Readers Advisory

May We Suggest goes Small Screen

Posted July 20, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,What We're Reading



MWS True Blood

You’ve seen True Blood on HBO and now you’re ready for more Sookie stories…..why not try the original Southern vampire book series written by Charlaine Harris?  Laissez les Bon Temps rouler!

Southern Vampire series by Charlaine Harris

1) Dead Until Dark

2) Living Dead in Dallas

3) Club Dead

4) Dead to the World

5) Dead as a Doornail

6) Definitely Dead

7) All Together Dead

8) From Dead to Worse

9) Dead and Gone

10) Dead in the Family

11) Dead Reckoning

12) Deadlocked

13) Dead Ever After

14) After Dead

May We Suggest goes Small Screen

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

You’ve watched the TV show on A&E, now try the books by Craig Johnson.  This month, May We Suggest goes small screen and is featuring book series that some of the hottest dramas on television are based on. Check one out today!

MWS small screen Longmire

Longmire series in order

1) The Cold Dish

2) Death without Company

3) Kindness Goes Unpunished

4) Another Man’s Moccasins

5) The Dark Horse

6) Junkyard Dogs

7) Hell is Empty

8) As the Crow Flies

9) A Serpent’s Tooth

10) Spirit of Steamboat

11) Any Other Name

Paws to Read Feline Fiction

Posted June 21, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,Summer Reading


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It is never too late to join the VPPL  Summer Reading Program  Paws to Read.

A sampling of adult fiction books with cat tales follows:

Dinosaur Cat by Garrison Allen

Sour Puss by Rita Mae Brown

Paws to Read…and Donate

Posted June 6, 2014 | Posted in Readers Advisory,Summer Reading

PawsToRead_McDonnell_Blank croppedOur summer reading theme is “Paws to Read” where we are featuring animal related books for our bonus books.  In addition to reading the books, why not “paws” and donate to our furry/feathered/scaled friends in need?  We have several local shelters that can use a human hand in meeting the needs of those with paws, claws, and/or tails.  Most of them have basic needs like paper towels, tissues, HE laundry detergent, disinfecting wipes, non-clumping kitty litter and trash bags but there are other specialized needs for donations as well.  Bring your donation in to the Readers Advisory desk, sign up for Adult Summer Reading, and get your bonus ticket.


Arm & Hammer scoopable litter

IAMS Hairball formula Dry Food

Friskies or Fancy Feast Canned Food

AAA, D, or 9-volt batteries


Canned cat & dog food (any brand)

Science Diet dry cat & dog food (puppy, kitten, adult)

Small animal feed & supplies (guinea pig, rabbit, iguana, ferret)

Nylabones (all sizes & flavors)


20″ furnace filters

20″ Box fans

50 gallon trash bags

48″ full spectrum light bulbs


Copy/printer paper

canned cat food (no fish flavors)

Purina Kitten/Cat Chow or Purina Puppy/Dog Chow

Puppy pads

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.


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