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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.
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Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Social, Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 38
Details:

View a 60-minute documentary produced by Trickster Cultural Center titled D-Day Warriors: It Was Our War Too.

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.

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.

Live Only

This event will not be recorded for later viewing.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Tech Help One-on-One

1:30pm - 2:15pm
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Pearl Buck
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1

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

2:15pm - 3:00pm
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Pearl Buck
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1

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.
Registration
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, Social
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 45
Details:

Participate in a discussion led by a panel of speakers from faith-based and cultural organizations.

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.

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.

Meet-a-Truck Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime
Details:

Listen to a story about a truck and then visit the library parking lot to see the type of truck featured in the story! Twenty name tags (children only).* For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Special Notes

Name tags

Name tags will be available at the Youth Desk beginning 30 minutes prior to the program start time. Children with their grownups can pick up name tags on a first-come, first-served basis.

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.
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Class, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2

Fun with STEM: Learn and Create

Members of the American Association of University Women (AAUW) present monthly science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) topics. Please register for each month separately. For grades 2-5.

Details:

Polymers: Learn what polymers are, where they are used, and how they affect the environment. Create a bouncy ball to take home.

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

10:00am - 12:00pm
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.
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.
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:

Learn how wildflowers help butterflies and bees, participate in a craft, and take home wildflower seeds from the Seed Library! 

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 "Adult 50+" group.
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

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 "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.
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:

Learn how wildflowers help butterflies and bees, participate in a craft, and take home wildflower seeds from the Seed Library! 

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 "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.
Registration
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
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 25

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

Trivia Night

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Location: The Beer Cellar
Age Group: College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Social

Trivia Night

Grab some friends or head out by yourself to The Beer Cellar Glen Ellyn for live trivia! For age 21 and up. Please arrive by 6:45 pm to secure space. Teams of four or less are encouraged.

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

Mary Ann Galicia and Sheryl Mercedes from HowMoneyWorks will discuss how women can overcome financial challenges and experience greater financial security and independence. For adults and middle/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 "Youth" group.

Storytime in the Park

10:30am - 11:00am
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 "Middle School" group.

Song Share

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Middle School
Program Type: Social
Details:

Share your love of vinyl records with fellow music lovers.  Bring in an album or two and spin a few tracks for the group. For grades 6-8 (with or without vinyl to share).

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

Dementia Support Group

3:30pm - 4:30pm
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North Meeting Room
Age Group: Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Social
Details:

LaVon K. Lenaway, Dementia Care Educator, will lead an open support group for caregivers to connect with others and share experiences about providing care for someone with memory impairment.

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.
Virtual Event
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Special Event

Illinois Libraries Present

This event is made possible by Illinois Libraries Present, a statewide collaboration among public libraries offering high-quality events. Illinois Libraries Present is committed to inclusion and accessibility. To request accommodations, please email illinoislibrariespresent@gmail.com.

Illinois Libraries Present is funded in part by a grant awarded by the Illinois State Library, a Department of the Office for the Secretary of State, using funds provided by the U.S. Institute of Museum and Library Services, under the provisions of the Library Services and Technology Act (LSTA).

Details:

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Storytime in the Park

10:30am - 11:00am
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 "Middle School" group.

Welcome to The Middle

11:00am - 1:00pm
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: The Middle
Age Group: Middle School
Program Type: Social
Details:

The Middle is a space on the 1st floor of the library just for middle school students. The Middle has board and video games and it's a great place to meet up. Stop by to enjoy pizza and other treats. For students entering grade 6.

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 50+" group.
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.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Explore with Circuits

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Computers & Technology, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Details:

Learn about and then paint 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.

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

Explore with Circuits

4:30pm - 5:30pm
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Computers & Technology, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 8
Details:

Learn about and then paint 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.

This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 40
Details:

Learn a five-step process to organize your photos from photo-organizing expert and best-selling author Adam Pratt.