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What I See: Observing the World Around Me

A single leaf falling to the ground. By: Saaniyah S., Teen Blogger

A leaf falls upon my window sill in my room. It gives me an idea and I look around. Sketchbook? Check. Wooden pencil? Check. Eraser? Check. With these things in hand, I wrap a sweater around me, step outside, and sit on my front porch. My next door neighbors are playing outside, the kids are

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What I Just Read: On the Fence by Kasie West

By: Keira S., Teen Blogger

On The Fence by Kasie West is a fiction book about love, inner beauty, and finding yourself. For 16-year-old Charlie Reynolds, being raised by a single dad and three older brothers has its benefits. Gage, Nathan, and Jerome have taught her to outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows — including her neighbor and

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Prepping for College Book List

Freshman by Tom Ellen and Lucy Ivison By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Heading off to college this fall? Here are some great, relatable books to read this summer. And, if you do read them, be sure to log them in so they count towards your summer reading. The more you read, the more prizes you receive – and you help make a difference in your community! You

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What I Just Read: The Hazel Wood

By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

One of the many wonders of fiction is that it can give you an experience you didn’t know you needed. It places you in the shoes of characters who are nothing like you, whose lives are completely unlike yours, and who have experiences you’ll never have. And it shouldn’t be too strange to read that

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  • Homework Cafe
    When: Thursday, October 18, 2018 2:30 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: Tuesday, October 23, 2018 2:30 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, October 25, 2018 2:30 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.
  • GEPLuau: Huaka’i Hawai’i at the Lake Ellyn Boat House
    When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 6:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Discover why Hawai’i nō ka ‘Oi! Watch a performance of the world-famous Hula dance performed by The Barefoot Hawaiian dance troupe while learning about the customs, folklore, and ancient traditions of Hawai’i. Purchase dinner from food trucks on site. Doors open at 6:30 pm, performance begins at 7:30 pm.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 2:30 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, November 01, 2018 2:30 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: Tuesday, November 06, 2018 2:30 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, November 08, 2018 2:30 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: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 2:30 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.
  • Magic: The Gathering
    When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 6:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

    Get your inner Planeswalker nerd on! Everyone is welcome, from noobs to pros, to the card game of spells and adventure. Challenge your friends and get expert advice from TPK Gaming. Get a free deck and dice!