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A Closer Look at the Opioid Epidemic

By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

This fall, GEPL is talking about some big issues in our community, including the opioid crisis. (Click here for more information about an opioid panel discussion happening at the library later this month). As it can be a difficult topic to unpack, consider these book recommendations to learn more. Dreamland: The True Tale of America’s

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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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Programs


  • Glenbard Parent Series Book Discussion
    When: Monday, September 16, 2019 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Monday, September 16, 2019 8:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Shakespeare Room

    High school students and adults will discuss Rachel Simmons’ Enough As She Is with GPS Coordinator Gilda Ross prior to Simmons’ presentations on September 24 and 25. For more information about GPS programs, visit glenbardgps.org.
  • Trivia Night at North Side Sports Bar & Grill
    When: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 7:30 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 10:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Grab a group of friends and head to downtown Glen Ellyn for live trivia! Reservations are recommended. Contact North Side Sports Bar & Grill at 630-469-4602 to reserve a table. 
  • West Suburban Home School Band
    When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 1:00 PM
    Ends on: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Learn about this group of elementary through high school-age homeschooled students. The band includes all wind instruments and a full percussion section with over 200 members from over 90 families. Listen to some of the players and try some instruments! For kids of all ages.
  • Business Mentoring
    When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:30 PM
    Ends on: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Adult Study Room

    Make a list of the business questions keeping you up at night and discuss them one-on-one with a SCORE business mentor.
  • Next Chapter Book Club
    When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 6:30 PM
    Ends on: Wednesday, September 18, 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 cognitive and developmental disabilities. Members read together, hang out, make friends, enjoy a snack, and have fun. Contact Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian, at skleiva@gepl.org or 630-790-6745 to learn more, or visit gepl.org/next-chapter-book-club.
  • Business Mentoring
    When: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 7:30 PM
    Ends on: Wednesday, September 18, 2019 8:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Adult Study Room

    Make a list of the business questions keeping you up at night and discuss them one-on-one with a SCORE business mentor.