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Events for big and little kids

050Whew!  Now that the movie’s over, what’s next?  Here’s everything (other than the weekly storytimes) going on for the rest of the week:

Crazy 8s Club
Tuesdays 9/20/2016-11/8/2016
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM
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.
Storytime Room
Please call 630-685-4181 to register.
For children in grades 3-5. Must be able to attend all 8 sessions.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, 9/21/2016
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM
We’ll have many exercises to stimulate your creativity for stories and poems!
Meeting Room A
For children in grades 2 – 5. Drop in.

Chick-fil-A Storytime
Thursday, 9/22/2016
Start Time: 9:30 AM
End Time: 10:30 AM
NEW storytime at west side Chick-fil-A, 245 N Weber Rd, Bolingbrook. NO registration required (drop-in)!

Jake and the Neverland Pirates Preschool Activity Time
Friday, 9/23/2016
Start Time: 10:00 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM
Meet your friends and have lots of fun in Meeting Room A with many games to play!  We will be having some ‘Jake and the Neverland Pirates’ themed activities: Captain Hook bean bag toss, Neverland buckets, Walk the plank, a photo booth, Cannon ball toss,  the parachute finale and more! A very special preschool activity time.  For children ages 2 – 6 with an adult (come early, drop in to the capacity of the room, approximately 40 children).

Roald Dahl Movie
Friday, 9/23/2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:30 PM
Meeting Room A
All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Drop in.

On Saturday, join us for our Roald Dahl Turns 100 Celebration from 10:00-5:00.  The library is also hosting the Bolingbrook Fire Department for a Child Car Seat Safety Check from 9:00-1:00 in the library parking lot.  The Safety Check is free, and you do not need to live in Bolingbrook or in the library district.

Roald Dahl specials

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Have you ever tried to drink a chocolate river?  You can at our Interactive Family Movie on Sunday, September 18.  When you enter,  you will receive a goody bag with treats to enjoy during the movie.

Saturday, September 24 is our big Roald Dahl Turns 100 Celebration.  You can stop in any time from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for special activities:

You can also bring (or buy) a lunch and enjoy a movie at 12:30 that day!

No registration required; all Roald Dahl programs are drop in to the limit of the room.

For Children and Tweens

DSCN0060Storytimes have started, and Minecraft Club is continuing its Tuesday and Thursday schedule for the school year.  What else is going on this week for kids at the library?

Chess Club
Wednesday, 9/14/2016
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM
Friends face each other across the table and engage in challenging matches!
Grades 4 – 8, limit 12. Drop in at the World Park in the back of the Children’s Services Department.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, 9/16/2016
9:30 AM
10:30 AM
Join our group of friends for great times with music, rhythm, songs and fun!  We will moving up and down and all around because we’re ready for FALL!  Badump-bump!
For children 8 months to 5 years, with an adult. Drop in until Meeting Room A is full.

TechnoKids
9/16/2016
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM
Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics.  This month, kids will build a working speaker while learning about vibration, electronic signals, and electromagnetic radiation.
Please call 630-685-4181 to register.
For children entering grades 1-3. Registration begins three weeks in advance.

STEAM Family Workshop
9/17/2016
Start Time: 1:30 PM
End Time: 3:30 PM
Come explore our S.T.E.A.M. (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) stations in the Creativity Park highlighting hands-on activities for the family to work together on.
For children in grades K-5; Kindergartners with an adult. Families welcome. Drop in until the limit of the space is reached.

Fall Storytimes

img_1226Don’t even worry about registration!  All of our weekly storytimes this fall will be drop in programs, so registration is not required.

All Together Storytime
Monday mornings 9/12/2016-12/12/2016
9:30 AM
10:15 AM
11:00 AM
We all have so much fun when we get together for songs, tales, and laughter!
All ages, preschoolers with an adult.

Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers)
Monday evenings 9/12/2016-12/12/2016
7:00 PM
Diez deditos es una hora de cuento bilingüe presentada en español e ingles.
Diez deditos is a bilingual storytime presented in Spanish and English.
Todas las edades, niños en edad preescolar con un adulto. No hay ningún registro requerido.

