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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.

Animal Quest and more

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Weekly storytimes return June 11! Writer’s Workshop and Tween Coding Camp: Game Design continue.

Ready, Set, Tech! Studio 300 Tween Summer Bootcamp – Songwriting
Monday, June 11, 9:30 a.m.-noon
Grades 4–6
Compose and record an original song in this hands-on workshop. We will meet in Children’s Creativity Park and end in Studio 300. Register.

Storytime at the Museum – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Historical Museum – 444 E. Briarcliff Road
Monday, June 11, 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.

Summer Minecraft Club
Tuesday, June 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.

Wednesdays at Winston Woods – (Off site)
Winston Woods – 200 Winston Drive
Wednesday, June 13, 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.

Animal Quest – (Off site)
Central Park Pavilion – 201 Recreation Drive
Thursday, June 14, 2-2:45 p.m.
All ages; preschoolers with an adult
Animal Quest is back! Discover the wonders and wows of the animal kingdom, and see and touch exotic animals. Drop in.

Mobile Maker Lab
At the OverDrive Bookmobile (see below)

Thursday, June 14, 3-7 p.m.
All ages
For a limited time, check out a pop-up event and explore maker technology. Drop in and make something!

Digital Bookmobile Blast
Thursday, June 14, 3-7 p.m.
All ages
OverDrive’s Digital Bookmobile National Tour is stopping in the Fountaindale Public Library parking lot. Board the 42-foot Bookmobile to explore interactive workstations, touchscreen activities and more. Enjoy music, prizes and giveaways! Drop in.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Friday, June 15, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, June 15: 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! We will get an early start on celebrating America’s Independence with some Fourth of July favorites. Drop in.

Visit Your Local Parks with MOPs Puppet Shows – (Off site)
Indian Boundary Park – 990 W. Boughton Road
Friday, June 15, 10 a.m.-1 p.m.
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.

iMake – (Drop in)
Friday, June 15, 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, June 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! We will get an early start on celebrating America’s Independence with some Fourth of July favorites. Drop in.

Juneteenth – (Off site)
Bolingbrook Performing Arts Center – 375 W. Briarcliff Road
Saturday, June 16, noon-5 p.m.
All ages
Visit the Bookmobile at Bolingbrook’s annual Juneteenth celebration. Check out library material, sign up for a library card and much more! Drop in.

Family Movie
Saturday, June 16, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
All ages, preschoolers with an adult
Ferdinand was born to be a fighting bull, but he prefers flowers and friendship to training and fighting. Runtime: 108 minutes. Drop in.

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.

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!

Music and Theatre and More!

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Weekly storytimes and Crazy 8s Club continue!

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.

Minecraft Club
Tuesday, March 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.

Chess Club 
Wednesday, March 14, 4:15-5:15 p.m.
Grades 3–8
Whether you’re just beginning or are a seasoned chess player, join us, meet people and play chess! Drop in.

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

Emerald City Theatre Presents – Baby Theater and The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Thursday, March 15, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Thursday, March 15, 10:30-11:15 a.m.
Meet Peter Rabbit and Jemima Puddle-Duck from Beatrix Potter’s classic stories, and participate in interactive theater scenes. To register, visit the Children’s Services Desk or call 630.685.4181.

Minecraft Club 
Thursday, March 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’ 
Friday, March 16, 9:30-10:15 a.m.
Friday, March 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 featuring some Irish music! Drop in.

TechnoKids – Fun with Chromebooks
Friday, March 16, 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.

Mini Movin’ and Groovin’
Saturday, March 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 featuring some Irish music! Drop in.

STEAM Family Workshop 
Saturday, March 17, 1:30-3:30 p.m.
Grades K–5, K with an adult
Join us for a variety of STEAM activities for the whole family! Drop in.

Pete the Cat: I’m Reading in My School Shoes! 
Saturday, March 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! All participants will earn a “Pete the Cat” headband, reading certificate and bookmark! Drop in.

Don’t forget to sign up for a special parent-child painting program on Sunday!

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.

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

The Snowy Day

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.