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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.


Explore Alternate Earths

Posted September 11, 2014 | Posted in Front Page

Boldly explore potential new “Earths” at the Villa Park Public Library! Dean Mikolajczyk, NASA engineer and astronomer with the Cernan Earth & Space Center, will present The Search for Exo-Planets: Possible Habitats for Life in the Universe on Friday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m.

Exo-planets, or extrasolar planets, orbit a star in the solar system other than the Earth’s sun. Thanks to the Kepler Space Telescope, many new exo-planets of various sizes have been discovered and continue to be investigated for possible similarities to Earth.

To register, visit our website at or call 630-834-1164, ext. 5.

Dean Mikolajczyk is a presenter of the Cernan Center’s Monthly Skywatch program series (, which keeps people abreast of the rapid changes in astronomy and space science while providing an opportunity to observe the moon and planets through telescopes set up on the lawn outside the building.


Network Upgrades on Wed., Sep. 10

Posted September 9, 2014 | Posted in Front Page

internet down network upgradesALERT: No wireless Internet service at the library
on Wed., Sep. 10, from 9:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Pardon the interruption
in our free Wi-Fi service, while we improve our system.

Ardmore Ave. Train Crossing Closed Sep. 8 & 9

Posted September 5, 2014 | Posted in Front Page

Reroute Alert! The Union Pacific railroad crossing at Ardmore Avenue in Villa Park will be closed on September 8 and 9 for repairs. The sidewalks will remain open except for during the work on Monday afternoon (September 8).

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