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People as Pollinators

By: Joshua O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Pollinators flit and fly around from flower to flower. They never “stand” still, or sit, or lay, unlike large mammals. It’s where the expression “busy bee” comes from. Sometimes the bee is perfect. In fact, most of the time, bees are perfect. Honey bees have the highest population in the world and lead the charge

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My Great Expectations

By: Saaniyah S., High School Blogger

When I finished Great Expectations by Charles Dickens for a summer assignment, the reality of Pip (the main character)’s life had me hooked for days. After all he had been through to create a high-end, ideal life, Pip ended up being exactly what he didn’t want to be at first—a laborer. I was not expecting

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Visit Your Library for Meraki

By: Joshua O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Back and forth goes the little white dot, bouncing off paddles to score points. Imagine the paddles being work and play. To keep the balance in our lives, we ricochet between work and play. In this metaphor, we score points not by making another player miss the dot, but by keeping the ball moving. Mentally

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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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Programs


  • Homework Café
    Thursday, October 17, 2019 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    High School Room

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

  • Homework Café
    Tuesday, October 22, 2019 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    High School Room

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

  • Homework Café
    Thursday, October 24, 2019 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    High School Room

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

  • Homework Café
    Tuesday, October 29, 2019 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    High School Room

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

  • Homework Café
    Thursday, October 31, 2019 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    High School Room

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

  • Homework Café
    Tuesday, November 5, 2019 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    High School Room

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

  • Spark Joy with Cardboard Sculptures
    Wednesday, November 6, 2019 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    High School Room

    Make sculptures out of cardboard and duct tape while getting life hacks for dealing with stress and finding joy in our hectic lives. NAMI DuPage will join us while chatting informally about mindfulness, relaxation, and community while sculpting cardboard and eating stuff from 3/7 Pathway Café.

  • Homework Café
    Thursday, November 7, 2019 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    High School Room

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

  • High School Leadership Council
    Thursday, November 7, 2019 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    High School Room

    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 with people and work with 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 chance for you to lead!

    To join us, just fill out and submit a High School Volunteer Application.

  • Homework Café
    Tuesday, November 12, 2019 2:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    High School Room

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