Adult Services

Readers Advisory

Looking for that great new 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 like your old favorites, or you’re ready for something completely new, our RA staff is here to help. They run reading groups and book discussions to help make reading a more social experience. These folks know their fiction!

Latest Book Lists and Information from Adult Services

New in History: Astoria

Posted April 18, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services
New in History: Astoria

In the tradition of The Lost City of Z,  Stark’s Astoria: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s Lost Pacific Empire  is the engaging tale of John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson’s attempt to establish a trading colony in the Pacific Northwest and opened up what would become the Oregon Trail.        

New Display: Adolph Hitler at 125

Posted April 18, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services
New Display: Adolph Hitler at 125

Adolf Hitler was born 125 years ago on April 20 at Braunau am Inn Austria. Hitler was the founder and leader of the Nazi Party and the Head of State, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and Fuhrer of Germany’s Third Reich from 1933 to 1945.  Below are several books the Library owns on Hitler. (read the rest…)

Small Business: SCORE Presents Digital Strategies in Marketing

Posted April 15, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services
Small Business: SCORE Presents Digital Strategies in Marketing

    In this free presentation you will learn a series of cutting edge ideas and techniques about how using social media can help to promote and grow your business. You’ll also learn how social media can increase traffic and interactions with your websites and why this can increase sales.  Presented by Brian Basilico, B2b (read the rest…)

New in History: How Paris Became Paris

Posted April 11, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services
New in History: How Paris Became Paris

At the beginning of the seventeenth century, Paris, like other European cities, was still emerging from its medieval past. In this witty and engaging work Joan DeJean demonstrates it was the 17th-century Bourbon monarchs, not Baron Haussmann in the nineteenth century, who first transformed Paris into the prototype of the modern city that would inspire (read the rest…)

FYI: Benedictine University Offers Free Professional Development Series

Posted April 10, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services
FYI: Benedictine University Offers Free Professional Development Series

    The Benedictine University National Moser Center for Adult Learning is offering  a FREE Professional Development Series.  Lunch will be provided. Business Writing for Success Wednesday, April 16, 2014 11:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. National Moser Center for Adult Learning 1832 Centre Point Circle Suite 102 Naperville, IL Linkedin for Business Success Thursday, April (read the rest…)

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