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Andy Goldsworthy Ephemeral Works by Andy Goldsworthy By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Art can resonate deeply in our soul. Art can make us laugh, or say “WHAT THE—?!” That’s what’s great about it. Art can tell us something, even if that something it wants to say is “Don’t think about anything ever at all.” Andy Goldsworthy does the first and a bit of the last for me. Goldsworthy

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GEPL’s Teen Scene Art Contest Returns!

By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

February freezes the soul. January gets away with being the first month, and we expect to have frozen toes in January. February gets deeper into our bones, and March reaches for our emotions. If April is cold, we know Mother Nature is being mean for a reason. To melt our frozen spirits, we have the Teen

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The Joy of Fog

Gothic Wonder: Art, Artifice and the Decorated Style by Paul Binski By: Josh O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Rainy, misty, gray-clouded days are my favorite. I associate those days with serenity, curiosity, and wanderlust. I feel calm because I don’t have ideas of what I’m supposed to do on those days; I can do whatever I want. I always wonder, “what’s out there” in a way that I don’t on clear days; the shadowy

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Do Your Own Thing

When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandha Menon By: Saaniyah S., Teen Blogger

I — as a teenager warped by today’s world of social media, TV shows, and nonstop advertisement — am quite clueless about who society wants me to be. Should I follow the path of big-name celebrities, who have fame, glory, and wealth? Or should I take a less showy path to success? What kind of

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  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish!) place to study.
  • Raspberry Pi
    When: Tuesday, January 23, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Computer Lab

    Learn about Raspberry Pi, a computer the size of a credit card, and how to use it to build a retro game console. Invite your friends and family and register together in groups of two to four. The signup fee is $10, regardless of group size. Bring your console controller. Keep the Raspberry Pi to continue programming at home. For middle school and high school students. Be sure to attend both sessions. Purchase your ticket.
  • Glenbard Parent Series Book Discussion
    When: Wednesday, January 24, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor Lounge

    Join a "living-room-style" discussion of The Dolphin Way: A Parent's Guide to Raising Healthy, Happy, and Motivated Kids — Without Turning into a Tiger by Dr. Shimi Kang as part of the Glenbard Parent Series: Navigating Healthy Families. Copies of the book are available near the High School Room. 

    Dr. Shimi Kang appears at the College of DuPage McAninch Arts Center on Wednesday, January 31 at 7 pm as part of this series. For more information on all GPS programming visit glenbardgps.org.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish!) place to study.
  • Raspberry Pi
    When: Thursday, January 25, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Computer Lab

    Learn about Raspberry Pi, a computer the size of a credit card, and how to use it to build a retro game console. Invite your friends and family and register together in groups of two to four. The signup fee is $10, regardless of group size. Bring your console controller. Keep the Raspberry Pi to continue programming at home. For middle school and high school students. Be sure to attend both sessions. Purchase your ticket.
  • Can You Find That Movie Poster?
    When: Saturday, January 27, 2018 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Visit the library for some REEL fun! View an extensive, vibrant collection of full-size movie posters for current and upcoming films. Correctly match movie descriptions to movie posters for a chance to win.

    One person will win a $30 Visa Gift Card. Two people will win a set of three admission passes for the Glen Art Theatre in downtown Glen Ellyn. Two more people will win a set of two passes for Studio Movie Grill in Wheaton. Five winners in all! For people of all ages.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, January 30, 2018 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen 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, February 01, 2018 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Teen Room

    High schoolers can head to the library after school to enjoy hot chocolate, library laptops, and a quiet(ish!) place to study.
  • Understanding Fake News
    When: Thursday, February 01, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Fiction and nonfiction are not just library sections. People get constantly bombarded with unreliable information from untrustworthy sources. So how do you know what's real and what's fake? Learn to weed through the noise and evaluate sources for authenticity at this timely program.
  • Homework Café
    When: Tuesday, February 06, 2018 2:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library