Search Our Catalog

The Stories We Tell

Get a Library Card and check out something INCREDIBLE! September is Library Card Sign-Up Month: Celebrate by Visiting Your Library! 

Signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. Libraries offer fun and informative resources to help you pursue your passions and succeed in school, work, and life.

This year, The Incredibles are honorary chairs for library card sign-up month! During the month of September, stop by the Glen Ellyn Public Library to pick up a bookmark featuring The Incredibles and pose with a member of the Superhero Team. Do something incredible — get your library card today! Contact the Circulation Department at 630-469-0879 to learn about Library Card Registration.

Photo Essays: Organizing Your Family Photos
Tuesday, September 18 | 7-8:30 pm
People are taking more photos than ever before thanks to smartphones. But what to do with all those photos? Adam Pratt from Chaos to Memories will help you preserve, organize, and share your digital and physical photos so you and future generations can enjoy the stories they tell. Reserve your spot.

Graphic Novels for Adults: More Than Just Your Typical Comic Book
Thursday, October 11 | 7-8 pm
Graphic novels are for all ages, even adults! Read and discuss selections from eight different graphic novels dealing with real-life issues. Copies of each graphic novel title will be available near the 2nd Floor Information Desk. Reserve your spot.

The Sky Is Falling!
Saturday, October 20 | 2-3 pm
Improv Playhouse brings a hilarious and exciting new take on the classic folktale, Chicken Little. Chicken Little and his friends try to save their town from disaster, despite the town’s doubts. For ages 3-10. Reserve your spot.

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark
Wednesday, October 24 | 4-5 pm
Grab a glow stick and listen to eerie tales of American folklore from Alvin Schwartz’s popular Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark books. Create a creepy Halloween lantern to take home. For grades 3-5. Reserve your spot.

The Barefoot Hawaiian dance troupe perform the world-famous Hulu dance.GEPLuau: Huaka’i Hawai’i at the Lake Ellyn Boat House
Thursday, October 25 | 6:30-9 pm | 645 Lenox Road
Discover why Hawai’i nō ka ‘Oi! Watch a performance of the world-famous Hula dance performed by The Barefoot Hawaiian dance troupe while learning about the customs, folklore, and ancient traditions of Hawai’i. Purchase dinner from food trucks on site. Doors open at 6:30 pm, performance begins at 7:30 pm. Reserve your spot.

Spooky Storytelling with Blackout Poetry
Tuesday, October 30 | 4-5:30 pm
Watch videos on how to craft a spectacularly spooky story and then create your own using blackout poetry. For grades 6-8. Reserve your spot.

Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain
Tuesday, November 13 | 7-8:30 pm

The single most important thing you can do for your child’s future success in life is to talk to them. Dr. Dana Suskind, author and founder of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, explains the power of language and how parents can tune in, talk more, and take turns building a child’s brain. A Q&A and book signing will follow her presentation. Copies of her book, Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain will be available for purchase. Educators who attend can request one free CPDU credit. Reserve your spot.

This event is co-sponsored by Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Westminster Preschool, Glenbard Parent Series, and the Glen Ellyn Public Library.

Poetry Out Loud
Thursday, November 15 | 2-3 pm
Hear a poetry reading by longtime Glen Ellyn resident Dr. Riaz Haque as he reads the poems of his beloved late wife, Nelly Godoy de Haque. Nelly moved to Illinois from her native Chile and wrote poetry celebrating life, mind, body, soul, and the afterlife. Reserve your spot.