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Trespassers by Breena Bard

cartoon image of two boys looking into a curtained window By: Goodreads.com

Gabby Woods is looking forward to another summer vacation at her family’s lake house, even though she would rather bury herself in a mystery novel than make new friends. But soon Gabby meets Paige, a snarky kid from Chicago, and they get caught up in a local mystery: the sudden disappearance of a glamorous couple

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Tom’s Picks

photo of The Middle at the library with book covers and QR codes By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

A QR (quick response) code is a type of matrix barcode. You can use a smartphone camera or a QR code reader app to scan the code, which will navigate to a URL.    QR Codes have been around much longer than I thought – since 1994.  Years ago, they were quite the craze, and then they

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The Deep by Tom Taylor and James Brouwer 

book cover with superhero family By: Goodreads.com

Get to know the Nekton family, underwater explorers who are always up for adventure in The Deep. Where the hit Netflix series began! Journey into The Deep with the daring aquanaut family, The Nektons, aboard their state-of-the-art (and oh, so shiny) submarine, The Aronnax. When an earthquake off the coast of Greenland leads to strange

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Celebrate Together!

white packages with red ribbon and red packages with white ribbon By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

December brings such warm feelings despite the cold weather.  Many holidays are celebrated this month and it’s wonderful to see a variety of traditions from all over the world. December 22 – 30 Hanukkah is the Jewish Festival of Lights and it remembers the rededication of the second Jewish Temple in Jerusalem, in Israel. This

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The Testing Trilogy by Joelle Charbonneau

three books in The Testing series By: Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian

We have all three books and extras of the first one! I recently reread the first book and enjoyed it all over again. If you like The Hunger Games, this is for you.  Who knew a getting a higher education would have a deadly price. Yikes!    From Goodreads: Keep your friends close and your enemies closer.

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Programs

  • Glen Ellyn DEI Project: Moderated Panel of Village Leaders
    Saturday, January 23, 2021 10:00 am to 12:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    Representatives from the Village of Glen Ellyn, Glen Ellyn Public Library, College of DuPage, Glen Ellyn Park District, Glen Ellyn School District 41, Glenbard Township High School District 87, and...
  • Glen Ellyn DEI Project: Moderated Panel of Community Organizations
    Saturday, January 23, 2021 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    Representatives from Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Glen Ellyn Children’s Resource Center, Glen Ellyn Youth and Family Counseling Services, One Community, DuPage United, Glen Ellyn Allies for Racial Justice, and B.R....
  • Glen Ellyn DEI Project: Community Listening Session
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 10:00 am to 11:00 am
    Virtual Program
    Listen and contribute as members of the Glen Ellyn community discuss Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Facilitated by Reesheda Graham Washington, principal consultant of RGW Consulting, LLC, this session will...
  • Create Your Family Crest: Expressive Therapies and How They Work
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 6:30 pm to 7:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    Are you looking for a fun and thought-provoking activity to enjoy as a family this winter? Join Marvelous Minds’ Art Therapist, Samantha Walsh, and Neuropsychologist, Dr. Kym Larson, as they...
  • Glen Ellyn DEI Project: Community Listening Session
    Tuesday, January 26, 2021 7:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    Listen and contribute as members of the Glen Ellyn community discuss Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Facilitated by Reesheda Graham Washington, principal consultant of RGW Consulting, LLC, this session will...
  • Roving the Red Planet
    Wednesday, January 27, 2021 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
    Virtual Program
    There are currently six U.S. spacecraft either on or orbiting Mars, and, if all goes well, a new rover will be landing there in February 2021! Michelle Nichols from the...
  • Glen Ellyn DEI Project: Affinity Group Meetings
    Thursday, January 28, 2021 1:00 pm to 8:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    Listen and contribute as a group of 8-10 members of the Glen Ellyn community discuss their passions, culture and roles and responsibilities related to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI). Facilitated...
  • Kanopy Watch-Along: "Hunt for the Wilderpeople"
    Thursday, January 28, 2021 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    Ready...set...press play! Join us on Kanopy and Twitter for a live watch party and virtual discussion of the hit New Zealand comedy, "Hunt for the Wilderpeople". Use Kanopy to watch...
  • Glen Ellyn DEI Project: Community Listening Session
    Saturday, January 30, 2021 9:00 am to 1:00 pm
    Virtual Program
    Help devise a collective strategy to enhance DEI in the Village of Glen Ellyn in ways that are integrative, holistic, sustainable, and enduring.
  • The Middle Squad
    Tuesday, February 9, 2021 4:00 pm to 4:15 pm
    Virtual Program
    Middle School Librarian Tom Malinowski recommends books, audiobooks, and graphic novels and offers fun challenges 6-8th graders can do at home.
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