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From Homeschool to Preschool

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Weekly storytimes and Crazy 8s Club continue!

iMake
Monday, February 19, 2-3 p.m,
Grades K–5; kindergartners 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, February 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.

Chess Club
Wednesday, February 21, 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.

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

Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Thursday, February 22, 10:30-11:30 a.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.

Minecraft Club
Thursday, February 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.

Movie Showing – Part of The Great Read
Thursday, February 22, 6-8:30 p.m.
All ages
A History Channel documentary that takes a look at Martin Luther King, Jr. It goes beyond the myth to discover the man. (This film is not rated; run time: 94 minutes.)
Please note: the study guide available from the History Channel website suggests that the movie is “appropriate for high school students.” Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, February 23, 10:30-noon
or
Friday, February 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 Spain. Drop in.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Vinyl Design & Cutting
Friday, February 23, 1:45-2:45 p.m.
For homeschool teens and tweens
Explore hands-on technology topics that complement your homeschool curriculum. This month explore creating and cutting vinyl designs that apply to different surfaces. Register.

Preschool Round-Up
Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
For children and adults
Find the right school for your little one. Meet with over a dozen preschools and daycare centers, get a free vision and hearing screening and enter our prize drawing for parents and teachers. Drop in.

Vision and Hearing Screening
Saturday, February 24, 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Ages 3 and up
The Will County Health Department will conduct free vision and hearing screenings as part of our annual Preschool Round-Up. Drop in.

I Have a Dream Craft – Part of The Great Read
Saturday, February 24, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Make a craft inspired by the words of Martin Luther King, Jr. Drop in.

Don’t forget we have a storyteller coming on Sunday!

The Poetic Storyteller: Oba William King – Part of The Great Read
Sunday, February 25, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate Black History Month with stories, songs and drums from storyteller Oba William King. This lively presentation will delight your whole family. Drop in.

Movin’ and Groovin’ and Dash and Dot

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Weekly storytimes and Crazy 8s Club continue!

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Sunday, February 11, 1:30-2:15 p.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.

Tween DIY: Make Your Own Comics
Monday, February 12, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4-6
While you wait for the next big superhero movie, come create your own comics in Studio 300! Register.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, February 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.

On February 15 the Monarch Reading Club ends and Monarch Voting begins!

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
New venue Panera Bread – 855 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, February 15, 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, February 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.

Movie Showing – Part of The Great Read
Thursday, February 15, 6-8:30 p.m.
All ages
A film that chronicles Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.’s campaign to secure equal voting rights by marching from Selma to Montgomery, Alabama in 1965. (PG-13; run time 128 minutes) Drop in.
Please note that websites like Common Sense Media and IMDb have information to help parents determine whether a movie is a good choice for children of a certain age.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – African American History Month
Friday, February 16, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, February 16, 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! This month’s program will feature African instruments to play in honor of Black History Month. Drop in.

TechnoKids – Dash and Dot Together
Friday, February 16, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3
Program our quirky robots, Dash and Dot, to do all kinds of fun things! Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – African American History Month
Saturday, February 17, 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! This month’s program will feature African instruments to play in honor of Black History Month. Drop in.

Family Movie
Saturday, February 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Gene, an exuberant emoji with multiple expressions, sets out on a journey to become “normal” like all the other emojis in Textopolis. Runtime 86 minutes. Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes!
Saturday, February 17, 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 a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Join us for winter fun

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Weekly storytimes continue!

Family Fun: Wintry Mix 
Sunday, January 21, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for snowy fun, activities and crafts. Drop in.

Minecraft Club 
Tuesday, January 23, 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.

Wednesday, January 24, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 2–5
Stimulate your creativity for writing stories and poems! Drop in.
Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Thursday, January 25, 10:30-11:30 a.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.

Thursday, January 25, 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, January 26, 10:30 a.m.-noon
Friday, January 26, 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 – Robotics
Friday, January 26, 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 robotics. Register.

Winterfest: Flurries ‘N Fun
Annerino Community Center – 201 Recreation Drive
Saturday, January 27. 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
All ages
Join us at the Bolingbrook Park District’s Winterfest celebration! Visit the Bookmobile, decorate cookies, sing karaoke, and then head outside to explore a variety of fun winter activities. Drop in.

From beach parties to 3D Printers

Mini Movin and GroovinWeekly storytimes begin this week!

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Sunday, January 14, 1:30-2:15 p.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.

iMake 
Monday, January 15, 2-3 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, January 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.

Chess Club 
Wednesday, January 17, 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 
Panera Bread – NEW location 855 E. Boughton
Thursday, January 18, 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, January 18, 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’ – Beach Party
Friday, January 19, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, 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.

TechnoKids – 3-D Printing
Friday, January 19, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 1–3
Learn how to use software to make a 3-D design, see our printer in action and take a 3-D item home with you. Register.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ – Beach Party 
Saturday, January 20, 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 20, 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.

Build a 3-D Printer
Saturday, January 20, 2-4 p.m.
Build a 3-D printer from parts in this two-part class perfect for teens and tweens and a parent. You must attend both sessions. Register.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes! 
Saturday, January 20, 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 a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Don’t forget to join us next week for

Family Fun: Wintry Mix 
Sunday, January 21, 2-3 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Join us for snowy fun, activities and crafts. Drop in.

