Back to the Future

The wait is almost over for Back to The Future fans! October 25, 2015, the exact date Marty McFly traveled through time in Back to the Future Part II is among us! Let the countdown begin to the PRECISE time Marty went back to the future at 4:29PM.

Here are a couple of ways to celebrate this once in a lifetime event.

Wear your pockets inside out.

While people don’t really wear their pants inside out these days (well most of us don’t, or maybe it’s just me?), take some of Doc’s advice and wear your pockets inside out! It’s simple. You just reach inside of your pockets, and pull them out.

Pizza Hut and Pepsi

Have dinner with the family and order a half pepperoni and half green peppers pizza from Pizza Hut. Although it won’t be a dehydrated pizza like in the movie, a fresh and ready to go pizza will suffice.

Pepsi is going Back to the Future (or should I say Present?) and will be releasing a new (EXTREMELY) limited edition collectable bottle (only 6,500 bottles will be made). Aside from it being made with the same Pepsi Formula, it will give you a little taste of the future. This product will be sold for the appropriate price of $20.15, not quite as pricey as the $50 Pepsi Perfect Doc gave to Marty in the film. You can buy your collectors item online, although Pepsi recommends checking out their social media page for the exact locations where you can buy it.

Does it feel like I’m trying to sell these products? I SWEAR I’m not.

Watch/Root for the Cubbies!

Ever since the Cubs won the Wild Card game against the Pirates, I’ve been hearing nothing but Back to the Future references. The Cubs won the first round against their rivals, the St. Louis Cardinals and are currently playing against the New York Mets in the National League Championship Series. If they manage to beat the Mets, they will be in the World Series! If the Cubs were to win the World Series they would end their 107 year old drought. This would be be a HUGE celebration to Chicago and all the Cubs fans out there. HOW EXCITING!!! If you’re not a Cubbies or baseball fan watch them anyways! I am a DIE HARD White Sox fan (SOUTH SIDE!) and I will be watching the games. The Cubs are making history, and how cool would it be to say Back to the Future predicted this!

Could this be “the year?”

The hoverboard is finally here!
The hoverboard has been brought to life! Lexus has designed a hoverboard using superconductive magnetic levitation to defy gravity. Although it is not for sale, it will be sold in the near future. Don’t believe me? See it for yourself.

Back to the Future movie marathon

I am a big fan of movie marathons. If you don’t want to watch the Cubs game or perhaps have a lot of free time on the 21st watch the movies all over again! Want to watch the trilogy all over again or perhaps for the first time but don’t have them? Don’t sweat it, the library owns several copies!


Back to the Future Day at Fountaindale!

“Where we’re going, we don’t need roads!” Come celebrate with us as we munch on popcorn and watch a showing of Back to the Future II at 6:30 PM in Meeting Room A! You can also stop by to get your picture taken in front of a DeLorean background or get a picture of you on a hoverboard. You can also be entered into a special grand prize drawing just for attending! If you aren’t excited yet, check out our promo video made by the Studio 300! The fun begins at 6! Hope to see you all there!


Home Brewed Beer Demonstration at the Library!

Fall is just around the corner and what better way to enjoy this time of season than with some good craft beer. The library wants to help make your Fall and Winter season more enjoyable by providing a great demonstration on how to home brew your own beer. Impress your friends and family with your brew master skills during the Fall and Winter festive meals; regale them with tales of how you acquired such mastery of the hops at your local library. Don’t worry! The program doesn’t start until September 10th, there is still time to sign up for the program just click on the cold frosty glass of beer below to register.


If you can’t make it to our Home Brew Beer program the library has plenty of Home Brewed Beer Resources available. To check out what is available at our library click the glass of beer below, this will re-direct you to our catalog.



Pumpkin Patterns are on the Way

 It’s about to be that time of season again, fall. The thing I look forward to the most in fall has to be Halloween and specifically pumpkin carving. Towards the end of September the library will once again have pumpkin carving patterns on display. There will be a pumpkin carving display located on the third floor of the Fountaindale Public Library. The library owns several books on pumpkin carving, you can find them here on our catalog.  A free handout will also be available that you can take with you, it includes brief pumpkin carving instructions. We also have a wide variety of free, that’s right I said FREE, pumpkin carving stencils. Some of the stencils include Edward Scissor Hands, The Thing, The Avengers, Mario, Yoda, Jason Voorhees, Freddy Kruger, and many more. Just go to the third floor of the library and ask where’s the free pumpkin stencils and one of the librarians can point you in the right direction.


Look for the display on the third floor for your free pumpkin carving stencils.


Origami Turtles and an Adolescent Amphibious Movie

At the Fountaindale Public Library, the Children’s Services Department will be showing a movie about four adolescent amphibians whose names curiously resemble four Renaissance artists. The movie will take place Saturday in Meeting Room A at 1:30 PM. This movie is a complete blast from the past because it is from the 90s. A re-make of this movie is set for release this week, August 8, 2014. After the movie, everyone will be given the chance create his or her very own origami turtle.


