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Get creative at the library!

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Tween DIY: Make Your Own Kite
Monday, May 21, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Make a kite from a kit. How high will yours fly? Register.

Bouncy Babies
Tuesday, May 22, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, May 22, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime! Activities will include singing your favorite nursery rhymes, reading stories and having fun with puppets. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 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.

Spirits in the Wind Flute Circle
Tuesday, May 22, 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.

S’mores Book Club – “Dog Man” & Other Graphic Novels
Wednesday, May 23, 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, May 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.

Bouncy Babies
Thursday, May 24, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime! Activities will include singing your favorite nursery rhymes, reading stories and having fun with puppets. Drop in.

Preschool Activity Time
Friday, May 25, 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.

TechnoKids – Digital Reader’s Theater
Friday, May 25, 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.

Family Movie
Saturday, May 26, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Watch a family of superheroes in their first incredible adventure. Runtime: 115 minutes. Drop in.

Bouncy Babies and Fractured Fairytales

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iMake
Monday, May 14, 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.

Bouncy Babies
Tuesday, May 15, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, May 15, 10:30-11 a.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime! Activities will include singing your favorite nursery rhymes, reading stories and having fun with puppets. Drop in.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 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.

Fractured Fairytales Storytime & Craft
Wednesday, May 16, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Wednesday, May 16, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Listen to some of your favorite fairy tales told with an unusual spin, and then make a matching craft. Drop in.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, May 16, 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, May 17: 9:30am – 10:30am
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, May 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.

Bouncy Babies
Thursday, May 17, 6:30-7:15 p.m.
Ages 0–18 months
Bring your babies to this bouncy-fun storytime! Activities will include singing your favorite nursery rhymes, reading stories and having fun with puppets. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, May 18, 10:30-noon
Friday, May 18, 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 – Year in Review Activities
Friday, May 18, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics to complement your homeschool curriculum. In the final meeting of the school year we’ll revisit several past activities! Register.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Saturday, May 19, 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.

Make-It Take-It – Ramadan
Saturday, May 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
For children of all ages
Join us to make a special Ramadan craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration and more

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Weekly storytimes will resume the week of June 11

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, May 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.

Let’s Create
Wednesday, May 2, 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 Bread Milk & Cookies Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, May 3, 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. Register.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, May 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.

Arts and Fables – May Flowers
Friday, May 4, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, May 4, 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, May 5, 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.

Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Saturday, May 5, 12:30-5:30 p.m.
All ages
Join our Cinco de Mayo celebration featuring crafts, games, light refreshments and a special showing of Disney’s “Coco” at 3:30 p.m. Drop in.

Imagineers Club – Genetics Lab
Saturday, May 5, 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.

Don’t forget, on Sunday there will be Family Storytime in Romanian!

Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Sunday, May 6, 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.

New Things to Read for Earth Day

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All That Trash: The Story of the 1987 Garbage Barge and Our Problem with Stuff by Meghan McCarthy

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The Animal Book: Over 100 Incredible Creatures and How we Share the Planet with Them by Ruth Martin

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Dark Matters: Nature’s Reaction to Light Pollution by Joan Marie Galat

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Down to Earth: How Kids Help Feed the World by Nikki Tate

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The Frog Scientist by Pamela Turner

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Let’s Eat: Sustainable Food for a Hungry Planet by Kimberley Veness

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Maker Projects for Kids Who Love Greening Up Spaces by Megan Kopp

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Out of School and Into Nature: The Anna Comstock Story by Suzanne Slade

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Sea Otter Heroes: The Predators that Saved an Ecosystem by Patricia Newman

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What Milly Did: The Remarkable Pioneer of Plastics Recycling by Elise Moser

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.

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