Ovaltine factory & Villa Park train depot
The Friends of the Villa Park Library are gathering recipes, pictures, and anecdotes for A Centennial Celebration: 100 Years of Cooking in Villa Park in honor of the Village of Villa Park’s 100th Anniversary Celebration, Aug. 8-10, 2014. The cookbook will be organized by each decade the Village has been in existence.We invite you to share your favorite Villa Park–related recipes, photos, and reminiscences by April 21, using the forms below or by filling out a paper form in person at the Library (available at the check-out desk). Photos may be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You can pre-order your copies of the cookbook (below or at the Library’s check-out desk) or buy them at the Library starting Aug. 8. Proceeds from the cookbook sales will go toward the Friends’ support for Library collections and services.
Tuesday, March 4, 2014
We’ll start with an introduction to the elaborate festivities associated with Mardi Gras all around the world. Participants will learn to sparkle up their artistic skills while designing and making a mask they can wear to share in the world-wide party. This program is for kids age 8 and older. Register in advance so supplies will be ready for you!
Saturday, March 1, 2014
2:00 to 3:00pm
Based on the Nate the Great series by Marjorie Sharmat, this trouping show introduces the sharpest kid detective ever to solve his neighborhood’s mysteries. Come watch Nate, along with his friends and his faithful dog Sludge, solve all of the everyday mysteries he encounters, while always remembering to both leave his mother a note and to wear his galoshes! Brought to us by the Children’s Theater of Western Springs. All ages are welcome!
Attend the program “Additional Career and Funding Resources for the Adult Learner” on Monday., Feb. 24 at 7 p.m. at the Library. A representative from the College of DuPage will provide information on funding resources for the adult learner returning to college, whether preparing for a career change or enhancing existing skills. Program attendees will also learn about career counseling resources, course strategies, and funding resources.
Registration is required. For more information or to register, visit our website at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164, ext. 5.
Edgar-nominated mystery novelist Bryan Gruley will speak on “De-Mystifying Mysteries” at the Villa Park Public Library February 4th at 7 pm.
Gruley will discuss how he planned (or didn’t plan) his accentual trilogy based in the fictional northern Michigan town of Starvation Lake. He will answer questions about whether or not to outline, how to employ dialogue and why he names his characters the way he does.
The free program, which is co-sponsored by the Addison Public Library, is one in a series of seminars featuring Chicago-area authors named Inside Writing & Publishing, DuPage Branch.
For more information, visit our website at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164 ext. 103.