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GEPL Teens: Holden Caulfield

So I’ve been thinking a lot lately about Holden Caulfield.  And as weird as that sounds, this isn’t actually abnormal for me.  I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about Holden Caulfield.  In fact, I had a pretty big crush

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Glen Ellyn Public Library Offers Members a Frugal February Challenge

The Glen Ellyn Public Library challenges the community to participate in Frugal February, a month-long program designed to recover from the costs of holiday bills by eliminating all non-essential spending during the twenty-eight days of February. The GEPL has developed

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Teens Blog: Valentine’s Day

Blah blah blah Valentine’s Day blah blah blah. Actually, I’ve always kind of liked Valentine’s Day.  Mostly because I like chocolate and paper hearts (really – my eighteenth birthday party involved making valentines with construction paper, crayons, and stickers.)  But

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Folk Singer Dean Milano to Headline GEPL’s Open Mic Night

Back by popular demand, folk singer Dean Milano is set to headline the February 5th installment of the Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Open Mic Night at Shannon’s Irish Pub (428 Main Street). Milano, whose incredible musical style ranges from folk,

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GEPL Seeks a Consultant to Develop a Comprehensive Strategic Plan

The Glen Ellyn Public Library seeks a consultant to develop a comprehensive strategic plan for the library. Interested candidates can find details and instructions in the Request for Proposal: Strategic Plan.

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What I’m Reading Now: The Tyrant’s Daughter

In a fun twist on “What I’m Reading Now,” I’m reading a book that hasn’t been published yet!  I scored an advanced reader’s copy of this book from NetGalley in exchange for an honest review.  The book won’t actually be

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Heat Up Your Winter Nights at Contra Dance!

Do you have cabin fever? Wishing the frigid temperatures would go away? Stop by the Glen Ellyn Public Library and heat up your night with Contra Dance! Contra Dance (sometimes called New England Folk Dance) is a family-friendly event featuring

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Teens Blog: What I’m Watching Now

I decided to take a slightly different route from my “What I’m Reading Now” posts, and thought I’d try a “What I’m Watching Now” post.  Though since I tend to get invested in entire series at once, and don’t get

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Parents Blog: Mind FULL or Mindful?

Today, GEPL’s Early Literacy Librarian Jill Eisele shares her thoughts on mindfulness: Mindfulness.  The ancient eastern practice of purposefully being in the present moment without holding any judgment.  Focusing all of your attention on a moment-to-moment basis.  A simple concept,

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Thank You to Our “Swinging Thru the Stacks” Sponsors!

The Glen Ellyn Public Library would like to sincerely thank all our wonderful Swinging Thru the Stacks sponsors: 1st Choice Advisors Saylor & Murphy Orthodontics Armbrust Plumbing AXA Equitable Drs. Belke & Borello, D.D.S. The Bookstore Chiro One Wellness Center

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