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Young Adult Fiction in Braille

By: GEPL Staff

Young adult fiction is available in a new format – Braille! There are 36 new titles in Braille and each title has one to six volumes. Titles include The Golden Compass, The Hunger Games, and Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian.   The Young Adult Braille collection is located on the 2nd floor. You can search the catalog

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Mary and the Witch’s Flower

By: Kevin R

I’m a big fan of Studio Ghibli films, and an even bigger fan of Miyazaki’s works. However, I couldn’t seem to find time to watch this movie, even with it coming out in 2017. However, I’m now able to watch it.  “Mary And The Witch’s Flower” is a 2017 film released by Studio Ponoc based

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High School Art Contest

By: GEPL Staff

Submission Dates March 1-May 31 Winners selected by Wednesday, June 30 Artists between the ages of 14-18 who attend high school or live in Glen Ellyn, share your masterpiece(s) for the chance to win a gift certificate from Blick Art Supplies! Categories Digital/Film Photography or Graphic Art Ceramics and Sculpture Painting or Drawing Assembly, Collage,

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Everyone Counts! Understanding the Census

By: Joshua O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

The 2020 Census helps us understand our nation and the people who live in it. If young people or new citizens don’t take part in the census, their values and concerns are less likely to be addressed in laws and policies. For me, Woody Guthrie’s “This Land Is Your Land” conveys the sentiment that everyone

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Programs

  • High School Art Contest: Submissions
    Monday, March 1, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
    Artists between the ages of 14-18 who attend high school or live in Glen Ellyn, share your masterpiece(s) for the chance to win a gift certificate from Blick Art Supplies!...
  • Virtual Volunteering
    Monday, March 1, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
    Review books, TV, music, movies, comics, video games, and your favorite businesses, parks, and events around Glen Ellyn and earn a raffle entry for prizes, including three $50 Amazon gift...
  • Friends Used Book Sale
    Saturday, May 15, 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). Limited Admission: 20 people at a time. Attendees may line up in the lobby and can be...
  • Paint Like Frida
    Thursday, June 3, 2021 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    Christine Thornton of Hello Art Studio will guide you through a creative project and provide tips to help you paint like Frida Kahlo! An activity kit is available for pickup at the...
  • Fix-A-Flat and Basic Maintenance Bicycle Clinic
    Saturday, June 5, 2021 9:00 am to 10:00 am
    Library Parking Lot
  • 2021 Summer Reading
    Monday, June 7, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
    Read to Color Your World
  • The Queerios Roundtable
    Friday, June 11, 2021 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm

  • Stories & Songs of African People with Shanta Nurullah
    Monday, June 14, 2021 12:00 am to 12:00 am
    Virtual Program
  • Frozen Custard (Safely) Social
    Monday, June 14, 2021 1:30 pm to 6:00 pm
    Library Parking Lot
    The library will celebrate its 15th Annual Frozen Custard Social by distributing coupons for a free frozen custard treat from Andy's Frozen Custard in the library parking lot while supplies last....
  • GEPL Get Together: Cook with Chef Diana Dávila
    Thursday, June 17, 2021 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Virtual Program
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