Photography Camp 2015

19953337031_5063ef3bec_zOur Tween patrons were busy snapping and Photoshop-ing pictures at this year’s Photography Summer Camp. The Tweens took many pictures and applied new techniques to make their own photography better. Follow this link to the Studio 300 Flickr page to see the results of their creative work. We hope you agree that there are some amazing pictures in the group.




Popcorn Diaries Episode 023

The Summer is heating up at the box office and Joe and Adriana are cooling off in the air conditioned theaters. In this episode they talk about the June 2015 Summer blockbuster releases including Jurassic World and Inside Out. Listen as they give you their opinions on the movies that are already out. Let us know what you have been watching. Join us in the discussion and leave your comments below.

Popcorn Diaries Episode 022

In this episode, Adriana and Joe discuss all the May blockbuster movies. This year’s crop of summer films is heating up and Adriana and Joe will give you their feedback and suggestions on what to watch. Also, tell us your movie going experiences so far this summer, what have you loved, what have you hated. And you can continue the discussion in the comments below.

Photographers in the making

17091123652_7bf68ce96a_mIt great when kids get excited about learning. Recently Joe and Adriana teamed up with our Children’s department to teach photography skills to our Tween patrons. After talking about some ways to improve their own everyday photography, the kids put what they learned into practice by taking pictures around the library. Follow this link to see their outstanding results.

Also, be sure to check out the Photos of Bolingbrook contest and show us your pictures – past or present – of Bolingbrook.


Popcorn Diaries Episode 020

For this latest episode, Adriana and Joe go head-to-head as they discuss the pros and cons of National Treasure. Joe defends his appreciation while Adriana is heavily against it. Will Joe and Adriana find common ground on this movie? Listen in to find out.

Let us know what you think. Are you with Joe? Or is Adriana right? At the end is a sneak peak of the next movie they will fight about … er …. discuss during episode 21.


Popcorn Diaries Episode 018

POSTERThe topic is movie remakes in this 18th episode. Hollywood loves to remake movies. Sometimes the results are great. Sometimes it’s a disaster. Join Adriana and Joe as they talk about their favorite remake and also nominate their choices for the worst. As always if you have suggestions or wish to continue the discussion, use the comments below.

What’s coming soon to Popcorn Diaries? Click the poster above for a preview. It’s gonna get real.

Popcorn Diaries Oscars 2015

In this episode, Adriana and Joe review the top three Academy Award-winning movies of all time. And they also preview this year’s Oscars by reflecting on past telecasts with all the fun, offbeat moments, and a look at the various hosts. Also, join Joe and Adriana as they host this year’s show – The Oscars After Hours – right here at the Fountaindale Library on February 22, 2015. The glitz and glamor begins at 5 p.m. Join us!


Popcorn Diaries Episode 017

Listen in as Adriana and Joe discuss Glenn Close’s Hollywood career. They discuss her early hits and regrettable flops, current projects, and speculate on what the future may hold for this talented actress. Join the discussion by leaving your suggestions or comments.

And join the Popcorn Diaries LIVE for OSCAR NIGHT® After Hours

  • February 22, 2015 starting at 5:00 p.m.
  • There will be snacks, prizes, surprises, and fun for all. Why stay home when you can celebrate with us and watch the awards show on the big screen in Meeting Room A?
  • This is a drop-in program for our adult patrons; no registration required.


Popcorn Diaries Holiday Episode

Listen in as Joe and Adriana give their reviews of all the movies opening Christmas Day. Every year millions flock to the theaters during the holiday season and this year will be no exception. If you haven’t made a choice about which movie you’d like to see this year then listen in and hear what Joe and Adriana have to say about this year’s crop of movies.

Popcorn Diaries Episode 015

In this episode Joe & Adriana discuss the less appealing movie selections out on the market. Whether its your guilty pleasure, or so bad it might be good, to the sheer awful movies today we discuss and tell you about our guilty pleasure movies. As always if you would like to continue the discussion further, or have suggestions for upcoming shows please comment below.

Tell us, what is your guilty pleasure movie?

Ever wonder what its like behind the scenes of Popcorn diaries well here’s a small peek at what it takes to record!



We use Reaper software to record.

We use Reaper software to record.

Joe getting ready to record.

Joe getting ready to record.