Teen Services

COD Improv Theater Group Puts On ‘Troll Booth’


The Troll

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

Posted May 31, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services,Front Page,high school,Teen Services

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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

Posted May 14, 2014 | Posted in Teen Services

testing clip art--croppedVilla 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:


ACT Premier, 378.1662 ACT 2013

GMAT Premier, 378.1662 GMAT 2014

Cracking the PSAT/NMSQT, 378.1662 PSAT 2014

Cracking the SAT, 378.1662 SAT 2014

AP U.S. History, 378.1664 AP US

5 Steps to a 5: AP English Language, 378.1664 AP ENG

Online Design, Software and Business Training Courses

Posted May 2, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services,Front Page,high school,Teen Services

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.

lynda_logo1k-p_1x1With 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.


DuPage County Announces 2014 Scholarship Program

Posted April 15, 2014 | Posted in Teen Services

The DuPage County Department of Community Services is offering college and occupational training scholarships for low-income individuals with high academic potential.

The Community Services Block Grant scholarship supplements the cost of tuition, books, supplies and other school-related items for a semester or a quarter to offset the student’s needs. This scholarship is funded and designed in cooperation with the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity,

Applicants are required to provide proof of DuPage County residency, gross household income for the past 90 days and information about members living in the household. Income for the household must be at or below 125 percent of the federal poverty level. Applicants must also include a 500-word essay or personal statement, official school transcripts, two letters of recommendation, a Financial Aid Audit (financial aid award letter) and proof of enrollment in an Illinois accredited institution.

Five scholarships are available this year and special consideration is given to students interested in high technology fields or other occupations in emerging fields.

Applications are available at the DuPage County Department of Community Services Office, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, or online at www.dupageco.org/CSBG/. Completed applications and support documents must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, May 2, 2014.

For more information, contact the DuPage County Department of Community Services at (630) 407-6500, or call the toll free number at 800-942-9412. TTY access is available at (630) 407-6502.

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