Film Clubs: August 2019

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Film Club meets August 27 at 6:30 p.m., to take a close look at Bad Times at the El Royale (2018) available on Blu-ray and DVD.

Early 1970s. Four strangers check in at the El Royale Hotel. The hotel is deserted, staffed by a single desk clerk. Some of the new guests’ reasons for being there are less than innocent and some and are not who they appear to be.


The Classic Reels club meets August 27 at 7:30 p.m. to breakdown and discuss the classic movie: The Italian Job (1969), available on Kanopy and DVD.

Comic caper movie about a plan to steal a gold shipment from the streets of Turin by creating a traffic jam.

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Watch the films on your own, then join us for snacks and a breakdown discussion about the films.

(Both are available in multiple formats with your library card.)

And the winner is …

From the drawing entered by our patrons during the 2019 Ice Cream Social, we selected one lucky winner who took home the grand prize: the Studio 300 3D printed replica of the Saturn V rocket used to take us to the moon. Congratulations to Andersson.

Read about the making of the rocket here.

And our other winner collected her prize of the 3D printed Apollo Lunar Module (LEM), too. Congratulations to Alexa, as well.

Astrophotography

As we get set to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, our eyes shift up to gaze at the night sky. Many of us love to see the twinkling light of the stars shining above us and take an active interest in capturing images of those beautiful pinpricks. Astrophotography is an old branch of photography that has developed into a passion for many astronomers and photographers alike. Nothing will test your imaging skills like astrophotography. Here are the notes from the Fountaindale Public Library/Studio 300 astrophotography class held earlier this Summer.

Astrophotography resources:

Stop in and complete your Studio 300 Orientation to take advantage of all the photography equipment available for checkout.

Film Clubs: July 2019

Think book club, but with movies instead. And that describes our two newest clubs for film fans. The next meeting is Tuesday, July 30th where we meet and discuss two films.

Film Club meets July 30 at 6:30 p.m., to take a close look at The Lost City of Z (2016), available on Blu-ray, DVD and Hoopla.

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This epically scaled tale of courage and passion, told in writer/director James Gray’s classic filmmaking style, The Lost City of Z is a stirring tribute to the exploratory spirit and a conflicted adventurer driven to the verge of obsession.

The Classic Reels club meets July 30 at 7:30 p.m. to breakdown and discuss the classic movie: Clue (1985), available on Kanopy, Blu-ray and DVD.

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Tim Curry, Madeline Kahn and Christopher Lloyd lead an all-star cast in this murderously funny cult classic based on the world-famous Clue board game.

Watch the films on your own, then join us for snacks and a breakdown discussion about the films. (Both are available in multiple formats with your library card.)

2019 Filmmaking Camps

Once again this Summer our Tween and Teen patrons learned about filmmaking during hands-on programs in Studio 300. The Tween group focused on making a short film trailer based upon popular games. They also designed a poster to go along with their imaginative film. The Teens also made trailers. For a second project, they conceived and produced a short film and made posters, too. Enjoy these videos made by our young Fountaindale community members.

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Kindness Day 2019

As part of the 2019 Pioneer Elementary School Kindness Day, people visited Studio 300 to record messages of kindness and gratitude and a few also sent in videos to share. May 18 was declared “Pioneer Elementary School Kindness Day” by Bolingbrook Mayor Roger C. Claar in honor of the school community’s overwhelming kindness towards a young girl who faced “tremendous health challenges.” Her family now wants to share their gratitude for the kindness she received and express how simple acts of kindness were critical to their daughter’s recovery.

Want to share part of this video with someone? Read this article for details on how to do that.

Film Clubs: June 2019

Think book club, but with movies instead. And that describes our two newest clubs for film fans. The next meeting is June 25th where we will review two very different spy films.

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Film Club meets June 25, at 6:30 p.m., to take a close look at Page Eight (2011), available on DVD and Hoopla.

Johnny Worricker is a long-serving M15 officer. His boss and best friend Benedict Baron dies suddenly, leaving behind him an inexplicable file, threatening the stability of the organization. Page Eight is a contemporary spy film, which addresses intelligence issues and moral dilemmas peculiar to the new century.

The Classic Reels club will meets Jun 25, but at 7:30 p.m. instead to take a closer look at this classic spy movie: 3 Days of the Condor (1975), available on Kanopy and DVD.

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In Sydney Pollack’s critically acclaimed suspense-thriller, Robert Redford stars as CIA Agent Joe Turner. Code name: Condor. When his entire office is massacred, Turner goes on the run from his enemies…and his so-called allies. After reporting the murders to his superiors, the organization wants to bring Condor in – but somebody is trying to take him out. In his frantic hunt for answers, and in a desperate run for his life, Turner abducts photographer Faye Dunaway, eventually seducing her into helping him. Every twist leads Condor to the end of his nerves…and will take you to the edge of your seat.

Watch the films on your own, then join us for snacks and a breakdown discussion about the films. (Both are available in multiple formats with your library card.)

 

New Vinyl arrives for Summer

Get your shine and sparkle on this summer with these new premium heat transfer vinyl colors: rainbow holographic and metallic silver.

And remember our other great standard colors: black, white, red, blue, green, yellow, orange, pink, and gray. And our other premium examples include electric red, electric green, metallic gold, and crystal holographic. Click the pictures below for examples.

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New Maker webpage

We’ve recently updated the main Fountaindale website with a new webpage focused on our Maker Lab inside Studio 300 and related activities. Check it out here. Get information about our machines, upcoming STEAM and Maker events, resources, and even show off what you made. Our new Maker Lab page is ready for you right now.