s so much more than books
D Dear friends, Y You might have noticed a few changes around the Glen Ellyn Library in recent months. In an e effort to more accurately reflect the role of the modern public library, we have been working hard to improve our building, services, and collections. As of March 1, we’re adopting a new look as well. If you take a look at the cover of this event guide, you’ll notice our new logo. At first glance, you might think, “Books, books and more books.” I urge you to turn back to the cover and take a second glance. Every person uses the library somewhat differently. Imagine a DVD, magazine, Kindle, CD, or mp3 player. Imagine all the reasons you use GEPL. We offer so much more than books, even though we still have more than a few reading recommendations to share if you’re interested! When I think of GEPL, I think of a place in Glen Ellyn where friends, families, businesspeople and more may come together in the community to share everything from a computer class to a simple cup of coffee. (Did you know we allow drinks in the library as long as they have a lid?) We’d like to extend this community atmosphere online, where it may be enjoyed day or night. Also launching March 1 is our new website, still accessible at gepl.org. The new site now incorporates blogs from staff, robust resources and content for patrons of all ages, our online event calendar, and access to all of the great online resources that were available at the old website. For those of you who like to ease into change, the old website will still be available for a couple of months at gepl.org/legacy. I encourage everyone reading this to visit the new gepl.org beginning March 1 to see how GEPL can offer you so much more than books! On behalf of all of the staff at GEPL, we look forward to continuing to provide stellar service to our patrons. Sincerely, Dawn Bussey GEPL Director

* Indicates programs for which registration is required. To register, visit gepl.org/calendar and search for your desired program.

GEPL and The Bookstore present: Author Charlene Ann Baumbich
Tuesday, April 10 • 7-8:30 pm  With a release date of March 13, Finding Our Way Home is the latest book from popular speaker, award-winning journalist and Glen Ellyn resident Charlene Ann Baumbich. She is the author of the Dearest Dorothy series, Stray Affections, and Divine Appointments, as well as several nonfiction books of humor and inspiration. Listen to her discuss her newly published book, which will be available for sale and signing at the event.

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Bridge Club
Fridays, March 2 through May 25, skip April 20 • 1-3 pm  Drop in for an afternoon of bridge! Novices, please email bcusack@gepl.org if you’re interested in bridge lessons.

Afternoon Social Hour
Thursdays, March 8 & 22, April 12 & 26, May 10 & 24 • 2-4 pm  Refreshments, board games, videogames and more with old and new friends!

Hearing Loss: What You Need to Know*
Wednesday, March 21 • 10 am-1 pm  Join Audiologist Dr. Patrick Brix to learn about the unknown consequences of hearing loss. You’ll also have the opportunity for the doctor to examine your ears with a video otoscope.

Nightclub in the Afternoon*
Sunday, May 6 • 2-3 pm  Enjoy popular tunes from the ‘20s, ‘30s and ‘40s, performed by Nightclub in the Afternoon. Refreshments will be served. Check them out at www.nightclubintheafternoon.com.

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Finding Hallowed Ground: America’s Civil War Sites Today*
Thursday, March 8 • 7-8 pm  Author Michael Weeks has visited hundreds of Civil War sites, both famous and obscure, while researching his book, The Complete Civil War Road Trip Guide. During this interactive lecture, Michael will talk about his experiences at those sacred locations.

Shipwrecks of the Great Lakes*
Thursday, April 5 • 7-8 pm  Join us for dramatic, well-researched stories of Great Lakes shipwrecks, shared with exceptional underwater photography.

The Convertibles*
Sunday, April 29 • 2-3 pm  Enjoy doo-wop music from the ‘50s and pop music from the ‘60s with The Convertibles.

Bel Sonore Chamber Ensemble*
Sunday, March 11 • 2-3 pm  Enjoy soprano, flute, oboe and bassoon quartet Bel Sonore as they perform a repertoire ranging from the Baroque music of Telemann and Bach to the jazz standards of Duke Ellington.

