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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. [...]

LEGO® DUPLO® Build + Play

Friday, August 25 10–10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 with adult The library has LEGO® DUPLO® bricks to play and learn with. Join us to build, play, and socialize with other kids and families! 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. [...]

LEGO® Builders Club

Wednesday, August 23 3:30–4:30 p.m. Ages 6 and up Create something unique using a selection of LEGO® bricks and accessories. Registration is 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. [...]

Marvelous Mornings

Saturday, August 19 10–10:45 a.m. All ages with adult Stories, songs and activities for young children and their adults, including a “make & take” project to enjoy together.  Registration is not 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. [...]

LEGO® DUPLO® Build + Play

Friday, August 18 10–10:30 a.m. Ages 2-5 with adult The library has LEGO® DUPLO® bricks to play and learn with. Join us to build, play, and socialize with other kids and families! Registration is required. [...]