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2014 St. Nick Mart – Vendor Application Form

Posted October 10, 2014 | Posted in Front Page

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The Friends of the Villa Park Library will be hosting a St. Nick Mart on Saturday, December 6, and we are looking for vendors! If you’d like details, download our application form.

But don’t delay! The St. Nick Mart will have a maximum of 10 vendors. Apply before November 15 to be eligible to be included in publicity for the event.



Posted September 25, 2014 | Posted in Front Page



The Library will be closed on Friday, September 26.  In addition, the Library’s parking lot will also be closed and inaccessible all day Friday.

Please visit our website at to renew materials and access other electronic resources.

Team Trivia Tuesday

Posted September 12, 2014 | Posted in Front Page

What is a frog’s favorite Team Trivia Tuesdaycolor? Who or what is Gromit?

To find out the answers to these questions and put your knowledge to the test participate in Team Trivia Tuesday on Tuesday, September 23rd at 8:00 pm at Crazy Pour, 105 E North Ave.

Join your hosts from Villa Park Public Library and compete in teams of up to seven adults. Library staff will attempt to thwart your knowledge with a mixture of questions in various categories.

Possible trivia categories include, but are not limited to, In the News, Sports/ History, Movies/TV, Music, Science, Useless Trivia and Banned Books. To get a jump on the competition like us on Facebook. Categories and topic hints will only be announced in advance on our Facebook page.

The winning teams will receive fabulous prizes courtesy of Crazy Pour.

The Library encourages community members to form teams with friends, family, colleagues, church groups, clubs and other organizations. If you cannot form a team, the Library will place you on a team.

Registration is not required. For more information, check out the Villa Park Public Library website at or call 630-834-1164, Ext. 5.

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Local Authors’ Showcase

Posted September 12, 2014 | Posted in Front Page


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Meet local authors and discover what makes them tick.

Area published authors will be showcased in an event Sunday, September 21st at 2:00 pm at the Villa Park Public Library.  The west suburban area is fortunate to be home to many authors. The Library would like to share their work with patrons. Approximately 12 authors, of a variety of genres including fiction, non-fiction, children’s and more,  are participating in a lively panel discussion facilitated by the Reader’s Advisory Staff. Attendees will also have the opportunity to meet the individual authors. The authors’ works will be available for sale. Registration is required. For registration or more information, check out the Villa Park Public Library website at or call 630-834-1164, Ext. 5.

Don’t Pay Too Much for College!

Posted September 11, 2014 | Posted in Front Page

2014-09-16-Don't Pay Too Much for College-450x250Want to gain the advantages of a higher education but not spend a king’s ransom? Learn how to cut college costs from certified financial planner Joe Orsolini on Tuesday, September 16 at 7:00 p.m. at the Villa Park Public Library.

Orsolini will discuss the intricate ins and outs of the college financial aid system, college savings plans and educational tax breaks and will introduce three key areas of opportunity to reduce the overall cost of a college education. Good information to have, given that, according to the National Center for Education Statistics, for the 2011–12 academic year, annual current dollar prices for undergraduate tuition, room and board were estimated to be $14,300 at public institutions up to $37,800 at private nonprofit institutions.

For more information or to register, visit us at or call 630-834-1164, ext. 5.

Joseph Orsolini ( draws on years of experience of assisting families of all income levels with advice on planning for college costs, including information on investments, taxes and financial aid forms. He has been featured in a variety of media outlets including The Wall Street Journal, Bloomberg, Kiplinger’s, FOX Business,, Forbes, Business Insider, MSN Money, U.S. News & World Report and Yahoo Finance.


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