Teen Read Week begins tomorrow!
Create an original poem by stacking the titles on the spine labels of library books. Works may be completed in the library or offsite.
Photograph your masterpiece & upload it to Instagram (#vppldreams) during Teen Read Week for judging. Winners will receive a gift card to a local restaurant.
Here are some examples to get you motivated:
The College of DuPage student theater group will perform an improvised production on Tuesday, July 8 at 6:30 p.m. at the Villa Park Public Library Annex.
The production, entitled “The Troll Booth,” is a script inspired by improvisation, where the Three Billy Goats Gruff collide with Goldie, the Three Bears and the Three Little Pigs. Finding out what fits all three and what it means to grow up is what pays the toll and the mighty troll.
The actors encourage everyone to participate, resulting in a lively “no-shushing” experience for the entire family.
The touring performance is directed by Amelia Barrett.
The event is free, but registration is required. For more information, check out the Villa Park Public Library website at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164, ext. 5.
More information is also available at www.AtTheMAC.org.
Study smarter at the Villa Park Public Library! The Library is designating space for high school students to study for exams, June 9-10, 5:00-10:00 p.m. Computers and Internet access—and live research help—will be available.
Students must arrive before 9:00 p.m. The Library will remain open until 10:00 p.m. Students will not be allowed to re-enter the building once they have left. High school students should be prepared to show a valid student ID, but do not need to live in Villa Park to take advantage of the study hours.
Students may study alone or with friends. Free snacks and beverages will be provided. Library staff will be on hand to assist students with research.
No registration is required. For more information, call the Library at 630-834-1164, ext. 104.
Whether staying up on trends or sharpening skills for the job market, local residents can take software and technology training courses online for free, using a new training workstation at the Villa Park Public Library.
With a few mouse-clicks, users can gain access to the Lynda.com Online Training Library, a vast collection of high-quality, current and engaging video tutorials taught by recognized industry experts. Examples of course subjects include Illustrator, Dreamweaver, digital photography, 3D animation and time management.
More than 24 courses are added per month so there is always something new to learn. A current library card is required to access the system, which is available only at the Library. For more information call 630-834-1164, ext. 5.
The Villa Park Public Library, beginning January 10, substantially increased the amount of available eBooks through a new digital media platform Axis 360.
The Library is participating in the eRead Illinois Program, designed to increase access to e-books across Illinois. In the past, the Library has provided ebook access through My Media Mall and will continue to offer these books to patrons.
Axis 360 provides libraries and their patrons with a state-of-the-art system for circulating digital e-books from the eRead Illinois shared collection for Illinois libraries. Patrons at libraries participating in eRead Illinois will use the cloud-based delivery across a number of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, NOOK® and Sony ReaderTM devices, and many more. Instructional handouts are HERE.
For more information, visit our web site at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164.