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Attention: Gone Girl Fans

Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl has landed with a big splash onto summer reading lists.  Critics galore applauded her first two books, Sharp Objects and Dark Places, so Gone Girl’s success is no surprise. Amy and Nick Dunne’s fifth anniversary promises

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Travel Guides

Summer vacation season is underway.  One way to gather information about your vacation destination is to read a travel guide.  The library carries several series.  Here are descriptions of a few of the more popular travel guides. Fodor’s Fodor’s offers

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Books on Tap – 20 & 30somethings books still available!

Books on Tap for 20 & 30somethings: Join us at the Tap House Grill on Monday, August 13 at 8 pm for a lively discussion of Kazuo Ishiguro’s Never Let Me Go. Step out, cool down, meet new people, talk

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Using Technology to Revisit Your Favorite Books

Have you had the experience of revisiting a place of your youth, feeling like a giant in your childhood kitchen perhaps?  Or have you returned to a beloved book, and asked yourself, I  liked this? Really? For years I always responded, when asked, that my

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BookFest is this Saturday: Find out what our librarians think of the authors’ books

In a recent post, we shared the program for our upcoming festival, BookFest, which is this Saturday. For those of you who have never heard of BookFest, it’s annual festival of books in Downtown Glen Ellyn featuring emerging, local, and

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BookFest is Saturday, June 23!

BookFest is just one week from Saturday. This year, there are dozens of emerging authors, great featured authors, two luncheons, and a New York Times-bestselling keynote speaker. Check out the program and visit bookfest.org for full details. Program 8-9:30 Breakfast

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Thank you to our Summer Reading sponsors!

Thank you to the following local businesses for making summer reading SO delicious this year! To learn more about summer reading or to sign up online, visit gepl.org/summer. Children/Tween Summer Reading Sponsors Community Bank 10,000 Villages 2 Toots Alfie’s Inn

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Book Buddies Benefits Both Readers!

Pam Withers at keenreaders.org writes: “Here’s the best-kept secret about reading buddy programs: The teens who saunter into a room wary of reading to some restless youngster, typically end up gaining as much as their “little reading buddy.” They gain self-confidence, reading

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Mark Your Calendars for BookFest 2012!

The Glen Ellyn Public Library is proud to partner with the Alliance of  Downtown Glen Ellyn, The Bookstore and Bundles of Books to bring you the 3rd annual BookFest: A Celebration of Books on Saturday, June 23, 2012. This all-ages

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