Photos of Bolingbrook Contest

FPLD_Old-NewThanks 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.

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.


Digital Learning Day

Learn Blocks On Computer Screen Showing Online Kids EducationJoin us on Wednesday, February 4th for Digital Learning Day in Studio 300. Gain new skills or enhance those skills you already have. We are hosting several classes during that day. Click the links below for more information and to register. You can also call (630) 685-4260 to register. (Spaces are limited and classes do fill).

Also, all of these classes qualify for our on-going Passport to Success Program.


Gift making in Studio 300

christmas-tree-1_green-021114-ykwv1Surprise your family and friends with one-of-a-kind gifts that you create in Studio 300. Here are some ideas:

  • Retouch an old family photo and share digital files or print on photo paper using our high-quality printer (you can even make a poster!)
  • Take a family portrait.
  • Find a pre-built model on Thingiverse and print it using our 3D printer (or create your own unique design and print that).
  • Record your family singing holiday songs or just a special message and then make a CD.
  • Convert that old VHS tape to DVD and share copies with others.
  • And more.

These all make heartfelt gifts and are easy and inexpensive. For more ideas and to get started on your project, stop by Studio 300 today.

Photographing Fireworks

file000872653120This how-to article explains ways to capture amazing pictures of fireworks this holiday weekend. Read the full article here.

The Fourth of July is now just a couple days away and that means cookouts, friends, summer fun, and… fireworks! Do you want to preserve the memory of that awesome neighborhood fireworks show? Let’s discuss the best ways to try to make a memorable photograph commemorating the event. Read more …

Tweens & Teens Photography

This week Studio 300 hosted two Photography Summer Camps for Tween and Teen patrons. They learned tips and techniques for taking better photos and manipulating them using Adobe Photoshop. They took photos outside, portraits inside, and product shots using the Studio 300 photo tent. Below are just a few  examples. See more of their work on our Flickr page by following this link.

BCT-Studio 300 Open House

Join us on Sunday, May 4 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. for a joint Open House with BolingbPrintrook Community Television (BCT) and Studio 300. Stop by the BCT studios in the lower level of the Village Hall and also visit us in Studio 300. Discover how you can use both resources to make your own TV program or movie and get it on the air.