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Monday May 3, 2021 - Monday May 17, 2021
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Teen Book Box Sign-Up
11:00 AM

Sign up for our Teen Book Box subscription service! Registrants will receive a themed box with a library book, as well as goodies, treats, activities, crafts, and book lists.  If this is your first time registering, you will receive a follow-up form to determine your personal reading preferences.  
Sign up by May 17th and receive your subscription box on June 14th!

Grades 6 - 12

 

There are 5 spaces available.
Saturday May 15, 2021
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Marvelous Mornings - ONLINE PROGRAM
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Stories, songs and activities for young children and their adults, including a “make & take” project to enjoy together. All ages with adult.

Information about how to access the online program will be sent via email shortly before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-834-1164  
LOCATION: ONLINE PROGRAM
There are 91 spaces available.
Sunday May 16, 2021
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Monday May 17, 2021
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Great Decisions 2021
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Great Decisions is America's largest discussion program on world affairs.  This program highlights eight critical foreign policy challenges facing Americans each year. Supported by the Foreign Policy Association for over 50 years, Great Decisions involves citizens in the foreign policy making process. In this monthly discussion, participants read the relevant chapter in the briefing book, which is available for checkout. A moderator leads the discussion series based on the readings and shows a topic related video.

Topic #5: China’s Role in Africa by Cobus van Staden 
The Covid-19 crisis has put a massive strain on what was growing a positive economic and political relationship between China and the continent of Africa. As Chinese President Xi Jinping’s centerpiece “Belt and Road initiative” continues to expand Chinese power, the response to the spread of Covid-19, as well as the African government’s growing debt to China, has seen pushback. What are some of the growing economic and political issues between China and Africa?

LOCATION: ONLINE PROGRAM
The registration period has ended.
Tuesday May 18, 2021
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Winter Lunch Pickup
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering Winter Lunch Pickup from Tuesday, February 2 – Thursday, May 20, 2021 from
11:30 am – 1:30 pm (while lunch supplies last). 

This program is available for youth ages 18 & younger. Please note the following rules in place for Winter Lunch Pickup:

Arrival and Pickup: When you arrive to pickup a lunch, park in the parking lot and come into the library to request a lunch.

Social Distancing: In order to support social distancing, we will be allowed to serve children outside of the normally-required room setting. This means food does not have to be eaten on-site and can be taken home this winter from the library. We will not be holding the lunch program in the library.

Parent Pickup: This winter, parents and/or guardians may pickup meals and bring them home to their children.  Children do not have to be present in order to receive meals, parents can come ask for meals for however many children they have (no proof required) and take them home.

Meal Times: Meals will be available from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (while lunch supplies last).

If you or your child would like to pickup a lunch at the library, please wear a face covering as you will be approaching the library and staff. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
LOCATION: Lobby
Wednesday May 19, 2021
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Winter Lunch Pickup
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering Winter Lunch Pickup from Tuesday, February 2 – Thursday, May 20, 2021 from
11:30 am – 1:30 pm (while lunch supplies last). 

This program is available for youth ages 18 & younger. Please note the following rules in place for Winter Lunch Pickup:

Arrival and Pickup: When you arrive to pickup a lunch, park in the parking lot and come into the library to request a lunch.

Social Distancing: In order to support social distancing, we will be allowed to serve children outside of the normally-required room setting. This means food does not have to be eaten on-site and can be taken home this winter from the library. We will not be holding the lunch program in the library.

Parent Pickup: This winter, parents and/or guardians may pickup meals and bring them home to their children.  Children do not have to be present in order to receive meals, parents can come ask for meals for however many children they have (no proof required) and take them home.

Meal Times: Meals will be available from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (while lunch supplies last).

If you or your child would like to pickup a lunch at the library, please wear a face covering as you will be approaching the library and staff. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Pizza Beyond Red Sauce and Mozz - ONLINE PROGRAM
7:00 PM - 8:30 PM

Feeling food adventurous? Why not explore some new flavors and textures with pizzas by Father Dominic the Bread Monk? Join us for a live narrated PowerPoint including the secrets to a great crust (it's easier than you think!), a rainbow of sauces, and toppings with flavor combinations that may just become your new favorites. He’ll advise you about essential equipment, too. Zoom in for a pizza parade! 

About Father Dominic (from his website: http://www.breadmonk.com/index.html):

Father Dominic Garramone, OSB is a monk of Saint Bede Abbey in Peru IL.  He is the head of the Religion department at Saint Bede Academy and teaches Sacraments and Comparative Religions. He is also the drama director and has published two plays.  He was the host of the PBS cooking show “Breaking Bread with Father Dominic” from 1999 to 2001, and has written six cookbooks.  His newest book, Baking Secrets from the Bread Monk, was published  by Reedy Press.  His first children’s book, Brother Jerome and the Angels in the Bakery, was the recipient of the 2011 Christopher Award for Children’s Books (ages 8 to 10) and the 2011 Catholic Press Association 1st Place Award for children’s books.  He is also an online baking instructor on Bluprint.com. Fr. Dom says he got his culinary education “between my mother’s kitchen, PBS and the public library” and when not baking or teaching can usually be found in the abbey herb garden. 

  

 

LOCATION: ONLINE PROGRAM
There are 66 spaces available.
Thursday May 20, 2021
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Winter Lunch Pickup
11:30 AM - 1:30 PM

We are pleased to announce that we will be offering Winter Lunch Pickup from Tuesday, February 2 – Thursday, May 20, 2021 from
11:30 am – 1:30 pm (while lunch supplies last). 

This program is available for youth ages 18 & younger. Please note the following rules in place for Winter Lunch Pickup:

Arrival and Pickup: When you arrive to pickup a lunch, park in the parking lot and come into the library to request a lunch.

