Adults

Adult Readers Advisory

Looking for something new to read? The Villa Park Public Library has a fantastic Readers Advisory staff that is happy to recommend novels. Whether you’re looking for new authors similar to old favorites, or you’re ready for something completely new, our staff is here to help. They organize reading groups and book discussions to help make reading a more social experience. These folks know their stuff!

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Staff Picks

Dan

biopic

Favorite Genres: Primary Source Historical Texts, Horror

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Denise

Kuhr, Denise

Favorite Genres: Mysteries, Graphic Novels

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Jean

Cooper Jean

Favorite Genres: Romantic Suspense, Scifi-fantasy

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John

Bradford John

Favorite Genres: Alternate History Fiction, Suspense

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Kandice

Krettler, Kandice

Favorite Genres: Chic Literature, Mysteries

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Lesley

cyrier staff photo

Favorite Genres: Mysteries, Audiobooks, History

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Sean

Birmingham Sean

Favorite Genres: True-life biographies, Non-fiction

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Latest Book Lists, Discussions, and Information from Adult Services

Poetry Workshop

Posted June 9, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page
Poetry Workshop

Mon., June 13 • 6:00–8:30 p.m.  Calling all poets! Bring ten copies of one or two of your own poems to read aloud and discuss. Presented by the Friends of the Villa Park Library.

Essentrics: Stretch. Strengthen. Rebalance.

Posted June 4, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page, Teen Services

Sat., June 11 • 9:30–10:30 a.m.  Join us for this full-body stretching and strengthening workout presented by Lisa Sawczuk. Wear comfortable clothing and bring an exercise mat or towel for floor work. All participants will be asked to sign a waiver. Arrive 15 minutes prior to program start time. For ages 13 and older. Registration is required as space is limited.  

New in History: Valiant ambition : George Washington, Benedict Arnold, and the fate of the American Revolution

Posted June 3, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services

Philbrick, The Heart of the Sea and Mayflower delivers a surprising account of  the tragic relationship between George Washington and Benedict Arnold during the the middle years of the American Revolution.  

Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Programs

Posted June 3, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page, Kids News & Events, Teen Services
Fizz, Boom, Read! Summer Reading Programs

Summer means summer reading at the Villa Park Public Library! This year’s theme, Fizz, Boom, Read!, highlights science, technology, art and innovation and will run from June 5 to Aug. 6. Children can read, do activities and earn prizes based on goals set in reading logs. This year’s theme highlights STEAM principles (science, technology, engineering, (read the rest…)

Mystery Readers

Posted June 2, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page

Thu., June 16 • 7:30 p.m.  Join Lesley Cyrier for a discussion of Candy Calvert’s Dressed to Keel. Visit the first floor service desk to pick up a copy of the book today! Registration is not required. 

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