Fountaindale Public Library is celebrating National Game Day with a lock-in on Friday, November 12th and a day of fun and games November 13th. Our first ever National Game Day lock-in will feature life sized Sorry and Candyland boards where YOU can be a game piece traveling the board! The Game Show Gurus will host a “Family Feud” style game where two teams will compete to guess the top answers on the board. We’ll have video games, board games, card games, hula hoops, snacks, PRIZES AND MORE!!! Also, you can come in costume as your favorite game character.
And the fun doesn’t stop there …
We’re continuing the celebration on Saturday, November 13 with a day full of fun and games. Some of the events are:
- Senior Wii Sports for adults 55 years and older
- UNO Tournament for tweens grades 4-8
- Battleship Tournament for teens grades 6-12
- Super Smash Brothers Brawl Tournament for teens grades 6-12
Prizes will be awarded to the winners of the 3 Tournaments.
We also have Family Gaming and you and your family can play games both electronic and traditional! Wii stations will be set up and board games will be provided.
Games will be set up throughout the Teen Zone and Children’s Services Department so you can stop by anytime to play between 10-4
For specific times for these events, check out our Events Calendar
Registration is required for the Tournaments and can be done online, in person, or via phone @ 630-685-4181 or 630-685-4176 to register.
Other Information for the National Game Day Lock-In November 12:
On Saturday October 16, Fountaindale Public Library was pleased to welcome Jill Cataldo! What an amazing and informative presentation! I was lucky enough to be in the audience and I can tell you I learned some useful tips to save hundreds on my family’s grocery bills – and the tips didn’t just apply to money spent on a food budget.
“You might be wondering, ‘Is it worth becoming a coupon shopper?’
The real question is… why wouldn’t you want to shop with coupons?
In life, we continually insist on the best prices for major purchases. We seek out the lowest price when buying a new car, booking the cheapest airfare, or finding the best deal on a new television. And yet, where groceries are concerned, most people don’t even give a second thought to what they’re paying for them. They go to the store and accept $150-$200 weekly grocery bills as part of life.
But groceries comprise one of the largest parts of our entire household budgets! If you knew you could easily cut that grocery bill by half or better, still buying the groceries and products you want and need, why wouldn’t you? With my system, coupon shoppers are happily spending a small amount of time each week, about a half-hour to an hour, to reduce their grocery bills by 30%, 50%, 75% or more.” Excerpt taken from Jill Cataldo’s Super-Couponing web page.
Jill’s site is set up to help newbies and pros alike and has a getting started guide, coupon center for printing online coupons, and a coupon look-up guide that helps you easily locate coupons from the inserts that come in the Sunday paper. You can also check out Jill’s blog for her Deals of the Week posts, break downs of costs on ACTUAL shopping trips, more helpful tips, and the occasional give away.
“Jill Cataldo is also the author of the nationally-syndicated newspaper column, ‘Super-Couponing® Tips,’ read by over 20 million readers each week!
With “Super-Couponing® Tips,” (formerly “The Coupon Queen,”) Jill shares coupon tips and tricks, bringing a new Super-Couponing® lesson to readers, as well as answering questions from readers around the nation.
ABC’s Nightline called Jill’s column ‘Dear Abby with Coupons!’” Excerpt from Jill’s Super-Couponing web page.
Be sure to check our Events Calendar for upcoming events and for future programs featuring Jill Cataldo.
There’s always something new and exciting happening at Fountaindale Public Library and we invite you to join us for the fun. Here’s what’s coming for the month of October:
- Wednesday Night Mystery Book Club
- Bolingbrook Writer’s Workshop
- Coffee and Conversation Book club
- Horror Book Discussion Group
- Super Couponing
- X Meets Y Book Club
- Genealogy Meeting
- Great Reads Book Club
- Organizing for the Holidays
As always we offer a selection of computer classes ranging from:
- Basic Computing
- Getting Started on the Internet
- Introduction to Microsoft Word
- Microsoft Powerpoint
- Microsoft Excel
- Intermediate Excel
For details, dates and times, or to register for these events, be sure to visit us online or on site. You can also reach us at 630-685-4176. Spaces may be limited so don’t wait; register today.
