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Respectful Kneeling

The American Flag flying above the trees. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Two high school students from Victory and Praise Christian Academy in Texas were removed from their football team because they knelt during the national anthem. Students at high schools as well as NFL players are kneeling during the national anthem. Many people say kneeling is disrespectful. One fan attending the Bears Packers game on Thursday said

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Finding Your Inner Sports Story

By: Talha S., Teen Blogger

Nowadays most teenagers play a sport. Every teen who plays has a story behind their choice to play that sport. For most of them, their childhood affects their choice and carries through with them as they grow. The first choice isn’t always the choice that sticks. Sometimes, we know it when we feel it, and

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Lenses of Perception

A camera lens. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

The eclipse reminded us that we need lenses to see clearly sometimes. The sun, in all its glory, is too overwhelming for us to experience all at once. Looking back at Earth, our world is so complex that we must filter information to concentrate on certain parts. The complexity of group mentality, national society, economic

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A Scouting Civilization

By: Chris E., Teen Blogger

The young portion of any group is the future of that group. This is true for a colony of ants, a company of badgers, or a population of humans. One of the best ways to guarantee the continued growth and success of a civilization is to provide its inhabitants, especially its young people, with ample

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    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

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    When: Thursday, October 19, 2017 6:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

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    When: Tuesday, October 24, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

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    When: Thursday, October 26, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

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    When: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

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    When: Thursday, November 02, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

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    When: Sunday, November 05, 2017 2:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Celebrate your successful completion of The Jungle Book Read-A-Thon! Get a close up look at reptiles and amphibians from around the world at Dave DiNaso’s interactive, hands-on show. Read-A-Thon prizes will be awarded for the child who read the most, as well as for the highest fundraiser. For kids of all ages.
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    When: Tuesday, November 07, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

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    When: Wednesday, November 08, 2017 6:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

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    When: Thursday, November 09, 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.