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Space, The Final Frontier

Picture of space. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

I love the universe. That’s big claim, isn’t it? No pun intended. Well, pun was kind of intended. I knew what I was writing, and I could’ve change it if I wanted. But I digress. I love the universe. I love space. I love planets, mysterious black holes, nebulae (especially the Crab), and huge asteroids

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Adopting a Character or Series Any Time

By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

I’m a fan of superpeople who have a gothic, noir glory to them, like Batman, Wolverine, Batwoman, and Constantine. I started loving graphic novel characters in my late teens. I didn’t interact with comics when I was growing up. The first superperson I attached to, and the only superperson to whom I was attached, was

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Mundane Intensity

St. Paul and the Broken Bones play at NPR's Tiny Desk Concert By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Ever heard of NPR’s Tiny Desk Concert? It’s totally great. The band or group or person is set up in a little office surrounded by books. So, that should convince you already: music surrounded by books. It’s got standard, good lighting; no mood lighting to try to make everyone better-looking, or match the lighting to

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Nerf War

Silhouettes of teens holding various Nerf guns. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

We had a blast, it was a smash hit, the event was on target, it was a bull’s eye…the Nerf War was a fantastic experience. There were only small number of us, but that almost made it better than a huge group. We got to play multiple rounds of Zombie Antidote, where we had one

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  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, April 25, 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, April 27, 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.
  • Virtual Reality Showcase
    When: Saturday, April 29, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Enter the revolutionary world of 3D gaming. Experience impossible scenarios, be immersed in your favorite game, or visit a new country. Sign up to try Oculus Rift and PlayStation VR in 15-minute sessions on a first-come, first-served basis. Parents will need to sign a Virtual Reality Release Waiver for children under 18.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, May 02, 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 South Book Talk
    When: Tuesday, May 02, 2017 6:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

    Glenbard South High School students in Life Skills classes will lead book talks at the library to increase literacy and awareness.
  • Glenbard South Book Talk
    When: Wednesday, May 03, 2017 6:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

    Glenbard South High School students in Life Skills classes will lead book talks at the library to increase literacy and awareness.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Thursday, May 04, 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: Tuesday, May 09, 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, May 11, 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, May 11, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Computer Lab

    Learn about 3D printing at this all-ages open lab and then 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.