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National Hispanic Heritage Month

By: GEPL Staff

September 15 – October 15, 2021 is National Hispanic American Heritage Month. The library will recognize the achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans who have influenced and enriched our nation with Hispanic Heritage Storytime for ages 4+ Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca Hispanic Heritage Month book recommendations in English and in Spanish

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September is Library Card Sign-up Month

1000 Black Girl Books By: GEPL Staff

Marley Dias, author, executive producer, and founder of #1000BlackGirlBooks, is joining the American Library Association and libraries nationwide in promoting the power of a library card this September. Learn about Library Card Sign-up Month. If you don’t already have one, sign up for a library card!

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COVID-19: Videos and Stories of Impact

By: GEPL Staff

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) and the Ad Council have some short videos regarding COVID-19 that we are sharing below. If you find inspiration in these stories, the library would like to capture and share your personal COVID-19 Story of Impact with the community. We welcome stories of hope, love, fear, inspiration,

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Summer Reading Feedback Request

By: GEPL Staff

When the program ended on Friday, August 6, the 1,248 readers who participated in 2021 Summer Reading exceeded our combined reading goal of 40,000 points with a total of 41,328 points! Thank you to all of the readers who made it possible for us to donate $2,000 to World Relief. Thank you also to the

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Programs

  • National Voter Registration Day
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    North & South Meeting Rooms
    Members from the League of Women Voters, Glen Ellyn will be available to register voters and answer questions about voting. Federal law requires two forms of identification for first-time registration....
  • Tech Help One-on-One
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 5:30 pm to 6:15 pm
    Pearl Buck
    Get hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or laptop to learn how to operate your device or get Microsoft, Apple, or Google platform software help in a 45-minute one-on-one appointment with a...
  • Tech Help One-on-One
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 6:15 pm to 7:00 pm
    Pearl Buck
    Get hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or laptop to learn how to operate your device or get Microsoft, Apple, or Google platform software help in a 45-minute one-on-one appointment with a...
  • Talking to Kids about LGBTQ+
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Youth Program Room
    Pediatric Neuropsychologist Dr. Kymberly Larson will lead a discussion to increase comfort and confidence when talking to kids about LGBTQ+ topics. Learn proper terminology including pronoun usage and how to...
  • Tech Help One-on-One
    Friday, October 1, 2021 10:15 am to 11:00 am
    Pearl Buck
    Get hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or laptop to learn how to operate your device or get Microsoft, Apple, or Google platform software help in a 45-minute one-on-one appointment with a...
  • Tech Help One-on-One
    Friday, October 1, 2021 11:00 am to 11:45 am
    Pearl Buck
    Get hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or laptop to learn how to operate your device or get Microsoft, Apple, or Google platform software help in a 45-minute one-on-one appointment with a...
  • DuPage County Health Department Care Van: COVID-19 Vaccination Clinic
    Saturday, October 2, 2021 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Library Parking Lot
    The Care Van is a walk-up, free, mobile clinic traveling throughout DuPage County to administer COVID-19 vaccines to persons 12 years and older, including those who do not have health...
  • Friends Book Sort
    Tuesday, October 5, 2021 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Basement - Friends Area
    The Friends operate a used book sale area in the Library basement and hold public sales approximately every other month. To prepare for these sales, they have book sorts about once...
  • Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca
    Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, Kinga Lipinska, Art Consultant and Editor of the Prairie Review, a laboratory for reading, writing, and publishing the works of grassroots poets and...
  • Living with Autism: A Different Way of Thinking
    Saturday, October 9, 2021 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    Cody Clark Magic’s renowned performance combines magic, comedy, and storytelling to share what living with autism is like. This show encourages “a different way of thinking” about autism and acceptance,...
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