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Preparing for College

College kids walking down path. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Preparing for college — it is something many of you have to look forward to and something many of the adults around you have already been through. It’s one of those things were the more you do, the more you find you need to do to feel ready. Want to know a secret? There’s no

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What I Just Read: Denton Little’s Deathdate

Denton Little's Death Date by Lance Rubin By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

What I Just Read: Denton Little’s Deathdate by Lance Rubin Summary: In a world where everyone knows the day they will die, a teenage boy is determined to outlive his upcoming expiration date. Thoughts: I just finished this one. In the near future, bio-science enables people to know when they’ll die — down to the day. People don’t know

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What I Just Read: Retribution Rails

By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Retribution Rails by Erin Bowman is the first western novel I’ve read. Ever. Yeah, it’s weird it’s my first. Sometimes, we never know we like something until we try it. Sometimes, we don’t ever try it until we get a hunger. Then it’s like getting a surprise, and we’re like “Wait, what? I like this?

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What’s Good?

Teen girl sitting in chair reading a book. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

What is good? When it comes to art, books, movies, or other interactions involving feelings and ideas, the short answer is, we don’t know exactly. Humans tend to make general rules about how we can decide if something is good, such as saying, “The more diversity we have, the better life is.” What we can

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  • Start Early, Start Smart
    When: Monday, April 23, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Shakespeare Room

    Understanding what type of majors to look for will help students prepare for their career options. Georgia Koch from Career Vision discusses the use of aptitude-based career planning to improve your college planning and decision-making processes. For parents and students in grades 9-12.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish) place to study.
  • Don't Pay the College Sticker Price
    When: Tuesday, April 24, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Discover ways to make a college education more affordable and less of a financial burden with help from Joe Orsolini of College Aid Planners. Orsolini focuses on strategies for finding money through scholarships, student loans, grants, and tax-saving opportunities.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Thursday, April 26, 2018 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish) place to study.
  • SAT Practice Test
    When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

    Practice makes perfect. Take an SAT practice test administered by C2 Education. Receive your results by contacting C2 Education.
  • See the Show! Become the Pro!
    When: Saturday, April 28, 2018 1:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Jason Kollum performs big juggling and balancing stunts with tons of zany comedy in this show that will wow kids of all ages! After the performance, take part in a hands-on workshop where you will learn some of the skills you saw in the show.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, May 01, 2018 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish) place to study.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Thursday, May 03, 2018 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish) place to study.
  • Free Comic Book Day
    When: Saturday, May 05, 2018 9:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

    Comic book lovers unite! Stop by the library to pick up a special edition comic published specifically for Free Comic Book Day. For grades 9-12 and adults.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, May 08, 2018 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish) place to study.