Lapsit Storytime
Tuesday mornings 9/13/2016-12/13/2016
9:45 AM
10:30 AM
Our youngest patrons and their caregivers have so much fun together with stories, songs, and activities!  Ages 0 to 18 months with adult.

Family Storytime
Tuesday evenings 9/13/2016-12/13/2016
7:00 PM
The whole family gathers for a storytime filled with fun, stories, songs, and laughter!

Toddler Storytime
Wednesday mornings 9/14/2016-12/14/2016
9:30 AM
10:15 AM
11:00 AM
Join our group of friends for great times with stories, songs, and fun! Ages 18 – 36 months with caregiver.

Lapsit Storytime
Thursday evenings 9/15/2016-12/15/2016
6:30 PM
Our youngest patrons and their caregivers have so much fun together with stories, songs, and activities!  For ages 0 – 18 months with caregiver.

All weekly storytimes take place in the Storytime Room in the Children’s Services Department.  Children and caregivers can enter until the safety limit of the room is reached.

Events for children

img_2001Let’s Create
Wednesday, 9/7/2016
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM
Friends get together after school to make a craft and share a special time in the Creativity Park.
For children in kindergarten through fifth grade. Drop in.

iMake
Thursday, 9/8/2016
Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM
Visit the Creativity Park to try out the library’s newest technologies. For children in kindergarten through fifth grade.   Kindergartens must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in.

Roald Dahl Movie Marathon
Friday, 9/9/2016
Start Time: 4:00 PM
End Time: 5:30 PM
Roald Dahl turns 100 this year! Join us this month for our movie marathon days. The movie will run for 79 minutes in Meeting Room A.
All ages, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Sensory Storytime
Date: 9/10/2016
Start Time: 10:30 AM
End Time: 11:15 AM
Drop in to this special Storytime for ages 2 – 6 years with caregiver, especially for children with sensory integration issues.
Ages 2 – 6 years with caregiver. Drop in.

Saturday Special: Build It!
Date: 9/10/2016
Start Time: 2:00 PM
End Time: 4:00 PM
The library has many DUPLO and LEGO blocks for you to use to build your fantastic structures! Drop in and make whatever you want in the Creativity Park.
Ages 2 – 5 with adult for DUPLO; grades K – 5, K with adult, for LEGO. Drop-in.

Please keep in mind that the library will be closed for the Pathways Parade on Sunday, September 11 (but look for the bookmobile!).

Our weekly storytimes will resume next week, starting September 12.

Movie Marathon

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Our Roald Dahl Movie Marathon starts this week!  Join us on Fridays at 4:00 p.m. for 3 movies based on Roald Dahl books:

September 9

September 23

September 30.

On Sunday, September 18, join us for an Interactive Family Movie at 2:00 p.m.

Saturday, September 24, the Roald Dahl Turns 100 Celebration will feature a lunchtime movie at 12:30 as just one of many activities.  Bring a lunch to enjoy during the movie (or buy one at Brooks Cafe).

These programs are for all ages, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult.  No registration, no tickets, no fee, just drop in until we reach the safety limit of Meeting Room A.  Arriving early will help you get a seat!

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Curious George Day

Curious George at storytime

Curious George Drop-in Storytime

Date: 8/27/2016
Start Time: 11:00 AM
End Time: 11:30 AM

Stories, songs, and fun are the order of the day when we get together in our Storytime Room. This month Curious George will be here! Come meet him in person, hear stories, and have your picture taken with him! Curious George will make a brief appearance during the storytime, courtesy of Barnes & Noble at Bolingbrook Promenade.

Location: Fountaindale Public Library, Meeting Room A

All ages, preschoolers with an adult. Drop in until the limit of the room is reached. Please arrive on time as Curious George will only make a brief appearance. Don’t forget your camera!

Bring Your Own Lunch and Watch a Movie

Date: 8/27/2016
Start Time: 12:00 PM
End Time: 2:00 PM

We will be showing a movie featuring your favorite monkey!  Bring your own lunch to enjoy during the movie. The movie will run for 86 minutes.
Location: Fountaindale Public Library, Meeting Room A
All ages; preschoolers with an adult. Drop in until the room limit of 90 is reached.