Readers Advisory

New Book Discussion Group

Posted June 6, 2014 | Posted in Book Discussions,Front Page,What We're Reading

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Lounge with a latte as you share your latest great read with other book lovers! The Villa Park Public Library will host its newest Small Talk book discussion series at C U Latte Café, 9 E Blvd., Villa Park, IL.

The first Small Talk discussion will be held Tuesday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. and will center around non-fiction favorites. Each of the small-group discussions will be facilitated by a library staff member.

In the cozy café setting, those participating in the June 24 program may discuss current non-fiction books they’ve read or obtain reading recommendations from library staff and others attending.

Other upcoming Small Talk book discussions this summer at C U Latte Café will include:

• Tuesday, July 29, 7:30 p.m.—Young Adult Literature for Adults

• Tuesday, August 26, 7:30 p.m.—Fiction

No registration is necessary. For more information, check out the Villa Park Public Library website at or call 630-834-1164, ext. 2.


Paws To Read

Posted May 28, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,Summer Reading

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Registration is underway for the VPPL  Summer Reading Program Paws to Read.

A sampling of adult fiction books with dog tales follows:

Paws to Read! Summer 2014 Summer Reading

Posted May 22, 2014 | Posted in Front Page,Readers Advisory,Summer Reading


The Library urges families to gallop, crawl, slither, or fly to the library for Paws to Read!

Registration begins for the Library’s Paws to Read! Summer Reading Program on Tuesday, May 27th. The program continues through Saturday, August 2nd.

For more information, contact:

(630) 834-1176 (Kids)
(630) 834-1164, ext. 2 (Adults)

Half-Off Ragnarok

Posted April 18, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,What We're Reading

“When Alex Price agreed to go to Ohio to oversee a basilisk breeding program and assist in the recovery of his psychic cousin, he didn’t expect people to start dropping dead. But bodies are cropping up at the zoo where he works, and his girlfriend–Shelby Tanner, an Australian zoologist with a fondness for big cats–is starting to get suspicious. Worse yet, the bodies have all been turned partially to stone… The third book in the InCryptid series takes us to a new location and a new member of the family, as Alex tries to balance life, work, and the strong desire not to become a piece of garden statuary. Old friends and new are on the scene, and danger lurks around every corner. Of course, so do the talking mice.   .” publisher

Suggested Readalikes in General Paperbacks:

Frost Burned - Patricia Briggs

Crimson Veil – Yasmine Galenorn

To Walk the Night - E.S. Harris

Pale Demon - Kim Harrison

Vintage by Susan Gloss

Posted April 16, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,What We're Reading

“At Hourglass Vintage in Madison, Wisconsin, every item in the boutique has a story to tell . . . and so do the women whose lives the store touches. A small-town girl with a flair for fashion, Violet Turner had always dreamed of owning a shop like Hourglass Vintage. But while she values the personal history behind each beautiful item she sells, Violet is running from her own past. Faced with the possibility of losing the store to an unscrupulous developer, she realizes that despite her usual self-reliance she cannot save it alone.  An engaging story that beautifully captures the essence of friendship and style, Vintage is a charming tale of possibility, of finding renewal, love, and hope when we least expect it.” publisher


Readalikes for Vintage:

Astor Place VintageStephanie Lehmann

Three Sisters – Susan Mallery

The All You Can Dream Buffet - Barbara O’Neal

The Perfume Collector Kathleen Tessaro

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