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2021 Summer Reading

All Day 6/7 - 8/6
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: Adaptive, Special Event
Event Details:
Read to Color Your World ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Kindness Club: Color a Calendar for World Relief

All Day 7/18 - 7/30
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: No Space
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Event Details:
Decorate a calendar page to personally welcome a family who has just moved to Illinois. World Relief will include your page in the family’s welcome kit. Calendar pages will be available in the Youth Department and at the drive-up window. Please retur...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Signature Chef Series: Alton Brown

All Day 7/26 - 7/30
The Cafe
Location: The Cafe
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event

Signature Chef Series

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

Event Details:
American television personality, food show presenter, chef, author, actor, cinematographer, and musician. Brown is the creator and host of the Food Network television show “Good Eats,” host of the miniseries “Feasting on Asphalt” and “Feasting on Wav...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Weekly Specials

All Day 7/26 - 7/30
The Cafe
Location: The Cafe
Age Group: Everyone
Event Details:
This week, as part of our Signature Chef Series, The Cafe will celebrate chef Alton Brown with the following special items. SOUP: Garden Vegetable with leeks, garlic, carrots, potatoes, green beans, corn, and vegetable broth SALAD: Zucchini ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Baby, Meet Baby

10:00am - 10:15am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Social, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 11
Event Details:
It can be intimidating to take your new baby out into the world! Until we are able to gather safely in person, your baby can socialize with other babies and you can meet other grownups before storytime at 10:30. ...

Special Notes

Youth Zoom with Registration

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

Online registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. If you would like to register after online registration has closed, please phone the Youth Desk at 630-790-6620. 

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Together Time

10:30am - 10:45am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 43

Together Time

If you would like to register after online registration has closed, please phone the Youth Desk at 630-790-6620.

Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Special Notes

Live Only

This event will not be recorded for later viewing.

Youth Zoom with Registration

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

Online registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. If you would like to register after online registration has closed, please phone the Youth Desk at 630-790-6620. 

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Setting Your Child Up for Success: Healthy Mind, Healthy Body

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Webinar
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 65

It Takes a Village

Dr. Kymberly Larson, neuropsychologist, and her team from Marvelous Minds in Glen Ellyn present a fun and informative series on raising children in our ever-changing world! For adults with young to adolescent-age children.

Event Details:
Too often in this busy world, we ignore the very foundations of mental health. Discuss the importance of sleep, eating well, movement, and managing screen time, plus the effects that each has on your child’s mood and behavior. Learn how to steer your...

Special Notes

Zoom with Registration

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

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Together Time

10:30am - 10:45am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 44

Together Time

If you would like to register after online registration has closed, please phone the Youth Desk at 630-790-6620.

Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Special Notes

Live Only

This event will not be recorded for later viewing.

Youth Zoom with Registration

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

Online registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. If you would like to register after online registration has closed, please phone the Youth Desk at 630-790-6620. 

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Pajama Storytime

7:00pm - 7:15pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 44
Event Details:
Join us in your jammies as we snuggle up for stories and songs.   ...

Special Notes

Live Only

This event will not be recorded for later viewing.

Youth Zoom with Registration

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

Online registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. If you would like to register after online registration has closed, please phone the Youth Desk at 630-790-6620. 

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Together Time

10:30am - 10:45am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 41

Together Time

If you would like to register after online registration has closed, please phone the Youth Desk at 630-790-6620.

Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Special Notes

Live Only

This event will not be recorded for later viewing.

Youth Zoom with Registration

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

Online registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. If you would like to register after online registration has closed, please phone the Youth Desk at 630-790-6620. 

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

Animal Crossing: New Horizons Demo

1:00pm - 3:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Department
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Games & Video Gaming
Event Details:
Curious about Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch? Watch as Youth staff play the game and answer questions. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Animal Crossing Open Play

2:00pm - 3:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Cancelled
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Games & Video Gaming
Event Details:
Are you an avid Animal Crossing player? Visit GEPL Island, shop in our stores, and get presents! For grades 1-8. ...

