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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.

Spring Break Week: BFFs (Book Friends Forever)

WB-18-Spring-Break-Week-HeaderThere are no weekly storytimes this week because we have so much else going on! Weekly storytimes will return next week.

Friends Spring Book Sale
Sunday, April 8, noon-3 p.m.
All ages
Shop hundreds of gently used books, CDs, movies, audiobooks and more. Don’t miss our bag sale all day today! Drop in.

Bilingual Stuffed Animal Sleepover – Pijamada de Peluches
Monday, April 9, 3-4 p.m.
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Tuesday, April 10, 10-10:45 a.m.
Ages 4–7 with stuffed toy and adult
After the children say “Goodbye,” their toys go on wild escapades in the library. All is revealed when they are reunited the next morning at snack time.

Family Movie
Tuesday, April 10, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
A cartoon heist movie featuring Gru and his long-lost brother. Runtime: 96 minutes. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, April 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.

Elephant & Piggie Party
Tuesday, April 10, 7-8 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate everyone’s favorite friends Elephant & Piggie! Drop in.

Spirits in the Wind Flute Circle
Tuesday, April 10, 7-8:30 p.m.
Tweens through 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – Groovin’ Around the World
Wednesday, April 11, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, April 11, 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.

Board Game Blast
Wednesday, April 11, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Make new friends and try out a board game that’s new to you! Drop in.

Pokémon Party!
Thursday, April 12, 1-3 p.m.
Grades K–5
Gotta catch ‘em all! Celebrate all things Pokémon, play games and make crafts on your way to becoming the greatest Pokémon trainers. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, April 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.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, April 13, 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.

iMake
Friday, April 13, 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. Drop in.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, April 14, 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.

Build It!
Saturday, April 14, 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, April 14, 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! All participants will earn a “Pete the Cat” headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

S’mores and Spring

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Weekly storytimes and Crazy 8s Club continue!

Tween DIY: Make Your Own Hummus
Monday, March 26, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Learn to prepare a simple bean dip recipe that makes a great snack! Register.

Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, March 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.

Spirits in the Wind Flute Circle 
Tuesday, March 27, 7-8:30 p.m.
For tweens and 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 – DIY & Maker Books
Wednesday, March 28, 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.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, March 29, 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, March 30, 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.

Make-It Take-It – Spring
Saturday, March 31, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
For children
Join us to make a special spring craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

Please remember that the library will be closed Sunday, April 1 for the Easter holiday. We will reopen at 9 a.m. Monday, April 2.

Picture Book Biographies to Introduce Women’s History

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Day by Day with Elena Delle Donne by Tammy Gagne

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Kate Warne: Pinkerton Detective by Marissa Moss

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Ladies of Liberty: The Women Who Shaped Our Nation by Cokie Roberts

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Leontyne Price: Voice of a Century by Carole Boston Weatherford

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Libba : The Magnificent Musical Life of Elizabeth Cotten by Laura Veirs

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Lighter than Air: Sophie Blanchard, the First Woman Pilot by Matthew Clark Smith

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Margaret and the Moon: How Margaret Hamilton Saved the First Lunar Landing by Dean Robbins

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Misty Copeland by Laurie Calkhoven

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Ordinary, Extraordinary Jane Austen: The Story of Six Novels, Three Notebooks, a Writing Box, and One Clever Girl by Deborah Hopkinson

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Pocket Full of Colors: The Magical World of Mary Blair, Disney Artist Extraordinaire by Amy Guglielmo and Jacqueline Tourville

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When Jackie Saved Grand Central: The True Story of Jacqueline Kennedy’s Fight for an American Icon by Natasha Wing

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Who Says Women Can’t be Computer Programmers? The Story of Ada Lovelace by Tanya Lee Stone

From stories to songs

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Weekly storytimes and Crazy 8s Club continue!

The Poetic Storyteller: Oba William King – Part of The Great Read
Sunday, February 25, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate Black History Month with stories, songs and drums from storyteller Oba William King. This lively presentation will delight your whole family. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, February 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.

S’mores Book Club – Martin’s Big Words and Civil Rights Stories
Wednesday, February 28, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–6
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. This month you will have a chance to make a video review of the book you read. Register.

The Great Read Finale – (Off site)
Joliet Public Library – 3395 Black Rd, Joliet, IL 60431
Wednesday, February 28, 6-8 p.m.
All ages
Vocal artist, songwriter and educator Maggie Brown will perform songs inspired by the Civil Rights movement and Dr. King’s impact and legacy. Refreshments and giveaways, while supplies last. Drop in.

Panera Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, March 1, 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, March 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.

St. Dominic Early Childhood Open House – (Off site)
St. Dominic Catholic School – 420 E. Briarcliff Road
Thursday, March 1, 6-7:30 p.m.
Visit the Bookmobile during St. Dominic School’s Early Childhood Open House, get a library card, check out and return library materials.

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

Imagineers Club – Cinderella Around the World
Saturday, March 3, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 2-5
Play games, use new technologies and explore science in this fun and educational program. We’ll focus on a different book series each month. Register.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes! 
Saturday, March 3, 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! All participants will earn a “Pete the Cat” headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Don’t forget that storytime in Romanian will take place next Sunday, March 4!

Movin’ and Groovin’ and Dash and Dot

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Weekly storytimes and Crazy 8s Club continue!

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Sunday, February 11, 1:30-2:15 p.m.
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.

Tween DIY: Make Your Own Comics
Monday, February 12, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4-6
While you wait for the next big superhero movie, come create your own comics in Studio 300! Register.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, February 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.

On February 15 the Monarch Reading Club ends and Monarch Voting begins!

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
New venue Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, February 15, 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, February 15, 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.

Movie Showing – Part of The Great Read
Thursday, February 15, 6-8:30 p.m.
All ages
A film that chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights by marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. (PG-13; run time 128 minutes) Drop in.
Please note that websites like Common Sense Media and IMDb have information to help parents determine whether a movie is a good choice for children of a certain age.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – African American History Month
Friday, February 16, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, February 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! This month’s program will feature African instruments to play in honor of Black History Month. Drop in.

TechnoKids – Dash and Dot Together
Friday, February 16, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3
Program our quirky robots, Dash and Dot, to do all kinds of fun things! Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – African American History Month
Saturday, February 17, 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! This month’s program will feature African instruments to play in honor of Black History Month. Drop in.

Family Movie
Saturday, February 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions, sets out on a journey to become “normal” like all the other emojis in Textopolis. Runtime 86 minutes. Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, February 17, 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.

Save the date! Sunday, February 25

The Poetic Storyteller: Oba William King – Part of The Great Read
Sunday, February 25, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate Black History Month with stories, songs and drums from storyteller Oba William King. This lively presentation will delight your whole family. Drop in.