Kick off Reading is So Delicious, our adult summer reading program, with this fabulous series of tasty programs.

My Safari into Brightest Africa*
Thursday, March 22 • 7-8 pm  Local resident Lee Mulder shares details from his book, highlighting what he experienced in Uganda, including interviews with the country’s President and dozens of residents and community groups. Enjoy his presentation which brings together photography, elements of memoir, investigative reporting and travelogue to illuminate brightest Africa.

Taste of Sicily*
Thursday, May 3 • 7-8 pm  Marvel at the splendor, culture and food of Sicily, from Palermo to Messina. Discuss and taste a variety of delicious treats, and grab a packet of regional recipes to take home.

Food Lovers’ Guide to Chicago*
Thursday, May 10 • 7-8 pm  Jennifer Olvera, author of Food Lovers’ Guide to Chicago and food writer for the Chicago Tribune, LA Times & Time Out Chicago, guides you through the Chicagoland food scene.

American Movie Survey*
Mondays • 7-8:30 pm  March 26: John Huston April 23: The Coen Brothers

Chocolate 101*
Thursday, May 17 • 7-8 pm  Chocolatier Kevin Roblee discusses chocolate and the finer attributes of its enjoyment. Samples of international chocolate and a fondue fountain will be shared.

Yoga for Weight Loss*
Thursday, March 15 • 7-8 pm  Learn poses to help achieve your fitness goals. Please bring a yoga mat or towel and wear comfortable clothes.

Beginning Crocheting*
Thursdays, April 5 through May 10 • 11 am - noon  Sign up to learn this fun hobby. Bring a size H crochet hook and 4 oz. of worsted wool yarn.

Basic Bike Repair and Maintenance*
Thursday, April 19 • 7-8 pm  Staff from Glen Ellyn’s Bike Shop will share how to keep your bike in good shape for the season.

Seed Starting for Beginners*
Friday, March 23 • 2-3:30 pm  Learn how to start your plants from seeds, preserve seeds and plan a garden.

How to Really Use Your Digital Camera*
Thursday, April 12 • 7-8 pm  Learn how to use advanced functions on your new digital camera (or the one you’ve been using on auto for a few years) from a professional photographer. Bring a camera if you have one, or come by to learn how to select one to suit your needs.

Green Spa*
Sunday, April 22 • 2-3 pm  Learn to make spa-quality beauty treatments from fresh ingredients found at home in this hands-on workshop. Recipes and samples will be available to take home.

Beginning Knitting*
Thursdays, April 5 through May 10 • 10-11 am  Bring a pair of #8 or #9 straight needles and 4 oz. of worsted wool yarn to the first class.

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book discussions

Extra copies of all discussion titles available at the Adult Information Desk. Adult Book Discussion
Wednesdays • 7-8 pm 

Glenbard Parent Series Book Discussion
Thursday, April 12 • 7-8 pm  Prepare for a future Glenbard Parents Series author visit by discussing Spark: The Revolutionary New Science of Exercise and the Brain by Dr. John Ratey.

Forgotten Authors Book Discussion
Friday, May 25 • 10-11 am  Join us for a lively discussion of the works of William Styron. Visit the Adult Information Desk or gepl.org for a list of titles.

March 14
The Tiger’s Wife by Tea Obreht

April 11
The White Tiger by Aravind Adiga

May 9
The Paris Wife by Paula McLain

english language learners
English Conversation Group
Wednesdays, March 14 & 28, April 11 & 25, May 9 & 23 • 7-9 pm  Tutors from Literacy DuPage will lead this free group for English language learners.

Grown-up Cooking Class*
Wednesday, March 14 • 6:30-8 pm • Library Kitchen Learn how to prepare a complete meal with professional chefs.

Join GEPL for a series of classes on using technology to grow your small business.

QR Codes*
Thursday, March 22 • 10-11:30 am 
Make these popular smartphone codes work for you!

