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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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It’s Kind of a Funny (Heavy) Story

It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini By: Madeline, Teen Blogger

A year or two ago I picked up a book at Barnes & Noble because I thought it had a cool cover: a boy’s head with maps traced in his silhouette. I looked at the back, and thought, “Wow, this seems like some heavy stuff to put in a book. Perfect.” The premise was that a

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What the World Needs

We Need Diverse Books By: Annabel P., Teen Blogger

Your finger skims along a row of laminated young adult books. As your finger smooths over the ridges of the colorful books, it lands on one of the thicker novels that appears to be the first book in a series. Pulling out the book, you skim the cover where a beautiful teenage girl stares dramatically

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Tidy Time

By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

My iPhone gets cluttered quickly. Lots of apps excite me, and I think “Oh, I’ll use this all the time!” A few months pass, and I haven’t opened it in a week, which turns to weeks, and before you know it, I don’t really remember the last time I used it. There’s a way to

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  • After-Hours Nerf War
    When: Friday, July 28, 2017 6:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Battle it out on the 2nd floor of the library with other high school students at this fun after-hours event with Nerf games and pizza. Bring your own Nerf gun and darts as a limited supply is available. Permission slips required for entry and are available at gepl.org/waivers or the 2nd floor Information desk. For grades 9-12.
  • SAT Practice Test
    When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 9:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Practice makes perfect. Take an SAT practice. Participants will receive a free detailed score analysis and conference with the C2 Education Program Director.

    For more programs in the Prep for College series, visit gepl.org/prep-for-college-series.
  • 3D Printing Open Lab
    When: Thursday, August 03, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Computer Lab

    Learn about 3D printing at this all-ages open lab and then work to create your own project. Use of 3D software is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Projects will be available for pick up at a later date.
  • Understanding Fake News
    When: Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Fiction and nonfiction are not just library sections. People constantly get bombarded with unreliable information from untrustworthy sources. So how do you know what's real and what's fake? Learn to weed through the noise and evaluate sources for authenticity at this timely program.
  • Glenbard Parent Series Book Discussion
    When: Thursday, August 17, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Shakespeare Room

    Join us at the library for a discussion of Enrique's Journey: The Story of a Boy's Dangerous Odyssey to Reunite with His Mother by Sonia Nazario, as part of the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families. 

    Sonia Nazario speaks at Glenbard East High School in Lombard on Wednesday, August 23 at 7 pm as part of this series. For more information on all GPS programming visit glenbardgps.org.
  • 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 P.M. in the library boardroom.
  • Homework Café
    When: Tuesday, September 05, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

  • Homework Café
    When: Thursday, September 07, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

  • Glenbard Parent Series Book Discussion: Get the Behavior You Want Without Being the Parent You Hate
    When: Thursday, September 07, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge