Adults

Adult Readers Advisory

Looking for that great new 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 like your old favorites, or you’re ready for something completely new, our RA staff is here to help. They run 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

Water, Water, Everywhere in the Universe

Posted February 1, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page
Water, Water, Everywhere in the Universe

Mon., Feb. 8 • 7:00–8:00 p.m.  Presented by Geologist Kevin Cole. Registration is not required.

Poetry Workshop

Posted February 1, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page
Poetry Workshop

Mon., Feb. 8 • 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. Registration is required. (Presented by the Friends of the Villa Park Library)

New in History: Dead Presidents

Posted January 30, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services

Public radio host and reporter, and former Villa Park Public Library staff member Brady Carlson, takes us on an epic trip to presidential gravesites, monuments, and memorials from sea to shining sea. In doing so he recounts the origins of stories of the Washington Monument and Mount Rushmore, explores presidential deaths, and explains the strange afterlives (read the rest…)

Resume Review and Interviewing Strategies

Posted January 27, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page
Resume Review and Interviewing Strategies

Wed., Feb. 3 • 7:00–8:30 p.m  Attend our workshop on resume writing to help you land the interview. Learn valuable interviewing strategies. Make an appointment with the presenter to return for a one-on-one review of your resume.      

Quilt Trunk Show

Posted January 23, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page
Quilt Trunk Show

Sat., Jan. 30 • 2:00–4:00 p.m.  Quilter, piecer, teacher, appraiser, and long-time resident Lynn Contri will share her expertise about quilts made from the mid-1800s to today. Registration is required.  

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