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parking lot renovation
Dear friends, This summer the Glen Ellyn Public Library will be removing and replacing our parking lot. In the process, we will be making some changes as well. We will be adding a new entrance at the far west end of the lot and reversing the flow of traffic around the center island. Patrons will then be able to drop off items at the external book drop more easily from the driver’s side of the car. The current entrance and exit will become the exit to the parking area. This redesign will allow us to increase the number of parking spaces from 96 to 98 spaces. This project is scheduled to begin June 12 and to end, weather permitting, by July 18. The entire parking lot will be closed while under construction, with safe pedestrian walkways in place so you can easily enter the building. During weekday daytime hours, arrangements have been made for patrons to park in a portion of the St. Petronille’s parking lot and an external book drop will also be placed in a to-be-determined location outside of the library parking lot. During evening and weekend hours, patrons may park in the commuter lot to the west of the library lot and use the public sidewalk to access the building. Thank you for your patience as we work to improve the library, Dawn Bussey GEPL Director
* Indicates programs for which registration is required. To register, visit gepl.org/calendar and search for your desired program.
Summer Reading June 4 through August 13
Experience Reading Is So Delicious! at the library this summer.
Reading Is So Delicious!
ice cream social
Ice Cream Social
Monday, June 11 7-8:30 pm Parking Lot Celebrate the beginning of our summer reading program with a refreshing ice cream sundae, an ice pop, or some fresh fruit.
For Kids (birth through grade 8)
Not only do we have a variety of great prizes and food-inspired programs to keep your children reading all summer long, but we also have an incentive for kids who sign up early this year. Sign up between May 21 and June 10 and receive a free gummy worm and a head start toward your goals! Earn fun prizes throughout the summer for reaching your goals.
For Teens (high school) For Adults (18+)
Get a free t-shirt when you sign up! Then, get reading - those who meet their reading goals are entered to win a Kindle Fire! Sign up and receive a cutting board. Read the summer away, and for every 5 books read, you’re entered to win a fabulous gift basket (drawing held August 14). There will also be weekly prizes generously sponsored by Marcel’s Culinary Experience.
The Glen Ellyn Public Library is proud to partner with the Alliance of Downtown Glen Ellyn, The Bookstore, and Bundles of Books to bring you the 3rd annual BookFest on Saturday, June 23, 2012. This all-ages festival provides residents of Glen Ellyn an opportunity to come together and enjoy unique literary events throughout Downtown Glen Ellyn, featuring acclaimed and homegrown authors. Visit bookfest.org for a full schedule of programs, author profiles, luncheon menus, and more.
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Adult Study Room C Board Room
Join us at the library for events especially for 55+ patrons. Bridge Club
Fridays, June 1 through August 31 (skip July 20) 12:30-3:30 pm Drop in for an afternoon of bridge! Novices, please email Beth at firstname.lastname@example.org if you’re interested in bridge lessons.
The Making of Downton Abbey: Setting the Scene*
Thursday, June 7 7-8 pm Are you addicted to Downton Abbey? Historian Barbara Geiger will tell the extraordinary story of the castle used as the set of Downton Abbey and the evolution of the aristocratic way of life. This program is co-sponsored by Citizens for Glen Ellyn Preservation.
Afternoon Social Hour
Thursdays, June 7 & 21, July 5 & 19, August 2 & 16 2-4 pm Library Kitchen Refreshments, board games, videogames and more with old and new friends!
Financial Resources for Long Term Care*
Tuesday, June 26 7-8 pm Want to learn more about the available financial options for long-term care? Questions such as “Does Medicare cover in-home care?” or “Does my long term care policy cover all options of long term care?” will be covered.
Adult Book Discussion
Wednesdays 7-8 pm Join us to discuss a new title each month. This summer’s selections: June 13: Faith by Jennifer Haigh July 11: State of Wonder by Ann Patchett August 8: Caleb’s Crossing by Geraldine Brooks
english language learners
English Conversation Group
Wednesdays, June 13 & 27, July 11 & 25, August 8 & 22 • 7-9 pm Tutors from Literacy DuPage will lead this free group for English language learners.
