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Busting Boredom with Art Projects by Mary Boone By: Stephanie Rivera, Youth Department Director

With summer vacation more than halfway over, you may be feeling restless and a little bored. You’ve likely tackled the summer with gusto and visited some of your favorite local places to pass the time. If you’ve exhausted all of your regular activities and are still looking for things to do, we have you covered!

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The Dog Days of Summer

City Dog, Country Frog by Mo Willems By: Alexa Moffat, Youth Associate

The end of July has arrived, and in my house, that signals the arrival of a few things. Our favorite blueberries from Michigan have arrived at the Farmer’s Market in full force and in the coming weeks, local sweet corn will start trickling in from farms surrounding our area. As a former teacher, I traditionally

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Read While You Ride!

Inkheart by Cornelia Funke By: Angela Vahle, Youth Associate

Six Read Alouds to Make the Longest Trips Fly By Now that July has come, I dare say we have all realized summer is here to stay. What may not have set in, is that summer sometimes means road trips, and road trips often bring you to “What on earth are my kids going to

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Great Graphic Novels

Korgi by Christian Slade By: Kelly Mahoney, Youth Associate

What comes to mind when you hear the term Comics? Superheroes? Garfield, Peanuts, and other Sunday morning funnies? Pokemon and Manga? Comic books, more commonly known today as graphic novels, are becoming an increasingly important part of American literature for young people. While traditional comic book heroes, classic newspaper strips and Manga series are still

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  • Google CS First Club
    When: Thursday, July 27, 2017 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Join the Google CS First Club. Use computer science to tell fun, interactive stories using Scratch, a block-based language program that helps kids to think creatively, reason systematically and work collaboratively. Club members will tell a unique story each session. For grades 4-6.
  • Family Storytime
    When: Saturday, July 29, 2017 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Drop-in for books, music, storytelling and more.
  • A Series of Unfortunate Events: Break, Build and Experiment
    When: Thursday, August 03, 2017 4:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Invent like Violet, mix like Sunny, and research like Klaus from A Series of Unfortunate Events by Lemony Snicket! Break the secret code with different literary activities, build something new from random supplies, and hypothesize and experiment with different activities. For grades 3-5.
  • 3D Printing Open Lab
    When: Thursday, August 03, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Computer Lab

    Learn about 3D printing at this all-ages open lab and then work to create your own project. Use of 3D software is available on a first-come, first-served basis. Projects will be available for pick up at a later date.
  • Bilingual Storytime | Hora de Cuento Bilingüe
    When: Saturday, August 05, 2017 11:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Join us for fun books, poems, songs and finger plays about friendship in both English and Spanish! All ages welcome. 

    ¡Acompáñenos para divertirse con libros, poemas, canciones y toques de dedo sobre amistad en inglés y español! Todas las edades están bienvenidas.
  • Saturday Movie Matinee
    When: Saturday, August 05, 2017 1:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Bring your own snacks and watch a movie at the library. For kids of all ages. Today's movie: Trolls (PG).
  • Little Lillies Yoga
    When: Tuesday, August 08, 2017 10:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Learn stretching and breathing activities and work on new mindfulness techniques to help improve your mind and body. Please wear stretchy clothing (no jeans, skirts or dresses) and bring a beach towel to use as a yoga mat. For ages 3 years through grade 1.
  • Young Yogis Yoga
    When: Thursday, August 10, 2017 10:00 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Learn stretching and breathing activities and work on new mindfulness techniques to help improve your mind and body. Please wear stretchy clothing (no jeans, skirts or dresses) and bring a beach towel to use as a yoga mat. For grades 2-5.
  • Understanding Fake News
    When: Thursday, August 10, 2017 7:00 PM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Meeting Rooms A&B

    Fiction and nonfiction are not just library sections. People constantly get bombarded with unreliable information from untrustworthy sources. So how do you know what's real and what's fake? Learn to weed through the noise and evaluate sources for authenticity at this timely program.
  • Sensory Saturdays
    When: Saturday, August 12, 2017 9:30 AM
    Where: Glen Ellyn Public Library at Youth Program Room

    Engage your senses with a variety of sensory art projects and sensory play at this inclusive play group for children who receive therapy. For birth through 5 years.