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Salads from Around the World

All Day 2/15 - 3/28
The Cafe
Location: The Cafe
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
The Cafe at the Glen Ellyn Public Library is excited to present Salads from Around the World! The Cafe will feature one new salad per week for six weeks and draw inspiration from a different country or region each time. The more weeks you participate...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Signature Chef Series: Eric Ripert

All Day 3/1 - 3/5
The Cafe
Location: The Cafe
Age Group: Everyone

Signature Chef Series

The Cafe occasionally celebrates renowned chefs by preparing a few of their signature recipes.

Event Details:
Eric Ripert, born March 2, 1965, is a French chef, author, and television personality specializing in modern French cuisine and noted for his work with seafood. Check the weekly specials or our social media for these special items. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Weekly Specials

All Day 3/1 - 3/7
The Cafe
Location: The Cafe
Age Group: Everyone
Event Details:
SALADS FROM AROUND THE WORLD The Italian: fresh mixed greens, fresh mozzarella, Roma tomatoes, and basil, served with a balsamic and EVOO dressing for $6.75. Grab a Salads from Around the World card and receive 30% off our week six salad if you pa...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

April Art Gallery: Submissions

All Day 3/1 - 3/31
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: No Space
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 49
Event Details:
Display your child’s original masterpiece on the bulletin board in the Youth Department! Register and drop off paper-based submissions in the Youth Department during the month of March. Please include your child’s name, age, and contact email address...
This event is in the "High School" group.

High School Art Contest: Submissions

All Day 3/1 - 5/31
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: High School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Event
Event Details:
Artists between the ages of 14-18 who attend high school or live in Glen Ellyn, share your masterpiece(s) for the chance to win a gift certificate from Blick Art Supplies! Categories Digital/Film Photography or Graphic Art Ceramics and Scu...
This event is in the "High School" group.
This event is in the "College and Young Adult" group.

Virtual Volunteering

All Day 3/1 - 5/31
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult
Program Type: Social, Volunteer
Event Details:
Review books, TV, music, movies, comics, video games, and your favorite businesses, parks, and events around Glen Ellyn and earn a raffle entry for prizes, including three $50 Amazon gift cards. Each submitted review is worth five volunteer hours. Em...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

STEAM Club: The Wonders of Weather

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: No Space
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Event Details:
Take STEAM Club home with you in March and April! Each self-led activity will focus on a different weather-related concept. Experiments include making a barometer and rain gauge, plus learning about the water cycle and how storms form! For grades k-2...

Special Notes

Kit Available

This activity has supplies in a special free kit available for pickup in the Youth Department one week prior to the event. One kit per child. For registered events, kits are only available to registrants.

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.

Access to the COVID-19 Vaccine

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Special Event
Event Details:
A representative from the DuPage County Health Department will provide up-to-date information about the DuPage County vaccine rollout, including registration, supply, providers, timing and more. Register for the Webinar This program is a collab...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Using Virtual Personal Assistants

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Webinar
Event Details:
Siri, Alexa, and Cortana are big names in tech and are touchfree. Learn what these applications can do and whether using one could help you. Presented by technology tutor Mike Gershbien from Very Smart People. Zoom Meeting ID: 859 8858 0781 ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Sticky Fingers: Cooks + Books

4:00pm - 5:15pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Class, STEAM, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Who doesn’t love food? Share a story to warm up those tastebuds, then head to the kitchen and put your chef skills to the test! Presented by Sticky Fingers Cooking. List of ingredients needed will be emailed after registration. One registration per f...

Special Notes

Zoom with Registration

We will email the Zoom information to you after you register.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

STEAM Club: The Wonders of Weather

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Event Details:
Take STEAM Club home with you in March and April! Each self-led activity will focus on a different weather-related concept. Experiments include making a barometer and rain gauge, plus learning about the water cycle and how storms form! For grades k-2...

Special Notes

Kit Available

This activity has supplies in a special free kit available for pickup in the Youth Department one week prior to the event. One kit per child. For registered events, kits are only available to registrants.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Foundation Fundraiser

4:00pm - 8:00pm
Off Site
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event, Volunteer
Event Details:
Order dinner from Panera Bread at 751 Roosevelt Road, Glen Ellyn and use PRFUND at online checkout and 20% of sales will benefit the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation. You can also present this flyer if you visit in person. The Glen Ellyn Library...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Thursday Evening Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25

Thursday Evening Book Club

Copies of book discussion titles are available on the 2nd floor near the study rooms, or you can request a copy for pick up at the drive-up window by calling the library or emailing reference@gepl.org.

