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Volunteering: Your Voice, Your Time

All Day 9/1 - 11/30
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult
Program Type: Volunteer
Event Details:
The Young Adult Librarian would like to hear and share the voices of young adults in the community. Please volunteer your time, talent, and voice in reviews of books, music, tv, movies, or experiences recommendations for books, graphic novels...
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: 47

Together Time

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

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

If the program message says "Registration is closed because no more seats are available," you can attend the program virtually using Zoom

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: 46
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.

Storytime in the Park

10:30am - 11:00am
Off Site
Location: Off Site
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.

Special Notes

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

Skills for Bridging the Divide

6:30pm - 8:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North & South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult
Program Type: Class, Computers & Technology, Social
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 4
Event Details:
Learn skills to have constructive, empathetic political conversations with people in your life, then practice ways to find common ground and map differences accurately (rather than based on stereotype). The workshop includes a suggested 40-minute eLe...
This event is in the "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

First Chapter Friday

3:00pm - 3:15pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
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 "Everyone" group.

Drive-In Halloween BINGO and Trunk-or-Treating

11:00am - 12:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Library Parking Lot
Age Group: Everyone
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 3
Event Details:
Register and visit the library parking lot for Drive-In Halloween-themed BINGO and Trunk-or-Treating. If you would like to participate in Trunk-or-Treating, please bring nut-free wrapped candy for approximately 50 children. You can also decorate your...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Day of the Dead - Dia De Los Muertos

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:
Day of the Dead - Dia De Los Muertos is celebrated in North and South America, originating in Latinx cultures. Living people honor deceased relatives by creating ofrendas (alters or shrines) decorated with candles, ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Create a Paper Circuit with a Light to Celebrate Diwali

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Computers & Technology, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Diwali is a special Indian holiday, also known as the Festival of Lights. Use paper, conductive tape, battery, and a lightbulb to create a keepsake to celebrate Diwali. For grades 3-5. ...
This event is in the "College and Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Come Write In!

5:00pm - 9:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: College and Young Adult, Adult
Program Type: Social
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited

Come Write In with NaNoWriMo

Challenge yourself to write a 50,000-word novel during National Novel Writing month in November. Visit naperwrimo.org for details.

Event Details:
This program provides dedicated writing time along with fun challenges and word sprint competitions to boost your writing output. Create a NaNoWriMo profile.* Stay tuned for themes of the day! * Signing up for NaNoWriMo is not required t...

Special Notes

Journey/NaperWriMo

This workshop is provided by NaperWriMo (Naperville Writing Month), a region of NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month), which takes place each November. NaperWriMo has a year-round a la carte writing group called the Journey, that sponsors free writing-related events and activities, called paths.

Zoom with Registration

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

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Create a Paper Circuit with a Light to Celebrate Diwali

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Computers & Technology, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 6
Event Details:
Diwali is a special Indian holiday, also known as the Festival of Lights. Use paper, conductive tape, battery, and a lightbulb to create a keepsake to celebrate Diwali. For grades 3-5. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Unicorns

10:30am - 10:45am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 9
Event Details:
Sing songs and read stories about a favorite mythical beast—the unicorn! For ages 3-5. ...

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, while supplies last. For registered events, kits are only available to registrants.

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. 

Foundation Meeting

6:30pm - 9:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Board Room
Program Type: Volunteer

Foundation Meeting

The Glen Ellyn Library Foundation meets quarterly.

This event is in the "Adult" group.
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Michaeleen Doucleff, author of Hunt, Gather, Parent: What Ancient Cultures Can Teach Us About the Lost Art of Raising Happy, Helpful Little Humans, will discuss her New York Times bestseller. Learn more about this GPS program. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Diwali

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:
Diwali, festival of lights, is India’s most important holiday of the year. Diwali is celebrated over five days, and each day has its own special tradition. Diwali is a festival of new beginnings. See also: Create a Paper Circui...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

GEPL Grooves

10:00am - 10:15am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Play and Learn Together
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: North & South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult
Program Type: Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 80
Event Details:
Prepárese para una experiencia satisfactoria y productiva antes y durante sus años universitarios. Esta presentación interactiva dirigida por Cynthia Diaz de CREO DuPage se centra en la educación y el estilo de vida para estudiantes y familias de tod...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Tech Help One-on-One

10:15am - 11:00am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Pearl Buck
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

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 a librarian. 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

11:00am - 11:45am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Pearl Buck
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0

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 a librarian. To request a day and time that better suits your schedule, please contact Beth Clower.

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

First Chapter Friday

3:00pm - 3:15pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
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.

Introduction to Sign Language

10:00am - 10:45am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Learn some basic concepts expressed by movements of the hands and face in this two-week introduction to American Sign Language class. For grades 3-5. ...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Fall is Not Easy

10:30am - 11:00am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Listen to Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelley and create dot art inspired by the story. For ages 2-6 and their grownup. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

iCash

11:00am - 6:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Lobby
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
The State Treasurer is holding more than 3.5 billion dollars in unclaimed funds for Illinoisans. The State holds these lost funds until they are claimed by either the original owner or their heirs. Property is returned at no cost with the proper iden...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Fall is Not Easy

11:30am - 12:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Listen to Fall Is Not Easy by Marty Kelley and create dot art inspired by the story. For ages 2-6 and their grownup. ...