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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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A Gift from the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation

By: GEPL Staff

The Glen Ellyn Public Library received a special shipment this spring: a device that will dispense one, three, and five-minute stories and poems on long scrolls resembling receipt paper. A gift from the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation, the short story kiosk is the first of its kind to show up in an Illinois library. The

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Free Ebooks and Audiobooks with Libby

By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

Did you know? You can get free ebooks and audiobooks with your library card! OverDrive is a service that provides access to over 16,000 ebooks and 4,000 audiobooks to GEPL cardholders. With its app, Libby, you can read right on your device. What devices are compatible with Libby? Apple devices with iOS9+, Android 4.4+, Windows

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Top Picks for Spring

By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

Spring is here and so are some amazing new books! Here are a few of my favorite new releases: Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid: I can’t recommend this book enough for fans of contemporary fiction and behind-the-scenes music stories! Daisy Jones is a talented and beautiful singer/songwriter; Billy Dunne and his

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Programs


  • Next Chapter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 6:30 PM
    Ends on: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Next Chapter Book Club is a community-based book club for individuals with developmental disabilities. Members read together, hang out, make friends, and have fun. To sign up, please contact Outreach Librarian Sarah Kleiva at skleiva@gepl.org or 630-790-6745.
  • Journey Writer’s Workshop
    When: Wednesday, June 26, 2019 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Wednesday, June 26, 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.
  • Mocktails and Masterpieces
    When: Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Sip a mocktail while you craft and enjoy a fun night out with friends of any age! Make a painted rock photo holder for your BFF or favorite relative. A GEPL Get-Together for adults and kids of all ages.
  • Technology and Your Health: The Double-edged Sword
    When: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, July 02, 2019 8:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Studies show that Americans use technology over 10 hours per day! We know it’s intrinsic to our lives, but how much does it affect our overall health? Learn how you can benefit from your devices while safeguarding your current and future health (and health dollars) with Dr. Vito Spadafino from West Suburban Wellness.
  • Drop-In Genealogy Workshop
    When: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, July 09, 2019 8:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Computer Lab

    Dig into your family history using Glen Ellyn Public Library resources. Ask questions, share insight, and develop new research skills. A genealogist from the Anan Harmon DAR Chapter will be on hand to help.
  • Next Chapter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 6:30 PM
    Ends on: Wednesday, July 10, 2019 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Next Chapter Book Club is a community-based book club for individuals with developmental disabilities. Members read together, hang out, make friends, and have fun. To sign up, please contact Outreach Librarian Sarah Kleiva at skleiva@gepl.org or 630-790-6745.