Adult Services

Read-Alikes: The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas

Angie Thomas's The Hate U Give has been a bestseller since its release earlier this year. Inspired by recent events, Thomas examines race relations with the police shooting of a sixteen-year-old African American boy and the protagonist's activism in the aftermath. Place a hold on The Hate U Give, and read one of the following young adult books addressing similar themes… [...]

Career Passioneering

Saturday, August 26 9:30–11:30 a.m. Make a move and find your passion! Bring an open mind and begin the destiny of your own design. Registration is required. [...]

Last Laughs of Summer

Thursday, August 24 6:30 p.m. Join the Friends of the Villa Park Library for a screening of Fun with Dick and Jane (© Columbia Pictures Industries Inc., 2005: PG-13, 90 minutes). Refreshments are served and a discussion usually follows the film. Registration is not required. [...]

Basic Fresh Cooking

Monday, August 21 7–8 p.m. Fee $5 We will stir fry, bake, and pickle in easy-to-follow techniques you can try at home. Samples will be shared along with recipes. This program is sponsored by the Garden Club of Villa Park and presented by Marcy Lautanen-Raleigh. Registration is required. [...]

Essentrics®: Stretch. Strengthen. Rebalance.

Saturday, August 19 10–11 a.m. Ages 13 and up Essentrics® is also known as Classical Stretch, the #1 fitness show on PBS. The full body, 3-dimensional dynamic stretching workout safely shapes and rebalances the body. Please bring a towel or yoga mat. All participants will be asked to sign a waiver. Registration is required. [...]

Upcoming Reads in September 2017

September offers a variety of new books: Sharyn McCrumb's historical fiction about an African American lawyer at the end of the nineteenth century, Alice McDermott's book about Irish immigrants in Brooklyn in the twentieth century, and a story that reflects the current political scene by Salman Rushdie. Also, look forward to National Book Award winner Jesmyn Ward's new… [...]

Movies in the Park

Monday, August 14 approx. 7:45 p.m. All ages, under 12 with adult Bring a lawn chair and a picnic blanket to enjoy The LEGO ® Batman ™ Movie (© Warner Bros., 2017: PG, 104 minutes) outdoors on the big screen at Cortesi Park. Concessions will be available for purchase. The movie will be cancelled In the… [...]

Poetry Workshop

Monday, August 14 6–8:30 p.m. Calling all poets! Bring ten copies of one or two of your own poems to read and discuss. Registration is not required. Presented by the Friends of the Villa Park Library.  [...]

Dine Out with the Friends!

Friday, August 4 11 a.m.–10 p.m.  Location: Chipotle (298 W North Ave #1 in Villa Park) Enjoy some delicious food and support a great cause! Chipotle will donate 50% of the proceeds to the Friends of the Villa Park Library. Show our flyer in person or on your smartphone. Valid only at the location listed above.… [...]