Chicago folk singer and songwriter Mark Dvorak will be the featured performer and host at the Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Open Mic Night on Wednesday, September 4 at Honey Café.
Dvorak, named “Chicago’s Troubadour” by WFMT 98.7, has spent more than 25 years performing, recording and teaching. He has performed in thirty-six states and several countries abroad with only his guitar, 5-string banjo and his songs.
His most recent release, “Time Ain’t Got Nothin’ On Me,” has received rave reviews and national airplay. Learn more about the artist and his music at markdvorak.com
Signup for open mic performers starts at 6:30pm with the first performance beginning at 7pm. Each performer will be allotted a ten-minute slot. Mark Dvorak will perform a 30-minute set during the evening.
On October 1st open enrollment in the health insurance marketplace begins in accordance with The Affordable Care Act. Individuals and small businesses are able to purchase affordable and qualified health benefit plans in a new competitive insurance marketplace.
If you are confused, uncertain or have questions about what insurance options will be best for you, your family, your business or your employees, join Lori Martin, President of Envision Benefit Specialists, for an informative talk about healthcare reform.
Lori will address how to effectively use your healthcare benefits and manage the rising cost of services, how public and private exchanges will operate, future trends in healthcare benefits and the changing Medicare landscape.
The Your Health and the Affordable Care Act program will be held on Tuesday, September 3 from 7-8:30pm at the Glen Ellyn Public Library. Those interested in attending can register here.
On Tuesday, August 20 the Glen Ellyn Public Library presented the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry with a $1,913.50 donation, the result of the library’s successful Read to Feed Summer Reading program.
Library Director Dawn Bussey (far right) Board President John Mulherin (middle right), and Glen Ellyn Police Department Chief and Rotary President Phillip Norton (middle left) presented the check to Susan Papierski (far left), the Executive Director of the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.
“The Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Summer Reading donation is amazing,” says Papierski. “The summer months are historically a slower time for pantry donations, both food and monetary, and we continue to experience a great demand for appointments during the summer months. We truly appreciate the support of the Glen Ellyn Public Library and the Rotary Club!”
The monies for the food pantry funds were acquired through donations from the Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn, Meatheads, Ten Thousand Villages, Jimmy Johns, JS Fort Group and library members who donated spare change inside food pantry collection cans stationed around the library. No tax dollars were used for the donation.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library is proud to announce that the community has exceeded the library’s lofty Summer Reading challenges to have children read 70,000 hours and adults to read 3,500 books.
The 2013 final Summer Reading totals show that children read 72,465 hours and adults read 3,991 books between May 16 and August 12.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library would like to thank the entire community for their determination in achieving both reading goals.
Library member feedback is extremely helpful to the GEPL staff when creating the highest level of quality programming for our community.
If you or your child participated in Summer Reading 2013 please take a moment and answer our 10 question survey.
Your responses will be analyzed and considered as the GEPL begins planning our 2014 Summer Reading program.
To begin the survey, click here.
The Friends of the Glen Ellyn Public Library have located copies of the required English books Glenbard West and South students need for the 2013-2014 school year. Paperbacks cost 50 cents and hardcovers cost $1.00.
The GEPL currently has limited copies of the following titles:
- The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain
- Beloved by Toni Morrison
- The Canterbury Tales by Geoffery Chaucer
- The Color Purple by Alice Walker
- Frankenstein by Mary Shelley
- Great Expectations by Charles Dickens
- Hamlet by William Shakespeare
- Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
- Jayne Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
- Macbeth by Shakespeare
- The Odyssey by Homer
- Of Mice and Men by John Steinbeck
- The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
- A Raisin in the Sun by Lorraine Hansberry
- Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
- A Separate Peace by John Knowles
- The Scarlett Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne
- The Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
- Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
Books are located in the “Used Book Corner” in the library’s lobby (between the stairs and the Youth Department).
To find out what books you might need for classes, view the Glenbard Booklist here.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library is proud to unveil its Fall 2013 Event Guide.
Detailing all library events between September and November 2013, the latest event guide includes:
For complete Kids, Tweens, 20 & 30-Somethings, Adult and Computer Class schedules, click here.
The GEPL’s 2013 Summer Reading program is winding down and the Youth Department is very close to reaching it’s goal of reading 70,000 hours.
We need your help!
Please be sure to report all your summer reading hours by 9pm on Monday, August 12 so they can be included in the finally tally.
You can report your reading hours in the youth department or by signing into your online account here.
Rich and Vicki Ingle of the folk duo Comfort Food will headline the next installment of GEPL’s Open Mic Night starting at 7pm on Wednesday, August 7 at Honey Modern Comfort Café (499 Main Street).
Three weeks after meeting, Rich and Vicki performed together for the first time. That night, Comfort Food was born. Comfort Food has spent the last five years writing and performing folk songs together and are currently working on a new album.
Open Mic Night is a great venue for performers looking to test new material and for art admirers to discover local creative artists. Acoustic musicians, singer-songwriters, poets and wordsmiths are invited to sign up for a ten-minute performance slot. Sign up starts at 6:30pm.
For more information, click here.
Help us reach our “Read to Feed” goal by August 12 and feed yourself too!
Between August 5th and August 12, kids participating in the tween, kids, or pre-reader Summer Reading program an opportunity to win coupons or candy each day they report their reading time.
Each player is guaranteed to win something. Coupon choices include a “Lil’ Meathead Burger” at Meatheads (549 Roosevelt Road) or a “Kid’s Meal” at Cheeseburger in Paradise (2970 Finley Road) with an adult meal purchase.
Participants may play once per day as long as they report their reading time.