Monthly Archives: April 2012

May Highlights

Check out all of the wonderful programs, classes and special events we have at GEPL in May. Programs with a plus (+) indicate those for which registration is required. Just click each program’s title to register and/or view it in

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Moving from Picture Books to Early Readers

It seems like a small step across the library from the picture books surrounded by toys and trains to the emergent or easy reader section, but for children making the move it is a big step and an exciting one.

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Please Pardon Our Dust

If you’ve visited the library recently, you’ll have noticed a few things have changed on our second floor. Don’t worry, we’re not getting rid of our books! We still have over 180,000 “hard” (non-digital) items, and we have expanded or

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Green Spa Workshop

Eleanor Reilly has been experimenting with natural products for soap and skin care products since she was a teen.  She says, “As long as I can remember, I have been extremely sensitive to most mass-produced soaps, bath products and cosmetics.

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Basic Bike Repair and Maintenance

Lance Armstrong may say, “It’s not about the bike” but in this case it is all about the bike!  Collin Tillotson, from The Bike Shop in Glen Ellyn, will be at here on Thursday, April 19 at 7 pm for

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Why Read to My Baby?

You may wonder about the benefits of reading to your baby. An infant won’t understand everything you’re doing or why. But you wouldn’t wait until your child could understand what you were saying before you started speaking to him or

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Role Models for Kids

Children idolize their parents, but we all long for people to look up to, good role models. We admire and emulate sports players, politicians, business tycoons only to be disappointed later. Locally there are countless good role models for kids,

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Lemonade Day Teaches Kids about Entrepreneurship

Spark Energy is working with Glen Ellyn organizations and businesses to help bring the lessons of entrepreneurship to families in our community through an event called Lemonade Day. Lemonade Day is a free, fun learning program that teaches children how

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How To Really Use Your Digital Camera

My husband claims I am the world’s worst photographer.  So he bought me a new camera for Christmas thinking more pixels might help. It hasn’t helped much so far.  I know I can use all the guidance I can get

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