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High School Art Contest

By: GEPL Staff

Submission Dates March 1-May 31 Winners selected by Wednesday, June 30 Artists between the ages of 14-18 who attend high school or live in Glen Ellyn, share your masterpiece(s) for the chance to win a gift certificate from Blick Art Supplies! Categories Digital/Film Photography or Graphic Art Ceramics and Sculpture Painting or Drawing Assembly, Collage,

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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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Programs

  • High School Art Contest: Submissions
    Monday, March 1, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
    Artists between the ages of 14-18 who attend high school or live in Glen Ellyn, share your masterpiece(s) for the chance to win a gift certificate from Blick Art Supplies!...
  • Virtual Volunteering
    Monday, March 1, 2021 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...
  • Friends Used Book Sale
    Saturday, April 17, 2021 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Basement - Friends Area
    Limited Admission: 20 people at a time. Attendees may line up in the lobby and can be texted when it’s their turn. Purchase quality, gently-used books at discount prices from...
  • Drive-In BINGO
    Saturday, April 24, 2021 2:30 pm to 4:00 pm
    Library Parking Lot
    Drive in to the parking lot between 2:10-2:25 pm and pull into a numbered spot for this springtime take on the classic BINGO game. Volunteers will bring a kit to...
  • Fix-A-Flat and Basic Maintenance Bicycle Clinic
    Saturday, June 5, 2021 9:00 am to 10:00 am
    Library Parking Lot
  • Summer Reading
    Monday, June 7, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
    Read to Color Your World More information available soon!
  • The Queerios Roundtable
    Friday, June 11, 2021 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

  • Stories & Songs of African People with Shanta Nurullah
    Monday, June 14, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
  • Frozen Custard (Safely) Social
    Monday, June 14, 2021 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
    Library Parking Lot
    The library will celebrate its 15th Annual Frozen Custard Social by distributing coupons for a free frozen custard treat from Andy's Frozen Custard in the library parking lot while supplies last....
  • GEPL Get Together: Cook with Chef Diana Dávila
    Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Virtual Program
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