Mon., Sep. 28 • 4:00–5:00 p.m. Celebrate Banned Books Week by making trading cards, taking photos “in jail” and discussing our favorite banned books. For grades 6-12. Registration is required. #ireadbannedbooks
Celebrate Banned Books Week
Food for Fines Week: Sep. 20–26
For one week only, you can wipe out your overdue fines by donating food and personal hygiene items to the Christian Church of Villa Park Disciples Food Pantry and Hands & Feet Outreach Center! For every one item brought in, $1.00 will be removed from your library card account. Only Villa Park Public Library fines will be waived. This special offer does not apply toward collection agency fees lost/damaged items, postage or fines from other libraries. If a fine is under $1.00, no change will be given.
Bring your donations to the library. Only shelf-stable foods such as canned goods, cereals, boxed meals, pasta, peanut butter and jelly will be accepted. Personal hygiene items such as shampoo, conditioner and deodorant will also be accepted. The library will not accept items that are home-canned, opened, expired or damaged.
Essentrics: Stretch. Strengthen. Rebalance.
Tue. Sep. 15 • 6:00–7:00 p.m. Get strong! Improve posture, increase flexibility and reduce pain through Essentrics, a full-body workout using everyday movements. Wear comfortable clothing and bring an exercise mat or large towel for floor work. Limit of 20. For ages 13 and older. Registration is required.
Mon., Sep. 14 • 6:30–8:30 p.m. In this free workshop 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. This session is for poets of all levels who are looking for peer review and suggestions. Registration is required.