Social Distancing: In order to support social distancing, we will be allowed to serve children outside of the normally-required room setting. This means food does not have to be eaten on-site and can be taken home this winter from the library. We will not be holding the lunch program in the library.

Parent Pickup: This winter, parents and/or guardians may pickup meals and bring them home to their children.  Children do not have to be present in order to receive meals, parents can come ask for meals for however many children they have (no proof required) and take them home.

Meal Times: Meals will be available from 11:30 am – 1:30 pm (while lunch supplies last).

If you or your child would like to pickup a lunch at the library, please wear a face covering as you will be approaching the library and staff. We thank you in advance for your cooperation.
LOCATION: Lobby
 
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Mystery Readers - Thereby Hangs a Tail
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

This program will be limited to 15 registrants. This will be a ZOOM meeting.

Join our Mystery Readers book group as we discuss Thereby Hangs a Tail, by Spencer Quinn. Please email Denise (dkuhr@vppl.info) to reserve a copy of the book. Or just come in and pick one up...we'll have plenty! Discussion is led by Denise Kuhr. Registration is required. After you register, you will receive a link to register on Zoom.

LOCATION: ONLINE PROGRAM
There are many spaces available.
Friday May 21, 2021
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Community Storytime - ONLINE PROGRAM
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM

A storytime for kids of all ages with storines, songs, movement and a mini-craft -- as if you were dropping in with Ms. Ruth at Cornerstone Books, Oakbrook Terrace Park District or Whole Foods. Introducing the theme Tails & Tales, concluding with an Aesop's Fables craft.

Information about how to access the online program will be sent via email shortly before the program begins.

Contact:  Outreach Services 630-834-1164  x103

LOCATION: ONLINE PROGRAM
There are 33 spaces available.
Saturday May 22, 2021
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Dynamic Movement Fitness Series: Move to Fit - Low Impact Strengthening

This 40-minute full body workout maximizes strength and mobility. Movements focus on form and resistance, tapping into smaller accessory muscles that fuel larger muscle groups. Done standing and seated in a chair. Optional: light hand weights (1-2 lbs.) Presented by Lisa Sawczuk. All classes will be prerecroded and available online via YouTube. The YouTube link will be shared with participants at the time of registration. 

LOCATION: ONLINE PROGRAM
There are 95 spaces available.
Sunday May 23, 2021
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Monday May 24, 2021
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Monday May 24, 2021 - Saturday May 29, 2021
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Family Geocaching Scavenger Hunt
9:00 AM

May 24th is National Scavenger Hunt day – celebrate by joining our Family Geocaching Scavenger Hunt! There will be 28 waypoints (locations) where items can be found. After registration, you will receive your list of coordinate waypoints and have 7 days to hunt. Send in pictures to be entered into a drawing for a prize!

There are many spaces available.
Tuesday May 25, 2021
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How to Care for Raised Beds
7:00 PM - 8:00 PM

The GardenWorks Project will share how to care for raised beds, as well as information on their garden programs.

Sponsored by the Villa Park Garden Club

LOCATION: ONLINE PROGRAM
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday May 26, 2021
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Library Board Meeting
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
LOCATION: Board Room
Thursday May 27, 2021
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Grants, Scholarships, and Loans
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Presented via Zoom by My College Planning Team, this webinar will explore the complex world of need-based and merit-based financial aid. Get tips for optimizing college admissions and scholarships, and learn strategies for lowering your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which will increase your financial aid eligibility. 

Please register directly with My College Planning Team at: 
Grants, Scholarships, and Loans 

LOCATION: ONLINE PROGRAM
Sunday May 30, 2021
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

The Library is closed on Sundays through the summer.  Sunday closings begin on May 30, 2021.  Sunday hours will resume on Sunday, September 12, 2021.

 
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Monday May 31, 2021
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LIBRARY IS CLOSED TODAY

The Library is closed in observance of the holiday.

Tuesday June 1, 2021
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Murder, Mayhem, and the Mob: Part Four: An Offer You Can't Refuse
6:00 PM - 7:30 PM
LOCATION: ONLINE PROGRAM
There are many spaces available.
Wednesday June 2, 2021
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STAFF DINNER BREAKS
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
LOCATION: Program Room A & B
Thursday June 3, 2021
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Books & Bites
11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

Join our Books & Bites book group as they discuss The Black Count: Glory, Revolution, Betrayal, and the Real Count of Monte Cristo  by Tom Reiss. Limited print copies available on a first come first served basis, please email Sean at sbirmingham@vppl.info to reserve a copy.  Registration is required. Participants must have an email address to participate. The program link will be shared with all registered participants.This program is led by Sean Birmingham.

LOCATION: ONLINE PROGRAM
There are many spaces available.
Saturday June 5, 2021
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Age Reversing Dynamic Stretch - ONLINE PROGRAM
Dynamic Movement 180 Workout
Age Reversing Dynamic Stretch (40-min) - Online via YouTube
Gentle slow-paced 40-minute workout designed to restore movement in joints, flexibility in muscles, relieve pain and stimulate cells to increase energy, vibrancy and the immune system. Chair needed for balance support and end barre stretches. Presented by Lisa Sawczuk.
LOCATION: ONLINE PROGRAM
Registration will begin on Monday, May 17, 2021 at 9:00 AM     
 
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Marvelous Mornings - ONLINE PROGRAM
11:00 AM - 11:45 AM

Stories, songs and activities for young children and their adults, including a “make & take” project to enjoy together. All ages with adult.

Information about how to access the online program will be sent via email shortly before the program begins.

CONTACT:  Youth Services  630-834-1164  
LOCATION: ONLINE PROGRAM

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