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World on the Move

Events

Alebrije Mask Making with Gloria Contreras

June 6, 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Led by Artist Gloria Contreras, learn the origins of alebrijes— brightly colored Mexican folk art sculptures depicting fantastical creatures or familiar animals—and make an alebrije mask of your own. For adults and…

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World on the Move is a traveling exhibition from the American Anthropological Association and the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage.

Glen Ellyn Public Library has been selected as one of only fifteen libraries in the United States and the only library in Illinois to host the traveling exhibition, World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration.

By presenting case studies from across human history and an array of cultures, World on the Move invites visitors to recognize that migration is a complex and diverse shared human experience. The exhibition aims to expand the public conversation on the topic of migration and displacement.

As part of the exhibition, the library received a stipend to present programming related to the topic of migration. The exhibition will be free and open to the public during library hours.

World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration is administered by the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office.

Visit understandingmigration.org

Help promote World on the Move at Glen Ellyn Public Library!

Promotion Partner

Share program information with your network and with the library to increase visibility

  • send people to this page for information
  • re-share library promotions on social media
  • share printed promotional materials

Contribution Partner

Migration is a human experience that connects us all. Help to bring this exhibit to life!

  • Gather photos, recipes, jokes, song lyrics that reflect your migration story and contribute to World on the Move Community Scrapbook
  • Email the title of the entry you submit to joshua@gepl.org

Tour Partner

Schedule a VIP tour with Glen Ellyn Public Library staff and gather a group of friends, students, classmates, or business partners to come to the library for a VIP tour of the exhibition! VIP tours include:

  • Private time experiencing the exhibit
  • Insight into the exhibit and information about the hosting process
  • Appetizers and drinks

Off-Site Hosting Partner

Host an in-person or virtual program that incorporates migration stories with your group’s materials, ideas, and interests. The library will add your event to exhibition promotional materials like The Guide and the events list on this page.

To become a partner, please use the GET INVOLVED button below and library staff will contact you!

July 22-September 6
Earn volunteer hours and help library visitors of all ages connect with World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration. Sign up for hours that fit your schedule. On-site training provided. For adults and high school students.

To volunteer, please use the GET INVOLVED button below and library staff will contact you!

GET INVOLVED


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