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

Movies in the Park

Posted August 8, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page, Kids News & Events, Teen Services

Mon., Aug. 15 • 7:30 p.m.  Bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket and enjoy Frozen Sing-A-Long (© Walt Disney Pictures, 2013: PG, 108 min.) outdoors on the big screen at Cortesi Park (320 E. Kenilworth, Villa Park). Concessions will be available for purchase. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be cancelled. The film will begin between approximately 7:30–7:45 p.m. This program is for (read the rest…)

Adventures in Broadcasting: WGN Memories

Posted August 8, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page
Adventures in Broadcasting: WGN Memories

Mon., Aug. 15 • 7–8 p.m.  Gene Doretti, former WGN TV and radio personality, shares his stories of working with Bozo’s Circus, Wally Phillips, John Drury, Harry Volkman, and Tom Skilling.

Dine Out with the Friends!

Posted August 5, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page, Kids News & Events, Teen Services
Dine Out with the Friends!

Hungry to help? Friends of the Villa Park Library are holding a  Dine-Out Fundraiser at Potbelly Sandwich Shop! Thursday, August 18, 2016 From 4-7pm Potbelly Sandwich Shop is located at: 544 W. St. Charles Rd in Elmhurst Bring this flyer or mention that you are there for the Friends of the Villa Park Library fundraiser and the Friends will receive 25% of the sales (read the rest…)

Last Laughs of Summer

Posted August 4, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page
Last Laughs of Summer

Thu., Aug. 11 • 6:30 p.m. Join the Friends of the Villa Park Library for a screening of A New Leaf (©Paramount Pictures, 1971: G, 102 minutes). Refreshments are served and a discussion usually follows the film. Registration is not required.

Movies in the Park

Posted August 1, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page, Kids News & Events, Teen Services

Mon., Aug. 8 • 7:30 p.m.  Bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket and enjoy Minions (© Universal Pictures, 2015: PG, 91 min.) outdoors on the big screen at Cortesi Park (320 E. Kenilworth, Villa Park). Concessions will be available for purchase. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be cancelled. The film will begin between approximately 7:30–7:45 p.m. This program is for all (read the rest…)

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