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Fall is approaching fast, and with it the hustle and bustle of life. Kids are heading back to school, joining clubs and sports teams [and visiting the library for books, of course ;)] Work meetings are growing in number, traffic jams are getting longer, and daily chores are piling up. Let’s face it; some of us are being pulled in a million ways at once. The last thing on our minds is “What do I eat?” Of course when your stomach is grumbling and begging for food, the last thing you want to do is waste time thinking about what to put in it. We put so much emphasis on the rest of our day, we rarely think about one of the most important, and often enjoyable, aspects of our day: Food! Eating a healthy diet keeps you energized and ready to tackle daily challenges, so if you’ve ever struggled with the questions of “What do I eat?”and “What’s for dinner?” we have the program for you. Beth Randall joins us on Aug 12, 7 p.m. – 8 p.m., at the Fountaindale Public Library to help you get organized with your menu planning. Beth will share the reasons for menu planning, healthy menu ideas, how to create fantastic school lunches, and various options to get you started on your menu. Registration is required, and spaces are still available. Our friendly staff loves seeing new faces at the library so stop by and see us with questions, to sign up for programs, check out a good book, or just to say HI. You can also register online or give us a call at 630-685-4176.
Monday, June 7th – Saturday, August 14th, 2010
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Celebrate the Irish! Please join us Saturday March, 6th, 2pm, at our Bolingbrook location, for an Irish dancing presentation by the renowned McNulty Irish Dancers! The dancers have been featured on television and have performed at various Chicago area parades and events. The program is free. You may either register by calling 630-685-4176 or drop in. All ages are welcome!
In May of 2008, I got married! And I acquired a step-daughter at the same time! Step-families can be a lot to step into. While I would never claim that I’m the perfect stepmother (but who’s a perfect mom, anyway?), I’m certainly not wicked either, although I long for a t-shirt that I saw once that said “Wicked Cool Stepmom”.
Still, stepfamilies, by their very definition, were formed after a first relationship had something bad happen to it, either a death of a partner or a divorce. So you can understand how there can be a lot of emotions coming into play with stepfamilies: How well does everyone get along with the ex? Can all the various yours, mine, and ours children get along without killing each other? How wicked, exactly, is your stepmother?
Still, at the end of the day, it’s important to realize that the word “Stepfamily” has the word “family” in it. It’s just another type of family, and it can be made to work, with lots of love and kindness.
There’s tons of books that the library can provide on being part of a stepfamily – everything from Stepmonster (by Wednesday Martin) to The Courage to be a Stepmom: Finding Your Place Without Losing Yourself (by Sue Patton Thoele) to The Everything Guide to Stepparenting (by Erin Munroe). There’s lots more books where those came from too. You can check our catalog to see the availability of all of the titles, or you can stop in and ask one of our reference librarians for assistance.
There’s also a lot websites that you might find useful as you embark on a stepfamily journey. Here’s a few that I check on regularly:
The National Stepfamily Resource Center can be a good place to start. They have links to counselors and support groups in your area, if you think you need a little extra help getting situated in your stepfamily environment. It also has links to articles and information about being a step-parent.
Of course, sometimes you don’t need facts, you need to hear from someone else who has been in your shoes. The blog Stepmother’s Milk has many different contributors, each bringing their own viewpoint about being a stepmom. The articles can be kind, wise, funny, mean, or a little sarcastic, but I’ve always seen something interesting on there. It’s a good place to grab new and interesting links to guide you to other places on the internet too.
There’s also a lot of online forums where stepfamily members can vent, support each other, or just plain form new friendships. A lot of these tend to be for stepmothers – I haven’t stumbled across anything for stepdads, but feel free to post in the comments section! The online forums will require registration, but you never have to use your real name. Two of the biggies are:
One last site that I wanted to mention is The Stepfamily Letter Project. Sometimes, being in a stepfamily is hard. I focus on the stepmother’s part, because that’s what I am, but my mom is a stepdaughter (and stepsister), and my dad is a stepson (and stepbrother). I’ve seen stepfamilies from the children’s sides too. Sometimes, you just need to vent. The Stepfamily Letter Project is just that – people post letters anonymously to their step-parents, to their stepchildren, to the exes. Those people will probably never read these letters and realize that it’s about them, but it gives people a chance to mentally clear their head. Plus, after reading the letters, you might be able to say that your own stepfamily is in a better spot . . .
Feel free to add more helpful sites and books in the comments field! I know there’s tons more – let me know about them!
– Jennie M.