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Everyone Counts! Understanding the Census

By: Joshua O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

The 2020 Census helps us understand our nation and the people who live in it. If young people or new citizens don’t take part in the census, their values and concerns are less likely to be addressed in laws and policies. For me, Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” conveys the sentiment that everyone

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Discover the Digital

By: Joshua O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Ok, here’s a list of free stuff you didn’t know you wanted. It’s all available to you with your GEPL library card. Yes, this sounds like a pitch, and it is—but it’s free, educational, helpful, interesting, and so on. Like many, I watch a lot of Netflix, and a stitch of Hulu. Kanopy, another online

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Test Day

By: Jackson D., High School Blogger

Test day in English class usually means writing an essay, and today was no exception. The essay was to be graded by how well it achieved the goals outlined in the rubric – a sheet that seemed clear in what it described and yet lengthy enough that studying the rubric itself was necessary. While the

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People as Pollinators

By: Joshua O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Pollinators flit and fly around from flower to flower. They never “stand” still, or sit, or lay, unlike large mammals. It’s where the expression “busy bee” comes from. Sometimes the bee is perfect. In fact, most of the time, bees are perfect. Honey bees have the highest population in the world and lead the charge

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  • Paint Your Story: Summer Reading Challenge
    Monday, June 1, 2020 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    The Glen Ellyn Public Library's 10-week Summer Reading Program. Please email with any questions.
  • Frozen Custard (Safely) Social
    Monday, June 8, 2020 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    The 14th Annual Frozen Custard (Safely) Social will take place according to the safe social distancing guidelines on this date. Please visit or follow us on social media for...
  • Kawaii Characters Drawing Workshop
    Tuesday, June 9, 2020 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    Learn how to draw adorable Kawaii (Japanese for "cute") characters. Art teacher Christine Thornton will walk you through what makes the Kawaii style uniquely its own. We'll all practice drawing together, then...
  • Standardized Testing: Summer 2020
    Thursday, June 11, 2020 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm
    Learn how AP exams and ACT and SAT testing are affected by COVID-19 this summer from Kathy of College Nannies+Sitters+Tutors. Kathy will explain methods for test prep in this time...
  • Tips for Successful Virtual Experiences
    Thursday, June 25, 2020 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
    It can be overwhelming to be a part of a virtual group, and especially to lead one. Learn how to be a great participant or leader in any kind of...
  • Paint with Friends
    Tuesday, June 30, 2020 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    Cheryl Vargas from Studio 928 will guide you into the world of painting. Get Inspired by vibrant colors and animal subjects in this painting class and complete your own painting at home. ...
  • Start Smart--Planning your Career and Education
    Thursday, July 9, 2020 2:30 pm to 3:15 pm
      How do you know how to choose a career that fits your interests? How do you know what kind of experiences and education you need to launch your career?...
  • Flowering Trees Watercolor Painting Workshop
    Monday, July 13, 2020 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm
    Learn to paint these beautiful flowering trees with art teacher Christine Thornton. Christine will teach you some fun, easy watercolor painting techniques. You will use your own painting supplies at...
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