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Glen Ellyn Public Library

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400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
(630) 469-0879 www.gepl.org

June 2021

Walking Wednesday

June 2, 2021, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
Free

Must register in advance. Runs every Wednesday. 

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Walking Wednesdays

June 2, 2021, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Wednesday, repeating until June 16, 2021

Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
Free

Must register in advance.

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October 2021

Fall Fun Fest

October 16, 2021, 4:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
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Free

Enjoy a free, outdoor, family-friendly event for adults and kids of all ages, with giant games, live music, and food and beverages from local food vendors available for purchase. Performing are Glen Ellyn-based musicians Ralph Covert, featuring a Ralph’s World solo acoustic set at 4:30, and 7DEEZ, a Disco-Funk-Motown tribute band at 5:30.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Fall Festivals and Oktoberfests.

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Costumes and Candy

October 23, 2021, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
Free

Dress up in your favorite costume and join us for this fall-themed, carnival-style event. Enjoy a variety of fun activities, special appearances from costumed characters, and yummy treats to share.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Halloween Events.

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Drive-In Halloween BINGO and Trunk-or-Treating

October 31, 2021, 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
Free

Register and visit the library parking lot for Drive-In Halloween-themed BINGO and Trunk-or-Treating. If you would like to participate in Trunk-orTreating, please bring nut-free wrapped candy for approximately 50 children. You can also decorate your vehicle! For adults and kids of all ages.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of Halloween Events and Trunk or Treat Events.

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December 2021

Noon Years Eve Concert

December 31, 2021, 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
Free

Jim Gill's Sing-a-thon of Celebrated Songs.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of How to Celebrate New Year’s Eve.

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January 2022

Interactive Storytelling Honoring Martin Luther King, Jr. – CANCELED

January 13, 2022, 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
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Free

Presenter Oba William King will conduct an interactive presentation featuring excerpts from famous speeches by Martin Luther King, Jr., and audience members will have the opportunity to share personal experiences and memories about Dr King.

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Friends Used Book Sale

January 22, 2022, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
Free

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

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February 2022

Valentines for Vets

February 14, 2022, 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
Free

The library will mail the valentines to Edward Hines, Jr. VA Hospital to share with their patients! Hines VA treats more than 44,000 veterans from World War II through the conflicts in Iraq and Afghanistan.  

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Video Game Night

February 23, 2022, 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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One event on March 30, 2022 at 6:30 pm

Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
Free

Play Nintendo Switch games and meet new friends at this event for young adults with Autism, ADHA, OCD, or any other intellectual disability. Cohosted by Jackson, a Volunteer who has Autism and other superpowers, and Josh, the Young Adult Librarian. Players are welcome to bring personal controllers that are compatible with the Switch. For ages 17-27.

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March 2022

Daniel Tiger Party

March 14, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on March 17, 2022 at 4:00 pm

Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
Free

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.

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St Patrick’s Day Music

March 20, 2022, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
Free

Join us for an hour of Irish music from the Bellas Artes School of Music.   For information on more events like this, check out our roundup of St. Patrick’s Day Events.

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June 2022

Ice Cream Social

June 13, 2022, 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
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Free

Celebrate the beginning of summer! Enjoy free ice cream and experience Native American culture through storytelling, music, and dance provided by Trickster Cultural Center. Trickster is a nonprofit Native American and community arts center whose vision is to be an authentic first voice of Native American veterans and cultural arts. 

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July 2022

Star Spangled Storytime

July 2, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
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Free

Independence Day is Monday, July 4! Show your patriotic spirit by listening to a story, participating in a craft, and marching in a mini parade around the library. Twenty name tags (children only) will be available at the Youth Desk beginning 30 minutes prior to the program start time. For 3-5 years.

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August 2022

Native American Summer Festival

August 27, 2022, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
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Free

Experience Native American culture through storytelling, music, and dance provided by Trickster Cultural Center.

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September 2022

1K Club Celebration

September 24, 2022, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
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Past, present, and future members of 1K Club, a challenge to read 1,000 books before kindergarten, are invited to a special educational program with live animals from The Flying Fox Conservation Fund (flyingfoxconservationfund.com). For birth-5 years and their grownups.