Special Notes

Youth Zoom with Registration

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

Online registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. If you would like to register after online registration has closed, please phone the Youth Desk at 630-790-6620. 

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Kindness Kids Yoga

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Kids will discover the comfort they can gain by moving their bodies, exploring their breath, and relaxing their minds. Presented by Amber Bloomquist of Kindness Kids Yoga. For ages 5 and up. ...

Special Notes

Youth Zoom with Registration

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

Online registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. If you would like to register after online registration has closed, please phone the Youth Desk at 630-790-6620. 

This event is in the "Youth" group.

First Chapter Friday

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Book Discussion
Event Details:
Looking for new reading suggestions? Get a taste of some great books by listening to the first chapter read by a Youth Librarian. For grades 3-8. ...

Special Notes

Pre-recorded Video

Find the video on the library's YouTube page.

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

Global Art Drive-Thru

11:00am - 12:00pm
Off Site
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Learn about different art media and see samples of art from countries around the world and from our community as you drive through the Duane/Lorraine Commuter parking lot! Then use the inspiration and supplies provided to create art at home. Email ph...

Special Notes

Masks and Social Distancing

Masks are optional for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Storytime in the Park

10:30am - 11:00am
Off Site
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime
Event Details:
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. ...

Special Notes

Masks and Social Distancing

Masks are optional for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.

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 "Everyone" group.

Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

All Day
The Cafe
Location: The Cafe
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event

National Food Celebration Day

The Cafe will highlight one food, for one day only, on its national (American) food day.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Smart Starts Kits

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play and Learn Together
Event Details:
Take engaging sensory activities home with you this summer! Pick up a new Smart Starts kit each Wednesday. For ages 2-5. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

STEAM Club Kits: Summer Fun

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Play and Learn Together, STEAM
Event Details:
Take STEAM Club home with you this summer! Pick up a new STEAM Club kit every other Thursday. For grades k-2. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Kindness Kids Yoga

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Kids will discover the comfort they can gain by moving their bodies, exploring their breath, and relaxing their minds. Presented by Amber Bloomquist of Kindness Kids Yoga. For ages 5 and up. ...

Special Notes

Youth Zoom with Registration

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

Online registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. If you would like to register after online registration has closed, please phone the Youth Desk at 630-790-6620. 

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

Splatter Paint

10:30am - 11:30am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Picnic Tables near the Library Parking Lot
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Social
Event Details:
Use brushes and other implements to flick, throw, or drip paint onto a canvas to make art, exercise your brain, and improve your mental health! Supplies and snacks will be provided. ...

Special Notes

Masks and Social Distancing

Masks are optional for people who have been fully vaccinated against COVID-19.

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.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Zany Zoom Games

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Games & Video Gaming, Play and Learn Together, Social
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Event Details:
Let’s play Memory, I Spy, and more! Gather virtually for fun games, whether familiar or new to you. For grades 3-5. ...

Special Notes

Youth Zoom with Registration

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

Online registration will close 24 hours prior to the event. If you would like to register after online registration has closed, please phone the Youth Desk at 630-790-6620. 

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Krishna Janmashtami

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: No Space
Age Group: Everyone

Celebration of Culture

These events acknowledge holidays and other occasions that are valued in our community.

By including these days, we hope that you

  • see your diversity mirrored on our calendar
  • feel like we are taking your beliefs and observances into account with our programming
  • become aware of occasions valued by other members of the community
  • appreciate the diversity of our community

This effort, as well as others to come, are the result of our participation in the Glen Ellyn DEI Project meetings and listening sessions. The library is committed to furthering our commitment to understanding and meeting the needs of our community. 

Event Details:
Krishna Janmashtami celebrates the birth of Krishna and is an important festival in Hinduism. Krishna is the eighth avatar of Vishnu. Hindus celebrate Krishna Janmashtami by fasting and singing together at midnight. Work restricted. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Smart Starts Kits

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play and Learn Together
Event Details:
Take engaging sensory activities home with you this summer! Pick up a new Smart Starts kit each Wednesday. For ages 2-5. ...