Where Have All the Pumpkin Stencils Gone?

The library has been providing free pumpkin carving stencils every year for the last couple of years around the Halloween season. Unfortunately due to the lack of interest in our free pumpkin stencils last year, the library will be postponing this specific service. We still have plenty of books available on pumpkin carving and plenty…

But I Like Ham Banana Rolls!!!

In the last few months, I happened upon some neat web pages/blogs that give me a laugh or an inspiration to try something new (or avoid it!). Here are some of them you might want to take a look at. Enjoy! The Impulsive Buy This is a review/informational web page that lets you know about…

My Favorite Holiday Movies

Holiday movies can be sentimental or fun. I don’t do too many holiday movies so the list is short, but I never get tired of these. Here they are  in no particular order: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory Forget Johnny Depp (and I’m a fan) the Willie Wonka that warms my heart is Gene…

Arrrrrr! Tis talk like a pirate day!

Ahoy mateys! Today is talk like a pirate day, it tis. The Fountaindale Public Library has a resource that can help you master your pirate speaking skills. Mango Languages is an easy to use online resource that has over 40 different languages you can learn. Try it out today by clicking on the picture below.…

They’re Too Much!

Does the name “Heat Miser” mean anything to you? Do images of little  men dancing with straw hats fill your head? Then you are one of the many devoted fans of the Rankin/ Bass stop-motion Christmas specials that ran (and still run) ad nauseam during the month of December starting back in the mid 60’s.  Everyone…

911 Turkey

Every year, many people face the dilemma of not having a clue how to cook a turkey! How long do I thaw it? How do I stuff it? How do I carve it? Well, ponder no more! There are several websites you can visit for help. The biggest and most known site is  Butterball Help…

Thanksgiving traditions…old and new…on the web

At our home, a few days before Thanksgiving, the worn copy of Betty Crocker’s Cookbook (Golden Press, 1969) comes off the bookshelf and out from the binder comes the well used recipe for Bread Stuffing that we’ve used for many, many years. It’s a basic recipe, nothing fancy. There have been a few small changes…

What’s Going on in October?

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 Yoga Genealogy…

Why Do We Dress Up On October 31? And What Is With All The Pumpkins?

Halloween has its roots in the Christian holiday of All Saint’s Day and the Celtic festival of Samhaim. All Saint’s Day once called Old Hallows or Hallomass is celebrated on November 1.  As the name states, it is a day to commemorate all those who have achieved Sainthood in Heaven. Samhaim is a celebration of summer’s end.  The ancient Celts…

Program: Organizing for the Holidays!

At this time of year do you feel like running around in a  panic and wanting to shouting “Help  the holidays are coming!”? Does the thought of gift lists make your head hurt?  Or do you really want to get those cards mailed before the New Year? Well, we have the solution for you!!!   Beth Randall of…