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October 2022

STEAM Saturdays

October 1, 2022, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every month that begins at 2:00 pm on day First of the month, repeating until November 19, 2022

Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137

Drop in for different hands-on family STEAM activities each month. For grades k-2 and their families.

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Science Fun for Everyone

October 8, 2022, 10:00 am - 11:00 am
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
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Families can watch and participate as Steve Belliveau of Getting Excited About Science experiments with singing rods, gummy worms, elephant toothpaste, Tesla coil, sparks, Peeps that come alive, smoke bubbles, and liquid nitrogen. For families of all ages.

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Haunted Library

October 21, 2022, 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
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The library will close early on Friday, October 21 at 3 pm and re-open at 6 pm transformed into two floors of bone-chilling hauntings! In the Youth Department, you will find family-friendly frights and be able to participate in a scavenger hunt and listen to not-so-scary stories like The Ghosts Went Floating read aloud. In the North and South meeting rooms, Chicagoland authors Michael Allen Rose, Daniel Kraus (The Death and Life of Zebulon Finch), Damian Serbu (The Vampire’s Angel),…

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November 2022

Friends Used Book Sale

November 25, 2022, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137

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

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Holiday Walk at the Library

November 25, 2022, 1:30 pm - 4:30 pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
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Before you head downtown for the Glen Ellyn Holiday Walk, come to the library! Enjoy performances by acoustic duo Kilty Pleasure, Glenbard South Madrigal Singers, Music Institute of Chicago Virtuoso Strings, and Bellas Artes School of Music, make a holiday- themed craft and enter a raffle for holiday prizes. Refreshments will be served. For adults and kids of all ages.

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December 2022

Get Up and Groove: Holiday Edition

December 20, 2022, 4:30 pm - 5:00 pm
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One event on December 19, 2022 at 10:30 am

Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
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Dance and sing along to holiday tunes! Fifteen name tags (children only) will be available at the Youth Desk beginning 30 minutes prior to the program start time. For pre-k.

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Morning Movie Series

December 27, 2022, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 10:30 am, repeating until December 29, 2022

Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
Free

Take a midweek break and watch a movie with us! Bring your blankets, pillows, and stuffies and settle in for a fun film. For all ages and their grownups. Tuesday, December 27 | Abominable Rated PG, 97 min. Wednesday, December 28 | Frozen Sing-along, Rated PG, 108 min. Thursday, December 29 | The Bad Guys Rated PG, 100 min.

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January 2023

Friends Used Book Sale

January 21, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 18, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on March 19, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
Free

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

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Spark’s Snow Day

January 21, 10:30 am - 11:15 am
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
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Snow came early in Firefly Grove this year, so Spark the Firefly gets to experience her first snow day! Join Spark as she learns all about snow, hibernation, and exciting winter activities like sledding and ice skating. Spark's Snow Day includes puppets, original music, interactive movement and lots of winter fun for families! The show is ideal for ages 2-6, but has something for all ages to enjoy.

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Nature Storytime and Craft

January 27, 10:30 am - 11:00 am
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One event on February 24, 2023 at 10:30 am

One event on November 7, 2019 at 10:30 am

Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
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Free

A guest presenter from The Morton Arboretum will share fun nature stories that highlight how weather, trees, and animals change with the season. Twenty name tags (children only) will be available at the Youth Desk beginning 30 minutes prior to the program start time. For age 2-6 and their grownups.

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National Puzzle Day

January 29
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
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Free

Experience a variety of puzzles: jigsaw, crossword, word search, sudoku - to celebrate National Puzzle Day.

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March 2023

American Girl Tea Party

March 4, 10:30 am - 11:30 am
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
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Free

Bring an American Girl doll and join us for pretend tea, party games, and a reading from an American Girl book.

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Glen Crest Fine Arts Night

March 8, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
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Celebrate the visual arts, music, home arts, band, orchestra, and chorus talents of Glen Crest Middle School students.

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Friends Used Book Sale

March 18, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
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One event on March 18, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on March 19, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
Free

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

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Friends Used Book Sale

March 19, 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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One event on March 18, 2023 at 9:00 am

One event on March 19, 2023 at 1:00 pm

Glen Ellyn Public Library, 400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, 60137
Free

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

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