Connect!

My last two blog posts have focused on the first two words of Fountaindale’s Summer Adventure theme, Create, Explore, Connect! And I hope you found a boatload of programs and services that called out to you. This week’s post is, of course, all about connection.

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We all know that the library is a great place to learn new things and develop yourself as an individual, but it is also an amazing place to connect with friends, your community and the rest of the world.

Dungeons & Dragons at Fountaindale!

Want to play a game of Yu-gi-oh with your friends? Want to soak your friends in an epic water war? Want to just relax with a movie and snacks? Want to meet other people who like anime, manga and fandom? Want to volunteer and give back to your community? Want to learn about another culture? The Vortex offers all this and more!

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Wild Cards Club Yu-go-oh! game at Fountaindale!

Just look at all the great stuff we have on our calendar! You can limit the age group to show you only programs open to teens. You can also browse events by category. Clicking on one calendar day will show you everything happening that day and clicking on the event name will bring up a page with more details and registration information.  

Go check it out and sign up for some great programs today!

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Tara

 

 

 

 

 

Explore!

Summer is a perfect time for science! There’s so much to explore! The flora and fauna, the weather, the earth itself! Everything is so alive and vibrant and ready for discovery!

While the outdoors are a great place to discover and explore, there’s a ton of science-y fun to be had inside too! Check out the Vortex for bi-weekly Maker Challenges such as marble roller coasters, snap circuits, popsicle stick chain reactions, and constructing a paint pendulum. Witness chemical reactions with Sharpie Tie-Dye and Science Fun! Learn some computer science in the Studio with Robots. Get up close and personal with some H20 during Outside Water Games!

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Want to try some science at home? Be on the lookout for Fountaindale’s upcoming STEAM Box Kits and explore from the comfort of your own home!

 

Create!

Summer’s here and the season brings with it a certain creative energy. There’s just something about the colors and freedom of summer that makes me want to grab a paintbrush or camera or even a crochet hook.  

When you feel the call of creativity and need an outlet for your artistic ideas, look no further than the Vortex! This summer, we have programs in which you can learn to draw, paint, tie-dye, crochet, knit, photograph, animate, and more!  

In betwen programs, you can always curb your crafty cravings by checking out a Craft Kit or exploring the Vortex’s Maker Cart stocked with tools and supplies to help you create!File_001

Need some inspiration? Check out these ideas on our Pinterest page!