Coco-theme pictures from the 2018 Ice Cream Social are now available to download and share from our Flickr site.
Family pets and their owners braved a warm July Sunday afternoon to have their portraits taken. See the results on our Flickr page here.
This was part of Fountaindale Public Library’s Family Pet Photo Day.
The Nameless Writer’s Group @ FPLD will publish a print and online journal (called The Nemo Journal) for the Fountaindale Public Library community to include original creative works written and made by our patrons. We are accepting the following from FPLD patrons aged 14 and up:
- Short stories (5K-word maximum)Poetry
- Non-fiction (journalism, memoir)
- Art / Graphics
(up to two submissions per person only)
The deadline for submissions is March 31, 2018.
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.
Monday, February 13, 6:30 p.m.
Gain a unique up-close perspective of objects and people to reveal fine details within your pictures.
Wednesday, February 15, 6:30 p.m.
Improve your photography skills by learning camera and composition techniques.
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.
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!
On October 4th, 2016 at 6:30 p.m., photographer Mike Smith comes to Fountaindale Public Library to share his knowledge and experience. Since 1985 Mike Smith has been creating stunning imagery through his photographic skills. Your pre-safari workshop will consist of instruction on how to achieve stunning wildlife images. You will learn tips and tricks—such as how to work with fences and glass that come between you and the animals—to improve your composition for shots taken in both the wild and zoo environments.
You don’t have to be a pro to learn, anyone with an interest in photography will benefit from this informative workshop. Registration is open for this event. Sign-up today!
In 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.
Our Teen patrons were busy snapping and Photoshop-ing pictures at this year’s Photography Summer Camp. The Teens took many pictures and applied new techniques to make their own photography better. Follow this link to see the results of their creative work. We hope you agree that there are some amazing pictures in the group.
The popular GraphicStock.com recently added 10,000 stock photos to their already extensive library of stock media. Fountaindale Public Library cardholders get free access to this stock media in Studio 300. Having access to royalty-free stock photos is often requested by our patrons, and we are happy to offer these additional choices. You can browse the media available at GraphicStock, but you can only download the images in Studio 300.
Studio 300 now has a Revo Adjustable Selfie-Stick available for 3-day check-out. The device extends up to 37″ making it easier to take those hard-to-get photos. It’s ideal for small cameras, smartphones, and even has a mount for our GoPros cameras.
Use it on your next outing when you need extra reach for your photos and videos. Here’s a photo that shows it in action:
Thanks to all of our patrons who entered the Photos of Bolingbrook Contest. The photos are now on display in Studio 300, and you can vote for your favorites. You can also see them online by following this link to the library’s Flickr page.
Our contest was inspired both by the 50th Anniversary of Bolingbrook and by the Discover Earth activities developed for Star_Net (Science-Technology Activities and Resources for Libraries). Some of the big ideas behind Discover Earth are:
- We belong to Earth
- Each region is unique
- Your home is changing
We hope you enjoy these photos. If any of them spark a memory for you, please share it with the library. We plan to add these photos to the Local History Room as a window on Bolingbrook in the past and the present.