Teen 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… [...]

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. [...]

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… [...]

Monday Matinee

Monday, August 14 1 p.m. All ages Join us for a screening of The Wild Life (©Summit Entertainment, 2016: PG, 91 minutes). Registration is not required.   [...]

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.… [...]

Movies in the Park

Monday, August 7 approx. 7:45 p.m. All ages, under 12 with adult Bring a lawn chair and a picnic blanket to enjoy a movie outdoors on the big screen at Cortesi Park. Concessions will be available for purchase. The movie will be cancelled In the event of inclement weather. Registration is not required. This event… [...]

Monday Matinee

Monday, Aug 7 1 p.m. All ages Join us for a screening of A Dog's Purpose (©Universal Pictures, 2017: PG, 120 minutes). Registration is not required.   [...]

Summer Reading Finale 2017

Saturday, August 5 2–4 p.m. All ages, under 8 with an adult Say goodbye to summer reading with an afternoon of fun. Activities will include a balloon artist, temporary tattoos, and hands-on science exhibits on loan from Fermilab. Don’t miss the magic show at 3 p.m.! Attendees will receive a special surprise while supplies last.… [...]

Zoo Careers! With Brookfield Zoo

Tuesday, August 1 1–2 p.m. Ages 11–18 Over 1,000 people work at Brookfield Zoo, but not all of them work with animals. Learn about different jobs at the zoo and how to get started! Registration is required. [...]

Monday Matinee

Monday, July 31 1 p.m. All ages Join us for a screening of Beauty and the Beast (©Walt Disney Pictures, 1991: G, 85 minutes). Registration is not required.       [...]