Adult Services

On the Job Front: Resume & Interview Strategies Workshop on January 7, 2015

Posted December 19, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services




January 7,  2015
7:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.


The Villa Park Public Library
(Conference Room)
305 South Ardmore Avenue
Villa Park, Illinois 60181

Learn how to create a powerful resume and develop effective interviewing skills in this insightful workshop. Arrange an appointment with the presenter for the following Saturday for a one-on-one review of your resume.

To register, call 630.834.1164

On the Job Front: College of DuPage Career Fair – January 31, 2015

Posted December 19, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services


College of DuPage Career Fair

Saturday, January 31, 2015
9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Physical Education Center (PEC) Arena
425 Fawell Blvd., Glen Ellyn

The College of DuPage annual Career Fair is an event that will assist job seekers with securing employment. Job seekers are encouraged to attend preparation workshops held the two weeks prior to the actual Career Fair which will maximize their effectiveness and success at the event. The Career Fair itself will give job seekers the opportunity to network and meet potential future employers, provide resumes and possibly interview for available positions. All employers attending the Career Fair must have open positions.

Who Should Attend?

The COD Career Fair is open to all students and community with an emphasis on attracting:

  • Students
  • Unemployed or underemployed community members
  • Individuals looking to change careers
  • Recent graduate not yet employed in their chosen field

Registration for the Career Fair and/or preparation workshops is strongly encouraged, but not required.

All workshops and the Career Fair event are free to the public.

For more information, click here

What’s all the Hoopla?

Posted December 12, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services,Front Page

2014-12-05-hoopla-450x250You are now able to download the free hoopla digital mobile app on your Android or Apple IOS device (or use your computer to visit the Library’s website and connect to hoopla) to begin enjoying thousands of titles – from major Hollywood studios, record companies and publishers – available to borrow for instant streaming or temporary downloading.  You may download twelve (12) items per month.

Head of Adult Services, Sean Birmingham, stated “patrons can borrow this content free of charge.  There is no waiting period for popular titles and hoopla’s automatic return means no late fees”.

For more information, contact Mr. Birmingham at 630-834-1164, Ext. 119.

New Display: The Royal Family

Posted December 7, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services

The royals are coming! Next week the Duchess of Cambridge and Prince William will be making a visit to New York City. Join in on the fun and learn more about the couple and other members of their family by checking out our new display – The Royal Family. Here you will find biographies of your favorite current royals from Will and Kate to past rulers, such as Richard III. Some of the titles on this display include:

New York Times 100 Notable Books of 2014

Posted December 5, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services

It’s that time of year again…the time for the best of 2014 lists! One of our favorites here at VPPL is the New York Times 100 Notable Books list. To see the fiction and non-fiction titles on this list make sure to stop in and check out our new display. We can also order you a copy of any of these notable books we do not own. Books on this display include:

Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

The Empathy Exams: Essays by Leslie Jamison








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