Beginning Guitar Class*
Wednesdays, June 27, July 18 & 25, August 1, 8 & 15 7-8 pm Learn the basics of guitar: tuning, basic chords, strumming and rhythm. Please bring your guitar. Open to anyone over the age of 15.
Hollywood Homicide: An Interactive Mystery Game*
Wednesday, July 11 7-8 pm In this fast-paced mystery game you play the part of a producer, a director, an actor or an actress. You don’t know who did it, but one thing is certain - a murder has been committed and you need to discover evidence to determine the prime suspect in the crime. Everyone over the age of 12 is welcome!
Edible Book Festival*
Saturday, August 11 11 am - 2 pm
This scrumptious event celebrates books and food and the people who love them. Create and bring a piece of edible art related to books. It can be a pun on a title (think The Bun Also Rises, Alice in Wonderbread, War and Peas), or it can refer to a scene or a character. Use your imagination and make your creation edible. Visit gepl.org/ediblefestival for a detailed schedule of the event and rules. Everyone is welcome to view entries and enjoy refreshments. You must be a GEPL cardholder to enter.
Youth Program Room
Youth Study Room
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Intro to Microsoft Word 2010*
Tuesdays, June 12, July 17 & August 14 10-11:30 am The new edition of Office is out! Learn where to find and how to use all of its tools.
Friday, July 13 10-11:30 am Learn to use email to communicate.
Digital Photo Management*
Monday, June 18 7-8:30 pm Thursday, August 23 * 10-11:30 am Learn how to manage and edit your digital photos using Picasa, a free program.
Monday, July 16 7-8:30 pm Learn how to download free eBooks & audiobooks from the library and move them to your e-reader, MP3 player, smartphone, or other device.
Learn to Skype*
Facebook & Twitter Basics*
Thursdays, June 21 & August 16 10-11:30 am Social networking is a powerful tool in our modern world. Learn how to use some of the most popular sites.
Monday, July 23 7-8:30 pm Use Skype for phone or video conference calls.
Intro to Excel 2010*
Windows 7 Tips & Tricks*
Tuesday, June 26 10-11:30 Monday, August 20 7-8:30 pm
Tuesdays, July 24 & August 21 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.
Basic Computer Skills*
Create a Blog*
Tuesday, July 10 10-11:30 am Learn how to use the mouse and keyboard, open a program, save files and more.
Thursday, July 26 2-3:30 pm Learn how to make a good-looking blog using free tools.
Intro to PowerPoint 2010*
Learn to Use the Internet*
Wednesday, July 11 10-11:30 am Learn what the internet is, how to do basic searches and how to make the most of the web.
Tuesday, July 31 10-11:30 am Learn to make creative slides and presentations.
Resumes and Job Searching*
Thursday, July 12 10-11:30 am Learn to create a professional-looking resume and the latest tips for online job searching.
Thursday, August 30 2-3:30 pm Learn all about the new device that everyone is talking about. No iPad required to attend.
The Hoopla about Zumba*
Tuesday, June 12 7-8 pm Join us for an exciting free zumba workshop for dancers and non-dancers alike. Summer is here, get off the sofa and come to the library to get a great workout.
Books on Tap*
8-9 pm Tap House Grill Join us for a book discussion group especially for 20-and 30-somethings, meeting at the Tap House Grill, 400 N. Main Street, Glen Ellyn. Thursday, June 21: The Fates Will Find their Way by Hannah Pittard Meet Pittard at BookFest on June 23. Monday, August 13: Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro
Tuesdays, June 19, July 17 & August 21 7:30-10 pm North Side Bar & Grill Live trivia at the North Side Sports Bar & Grill, located at 499 W. Pennsylvania Avenue in Glen Ellyn.
