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Teen Art Contest Results

By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

This year’s Teen Art Contest was wonderful, and we want to thank everyone who came out. It was a snowy, blowy day—although any weather after the polar vortex would have felt tropical. Our show coincided with a reception for the February Artist of the Month, the Seagrave Family, which featured artists from a few generations.

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Planet Under Pressure

By: Saaniyah S., Teen Blogger

Our planet is undergoing a lot of pressure from its inhabitants. The energy industry is a culprit of releasing tons of toxic gases into the atmosphere. Branches of the energy industry include biofuels and oil. Biofuels seem like a clean alternative to dirtier industries like coal, but biomass creates harmful carbon dioxide and sulfur emissions

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What I Just Read: Fat Girl on a Plane

By: Megan M., Teen Blogger

In Fat Girl on a Plane by Kelly Devos, Cookie Vonn is very passionate about fashion and has dreamed of working in the industry since she was a little girl. Now she is a senior in high school, wondering why she can’t get into Parsons School of Design. Cookie is considered “plus-size,” which makes it

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Island of the Blue Dolphins (Part III: Analysis)

By: Nada A., Teen Blogger

In my AP Human Geography course as a freshman, I read Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fate of Human Societies by Jared Diamond. It provided a new perspective on how various peoples can possess different types of knowledge and how this can affect their survival, communication, and societal advancement. In Island of the Blue Dolphins,

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Programs


  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 2:30 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, February 19, 2019 4:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School 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, February 21, 2019 2:30 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, February 21, 2019 4:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish) place to study.
  • Author Visit Mary Winn Heider
    When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 2:00 PM
    Ends on: Saturday, February 23, 2019 3:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Middle-school author Mary Winn Heider discusses her book The Mortification of Fovea Munson, including the origin of her cadaver lab story and what inspires her. A Q&A and book signing will follow her presentation. Copies of The Mortification of Fovea Munson will be available for purchase.
  • Movie Makers Reception
    When: Monday, February 25, 2019 6:30 PM
    Ends on: Monday, February 25, 2019 8:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Want to make a movie? Direct your own live-action or stop-motion short film during this four-week course and then show it off to the world. You and your guests can dress up and enjoy refreshments during the world premiere of your short film. For grades 4-8.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 2:30 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, February 26, 2019 4:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School 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, February 28, 2019 2:30 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, February 28, 2019 4:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish) place to study.
  • After-Hours Nerf Games
    When: Friday, March 01, 2019 6:00 PM
    Ends on: Friday, March 01, 2019 8:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Run in the library? Check. Shoot darts at friends? Check. Dress up in your Cosplay of choice? Check. Bring your own Nerf gun and darts as a limited supply is available. Pizza provided. Permission slips will be required for entry and are available at gepl.org/waivers. For grades 9-12.
  • College Prep: SAT Practice Test
    When: Saturday, March 02, 2019 10:00 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, March 02, 2019 2:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 2:30 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, March 05, 2019 4:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School 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, March 07, 2019 2:30 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, March 07, 2019 4:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

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