his clowning around got him fired. Dizzy kept trying out his new music which took over the world of jazz. He had invented “bebop!”

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Ellington Was Not a Street by Ntozake Shange, illustrated by Kadir Nelson
A poem from the author’s first collection of poetry pays tribute to the community of talented artists that frequented her childhood home.

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I See the Rhythm by Toyomi Igus, illustrated by Michele Wood
Chronicles and captures poetically the history, mood, and movement of African American music.

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Jazz Day: The Making of a Famous Photograph by Roxane Orgill, illustrated by Francis Vallejo
When Esquire magazine planned an issue to salute the American jazz scene in 1958, graphic designer Art Kane pitched a crazy idea: how about gathering a group of beloved jazz musicians and photographing them? He didn’t own a good camera, didn’t know if any musicians would show up, and insisted on setting up the shoot in front of a Harlem brownstone. Could he pull it off? In a captivating collection of poems, Roxane Orgill steps into the frame of Harlem 1958, bringing to life the musicians’ mischief and quirks, their memorable style, and the vivacious atmosphere of a Harlem block full of kids on a hot summer’s day. Francis Vallejo’s vibrant, detailed, and wonderfully expressive paintings do loving justice to the larger-than-life quality of jazz musicians of the era. Includes bios of several of the fifty-seven musicians, an author’s note, sources, a bibliography, and a foldout of Art Kane’s famous photograph.

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Jazz for Kids: Everybody’s Boppin’ featuring various artists
This introduction to jazz includes music by greats like Dizzy Gillespie as well as original songs.

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Jazz on a Saturday Night by Leo & Diane Dillon
If you have ever been lucky enough to hear great jazz, then you will understand the pure magic of this book. Leo and Diane Dillon use bright colors and musical patterns that make music skip off the page in this toe-tapping homage to many jazz greats. From Miles Davis and Charlie Parker to Ella Fitzgerald, here is a dream team sure to knock your socks off. Learn about this popular music form and read a biography of each player pictured-and then hear each instrument play on a specially produced CD. What’s the featured song? “Jazz on a Saturday Night,” written and recorded to accompany this book.

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Portraits of African-American Heroes by Tanya Bolden
A stunningly beautiful picture book profiles twenty outstanding African-Americans with a three-page biography and black-and-white portrait of each, ranging from historical to contemporary figures who made a difference in their field.

Fall Fun around Bolingbrook

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Halloween Happenings at Fountaindale Library
Explore Goosebumps and other scary books with S’mores Book Club, drop in for a day of Halloween Happenings for children on October 28, make traditional crafts for Day of the Dead, or bring your preschoolers to a Teeny Tiny Halloween. You can see the full listing of programs for every age on the Halloween Happenings page.

Here are some other events going on nearby (please follow the links for details):

Ongoing:

Johansen Farms
Pumpkin Patch, Petting Zoo, Amazing Corn Maze, and other attractions.

Storytimes at Barnes and Noble

Special dates:

October 21 Pioneer PTO Family Fun Fall Festival – Trunk or Treat

October 21-22 and 27-31 Bass Pro Shops Halloween Event

October 27 Parkie’s Pumpkin Patch

October 28 Pet Costume Show at The Promenade Bolingbrook

October 29 Trick-or-Treat at IKEA

October 31 Boardman Cemetery Halloween Open House

October 31 Bolingbrook Trick-or-Treat Hours

October 31 Candypalooza at Living Water Church

November 4 Pumpkin Pitch at Lewis University in Romeoville
Shred Documents & Catapult Jack-O-Lanterns

1 Tech, 2 Tech, Old Tech, New Tech

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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.

Your favorites: Pokemon and LEGOs

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Weekly storytimes continue!

Friends of Fountaindale Fall Book Sale
Sunday, October 8, noon-3 p.m.
All ages
Shop hundreds of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, movies, audiobooks and more! Proceeds from the sale directly support library programs and materials. Drop in.

Story Stroll in the Park – “Fall is Not Easy” by Marty Kelley (Off site/Drop in)
Bulldog Park (behind Fountaindale Library) – 351 Blair Lane
Monday, October 9, 10 a.m.-10:30 a.m.
All ages
Stroll down the trail while reading Fall is Not Easy by Marty Kelley on signs posted along the path. At each station, enjoy activities such as puppet plays, flannel stories, songs and more.

Pokémon Party!
Monday, October 9, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades K–5
Gotta catch ‘em all! Celebrate all things Pokémon, enjoy games and make crafts on your way to becoming the greatest Pokémon trainer. Register.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, October 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.

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesday, October 10, 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.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, October 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, October 13, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
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Friday, October 13, 10:30 a.m.-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: Sensory Storytime
Saturday, October 14, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a special storytime perfect for children with sensory integration issues. Includes a 15 minute multi-sensory playtime. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Build It!
Saturday, October 14, 2 p.m.-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.

We also have a special family program coming up on Sunday:

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