Tap House Trivia Night
Tuesdays, March 20, April 17 & May 15 • 8-10 pm North Side Sports Bar & Grill Live trivia at the North Side Sports Bar & Grill, located at 499 W. Pennsylvania Avenue in Glen Ellyn.

Thursday, April 19 • 2-3:30 pm 
Learn how to create a Page, develop a following, and grow your business.

Books on Tap
Thursday, April 26 • 8-9 pm Tap House Grill Join us for a new book discussion group especially for 20 and 30-somethings, meeting at the Tap House Grill, 400 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn. We’ll discuss The Glass Castle by Jeannette Walls.

Thursday, May 10 • 10-11:30 am 
Find out how to use Twitter to promote your business, and learn how to share ideas and information.

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computer classes
Tech Drop-in
Mondays, March 5, April 2 & May 7 • 6:30-8:30 pm Stop by or call the Adult Information Desk at (630)790-6630 to ask any questions about technology.

Android Adventure for Phones and Tablets*
Thursdays, March 29 & May 31 • 2-3:30 pm  Learn about the Android mobile operating system. No device required to attend.

Resumes and Job Searching*
Thursdays, March 8 & May 3 • 10-11:30 am  Learn how to create a professional-looking resume and the latest tips for online job searching.

Advanced Internet Web 2.0*
Thursday, April 5 • 10-11:30 am  This class will introduce several Web 2.0 applications such as blogs, instant messaging, social networking and wikis.

Create a Blog*
Thursdays, March 15 & May 24 • 10-11:30 am  Learn how to make a good-looking blog using free tools.

Intro to Microsoft Word 2010*
Tuesdays, April 10 & May 15 • 10-11:30 am  The new edition of Office is out! Learn where to find all of its tools and how to use them.

iPad Revolution*
Monday, March 19 • 7-8:30 pm  Tuesday, May 8 • 2-3:30 pm  Learn all about this new device that everyone is talking about. No iPad required to attend.

Digital Photo Management*
Thursday, April 12 • 10-11:30 am  Learn how to manage and edit your digital photos using Picasa, a free program.

Intro to Excel 2010*
Tuesdays, March 20, April 17 & May 22 • 10-11:30 am  The new edition of Office is out! Learn how to create basic spreadsheets, enter data, edit cells and use basic formulas.

Downloading eBooks*
Mondays, April 16 & May 14 • 7-8:30 pm  Learn how to download free eBooks & audiobooks from the library and move them to your ereader, MP3 player, smartphone, or other device.

Getting the Most Out of Our Databases*
Wednesdays, March 21 & May 16 • 7-8:30 pm  Join us for an overview of our databases, available online 24/7. Learn how to check Consumer Reports, find articles, search historical newspapers, find what to read next, and much more.

Finding Medical Information Online*
Wednesday, April 18 • 7-8:30 pm  Be prepared at your next doctor’s visit -- learn how to search for and review the most current, accurate health information on the web and with GEPL’s databases.

Intro to PowerPoint 2010*
Tuesdays, March 27 & May 29 • 10-11:30 am  Learn to make creative slides and presentations.

Google Apps*
Thursday, April 19 • 10-11:30 am  Learn about the free apps that come with a Gmail address. A Gmail account is required for this class.

This series of classes is for anyone who wants to learn how to use a computer.

Mac OS X Lion for Beginners*
Tuesday, April 24 • 10-11:30 am  Learn tricks and tips for making this exciting operating system work for you. No computer required to attend.

Basic Skills*
Tuesdays, March 6, April 3 & May 1 • 10-11:30 am 
Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard, open a program, save files and more.

Windows 7 Tips & Tricks*
Thursday, April 26 • 10-11:30 am 

The Internet*
Wednesdays, March 7, April 4 & May 2 • 10-11:30 am 
Learn what the internet is, how to do basic searches and how to make the most of the web.

Learning LinkedIn*
Thursday, May 17 • 10-11:30 am  Learn how to use this dynamic networking tool for professionals in any line of work.

