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Tweens: Help GEPL Build a Sculpture During “Canapalooza”

Middle school students! Make a name for yourselves! The Glen Ellyn Public Library has been invited to participate in Canapalooza, a food drive organized by the junior high class of Grace Lutheran Church. From now until May 30th, we are

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Tweens Blog: Comic Books and Star Wars Day

We have quite the week coming up for tweens in the Youth Department. This Saturday is Free Comic Book Day, where comic book stores, libraries and other organizations around North America and across the globe give out free comics to

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Visit with Twenty Local Organizations During GEPL’s Volunteer Fair

The Glen Ellyn Public Library will host a Volunteer Fair on Saturday, April 26 from 1pm to 4pm intended to connect Glen Ellyn residents with organizations that inspire them. The Volunteer Fair will be held on the library’s second floor

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Tweens Blog: Learn How to Help Your Community during Saturday’s Volunteer Fair

The Glen Ellyn Public Library has had a League of Middle School Volunteers for quite some time, but it has evolved over the years. Middle schoolers now enjoy weekly snacks, as well as a party at the end of each

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Tween Week in Review

Last week the tweens really got involved at the library. Wednesday was the first meeting of the current volunteer session. Volunteers who came in enjoyed fruit snacks and batman impressions while mending (and playing with) bean bags and cleaning toys.

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Library to Host Tween Mini Robot Fair

Explore the possibilities of robotics with the Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Tween Mini Robot program on April 24th. The Mini Robot program will teach participants how to work with basic electronics and spark an interest in science, technology and engineering.

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S.T.E.A.M. Fair Spotlight: Elgin Paranormal Investigators

Who you gonna call? E.P.I.! Ever think your house is haunted? Elgin Paranormal Investigators have been searching and documenting paranormal activities since 2007. Allowing facts and evidence to guide their investigations, E.P.I.’s main goal is to collect scientific data that

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S.T.E.A.M. Fair Spotlight: Vulcan Materials

The Glen Ellyn Public Library is excited to announce the Vulcan Materials Company will participate during our Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Fair on Saturday, March 8th from 10:30am to 2:30pm. Vulcan Materials Company, the nation’s largest producer of construction aggregates—primarily cushioned

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S.T.E.A.M. Fair Spotlight: SciTech Museum

The Glen Ellyn Public Library is thrilled to announce that the SciTech Hands On Museum will participate during our Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Fair on Saturday, March 8th from 10:30am to 2:30pm. SciTech Hands on Museum is an educational resource providing

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S.T.E.A.M. Fair Spotlight: SCARCE

The Glen Ellyn Public Library is set to host the Full S.T.E.A.M. Ahead Fair from 10:30am to 2:30pm on Saturday, March 8, featuring 18 interactive exhibits showcasing the latest innovations in science, technology, engineering, arts and math designed and operated

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