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GEPL Receives Grant Funding for Census Outreach and Education

By: GEPL Staff

The Glen Ellyn Public Library has been awarded $10,000 for outreach and education efforts related to the 2020 U.S. Census on April 1, made possible by funding in whole or in part by the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) through a grant from the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). During April and May,

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Repertoire of Reading

By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

No matter your musical tastes, these reads are sure to keep you hooked from page one. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Daisy Jones is a talented but troubled singer-songwriter; Billy Dunne and his band, The Six, are rock stars on the brink of fame. When they team up, they become one

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Midwinter of Music

By: Beth Clower, Instruction Librarian and Business Liaison

I was at a pre-season football game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. During a break in play, Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond came over the speakers. When the chorus hit, the entire stadium sang along and you could feel electricity run through the crowd as everyone bonded over that song. Music unites communities,

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Macmillan Limits Library Access to Ebooks

By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

Macmillan Publishers has decided to limit readers’ access to new ebook titles through public libraries. Now, libraries may only purchase ONE copy of each new ebook published by Macmillan for the first eight weeks after a book’s release. Macmillan is currently the only major publisher to do this. What does this mean to me? Members

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Programs


  • Kindergarten Readiness
    Monday, January 27, 2020 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Whether your child is five years old or just learning to be independent, equip yourself with the right information to support them as they transition off to kindergarten! St. James The Apostle School, St. Petronille Catholic School, Glen Ellyn School District 41, Community Consolidated School District 89, and Wheaton Christian Grammar School will host a panel of teaching professionals to provide insight on kindergarten expectations, a typical school day, curriculum, and the enrollment process. Catherine Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian, will also talk about the 1K Club at the Glen Ellyn Public Library.
  • FoL Book Sort
    Wednesday, January 29, 2020 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 organize and prepare for upcoming sales.

    Sorts are a great opportunity to socialize, chat about books, and help your

  • The Writing Journey Presents: Dungeons & Dragons
    Saturday, February 1, 2020 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Shakespeare Room

    Learn the history and gameplay rules of Dungeons & Dragons and participate in an adventure from the starter set.

    The Writing Journey Presents: Dungeons & Dragons is open to anyone who wants to learn about this classic role-playing game. We will provide all needed materials.

  • Glenbard Parent Series Book Discussion
    Tuesday, February 4, 2020 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Shakespeare Room

    “The opposite of depression isn’t happiness, but vitality.” Join a living room style discussion of Andrew Solomon’s The Noonday Demon: An Atlas of Depression. Discuss topics such as depression, pain, withdrawal, acceptance, community, and renewed vitality in ourselves and our loved ones. Conversation will be facilitated by GPS Coordinator Gilda Ross. Andrew Solomon will speak at Glenbard West on Tuesday, February 11 at 7 pm. See glenbardgps.org for more details.

  • Next Chapter Book Club
    Wednesday, February 5, 2020 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 snack, and have fun.

  • We Love Our Book Clubs
    Friday, February 7, 2020 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    2nd Floor + Meeting Rooms

    An exclusive after-hours event just for book clubs! Gather your group and come to the library for an evening of books, wine, and delicious hors d’oeuvres from Marcel’s Culinary Kitchen. Hear about about the hottest book club titles for 2020 from Rebecca Vnuk, Executive Director at LibraryReads, and enter to win fun prizes.

  • The Writing Journey
    Saturday, February 8, 2020 11:30 am to 3:30 pm
    North & South Meeting Rooms

    Fiction writers interested in improving their skills are invited to join this collaborative workshop. Participants will share their knowledge and experiences with writing and receive feedback on their work. 

  • The Writing Journey Presents: Dungeons & Dragons
    Saturday, February 8, 2020 3:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Shakespeare Room

    Learn the history and gameplay rules of Dungeons & Dragons and participate in an adventure from the starter set.

    The Writing Journey Presents: Dungeons & Dragons is open to anyone who wants to learn about this classic role-playing game. We will provide all needed materials.

  • Brown Bag Book Club
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    Shakespeare Room

    Bring your lunch and discuss a new title each month. Coffee and dessert will be provided. Copies of the titles are available on the 2nd floor near the study rooms.

    Fly Girls: How Five Daring Women Defied All Odds and Made Aviation History by Keith O'Brien

  • Tech Help One-on-One
    Wednesday, February 12, 2020 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    Maya Angelou
    Get hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or computer, or learn more about the library's online digital resources, materials, and circulating devices in a 30-minute one-on-one appointment with a librarian. To request a day and time that better suits your schedule, please contact the 2nd
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