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President’s Day Visit at College of DuPage

Posted February 4, 2014 | Posted in Teen Services

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On Monday, February 17th, College of DuPage is hosting a visit to its campus to let prospective students know more about the school. Doors open at 9:30AM and the presentation begins at 10:30AM in McAninch Arts Center (MAC), Performance Hall. Call 630-942-2380 if you have any questions regarding this event.

Expanded access to e-books through the eRead Illinois Program


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 or call 630-834-1164.

Bullying in Today’s Fiction

Posted December 21, 2013 | Posted in Teen Services

Now on display in the High School area, a number of fiction books about bullying in High School.  Check out these challenging works for yourself!

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Explore Engineering at College of DuPage

Posted October 23, 2013 | Posted in Teen Services

15477834-set-of-drawing-tools-engineering-symbol-clip-artThe Engineering Club at College of DuPage (COD) will present an evening for high school juniors and seniors, along with college freshmen, to explore the many opportunities of a career in engineering.

Topics will include: Bioengineering; Civil/Structural Engineering; Electrical Engineering; Industrial Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; and more.

Representatives from local engineering schools will be present, including: Illinois Institute of Technology; Northern Illinois University; Northwestern University; University of Illinois; and others.

This event will take place Friday, November 1, 2013, from 6:30-9:30 pm at the COD Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 2000.

Visit or call Dr. Dave Smith, COD Engineering, at 630-942-2418 for more information. RSVP by emailing or calling 630-942-2380, by Monday, Oct. 28.

Chicago-Style Poetry Slam

Posted October 8, 2013 | Posted in Adult Services,Front Page,Teen Services


Poets will be slammin’ on Sunday, October 20th at 1:30 pm at the Villa Park Public Library Annex, 317 S. Ardmore Avenue.

Poet and poetry slam founder Marc Smith will perform and emcee a Chicago-style poetry slam, a competition among poets scored by three judges chosen at random from the crowd.

Poets may only read their own poems in the slam and should be prepared to read more than one poem during the competition. Prizes will be awarded.

Marc Smith began the Poetry Slam in Chicago in 1986 and still hosts every Sunday at the Green Mill Jazz Club. Smith has performed at the Smithsonian Institute, The Lincoln Center for Performing Arts and many other venues. He has been featured on CNN, 60 Minutes and National Public Radio.

Call 630-834-1164 Ext 2 to register.




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