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New Nature-Themed PlayPacks Available At the Library

PlayPacks contain toys designed to help children learn new skills. By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Play is an essential literacy skill and an important part of how children learn. With the library’s new PlayPacks, kids can check out toys to take home, just like they do a book. Libraries across the country are starting to circulate items besides books and audiovisual items. “We’ve seen significant research that says how much

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Celebrate Healthy Aging Week With Fun and Educational Programs

Group of seniors standing around. By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Healthy Aging Week Runs September 2-8 The Glen Ellyn Public Library promotes health, mobility, and safety for older adults during Healthy Aging Week. Healthy Aging Week does more than offer lecture, screening, and exercise classes. “Libraries and librarians strive to connect people with quality information and resources – whether it’s other people, technology, organizations, or

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Glen Ellyn Public Library Members Can Now Access More Than 30,000 Films for Free with Kanopy

Kanopy: Discover over 30,000 of the world’s best films. By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Kanopy, a popular-on-demand film streaming service, is now available for free to Glen Ellyn Public Library members. Library card holders can access Kanopy and sign up to start streaming films instantly by visiting https://glenellyn.kanopy.com/. Films can be streamed from any computer, TV, mobile device, or platform by downloading the Kanopy app for iOS, Android, AppleTV,

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  • Trivia Night at North Side Sports Bar & Grill
    When: Tuesday, October 16, 2018 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Grab a group of friends and head to downtown Glen Ellyn for live trivia! Reservations are recommended; contact North Side Sports Bar & Grill at 630-469-4602 to reserve a table.
  • Guitar Classes for Beginners
    When: Monday, October 22, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Learn the basics of how to play the guitar in a group setting in this 9-week course. All beginners 16 years and older are welcome. Please bring your own guitar.
  • Journey Critique Workshop
    When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Shakespeare Room

    Gain constructive criticism of your fiction or creative nonfiction story from peers at this monthly workshop. The Journey Critique Workshop is presented by The Writing Journey, a west suburban “cafeteria-style” writing community. For more information visit critiquing.writingjourney.org.
  • GEPLuau: Huaka’i Hawai’i at the Lake Ellyn Boat House
    When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 6:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Discover why Hawai’i nō ka ‘Oi! Watch a performance of the world-famous Hula dance performed by The Barefoot Hawaiian dance troupe while learning about the customs, folklore, and ancient traditions of Hawai’i. Purchase dinner from food trucks on site. Doors open at 6:30 pm, performance begins at 7:30 pm.
  • Guitar Classes for Beginners
    When: Monday, October 29, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Learn the basics of how to play the guitar in a group setting in this 9-week course. All beginners 16 years and older are welcome. Please bring your own guitar.
  • Ghost Roads of Illinois
    When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Legends abound of haunted happenings and eerie occurrences along the thoroughfares of Illinois. While some may suspend disbelief for these stories and others may remain skeptical, there is no doubting the reality and history of these dead-end roads and abandoned highway alignments. Take a tour through the forgotten and haunted byways of Illinois with David Clark, the Windy City Road Warrior.