May Highlights

GEPL News Black BannerCheck 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 our online calendar!

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May 2012 Library Events

Please note that the library will be closed Sunday, May 27 and Monday, May 28 for Memorial Day weekend.

Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
Saturday, May 19 * 9 am – 4 pm * Library Basement
Peruse thousands of books and find hidden treasures. Free admission. 



Drop-in Storytime
Tuesdays, April 10 through May 8 * 10:30-11 am * Meeting Room B
Wednesdays, April 11 through May 9 * 10:30-11 am * Meeting Room B
Thursdays, April 12 through May 10 * 10:30-11 am * Meeting Room B
Tuesdays, April 10 through May 8 * 7-7:30 pm * Youth Program Room

Movin’ to the Music!
Fridays, May 4 & 11 * 10:30-11 am * Youth Program Room
This fast paced 30 minutes is all about action and music! All ages welcome.

Other Kids Programs

Elementary School Book Discussions+
Mondays * Youth Program Room

1st Grade+
May 21 * 4-4:45 PM
Luke on the Loose by Harry Bliss

2nd & 3rd Grade+
May 14 * 4-5 PM
It’s All Greek to Me by Jon Scieszka

4th & 5th Grade+
May 7 * 4-5 PM
The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

Saturday Movie Matinee
Saturday, May 5 * 2-3:30 pm * Youth Program Room
Watch Space  Buddies. You may bring your own snacks.

Reading to Dogs+
Saturdays, May 12 & 26 * 10-11 am * Youth Program Room
Children can sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to a therapy dog from the Glenbard All Breed Obedience Club. Register by calling or stopping by the library.

Graduating to Easy Readers+
Tuesday, May 15 * 6:30 – 7 pm * Youth Program Room/Youth Study Room
Wednesday, May 16 * 10:30 – 11am * Youth Program Room/Youth Study Room
New readers and their parents are invited to learn about transitioning from picture books to readers. Children may listen to the presentation or watch a film supervised by library staff.


League of Middle School Volunteers
Get involved with Get involved with GEPL and help make your library better. For more information about any of the volunteer teams, call 630-790-6736 or email

AV Club+
Thursdays, May 3, 10 & 17 * 4-6 pm * Youth Study Room
Produce videos and other online content for This is a great team for gamers and future filmmakers.

Library Insiders+
Wednesdays, May 2, 9 & 16 * 4-6 pm * Youth Study Room
Work closely with staff on detailed tasks that keep the library in order. This team offers a great time for active students with an eye for detail.

Tuesdays, May 1, 8 & 15 * 4-6pm * Youth Study Room
Organize and promote books. This team is perfect for the voracious middle school reader in your life.


Teen Advisory Board Meeting
Tuesdays, May 1 * 7-8 pm * Teen Room
Discuss upcoming events, book talks and more. Pizza will be served.

Late Night Study
Tuesday through Thursday, May 29 – 31 * 5-10 pm * Meeting Rooms A&B
Change up your Finals study routine! Study and enjoy coffee and pizza.


20s & 30s

Trivia Night
Tuesday, May 15 * 8-10 pm * North Side Sports Bar & Grill
Live trivia at the North Side Sports Bar & Grill, located at 499 W Pennsylvania Avenue in Glen Ellyn.

Book Discussions

Adult Book Discussion
Wednesday, May 9 * 7-8 pm * Board Room
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

English Language Learners

English Conversation Group
Wednesdays, May 9 & 23 * 7-9 pm * Adult Study Room C
Tutors from Literacy DuPage will lead this free group for English language learners.

Senior Spotlight

Bridge Club
Fridays, March 2 through May 25, skip April 20 * 1-4 pm * Meeting Room A
Drop in for an afternoon of bridge! Novices, please email if you’re interested in bridge lessons.

Afternoon Social Hour
Thursdays, May 10 & 24 * 2-4 pm * Meeting Rooms A & B
Refreshments, board games, videogames and more with old and new friends!

