To celebrate Women’s History Month, we are honoring the women of literature who have come before us. Women’s History Month is dedicated to celebrating the contribution of women throughout history.
Why not check out an award winning work by a woman author, such as one of these Pulitzer Prize winners:
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.
Not mad about “March Madness?” Here’s a tournament that will make book lovers cheer. The Tournament of Books, sponsored by The Morning News, sends (sweet) sixteen of the previous years top books through a series of eliminations to crown the top book (called The Rooster after David Sedaris’s brother). Each weekday in March, two books will face-off. The winner (judged by one of the panelists) will move on. Brackets are yet to be announced, but here are a list of the finalists:
At Night We Walk in Circles by Daniel Alarcon
The Luminariesby Eleanor Catton
The Tuner of Silences by Mia Couto
The Signature of All Things by Elizabeth Gilbert
How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia by Mohsin Hamid
The Dinner by Herman Koch
The Lowland by Jhumpa Lahiri
Long Division by Kiese Laymon
The Good Lord Bird by James mcBride
Hill William by Scott McClanahan
The Son by Philipp Meyer
A Tale for the Time Being by Ruth Ozeki
Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell
The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt
The People in the Trees by Hanya Yanagihara
Winner of the Pre-Tournament Playoff Round
Pre-Tournament Playoff Round:
Life After Life by Kate Atkinson
Woke Up Lonely by Fiona Maazel
In March we’ll display the tournament board and contenders in the Library. In the meantime, get reading!
The Villa Park Public Library, beginning January 10, substantially increased the amount of available eBooks through a new digital media platform Axis 360.
The Library is participating in the eRead Illinois Program, designed to increase access to e-books across Illinois. In the past, the Library has provided ebook access through My Media Mall and will continue to offer these books to patrons.
Axis 360 provides libraries and their patrons with a state-of-the-art system for circulating digital e-books from the eRead Illinois shared collection for Illinois libraries. Patrons at libraries participating in eRead Illinois will use the cloud-based delivery across a number of devices including iPad, iPhone, Android, Windows, NOOK® and Sony ReaderTM devices, and many more. Instructional handouts are HERE.
For more information, visit our web site at www.vppl.info or call 630-834-1164.