Celebrate the 2014 Winter Olympics with the GEPL!

news-blog-bannerThe Glen Ellyn Public Library is excited to announce a series of programming inspired by the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi, Russia.

The library will throw several Winter Olympic Viewing Parties where community members can come together and cheer on Team USA during various events including figure skating, men’s hockey, freestyle skiing, ski jumping, bobsledding any more! Winter Olympic Viewing Parties will be held on Saturdays, February 8 through February 22 from 9am to 1pm.

On Sunday, February 9th GEPL members can view the award winning PBS documentary Age of Champions and watch as five elderly competitors triumph over age during the National Senior Games. After the film, guests can meet 2013 Senior Games competitor and Personal Best Award winner Bob O’Connor, who will discuss his experience after the film. The Age of Champions program runs from 2 to 4pm.

Families who enjoy friendly competition can attend GEPL’s Uno Olympics event at 2pm on Saturday, February 22nd. During Uno Olympics,thirty-six Uno players will compete for an Olympic-size prize. Due to limited space, advanced registration is strongly encouraged by calling the Information Desk at 630-790-6630.

Finally, adults ages 18 and older, can join Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Winter Reading Club. Participants will receive one iPod raffle entry for every book read between February 6th and February 24th. The first 100 people to register at gepl.org/winter will receive a stainless steel water bottle. Individuals can register at gepl.org/winter.

For more information on Winter Olympics programming, please visit gepl.org.

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