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Storytime in the Park

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Newton Park
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Youth
Storytime in the Park:

Come out to your favorite neighborhood parks for songs, rhymes and stories. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and bug spray! For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Location: Newton Park
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime

Storytime in the Park

Come out to your favorite neighborhood parks for songs, rhymes and stories. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and bug spray! For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Special Notes

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Promotion

Adults and children may be photographed and videotaped by library staff or their representatives in the course of library activities. The images may be used, without accompanying personal identification, in library publicity. If you have a concern about this policy, please contact library staff.

Weather Permitting

Outdoor programs may be cancelled in case of rain or other unfavorable conditions. If you have registered and the program is cancelled, you will be notified by phone. Otherwise, check our social media for weather-related updates.

Bring your grownup

This program is designed for children and their grownups. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs are not allowed.

This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Global Taste Test

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 4:00pm - 4:45pm
Youth Program Room at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Social
Age Group:
Middle School
Details:

Each month, taste and rate snacks provided by Universal Yums from countries around the world! For grades 6-8.

Required
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Middle School
Program Type: Social
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:

Each month, taste and rate snacks provided by Universal Yums from countries around the world! For grades 6-8.

Special Notes

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Food allergies

The library cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Tech Help One-on-One

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 5:30pm - 6:15pm
Pearl Buck at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Computers & Technology
Age Group:
Adult
Tech Help One-on-One:

Get hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or laptop to learn how to operate your device or get Microsoft, Apple, or Google platform software help in a 45-minute one-on...

Required
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Pearl Buck
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Tech Help One-on-One

Get hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or laptop to learn how to operate your device or get Microsoft, Apple, or Google platform software help in a 45-minute one-on-one appointment with library staff. To request a day and time that better suits your schedule, please contact Beth Clower.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Tech Help One-on-One

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 6:15pm - 7:00pm
Pearl Buck at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Computers & Technology
Age Group:
Adult
Tech Help One-on-One:

Get hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or laptop to learn how to operate your device or get Microsoft, Apple, or Google platform software help in a 45-minute one-on...

Required
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Pearl Buck
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Tech Help One-on-One

Get hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or laptop to learn how to operate your device or get Microsoft, Apple, or Google platform software help in a 45-minute one-on-one appointment with library staff. To request a day and time that better suits your schedule, please contact Beth Clower.

This event is in the "High School" group.
This event is in the "College and Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult 50+" group.

No Shush Salon: Open Mic with Guest Performers

Thursday, July 25, 2024 at 6:30pm - 9:00pm
2nd Floor Round Window Area at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Performance
Age Group:
High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
No Shush Salon: Open Mic with Guest Performers:

Local creative types gather to discuss creative things. Share your works-in-progress or finished endeavors at an open mic! Use your 10 minutes to sing, dance, read, recite—whatever...

Required
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: 2nd Floor Round Window Area
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Performance
Required
Seats Remaining: 23

No Shush Salon: Open Mic with Guest Performers

Local creative types gather to discuss creative things. Share your works-in-progress or finished endeavors at an open mic! Use your 10 minutes to sing, dance, read, recite—whatever you choose. Spectators are welcome and appreciated. Light refreshments will be provided. For adults and high school students.

Special Notes

Food allergies

The library cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "High School" group.
This event is in the "College and Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult 50+" group.

How Climate Impacts Migration for Humans, Plants, and Animals

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 10:00am - 11:00am
North and South Meeting Rooms at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Class, Health & Wellness, World on the Move
Age Group:
High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Details:

Jacquelyn Casazza, president and co-founder of Go Green Glen Ellyn, will discuss how the impacts of climate change have influenced the movement of humans, plants, and animals aroun...

Required
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Class, Health & Wellness, World on the Move
Required
Seats Remaining: 42
Details:

Jacquelyn Casazza, president and co-founder of Go Green Glen Ellyn, will discuss how the impacts of climate change have influenced the movement of humans, plants, and animals around the world.

