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Explore STEM and Language

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Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Sunday, January 20, 3-4 p.m.
Age group: Children
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.

iMake
Monday, January 21, 2-3 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 Open Play
Tuesday, January 22, 3-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information if you have them. We have a limited number of guest accounts that you can use. Drop in.

Please note that the Family Storytime on Tuesday, January 22 will be without music.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, January 23, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Get together with fellow writers for activities and fun designed to foster creativity, self-expression and excitement about writing. Drop in.

Preschool Activity Time – Without Music
Friday, January 25, 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. This session will be offered without music. See how much fun it can be! Drop in.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Saturday, January 26, 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. (This storytime is entirely in Polish.) Drop in.

Don’t forget to join us next week for

Roots – George Washington Carver and Katherine Johnson
Sunday, January 27, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades K–5
Join Judith and Ernie Davis for books, activities and snacks as we explore the lives of African American heroes. This month we’ll cover George Washington Carver and Katherine Johnson. Drop in.

Say hello to my little friend

Weekly storytimes start this week!

18_CSD American Girl and BarbieAmerican Girl and Barbie Celebration
Sunday, January 13, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate everything American Girl and Barbie and meet the newest additions to our collection. Drop in.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, January 15, 3-5 p.m.
Grades 3–12
Join us for open game play! Bring your Fountaindale Public Library card and Minecraft account information if you have them. We have a limited number of guest accounts that you can use. Drop in.

Board Game Blast!
Wednesday, January 16, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–8
Make new friends and try out a board game that’s new to you! Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, January 17, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Enjoy free milk and a cookie while we read stories using puppets, music and movement. Space is limited; registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to each event date. Register.

Samurai Warriors
Thursday, January 17, 7-8 p.m.
All ages
Presenter Michael McCann will talk about the history of these legendary warriors, their philosophy and way of life. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, January 18, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Ages 8 months–5 years with an adult
Get your little ones movin’ to music, rhythm, songs and fun! Drop in.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Friday, January 18, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Age group: Children
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. Storytime includes free museum admission. Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, January 18, 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.

TechnoKids – Hour of Code
Friday, January 18, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3
Learn about coding in this hour-long workshop. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, January 19, 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.

STEAM Family Workshop
Saturday, January 19, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Grades K–5, K with an adult
Join us for a variety of STEAM activities! Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, January 19, 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 “Pete the Cat” prizes! Drop in.

Don’t forget to join us next week for

Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Sunday, January 20, 3-4 p.m.
Age group: Children
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.

Sign up for these programs!

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Teen Tech Homeschool Adventures: Create Music Fast
Friday, January 11, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
Grades 6–12
Explore hands-on technology topics to complement your homeschool curriculum. This month we’ll use GarageBand to make music fast in Studio 300. Register.

TechnoKids: Gumball Coding Adventure
Friday, January 18, 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.

 

Things to do while you’re out of school

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Winnie the Pooh Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Sunday, December 23, 1-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Family Movie: “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Sunday, December 23, 1:30-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 74 minutes. Drop in.

Please note, the library will be closed December 24-25.

Mulan Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Wednesday, December 26, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Family Movie: “Mulan” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Wednesday, December 26, 1:30-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 88 minutes. Drop in.

Toy Story Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Thursday, December 27, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Family Movie: “Toy Story” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Thursday, December 27, 1:30-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 80 minutes. Drop in.

Frozen Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Friday, December 28, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

NEW! IKEA Storytime – (Off site)
IKEA – 750 E. Boughton Road
Friday, December 28, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
AGE GROUP: CHILDREN
Join us for a brand new story time at IKEA! Enjoy juice and cookies while we read stories using puppets, music and movement. Storytime will take place on the second floor near the restaurant. Drop in

Family Movie: “Frozen Singalong” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Friday, December 28, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 102 minutes. Drop in.

iMake 
Friday, December 28, 2-3 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.

Mickey and Minnie Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Saturday, December 29, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Happy Noon Year – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Saturday, December 29, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate the New Year with stories, music and more including a countdown complete with party favors, noisemakers and more! Drop in.

Family Movie: “Mickey, Donald, Goofy: The Three Musketeers” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Saturday, December 29, 1:30-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 68 minutes. Drop in.

The fun will continue next week, starting with these activities on Sunday:

Wreck-It Ralph Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Sunday, December 30, 1-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Family Movie: “Wreck–It–Ralph” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days 
Sunday, December 30, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 101 minutes. Drop in.

Please note, library will be closed December 31-January 1.

Join your family and friends at the library

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Roots – Elijah McCoy and Mae Jemison
Sunday, December 16, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades K–5
Join Judith and Ernie Davis for books, activities and snacks as we explore the lives of African American heroes. This month we’ll cover Elijah McCoy and Mae Jemison. Drop in.

Tween DIY – LEGO Friends Animation
Monday, December 17, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Use LEGO Friends bricks to build a scene and create a story in Studio 300. This program was inspired by Z, an American Girl who loves to create her own films with stop-motion animation. Register.

