Looking to improve your photos?
The Glen Ellyn Public Library invites you to learn from an award-winning photojournalist during our “Shoot Like a Pro” photography program.
Former Chicago Tribune award-winning staff photographer John Dziekan will share tips from his 30-year career to improve your photographs with a better understanding of lighting situations and shooting angles.
“Shoot Like a Pro” is scheduled for Thursday, October 3rd at 6:30pm.
You can register for the program by clicking here.
Musicians, singers, poets and wordsmiths are invited to check out Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Open Mic Night at Honey Café (499 N. Main Street). Open mic night is a great venue for performers looking to test new material and for art admirers to discover creative artists.
Tonight’s headliner is Robinlee Garber. Robinlee’s unique blend of folk, jazz and soul music combines insightful lyrics with a soothing alto voice.
Artist sign-up starts at 6:30 pm with the first performance beginning at 7pm.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library, The Bookstore and Bundles of Books are excited to present the forth annual BookFest on Saturday, September 28. BookFest is a daylong literary festival located in downtown Glen Ellyn with tons of programming geared toward authors and booklovers of all ages.
Full schedule of BookFest Events:
9:30-10:30am: PitchFest (GEPL 2 nd Floor): PitchFest is a fast-paced program providing authors 60 seconds to pitch their books and convince the audience to make it their next read.
10-11:30am: Author Mathew Cordell (The Bookstore): Local illustrator and children’s author Matt Cordell will read from his latest books Another Brother and Trouble Gum.
11am-2pm: Author Trade Show (GEPL Meeting Room): Dozens of authors will sell and sign copies of their latest books.
11:30-1:30pm: Author Panel Luncheon: Sold Out!
2-3:30pm: Author Judith Fradin (The Bookstore): Judith Fardin, a Chicago-based author of multiple children’s books published by National Geographic kids, will host an interactive reading from her favorite books.
2:30-4pm: Featured Presenter Ayana Mathis (GEPL 2ndFloor): New York Times bestselling author Ayana Mathis will discuss her acclaimed debut novel, The Twelve Tribes of Hattie, which was selected to Oprah’s Book Club 2.0.
Concerned how to safeguard your family’s future? Consider establishing a will or trust.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library has collaborated with Attorney Charles G. Wentworth to present “Wills, Trusts, and Probates” on Thursday, September 19 from 7pm to 8:30pm.
Mr. Wentworth will discuss important legal terms around wills and trusts, explain how to deal with family businesses, children, and family vacation properties and address how to find the right attorney to help you plan for the future.
To register for Wills, Trusts, and Probates, click here.
In celebration of New York Times bestselling author Ayana Mathis’s appearance at BookFest 2013, the Glen Ellyn Public Library is giving away copies of her debut novel The Twelve Tribes of Hattie.
Simply “like” the Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Facebook page for your chance to win.
Winners will be selected starting Monday, September 16.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library’s Youth Department is excited to offer the Reading Patch Club running now until April 30, 2014.
The Reading Patch Club is a motivational program designed to encourage children to read more. For every five hours a child reads, he or she will earn a colorful patch. Children can earn up to 16 patches! And, after earning a sixth patch, participants will receive a special canvas bag.
The Patch Club is open to children from birth through 8th grade who are Glen Ellyn residents or who attend Glen Ellyn schools.
For more information, contact the Youth Department at 630-790-6620.
September is National “Get Your Library Card Sign-Up Month” and several local businesses are rewarding customers who have a Glen Ellyn Public Library card.
Simply present your library card during a transaction at any of the following participating business:
- AliKat Boutique
- Bird on a Wire
- Bistro Monet
- Blackberry Market
- Bottle & Bottega
- Fire + Wine
- Just the Bookstore, Inc.
- Larc Jewelers
- M and Ems
- Olive ‘n Vinnie’s
- Paisley on Main
- The Prince’s Table
- The Renaissance Art Studio, Ltd.
- Sign of the Whale Antiques
- Treasure House
Glen Ellyn residents without a library card can sign up at the library’s circulation desk and should bring two forms of identification, one including a picture and one including a name and address. Examples of acceptable identification include: a valid school ID, driver’s license, state ID card, passport or country ID. Minors under 18 need a parent signature.
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.