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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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Programs

  • High School Volunteering: Review Books, Movies and Glen Ellyn Places
    Tuesday, December 1, 2020 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
    Review books, TV, music, movies, comics, video games, and your favorite businesses, parks, and events around Glen Ellyn and earn a raffle entry for prizes, including three $50 Amazon gift cards....
  • Super Smash! Play for an eSports Career
    Thursday, January 21, 2021 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    Explore the growing eSports industry, learn how to get the education and experience needed for success in the field, join a community of gamers, and receive a prize code, all...
  • Glen Ellyn DEI Project: Moderated Panel of Village Leaders
    Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    Representatives from the Village of Glen Ellyn, Glen Ellyn Public Library, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn Park District, Glen Ellyn School District 41, Glenbard Township High School District 87, and...
  • Glen Ellyn DEI Project: Moderated Panel of Community Organizations
    Saturday, January 23, 2021 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    Representatives from Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center, Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Services, One Community, DuPage United, Glen Ellyn Allies for Racial Justice, and B.R....
  • Glen Ellyn DEI Project: Community Listening Session
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Virtual Program
    Listen and contribute as members of the Glen Ellyn community discuss Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Facilitated by Reesheda Graham Washington, principal consultant of RGW Consulting, LLC, this session will...
  • Glen Ellyn DEI Project: Community Listening Session
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    Listen and contribute as members of the Glen Ellyn community discuss Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Facilitated by Reesheda Graham Washington, principal consultant of RGW Consulting, LLC, this session will...
  • Roving the Red Planet
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    There are currently six U.S. spacecraft either on or orbiting Mars, and, if all goes well, a new rover will be landing there in February 2021! Michelle Nichols from the...
  • Glen Ellyn DEI Project: Affinity Group Meetings
    Thursday, January 28, 2021 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    Listen and contribute as a group of 8-10 members of the Glen Ellyn community discuss their passions, culture and roles and responsibilities related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Facilitated...
  • Kanopy Watch-Along: "Hunt for the Wilderpeople"
    Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    Ready...set...press play! Join us on Kanopy and Twitter for a live watch party and virtual discussion of the hit New Zealand comedy, "Hunt for the Wilderpeople". Use Kanopy to watch...
  • Glen Ellyn DEI Project: Community Listening Session
    Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    Help devise a collective strategy to enhance DEI in the Village of Glen Ellyn in ways that are integrative, holistic, sustainable, and enduring.
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