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This event is in the "High School" group.

High School Art Contest: Submissions

All Day 3/1 - 5/31
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: High School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Special Event
Event Details:
Artists between the ages of 14-18 who attend high school or live in Glen Ellyn, share your masterpiece(s) for the chance to win a gift certificate from Blick Art Supplies! Categories Digital/Film Photography or Graphic Art Ceramics and Scu...
This event is in the "High School" group.
This event is in the "College and Young Adult" group.

Virtual Volunteering

All Day 3/1 - 5/31
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult
Program Type: Social, Volunteer
Event Details:
Review books, TV, music, movies, comics, video games, and your favorite businesses, parks, and events around Glen Ellyn and earn a raffle entry for prizes, including three $50 Amazon gift cards. Each submitted review is worth five volunteer hours. Em...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Crayon and Bread Tag Recycling

All Day 4/1 - 4/30
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
In celebration of Earth Day on Thursday, April 22, the library is partnering with SCARCE 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 Adult or Youth Departmen...

Special Notes

Inside Library Building

In accordance with our Temporary Face Coverings Policy, all persons over the age of two (2) must wear a secured face covering over their nose and mouth and must keep a six-foot distance from all other persons when practicable. Reasonable accommodations such as a reusable face shield, drive-up window service and online resources are available to those who are medically prevented from or decline to wear a face covering. Those refusing to wear a face covering and/or to maintain six-foot distance when practical shall be required to leave the library.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Weekly Specials

All Day 4/12 - 4/18
The Cafe
Location: The Cafe
Age Group: Everyone
Event Details:
SALAD: California Cobb with green leaf lettuce, purple cabbage, oven-roasted chicken breast, crisp-cooked bacon, tomato, hard-boiled egg, red onion, cucumber, blue cheese, and parsley with red wine & herb vinaigrette SOUP: Spring Sweet Green P...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

National Peach Cobbler Day

All Day
The Cafe
Location: The Cafe
Age Group: Everyone

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 "Everyone" group.

Thingyan

All Day 4/13 - 4/16
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:
Burmese New Year Festival ...
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: 38

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.

Special Notes

Zoom with Registration

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

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Sticky Fingers: Cooks + Books

4:00pm - 5:15pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Class, STEAM, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Who doesn’t love food? Share a story to warm up those tastebuds, then head to the kitchen and put your chef skills to the test! Presented by Sticky Fingers Cooking. List of ingredients needed will be emailed after registration. One registration per f...

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: 42

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.

Special Notes

Zoom with Registration

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

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: 36
Event Details:
Join us in your jammies as we snuggle up for stories and songs.   ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Fireside Chat with John Sandford

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussion, Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19
Event Details:
Chat with John Sandford (pseudonym for the Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist John Camp), author of twenty-nine Prey novels; four Kidd novels; twelve Virgil Flowers novels; three YA novels coauthored with his wife, Michele Cook; and three other books....

Special Notes

Zoom with Registration

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

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Sustainable Choices for Your Yard

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Webinar
Event Details:
Join the Homegrown National Park movement in Glen Ellyn and make this a greener spring with tips and resources from The Conservation Foundation. Learn how to create a conservation corridor in your own backyard with water-efficient gardens and diverse...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

STEAM Club: The Wonders of Weather

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, STEAM
Event Details:
Take STEAM Club home with you in March and April! Each self-led activity will focus on a different weather-related concept. Experiments include making a barometer and rain gauge, plus learning about the water cycle and how storms form! For grades k-2...

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. For registered events, kits are only available to registrants.

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: 42

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.

Special Notes

Zoom with Registration

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

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Minecraft Mania

4:00pm - 5:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Games & Video Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Get tips on the ins and outs of Minecraft, then put your new skills into action! Work together to complete building challenges and other activities in-game. ...

Special Notes

Zoom with Registration

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

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Minecraft Mania

6:00pm - 7:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Games & Video Gaming
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 2
Event Details:
Get tips on the ins and outs of Minecraft, then put your new skills into action! Work together to complete building challenges and other activities in-game. ...

Special Notes

Zoom with Registration

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

This event is in the "Adult" group.

An Introduction to the Life and Work of Emily Dickinson

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adult
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Celebrate National Poetry Month! Kinga Lipinska, an art consultant specializing in religious art, heritage restoration, and poetic studies, will speak about the life and work of Emily Dickinson. ...

Special Notes

Zoom with Registration

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

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.

Friends Used Book Sale

10:00am - 2:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Basement - Friends Area
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Special Event, Used Book Sale

FoL Used Book Sale

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

Event Details:
Limited Admission: 10 people at a time. Attendees may line up in the lobby and can be texted when it’s their turn. ...

Special Notes

Inside Library Building

In accordance with our Temporary Face Coverings Policy, all persons over the age of two (2) must wear a secured face covering over their nose and mouth and must keep a six-foot distance from all other persons when practicable. Reasonable accommodations such as a reusable face shield, drive-up window service and online resources are available to those who are medically prevented from or decline to wear a face covering. Those refusing to wear a face covering and/or to maintain six-foot distance when practical shall be required to leave the library.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

7:00pm - 9:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: 2nd Floor Atrium East
Age Group: Everyone

Library Board of Trustees Meeting

The Library Board of Trustees meets on the third Monday of each month.

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: 38

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.

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: 42

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.

Special Notes

Zoom with Registration

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

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Book Recommendations for Grades 3-5

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Book Discussion
Event Details:
Discover some of the titles on the 2022 Bluestem Award list. The Bluestem Award is Illinois’ Grades 3-5 Readers’ Choice Award. Start reading now to be ready to vote next spring! ...

Special Notes

Pre-recorded Video

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

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: 36
Event Details:
Join us in your jammies as we snuggle up for stories and songs.   ...