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Safe at Home: Options for Seniors

Posted: July 26, 2020
By: GEPL Staff

Even while you are home, there’s no limit to exploration! Challenge your mind and feed your imagination with resources available at the Glen Ellyn Public Library and beyond. These materials, activities, and games should have your neurons firing in no time. Some of the resources below will ask you to enter your library card number

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Check Out Local Authors at GEPL

Posted: July 9, 2020
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

Here at the Glen Ellyn Public Library, we are proud to celebrate our local authors! The Emerging Authors collection on the 2nd floor highlights authors who either live in the Chicago Metropolitan area or whose book takes place here. This donation-based collection helps authors, many of whom are self-published, promote their books and reach a wider audience. Are

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The Librarian Recommends: Summer Picks 2020

Posted: May 27, 2020
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

Whether light or serious, these summer reads can be enjoyed outside in the sun or inside on a rainy day. All titles are available as ebooks or e-audiobooks through Libby, Axis360, or Hoopla. The Dutch House by Ann Patchett (Libby and Axis360) Fans of literary fiction will not want to miss Ann Patchetts’ latest, The

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Reading Into Routine

Posted: May 17, 2020
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers’ Advisory Librarian

GEPL has an extensive collection of ebooks and e-audiobooks to access from home. Our three main digital reading apps are Axis 360, Libby, and Hoopla. I’ve chosen one feel-good from each to get you started, with all titles available as ebooks and e-audiobooks. After downloading the app(s), you’ll need your library card number and PIN

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Costalegre by Courtney Maum

Posted: March 9, 2020
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

Costalegre takes place in 1930s Mexico, during World War II. A group of artists, all based on real-life Surrealists, have fled Europe and taken up residence in Costalegre on Mexico’s western coast. The story is told from the perspective of 15-year-old Lara, a fictionalized version of Peggy Guggenheim’s daughter. Lara’s tempestuous mother Leonora has gone

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The Librarian Recommends: Winter Picks 2020

Posted: February 24, 2020
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

Cozy up to these recommendations that will take your mind off the cold! A Long Petal of the Sea by Isabel Allende: Queen of historical fiction, Isabel Allende, begins her latest novel in 1930s Spain during the Spanish Civil War. Roser and Victor flee their homeland to start a new life in Chile, but their

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Repertoire of Reading

Posted: January 2, 2020
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

No matter your musical tastes, these reads are sure to keep you hooked from page one. Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid Daisy Jones is a talented but troubled singer-songwriter; Billy Dunne and his band, The Six, are rock stars on the brink of fame. When they team up, they become one

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Midwinter of Music

Posted: December 18, 2019
By: Beth Clower, Instruction Librarian and Business Liaison

I was at a pre-season football game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin. During a break in play, Sweet Caroline by Neil Diamond came over the speakers. When the chorus hit, the entire stadium sang along and you could feel electricity run through the crowd as everyone bonded over that song. Music unites communities,

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Macmillan Limits Library Access to Ebooks

Posted: December 6, 2019
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

Macmillan Publishers has decided to limit readers’ access to new ebook titles through public libraries. Now, libraries may only purchase ONE copy of each new ebook published by Macmillan for the first eight weeks after a book’s release. Macmillan is currently the only major publisher to do this. What does this mean to me? Members

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The Librarian Recommends: Fall Picks 2019

Posted: October 18, 2019
By: Brenna Murphy, Readers' Advisory Librarian

The Water Dancer by Ta-Nahisi Coates: From the author of Between the World and Me, The Water Dancer is the story of a young slave boy with a mysterious power. When Hiram Walker’s mother is sold to another plantation, he begins his long journey to freedom via the Underground Railroad. For fans of: historical fiction,

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