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* Registration Required
Adult Study Room C
teens computer classes
High School Book Discussion*
Wednesday, June 20 7-8 pm Downtown Glen Ellyn Starbucks
Orientation for Incoming Freshman*
Monday, August 13 2-3 pm Teen Room
Discuss The Princesses of Iowa by M. Molly Backes. Then meet Backes at BookFest on June 23.
Come enjoy pizza, get to know your Glen Ellyn Teen Room, and all the services available to high school students at the library.
GET SET FOR COLLEGE
AT THE LIBRARY JULY 16-20, 2012
Prepare for the PSAT*
Monday, July 16 10 am - 3 pm Prepare for the PSAT by taking a practice exam with the test prep agency, Kaplan. Please bring two number 2 pencils, a snack and an approved calculator from the list at collegeboard.org.
ACT 10-Q Challenge Workshop*
Tuesday, July 17 10 am - noon Take the Kaplan 10 Question Challenge: Try 10 tough ACT questions and learn 10 winning strategies to help you succeed on test day.
ACT Practice Exam*
Wednesday, July 18 10 am - 3 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.
Essay Writing for the ACT & SAT*
Thursday, July 19 10 am - noon Brush up your essay writing skills and improve your chances of getting into the school of your dreams!
SAT Practice Exam*
Friday, July 20 10 am - 3 pm Join us for an SAT practice exam presented by Kaplan. Please bring two number 2 pencils, snack and calculator. Calculators will be permitted from the list at sat.collegeboard.org.
Youth Program Room
Youth Study Room
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High Score Contest
June 1-15 During Open Hours at the Tween Spot Go for the high score! Participants with the highest scores in Ms. Pacman, Asteriods Deluxe, and Joust will win gift cards to Gamestop. For kids through age 14.
3D Printing Fab Lab*
Chess for the Improving Player*
Wednesday & Thursday, June 6 & 7 2-4 pm Wednesday & Thursday, June 20 & 21 6:30-8:30 pm Wednesday & Thursday, August 1 & 2 2-4 pm Create toys, jewelry, or anything else you can imagine with 3D modeling software and GEPL’s new 3D printer. No prior experience required, just creativity.
Mondays, June 11-25, July 9-23 1:30-2:30 pm This 6-week program is for intermediate level players. Postal Master Jim Egerton from Chess Now will be teaching first through eighth graders how to improve their game.
Drop-in Chess Club
Open Fab Lab
Thursdays, June 14-28, July 12-26 7-8 pm Postal Master Jim Egerton will be here to teach you a few moves and give you pointers as you play against other kids. For those entering grades 2-8 with some chess experience. Parents are welcome to accompany their children.
Wednesday & Thursday, August 8 & 9 2-4 pm Curious about 3D printing? Stop in and learn about this amazing technology and learn how to print your own creations. All ages are welcome.
Friday, June 8 9:30-10:30 am Students in grades 6-8 are invited to read one-on-one with a younger student (ages 4 through 10). Registration forms for both groups are available in the Youth Department. Buddies are matched at an orientation session and the best times to meet are determined between buddies.
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/storytimes.
Cake In Mugs*
Thursday, July 12 3:30-4:30 pm Learn how to make delicious cake in your microwave.
Thursday, July 26 3:30-4:30 pm Decorate a cupcake with a variety of fun items.
LEAGUE OF MIDDLE SCHOOL VOLUNTEERS
Tuesdays, June 5 through 26, July 31 through August 14 3-5 pm Get involved at the library! Go behind the scenes and help us put on our summer reading program.
for kids entering 1st Grade*
Mondays 4-4:45 pm & Thursdays 12:30-1:15 pm June 25 & 28 If You Give a Pig a Pancake by Laura Numeroff July 23 & 26 Burger Boy by Alan Durant August 16 & 20 Should I Share My Ice Cream? by Mo Willems
Discuss a book and enjo
for kids entering 2nd
Mondays 11:30 am - 12:30
Drop In Fridays
Fridays, June 15 through 29, August 3 through 17 1-4 pm Need something to do this summer that looks good on a college application and pleases your parents? Volunteer at the library!
