LifeSource will be conducting a blood drive at the Glen Ellyn Public Library on Saturday, January 5, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
To schedule an appointment, please call LifeSource at 877-543-3768 or visit www.lifesource.org and use code 686C.
Blood donations include a free cholesterol screening and free blood typing.
Proper ID is required to donate blood. A LifeSource or military ID, driver’s license, or badge with picture and full name are all approved forms of ID.
Starting January 2nd, patrons can register for the Adult Winter Reading Club either in person by visiting the Adult Services desk on the library’s second floor or online by clicking here.
The first 250 patrons to register for the Adult Winter Reading Club (in person or online) will receive a Glen Ellyn Public Library pedometer.
For every four books a reading club member reads, he or she will receive an entry for the grand prize drawing: a $100 Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce gift certificate that can be used at various shops and restaurants in downtown Glen Ellyn.
Adult Winter Reading Club runs through March 15th.
Are you looking for a holiday gift that will last a lifetime? Consider naming part of the library in somebody’s honor.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library Foundation, a non-profit 501c3 organization, offers a program allowing you to make a financial donation in exchange for naming a piece of the library for yourself or a loved one. A variety of the library’s furniture and meeting spaces are available. Nameable items range from the end panel of a bookshelf to the library building itself.
A neatly engraved plaque will be permanently affixed to the item of your choosing in exchange for a financial contribution.
Recent dedications include Sarah Lynch, who named a study carrel after her mother, Ethel, and Ray Cliff, who dedicated two library benches to his grandchildren.
For more information about naming opportunities, click here!
On December 19, The Glen Ellyn Public Library introduces its new Job Seeker Series, offering programs and services to enhance the community’s employment marketability and increase job opportunities.
On December 19, the library offers Job Searching Online from 10-11:30 a.m. in the Computer Lab on the second floor. Attendees will learn efficient job searching strategies to streamline their job search and how to create a professional and engaging resume.
On January 8 and February 12, the Glen Ellyn Public Library will offer free 30-minute one-on-one sessions with a JVS career counselor who will review resumes, ask potential interview questions, explore career change options, and discuss the current job market. Individuals can register for a free session by calling the adult services desk at 630-790-6630.
On January 30, the library offers LinkedIn: Your Professional Image from 7-8:30 p.m. in the Meeting Room on the library’s first floor. Attendees will learn how to take charge of the world’s largest professional network and how to network with useful contacts to gain a job interview.
If New Girl has taught us anything, it is that there can be no greater bonding experience than playing trivia at your local tavern.
That is why, the Glen Ellyn Public Library has partnered with the North Side Sports Bar & Grill to present: Trivia Night!
Please join us December 18 at the North Side Sports Bar & Grill (499 W. Pennsylvania Avenue in Glen Ellyn) for what promises to be a memorable evening camaraderie, companionship, and competition.
Assemble a team of your closest and most intelligent friends and be hailed as the Trivia Kings of Glen Ellyn. What higher notoriety could one ask for?
And perhaps, if you are lucky, a game of True American afterwards!
Trivia begins at 7:30p.m.
Calling all Hobbits, dwarves, and elves of the Woodland Realm, come celebrate the release of Peter Jackson’s Hobbit movie with all your Middle Earth friends at the Glen Ellyn Public Library.
From 4-8pm on 12/13, The Youth Department will be transformed into Middle Earth and will host Hobbit festivities so fun and exciting even Sauron would have the time of his life!
Festivities include: Hobbit bowling, archery practice with targets, The One Ring toss, a scavenger hunt around Middle Earth, ShrinkyDink rings, and a Hobbit foot craft.
Whoever arrives in the best Hobbit costume will receive a $25 gift card to AMC theaters!
For more information click here.
Are you unhappy with your current employment situation or considering a career change?
Let the Glen Ellyn Public Library assist you through the job seeking process.
Starting December 11, the Glen Ellyn Public Library will offer free 30-minute one-on-one sessions with a JVS career counselor who will review resumes, ask potential interview questions, explore career change options, and discuss the current job market.
A JVS counselor will also be available for counseling on January 8 and February 12.
You can register for a free career counseling session by clicking here.
Last Tuesday, the Youth Department hosted its very first Smart Starts session, which turned out to be an overwhelming success. Children made picture frames decorated with the letters of their names, as well as holiday stickers, gems, and pompoms. Other activities included mess-free “finger painting” using pudding sealed in a plastic bag, alphabet puzzles, and activity sheets to practice writing and reorganizing.
Smart Starts provides a hands-on, interactive environment where parent’s help their child develop early reading, writing, and math skills through play. Drop by the Youth Department two Monday afternoons per month between 2:30pm and 4:30pm for fun activities that build young brains. The program is designed for children ages 3 to 8 with an adult.
The next session of Smart Starts is December 17. During Smart Starts: Puzzle Power, children will piece gather various puzzles, play games, and create an “I Spy” craft.
Smartphones, eReaders, tablets, oh my! Planning on purchasing a fancy new gadget for a loved one this holiday season but not sure where to start? The Glen Ellyn Public Library can help you navigate the electronics jungle. You can read Consumer Reports reviews from home or anywhere else through our database Ebsco – MasterFile Complete.
Just click the link above and enter your GEPL library card number. From there, you can search for smartphones or tablet computers (or pricey gifts).
Need some hands-on time to make your decision? Stop by our second floor Tech Petting Zoo, generously sponsored by Best Buy. It includes new electronics such as the Samsung Galaxy Note, the Asus Vivo Tab with Windows RT, the Kindle Paperwhite, and many more.
Happy holidays and happy hunting!
When I was a little kid, about two years old, my mother would strap a tiny toy guitar around my shoulder and play Bruce Springsteen records while I sang into a vacuum cleaner handle. Decked out in OshKosh blue jeans with a red bandana hanging from my back pocket I turned our quiet little living room into wild arena rock show as I tore through blistering sets featuring “Born in the USA,” “Darkness on the Edge of Town,” and “The Ties that Bind” (my mother has most of my performances video recorded and has promised to play them one day at my wedding).
Later, on the schoolyard playgrounds, when most boys my age pretended to be a Thunder Cat or a Ninja Turtle, I pretended to be David Bowie, Tom Petty, or Eddie Vedder (you can imagine my popularity).
To me, there has always been something incredibly alluring about rockstars.
Now, the Glen Ellyn Public Library is offering you an opportunity to learn all tools you need to become a rockstar. Starting Monday, December 3rd you can take FREE guitar lessons from 7-8 pm. You just have to be 15 or older and have your own guitar.
Keith Richards has set the bar; now it’s your turn…just don’t let your mother videotape your performances.
If you would like to become a rockstar, click here.