This event is in the "High School" group.
This event is in the "College and Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 12:00pm - 4:00pm
Shakespeare Room at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Social
Age Group:
High School, College and Young Adult, Adult
Dungeons & Dragons Gaming:

Play Dungeons & Dragons in an exciting series of adventures. All levels of experience with tabletop roleplaying games are welcome! For adults and high school students.

Details:

Facilitated by Professional Games Master Al Graves.

Required
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Shakespeare Room
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult
Program Type: Social
Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Dungeons & Dragons Gaming

Play Dungeons & Dragons in an exciting series of adventures. All levels of experience with tabletop roleplaying games are welcome! For adults and high school students.

Details:

Facilitated by Professional Games Master Al Graves.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "High School" group.
This event is in the "College and Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult 50+" group.

World on the Move Exhibit Opening Event

Saturday, July 27, 2024 at 2:00pm - 4:00pm
Library Parking Lot at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Special Event, World on the Move
Age Group:
Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Details:

Be one of the first people in Illinois to experience World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration on the 2nd Floor of the library. In the library parking lot, enjoy live mus...

Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Library Parking Lot
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Special Event, World on the Move
Details:

Be one of the first people in Illinois to experience World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration on the 2nd Floor of the library.

Special Notes

World on the Move

World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration was developed by the American Anthropological Association, together with the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage and Smithsonian Exhibits. It is administered by the American Library Association’s Public Programs Office.

Food allergies

The library cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "High School" group.
This event is in the "College and Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult 50+" group.

World on the Move

All Day 7/28 - 8/30
2nd Floor Atrium East at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Special Event, World on the Move
Age Group:
Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Details:

The traveling exhibition from the American Anthropological Association and the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage comes to Glen Ellyn Public Library for five w...

Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: 2nd Floor Atrium East
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Special Event, World on the Move
Details:

The traveling exhibition from the American Anthropological Association and the Smithsonian’s Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage comes to Glen Ellyn Public Library for five weeks.

This event is in the "High School" group.

New High School Room Open House

Monday, July 29, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:30pm
High School Room at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Games & Video Gaming, Social
Age Group:
High School
Details:

Come and see the new space on the 2nd floor just for high school students! Hang out, browse books, play video and tabletop games, enjoy refreshments, and enter to win prizes! Arriv...

Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: High School Room
Age Group: High School
Program Type: Games & Video Gaming, Social
Details:

Come and see the new space on the 2nd floor just for high school students! Hang out, browse books, play video and tabletop games, enjoy refreshments, and enter to win prizes! Arrive any time during the open house.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Storytime in the Park

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Lake Ellyn Park
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Youth
Storytime in the Park:

Come out to your favorite neighborhood parks for songs, rhymes and stories. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and bug spray! For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Location: Lake Ellyn Park
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime

Storytime in the Park

Come out to your favorite neighborhood parks for songs, rhymes and stories. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and bug spray! For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Special Notes

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Promotion

Adults and children may be photographed and videotaped by library staff or their representatives in the course of library activities. The images may be used, without accompanying personal identification, in library publicity. If you have a concern about this policy, please contact library staff.

Weather Permitting

Outdoor programs may be cancelled in case of rain or other unfavorable conditions. If you have registered and the program is cancelled, you will be notified by phone. Otherwise, check our social media for weather-related updates.

Bring your grownup

This program is designed for children and their grownups. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs are not allowed.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "High School" group.
This event is in the "College and Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult 50+" group.

The Magic and Mystery of the Talking Drum

Tuesday, July 30, 2024 at 3:30pm - 4:15pm
North and South Meeting Rooms at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Performance
Age Group:
Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Details:

Experience the famous Talking Drum of West Africa with Mama Edie! Hear stories from West African countries, the Caribbean Islands, the Americas, and First Nations cultures about th...

Required
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Performance
Required
Seats Remaining: 54
Details:

Experience the famous Talking Drum of West Africa with Mama Edie!

Special Notes

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Promotion

Adults and children may be photographed and videotaped by library staff or their representatives in the course of library activities. The images may be used, without accompanying personal identification, in library publicity. If you have a concern about this policy, please contact library staff.

This event is in the "College and Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult 50+" group.