Step by Step How to on LP to CD Transfer

Growing up for many of us, our first type of exposure to music came either via the radio or from our own or our parent’s record player!!  For a long time there seemed to be a slow decline of LPs as cassettes, CDs, and, eventually, MP3s become more predominate.  It looked like the death of vinyl was imminent.    However, in the mid 2000’s something incredible happened…vinyl was coming back in a BIG way and has seen no slow down or stopping since!  There are many reasons attributed to this but the one that seems to be unanimous among the young and young-at-heart is the SOUND.  Vinyl just has a richness that MP3 and CDs lack.  With that, newbies started purchasing them while other people started dusting off their old collections and/or parent’s collections and started giving them a spin.  However, as it was now as it was then, vinyl is not the most mobile of mediums BUT with today’s technology converting vinyl has never been easier!!  Fountaindale’s own Studio 300 has the means and way for anyone to convert your vinyl to CD to be able to listen to that vinyl quality and vinyl sound…in your car!  Below are the steps needed and necessary to navigate this:


1.  Insert blank CD-R or CD-RW into CD recorder.  Then place album on turntable.

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2.  Turn the turntable on, choose 33 rpm, and hit start.


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3.  Press record on the CD recorder. Then drop the needle on the album.

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4.  Press play to start the recording process. The recorder will automatically separate the tracks when it detects a pause.  When the first side of the album is done recording, press the pause button on the recorder.

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5.  Turn the album over and drop the needle. Hit the pause button to continue the recording process.

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6.  When the second side is recorded, press stop, then press finalize. When it asks FINALIZE OK?, push ENTER on the MULTI DIAL knob.

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7.  Once finalized you’ll be able to listen to the disc on any CD player.


With that you are all set and ready to go, go, go!!

-Brian S

The 2014 Winter Movie Program


Beginning this month until the end of March, Fountaindale Public Library is proud to present the Winter Movie Program!!! The guidelines for the program are very simple. Adults, 6th grade and up participate by viewing movies and then writing reviews online.  The movies can be ones you’ve watched on DVD, TV, or even at a movie theater.

Reviews can be entered at the following link:


All you need to do is sign in with a User Name and a Password.  If you don’t have one, all you have to do is to click on the “Sign Me Up” button to get started.

At the end of each month (January, February, and March) there will be a drawing held to win a prize.  And that is it!

So get out the popcorn, pop in a movie, and enjoy the fun!!!


-Brian S.

Don’t Miss the Doctor Who Celebration this Saturday!

Fountaindale Public Library’s Doctor Who Celebration is next week! This fun all-ages event will be a galaxy of Whovian adventure and unexpected surprises!

What type of surprises, you ask? Here’s a sneak peak at a few of the cool things you’ll see throughout the day!

10th Doctor TardisThe TARDIS Lands In The Lobby

The TARDIS will be refueling from a rift located in the lobby of the library! As the Doctor, his companions, and a few villains will be out and about, the TARDIS doors will be locked. However, bring your cameras and your smart phones for photographic proof of your encounter with this unique piece of history!

Doctor Who Team Trivia

Are you in tune with all things Whovian? Sign up for the Doctor Who Team Trivia Game which will run from 2-3pm in our large meeting room! Create your own team or join a team of six people and get ready to answer questions from regarding ALL eleven Doctors and their subsequent adventures. If you are new to team trivia, Pub Trivia USA will be here to introduce you to the game, and ensure that everyone has a fantastic time! Registration runs from 11 am to 1:50 pm, and the trivia game begins promptly at 2 pm!

Doctor Who Costume Contest

This All-Ages Costume Contest is will be held at 1 pm in the large meeting room. You must be registered to win! Registration runs from 11 am to 12:45 pm, with the contest starting promptly at 1 pm. Bring your camera and get ready to win great prizes!

Fish Fingers and CustardFish Fingers and Custard

The 11th Doctor found harbored a craving for fish fingers and custard in his first full episode “The Eleventh Hour“. In honor of this bizarre yet filling combination, Brooks Cafe has created their own yummier version of Fish Fingers and Custard made out of graham cracker coated sugar cookies and vanilla pudding. Brooks Cafe will be serving their Fish Fingers and Custard for $2.30, as well as TARDIS Blue-Lemonade from their refreshment area on the first floor.

Submit Your Doctor Who Art for Our Contest!

Submit your artwork for our Doctor Who Art Contest! This all-ages art contest is accepting submissions through Thursday, November 7! All mediums accepted—Painting, sketching, clay, quilting, knitting, graphic arts ect! Artwork can be based on characters, locations, books, or movies centered in the Doctor Who universe. There’s great prizes to be won, so download a 2013 FPLD Doctor Who Entry Form and bring your art to the library today!

Schedule of Events

11 am – 1 pm
• Pin the Fez on the Doctor
• Make Your Own Brigadier Mustaches
• Make Your Own River Song Journal

1 pm  Costume Contest

2 pm Doctor Who Team Trivia

2 pm – 4 pm
• Make Your Own Adipose
• Weeping Angel Race
• Make Your Own Doctor Who Bottle Cap Necklace

All Day (11am-4pm)
• Sound Like a Dalek Station
• Where in the Universe? Green Screen Photos
• Exterminate! Dalek Invasion Photo Shoot
• Make Your Own Doctor Who Buttons
• Sign The Doctor Who Anniversary Card
• Doctor Who Board Games

To participate in our prize drawings, you’ll need to pick up your ‘Psychic Paper Passport’ and participate in five Doctor Who themed activities! Prizes are also awarded for the Doctor Who Team Trivia and Costume Contests! So come celebrate with your fellow Doctor Who fans!  You’ll also see several Doctors, companions, and special guests roaming around!
For more information regarding the Fountaindale Public Library Doctor Who Celebration, contact Randi at (630) 685-4175 or Debra at (630) 685-4201.

See You At The Library!


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