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Introducing the New SWAN Libraries App

By: GEPL Staff

Did you know? BLUEcloud Mobile has launched a new app, making it easier to search our catalog from your smartphone or tablet! Get the library on your phone to: Download and read ebooks and listen to e-audiobooks Scan the ISBN barcode on the back of a book to see whether the library has a copy

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5 Reasons to Join a Book Club

By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

1. Make new friends Book club is not only a literary discussion but also a social event. It’s a great place to find like-minded bookworms in your community. Some people even make lifelong friendships through book club! 2. Learn something new You never know what you might learn at book club. You could come away

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The Librarian Recommends: Summer Picks 2019

By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

Evvie Drake Starts Over by Linda Holmes: Evvie hasn’t left her house much since her husband passed away. Then her best friend suggests that Dean Tenney, a former major league baseball player going through a crisis of his own, move into the apartment at the back of her house. Bonding over their difficult pasts, the

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Get Your Game On with GEPL’s Board Game Collection

By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

Get your game on! The 2nd Floor Information Desk is now home to 13 assorted board games for you to play while at the library, including: Apples to Apples Catan Chess Clue Codenames Jenga Life Monopoly Risk Scrabble Set TriBond Trivial Pursuit To borrow a game, simply ask a librarian at the desk and be

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Programs


  • Journey Writer’s Workshop
    When: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Wednesday, August 28, 2019 9:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Shakespeare Room

    We are a group of fiction writers who meet to help each other improve our writing skills through constructive critiques of each other’s work. Interested writers are welcome to visit our meetings. For a description of our procedures, please see https://critiquing.writingjourney.org/procedures-guidelines.

    The Writer’s Workshop is just one path of the Journey, an a la carte writing group that features many writing-related activities. For more information, contact us at http://writingjourney.org/about.
  • The Writing Journey Presents: Dungeons & Dragons
    When: Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:00 PM
    Ends on: Saturday, August 31, 2019 4:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Shakespeare Room

    In this path you will learn the history and gameplay rules of Dungeons and Dragons in addition to participating in an adventure from the starter set.

    This path is open to all who wish to attend and learn about this classic role playing game. All materials needed to play will be provided so please bring yourself and your imagination!

  • Strokes: What You Need to Know
    When: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 10:00 AM
    Ends on: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Learn about strokes—symptoms, risk factors, and the importance of calling 911 when you suspect stroke with Ryan Keiler, Stroke Education Coordinator for Northwestern Medicine Central DuPage. Ryan will also be in the lobby from 11 am to 1 pm to answer questions and spread awareness.
  • Cord Cutting and Smart TVs
    When: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 6:30 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North Meeting Room

    Tired of paying for cable? Learn how to watch your favorite shows without cable TV.
  • Choose Your Medigap Insurance Wisely
    When: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 10:00 AM
    Ends on: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Use one of our online digital resources, Medigap Buyer’s Guide, to create a personalized Medicare Supplement (Medigap) Insurance report based on your age, gender and zip code. Tracey Ferguson of Weiss (Financial) Ratings, will also discuss major expenses not covered by Medicare, why your trusted insurance agent may sell you the wrong insurance policy, what you must know to lower insurance premiums, and how to choose the best supplemental insurance policy for you.
  • Grandparent Storytime
    When: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 4:30 PM
    Ends on: Wednesday, September 04, 2019 5:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Grandparents bring your grandchildren! Grandchildren bring your grandparents! Listen to stories and songs that encourage movement, like “I Got Rhythm.” Make your own ribbon wand to have even more fun moving and dancing.