June 11 Cloudy with a Chance of Me by Judi Barrett
July 9 Arthur and the Best Coach E by Stephen Krensky
August 13 Mrs. Yonkers is Bonkers! by
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Adult Study Room C
Saturday Movie Matinee
Saturdays 2-3:30 pm Join us for a special food-related movie in honor of this year’s summer reading theme. You may bring your own snacks. June 2: Ratatouille (G, 111 minutes) July 7: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (G, 100 minutes) August 4: Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs (PG, 90 minutes)
Friday, June 8 10-10:30 am Readers (age 4-grade 5) are invited to one-on-one reading time with Middle School students. Registration forms for both groups are available in the Youth Department. Buddies are matched at an orientation session and the best times to meet are determined between buddies.
College Theater presents: One, Two…What Comes Next?*
Saturday, June 30 2-3 pm This show features improvisation and a combination of characters from Mother Goose rhymes, highlighting fantasy, play on words and fun. Perfect for all ages, and audience participation is welcome!
Reading to Dogs*
Saturdays, June 9 & 30, July 14 & 21, August 11 & 25 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.
Kung Fu Kitchen: The Basics*
Monday, July 16 11-11:45 am & 12:15-1 pm Learn baking from real-life bakers! Practice kitchen basics, cut pastry, and make a mini dessert. Everyone will take home a mini cookbook. For ages 7-12. Two sessions available.
Peace Cake Decorating Class*
Smart Snacks and Healthy Foods*
Friday, July 27 11 am - noon Chef Kate will show you how to make simple and delicious foods for the summer! Healthy food like homemade granola and even cookies have never tasted so good. Recipes and samples will be provided. Parents are welcome to stay, but aren’t required to attend. For 2nd - 6th graders.
Tuesday, June 12 11:00-11:45 am for ages 4-9 & 12:15-1:00 pm for ages 10-14 Decorate a peace cake with buttercream frosting, marshmallow fondant, candy embellishments and stencils.
Shining Like a Star with Laura Doherty*
Monday, June 18 11-11:45 am Laura Doherty rocks your kid’s world with her breezy folkpop tunes for the whole family. The Chicago-based children’s artist delivers a highly interactive show that includes dancing, singing, puppets, maraca shakin’ and more!
ol book discussions
& 3rd Grade* for kids entering 4th & 5th Grade*
Mondays 4-5 pm June 4 How To Eat Fried Worms by Thomas Rockwell July 2 Lemonade War by Jacqueline Davies August 6 Diary of a Wimpy Kid: Dog Days by Jeff Kinney
Children’s Theatre Summer Camp*
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Wednesdays, June 13-27, July 11-25 1:30-4:30 pm & Saturday, July 28 9:30 am - 2 pm Exercise your acting, writing, improvising and performing skills and learn some new ones! Note: Participants must attend on July 28 and on most camp days. For kids entering grades 4 through 6.
Children’s Theatre Gala Event*
Saturday, July 28 2-3 pm If reading is delicious, then stories come to life are super scrumptious! Feast your eyes and ears on our fabulous performers as they cook up tempting tales. All ages welcome.
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Friends of the Library Used Book Sales
Monday, June 11 7-8:30 pm Basement
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Join us for a used book sale in the library’s basement during the Ice Cream Social. Free admission. Join us for a used book sale in the library’s basement. Free admission. Friends of the Library is seeking several volunteers to assist us in selling certain donated books online. To learn more about this new volunteer opportunity, please email your name and phone number to email@example.com and we will contact you with more details.
Monday - Thursday • 9 am-9 pm Friday - Saturday • 9 am-5 pm Sunday • 1-5 pm
Saturday, July 21 9 am-4 pm Basement Like selling items online?
July 4: Independence Day
June 18 • 7:30-9:30 pm July 16 • 7:30-9:30 pm August 20 • 7:30-9:30 pm
Bookmark the library’s calendar!
Bookmark gepl.org/calendar today to easily check or search for library programs, to learn about library holidays and to register for programs online.
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