Noche de la Familia – Feliz Navidad
Monday, December 17, 7-8 p.m.
For children and families
Celebremos la Navidad con cuentos, música y manualidades. Sin registro previo/Drop in

Digital Date Night in Studio 300 – Mommy-Son
Tuesday, December 18, 6:30-8 p.m.
For mothers and sons ages 8 and up
Enjoy an evening making digital media projects! Staff will guide you through several collaborative activities, including making a musical ringtone. Register.

Wilbur the Elephasaurus
Tuesday, December 18, 7-8 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for music, activities and fun! Meet local author Denise Allegretti as we read her book, Wilbur the Elephasaurus, and learn about accepting differences. Drop in.

Young Writers’ Club
Wednesday, December 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Get together with fellow writers for activities and fun designed to foster creativity, self-expression and excitement about writing. Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, December 20, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Enjoy free milk and a cookie while we read stories using puppets, music and movement. Space is limited; registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to each event date. Register.

Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Thursday, December 20, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.
Age group: Children
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.

Superhero Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Friday, December 21, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Preschool Activity Time: Superhero Party! – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Friday, December 21, 10-11 a.m.
Ages 2–6 with an adult
Enjoy a special Preschool Activity Time all about superheroes! Drop in.

Family Movie: “Pixar Short Films Collection 3” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Friday, December 2,: 4-5:15 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for the movie “Pixar Short Films Collection 3.” Runtime: 76 minutes. Drop in.

Peter Pan Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Saturday, December 22, 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Saturday, December 22, 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. (This storytime is entirely in Polish.) Drop in.

Family Movie: “Peter Pan” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Saturday, December 22, 1:30-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 77 minutes. Drop in.

Don’t forget to join us next week for

Winnie the Pooh Day – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Sunday, December 23, 1-5 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult unless otherwise noted
Come to the happiest library on Earth to celebrate all things Disney during Winter Break. Visit fountaindale.org/winterbreak for details. Drop in.

Family Movie: “The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh” – Part of Winter Break: Disney Days
Sunday, December 23, 1:30-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Bring the entire family together for a movie. Runtime: 74 minutes. Drop in.

Winter Break Kickoff

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This is the last week of weekly storytimes until next year!

Journeycare Family Careshop
Sunday, December 9, 2-3:30 p.m.
All ages
Bring holiday cheer to hospice and palliative care patients by creating a special craft project together as a family (while supplies last). Drop in.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, December 11, 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.

Digital Date Night in Studio 300 – Daddy-Daughter
Tuesday, December 11, 6:30-8 p.m.
For fathers and daughters ages 8 and up
Enjoy an evening making digital media projects! Staff will guide you through several collaborative activities, including making a musical ringtone. Register.

Board Game Blast!
Wednesday, December 12, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–8
Make new friends and try out a board game that’s new to you! Drop in.

Panera Special Holiday Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, December 13, 3-5 p.m.
Ages 2–6
Enjoy holiday themed activities as we read stories using puppets, music and movement. Space is limited; registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to each event date. Register.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, December 13, 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, December 14, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, December 14, 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.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Friday, December 14, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Age group: Children
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. Storytime includes free museum admission. Drop in.

Winter Break Kickoff: “Mary Poppins” Day 
Saturday, December 15
Come and celebrate Mary Poppins! Drop in; no registration required.
9 a.m.–5 p.m.: Scavenger Hunt
10:30–11:30 a.m.: Mary Poppins Party
1:30 p.m.: Family Movie: Mary Poppins
3–4 p.m.: Decorate Your Own Umbrella (while supplies last)
All events are for all ages, preschoolers with an adult

Don’t forget to join us next week for

Roots – Elijah McCoy and Mae Jemison
Sunday, December 16, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
Grades K–5
Join Judith and Ernie Davis for books, activities and snacks as we explore the lives of African American heroes. This month we’ll cover Elijah McCoy and Mae Jemison. Drop in.

Crafts and Family Fun

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Holiday Memories Family Photo Day
Sunday, December 2, 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.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Tuesday, December 4, 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.

Hour of Code™
Tuesday, December 4, 6-7 p.m.
Grades 4–10
Have fun while learning coding basics in this one-hour introduction to computer science. Register.

Let’s Create – Evergreen Trees
Wednesday, December 5, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5
Explore art and create your own masterpiece each month. Drop in.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, December 6, 9:30-10:30 a.m.
Ages 2–6
Enjoy free milk and a cookie while we read stories using puppets, music and movement. Space is limited; registration required. Registration opens two weeks prior to each event date. Register.

Minecraft Club Open Play
Thursday, December 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.

Arts and Fables – Snowy Owls
Friday, December 7, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, December 7, 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.

Sensory Storytime
Saturday, December 8, 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.

Build It!
Saturday, December 8, 2-4 p.m.
Ages 2–5 with an adult for DUPLO®; Grades K–5, K with an adult for LEGO®
Use DUPLO® and LEGO® blocks to build fantastic structures or whatever you want! Drop in.

Journeycare Family Careshop
Sunday, December 9, 2-3:30 p.m.
All ages
Bring holiday cheer to hospice and palliative care patients by creating a special craft project together as a family (while supplies last). Drop in.