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.
Jimmy John’s (850 Roosevelt Road) has generously offered to donate a portion of their sales between 5pm and 8pm on Thursday, August 1st to the Glen Ellyn Public Library, which will then be donated to the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry.
Stop by the library to pick up a Jimmy John’s flyer or simply mention the Glen Ellyn Public Library fundraiser when placing your order.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Youth Department is excited to introduce “The GEPL Games,” a series of fun, interactive, kid-friendly activities. The GEPL games will debut on Thursday, July 25 and Friday, July 26 at the Glen Ellyn Sidewalk Sale. Games begin at 10:30am with a set of new games and activities starting every half hour until 3:30pm.
Although the Glen Ellyn Public Library has consistently had a presence at the Sidewalk Sale in previous years, this will be the first year the Youth Department unveils a full schedule of interactive games and activities for children.
No registration is required; simply find the Gen Ellyn Public Library at the 2013 Sidewalk Sale.
The Glen Ellyn Chamber of Commerce’s Sidewalk Sale is located in downtown Glen Ellyn.
For more information, visit glenellynchamber.com
The Friends of the Glen Ellyn Public Library will host a Used Book Sale in the library’s basement on Saturday, July 20 from 9am to 4pm.
Admission is free. No scanning devices permitted.
Members of the Northern Illinois Food bank will generously donate their time this Wednesday for an interactive youth-based program called Feed: Foster. Educate. Engage. Deploy.
During the program, volunteers will discuss with youth what it might feel like to be hungry, educate them on the role of the food bank in the community and deploy them as agents of change to help feed hungry neighbors.
Foster. Educate. Engage. Deploy will be held on Wednesday, July 17 from 11am to Noon at the Main Street Recreation center located at 501 Hill Avenue.
You can register for the event by clicking here.
Service dogs provide a tremendous amount of services to children and adults. Come here about all the wonderful and remarkable tasks that service dogs provide and meet one being trained in Glen Ellyn.
Canine Companions takes place on Saturday, July 13 at 2pm.
You can register for Canine Companions here.
Summer Readers participating in the Tween, Kids or Pre-Reader programs will have an opportunity to win passes to the DuPage Country Fair or the Illinois Railway Museum during the week of July 15-21.
Members can receive one drawing slip each day they report their reading time during that week (limit one per day.) Winners will be notified on Monday, July 22.
Not signed up for Summer Reading yet? Enroll for free at www.gepl.org/summer
Author applications for the 4th Annual Bookfest on Saturday, September 28 are now available at bookfest.org/author.
BookFest, a celebration of books organized by the Glen Ellyn Library, The Bookstore and Bundles of Books, will feature an indoor event for authors to sell their books, distribute marketing materials, and network with each other.
Interested writers should submit their author application electronically, and then mail a copy of their book and application fee to:
Glen Ellyn Public Library
400 Duane Street
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Applications are due July 31. Additional information can be found at www.bookfest.org.
The keynote speaker for BookFest 2013 will be Ayana Mathis. Her first novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, was recently selected to Oprah’s Book Club.
On Thursday, July 11 Patti Jiminez of the Northern Illinois Food Bank and Susan Papierski, Executive Director of the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry will discuss the missions of the NIFB and the GEFP, their resources and their impact on the Glen Ellyn Community.
The event will take place from 7-8:30pm at the Main Street Recreation Center: 501 Hill Avenue.
“Feeding Our Community” was inspired by the Glen Ellyn community’s overwhelming response to the library’s philanthropic-based Summer Reading Program.
“The Glen Ellyn community is unique in their dedication to humanitarian efforts,” says Marketing Coordinator Anthony McGinn. “During our daily interactions with our library members, we’ve observed how sincerely the community works to assist others. This dedication inspired us to launch a coordinated effort to help the Glen Ellyn Food Pantry and Northern Illinois Food Bank. We’re really excited for the opportunity to collaborate with the community.”
To register for “Feeding Our Community,” click here.
For more information about “Feeding Our Community” or additional library programing, please visit: events.gepl.org/