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Ideas and Actions

By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Charlottesville gives us a vivid image of ideas on the march. It’s easy to distinguish the evil of white supremacy by its physical violence and rhetoric. However, what happens when someone defends an idea as being different, or another perspective, that’s as equally valid as any other, but we have a feeling that something is

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Truth or Lion?

PBS kids program Between the Lions. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Ever have a moment when you shock yourself, realizing something that you saw in your past meant something else, or more, than when you witnessed it? Ever think of a conversation you had with someone, and days later said, “Oh! That’s what she meant!” Or when you see a Nestle truck and realize its branding

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The Most Stressful Time of Your Life Before the Best Time of Your Life

College kids walking down path. By: John F., Teen Blogger

High school is supposed to be some of the best years of one’s life. It is supposed to be a mix of learning and fun, all while preparing for college. However, preparation for college is filled with stress, something that can detract from the other aspect of having fun. Finding time to discover different colleges

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So Much — Too Much?

Multiple open books stacked on top of each other with inserts and pencils stuck between pages. By: Lola K., Teen Blogger

High school: it can be a crazy place, filled with stressful classes, loads of homework and producing lifelong memories. It’s the stage in someone’s life when they begin the last chapter before adulthood. It’s four years of really beginning to find out who they are and what they want to do in the future. However,

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  • Virtual Reality Showcase
    When: Saturday, August 19, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Enter the revolutionary world of 3D gaming. Experience impossible scenarios, immerse yourself in your favorite game, or visit a new country. Sign up to try Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR in 15-minute sessions on a first-come, first-served basis. Parent signature required on Virtual Reality Waiver for 18 and under. Waivers available at the 2nd Floor Information Desk or gepl.org/waivers.
  • Library Board of Trustees Meeting
    When: Monday, August 21, 2017 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Board Room

    The Library Board of Trustees conducts regular meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Board Room.
  • Homework Café
    When: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish!) place to study.
  • Homework Café
    When: Thursday, September 07, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish!) place to study.
  • Glenbard Parent Series Book Discussion
    When: Thursday, September 07, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Join a "living-room-style" discussion in The Lounge about healthy parenting as part of the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families. Copies of each book discussion title are available near the High School Room. For more information on all GPS programming visit glenbardgps.org.

    Tonight's Book: Get the Behavior You Want...Without Being the Parent You Hate!: Dr. G’s Guide to Effective Parenting by Dr. Deborah Gilboa. Dr. Gilboa speaks at Marquardt Administration Center in Glendale Heights on Wednesday, September 13 at 12 pm.
  • Homework Café
    When: Tuesday, September 12, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish!) place to study.
  • Homework Café
    When: Thursday, September 14, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish!) place to study.
  • T-Rexplorers
    When: Sunday, September 17, 2017 2:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    An experienced Dinosaur Fossil Hunter takes kids on a mini expedition where they’ll have a hands-on encounter with authentic dinosaur fossils. For kids of all ages.
  • Start Early, Start Smart: Career Readiness
    When: Monday, September 18, 2017 6:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Students who go to college with a plan tend to do better academically, graduate on time, and successfully launch their careers. Get the tools you need to improve your college planning and decision-making processes from Georgia Koch of Career Vision.
  • Library Board of Trustees Meeting
    When: Monday, September 18, 2017 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Board Room

    The Library Board of Trustees conducts regular meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 pm in the Board Room.