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Language Magic

Silhouettes of teens in front of teacher and chalkboard with language written on it. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Words have always been magical to me. I love Elizabethan English, the language that Shakespeare used; it sounds high, it sounds like it’s flying, it sounds like it could echo in eternity. When you dig down into a subject, you start to find and use technical language. Sciences and Arts have technical language that often

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“They” as Singular (Part Two)

English philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Language is often more important than we realize. We have strong words like “love” or “hate” that have a lot of emotional weight behind them. Telling a partner or family member “I love you” requires a lot of emotional commitment (if it’s said sincerely). Letting someone know that “I hate it when you talk to

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“They” As Singular (Part One)

Woman sitting on the grass writing in a notebook. By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Grammar Girl reports Chicago Manual Style and Associated Press Stylebook say “they/them” can be used to refer to individual people. Feminism and queer theory have been saying for a while that “he” shouldn’t refer to women or men, and that we need words that don’t out the subject in a way that would bias the

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Taking Care of Your Body

Take care of your body, and your body will take care of you. By: Saaniyah S., Teen Blogger

“Your body is precious. It is our vehicle for awakening. Treat it with care.” ~ Buddha Our bodies are our temples. Without a doubt, they are a wonder and a reason for us to appreciate our lives. Every jump, every thought, every action we take is at their expense. With all this exertion, however, we

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  • Late Night Study
    When: Tuesday, May 30, 2017 5:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Enjoy pizza, beverages and extended hours while hitting the books and studying for high school final exams. Take a break and relax with trained therapy dogs between 6:30 and 8:30 pm Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
  • Late Night Study
    When: Wednesday, May 31, 2017 5:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Enjoy pizza, beverages and extended hours while hitting the books and studying for high school final exams. Take a break and relax with trained therapy dogs between 6:30 and 8:30 pm Tuesday and Wednesday nights.
  • Late Night Study
    When: Thursday, June 01, 2017 5:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Enjoy pizza, beverages and extended hours while hitting the books and studying for high school final exams.
  • Ice Cream Social
    When: Monday, June 05, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Celebrate the beginning of the library's summer reading program with an ice cream sundae, ice pop or fresh fruit at the 11th Annual Ice Cream Social. 

    Join the fun at 7:15 pm on the 2nd floor of the library where kids and adults will be wowed as various objects fly through the air during Jason Kollum’s Comedy Variety Juggling & Balancing Show.
  • 3D Printing Open Lab
    When: Thursday, June 08, 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.
  • Virtual Reaility Showcase
    When: Saturday, June 10, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Enter the revolutionary world of 3D gaming. Experience impossible scenarios, immerse yourself 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. Parent signature required on Virtual Reality Waiver for 18 and under. Waivers available at the 2nd Floor Information Desk or gepl.org/waivers.
  • Mammals and More
    When: Saturday, June 17, 2017 2:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Say hello to a slow-moving sloth or feel the fur of a bat-eared fox when the Flying Fox Conservation Fund brings the zoo to you! Animals hanging out at the library include: a sloth, a bat-eared fox, an armadillo, a kinkajou, a civet, a chinchilla, a tree frog, a tarantula, a Solomon Island parrot, and a lion head rabbit. For kids of all ages.
  • Library Board of Trustees Meeting
    When: Monday, June 19, 2017 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Board Room

    The Library Board of Trustees conducts regular meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7:30 P.M. in the library boardroom.
  • Drones After Dark
    When: Thursday, June 22, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Test fly a drone at the library! Learn what makes modern drones work, how they are used, and the future of drones from Dean Klapatch, FAA Certified Drone Pilot and owner of FasterPast Aerial Video.
  • ACT Practice Test
    When: Saturday, July 08, 2017 9:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Conquer test-day jitters by taking the ACT practice test. Receive your results by phone, email or an appointment with the C2 Education Program Director. 

    For more programs in the Prep for College series, visit gepl.org/prep-for-college-series.