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See It Once, Do It Twice

By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

When I think about something I have to do, I’ve noticed I have a trend: I try to envision doing it. I think about the space, about what I’ll say, about the people involved, about how it feels to do whatever it is I’m planning to do. I feel a tad bit more prepared if

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What I Don’t Have, I Don’t Need. What I Don’t Need, I Don’t Have.

Set Yourself Free By: Saaniyah S., Teen Blogger

It is of human nature to look at the possessions of others and draw parallels to one’s own life; sometimes we wonder if ours are as important. Although one may already own these possessions, it is highly likely that envy will arise. We may perceive the other person’s versions better, or surmise they are happier.

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Snap Judgment — Good or Bad?

A woman and a man looking at each other through binoculars with words such as deficiency, inadequacy, weakness and abandonment written on them. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

One of my favorite radio programs and podcasts is NPR’s Snap Judgment. They’re collections of stories from people, told in entertaining ways, in different themes. Each story has some question, some mystery, some strange or inexplicable occurrence that makes you scratch your head in bewilderment or laugh in surprise. At the end of each story,

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Judge a Book by Its Cover

Monstrous Affections by Kelly Link and Gaving J. Grant By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Some people say “don’t judge a book by its cover,” which typically means you should get to know something, or someone, before you decide what you think about it or them. It can refer to how a person dresses, or how food looks, or anything else you may wish to make a snap judgement about.

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  • ACT Practice Test
    When: Saturday, July 08, 2017 9:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Conquer test-day jitters by taking the ACT practice test. Receive your results by phone, email or an appointment with the C2 Education Program Director. 

    For more programs in the Prep for College series, visit gepl.org/prep-for-college-series.
  • A Play on Words: Presented by College of DuPage Theater
    When: Saturday, July 08, 2017 2:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    What is your favorite word? Words can make you feel good, bad, sad, angry, happy. How do you use your words? Bring yourself, your imagination, and your enthusiasm for three plays on words that are perfect for the entire family. For kids of all ages.
  • Don't Pay the College Sticker Price
    When: Tuesday, July 11, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    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 will focus on strategies to maximize need-based financial aid eligibility, target the right colleges for merit-based financial aid and utilize tax-saving opportunities.

    For more programs in the Prep for College series, visit gepl.org/prep-for-college-series.
  • ACT vs. SAT: Which is Best for You
    When: Thursday, July 13, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    With help from C2 Education, understand the difference between the ACT and the SAT and find out which test best matches your academic strengths.

    For more programs in the Prep for College series, visit gepl.org/prep-for-college-series.
  • SAT Practice Test
    When: Saturday, July 15, 2017 9:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Practice makes perfect. Take an SAT practice test and receive your results by phone, email or an appointment with the C2 Education Program Director.

    For more programs in the Prep for College series, visit gepl.org/prep-for-college-series.
  • Library Board of Trustees Meeting
    When: Monday, July 17, 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.
  • Think Like a College Admissions Officer
    When: Tuesday, July 18, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Learn what elements your college applications need to stand out to college admissions officers. Presented in partnership with C2 Education.

    For more programs in the Prep for College series, visit gepl.org/prep-for-college-series.
  • Essay Writing and the Common Application
    When: Thursday, July 20, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Receive a step-by-step analysis of what is included in the Common Application and get insight into what colleges look for in an application essay from C2 Education.

    For more programs in the Prep for College series, visit gepl.org/prep-for-college-series.
  • ACT Practice Test
    When: Saturday, July 22, 2017 9:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Conquer test-day jitters by taking the ACT practice test. Receive your results by phone, email or an appointment with the C2 Education Program Director. 

    For more programs in the Prep for College series, visit gepl.org/prep-for-college-series.
  • 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.