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.

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!

Maker Faire Highlights

On Saturday, March 11, Fountaindale hosted our first Maker Faire. The event had huge support from our community and featured a bevy of activities including Spaghetti Bridge Building. Check out the highlight video below. And head to our Flickr page for even more pictures.

Photography Week at Studio 300

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Whether you’re a seasoned shutter bug or just want to improve your photography skills, join us for a week of classes for those who love being behind the camera ready to catch special moments.

Macro Photography
Monday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.
Gain a unique up-close perspective of objects and people to reveal fine details within your pictures.

Photography Basics
Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 p.m.
Improve your photography skills by learning camera and composition techniques.

Flash Photography
Thursday, February 16, 6:30 p.m.
Use flash and flash adapters to move your photography forward. This class is better suited for experienced DSLR photographers.

Portrait Photography
Saturday, February 18, 2 p.m. 
Learn lighting, posing and other techniques for when working with a live model.

The above classes require registration.

Want more photography help?

Drop in to Studio 300 on Thursday, February 23 for All Things Photography & Video to get answers to your pressing photography questions from our Studio 300 experts!

Macro Photography

PROD-SHOT_10-2012_60Tamron_28947In a world full of big dreams sometimes it’s the smallest details that may change your perspective. Or, at least, that’s what a macro lens can reveal. Recently, Studio 300 acquired the Tamron 60mm f2 macro lens, and, of course, we created a class for its debut. All of the patrons who participated in this hands-on class really enjoyed the extreme close encounters they had using the macro lens and a DSLR camera. Take a look at some of the great photos they took in the video below or by visiting our Flickr site.

 

 

Making at Studio 300

Studio 300 has added new equipment for our patrons to explore the makerspace world and a club to build projects together.

Adult Makers Club

This club is for our adult patrons to get together and geek out with Arduinos, Raspberry Pis, coding, and other electronics. Our first project (June 28) will be setting up a “Simon” emulation game. You can also experiment with other kits and projects. Join us for the club and let’s discover together. The Adult Makers Club meets June 28th, July 26th, and August 31. Sign-up here.

New Equipment

The SparkFun Inventors Kit

  • A basic Arduino kit that comes with a variety of sensors, LEDs, and motors. There’s even an instruction guide with 16 different projects to get you started with basic wiring and coding.12060-01

The SainSmart Ultimate Arduino Starter Kit

  • Includes a larger variety of sensors and input devices along with 20 different projects to try out. The coding can be more challenging than the SparkFun projects.

Raspberry Pi 2 and Raspberry Pi 3

  • These tiny computers run Linux and plug right into a monitor and use a keyboard and mouse. Includes some basic software so you can get started experimenting on this platform.

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