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Three small ghosts trying to be scary. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

We all have images of what Halloween is supposed to be in our minds. Most of us think of bats, cats, witches, frothing cauldrons, attempts to scare anyone we can, and haunted houses. Trying to get to the root of Halloween is one of the most dizzying escapades we can begin. What we think is

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Power of Sharing Struggles

By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

It can be scary to tell people we trust about our fears or weaknesses. If we think something is embarrassing or not normal, we tend to hide it because it makes us feel weak or different. When this happens, we keep quiet and carry our burdens alone. We miss the power we might have gained

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Growth and Change

The Resilience Dividend: Being Strong in a World Where Things Go Wrong by Judith Rodin By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Human bodies are hollow. Really, think about that. We have squishy bags inside. We gain energy and nutrients from putting food into our bellies and oxygen in our lungs. Bones have hollow cores where spongy marrow produce blood cells. Strange, right? Maybe you’ve already thought a lot about this; I haven’t before now. The way

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Respectful Kneeling

The American Flag flying above the trees. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Two high school students from Victory and Praise Christian Academy in Texas were removed from their football team because they knelt during the national anthem. Students at high schools as well as NFL players are kneeling during the national anthem. Many people say kneeling is disrespectful. One fan attending the Bears Packers game on Thursday said

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  • Holiday Walk at the Library
    When: Friday, November 24, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Celebrate the season with the library before heading to downtown Glen Ellyn for the Village’s annual tree lighting ceremony. Enjoy crafts, a holiday game show from Sparkles Entertainment, and music from Vivaldi Strings, One Voice Choir, and the Glenbard South Madrigal Singers. 

    Twenty-five local kids and adults put their maker skills to use in a 3D Design Competition and created original ornaments celebrating the library's 110th anniversary. All designs were printed and library staff voted for their favorite ornament. 

    The top three favorite ornaments will be available to purchase for $5 each during Holiday Walk. Don't miss this unique keepsake, only a limited number of ornaments will be printed. Proceeds will benefit the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, November 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.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Thursday, November 30, 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, December 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.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Thursday, December 07, 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.
  • Stories with Santa at the Glen Ellyn Fire Station
    When: Saturday, December 09, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Santa is making a special trip from the North Pole to hear your Christmas wish list and to take a picture with you! While you wait your turn to sit on Santa’s lap, enjoy stories read by librarians from the Glen Ellyn Public Library and carols sung by the Glenbard South Madrigals. For kids of all ages.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, December 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.
  • May the Force Be with You
    When: Tuesday, December 12, 2017 6:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Join other Star Wars fans excited for the theatrical release of Star Wars: The Last Jedi opening in theaters December 15. Draw and build your own lightsabers, make plot predictions, take photos against a themed backdrop, and view Star Wars: The Force Awakens. For grades 9-12.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Thursday, December 14, 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, December 14, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Computer Lab

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