Indie Author Day – October 14

Indie Author Day 2017
Saturday, October 14 from 1:00 to 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Room A
Fountaindale Public Library, Bolingbrook, IL

Enjoy presentations, workshops, author readings and valuable information to help you with your writing!

  • Connect with local authors, fiction and nonfiction.
  • Discover our many tools available for writers at this library.
  • Get insight from successful traditionally published authors.
  • Learn the ins and outs of the self- and indie-published world from those taking that route.
  • Find out about SELF-E and how you can share your work with our community and the entire state.
  • Enter the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project.
  • Get tips for writing during NaNoWriMo.
  • And so much more.

We have a full slate of authors speaking during the day including:

Amanda Adams – Corporate Executive turned author with The Sangrita Club.

Justin Dauer – He brings his creative energy and insight to his nonfiction book Cultivating a Creative Culture.

Valante Grant – Her debut novel, Under Your Hat, was written during 2016’s NaNoWriMo.

TJC & AH Hrubes – This creative couple writes and designs Ten, Tall, Totally Twisted, Terrible Tales to Tell and Cat With a Blue Checkered Kite.

Lolah Lace – Prolific and best-selling author of romantic fiction, her latest title coming soon is Cove Garden.

Sue Mydliak – Special Ed. Paraprofessional by day and writer at night she penned the best-selling Rosewood trilogy.

Tracy Townsend – Her debut novel, The Nine (Thieves of Fate, #1) from Pyr arrives this November.

Authors and Books Featured During Indie Author Day 2017

Join us for this exciting chance to network with traditionally and independently published authors and get involved with our local writing community. We sincerely hope you’ll participate in Indie Author Day as it jointly celebrates you, writing as an art form, and libraries as centers for community engagement. See you there!

What is Indie Author Day?
The second annual Indie Author Day will take place on Saturday, October 14, 2017. On this day, indie authors and members of the writing community will gather at their local libraries to participate in community-based activities like author panels, book readings and signings, writing workshops, presentations from local industry specialists and more.

Lower Level Commentary, Episode 6

llc-title-bumper-00_00_05_04-still002In this podcast episode, Joe and Adriana conclude a review countdown of their current top ten songs (both episodes 4 and 5 continue the discussion). Listen as they discuss why these songs made their list and then check out the full versions shared via their Spotify accounts:

Click the play button below to get started.

 

Listen to episodes 4 and 5 for the rest of their discussion.

Lower Level Commentary, Episode 5

llc-title-bumper-00_00_05_04-still002In this podcast episode, Joe and Adriana continue a review countdown of their current top ten songs (both episodes 4 and 6 continue the discussion). Listen as they discuss why these songs made their list and then check out the full versions shared via their Spotify accounts:

Click the play button below to get started.

 

Listen to episodes 4 and 6 for the rest of their discussion.

Lower Level Commentary, Episode 4

llc-title-bumper-00_00_05_04-still002In this podcast episode, Joe and Adriana begin a review countdown of their current top ten songs (both episodes 5 and 6 continue the discussion). Listen as they discuss why these songs made their list and then check out the full versions shared via their Spotify accounts:

Click the play button below to get started.

 

Listen to episodes 5 and 6 for the rest of their discussion.

Solar Eclipse August 21 2017

The August 21 solar eclipse was witnessed by millions in the United States as towns along the path were flooded with spectators scrambling to find the right vantage point and a pair of glasses to watch the eclipse. Patrons at Fountaindale Public Library eagerly awaited this event, but unfortunately for much of the time there was a dense blanket of cloud cover. We did manage to have a few breaks in the clouds that allowed us to watch the moon’s progress. At the same time, the clouds and haze made it difficult to take good picture from lenses that struggled to focus, to trying to find the sun to snap a quick shot. Hopefully, you had some good luck and here’s the the best of the bunch we took. Let’s hope in April 2024 when the next eclipse moves across the US we’ll have better luck and clear skies.

A new camera arrives @ Studio 300

There’s a new camera available for use at Studio 300! The Canon Vixia HF G20 is a versatile, lightweight camcorder that rivals the performance of more expensive camcorders without sacrificing pro-level features that appeal to true video enthusiasts and advanced amateurs.

  • Dual SD Card Slot
  • 32 GB of Internal Memory
  • External Microphone Input
  • 3.5-Inch Touch Pannel LCD Viewing Screen
  • Dynamic SuperRange Optical Image Stabilization

Check out the video below for a better idea of the G20’s quality and versatility.

Filmmaking Camp 2017

Here are the projects made by our Tween and Teen patrons during Fountaindale Public Library and Studio 300’s Summer 2017 Filmmaking Camp. The youths came up with these ideas, wrote scripts, drew storyboards, selected props and sets, videotaped themselves, and the edited the final projects — including making posters. Enjoy!

Customize your electronics with Studio 300

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Create a custom look using vinyl.

These days our electronics are always close at hand. We take them everywhere and use them for everything from work to play. With such an abundance of devices in use you may want yours to stand out.

There are many ways to customize the look of your device: laptop skins or decals, customized cases, and more. The wide range of choices makes it difficult to decide. Or you may not get exactly what you want. At Studio 300 there are a few ways to easily customize your own device.

The Studio 300 KNK Zing Computerized Cutter allows you to cut vinyl into the design of your choice. These can easily be applied to your devices and will last a long time.

Another quick and easy way to customize your cell phone is to buy a clear case and then design an insert. You can change these up whenever you wish to update the look. You  create the design and print it using the different paper stocks available at Studio 300. (Examples below).

Ready to get started? Studio 300 has two upcoming classes that can teach you how to use the tools and software to create your own designs.

Vinyl Design & Computer Cutting Basics
Thursday, July 13, 7 p.m.
Create and cut custom designs that can be applied to different surfaces.

Photoshop 101
Tuesday, July 25, 6:30 p.m.
Learn essential Photoshop tools and basic techniques.

The next time you feel like supporting your favorite band, game, sports team or just want to create something that represents YOU, visit Studio 300 and take advantage of all the tools and software available to you.