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

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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Navigating News

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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  • Hygge Cocktail at Maize+Mash
    When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 6:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Sharpen your basic mixology skills with Garrett Turnquist, GM of Maize+Mash in downtown Glen Ellyn, as he shows you how to mix hygge-themed cocktails. Tickets are $22 and include a tasting menu crafted by Head Chef Stuart McLuckie that will complement 4 (4 oz.) cocktails. Must be 21 or older to attend. Purchase your tickets.
  • Glenbard Parent Series Book Discussion
    When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Join a "living-room-style" discussion of The Dolphin Way: A Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Motivated Kids — Without Turning into a Tiger by Dr. Shimi Kang as part of the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families. Copies of the book are available near the High School Room. 

    Dr. Shimi Kang appears at the College of DuPage McAninch Arts Center on Wednesday, January 31 at 7 pm as part of this series. For more information on all GPS programming visit glenbardgps.org.
  • Can You Find That Movie Poster?
    When: Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Visit the library for some REEL fun! View an extensive, vibrant collection of full-size movie posters for current and upcoming films. Correctly match movie descriptions to movie posters for a chance to win.

    One person will win a $30 Visa Gift Card. Two people will win a set of three admission passes for the Glen Art Theatre in downtown Glen Ellyn. Two more people will win a set of two passes for Studio Movie Grill in Wheaton. Five winners in all! For people of all ages.
  • Kindergarten Readiness Panel for Parents at First Presbyterian Church
    When: Monday, January 29, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Learn what will be expected of your child in kindergarten, from a typical day to the importance of independence. Presented by eight local public and private school representatives.
  • Next Chapter Book Club
    When: Thursday, February 01, 2018 4:00 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.
  • Understanding Fake News
    When: Thursday, February 01, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Fiction and nonfiction are not just library sections. People get constantly 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.