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Specials for big and little kids

Marta ST

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Sunday, December 10, 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.

All Together Storytime
Monday, December 11, 9:30-10 a.m.
Monday, December 11, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Monday, December 11, 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.

Tween DIY: Make Your Own Kaleidoscope
Monday, December 11, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Create a kaleidoscope that forms beautiful patterns as we celebrate the 200th birthday of its inventor. Register.

Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers)
Monday, December 11, 7-7:30 p.m.
Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers) is a bilingual storytime presented in English and Spanish. Drop in.
Diez Deditos es una hora de cuento bilingüe presentada en Español e Ingles. Sin registro previo.

Lapsit Storytime
Tuesday, December 12, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, December 12, 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, December 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.

Family Storytime
Tuesday, December 12, 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, December 13, 9:30-10 a.m.
Wednesday, December 13, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, December 13, 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, December 13, 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.

Digital Date Night in Studio 300 – Mommy-Son
Thursday, December 14, 6:30-8 p.m.
For mothers and sons ages 8 and up
Enjoy an evening of digital media projects: take pictures and Photoshop yourself silly, record a video message, make a musical ringtone and much more! Register.
(We will be offering a Daddy-Daughter night next week!)

Minecraft Club
Thursday, December 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.

Lapsit Storytime
Thursday, December 14, 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, December 15, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, December 15, 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! This month we will feature music from The Nutcracker. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, December 15, 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 explore Canada! Drop in.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Photography Basics
Friday, December 15, 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 tips for taking better photos. Register.

TechnoKids Mini Series – Now You’re Talking!
Friday, December 15, 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. Registration is now closed.

Polar Express Storytime and Craft
Saturday, December 16, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved book! Drop in.

Elizabeth Rodriguez Academy Violinists Concert
Saturday, December 16, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Enjoy a live performance of classical and holiday music performed by talented young violinists. Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes
Saturday, December 16, 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.

Make some memories at the library

Holiday Memories Family Photo Day 
Sunday, December 3, 2-4:30 p.m.
All ages
Drop in to Studio 300 and we’ll take a portrait you’ll treasure this holiday season. You’ll receive a digital copy to add to holiday cards and share with family and friends. Bring props for added fun! Drop in.

All Together Storytime 
Monday, December 4, 9:30-10 a.m.
Monday, December 4, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Monday, December 4, 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, December 4, 7-7:30 p.m.
Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers) is a bilingual storytime presented in English and Spanish. Drop in.
Diez Deditos es una hora de cuento bilingüe presentada en Español e Ingles.

Lapsit Storytime 
Tuesday, December 5, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, December 5, 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, December 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.

Silent Movie New Music – Buster Keaton in “The Navigator”
Tuesday, December 5, 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, December 5, 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, December 6, 9:30-10 a.m.
Wednesday, December 6, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, December 6, 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, December 6, 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.

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

Minecraft Club 
Thursday, December 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.

Lapsit Storytime 
Thursday, December 7, 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.

Arts and Fables – Winter Trees 
Friday, December 8, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, December 8, 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.

Hour of Code™
Friday, December 8, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–10
Participate in the Hour of Code™ at Fountaindale! Have fun while learn coding basics in this one-hour introduction to computer science. Join the wait list.

Star Wars Celebration
Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
All ages
Before “The Last Jedi” arrives, get in the Star Wars™ spirit and show your love for this epic franchise with a day of out-of-this world fun for people—and Wookiees—of all ages!

Next week we’re starting something new: Storytime in Polish!

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Sunday, December 10, 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.

Ready, Set, Tech! Continues

tween cameraReady, Set, Tech!  Photography Bootcamp
Monday, July 11

Registration will begin June 20th at 9:00 a.m.
Learn to capture the perfect shot in this hands-on bootcamp.

IMG_0474Ready, Set, Tech! Video Production Bootcamp
Monday, July 18

Registration will begin June 27th at 9:00 a.m.
Discover video production at Studio 300!

zombies
Ready, Set, Tech! Zombie Apocalypse Survival Tech
Monday, July 25

Registration will begin July 5th at 9:00 a.m.
Get ready for the Maker’s Guide to Zombie Apocalypse bootcamp! Use Simple Circuits, Arduino, and Raspberry Pi to create gadgets that can help you survive a zombie apocalypse.

Each program is from 9:30 a.m. – 12:00 noon.
Participants must have Fountaindale Public Library Card.

For children entering grades 4 through 6 only.
Class will begin in the Creativity Park and end in Studio 300.

Big Award Winners, part 3

Here’s more news about this year’s award-winning books announced at the American Library Association’s Midwinter Meeting in Boston.  The Coretta Scott King Award honors African American authors and illustrators of “outstanding books for children and young adults.”


Vaunda Micheaux Nelson wrote Bad News for Outlaws: The Remarkable Life of Bass Reeves, Deputy U.S. Marshall, this year’s King Author Book winner.  We just received more copies of this book!  This one always draws readers’ attention because it is a great, big picture book biography with big, bold graphics.

Author tanita s. davis was also honored for Mare’s War (a young adult novel), the only title selected as a King Author Honor Book.


My People
, a Langston Hughes poem illustrated with photos by Charles R. Smith, Jr., was selected as the King Illustrator Book winner.  This is another title that tends to fly off the shelves.  I mean, who can resist that face?  Mr. Smith has also illustrated several other books, many combining sports photos and poetry, including an unusually athletic take on Rudyard Kipling’s poem If.


The King Illustrator Honor book was also a book made from a Langston Hughes poem: The Negro Speaks of Rivers, illustrated with watercolor paintings by E.B. Lewis.  The words of the poem take you from Africa to the Americas and from ancient to modern times.  Mr. Lewis was well-prepared to illustrate it, because his body of work includes illustrations for picture books set in Africa and America in a variety of historical settings and the present-day.

The Coretta Scott King Awards also include the John Steptoe Awards for New Talent.  They are meant to recognize authors or illustrators (John Steptoe was both) who are just beginning their careers.  John Steptoe is probably best known for Mufaro’s Beautiful Daughters.  This year, the award goes to The Rock and the River (a young adult novel) by kekla magoon.

The Coretta Scott King Awards included the Virginia Hamilton Award for lifetime achievement for the first time this year.  Walter Dean Myers is the winner.  His work ranges from nonfiction to picture books to teen novels about war, junior fiction mysteries, poetry, “My Name is America” series books, and more.  He has collaborated several times with his son, Christopher Myers, a children’s book illustrator.  The author for whom the award is named, Virginia Hamilton, also wrote a very broad range of books ranging from realistic fiction to ghost stories, folklore, history, and picture books.  -Miss Sarah