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COD Improv Theater Group Puts On ‘Troll Booth’
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.
Ace Your Exams
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.
‘Tis the Season for Standardized Tests
Villa Park Public Library has a variety of Test Prep books to help you study for the many tests offered: ACT, GMAT, GRE, PSAT and SAT; as well as AP study guides for Biology, Calculus, Chemistry, English, Spanish, and US History. Here are a few examples below:
Online Design, Software and Business Training Courses
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.