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

On the Job Front: Career Re-Launcher (The CREW) Workshop on Aug. 2

Posted July 29, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services
On the Job Front: Career Re-Launcher (The CREW) Workshop on Aug. 2

    Re-launching your career is a major undertaking, especially during these harsh economic times.  Expert help is available at the Career Re-Launcher Workshop (The CREW) on  Saturday, August 2  at 9:30 a.m. at the Villa Park Public Library. The morning-long workshop is designed to provide practical, actionable and relevant advice to those who are (read the rest…)

Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

Posted July 26, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services
Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction

The Andrew Carnegie Medals for Excellence in Fiction and Nonfiction awards have been announced! These awards are given to the best fiction and non-fiction titles published the previous year. This year’s fiction winner is The Goldfinch by Donna Tartt and the non-fiction winner is The Bully Pulpit: Theodore Roosevelt, William Howard Taft and the Golden (read the rest…)

New in History: The Month that Changed the World

Posted July 25, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services

With the 100th anniversary of World War I on July 28, The Month That Changed the World: July 1914 retraces the actions that led to the war, beginning on July 24, 1914 leading up to the assassination of Archduke Franz Ferdinand and its aftermath.  

New Display: Mountain Adventure

Posted July 24, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services
New Display: Mountain Adventure

    For all those armchair travelers who seek the thrill and excitement of mountain adventure. Check out our new end-cap display and find titles ranging from 127 Hours to No Way Down to K2: Life and Death on K2.  Need more reading suggestions?  Ask one of our Adult Services staff members or give us (read the rest…)

New Display: Embroidery & Cross-Stitch

Posted July 24, 2014 | Posted in Adult Services
New Display: Embroidery & Cross-Stitch

      The Villa Park Library has added lots of new books on embroidery and cross-stitch books to its collection. Stop by and check one or two out today.  Need further assistance?  Ask a librarian!                                                       

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