Fountaindale Public Library
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Upcoming Events
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Date
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us as we turn a tea towel into a stunning apron with ties, pockets and other embellishments. Please bring your sewing machine, thread scissors and pins. All other supplies will be included. Basic knowledge of sewing machine is very helpful.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Fountaindale Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Whether you're an experienced artist or a beginner, this class will give you the tools to be better. The basics will be covered such as: line, form, shading, perspective and composition. Drawing materials such as pencils, color pencils, charcoal (black and white), and charcoal paper will be covered. The class will progress from still life objects to working from photographs. Experienced artists can go at their own pace with input from the instructor.

Art Instructor: Robert Pennor
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Fountaindale Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
This is a basic, one time, two hour introductory class on Microsoft Word. You will receive an introduction to word processing and learn the basic features of Word 2007. We will cover opening a document, saving a document, and printing a document. We will also cover how to cut and paste, and how to make basic formatting changes.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Fountaindale Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Musical fun with flutes and percussion make our flute circle relaxing and creative. We play the music of our heart and enhance it with drums, shakers, chimes or whatever we bring with us. Even if you don't know how to play the flute, come and join in on the percussion instruments. If you want to learn to play the flute, we will teach you. If you can move five fingers and breathe, then you can play the flute. If you don't have a flute, they are $30. Come join us in musical fun as a flute player and/or as a percussionist.

Interested children need to be old enough to cover the holes in the flute - usually around the age of eight or nine. Parents need to accompany their child.
Location
Board Room
Library
Fountaindale Public Library

Title
Date
Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
In the spring of 1944, at 17 years old, Magda Brown and her family were deported to Auschwitz-Birkenau. From May 15 to July 7, 1944, about 440,000 Jews would be deported to Birkenau. In August of that year, Magda was chosen among 1,000 prisoners and deported to Muchweiler, Germany. There Magda worked in an ammunition factory that produced bomb chemicals. In March 1945 Magda and the other laborers of the factory were sent on 3 week death march. She was eventually liberated by the American army during the march. Magda immigrated to the United States in 1946.

Join us as we welcome Magda Brown, survivor of Auschwitz concentration camp, as she shares her story 70 years after the liberation. In her own words: "My personal experiences in the Holocaust involved losing my home, my property and my country, and becoming an orphan, a slave laborer, and a refugee. At the age of eighteen I was left alone to decide my future," from the survivors reflection page on the Illinois Holocaust Museum and Education Center web page, www.ilholocaustmuseum.org
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Fountaindale Public Library

Title
Date
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
With his remarkable 3 1/2 octave voice, dynamic guitar, and insightful humor, entertainer Skip Griparis explores and recreates rock's innovators from pre-Elvis to the Beatles and beyond!
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Fountaindale Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Join us for a weekly morning drop in knitting and crochet group.
Location
Board Room
Library
Fountaindale Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Esta clase básica, cubre los conceptos básicos del programa de hoja de cálculo de Microsoft Excel 2013. En esta clase introductoria usted aprenderá cómo crear, navegar, y formatear una hoja de cálculo. Además, usted también aprenderá cómo crear fórmulas y guardar un libro de trabajos.

Este programa es posible gracias a la Este programa es posible gracias a la Biblioteca Publica Fountaindale, Biblioteca Publica Fountaindale, el Departamento de Comercio de Illinois el Departamento de Comercio de Illinois y Desarrollo, y la asociación de Clinton Global Initiative Funds.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Fountaindale Public Library

Title
Date
Thursday, April 30, 2015
Time
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Darlene Dionne of My Offsite Assistant will talk about the techniques and tricks you can use to find and save time on projects and events. This workshop will teach you to gain control over how you spend your time.
Location
Board Room
Library
Fountaindale Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Time
9:30 AM - 4:00 PM
Description
Join us for fantastic free program and learn the skills you need to make a difference in your family history research! In addition to the speakers, participants will enjoy Door Prizes, Society Booths, on the spot digital photo restorations, and three outstanding lecture topics:

Researching Religious Records with Maureen Brady
Digging for Coal Mining Genealogy Resources with Richard Joyce
Gifting Genealogy Research to the Next Generation an expert panel discussion led by Mark Hayes

Photography expert and historian Bruce Troyer will be available during lunch to examine and help you identify two photos from your collection. Bruce can help you identify what type of photos you have, the date in which they were taken, and information regarding their origin. This program requires a separate sign up, so please see the full Genealogy Day list of activities on the calendar.

Participants are asked to bring a brown-bag lunch or pre-order a lunch from Brooks Café. For lunch choices, please see our Genealogy Day 2014 Lunch Order Form on our Genealogy Day Blog. Due to limited parking, please carpool or make arrangements to be dropped off for this event.

For more information, please call Debra Dudek at (630) 685-4201 or visit https://fountaindalegenealogy.wordpress.com. To register for the event, please call the Fountaindale Public Library reference desk at (630) 685-4176.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Fountaindale Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 1:55 PM
Description
Photography Instructor and Historian Bruce Troyer can assist in identifying up to two images per participant during this one hour session. Consultations are taken in order of registration. Walk-up consultations will be available as time allows.

Call Debra at 630-685-4201 for more information. To register, contact the 3rd Floor Reference Desk at (630) 685-4176.
Library
Fountaindale Public Library

Title
Date
Saturday, May 02, 2015
Time
1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Description
Social networking website that allows you to read and post 140-character text messages and share them with your followers.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Fountaindale Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 04, 2015
Time
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Description
Come join us as we make these wonderfully cute storage bins from fabric. They are so fun to make, they will soon be all over your house. Please bring your sewing machine, pins and scissors. All other materials will be supplied.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Fountaindale Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 04, 2015
Time
2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Description
Learn how to create and use a basic email account.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Fountaindale Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 04, 2015
Time
6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
Join us for a weekly evening knitting and crochet drop-in session. Experienced knitters and crocheters welcome!
Location
Meeting Room B
Library
Fountaindale Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 04, 2015
Time
6:15 PM - 7:15 PM
Description
Yoga instructor Carole Savard will show you how to relax and stretch at the library. Please bring your own yoga mat or large towel.
Location
Meeting Room A
Library
Fountaindale Public Library

Title
Date
Monday, May 04, 2015
Time
6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
Description
This one time, two-hour class will teach the basics of the Excel spreadsheet program. In this introductory class you will learn how to create, navigate and format a worksheet. In addition, you will also learn how to create formulas and save a workbook.
Location
Computer Lab
Library
Fountaindale Public Library

If you have already registered, enter your user name and password and click on the Login button. New users click on the Sign Me Up button.
Books for Life is an ongoing reading club for ages 16 and up. You can read at your own pace, log the books that you have read, and earn prizes while you are doing something you enjoy! Prizes are awarded at different levels throughout the program, and there is no ending date. Book club participants may read or listen to adult or young adult fiction and nonfiction.

Prizes:
50 books read – book journal
100 books read – book tote bag
500 books read – a book of your choosing
1000 books read – a gift certificate, a book donated to the library in your name, your name and picture in the library’s newsletter (optional), a certificate recognizing your achievement and framed picture.


After completing 1000 books, you would then begin over, receiving a prize at 1050, 1100, 1500, and 2000.


Any questions? Just ask at any of our Adult and Teen Service Desks on the second or third floor or call us at (630)-759-2102 ext. 4176.