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

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 "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 "Everyone" group.

Giving Tuesday

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: No Space
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
On Giving Tuesday, please consider donating to the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation in support of the Glen Ellyn Public Library Outreach Van Campaign.  GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organization...
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Middle School Reads

4:30pm - 5:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Middle School
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 17
Event Details:
Middle School Librarian Tom Malinowski will recommend fiction, non-fiction, and graphic novel titles and ask middle school students what they have been reading lately. For grades 6-8. ...

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.

Smart Starts Kits

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play and Learn Together
Event Details:
Take engaging sensory activities home with you this winter! This activity has supplies in a special free kit available for pickup in the Youth Department or at the drive-up window each Wednesday in December, while supplies last. For ages 3-5. ...
This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Foundation Fundraiser

4:00pm - 8:00pm
Off Site
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event, Volunteer
Event Details:
Dine in or order online and Chipolte Glen Ellyn will donate 33% of event sales to the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation. Order online for pickup and use code G2W6N2Q or show the attached flyer in the restaurant. For online orders to count towa...
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.

Let's Talk: World AIDS Day

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Social, Special Event
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Participate in a discussion about the past and current state of the AIDS epidemic in the world, as well as how the United States’ response to the AIDS epidemic influenced the response to COVID-19. Conversation will be moderated by Aleksandar Kaj...

Special Notes

Zoom with Registration

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

This event is in the "Youth" group.

GEPL Grooves

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Play and Learn Together

GEPL Grooves

Get Up ‘n Groove storytime is now a weekly playlist available on Spotify and Apple Music. Previous playlists have included a trip back to the ‘60s and ‘70s with DJ Tom, DJ Sophie’s movie soundtracks, and food music from DJ Jacquei.

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.

How to Prepare Your Bicycle for Winter Storage

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Class, Health & Wellness
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 26
Event Details:
Learn tips and tricks to complete before you put your bicycle away for the winter so that it is ready to go in the spring. This event is not a workshop, so please leave your bike outside. Presented by The Bike Hub. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Tech Help Open House: Microsoft Word, Excel, or PowerPoint

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Internet Lab
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Class, Computers & Technology
Event Details:
Drop in with your questions about Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint. Technology tutor Bill Dallman will be available to help you one-on-one with your own device. ...
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.

Cookie Decorating Kit

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Event Details:
Decorate your sugar cookie along with the video on the library’s YouTube page. Pick up your kit in the Youth Department or at the drive-up window on the event date. One kit per child, while supplies last. For grades k-8. ...

Special Notes

Kit Only

Pick up your kit for this do-it-yourself activity on the event date!

Pre-recorded Video

Find the video on the library's YouTube page.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Let’s Talk: Understanding Hunger

4:00pm - 4:45pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Book Discussion, Play and Learn Together
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 5
Event Details:
Read Lulu and the Hunger Monster by Erik Talkin and draw, share pictures, and participate in activities to help understand hunger. Activities will be moderated by Laura Glaza, Executive Director of the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry, who will talk...

Special Notes

Inside Library Building

While in the library, persons over the age of two (2) must wear a secured face covering (mask) over their nose and mouth.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Smart Starts Kits

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play and Learn Together
Event Details:
Take engaging sensory activities home with you this winter! This activity has supplies in a special free kit available for pickup in the Youth Department or at the drive-up window each Wednesday in December, while supplies last. For ages 3-5. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Tech Help One-on-One

1:30pm - 2:15pm
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

2:15pm - 3:00pm
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 "High School" group.
This event is in the "College and Young Adult" group.
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Grief Journaling

6:00pm - 8:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult
Program Type: Adaptive, Social
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Take advantage of a safe virtual space to write about the feelings that accompany loss and share your writing with others. ...

Special Notes

Zoom with Registration

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

This event is in the "Youth" group.

GEPL Grooves

3:30pm - 3:45pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Play and Learn Together

GEPL Grooves

Get Up ‘n Groove storytime is now a weekly playlist available on Spotify and Apple Music. Previous playlists have included a trip back to the ‘60s and ‘70s with DJ Tom, DJ Sophie’s movie soundtracks, and food music from DJ Jacquei.

This event is in the "Adult" group.

Thursday Evening Book Club

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 29

Thursday Evening Book Club

Copies of book discussion titles are available on the 2nd floor near the study rooms, or you can request a copy for pick up at the drive-up window by calling the library or emailing reference@gepl.org.

Event Details:
Discuss The Woman They Could Not Silence: One Woman, Her Incredible Fight for Freedom, and the Men Who Tried to Make Her Disappear by Kate Moore. ...

Special Notes

Masks and Social Distancing

While in the library, persons over the age of two (2) must wear a secured face covering (mask) over their nose and mouth.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe | Bilingual Storytime

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

Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe - Bilingual Storytime

¡Disfruta con nosotros mientras participamos con libros divertidos, poemas, canciones, y toques de mano en inglés y español! ¡Cada mes tendrá un tema diferente! Todas las edades son bienvenidas.

Enjoy fun books, poems, songs, and fingerplays in both English and Spanish! For kids of all ages and their grownups.

Event Details:
Capacity is 20 participants. ...

Special Notes

Inside Library Building

While in the library, persons over the age of two (2) must wear a secured face covering (mask) over their nose and mouth.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Christmas Trivia and Christmas Tree Craft

11:00am - 12:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Social
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Test your knowledge of historical trivia about Christmas. This event includes lots of fun facts including customs, food, music, TV shows and movies. We will have prizes and a pinecone Christmas tree craft. Decorate your own to take home! Trivia pr...

Special Notes

Masks and Social Distancing

While in the library, persons over the age of two (2) must wear a secured face covering (mask) over their nose and mouth.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Time Capsule Kit

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Play and Learn Together, Social
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 48
Event Details:
This do-it-yourself year-in-review will capture some of your family’s most memorable moments of 2021 for your future selves. Kits available for pick- up by registrants only in the Youth Department or at the drive-up window on the event date. For grad...

Special Notes

Kit Only

Pick up your kit for this do-it-yourself activity on the event date!

This event is in the "High School" group.

Let’s Talk: Ideas Workshop with Reality Illinois

6:00pm - 7:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North and South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: High School
Program Type: Class, Health & Wellness, Social
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 30
Event Details:
Participate in a discussion with members of Reality Illinois, the Teen Advisory Panel to the DuPage County Health Department, at their monthly meeting. This group of high school students works with the community to make a lasting impact on the lives ...