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

Creepy Story Contest

All Day 9/15 - 10/15
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: No Space
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Special Event
Event Details:
Do you love scary stories? Write and submit a creepy story or poem to reference@gepl.org and library staff will choose winners from grades 3-5 and grades 6-8 to receive prizes.  Deadline  Friday, October 15 | 9 pm  Requirement...
This event is in the "Youth" group.

Sphero Obstacle Course Racing

4:00pm - 5:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: Computers & Technology, STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 1
Event Details:
Write code to direct a ball-shaped robot to race through a custom obstacle course using creativity, engineering, math, and problem-solving skills. Guide your Sphero around barriers, curves, and other obstacles in this fun STEM program! No previous Sp...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Microsoft Word Intermediate

6:30pm - 7:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Internet Lab
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Class, Computers & Technology
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 14
Event Details:
Dive deeper into Word with technology tutor Bill Dallman in this intermediate-level class. ...
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: Board Room
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.

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

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.

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: 44

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: 45
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

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.

Stories and STEAM

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 10
Event Details:
Listen to a fall-themed story and explore a STEAM concept it inspires. For grades k-2. ...

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.
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.

Map Your Neighborhood

4:30pm - 5:00pm
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: 4
Event Details:
Listen to the book Yasmin the Explorer by Saadia Faruqi and make a map of your neighborhood. For grades k-2. ...
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

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.

Hispanic Heritage Storytime

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth, Middle School
Program Type: Storytime
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 20
Event Details:
Language Labs will share bilingual stories, rhymes, and songs to celebrate Latin American cultures and identities. For ages 4+. ...

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

National Voter Registration Day

4:00pm - 6:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North & South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: High School, College and Young Adult, Adult
Event Details:
Members from the League of Women Voters, Glen Ellyn will be available to register voters and answer questions about voting. Federal law requires two forms of identification for first-time registration. Valid identification could include a state-issue...
This event is in the "Adult" group.

Tech Help One-on-One

5:30pm - 6:15pm
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

6:15pm - 7:00pm
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 "Adult" group.

Talking to Kids about LGBTQ+

7:00pm - 8:00pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: North & South Meeting Rooms
Age Group: Adult
Program Type: Health & Wellness, Webinar
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 85
Event Details:
Pediatric Neuropsychologist Dr. Kymberly Larson will lead a discussion to increase comfort and confidence when talking to kids about LGBTQ+ topics. Learn proper terminology including pronoun usage and how to honor questions. The Q&A session follo...

Special Notes

Recorded for Re-Broadcast

This online meeting will be recorded for broadcast at a later time or date. If you do not want to appear in the recording, please turn your camera off.

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: 44

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: 45
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

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.

Stories and STEAM

4:00pm - 4:30pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library
Registration
Location: Glen Ellyn Public Library
Room: Youth Program Room
Age Group: Youth
Program Type: STEAM
Registration Required
Seats Remaining: 13
Event Details:
Listen to a fall-themed story and explore a STEAM concept it inspires. For grades k-2. ...

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 "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: 1

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: 1

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.