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Crayon and Bread Tag Recycling

04/01/2024 @ 9:00am - 04/30/2024 @ 9:00pm
Virtual Event
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: No Space
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Special Event
Details:
The library is partnering with SCARCE (scarce.org) to collect used crayons and bread tags for recycling. During the month of April, please drop off your used crayons and bread tags in the lobby near the cafe. ...
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.

Together Time

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

Together Time

Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. Twenty name tags (children only). 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.

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.

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.

Homeschool Hangout

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Play and Learn Together

Homeschool Hangout

Use design thinking to solve different building and engineering challenges. Staff will be available to discuss homeschool services. For grades k-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 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.
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Maker, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Explore some of the tools that will be available in The Workshop and create something new each month. Please register for each month separately.  ...

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 "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: College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Business/Financial, Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 16
Details:
Greg Kurinec, certified financial planner and member of the Financial Planning Association, will discuss  when to take benefits - sooner or later?   working while getting benefits   taxation and Social Security ...
This event is in the "Middle School" group.
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Middle School
Program Type: Maker, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Details:
Explore some of the tools that will be available in The Workshop and create something new each month. Please register for each month separately.  ...

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.
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 24
Details:
In this interactive simulation, your group will take on the roles of refugees forced to flee their homeland, making tough decisions along the way. This immersive experience presented by Exodus World Service engages participants through compelling tru...

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 "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: Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 41
Details:
In this interactive simulation, your group will take on the roles of refugees forced to flee their homeland, making tough decisions along the way. This immersive experience presented by Exodus World Service engages participants through compelling tru...

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 "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: Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 43
Details:
In this interactive simulation, your group will take on the roles of refugees forced to flee their homeland, making tough decisions along the way. This immersive experience presented by Exodus World Service engages participants through compelling tru...

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 "Youth" group.

OneInMath

2:30pm - 3:30pm
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Class, STEAM

OneInMath

OneInMath is a free program run by high school volunteers to empower the love of math in students in grade k-3. Register or to sign up to volunteer.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Book Babies

9:30am - 10:00am
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime
Details:
Bring baby for rhymes, songs, and playtime with other babies. Fifteen name tags (children only). For birth-24 months 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.

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.

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.
Location: Maryknoll Park
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Storytime
Details:
Honor Earth Day with the Glen Ellyn Park District and the Glen Ellyn Public Library at a storytime in the park. Listen to stories and participate in activities that focus on caring for the Earth. In case of inclement weather, the program will take pl...
This event is in the "High School" group.
This event is in the "College and Young Adult" group.

High School Hangout

2:30pm - 3:45pm
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: High School Room
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult
Program Type: Games & Video Gaming, Social
Details:
Play video games, create art, and build community with other high school students. 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.

Together Time

9:30am - 10:00am
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime

Together Time

Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. Twenty name tags (children only). 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.

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.

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.

Together Time

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

Together Time

Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. Twenty name tags (children only). 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.

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.

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.
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Class, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10

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:
DNA, The Blueprint for Life: Learn about heredity, traits, genes and Mendel’s experiments with peas. Participate in a hands-on activity extracting DNA from strawberries and take home strands of strawberry DNA. ...

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.

Together Time

9:30am - 10:00am
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime

Together Time

Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. Twenty name tags (children only). 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.

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.

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.

Together Time

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

Together Time

Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. Twenty name tags (children only). 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.

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.

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.
Offsite Event
Location: Off Site
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Adult 50+
Program Type: World on the Move
Details:
Panel discussion where COD students share their unique journeys immigrating to the US, alongside perspectives from a local organization dedicated to support and empower immigrants in their pursuit of success. Cosponsored by Global Education, COD C...
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.
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime
Details:
Dynamic session promoting child and grownup bonding through creating, singing, playing, and sharing stories together. After our story session we will break for milk and cookies followed by open play. Twenty name tags (children only). For kids of all ...

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.

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.

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.

Food allergies

The library cannot guarantee that food served at this program has not come into contact with tree nuts, soy, or other allergens.