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Senior Services at the Library

Group of seniors standing around. By: Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

Today, the Glen Ellyn Public Library and the B.R. Ryall YMCA kick off Healthy Aging Week. The library and the YMCA team up to provide lectures, screenings, and exercise classes to promote physical health, mobility, economic security, and online safety for older adults. Healthy Aging Week does more than offer lectures, screening, and exercise classes.

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Glen Ellyn Public Library Serves Up Summer Meals for Hungry Kids

Susan DeRonne and Maria Dapkus serve prepackaged meals to children. By: Ann Piccininni, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

Every weekday at noon during the summer, the first-floor meeting rooms at the Glen Ellyn Public Library turn into a café of sorts. That’s where the Summer Meals program provides free boxed lunches for anyone 18 and under, helping to ensure that children who rely on the free or reduced-price lunch programs during the school

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Jungle Book Ball Will Help Library Achieve Goals, Complete Renovation

Glen Ellyn Public Library Foundation Logo By: Ann Piccininni, Marketing and Graphics Production Clerk

The Jungle Book Ball is coming, November 4! The second floor of the library will be transformed into a lavish venue befitting a formal event. Rent your tux, get your ball gown ready and purchase tickets now, while early bird prices are still in effect. Early release tickets are available through Friday, September 8 for

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Glen Ellyn Public Library To Offer Next Chapter Book Club

By: Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian and Stephanie Blackwell, Marketing Coordinator

The Glen Ellyn Public Library believes it is important to embrace and create spaces for people of all abilities. Toward that effort, the library recently joined the Next Chapter Book Club Affiliate Network and will soon be launching a local club for the community. Next Chapter Book Club is a community-based book club for individuals with

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  • 3D Printing Open Lab
    When: Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Computer Lab

    Learn about 3D printing at this all-ages open lab and work to create your own project. Use of 3D software is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Projects will be available for pick up at a later date.
  • A Spot of Tea
    When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Sample teas from around the world! Learn about the six main categories of tea — Black, Oolong, Pu Erh, Green, White, Herbal — and how to infuse and combine teas from a teaologist from the Tea Canal in Glen Ellyn.
  • Journey Critique Workshop
    When: Wednesday, September 27, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Shakespeare Room

    Gain constructive critique of your fiction or creative nonfiction story from fellow writers at this monthly workshop. The Journey Critique Workshop is presented by The Writing Journey, a west suburban “cafeteria-style” writing community. For more information visit critiquing.writingjourney.org.
  • Understanding Fake News
    When: Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Fiction and nonfiction are not just library sections. People constantly get bombarded with unreliable information from untrustworthy sources. So how do you know what’s real and what’s fake? Learn to weed through the noise and evaluate sources for authenticity at this timely program.
  • Next Chapter Book Club
    When: Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor 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. To learn more visit our NCBC page.

    Interested in joining? To sign up please contact Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian, by email at skleiva@gepl.org or by phone at 630-790-6745 for a registration form.
  • Guitar Classes for Beginners
    When: Monday, October 02, 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 during this nine-week course. All beginners 16 and older are welcome. Please bring your own guitar.