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Congratulations Laurie Gornik!

Dawn Bussey, Library Director, Laurie Gornik, Award Recipient, and Carrie Jefferies, Circulation Department Director By: Dawn Bussey, Library Director

Laurie Gornik began her work at the old Glen Ellyn Library, which now houses District 87 offices, in the Adult Services Department until she decided to stay home with her growing family. She returned to work in the Circulation Department in a part-time capacity in October of 2002 and became a full-time employee in April

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Readers’ Advisory Corner

Stacks of books waiting for book club members to pick them up. By: Alex Herzberg, Readers’ Advisory Librarian

Are you interested in starting a book club? Maybe you’re already in one but aren’t sure what to read next. The Glen Ellyn Public Library serves over 60 private book clubs in Glen Ellyn, and with advance notice, we can provide your group with books (including audiobooks) and discussion toolkits to help inspire great discussions!

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  • Guitar Classes for Beginners
    When: Monday, April 24, 2017 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 and older are welcome. Please bring your own guitar.
  • Challenging Your Tax Assessment
    When: Tuesday, April 25, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Is your tax assessment too high? Are you interested in challenging it? Glen Ellyn attorney Larry LaVanway from the Law Office of Lofgren & Wentworth, P.C. and a representative from the Milton Township Assessor’s Office will walk you through how taxes are assessed and the process for challenging them.
  • Bitcoin: The Cryptocurrency Revolution
    When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Bitcoin, created in 2009, is the result of a radical concept to manage money outside of any government or corporation. It exists only in a global network of self-regulated computers. Arm yourself with the knowledge of how this currency works as more people are using bitcoin to invest, make online purchases, and send money around the world.
  • The Writing Journey Critique Workshop
    When: Wednesday, April 26, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Shakespeare Room

    Are you a fiction or creative non-fiction writer looking for feedback on your work-in-progress? If so, this workshop may be for you. We meet twice monthly to help each other via mutual constructive critique.

    The Writing Journey is a western suburban “cafeteria-style” writing community. We offer members monthly workshops, a diverse and flexible array of programs, and we provide each other with support and resources. Membership is free and all Writing Journey programs are open to the public.

    For more information on The Writing Journey, visit

    For more information on the Critique Workshop of The Writing Journey, visit
  • What First-Time Home Buyers and Sellers Need to Know
    When: Thursday, April 27, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Glen Ellyn attorney Larry LaVanway and real estate agent Kathy Slovick talk about the ins-and-outs of buying or selling your first home. Pick up some useful tips and tricks regarding this often confusing process.
  • Virtual Reality Showcase
    When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Enter the revolutionary world of 3D gaming. Experience impossible scenarios, be immersed in your favorite game, or visit a new country. Sign up to try Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR in 15-minute sessions on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents will need to sign a Virtual Reality Release Waiver for children under 18.