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Art Contest Winner

By: Jack B., High School Guest Author

The 2021 Glen Ellyn Public Library High School Art Contest was an extra choice assignment for Jack’s teacher, who is a Glen Ellyn Public Library cardholder. Jack drew a total of five pictures, and to their surprise, they won! “I never thought my art would be good enough to win an art contest!” Jack said. They decided

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Shadow and Bone: A New Netflix Adaptation

By: Sana M

If you are looking for a new and captivating Netflix show to binge, look no further. Shadow and Bone is a gripping book trilogy published in 2012 that is the latest young adult series to be brought to life on the screen. Books in the ‘Grishaverse’, as nicknamed by the acclaimed author Leigh Bardugo, have sold

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Taylor Swift Saved 2020

By: Sana M

Quarantine has been a period of laziness and relaxation for many, but not for singer-songwriter Taylor Swift! She shocked her fans with the release of two record-breaking albums and a revealing documentary concert film during the long months of isolation. The July 2020 arrival of Swift’s eighth studio album, Folklore took the music world by

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Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

By: Lily W

I definitely recommend Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo. This book is the first installment of the Grisha Trilogy, and after reading it I’m so excited to continue on to the next one. The story follows a girl named Alina, a solider in Ravka, who learns after an attack on her regiment that she is

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Programs

  • 2021 Summer Reading
    Monday, June 7, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
    Read to Color Your World
  • Splatter Paint
    Saturday, August 7, 2021 10:30 am to 11:30 am
    Picnic Tables near the Library Parking Lot
    Use brushes and other implements to flick, throw, or drip paint onto a canvas to make art, exercise your brain, and improve your mental health! Supplies and snacks will be...
  • Bollywood Dance Workshop
    Friday, August 27, 2021 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    Learn Bollywood dance moves that promote the beauty of Indian dance and music in this interactive online workshop with Bolly DanceFit. No prior dance experience necessary. Presented by Deepthi Chiruvuri....
  • Volunteering: your voice, your time
    Wednesday, September 1, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am

    Email reviews of books, music, tv, movies, or experiences to the YA Librarian for a chance to have your writing appear on the library website on the high school blog....
  • Friends Used Book Sale
    Saturday, September 11, 2021 9:00 am to 2:00 pm
    Basement - Friends Area
    Purchase quality, gently-used books at discount prices from the Friends of the Library (FoL).
  • Friends Used Book Sale
    Sunday, September 12, 2021 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm
    Basement - Friends Area
    Everything $10/bag Purchase quality, gently-used books at discount prices from the Friends of the Library (FoL).
  • Let's Talk! How to have good conversations on important topics
    Wednesday, September 15, 2021 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    North & South Meeting Rooms
    Learn how to have respectful, mutually uplifting conversations about important topics like race and gender from two people who live it. Adrian & Nancy McKee, an inter-racial, social activist team...
  • National Voter Registration Day
    Tuesday, September 28, 2021 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm
    North & South Meeting Rooms
    Members from the League of Women Voters, Glen Ellyn will be available to register voters and answer questions about voting. Federal law requires two forms of identification for first-time registration. Valid...
  • The Poetry of Federico Garcia Lorca
    Thursday, October 7, 2021 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    In honor of National Hispanic Heritage Month, we will explore the cultural impact of Frederico Garcia Lorca's poetry.
  • GPS Community Read and Speaker: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore
    Friday, October 8, 2021 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm

    Glenbard Parent Series and D89 Community read: The Other Wes Moore: One Name, Two Fates by Wes Moore.  Get copies at GEPL. Wes Moore will speak via GPS website. Click...
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