Upcoming Events

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This event is in the "Middle School" group.
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Paint Your Story: Summer Reading Challenge

All Day 6/1 - 8/7
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, High School, Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
The Glen Ellyn Public Library's 10-week Summer Reading Program. Please email summer_reading@gepl.org with any questions. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Page Turner Adventure Story

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, Everyone
Program Type: Performance
Event Details:
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This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Weekly Art Challenge: Famous Art

9:00am - 9:15am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Webinar

Weekly Art Challenge

In conjunction with the Paint Your Story: Summer Reading Challenge for Youth, each week there is a Weekly Art Challenge. Art challenges use supplies you may have at home and include DIY instructions. Participants can complete the challenge and log the activity in the Beanstack Tracker app or on gepl.beanstack.org.

Help us showcase the ways you Paint Your Story by submitting photos of your art for our digital art gallery! Email photos of your original creations to summer_reading@gepl.org and we will share them on our website

Weekly Art Challenges are optional and do not count toward our point goal. Please see our Paint Your Story: Summer Reading Challenge page for full details.

Event Details:
Create art in the style of a famous artist. Jackson Pollock Painting Kids Art Lesson: Kandinsky Inspired Concentric Circles Collage Kids Homeschool Art Lesson: Piet Mondrian Pointillism Art with Q-tips and Watercolors Artist Study with...
This event is in the "Adult" group.
Registration
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Business/Financial, Webinar
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
In collaboration with Innovation DuPage, business owners discuss and learn from their respective challenges. The topic for the July meeting will be Dealing with Reopening and the Economic Downturn. Please register for this event to receive the Mee...

Special Notes

Zoom

The Zoom web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting. You can also download or open Zoom manually and enter the Meeting ID.

Webinars are seminars conducted over the internet and are interactive through a written "chat" feature.

Online meetings (also referred to as e-, electronic, or virtual meetings) are web-based and allow people to see and hear each other.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Together Time

10:30am - 10:45am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime, Webinar

Together Time

This dynamic session will promote bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Event Details:
Find the video on GEPL's Facebook and YouTube pages. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Musical Arts & Crafts

4:00pm - 4:15pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Class

Arts & Crafts

Using the supplies listed below, watch, and follow along to create something!

Event Details:
Supplies for Australian Clapping Sticks Four Paint Sticks Paint Markers (optional) White Glue Supplies for Mini: Djembe Drums Recycled (Clean) Styrofoam or Paper Cup Masking Tape Markers Beads and String (optional) ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Author Interview: Sherri Winston

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School

Interview

Watch as we talk to some amazing authors and illustrators.

Event Details:
Sherri Winston, author of The Sweetest Sound and Jada Sly, Artist & Spy. ...
This event is in the "College and Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Next Chapter Book Club

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: College and Young Adult, Adult
Program Type: Adaptive, Book Discussion, Webinar

Next Chapter Book Club

Next Chapter Book Club is a community-based book club for individuals with cognitive and developmental disabilities. Members read together, hang out, make friends, enjoy a snack, and have fun. To sign up, please contact our Outreach Librarian.

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.

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.

Drones after Dark

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Class, Computers & Technology, Webinar
Event Details:
A drone is a remote-controlled pilotless aircraft or missile. Do drones interest you? Learn the basic components of a drone and how they work, why drones great tools, how drones are used in industry, how to make drones a career, and what it takes to ...

Special Notes

Zoom

The Zoom web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting. You can also download or open Zoom manually and enter the Meeting ID.

Webinars are seminars conducted over the internet and are interactive through a written "chat" feature.

Online meetings (also referred to as e-, electronic, or virtual meetings) are web-based and allow people to see and hear each other.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Together Time

10:30am - 10:45am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime, Webinar

Together Time

This dynamic session will promote bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Event Details:
Find the video on GEPL's Facebook and YouTube pages. ...
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.

Planning Your Education to Prepare for Your Career

2:30pm - 3:15pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult
Program Type: Class, Webinar
Event Details:
How do you choose a profession that fits your interests? What types of experiences and education do you need to launch your career? Career Vision of Glen Ellyn will explain how to use your natural skills and talents to inform your deci...

Special Notes

Zoom

The Zoom web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting. You can also download or open Zoom manually and enter the Meeting ID.

Webinars are seminars conducted over the internet and are interactive through a written "chat" feature.

Online meetings (also referred to as e-, electronic, or virtual meetings) are web-based and allow people to see and hear each other.

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

Musical Arts & Crafts

4:00pm - 4:15pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Class

Arts & Crafts

Using the supplies listed below, watch, and follow along to create something!

