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Temporary Wi-Fi Access

Please see the Internet Access & Wi-Fi page for current information Wi-Fi inside and outside the Library. For further information on on the Library's internet usage policies, please see Policy 643 - Public Information, Services, and Networks and the Use of Wireless Network section on the last page. [...]

Library Closing

Starting on Monday, March 16 at 5 p.m., the Library will be CLOSED. We hope to reopen on Monday, March 30, 2020, however, this situation is very fluid and our decisions will be based on the Village of Villa Park and the DuPage County Health Department recommendations. Stay up-to date with what’s happening with the Library as… [...]

Book Bracket Battle Champions

Here is the list of books that competed in our Book Bracket Battle. Jump to: Adult | Young Adult | Kids   Adult SEE FINAL BRACKET HERE!  [caption id="attachment_33260" align="alignleft" width="131"] All the King's Men[/caption] [caption id="attachment_33261" align="alignleft" width="135"] Americanah[/caption] [caption id="attachment_33264" align="alignleft" width="132"] Dune[/caption] [caption id="attachment_33266" align="alignleft" width="129"] Gideon the Ninth[/caption] [caption id="attachment_33270" align="alignleft"… [...]

Crafternoons

Crafternoons Tuesday, April 6 • 2 pm • Ages 7 & Up Kit pickup starts on Friday, April 2 A program for crafty kids! Make a fun project using a wide variety of materials. Explore, experiment, and create. Information about how to access the the online program will be sent via email shortly before the… [...]

Author Highlight: Barbara Kingsolver

Check Her Out! [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="180"] Barbara Kingsolver[/caption] "Barbara Kingsolver was born in 1955, and grew up in rural Kentucky. She earned degrees in biology from DePauw University and the University of Arizona, and has worked as a freelance writer and author since 1985.Her books have been translated into more than two dozen languages,… [...]

International Day of Happiness

March 20th is International Day of Happiness! Check out some happy books! The Happiness Project: Or, Why I Spent a Year Trying to Sing in the Morning, Clean my Closets, Fight Right, Read Aristotle, and Generally Have More Fun by Gretchen Rubin "Award-winning author Gretchen Rubin is back with a bang, with The Happiness Project. The… [...]

Let the Book Bracket Battles Begin!

This event is for all ages! Which book will win it all? Follow our website and social media accounts for updated information on how to vote for your favorite books. Keep reading below to see what books were nominated by the community! Here is a list of the books for our Book Bracket Battles. Click here… [...]

Author Highlight: Åke Edwardson

Check Him Out! [caption id="" align="alignleft" width="180"] Simon and Schuster[/caption] "Åke Edwardson has worked as a journalist, a press officer for the United Nations, and a university lecturer at the University of Gothenburg, the second-largest city in Sweden, where his mysteries are set. He is one of Sweden’s bestselling authors, and his books featuring Detective Chief Inspector… [...]

Author Highlight: Alice Hoffman

Check Her Out! "Alice Hoffman has become one of the most distinguished novelists. She has published over thirty novels, three books of short fiction, and eight books for children and young adults. Her novel, Here on Earth, an Oprah's Book Club choice, was a modern reworking of some of the themes of Emily Bronte’s masterpiece Wuthering Heights. Practical… [...]

Upcoming Reads: April & May 2021

The following books are all set to release this April & May. Place a copy on hold to be notified as it becomes available for you to checkout. April Death With a Double Edge: A Daniel Pitt Novel by Anne Perry "When junior barrister Daniel Pitt is summoned to the scene of a murder in the… [...]