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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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Gaming at GEPL

By: Joshua O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

Virtual Reality (VR) can expand our horizons and help us experience new places or things. In 2018, the library had a VR Club for high schoolers that met a few times a month to try out different games and rate them for future use. There were a few regulars who came every time. Others only

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Exploration Beyond Books

By: Joshua O'Shea, Young Adult Librarian

A dust cloud blooms on the surface of the red planet. There is no welcome party, there are no banners or noisemakers, no blinding paparazzi. Within view, only dusty planes, arid foothills, and open space. The visitor is a delegate from another planet who traveled millions of miles with no promise of ever reaching the

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Programs


  • Mocktails and Masterpieces
    When: Thursday, June 27, 2019 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, June 27, 2019 8:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Sip a mocktail while you craft and enjoy a fun night out with friends of any age! Make a painted rock photo holder for your BFF or favorite relative. A GEPL Get-Together for adults and kids of all ages.
  • ACT Practice Test
    When: Saturday, July 06, 2019 9:30 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, July 06, 2019 2:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Rid yourself of test day jitters by taking a full-length ACT practice test provided by College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors. Bring multiple sharpened #2 pencils and an approved calculator. Waitlisted students are encouraged to arrive 5-10 minutes early to fill open spaces. Contact College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors for test results at 630-381-0788.
  • Storm Drain Medallions with SCARCE
    When: Monday, July 08, 2019 2:00 PM
    Ends on: Monday, July 08, 2019 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at High School Room

    Help keep local waterways healthy! Volunteers will apply medallions on nearby storm drains to educate residents about the importance of preventing pollution. For grades 9-12. 
  • Try it, Make It!
    When: Thursday, July 18, 2019 4:00 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, July 18, 2019 6:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Try out cool maker tools at this DIY open lab for kids, teens, and adults. What can you create with a button maker? With a die cutter? Would you like to try to use a sewing machine? What can you do with conductive ink? Or create a 3D design and print it at the library!
  • Bingo
    When: Thursday, July 25, 2019 7:00 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, July 25, 2019 8:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    B-11! G-50! Join us for Bingo, called by Danny from the 3/7 Pathway Café. Winners will receive 3/7 Pathway Café vouchers. A GEPL Get-Together for adults and kids of all ages. 
  • Meet American Ninja Warrior Kyle Schulze
    When: Saturday, July 27, 2019 10:00 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, July 27, 2019 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Glen Ellyn’s own “Deaf Ninja,” Kyle Schulze, will share his experience growing up with hearing loss and competing on NBC’s American Ninja Warrior series. The program will include an aerobic activity to get everyone up and moving. Adults and kids of all ages welcome.
  • Community Game Night
    When: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 6:30 PM
    Ends on: Wednesday, August 07, 2019 8:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Celebrate the end of summer and the library’s Game On! Summer Challenge with giant games like Connect 4, Jenga, checkers, and more! Th is event is open to all ages, from kids who love games to adults who are kids at heart.
  • SAT Practice Test
    When: Saturday, August 17, 2019 9:30 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, August 17, 2019 2:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Rid yourself of test day jitters by taking a full-length SAT practice test provided by College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors. Bring multiple sharpened #2 pencils and an approved calculator. Waitlisted students are encouraged to arrive 5-10 minutes early to fill open spaces. Contact College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors for test results at 630-381-0788.
  • Cat Café
    When: Sunday, August 18, 2019 2:00 PM
    Ends on: Sunday, August 18, 2019 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at North & South Meeting Rooms

    Bring your work or a favorite book and cozy up to some cats and kittens from DuPage County Animal Services. Fresh coffee and snacks will be provided by the 3/7 Pathway Café. Can't resist the cuteness? Fill out an adoption application on site, head over to the shelter, and take home a new furry friend.
  • Homework Cafe
    When: Tuesday, August 20, 2019 2:30 PM
    Ends on: Tuesday, August 20, 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.