Fridays, March 9, April 6 & May 4 • 10-11:30 am 
Learn to use email to communicate.

Learn to Skype*
Monday, May 21 • 7-8:30 pm  Use Skype for phone or video conference calls.

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FAFSA Workshop*
Tuesday, March 6 • 6:30-7:30  Thinking about college? An Illinois Student Assistance Commission representative will show you how federal student aid can help you pay for college.

grades 9-12
Glenbard South Art Exhibit
April 1-30 • Second floor of the library Visit the library to view local students’ work during the month of April.

High School Book Discussion*
Tuesday, April 24 • 7-8 pm Glen Ellyn Starbucks Come to the downtown Glen Ellyn Starbucks to discuss The Absolutely True Diary of a Part-Time Indian by Sherman Alexie.

Teen Poetry Contest
April 1 - May 4 All types and styles of poetry are welcome; no submission form required. Drop off entries at the Adult Information Desk or email them to aharrell@gepl.org. Poems will be accepted during the month of April, with the winner announced the first week in May via the GEPL Teens Facebook Group.

Teen Advisory Board Meetings
Tuesdays, March 13 & May 1 • 7-8 pm Teen Room Discuss upcoming events, book talks and more. Pizza will be served.

ACT Practice Test*
Sunday, March 18 • 1:30-5 pm  Join us for an ACT practice exam presented by Kaplan. Please bring two number 2 pencils, snack and calculator. Calculators will be permitted from the list at www.actstudent.org.

Late Night Study
Tuesday through Thursday, May 29-31 • 5-10 pm  Change up your Finals study routine! Study and enjoy coffee and pizza.

College Admissions Boot Camp*
Wednesday, April 18 • 7-8:30 pm  Michael Kennedy of Kennedy Consulting will help us separate myth from reality and prepare families for one of the most important decisions a high school student will make.

Teen Tech Week: Geek Out @ Your Library March 4-10
Visit our Technology Petting Zoo and check out other library tech, like online homework help, free eBooks, movies, music and more. Discover 25 other ways to celebrate Teen Tech Week by following the new gepl.org/teens or joining the GEPL Teens Facebook Group.

Get involved with GEPL and help make your library better. For more information about any of the volunteer teams, call (630)790-6736 or email rburns@gepl.org.

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April 24 through 26 • 4-6 pm  Drop in and help with a variety of library tasks.

Tuesdays, May 1, 8 & 15 • 4-6 pm  Organize and promote books. This team is great for voracious readers.

Celebrate National Craft Month!*
Thursdays, March 1 through 29 • 4-5:30 pm  Make a different creation every week in honor of National Craft Month.

Library Insiders*
Wednesdays, May 2, 9 & 16 • 4-6 pm  Work closely with staff on detailed tasks that keep the library in order. This team offers a great time for active students with an eye for detail.

Be a Sushi Chef*
Thursday, April 12 • 4-5:30 pm  Make delicious candy sushi.

AV Club*
Thursdays, May 3, 10 & 17 • 4-6 pm  Produce videos and other content for gepl.org. This team is great for gamers and future filmmakers.

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Saturday Movie Matinee
2-3:30 pm  Watch a kid-friendly movie. You may bring your own snacks. March 3: Dr. Seuss’ Horton Hears a Who This event is presented in partnership with the Glen Ellyn/Wheaton Alumnae Club of Pi Beta Phi. April 7: Cars 2 May 5: Space Buddies

Reading to Dogs*
Saturdays, March 17 & 31, April 14 & 21, May 12 & 26 • 10-11 am  Children can sign up for a 15-minute time slot to read to a therapy dog from the Glenbard All Breed Obedience Club. Register by calling or stopping by the library.

The Titanic - 100 Years Later*
Wednesday, April 11 • 4-5 pm  Come aboard the Titanic. Learn about the ship’s voyage, but don’t forget your life vest! For grades 3-5.