Nightclub in the Afternoon+
Sunday, May 6 * 2-3 pm * Meeting Rooms A&B
Enjoy popular tunes from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s, performed by Nightclub in the Afternoon. Refreshments will be served.

May Foodie Series

Kick off Reading is so Delicious, our adult summer reading program, with this fabulous series of tasty programs.

Taste of Sicily+
Thursday, May 3 * 7-8 pm * Meeting Rooms A&B
Marvel at the splendor, culture and food of Sicily, from Palermo to Messina. Discuss and taste a variety of delicious treats, and grab a packet of regional recipes to take home.

Food Lover’s Guide to Chicago+
Thursday, May 10 * 7-8 pm * Meeting Rooms A&B
Jennifer Olvera, author of Food Lover’s Guide to Chicago and food writer for the Chicago Tribune, LA Times & Time Out Chicago, guides you through the Chicagoland food scene.

Chocolate 101+
Thursday, May 17 * 7-8 pm * Meeting Rooms A&B
Chocolatier Kevin Roblee will discuss chocolate and the finer attributes of its enjoyment. Samples of international chocolate and a fondue fountain will be shared.

Computer Classes

Computer Beginners’ Boot Camp+
This series of classes is for anyone who wants to learn how to use a computer.

Basic Skills+
Tuesday, May 1 * 10-11:30 am * Computer Lab
Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard, open a program, save files and more.

The Internet+
Wednesday, May 2 * 10-11:30 am * Computer Lab
Learn what the internet is, how to do basic searches and how to make the most of the web.

Friday, May 4 * 10-11:30 am * Computer Lab
Learn to use email to communicate.

Resumes and Job Searching*
Thursday, May 3 * 10-11:30 am * Computer Lab
How to create a professional-looking resume and the latest tips for online job searching.

Tech Drop-in
Monday, May 7 * 6:30-8:30 pm * Information Desk
Stop by or call the Adult Service Information desk at (630)790-6630 to ask any tech questions.

iPad Revolution+
Tuesday, May 8 * 2-3:30 pm * Meeting Room A
Learn all about a new device that everyone is talking about. No iPad required to attend.

Twitter for Business+
May 10 * 10-11:30 am * Computer Lab
Find out how to use Twitter to promote your business, and to learn and share ideas and information.

Downloading eBooks+
Monday, May 14 * 7-8:30 pm * Youth Program Room
Learn how to download free eBooks & audiobooks from the library and move them to your e-reader, MP3 player, smartphone, or other device.

Intro to Microsoft Word 2010+
Tuesday, May 15 * 10-11:30 am * Computer Lab
The new edition of Office is out! Learn where to find and how to use all of its tools.

Getting the Most Out of our Databases+
Wednesday, May 16 * 7-8:30 pm * Meeting Room A
Join us for an overview of our databases, available online 24/7. Learn how to check Consumer Reports, find articles, search historical newspapers, find what to read next, and much more — anytime, anywhere.

Learning LinkedIn+
Thursday, May 17 * 10-11:30 am * Computer Lab
Learn how to use this dynamic networking tool for professionals in any line of work.

Learn to Skype+
Monday, May 21 * 7-8:30 pm * Meeting Room A
Use Skype for phone or video conference calls.

Intro to Excel 2010+
Tuesday, May 22 * 10-11:30 am * Computer Lab
The new edition of Office is out! Learn how to create basics spreadsheets, enter data, edit cells and use basic formulas.

Create a Blog+
Thursday, May 24 * 10-11:30 am * Meeting Room A
How to make a good-looking blog using free tools.

Intro to PowerPoint 2010+
Tuesday, May 29 * 10-11:30 am * Computer Lab
Learn to make creative slides and presentations.

Android Adventure for Phones and Tablets+
Thursday, May 31 * 2-3:30 pm * Meeting Room A
Learn about the Android mobile operating system. No device required to attend.

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