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Celebrate the 2014 Winter Olympics with the GEPL!

The 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

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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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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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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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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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Used Book Sale this Friday!

The Friends of the Library will host a special Used Book Sale in the library’s basement on Friday, January 24 during the Swinging Thru the Stacks mini golf event. The sale will run from 4pm to 8pm.

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Read for the Gold During GEPL’s Winter Reading Program

The Glen Ellyn Public Library would like to formally announce our Winter Reading Program, which serves as a kickoff to our 2014 Olympic Games programming. Our Winter Reading program, titled, “Read for the Gold,” offers adults, ages 18 and older,

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Swinging Thru the Stacks is Back and Better than Ever!

On Friday, January 24, the Glen Ellyn Public Library will host Swinging Thru the Stacks, 18 holes of miniature golf stationed throughout the library. Library cardholders, community members, families, neighbors and friends of the Glen Ellyn community are encouraged to

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