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Carnivale on Fat Tuesday

Posted February 14, 2014 | Posted in Front Page,Kids News & Events

maskTuesday, March 4, 2014
We’ll start with an introduction to the elaborate festivities associated with Mardi Gras all around the world.  Participants will learn to sparkle up their artistic skills while designing and making a mask they can wear to share in the world-wide party.  This program is for kids age 8 and older.  Register in advance so supplies will be ready for you!


Children’s Theater of Western Springs Presents Nate the Great

Posted February 14, 2014 | Posted in Front Page,Kids News & Events

NateSaturday, March 1, 2014
2:00 to 3:00pm
Based on the Nate the Great series by Marjorie Sharmat, this trouping show introduces the sharpest kid detective ever to solve his neighborhood’s mysteries.  Come watch Nate, along with his friends and his faithful dog Sludge, solve all of the everyday mysteries he encounters, while always remembering to both leave his mother a note and to wear his galoshes!  Brought to us by the Children’s Theater of Western Springs. All ages are welcome!

Career and Funding Resources Adults

Posted February 3, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services,Front Page

Attend the program “Additional Career and Funding Resources for the Adult Learner” on Monday., Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Library. A representative from the College of DuPage will provide information on funding resources for the adult learner returning to college, whether preparing for a career change or enhancing existing skills. Program attendees will also learn about career counseling resources, course strategies, and funding resources.

Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit our website at or call 630-834-1164, ext. 5.


Award Winning Mystery Writer To Speak at the Library

Posted January 17, 2014 | Posted in Front Page,Readers Advisory
Bryan Gruley

Bryan Gruley

Edgar-nominated mystery novelist Bryan Gruley will speak on “De-Mystifying Mysteries” at the Villa Park Public Library February 4th at 7 pm.

 Gruley will discuss how he planned (or didn’t plan) his accentual trilogy based in the fictional northern Michigan town of Starvation Lake. He will answer questions about whether or not to outline, how to employ dialogue and why he names his characters the way he does.

The free program, which is co-sponsored by the Addison Public Library, is one in a series of seminars featuring Chicago-area authors named Inside Writing & Publishing, DuPage Branch.

For more information, visit our website at or call 630-834-1164 ext. 103.

On the Job Front: Career Re-launcher Workshop (The CREW™)

Posted January 17, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services,Front Page

handshakeRe-launching your career is a major undertaking, especially during these harsh economic times.  Expert help is available at the Career Re-Launcher Workshop (The CREW) on the following Saturdays at 9:30 a.m. at the Villa Park Public Library: February 1st, March 15th and April 5th.

The morning-long workshop is designed to provide practical, actionable and relevant advice to those who are attempting to revive an old career or begin a new one. The session is particularly helpful for those who have been laid-off, reorganized or fired.

Tom Somora, an employment services representative with IDES (Illinois Department of Employment Services), provides participants with tools to re-enter the job market and find a rewarding and fulfilling career.

Bring a pen, paper and an open mind. Space is limited. Call 630-834-1164, ext. 5 to register.

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