Event Details:
Supplies for Tie Dye T-Shirts and Pillowcases White T-shirt, pillow case or piece of fabric Sharpie Markers Small spray bottle Rubbing Alcohol Supplies for Fruit Bat Old Sock (brown, black, or whatever color you want your bat) Googl...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Thursday Evening Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussion, Webinar
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Join us for a virtual discussion of The Water Dancer by Ta-Nehisi Coates. Please register for the program to receive the Zoom meeting ID and password.  Email Brenna Murphy at bmurphy@gepl.org to have a copy of the book set aside for you at...

Special Notes

Zoom

The Zoom web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting. You can also download or open Zoom manually and enter the Meeting ID.

Webinars are seminars conducted over the internet and are interactive through a written "chat" feature.

Online meetings (also referred to as e-, electronic, or virtual meetings) are web-based and allow people to see and hear each other.

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.

Ralph's World

10:30am - 11:00am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Performance, Special Event
Event Details:
Find the video on GEPL's Facebook and YouTube pages. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Miles Hoyt: Blues Playing Phenom

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Event Details:
Our guest performer is ten-year-old blues playing phenom, Miles Hoyt (and family!). ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Guerilla Art Day

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, Everyone
Program Type: Performance
Event Details:
This week kids will travel back in time via a Time Machine Piano so they can save Ludwig Von Beethoven from the musical machinations of the villain, Dr. Crescendo, and his cacophonous cryptic codes. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Weekly Art Challenge: Bubbles

9:00am - 9:15am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM, Webinar

Weekly Art Challenge

In conjunction with the Paint Your Story: Summer Reading Challenge for Youth, each week there is a Weekly Art Challenge. Art challenges use supplies you may have at home and include DIY instructions. Participants can complete the challenge and log the activity in the Beanstack Tracker app or on gepl.beanstack.org.

Help us showcase the ways you Paint Your Story by submitting photos of your art for our digital art gallery! Email photos of your original creations to summer_reading@gepl.org and we will share them on our website

Weekly Art Challenges are optional and do not count toward our point goal. Please see our Paint Your Story: Summer Reading Challenge page for full details.

Event Details:
Make your own bubble solution and wands. Email a photo of the biggest bubble you made to summer_reading@gepl.org! Try this homemade bubble recipe. ...
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.

Flowering Trees Watercolor Painting Workshop

2:00pm - 2:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Class, STEAM, Webinar
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Learn to paint these beautiful flowering trees with art teacher Christine Thornton. Christine will teach you some fun, easy watercolor painting techniques. You will use your own painting supplies at home, or if you don’t have watercolors, you can use...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Together Time

10:30am - 10:45am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime, Webinar

Together Time

This dynamic session will promote bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Event Details:
Find the video on GEPL's Facebook and YouTube pages. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Cooking Arts & Crafts

4:00pm - 4:15pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Class

Arts & Crafts

Using the supplies listed below, watch, and follow along to create something!

Event Details:
Supplies for Pencil Thin Mustache Mustache Template Cardstock or Old File Folders Markers or Crayons Scissors Tape Pencil (or craft stick) Supplies for Paper Plate Flag Pizzas Flags from Many Countries Handout Paper Plate Construc...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Author Interview: Margaret Dilloway

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Event Details:
Our guest author is Margaret Dilloway, author of the tasty middle grade novel, Summer of a Thousand Pies. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Together Time

10:30am - 10:45am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime, Webinar

Together Time

This dynamic session will promote bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Event Details:
Find the video on GEPL's Facebook and YouTube pages. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Cooking Arts & Crafts

4:00pm - 4:15pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Class

Arts & Crafts

Using the supplies listed below, watch, and follow along to create something!

Event Details:
Ingredients for Tortilla Pizza (With adult supervision) Tortilla (any size) Shredded Cheese Spaghetti or Pizza Sauce Toppings (optional): mushrooms, olives, pineapple, basil (or anything you want!) Pinwheels Ingredients Tortillas P...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Microsoft Excel 201

7:00pm - 8:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Business/Financial, Class, Computers & Technology, Webinar

Microsoft Excel 201

Take your spreadsheet skills to the next level. Learn how to filter, link and format data, and create charts in Excel.

Event Details:
Zoom Meeting ID: 636-207-473 Attend the webinar. ...

Special Notes

Zoom

The Zoom web browser client will download automatically when you start or join your first Zoom meeting. You can also download or open Zoom manually and enter the Meeting ID.

Webinars are seminars conducted over the internet and are interactive through a written "chat" feature.

Online meetings (also referred to as e-, electronic, or virtual meetings) are web-based and allow people to see and hear each other.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Active Art

1:30pm - 2:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Class, Performance, STEAM, Webinar
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Event Details:
Join Knuckleball Comedy to stretch your acting and improv skills.  For Grades 3-5 ...
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Active Art

3:00pm - 4:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Library Branch: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Middle School
Program Type: Class, Performance, STEAM, Webinar
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Join Kunckleball Comedy to stretch your acting and improv skills. This session is for grades 6-8. ...