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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.
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Shakespeare Room
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult
Program Type: Social
Registration 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 "High School" group.
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 "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: 29

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.

Details:

Featured performer: Clarence Goodman

Special Notes

Zoom with Registration

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

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 "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.
Offsite Event
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: World on the Move
Details:

Migration stories and tours of the Re:new Project studio, open to the public.

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.
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Shakespeare Room
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult
Program Type: Social
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2

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

Craft Your Story

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: World on the Move
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Details:

Create a hand-sewn fabric photo display with keepsakes to express your narrative. Please bring photographs to incorporate into the project. For grades 6-12.

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 "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.

Friends Used Book Sale

9:00am - 2:00pm
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Basement - Friends Area
Age Group: Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Used Book Sale, Volunteer

FoL Used Book Sale

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

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.
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: 2nd Floor Atrium South
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Social, Special Event
Details:

Meet artists from The Awakenings Project, whose art is on the Gallery Wall and in the Display Case. 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 "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, World on the Move
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 49
Details:

College of DuPage (CoD) Professor Sam Mitrani will present the history of immigration to Chicagoland within the context of immigration to the U.S.

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: 30

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

Zoom with Registration

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

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 7/27 - 8/30
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.
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, Health & Wellness, World on the Move
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 47
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.
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Shakespeare Room
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult
Program Type: Social
Registration 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.
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

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. 

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 "High School" group.
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.
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: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 70
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 "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: World on the Move
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
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 "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: The Workshop
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Maker, World on the Move
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:

Fabricate a no-sew coin purse by cutting faux leather with the Cricut and learn about other types of materials that can be used with the Cricut Maker 3. For adults and high school students.

This event is in the "High School" group.
This event is in the "College and Young Adult" group.
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: High School Room
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult
Program Type: Class, Health & Wellness, World on the Move
Details:

Learn how developing empathy can build self-esteem, foster community, and deepen connections, then explore World on the Move: 250,000 Years of Human Migration. Presented by Reality DuPage.

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: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Details:

Learn about and create your own terrarium. For adults and kids of all ages.

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.
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: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Details:

Learn about and create your own terrarium. For adults and kids of all ages.

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

Craft Your Story

3:00pm - 4:30pm
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Middle School, High School
Program Type: World on the Move
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Details:

Create a paper time capsule with keepsakes to express your narrative. Please bring photographs to incorporate into the project. For grades 6-12.

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 "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: Special Event, World on the Move
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 22
Details:

Turtle Island is the name for the North American continent in many Indigenous/Native American cultures. A chef from Ketapanen Kitchen will discuss and provide samples of Indigenous foods. 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.
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.