Event Details:
Discuss Virgil Wander by Leif Enger. ...

Special Notes

Zoom with Registration

We will email the Zoom information to you after you register.

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 "Everyone" group.

Nailed It!

All Day 3/15 - 4/2
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Are you obsessed with Netflix’s “Nailed It”? Stretch your baking and decorating skills by recreating the iconic Frida Kahlo on a sugar cookie! Email photos of your creations to reference@gepl.org to be entered to win a prize and be featured on social...

Special Notes

GEPL Get Together

A great opportunity to do something with friends of any age.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: 2nd Floor Atrium East
Age Group: Everyone

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

The Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Monday of each month.

This event is in the "High School" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

College Prep: ACT and SAT

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: High School, Adult
Program Type: Webinar
Event Details:
High school students and parents, find out what you need to know to prepare for the ACT and SAT. Learn about recent trends in the college application process from Cameron Harro, Learning Center Manager at College Nannies + Sitters + Tutors of Wheaton...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

BYOB Book Chat Junior

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 7
Event Details:
Through imagination, you can be anyone or go anywhere! Explore the world through books with Youth staff and share what you’re reading. For grades 4-5. ...

Special Notes

Zoom with Registration

We will email the Zoom information to you after you register.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

STEAM Club: The Wonders of Weather

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Event Details:
Take STEAM Club home with you in March and April! Each self-led activity will focus on a different weather-related concept. Experiments include making a barometer and rain gauge, plus learning about the water cycle and how storms form! For grades k-2...

Special Notes

Kit Available

This activity has supplies in a special free kit available for pickup in the Youth Department one week prior to the event. One kit per child. For registered events, kits are only available to registrants.

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 "Everyone" group.

Friends Used Book Sale

10:00am - 2:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Basement - Friends Area
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Used Book Sale

FoL Used Book Sale

Purchase quality, gently-used books at discount prices from the Friends of the Library (FoL).

Event Details:
Limited Admission: 10 people at a time. Attendees may line up in the lobby and can be texted when it’s their turn. Purchase "Media (DVDs, CDs, audiobooks, and games) by the Bag" for $10! ...

Special Notes

Inside Library Building

In accordance with our Temporary Face Coverings Policy, all persons over the age of two (2) must wear a secured face covering over their nose and mouth and must keep a six-foot distance from all other persons when practicable. Reasonable accommodations such as a reusable face shield, drive-up window service and online resources are available to those who are medically prevented from or decline to wear a face covering. Those refusing to wear a face covering and/or to maintain six-foot distance when practical shall be required to leave the library.

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.

Native American Advocacy Roundtable

6:30pm - 8:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult
Program Type: Webinar
Event Details:
Learn about the strong Native American presence in our community’s past, present, and future, as well as how to actively support Native peoples. Hosts will include the Native American Studies Committee at College of DuPage, Midwest SOARRING Foundatio...

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 "Middle School" group.

Graphic Novel Crew

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Middle School
Program Type: Book Discussion, Play and Learn Together, Social
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 18

Graphic Novel Crew

Do you love comics and graphic novels? Middle School Librarian Tom Malinowski will choose 12 fantastic graphic novels to discuss with fans. For grades 6-8.

Special Notes

Zoom with Registration

We will email the Zoom information to you after you register.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Behind the Scenes of “Frida Kahlo: Timeless”

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Webinar
Event Details:
Go behind the scenes of this summer’s “Frida Kahlo: Timeless” exhibition with Justin Witte, Director of the Cleve Carney Museum of Art. The exhibition is a comprehensive presentation of the life and works of Frida Kahlo and will feature 26 original p...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

STEAM Club: The Wonders of Weather

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Event Details:
Take STEAM Club home with you in March and April! Each self-led activity will focus on a different weather-related concept. Experiments include making a barometer and rain gauge, plus learning about the water cycle and how storms form! For grades k-2...

Special Notes

Kit Available

This activity has supplies in a special free kit available for pickup in the Youth Department one week prior to the event. One kit per child. For registered events, kits are only available to registrants.