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  • The Middle Squad
    When: Wednesday, October 17, 2018 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at The Middle

    Help library staff prepare for programs, pull books, and perform other duties as needed. Visit gepl.org/middle-school/volunteer to fill out an application. Questions? Contact Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian, at tmalinowski@gepl.org or 630-790-6738.
  • The Middle Squad
    When: Wednesday, October 24, 2018 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at The Middle

    Help library staff prepare for programs, pull books, and perform other duties as needed. Visit gepl.org/middle-school/volunteer to fill out an application. Questions? Contact Tom Malinowski, Middle School Librarian, at tmalinowski@gepl.org or 630-790-6738.
  • GEPLuau: Huaka’i Hawai’i at the Lake Ellyn Boat House
    When: Thursday, October 25, 2018 6:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Discover why Hawai’i nō ka ‘Oi! Watch a performance of the world-famous Hula dance performed by The Barefoot Hawaiian dance troupe while learning about the customs, folklore, and ancient traditions of Hawai’i. Purchase dinner from food trucks on site. Doors open at 6:30 pm, performance begins at 7:30 pm.
  • Spooky Storytelling with Blackout Poetry
    When: Tuesday, October 30, 2018 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at The Middle

    Watch videos on how to craft a spectacularly spooky story and then create your own using blackout poetry. For grades 6-8.
  • Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain
    When: Tuesday, November 13, 2018 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    The single most important thing you can do for your child’s future success in life is to talk to them. Dr. Dana Suskind, author and founder of the Thirty Million Words Initiative, explains the power of language and how parents can tune in, talk more, and take turns building a child’s brain. A Q&A and book signing will follow her presentation. Copies of her book, Thirty Million Words: Building a Child’s Brain will be available for purchase. Educators who attend can request one free CPDU credit. 

    This event is co-sponsored by Glenbard Early Childhood Collaborative, Westminster Preschool, Glenbard Parent Series, and the Glen Ellyn Public Library.
  • A Simple Act of Kindness
    When: Thursday, November 15, 2018 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at The Middle

    Create artful bookmarks with messages of kindness to be placed in books throughout the library. For grades 6-8.