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The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

My name is Gabby, and I’m a 7th grader at St. James. I liked The Hunger Games, because it keeps you guessing. The ending isn’t predictable in the sense that you don’t know who might die. You think one person is safe until…   The Hunger Games also kept me interested throughout the book and I encourage

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The Lego Movie Videogame

I’m Angel and I am a 7th grader at Hadley Junior High School.  I’ll be reviewing The Lego Movie Video Game. The Lego Movie Videogame is fun to play, and I played it with my brother. You get to choose your player, and it is also multiplayer, so your friends can play with you. The

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  • Author Visit Mary Winn Heider
    When: Saturday, February 23, 2019 2:00 PM
    Ends on: Saturday, February 23, 2019 3:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Middle-school author Mary Winn Heider discusses her book The Mortification of Fovea Munson, including the origin of her cadaver lab story and what inspires her. A Q&A and book signing will follow her presentation. Copies of The Mortification of Fovea Munson will be available for purchase.
  • Movie Makers Reception
    When: Monday, February 25, 2019 6:30 PM
    Ends on: Monday, February 25, 2019 8:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Want to make a movie? Direct your own live-action or stop-motion short film during this four-week course and then show it off to the world. You and your guests can dress up and enjoy refreshments during the world premiere of your short film. For grades 4-8.
  • After-Hours Nerf Games
    When: Friday, March 01, 2019 6:00 PM
    Ends on: Friday, March 01, 2019 8:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library

    Run in the library? Check. Shoot darts at friends? Check. Dress up in your Cosplay of choice? Check. Bring your own Nerf gun and darts as a limited supply is available. Pizza provided. Permission slips will be required for entry and are available at For grades 6-8.
  • Intro to 3D Design
    When: Thursday, March 07, 2019 6:30 PM
    Ends on: Thursday, March 07, 2019 7:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Make your own designs and get them printed at the library! For grades 3-8.
  • GEPL-Con
    When: Saturday, March 16, 2019 10:00 AM
    Ends on: Saturday, March 16, 2019 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Second Floor of the Library

    Have you always wanted to attend a Comic-Con event but never had the time or opportunity? Now’s your chance -- show off your fandom with other enthusiasts at the library!

    Wear your best cosplay and participate in fun activities, including Harry Potter Wand battles, Magic the Gathering and Pokémon card games, an escape room, a superhero drawing class, and a Doctor Who-inspired sonic screwdriver craft. Attend a panel discussion with John Robinson, Glen Ellyn native and owner of Graham Crackers Comics, at 11:30. Then get your books signed after the talk!

    Special Star Wars guests will be available for photos throughout the March 16 event. If that’s not enough, challenge your friends to some classic arcade games from Joliet Pinball in the Youth Program Room all weekend long! Adults, teens, and kids welcome.
  • Spring Break Boredom Busters
    When: Monday, March 25, 2019 2:00 PM
    Ends on: Monday, March 25, 2019 3:30 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Monday: Games Galore; Tuesday/Thursday: Movie Magic; Wednesday: Craft-ernoon; Friday: Building Challenge


    We’ll provide the supplies, you provide the creativity. Drop in to create your own masterpieces, play cooperatively, and spend time with friends! Activities are self-led. Grownups must be present. All ages welcome.