ACT Boot Camp
Tue., Jan. 12 • 7:00–8:00 p.m. Join us for a free presentation on the ACT by Huntington Learning Center. Learn how to prepare, and get examples of test questions. Presentation will be followed by a Q & A session. For parents and high school students only. Registration is required.
ACT Practice Test
Sat., Jan. 16 • 9:00 a.m.–1:15 p.m. Get ready for the ACT by taking a free practice test offered by Huntington Learning Center. Bring a calculator. Must have a Villa Park Public Library card or attend high school in Villa Park or Oakbrook Terrace. High school students only. Registration is required.
Youth Winter Reading Program: Read to Succeed
Winter Break may be over, but Winter Reading is just getting started! Sign up for Read to Succeed, sponsored by Chicago Wolves Hockey. It’s easy, fun, and all those in 8th grade and younger are welcome to join! You can even meet Chicago Wolves forward, Evan Trupp, on Jan. 19! Call 630-834-1176 or stop by the second floor service desk if you have questions.
Adult Winter Reading Program: Elect2Read
You can read from the fiction or non-fiction shelves, download an e-book, or listen to an audiobook, then fill out a “ballotmark”, and turn it in at the first floor service desk for a chance to win a fabulous prize. If you read, listen, or download a political book, you will earn an extra drawing slip. Remember, the more you read, the more “ballotmarks” you get to enter – and the more chances you get to win. This program is open to adults and high school students. Call 630-834-1164 or stop by the first floor service desk if you have questions.
Mon., Dec. 21 4:00-5:00 p.m.
The holidays are here, but wait—did you forget to buy a gift for someone? Don’t panic—we’ve got you covered! We’ll have tons of random materials for you to experiment with and make the perfect gift.
Mon., Dec. 21 • 6:30–8:30 p.m. In these free workshops led by Friends member Ida Kotyuk, participants will each select one or two preexisting poems that they have authored. Bring ten copies of each poem to share with others. Each poet will read the poem aloud and we will then discuss the poem. Everyone is expected to participate. These sessions are for poets of all levels whoare looking for peer review and suggestions. Registration is required.
Tue., Wed., Thu.; Dec. 15–17
5:00–9:00 p.m.: all students
9:00–10:00 p.m.: high school students only
It’s that time of the year—exams are here again. Need somewhere to study quietly with free Wi-Fi? Look no further! We’ll keep our doors open an extra hour just for you. For extra fuel, we’ll have pizza, generously donated by Dominick’s Pizza and Pasta, and pop on hand to get you through the night. Visiting therapy dogs will also be there to keep you company and provide stress relief!