Tag Archives: STEAM

Spoons, Science and Summer

Weekly storytimes, Writer’s Workshop and Tween Coding Camp continue!

Registration for Rovin’ Robots starts June 18. Registration for the Tween “Make a Music Video” Bootcamp begins June 19.

Story Stroll in the Park – “At the Edge of the Woods” by C. Cotten (Off site)
James S. Boan Woods – 410 N. Schmidt Road
Monday, June 18, 10-11 a.m.
Age group: Children
Read a story while you stroll! Enjoy activities and read pages from a picture book at each station along the path. Program will be moved inside the library in case of inclement weather. Please note: there will be a moderate hike and the path is not stroller friendly. Drop in.

Let’s Create: Summer Artist – Painting to the Beat
Monday, June 18, 1:30-3 p.m.
For children entering grades K–6
Join us to make a one-of-a-kind piece of art. This month we’ll make abstract art inspired by music. Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab
Library Entrance

Tuesday, June 19, 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something! Drop in.

Spoon Man – Catch the Rhythm of Reading!
Tuesday, June 19, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Catch the rhythm of reading as Spoon Man Jim Cruise presents an interactive music experience with ordinary household tablespoons, comedy and more! Drop in.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, June 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.

Child Car Seat Safety Check
Fountaindale Public Library Parking Lot (near drive-thru)
Wednesday, June 20, 9 a.m.-noon
The Bolingbrook Fire Department’s certified child passenger safety technicians will examine safety seats for proper installation, recalls and expiration dates. Drop in.

Ready, Set, Tech! Studio 300 Tween Summer Bootcamp – Beat Making
Wednesday, June 20, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Grades 4–6
Improve your beat making and DJ skills with Serato software, Maschine Studio and GarageBand in this hands-on workshop. We will meet in Children’s Creativity Park and end in Studio 300. Register.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, June 20, 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
All ages
Join our Outreach staff and Bookmobile for fun crafts and exciting maker activities at Winston Woods Park this summer! Studio 300 will host special activities on three dates: June 13, July 11 & 18. Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Studio 300 – Photo/Video Studio A
Wednesday, June 20, 3:30-6:30 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something!

Mobile Maker Lab
Fountaindale Public Library – Board Room
Thursday, June 21, 2-6 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something!

ScienceTellers Wild West – The Mystery of the Golden Piano (Off site)
Annerino Community Center Gym – 201 Recreation Drive
Thursday, June 21, 2-2:45 p.m.
Age group: Tweens, Children
Explore the fascinating science behind chemical reactions, combustion and more throughout this action-packed western adventure story. Drop in.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Sunset Park – 1500 Waterside Drive
Friday, June 22, 10 a.m. – 1:00pm
All ages
Join the Bookmobile and Bolingbrook Park District for MOPs puppet shows, a trackless train and climbing wall at different parks throughout the summer. (MOPs shows will run 10:30–11 a.m.) Drop in.

Sounds of Music – “The Lion King”
Friday, June 22, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
During the “Sounds of Music” we will be acting out the Disney Musical, “The Lion King,” as if we were on stage and ending with a craft that compliments our musical adventure. Drop in.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Saturday, June 23, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Age group: Children
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.

Don’t forget about this event on Sunday!

Bolingbrook Village Picnic – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Village Hall/Performing Arts Center – 375 W. Briarcliff Road
Sunday, June 24, noon-5:30 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at the annual Bolingbrook Village Picnic. Check out library material, sign up for a library card and much more! Join us for a special MOPs show at 2:30 p.m. Drop in.

Do something creative at the library!

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Weekly storytimes resume this week!

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, April 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.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, April 18, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.

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

TechnoKids – Techno Artist
Friday, April 20, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3
Build an exciting project while learning about engineering and electronics in this hour-long workshop. Register.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish (Drop in)
Saturday, April 21, 10:30-11:15 a.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.

Make-It Take-It – Earth Day
Saturday, April 21, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
For children
Join us to make a special Earth Day craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

Don’t forget to visit the bookmobile at Tons of Trucks on Sunday, April 22!