FoL Book Sort

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 10:00am - 12:00pm
Basement - Friends Area at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Volunteer
Age Group:
College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
FoL Book Sort:

The Friends operate a used book sale area in the library basement and hold public sales approximately every other month. To prepare for these sales, volunteers process and she...

Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Basement - Friends Area
Age Group: College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Volunteer

FoL Book Sort

The Friends operate a used book sale area in the library basement and hold public sales approximately every other month. To prepare for these sales, volunteers process and shelve donated items. Sorts are a great opportunity to socialize, chat about books, and help your library.

If you are interested in helping out, please email friends@gepl.org to schedule an orientation session.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Storytime in the Park

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Co-Op Park
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Youth
Storytime in the Park:

Come out to your favorite neighborhood parks for songs, rhymes and stories. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and bug spray! For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Location: Co-Op Park
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime

Storytime in the Park

Come out to your favorite neighborhood parks for songs, rhymes and stories. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and bug spray! For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Special Notes

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Promotion

Adults and children may be photographed and videotaped by library staff or their representatives in the course of library activities. The images may be used, without accompanying personal identification, in library publicity. If you have a concern about this policy, please contact library staff.

Weather Permitting

Outdoor programs may be cancelled in case of rain or other unfavorable conditions. If you have registered and the program is cancelled, you will be notified by phone. Otherwise, check our social media for weather-related updates.

Bring your grownup

This program is designed for children and their grownups. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs are not allowed.

This event is in the "Adult 50+" group.

Social Hour for Adults 50+

Wednesday, July 31, 2024 at 2:30pm - 4:00pm
North and South Meeting Rooms at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Social
Age Group:
Adult 50+
Social Hour for Adults 50+:

Join neighbors to socialize while completing puzzles, playing card and board games, or working on coloring crafts. Light refreshments will be provided.  

Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Adult 50+
Program Type: Social

Social Hour for Adults 50+

Join neighbors to socialize while completing puzzles, playing card and board games, or working on coloring crafts. Light refreshments will be provided.  

Special Notes

Food allergies

The library cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Storytime in the Park

Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:00am
Newton Park
Program Type:
Storytime
Age Group:
Youth
Storytime in the Park:

Come out to your favorite neighborhood parks for songs, rhymes and stories. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and bug spray! For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Location: Newton Park
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime

Storytime in the Park

Come out to your favorite neighborhood parks for songs, rhymes and stories. Don’t forget to bring a blanket and bug spray! For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Special Notes

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Promotion

Adults and children may be photographed and videotaped by library staff or their representatives in the course of library activities. The images may be used, without accompanying personal identification, in library publicity. If you have a concern about this policy, please contact library staff.

Weather Permitting

Outdoor programs may be cancelled in case of rain or other unfavorable conditions. If you have registered and the program is cancelled, you will be notified by phone. Otherwise, check our social media for weather-related updates.

Bring your grownup

This program is designed for children and their grownups. Please plan to attend and be engaged with your child for this program. Drop offs are not allowed.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Tech Help One-on-One

Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:15am
Pearl Buck at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Computers & Technology
Age Group:
Adult
Tech Help One-on-One:

Get hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or laptop to learn how to operate your device or get Microsoft, Apple, or Google platform software help in a 45-minute one-on...

Required
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Pearl Buck
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Tech Help One-on-One

Get hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or laptop to learn how to operate your device or get Microsoft, Apple, or Google platform software help in a 45-minute one-on-one appointment with library staff. To request a day and time that better suits your schedule, please contact Beth Clower.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Tech Help One-on-One

Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 11:15am - 12:00pm
Pearl Buck at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Computers & Technology
Age Group:
Adult
Tech Help One-on-One:

Get hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or laptop to learn how to operate your device or get Microsoft, Apple, or Google platform software help in a 45-minute one-on...

Required
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Pearl Buck
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited

Tech Help One-on-One

Get hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or laptop to learn how to operate your device or get Microsoft, Apple, or Google platform software help in a 45-minute one-on-one appointment with library staff. To request a day and time that better suits your schedule, please contact Beth Clower.

This event is in the "High School" group.
This event is in the "College and Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult 50+" group.

