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A Scouting Civilization

By: Chris E., Teen Blogger

The young portion of any group is the future of that group. This is true for a colony of ants, a company of badgers, or a population of humans. One of the best ways to guarantee the continued growth and success of a civilization is to provide its inhabitants, especially its young people, with ample

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The Search for My Passion

By: Saaniyah S., Teen Blogger

Have you ever suddenly discovered something about yourself, something you may have never expected yourself to take upon? This recently happened to me; more specifically, it happened to me this summer. As I lazed around the house, sitting around with not much to do, the long summer days finally started to itch. I was yearning

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Understanding Better

The South Side: A Portrait of Chicago and American Segregation by Natalie Moore By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Leading from last week’s blog, I wanted to provide some books at the library, including ones I’ve read and recommend, as well as books I want to read. My experience with books like these is that I feel I’m able to see through someone else’s eyes and gain empathy and understanding of their views. Often,

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Me? Biased?

Enslaved hands with words such as racism, bias, prejudice written on them. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Jay Smooth said racism is like bad breath, not tonsils. It’s not a question of have them/don’t have them, but a matter of degrees. We need to keep moral hygiene a priority, paying attention to our words to see if they smell funny. Words are inseparable from ideas (go figure), so if we hear things that

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  • Homework Cafe
    When: Thursday, September 21, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish!) place to study.
  • 3D Printing Open Lab
    When: Thursday, September 21, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Computer Lab

    Learn about 3D printing at this all-ages open lab and work to create your own project. Use of 3D software is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Projects will be available for pick up at a later date.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, September 26, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen 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, September 28, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish!) place to study.
  • Understanding Fake News
    When: Thursday, September 28, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Fiction and nonfiction are not just library sections. People constantly get 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.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, October 03, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen 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, October 05, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish!) place to study.
  • Glenbard Parent Series Book Discussion
    When: Thursday, October 05, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Join a "living-room-style" discussion in The Lounge about healthy parenting as part of the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families. Copies of each book discussion title are available near the High School Room. For more information on all GPS programming visit glenbardgps.org.

    Tonight's Book: Ungifted: Intelligence Redefined: The Truth About Talent, Practice, Creativity, and the Many Paths to Greatness by Dr. Scott Barry Kaufman. Dr. Kaufman speaks at Glenbard South High School on Monday, October 9 at 7 pm.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, October 10, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen 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, October 12, 2017 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

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