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Halloween Happenings

Friday, October 28 6–8 p.m. All ages Special Location: Iowa Community Center (338 N. Iowa Ave., Villa Park) Join staff from the Villa Park Public Library at this special event. We will have a spook-tacular game and trick-or-treat giveaways (while supplies last). Registration is not required.     [...]

Friends’ Annual Murder Mystery Play

Friday, November 4 • 7 p.m. Saturday, November 5 • 7 p.m. Sunday, November 6 • 2 p.m.  Tickets: $12 in advance and $15 at the door Every year at their annual Murder Mystery Play, the Friends of the Villa Park Library shock and awe audiences with plot twists and audience interaction. This year's play is called Sam Club, Private Eye… [...]

LEGO® DUPLO® Build + Play

Friday, October 28 10–11 a.m. Ages 2–5, with an adult The library now has LEGO® DUPLO® bricks to play and learn with. Join us for an hour to build, play, and socialize with other kids and families! Registration is required. [...]

Six Degrees of Monster Mash

Thursday, October 27 3:30–4:30 p.m. Grades 2–5 Going strong for six straight years, Monster Mash is back! Monstrous crafts, ghoulish games, and ghostly surprises await! Registration is required.   [...]

VPPL Mini-Library

Thursday, October 27 3–4 p.m. Special Location: Jefferson Middle School (255 W. Vermont St., Villa Park) In partnership with School District 45 and Jefferson Middle School, the VPPL mini-library at Jefferson Middle School will be open. Apply for a library card, check out materials, or stop by and make a craft! [...]

Community Open House

Thursday, October 27 9–11 a.m. The library’s major building systems are nearing their end. The Library Board determined the most efficient and cost effective way to deal with these aging systems and new code requirements is a building renovation and complete system replacement. In past public meetings addressing the necessary building renovations, residents also expressed interest in new… [...]

Art Starts

Wednesday, October 26 3:30–4:30 p.m. Grades 2–5 Learn about the basics of art, different artists, and art styles. Do a project based on a featured style each session! Registration is required. [...]

Story Circle for Preschoolers

Wednesday, October 26 9:30–10 a.m. Ages 3-5 Designed for children to attend independently, this is a lively program of imaginative stories, learning games, and musical fun. Registration is not required.   [...]

Intro to Social Media

Tuesday, October 25 6–7:30 p.m. Ages 14 and up Deposit $10 Learn the basics of social media. Basic keyboarding skills and computer know-how required. Registration is required.         [...]

Bark for Books

Tuesday, October 25 4–5 p.m. All ages, under 7 with an adult Read with a dog! We have a variety of dogs certified by Therapy Dogs International to be gentle listeners. Choose a book to read in advance. Registration is required. [...]