The Great Migration and The Great War: Engines of Change

Thursday, August 1, 2024 at 7:00pm - 8:00pm
North and South Meeting Rooms at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
World on the Move
Age Group:
High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Details:

Musician, historian, and radio personality Clarence Goodman will discuss the relationship between two seismic events taking place as the 20th Century approached: the relocation of ...

Required
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: World on the Move
Required
Seats Remaining: 46
Details:

Musician, historian, and radio personality Clarence Goodman will discuss the relationship between two seismic events taking place as the 20th Century approached: the relocation of more than six million Black Americans from the rural S

Special Notes

Explore and Support Diversity

Learn about people and cultures and discuss practical steps that we can each take to create a more inclusive future. Experience how the power of dialogue can overcome violence and hate, in favor of peace and understanding.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Tech Help One-on-One

Friday, August 2, 2024 at 10:30am - 11:15am
Pearl Buck at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Computers & Technology
Age Group:
Adult
Tech Help One-on-One:

Get hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or laptop to learn how to operate your device or get Microsoft, Apple, or Google platform software help in a 45-minute one-on...

Required
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Pearl Buck
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Tech Help One-on-One

Get hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or laptop to learn how to operate your device or get Microsoft, Apple, or Google platform software help in a 45-minute one-on-one appointment with library staff. To request a day and time that better suits your schedule, please contact Beth Clower.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Tech Help One-on-One

Friday, August 2, 2024 at 11:15am - 12:00pm
Pearl Buck at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Computers & Technology
Age Group:
Adult
Tech Help One-on-One:

Get hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or laptop to learn how to operate your device or get Microsoft, Apple, or Google platform software help in a 45-minute one-on...

Required
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Pearl Buck
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Required
Seats Remaining: 0

Tech Help One-on-One

Get hands-on instruction with your tablet, smartphone, or laptop to learn how to operate your device or get Microsoft, Apple, or Google platform software help in a 45-minute one-on-one appointment with library staff. To request a day and time that better suits your schedule, please contact Beth Clower.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

El Mago Magic Show

Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 11:00am - 12:00pm
North and South Meeting Rooms at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Performance
Age Group:
Youth, Middle School
Details:

Enjoy the magical feats of "El Mago" in this family-friendly show! Best for kids in preschool and elementary school and their grownups. This event will also be the Wrap U...

Required
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Performance
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:

Enjoy the magical feats of "El Mago" in this family-friendly show! Best for kids in preschool and elementary school and their grownups.

Special Notes

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

For Adults and Kids of All Ages

Please register all attendees, adults and children, for this event.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

El Mago Magic Show

Saturday, August 3, 2024 at 1:00pm - 2:00pm
North and South Meeting Rooms at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Performance
Age Group:
Youth, Middle School
Details:

Enjoy the magical feats of "El Mago" in this family-friendly show! Best for kids in preschool and elementary school and their grown-ups. Enjoy the magical feats of "El&nb...

Required
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Performance
Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Details:

Enjoy the magical feats of "El Mago" in this family-friendly show! Best for kids in preschool and elementary school and their grown-ups. Enjoy the magical feats of "El Mago" in this family-friendly show!

Special Notes

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

For Adults and Kids of All Ages

Please register all attendees, adults and children, for this event.

This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Explore with Circuits

Monday, August 5, 2024 at 3:00pm - 4:00pm
Youth Program Room at Glen Ellyn Public Library
Program Type:
Computers & Technology, STEAM
Age Group:
Youth, Middle School
Details:

Learn about and then create a light-up wand with circuits. Prior month's attendance is not necessary. For grades 3-8.

Required
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Computers & Technology, STEAM
Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:

Learn about and then create a light-up wand with circuits. Prior month's attendance is not necessary. For grades 3-8.

Special Notes

Accessibility

The library makes every effort to ensure our programs can be enjoyed by all. If you have any concerns about accessibility or need to request specific accommodations, please contact the library.

Promotion

Adults and children may be photographed and videotaped by library staff or their representatives in the course of library activities. The images may be used, without accompanying personal identification, in library publicity. If you have a concern about this policy, please contact library staff.