Adults

Adult Readers Advisory

Looking for something new to read? The Villa Park Public Library has a fantastic Readers Advisory staff that is happy to recommend novels. Whether you’re looking for new authors similar to old favorites, or you’re ready for something completely new, our staff is here to help. They organize reading groups and book discussions to help make reading a more social experience. These folks know their stuff!

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Staff Picks

Dan

biopic

Favorite Genres: Primary Source Historical Texts, Horror

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Denise

Kuhr, Denise

Favorite Genres: Mysteries, Graphic Novels

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Jean

Cooper Jean

Favorite Genres: Romantic Suspense, Scifi-fantasy

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John

Bradford John

Favorite Genres: Alternate History Fiction, Suspense

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Kandice

Krettler, Kandice

Favorite Genres: Chic Literature, Mysteries

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Lesley

cyrier staff photo

Favorite Genres: Mysteries, Audiobooks, History

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Sean

Birmingham Sean

Favorite Genres: True-life biographies, Non-fiction

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Latest Book Lists, Discussions, and Information from Adult Services

Summer Reading Finale Concert: Dave Rudolf’s Beach Party!

Posted July 28, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page, Kids News & Events, Teen Services
Summer Reading Finale Concert: Dave Rudolf’s Beach Party!

Thu., Aug. 4 • 6:30–7:30 p.m.  Join us at our free finale concert and celebrate the end of another successful year of summer reading! Dave Rudolf brings beach classics old and new to the library. Do the limbo, make a conga line, or just dance to your heart’s content with rhythm shakers in hand while Dave (read the rest…)

Movies in the Park

Posted July 25, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page, Kids News & Events, Teen Services
Movies in the Park

Mon., Aug. 1 • 7:30 p.m.  Bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket and enjoy The Good Dinosaur (© Walt Disney Pictures, 2015: PG, 100 min.) outdoors on the big screen at Cortesi Park (320 E. Kenilworth, Villa Park). Concessions will be available for purchase. In the event of inclement weather, the movie will be cancelled. The film will begin between approximately 7:30–7:45 (read the rest…)

Mystery Readers

Posted July 25, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page

Thu., Aug. 18 • 7:30 p.m.  Join Lesley Cyrier for a discussion of Elly Griffiths’ The Crossing Places. Visit the first floor service desk to pick up a copy of the book today! Registration is not required.

VPPL Mini-Library

Posted July 21, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page, Kids News & Events, Teen Services

Thu., July 28 • 11 a.m.–1:30 p.m.  In partnership with School District 45 and Jefferson Middle School, we will offer a mini-library this summer at Jefferson Middle School (255 W. Vermont St., Villa Park). Check out materials, apply for library cards, and join in activities and crafts!

Poetry Workshop

Posted July 18, 2016 | Posted in Adult Services, Front Page

Mon., July 25 • 6–8:30 p.m.  Calling all poets! Bring ten copies of one or two of your own poems to read aloud and discuss. Presented by the Friends of the Villa Park Library.

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