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The Librarian Recommends: Fall Picks 2019

By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nahisi Coates: From the author of Between the World and Me, The Water Dancer is the story of a young slave boy with a mysterious power. When Hiram Walker’s mother is sold to another plantation, he begins his long journey to freedom via the Underground Railroad. For fans of: historical fiction,

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Foundation and Friends Support Park District Scholarship Fund with $2,000 Gift

By: GEPL Staff

The Friends of the Glen Ellyn Public Library and the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation presented a $2,000 check to benefit the Glen Ellyn Park District Scholarship Fund at the Park District’s Board Meeting on Tuesday, September 17, 2019. This donation concluded a successful partnership between the library and the Park District during the library’s 2019

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My Favorite Banned Books

By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

We’re celebrating Banned Books Week (September 22-28) here at the library! Check out our display on the 2nd floor to find books that have been banned or challenged in libraries and public schools. You may be wondering, what exactly is Banned Books Week? Sponsored by the American Library Association, Banned Books Week brings together the

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A Closer Look at the Opioid Epidemic

By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

This fall, GEPL is talking about some big issues in our community, including the opioid crisis. (Click here for more information about an opioid panel discussion happening at the library later this month). As it can be a difficult topic to unpack, consider these book recommendations to learn more. Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s

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Programs


  • FoL Book Sort
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Basement - Friends Area

    Help the Friends of the Library (FoL) look through recently-received donated items and decide if and where they should be shelved. Occasionally, this time is used to organi

  • Dementia and Alzheimer's Caregiver's Support Group
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    North Meeting Room
    An experienced professional caregiver will present information on various aspects of dementia, lead a roundtable discussion, and answer questions every second Thursday.
  • GEPL Book Club
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Shakespeare Room

    The GEPL Book Club meets monthly. Copies of book discussion titles are available on the 2nd floor near the study rooms.

    Dopesick by Beth Macy

  • Library Board of Trustees Retreat
    Saturday, November 16, 2019 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Board Room

    Glen Ellyn Public Library Board of Trustees Special Meeting - Board Retreat

  • Come Write In with NaNoWriMo
    Monday, November 18, 2019 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    The Lounge

    Challenge yourself to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing month in November. Visit naperwrimo.org for details.

  • Guitar for Beginners
    Monday, November 18, 2019 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    North & South Meeting Rooms

    Bring your own guitar to this nine-week course for beginners 16 years and older to learn guitar basics in a friendly group setting.

  • Trivia Night at North Side Sports Bar & Grill
    Tuesday, November 19, 2019 7:30 pm to 10:00 pm

    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

  • FoL Book Sort
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Basement - Friends Area

    Help the Friends of the Library (FoL) look through recently-received donated items and decide if and where they should be shelved. Occasionally, this time is used to organi

  • Business Mentoring
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Maya Angelou

    Schedule an hour-long one-on-one session with a SCORE mentor to discuss your individual business challenges and questions.

  • Next Chapter Book Club
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    The Lounge

    Next Chapter Book Club is a community-based book club for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Members read together, hang out, make friends, enjoy a