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Congratulations GEPL Teen Scene Art Contest Winners!

By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

I am very proud to announce our GEPL Teen Scene Art Contest winners! Photography and Graphic Design Winner: Jennifer Doran’s Tranquility Runner-Up: Emma Orr’s Bloom Runner-Up: Sophie Guastaferri’s Laie-Pointe Drawing and Painting Winner: Jennifer Orozco’s Dancer Runner-Up: Courtney Cosby’s Ohma Runner-Up: Karen Milroy’s Alpacan Chicken Ceramics and Sculpture Winner: Connnor Lavin’s Bird of Prey Runner-Up: Madlyn

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Just Not Feeling It

Teenager sitting at desk working on project with books floating around him. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Some days you just don’t feel it. The “it” being motivation, inspiration, vision, or excitement to do your homework, apply for a college, update your resume, train for a marathon, or read your book. Other days, you know what you want to say, you want to feel the weights push against your strength, have the

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Following Through On Your New Year’s Resolution

Blue New Year's hat, confetti, and pen sitting on top open notebook. By: Saaniyah S., Teen Blogger

You’ve prepared all you can for the new year. You’ve written an ultra-long list of resolutions, all of which you plan on somehow achieving throughout the year, and vow to yourself that you can, you will, and you must complete that list by the next December 31st. All gleeful and excited, you jump into the

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If It’s Worth Doing…

G.K. Chesterton By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

“Something worth doing is worth being done well.” “Something worth doing is worth being done badly.” These ideas, seemingly contradictory, are both important. We need to work hard at what we do. We need to think, plan, and carry through. I’m the type of person who always has a list of things I want to do, but

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  • Homework Cafe
    When: Thursday, March 23, 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.
  • Exploring Engineering
    When: Thursday, March 23, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Learn about the various types of engineering (mechanical, electrical, civil, etc.), what each type of engineer does, and recent innovative happenings in the field from Dr. Alyssa Pasquale, Assistant Professor of Engineering and Physics at the College of DuPage.

    For more STEAM programs, visit gepl.org/STEAM
  • 3D Printing: Open Lab
    When: Thursday, March 23, 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.

    For more STEAM programs, visit gepl.org/STEAM
  • After-Hours Nerf War
    When: Friday, March 24, 2017 6:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public 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 will be required for entry and are available at gepl.org/waivers and the 2nd floor Information desk. Sponsored by the GEPL Teen Leadership Council.
  • Climate Change; Fact, Fiction and Our Future
    When: Thursday, March 30, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Global climate is a complex mix of variables, so how do we know humans have the power to influence it? Join Chicago-based educator Michele Hoffman Trotter for a conversation about how our world is changing and how those changes affect us all.

    For more STEAM programs, visit gepl.org/STEAM
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, April 04, 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 Cafe
    When: Thursday, April 06, 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 Discussion: Far From the Tree
    When: Thursday, April 06, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Join us at the library for a discussion of Far from the Tree: Parents, Children, and the Search for Identity by Andrew Solomon, as part of the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families. 

    Andrew Solomon appears at the College of DuPage McAninch Arts Center on Tuesday, April 11 at 7 pm as part of this series. For more information on all GPS programming visit glenbardgps.org.
  • Family Fun Show with Chris McBrien
    When: Saturday, April 08, 2017 2:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    From joke-cracking chickens and singing cats to all kinds of magic, this Family Fun Show has something for everyone. Enjoy ventriloquism, comedy, magic and storytelling. For families of all ages.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, April 11, 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.