Writing and Making and More

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Weekly storytimes and Crazy 8s Club continue!

Parent & Child DIY – I Love You Elephants
Sunday, March 18, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 5–11
Parents and children team up to create a masterpiece from start to finish. Each child must be accompanied by an adult. To register, visit the Children’s Services Desk or call 630.685.4181.

iMake 
Monday, March 19, 4:15-5:15 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.

Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, March 20, 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.

Young Writers’ Club 
Wednesday, March 21, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.

Minecraft Club 
Thursday, March 22, 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, March 23, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Friday, March 23, 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 Madagascar! Drop in.

Teen & Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – 3-D Cutting Basics
Friday, March 23, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics that complement your homeschool curriculum. This month use software to cut designs with a CNC desktop fabrication machine. Register.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish 
Saturday, March 24, 10:30-11:15 a.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.

Studio 300 Anniversary Celebration 
Saturday, March 24, 1-4 p.m.
All ages
It’s been five years since Studio 300 opened! Celebrate this exciting anniversary with us! Enjoy cupcakes, prize drawings and discover how to unleash your creativity in this amazing space. Drop in.

Family Movie 
Saturday, March 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Lightning McQueen gets help from a young racing enthusiast to try to keep up with younger race cars. Runtime: 102 minutes. Drop in.

Live Animals and a Maker Faire (but not both at the same time)

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Weekly storytimes and Crazy 8s Club continue!

Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Sunday, March 4, 3-4 p.m.
Va invitam sa participați la programul de povesti și cântece în limba romana. Va așteptam cu drag. Intrarea gratuita.
Please note, this storytime is presented entirely in Romanian. Drop in.

Oink Together Storytime
Monday, March 5, 9:30-10 a.m.
Monday, March 5, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Monday, March 5, 11-11:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Celebrate Pig Day and enjoy a fun-filled half hour of stories and songs. This storytime is particularly good for families and groups with multi-age children. Drop in.

Animal Quest Pig Day Show
Monday, March 5, 2-3 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate National Pig Day with a special Animal Quest Show featuring pigs, guinea pigs and hedgehogs! Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, March 6, 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.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Wednesday, March 7, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Spark your imagination with stories, songs, fun and a take-home craft. After storytime, stick around to explore the museum and learn more about our village. Drop in.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, March 7, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Get together after school to make a craft and share a special time! Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, March 8, 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.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, March 10, 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.

Maker Faire
Saturday, March 10, 1-4 p.m.
All ages
Get your STEAM on and explore what it means to be a maker with a variety of hands-on activities for the entire family. Test drive a robot, try our new 3-D cutting machine, learn coding and much more! Drop in.

Don’t forget we have a concert coming up next Sunday!

Native American Flute Concert – Presented by Something Different
Sunday, March 11, 3-4:30 p.m.
For tweens, teens and adults
Sit back, relax and enjoy a musical road trip through the world of music! Drop in.

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.

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.

Get your imagination going at the library

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Minecraft Club
Tuesday, October 3, 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 3, 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.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, October 4, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Get together after school to make a craft and share a special time! Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 714 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, October 5, 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 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.

Native American Flute Class
Thursday, October 5, 7-8:30 p.m.
Ages 10 and up. Minors must be accompanied by an adult.
Learn the basics of playing the Native American flute in this hands-on class. You’ll learn basic scales, how to create melodies and how to play in a group. Flutes are available to purchase for $35. Register.

Arts and Fables
Friday, October 6
9:30-10:15 a.m.
OR
10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Join us for a story, and then make a craft about it! Drop in.

Saturday Special: Imagineers Club – Cryptozoology
Saturday, October 7, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Play games, use new technologies and explore science in this fun and educational program. Each month we focus on an exciting book series.
Register.

Friends of Fountaindale Fall Book Sale
Friday, October 6, 4-5:30 p.m. (Friends Members Only Sale)
Saturday, October 7, 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Sunday, October 8, noon-3 p.m.
Shop hundreds of gently used books, CDs, DVDs, movies, audiobooks and more! Proceeds from the sale directly support library programs and materials. Drop in.