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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.

Weekly Specials

All Day 5/10 - 5/17
The Cafe
Location: The Cafe
Age Group: Everyone
Event Details:
SALAD: Spring mix, sliced cucumbers, shaved carrots, sliced plum tomatoes, choice of cheese (blue, cheddar, or Monterey Jack) and housemade herbed croutons with balsamic/EVOO or housemade ranch dressing. SOUP: Chicken (kluski) noodle QUICHE: Ch...
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: 43

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

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 Information Desk at 630-790-6620. 

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: Virtual Program
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Book Discussion
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 21

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 Death of Vivek Oji by Akwaeke Emezi. ...

Special Notes

Zoom with Registration

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

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Hora de Cuentos Bilingüe | Bilingual Storytime

10:30am - 10:45am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 43

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.

Special Notes

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 Information Desk at 630-790-6620. 

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

9:00am - 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: Used Book Sale

FoL Used Book Sale

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

Limited Admission: 20 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 "Youth" group.
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Potholders

1:00pm - 2:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 0
Event Details:
Using a potholder loom and loops, create your own potholder with live help. For grades 3-6. ...

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.

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 Information Desk at 630-790-6620. 

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Rain or Shine: Making Mistakes

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, Storytime

Rain or Shine

Kids and their grownups listen to a story and learn about the real and sometimes messy parts of childhood.

Event Details:
What do you do when you make a mistake? Youth staff will read a story and demonstrate an activity to show that sometimes mistakes can lead to something great! For toddlers and their grownups. ...

Special Notes

Pre-recorded Video

Find the video on the library's YouTube page.

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.

Royal Tea Party Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
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: 1
Event Details:
Princes and Princesses are cordially invited to a royal tea party with fancy stories and songs. The activity kit is available for pickup in the Youth Department or at the drive-up window one week prior to the program date, while supplies last. For ag...

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.

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 Information Desk at 630-790-6620. 

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Foundation Fundraiser

11:00am - 9:00pm
Off Site
Location: Off Site
Age Group: Everyone
Program Type: Special Event, Volunteer
Event Details:
On Wednesday, May 19, mention the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation and Barone's will donate 20% of each carryout/delivery (11 am - 9 pm) or dine-in (4-8:30 pm) purchase to the Glen Ellyn Library Foundation! ...
This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Graphic Novel Crew

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Middle School
Program Type: Book Discussion, Play and Learn Together, Social
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 19

Special Notes

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 Information Desk at 630-790-6620. 

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month Storytime

10:30am - 11:00am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Special Event, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: Unlimited
Event Details:
Celebrate Asian American and Pacific Islander culture by sharing stories, rhymes, and songs. Help develop early literacy skills for preschool and kindergarten readiness and provide positive representations that validate identities and help every...

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.

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 Information Desk at 630-790-6620. 

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

The Brothers Grimm: A Walking Play!

2:00pm - 2:45pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Library Parking Lot
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Performance
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 34
Event Details:
Inkwell Arts & Learning present The Brothers Grimm in an interactive, hilarious, and educational journey through some of their favorite stories! Each tale takes place at a different outdoor location, with a short, scenic walk between natural back...

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.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Signature Chef Series: Jamie Oliver

All Day 5/24 - 5/28
The Cafe
Location: The Cafe
Age Group: Everyone

Signature Chef Series

The Cafe occasionally celebrates renowned chefs by preparing a few of their signature recipes.

Event Details:
Jamie Oliver, born May 27, 1975, is a British chef best known for his television series “The Naked Chef ” and for campaigning for healthier diets for school children. The Cafe will feature recipes from Oliver's 5 Ingredients: Quick & Easy Food. ...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Vitalant Blood Drive

1:30pm - 7:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Library Parking Lot
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Health & Wellness

Vitalant Blood Drive

Schedule your donation appointment at vitalant.org or call 877-25-VITAL. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments are recommended.

This event is in the "Middle School" group.

Take It, Make It, Show It!

All Day
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Middle School
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Play and Learn Together
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 27
Event Details:
School is out (or close to it)! Get excited for GEPL’s Read to Color Your World: Summer Reading Challenge by designing a creative bookmark using the funky tape, ribbon, and paint supplies provided. Don’t forget—the best part of creating is sharing...

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.

This event is in the "Youth" group.

2020-2021 School-Year Scrapbook

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Social, STEAM
Event Details:
Create your own book of memories from the school year using materials you have at home. For grades 3-5. ...

Special Notes

Pre-recorded Video

Find the video on the library's YouTube page.

This event is in the "Everyone" group.

Pride Month

All Day 6/1 - 6/30
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. 

This event is in the "Youth" group.

Walking Wednesdays

10:00am - 10:30am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Bike Racks near the Library Parking Lot
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Computers & Technology, Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 12
Event Details:
Enjoy the fresh air on a walk along the Prairie Path and listen to a story together! iPod touches will be provided. For ages 3-6 and their grownups. ...

Special Notes

Masks and Social Distancing

Masks required, and social distancing will be observed.

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.

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 "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.

Paint Like Frida

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Virtual Program
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Arts & Crafts, Class
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Christine Thornton of Hello Art Studio will guide you through a creative project and provide tips to help you paint like Frida Kahlo! For adults and kids of all ages. ...

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.

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.

Bicycle Care and Maintenance

9:00am - 10:00am
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Bike Racks near the Library Parking Lot
Age Group: Youth, Middle School, High School, College and Young Adult, Adult, Everyone
Program Type: Class, Health & Wellness, Social
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 35
Event Details:
A pro from The Bike Hub in Glen Ellyn will explain how to prevent a flat tire on your bicycle and how to change one if needed. Learn how to clean and lubricate a bike chain to get ready for summer! ...

Special Notes

Masks and Social Distancing

Masks required, and social distancing will be observed.

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.