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Talk to Area Experts from Thirteen Local Preschool Programs During GEPL’s Preschool Fair

Picture of four preschool aged kids with arms around each other's shoulder. By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

There’s a growing demand for quality Pre-K programs in this country. The Glen Ellyn Public Library is holding a Preschool Fair on Wednesday, November 8 to help you find the best preschool for your child. A whopping 1.5 million 4-year-olds entered preschool last fall. The Pre-K landscape, due to political support and cutting-edge research, has changed

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Fake News at GEPL By: Ian Lashbrook, Instruction Librarian and Business Liaison

The term “fake news” is a charged and difficult one these days. It’s used almost constantly and in very different ways, but I think the one thing we can all agree on is that the proliferation of completely false news stories needs to stop. Facebook and Google have already takes steps to curb the spread

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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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  • Holiday Walk at the Library
    When: Friday, November 24, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Celebrate the season with the library before heading to downtown Glen Ellyn for the Village’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy crafts, a holiday game show from Sparkles Entertainment, and music from Vivaldi Strings, One Voice Choir, and the Glenbard South Madrigal Singers. 

    Twenty-five local kids and adults put their maker skills to use in a 3D Design Competition and created original ornaments celebrating the library's 110th anniversary. All designs were printed and library staff voted for their favorite ornament. 

    The top three favorite ornaments will be available to purchase for $5 each during Holiday Walk. Don't miss this unique keepsake, only a limited number of ornaments will be printed. Proceeds will benefit the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation.
  • Come Write In! (NaNoWriMo)
    When: Monday, November 27, 2017 5:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Challenge yourself to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing Month. “Come Write In” to the library’s NaNoWriMo write-ins to achieve your goal. Register for NaNoWriMo at nanowrimo.org.

    Take part in the NaperWriMo Library Crawl while working toward your goal. Ask the host at participating library write-ins for an entry card for the grand prize drawing at the Thank Goodness It’s Over Party, Saturday, December 9 at the Naperville Municipal Center. Visit naperwrimo.org for details.
  • Guitar Classes for Beginners
    When: Monday, November 27, 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.
  • Guitar Classes for Beginners
    When: Monday, December 04, 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.
  • Review and Renew
    When: Wednesday, December 06, 2017 5:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Computer Lab

    If you have signed up for health insurance in the past you must review and renew your current insurance plan during marketplace Open Enrollment, which runs November 1 through December 15, 2017 for coverage in 2018. 

    To assist clients who want to review and renew, the DuPage County Health Department will be at the library for this free workshop, with appointment times at 5 pm and 7 pm. Please call 630-221-7606 to reserve your spot. 

    A limited number of computers will be available at the workshop, but you are asked to bring your marketplace log in information and a personal computer or smart phone if you are able. Health Department staff will be available at all these workshops for assistance.
  • Next Chapter Book Club
    When: Thursday, December 07, 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.

    To register, please contact Sarah Kleiva, Outreach Librarian, at skleiva@gepl.org or 630-790-6745.