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Posted: September 8, 2021
By: Fariyal K and Ameena A

Are you as obsessed with TikTok as we are??? This past year, TikTok has blown up as a social media platform. This highly addictive app has risen to popularity due to its variation in content. The FYP (For You Page) provides videos that tailor to the interests of viewers, thus creating different divisions. BookTok, DanceTok,

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The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by V.E. Schwab

Posted: August 31, 2021
By: Sana M

The Invisible Life of Addie LaRue by New York Times best-selling author V.E. Schwab, is a captivating novel that follows a young woman who bargained to live forever but is cursed to be forgotten by everyone she meets. The book begins in France in 1714, and centers around the mystical Addie LaRue, dreamer and artist,

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Born A Crime by Trevor Noah

Posted: August 23, 2021
By: Megh P

In the novel Born A Crime, Daily Show host Trevor Noah tells the hilarious, sometimes sorrowful, and often heartwarming story of his life growing up under apartheid in South Africa. Born to a black mother and white father, Noah was a mixed-race child in a country and time where the conception of such children was

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Art Contest Winner

Posted: July 15, 2021
By: Jack B., High School Guest Author

The 2021 Glen Ellyn Public Library High School Art Contest was an extra choice assignment for Jack’s teacher, who is a Glen Ellyn Public Library cardholder. Jack drew a total of five pictures, and to their surprise, they won! “I never thought my art would be good enough to win an art contest!” Jack said. They decided

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Shadow and Bone: A New Netflix Adaptation

Posted: July 9, 2021
By: Sana M

If you are looking for a new and captivating Netflix show to binge, look no further. Shadow and Bone is a gripping book trilogy published in 2012 that is the latest young adult series to be brought to life on the screen. Books in the ‘Grishaverse’, as nicknamed by the acclaimed author Leigh Bardugo, have sold

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Taylor Swift Saved 2020

Posted: June 22, 2021
By: Sana M

Quarantine has been a period of laziness and relaxation for many, but not for singer-songwriter Taylor Swift! She shocked her fans with the release of two record-breaking albums and a revealing documentary concert film during the long months of isolation. The July 2020 arrival of Swift’s eighth studio album, Folklore took the music world by

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

Posted: May 25, 2021
By: Lily W

I definitely recommend Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. This book is the first installment of the Grisha Trilogy, and after reading it I’m so excited to continue on to the next one. The story follows a girl named Alina, a solider in Ravka, who learns after an attack on her regiment that she is

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Young Adult Fiction in Braille

Posted: May 1, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

Young adult fiction is available in a new format – Braille! There are 36 new titles in Braille and each title has one to six volumes. Titles include The Golden Compass, The Hunger Games, and Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.   The Young Adult Braille collection is located on the 2nd floor. You can search the catalog

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower

Posted: April 26, 2021
By: Kevin R

I’m a big fan of Studio Ghibli films, and an even bigger fan of Miyazaki’s works. However, I couldn’t seem to find time to watch this movie, even with it coming out in 2017. However, I’m now able to watch it.  “Mary And The Witch’s Flower” is a 2017 film released by Studio Ponoc based

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High School Art Contest

Posted: February 16, 2021
By: GEPL Staff

Submission Dates March 1-May 31, 2021 Winners selected by Wednesday, June 30 Artists between the ages of 14-18 who attend high school or live in Glen Ellyn, share your masterpiece(s) for the chance to win a gift certificate from Blick Art Supplies! Categories Digital/Film Photography or Graphic Art Ceramics and Sculpture Painting or Drawing Assembly,

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