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The Magic of Disney at GEPL

By: Melissa Hilt, Community Engagement Librarian

We’re all passionate about something. If you know me, you know that my passions are the Chicago Cubs and Disney. Specifically, Walt Disney World in Florida. I love Disney World so much that I have lost track of how many times I have visited, but it’s likely somewhere around 20. Last year, I was lucky

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Native American Heritage Month

By: Christina Keasler, Youth Department Assistant Director and Youth Technology Librarian

November is a time of giving and reflection. It’s a time to think about what you are thankful for. It’s also a good opportunity to consider those around you, both inside and outside of your community. Many volunteer around Thanksgiving to help those who aren’t as fortunate. November is also Native American Heritage Month. Following

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Preschool Visits with Miss Katy

By: Katy Almendinger, Early Literacy Librarian

Did you know that GEPL librarians visit local preschools for storytime? Hearing stories from voices other than those of their parents or teachers can engage children in a special way – so we take books, music, and other storytime tricks on the road. It’s important that kids still get to experience the magic of library

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Pink Everywhere: Acknowledging Breast Cancer Awareness Month

By: Cathy Mori, Youth Librarian

This month, we see pink everywhere: on cups and caps. On football cleats, ribbons—even cement mixers! What’s with all the pink? October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month, and pink is its symbolic color. Breast cancer is an insidious disease that statistics say will affect 1 in 8 women sometime during her lifetime. Other than skin

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  • Itty Bitty Babies
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 9:30 am to 10:00 am
    Youth Program Room

    Enjoy cuddling, singing, lapsit bouncing, and baby’s first stories in this session especially for our littlest readers. Expectant parents are welcome, as it’s never to

  • Preschool Pages
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 10:30 am to 11:00 am
    Youth Program Room

    Listen to stories, play games, and have fun while developing early literacy skills in this class for big kids. For 3-5 years. Children attend independently. 

  • Stay 'n Play
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 11:00 am to 11:30 am
    Youth Program Room

    Stay after storytime or just drop-in for an open playtime. Play with toys, listen to music, and have fun with friends. For kids of all ages and their grownups.

  • STEAM Club
    Thursday, November 14, 2019 4:00 pm to 4:30 pm
    Youth Program Room
    Each week, explore the science of light and color and learn how they combine to create rainbows and other phenomena. For grades k-2.
  • Get Up 'n Groove
    Friday, November 15, 2019 10:30 am to 11:00 am
    Youth Program Room

    Let's dance and sing to various melodies in this music and movement program! For kids of all ages and their grownups.

  • Meet Anna and Elsa
    Saturday, November 16, 2019 10:30 am to 11:30 am
    2nd Floor Atrium East

    Anna and Elsa are visiting the library! Party Princess Productions' characters will read the Frozen story, tour the library, and provide photo ops! For kids of all ages.

  • OneInMath
    Sunday, November 17, 2019 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
    North & South Meeting Rooms

    OneinMath is a free program run by volunteers. Its goal is to create a custom process for every child while reducing anxiety and building confidence in math. This program i

  • Preschool Art Explorers
    Monday, November 18, 2019 10:30 am to 11:15 am
    Youth Program Room

    Enjoy drawing, painting, and building your own creations with local art teacher Helen Shafton! Explore a variety of art supplies at your own pace, in your own way.

  • Sarah Jayne Lane Concert
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 10:00 am to 10:45 am
    North & South Meeting Rooms

    Get up on your feet and groove to the music with Sarah Jayne Lane. Sing songs you love and use fun props and instruments. For kids of all ages and their grownups.

  • Creative Circuits
    Wednesday, November 20, 2019 4:00 pm to 5:00 pm
    Youth Program Room

    Learn about famous abstract artists like Jackson Pollock, then make your own work of abstract art using Spheros and Bristlebots! For grades k-2.