Tech, Dads and Storytime in Romanian

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iMake
Monday, December 18, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades K–5; Kindergartners with an adult
From robots to building sets, Cubelets to weaving, try out a variety of different technologies every month. Drop in.

Digital Date Night in Studio 300 – Daddy-Daughter
Tuesday, December 19, 6:30-8 p.m.
For fathers and daughters ages 8 and up
Enjoy an evening of digital media projects: take pictures and Photoshop yourself silly, record a video message, make a musical ringtone and much more! Register.
Let’s Create
Wednesday, December 20, 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, December 21, 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.
Ora Copiilor – Family Storytime in Romanian
Thursday, December 21, 10:30-11:30 a.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.
Saturday Special: Sensory Storytime
Saturday, December 23, 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.
Saturday Special: Make-It Take-It
Saturday, December 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages
Join us in Children’s Services to make a great craft to take home and keep! Drop in.

 

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

Specials for big and little kids

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Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Sunday, December 10, 1:30-2:15 p.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.

All Together Storytime
Monday, December 11, 9:30-10 a.m.
Monday, December 11, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Monday, December 11, 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.

Tween DIY: Make Your Own Kaleidoscope
Monday, December 11, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–6
Create a kaleidoscope that forms beautiful patterns as we celebrate the 200th birthday of its inventor. Register.

Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers)
Monday, December 11, 7-7:30 p.m.
Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers) is a bilingual storytime presented in English and Spanish. Drop in.
Diez Deditos es una hora de cuento bilingüe presentada en Español e Ingles. Sin registro previo.

Lapsit Storytime
Tuesday, December 12, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, December 12, 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, December 12, 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.

Family Storytime
Tuesday, December 12, 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, December 13, 9:30-10 a.m.
Wednesday, December 13, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, December 13, 11-11:30 a.m.
Ages 18–36 months
Help your toddlers grow and learn with stories, songs and fun! Drop in.

Chess Club
Wednesday, December 13, 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.

Digital Date Night in Studio 300 – Mommy-Son
Thursday, December 14, 6:30-8 p.m.
For mothers and sons ages 8 and up
Enjoy an evening of digital media projects: take pictures and Photoshop yourself silly, record a video message, make a musical ringtone and much more! Register.
(We will be offering a Daddy-Daughter night next week!)

Minecraft Club
Thursday, December 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.

Lapsit Storytime
Thursday, December 14, 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, December 15, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, December 15, 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! This month we will feature music from The Nutcracker. Drop in.

Adventures in Homeschooling – Far Away Places at Your Fingertips
Friday, December 15, 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 Canada! Drop in.

Teen/Tween Tech Homeschool Adventures – Photography Basics
Friday, December 15, 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 tips for taking better photos. Register.

TechnoKids Mini Series – Now You’re Talking!
Friday, December 15, 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. Registration is now closed.

Polar Express Storytime and Craft
Saturday, December 16, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Celebrate Chris Van Allsburg’s beloved book! Drop in.

Elizabeth Rodriguez Academy Violinists Concert
Saturday, December 16, 1:30-2:30 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Enjoy a live performance of classical and holiday music performed by talented young violinists. Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes
Saturday, December 16, 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 a Pete the Cat headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Make some memories at the library

Holiday Memories Family Photo Day 
Sunday, December 3, 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.

All Together Storytime 
Monday, December 4, 9:30-10 a.m.
Monday, December 4, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Monday, December 4, 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, December 4, 7-7:30 p.m.
Diez Deditos (Ten Little Fingers) is a bilingual storytime presented in English and Spanish. Drop in.
Diez Deditos es una hora de cuento bilingüe presentada en Español e Ingles.

Lapsit Storytime 
Tuesday, December 5, 9:45-10:15 a.m.
Tuesday, December 5, 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, December 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.

Silent Movie New Music – Buster Keaton in “The Navigator”
Tuesday, December 5, 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.

Family Storytime 
Tuesday, December 5, 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, December 6, 9:30-10 a.m.
Wednesday, December 6, 10:15-10:45 a.m.
Wednesday, December 6, 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, December 6, 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.

Panera Milk & Cookies Community Storytime – (Off site)
Panera Bread – 714 E. Boughton Road
Thursday, December 7, 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, December 7, 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, December 7, 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.

Arts and Fables – Winter Trees 
Friday, December 8, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, December 8, 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.

Hour of Code™
Friday, December 8, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 4–10
Participate in the Hour of Code™ at Fountaindale! Have fun while learn coding basics in this one-hour introduction to computer science. Join the wait list.

Star Wars Celebration
Saturday, December 9, 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
All ages
Before “The Last Jedi” arrives, get in the Star Wars™ spirit and show your love for this epic franchise with a day of out-of-this world fun for people—and Wookiees—of all ages!

Next week we’re starting something new: Storytime in Polish!

Rodzinne Czytanie Bajeczek po Polsku – Family Storytime in Polish
Sunday, December 10, 1:30-2:15 p.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.