Chess Club*
Thursday, March 8 • 7-8 pm  Local USCF Postal Master Jim Egerton from Chess Now will be here to teach you a few moves and give you pointers. Please bring your own chess set. All ages and parents welcome.

Graduating to Easy Readers*
Tuesday, May 15 • 6:30-7 pm  Wednesday, May 16 • 10:30-11am  New readers and their parents are invited to learn about transitioning from picture books to readers. Children may listen to the presentation or watch a film supervised by library staff.

Children’s Theatre of Western Springs presents: The Trial of Goldilocks*
Saturday, March 10 • 2-3 pm  Complete with an ensemble of comedic courtroom characters, The Trial of Goldilocks examines the familiar fairy tale from Goldilocks’, the bears’, and the audience’s points of view. Perfect for all ages!

Spring Break Storytimes
March 27, 28 & 29 • 10:30-11 am 

Games with Marbles, the Brain Store!*
Tuesday, March 13 • 6-7:30 pm  A fun and interactive evening full of hands-on games to play! Presented by Marbles, the Brain Store, which believes in “Playing your way to a healthier brain!”

Drop-in Movies
March 27 through 30 • 2-3:30 pm 

Spring Special: Movin’ to the Music!
Friday, March 30 • 10:30-11 am  Get your spring break wiggles out with 30 minutes of activity and music. All ages welcome.

The Lorax Lives at the Library*
Wednesday, March 14 • 4-5 pm  Discover the Dr. Seuss book that inspired the movie, and help spread the Lorax’s message to save our planet. Bring an old t-shirt or sweatshirt to create a wearable work of art! For grades 2-5.

Special Spring Craft
Wednesday, April 4 • 10:30 am - noon  Drop in to make an easy spring craft.

GEPL offers a wide variety of storytimes for kids starting at birth. For a schedule of all of our storytimes, pick up a storytime flyer, call (630)790-6620, or visit gepl.org/kids/storytimes.

elementary school book discussions
1st Grade Book Discussion* 2nd & 3rd Grade Book Discussion*
March 19 Crazy Like a Fox: A Simile Story by Loreen Leedy April 16 Diary of a Wombat by Jackie French May 21 Luke on the Loose by Harry Bliss March 12 Invisible Stanley by Jeff Brown April 9 Magic Tree House: Tonight on the Titanic by Mary Pope Osborne May 14 It’s All Greek to Me by Jon Scieszka

Mondays • 4-5 pm 

4th & 5th Grade Book Discussion*
March 5 The Ravenmaster’s Secret by Elvira Woodruff April 2 Inside Out and Back Again by Thanhha Lai May 7 The Magician’s Elephant by Kate DiCamillo

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Friends of the Library Used Book Sale
Saturday, March 17 9 am-4 pm Sunday, March 18 1-4 pm
The Friends of the Library present a Used Book Sale in the library’s basement. Admission is free. $10 early admission is available from 8 to 9 am on Saturday. On Sunday, “books by the bag” will be available for $5 each.

400 Duane Street Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 Tel: 630.469.0879 gepl.org Direct Dials: Adult Services......... 630.790.6630 Youth Services........ 630.790.6620 Circulation............... 630.790.6720

Monday - Thursday • 9 am-9 pm Friday - Saturday • 9 am-5 pm Sunday • 1-5 pm

April 8: Easter April 20: Staff In-Service Day May 27-28: Memorial Day

Have you bookmarked the library’s calendar?
The GEPL online event calendar lists all of our wonderful programs. You can print a calendar of the events you’re interested in, search for something new, register for events, and subscribe to a feed of your favorite programs. Visit gepl.org/calendar to get started.

Board Meetings
March 19 • 7:30-9:30 pm April 16 • 7:30-9:30 pm May 21 • 7:30-9:30 pm

Library Director & Board
Dawn Bussey, Library Director John Mulherin, President Ran Sailer, Vice President Mark Luginbill, Treasurer Sharon Weber, Secretary Grace Daigel, Trustee Bob McClow, Trustee Maryl Wesolowski, Trustee


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