EPL @ Home

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Enjoy EPL programs from the comfort of your home.

Browse the playlist on our Youtube channel. Check back regularly for updates.

Upcoming Events

April 5 Teen Dungeons & Dragons Sunday 1 p.m.

Explore this classic role play game with other teens—now online with DM Max! New players welcome. Register for your free account in advance.
Join the game here.

April 6 Yoga for Families

Join Aimee for some yoga poses inspired by animals and nature and breathing techniques to help calm your nerves. Perfect for the whole family! https://youtu.be/j1nEka1tpas

April 6 Plan Your College Visits 7 p.m.

Visiting a college campus is an integral part of the college application process. Get tips on how to get the most out of your college visit while also helping to increase your college admission chances. Given our current situation, the program focuses on virtual college visits. Register here.

April 7 Cloud Painting

Learn how to paint beautiful clouds with Maddie in this video art class on our YouTube channel.

April 7 Rescheduled Online: Great Decisions 1:30 p.m.

Learn about critical issues facing America with Professor Gary Midkiff. Discussion Topic – Chapter 2: India & Pakistan. Registration required.

April 8 What We’re Enjoying Wednesday

Our staff is here to tell you what they’ve been reading, watching, listening to, and playing lately that they recommend.

April 8 Teen Smash Bros. Tournament 7 p.m.

Join us for an evening of fun competing in a Smash Bros. tournament against other teens.

April 9 Thursday Read Aloud Fun

Join us for fun songs, stories, and activities with our Kids’ Library staff. Watch on YouTube.

 

Available Anytime

EPL Rhymes

Missing Chicka Chicka Baby at EPL? Enjoy some friendly library faces sharing favorite nursery rhymes and songs. Visit our YouTube playlist

The YouTube Book Review Crew

Watch Elmhurst kids review their favorite books: Reviews for kids by kids! Visit YouTube for the playlist

 

Community Connection Events

Friendly Snail Mail

Send a friendly card, note, or drawing to someone that might need a smile! This week, we encourage everyone to send something to: Residents of Lexington Square 400 W. Butterfield Rd. Elmhurst, IL 60126

Friendly Chalk Walk

Help keep our community connected with with inspirational art, kind messages, or jokes! Chalk your walk and tag us @askelmhurst or use the hashtag #EPLChalkWalk

Earth Day Collections At Home

The Library planned on gathering bread tabs and pop can tabs at the Library this month for Earth Day … but plans change. We can still collect these recyclable items at home! Bring what you’ve collected to the Library when we reopen.

Digital Greetings

Elmhurst Extended Care Center is not accepting physical cards, but is welcoming emailed greetings. Send a friendly note to cgawryla@eeccmail.com to share with residents.

Past Events

March 22 Storytime for Grownups

Our programming librarian, Jez, reads aloud from Jonny Sun’s everyone’s a aliebn when ur a aliebn too on our YouTube channel.

March 23 Lord of the Rings Trivia

Join us for a trivia night streaming live through Facebook on the Baig of Tricks Entertainment Facebook page.

March 25 Tangling Club

Enjoy a video edition of our popular Tangling program for fun and relaxing doodling.

March 26 Thursday Read Aloud Fun

Join us for fun songs, stories, and activities with our Kids’ Library staff. Watch on YouTube.

March 27 20s/30s Game Night 

Join us on Facebook Live for a few rounds of JackBox games using your phone or tablet.

March 28 New Skill Saturday

Each week our staff will teach you new skills. This week Alyssa teaches us how to sew on a button and repair a seam tear.

March 30 How to Make Oatmeal Banana Bites

Looking for a quick, easy and healthy snack? Look no further. Using only 4 ingredients, these these oatmeal banana bites delicious and simple to make with only four ingredients.

March 31 DIY Bath Bombs

Follow along to learn how to make bath bombs at home for self care and relaxation.

April 1 Teen Smash Bros. Tournament 7 p.m.

Join us for an evening of fun competing in a Smash Bros. tournament against other teens.

April 2 Thursday Read Aloud Fun

Join us for fun songs, stories, and activities with our Kids’ Library staff.

April 2 Lincoln on Immigration

Visit the EPL YouTube channel to view a historical reenactment by Kevin Wood as President Abraham Lincoln. Learn about Lincoln’s experiences and thoughts on the subjects of immigration, nativism, international relations, and the global significance of the American Civil War.

April 3 Converting DVDs to Digital

You’ve converted your old home movies to DVD, now what? Learn how to convert to digital formats to have on your computer or use in future projects.

April 4 New Skill Saturday

Each week our staff will teach you new skills. This week: Sheltering in Place on a Budget: Learn how to stretch your food staples from home to save trips to the store. We’ll be making Dutch oven bread and regrowing vegetables.