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Faraway Friday: India

320px-RANGOLI Image by Pon Malar
Faraway Places at Your Fingertips, an adventure for homeschoolers,  kicks off the new year with a voyage to India! The kids will hear folk tales, sing and dance, and create their very own lighted rangoli design.
Educators will be able to participate in a live videoconference with Crewton Ramone, the “Math Whisperer”. He will be sharing his math methodologies from warm and sunny Hawaii in meeting room B!
We hope to see you this Friday, January 29 from 1:30- 3pm in meeting room A!
For homeschool teachers and their K-5 students. Drop in until the room limit is reached.

Valentine Activity Time

DSCI2695Preschool Activity Time is back!
Come and join us this Friday, January 29th from 10:00 -11:30 am in meeting room A for Preschool Activity Time!  This program is a ‘free play’ program for children ages 2-6 with and adult.  Come for all or part of the time!  Meet your friends and have lots of fun in our carpeted meeting room with many games to play!
This week we will be having valentine themed activities, along with all of our standard activities: DUPLOs, big building blocks, the road puzzle with cars, the tunnels, bean bags and of course the parachute finale!  All the things that make Preschool activity time so much fun!

Saturday Special: Make-it Take-it

004Come and join us on Saturday, January 23rd from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. for Make-It Take-it!  We will have materials on hand, at the Creativity Park in Children’s Services,  for you to create your own set of winter mittens!  Hope we’ll see you on the 23rd!


All ages are welcome, but preschoolers must be accompanied by an adult. Drop in.

January Mini Movin’ and Groovin’

DSCN8054Come catch a wave as we hit the beach for our very own winter Beach Party.  After doing the Sea Lion Shuffle to the water, we will go on a little Surfin’ Safari and hope we don’t Wipe Out.  Miss Kathy can’t wait to spread a little sunshine over this cold winter January.

Friday, January 22
9:30 AM
or 10:30 AM

For children 8 months to 5 years, with an adult.  Drop in until the limit of the room.

Saturday Specials January 9

sensory storytime
Drop in and join us for Sensory Story time on Saturday, January 9th from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. We read stories, sing songs and do interactive activities. This program is for children of all abilities 2 to 6, with a caregiver.

lego stackYou can also drop in between 2:00 to 4:00 p.m. for Build-it! Children ages 2 to 5 (with an adult) can build with DUPLO blocks and students in kindergarten through grade 5 can build with LEGO bricks.  Kindergarteners should be accompanied by an adult.

Tween 3D Printing


Sign up now for the Tween 3D Printing and Design program in Studio 300 on Tuesday, January 12.

Students in grades 4 through 6 can design an object on a computer and then make it real with our 3D printer.

Start Time: 4:15 PM
End Time: 5:15 PM

For Fountaindale card holders only.

Winter Break Activities

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Record Your Story
Monday, December 21
2:00 PM-End Time: 4:00 PM
Get creative in this program and create your own story. After writing your story we will record it in Studio 300. Don’t forget your flash drive!
For children in grades 4-6. Registration begins 21 days prior to the event. For Fountaindale card holders only.

Family Fun
Tuesday, December 22
1:30–3:00 PM
Wii, LEGO®, coloring and more! Enjoy an afternoon together with tons of activities for everyone! All ages.

Wednesday, December 30
2:00 PM – 4:00 PM
Visit the Creativity Park to try out the library’s newest technologies.
For children grades K-5. Kindergartens with an adult. Drop in.

Winter Stuffed Animal Sleepover
Monday, December 28, 3:00–4:00 PM (sleepover)
Tuesday, December 29, 10:00–11:00 AM (snack time)
After the children say “Goodbye,” their stuffies go on wild escapades overnight at the library. All is revealed when they are reunited the next morning. Registration required.
Ages 4-7 with stuffed toy and caregiver.

Drop in Family Movie
Saturday, January 2
1:30 PM and 3:30 PM
Enjoy a feature movie with the family! Drop in until the room capacity of 90 is reached. Call 630-685-4181 for movie titles.
Meeting Room A
Drop in until the room capacity of 90 is reached. All ages, preschoolers with an adult.