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What I Just Read: Island of the Blue Dolphins (Part I: Historical Background)

By: Nada A., Teen Blogger

Island of the Blue Dolphins is a story about an islander named Karana and is one of my favorite books. Vibrant and realistic, it begins as a mystery and transforms into a spirited tale about resourcefulness and tradition. It is sure to have a lasting impact on readers. Author Scott O’Dell enjoyed the outdoors as

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Life in the Center

By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Life is between bark and core. Tree rings show how new layers can grow around the outside of old layers. The hardened center acts as an anchor. And like those layers in a tree, our surroundings affect us. Humans have roots and leaves that absorb the nutrients we live in, forming new layers. The words

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What I See: Connecting with Nature

By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

We all live in ecosystems. Each ecosystem has diverse parts that can be similar and dissimilar to others. Together they create an environment that is interconnected and inter-affective. When we realize how these connections influence our individual activities, we’re prompted to want the best relationship within our environment as possible. There are two main partnerships

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In My Experience: Visiting Rohingya Refugees in Bangladesh

Author with Rohingya refugees By: Saaniyah S., Teen Blogger

“Saaniyah, do you want to go to Bangladesh with me and your brother to help the Rohingyas?” my father asked me in December. My father is a neurologist working in Chicago suburbs. This would be his third trip to Bangladesh to give medical help to Rohingya refugees. “Sure, that sounds okay,” I agreed. As sure

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  • Late Night Study
    When: Tuesday, December 18, 2018 5:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Studying for finals? The library will stay open one extra hour for high schoolers hitting the books. Enjoy pizza, beverages, and a little R&R with trained therapy dogs. For grades 9-12.
  • Late Night Study
    When: Wednesday, December 19, 2018 5:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Studying for finals? The library will stay open one extra hour for high schoolers hitting the books. Enjoy pizza, beverages, and a little R&R with trained therapy dogs. For grades 9-12.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Thursday, December 20, 2018 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish) place to study.
  • Late Night Study
    When: Thursday, December 20, 2018 5:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Studying for finals? The library will stay open one extra hour for high schoolers hitting the books. Enjoy pizza, beverages, and a little R&R with trained therapy dogs. For grades 9-12.
  • Fortnite at the Library
    When: Monday, January 07, 2019 6:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Power up your knockout skills! Watch Ninja’s stream to hone your talent or jump right into the round-robin battles. The top player of the night gets to play on the Library Oculus! Devices and keyboards are provided, or bring your own Xbox One or PS4 controller with a USB input. Snacks provided. For grades 9-12.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, January 08, 2019 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish) place to study.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Thursday, January 10, 2019 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish) place to study.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, January 15, 2019 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish) place to study.
  • Being Healthy Under Pressure
    When: Wednesday, January 16, 2019 6:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Do friends, school, and work stress you out? Explore practical ways to deal with stress and cultivate an uplifting lifestyle through hands-on activities with help from NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) DuPage. For grades 9-12.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Thursday, January 17, 2019 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish) place to study.