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Mindfulness

By: Joshua O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

One of the best things in life just happened to me. I was out walking on the Prairie Path, minding my own business, trying not to get run over by a bicyclist and not feel bad about myself for not being a runner, when I heard one of the sounds I love most in life.

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Meraki

By: Saaniyah S., High School Blogger

While scrolling through my Pinterest feed one day, I stumbled upon the definition of a word, meraki, and it stuck out to me among the food hacks, quotes, and other usual gimmicks. I read this post again and again, attempting to analyze the meaning. Meraki is a word of Greek origin, and its definition is

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Fear

By: Saaniyah S., High School Blogger

If you are generally risk-averse, it is best to accept the raw truth that fear is a reality. Many people will go to great lengths to subtly wipe the irksome twinge of fear off their life palette; however, the act of avoiding experiences, emotions, and feelings that ignite fear is unavoidable. The Oxford Dictionary defines

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What I Just Read: Dealing in Dreams

By: Joshua O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

“At night, Las Mal Criadas own these streets.” Dealing in Dreams by Lilliam Rivera is like Mad Max mashed up with The Outsiders. Nalah runs a gang of hardcore girls who work for the head honcho of Mega City. Nalah must keep her crew in line, fight for basic needs, fend off rivals, and take

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Programs


  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 2:30 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, August 27, 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, August 29, 2019 2:30 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, August 29, 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.
  • The Writing Journey Presents: Dungeons & Dragons
    When: Saturday, August 31, 2019 3:00 PM
    Ends on: Saturday, August 31, 2019 4:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Shakespeare Room

    In this path you will learn the history and gameplay rules of Dungeons and Dragons in addition to participating in an adventure from the starter set.

    This path is open to all who wish to attend and learn about this classic role playing game. All materials needed to play will be provided so please bring yourself and your imagination!

  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, September 03, 2019 2:30 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, September 03, 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, September 05, 2019 2:30 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, September 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.
  • The Writing Journey Presents: Dungeons & Dragons
    When: Saturday, September 07, 2019 3:00 PM
    Ends on: Saturday, September 07, 2019 4:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Shakespeare Room

    In this path you will learn the history and gameplay rules of Dungeons and Dragons in addition to participating in an adventure from the starter set.

    This path is open to all who wish to attend and learn about this classic role playing game. All materials needed to play will be provided so please bring yourself and your imagination!

  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 2:30 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, September 10, 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.
  • High School Leadership Council
    When: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 4:00 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, September 10, 2019 5:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Are you interested in giving back to the community?
    Do you want to invent fun things to do, make schedules, and run events?
    Do you like to talk and work as a team?
    Do you want to discuss important issues and give feedback about the library?

    The Glen Ellyn Public Library High School Leadership Council meets between September and May on the second Tuesday of the month from 4-5 pm in the High School Room on the 2nd floor. This is a chance for you to lead!

    To join us, just fill out and submit an application.

  • Homework Cafe
    When: Thursday, September 12, 2019 2:30 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, September 12, 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: Tuesday, September 17, 2019 2:30 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, September 17, 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.