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Programs for Adults

Adult Summer Reading Program
June 7 - August 14
You could win a gift card to shop and dine in Downtown Wheaton or a gift card to Barnes & Noble. More information coming soon!

Summer Sampler Musical Series
The Summer Sampler concerts are provided by the The Friends of the Wheaton Public Library. Concerts are held outdoors on the West Plaza, weather permitting. Limited seating provided; feel free to bring blankets or chairs.

The Cavern Beat - Beatles Tribute
Tuesday, June 24 at 7:00 p.m.

This Beatles tribute band is often compared to the jukebox for sounding so much like the real thing! Performing the music with vintage guitars, amps, and in authentic Beatles suits and moptops, you’ll be amazed by this tribute to one of the greatest musical forces of all time.

Tuesday, July 22 at 7:00 p.m.

A Caribbean show featuring steel drums, incredible percussion, great vocals, Blue Man-style performances, and high-energy fun. They not only play tropical favorites, but reggae classics and pop songs in an island style.

Fast Eddie and the Corvettes
Tuesday, August 12 at 7:00 p.m.

It’s back to the days of sock hops, hot rods, and golden oldies. Enjoy the sounds of the ‘50s, ‘60s, and ‘70s including doo-wop vocals, rock & roll, and impressions of your favorite artists. Be there, or be square!

Movie Matinées
Third Tuesday of the month at 1:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

In partnership with the Wheaton Park District, the library's meeting room becomes a movie house on the third Tuesday afternoon of the month. Come for the free movie and we'll supply the popcorn! No tickets required for the June and July movies.

Tuesday, May 20 at 1:00 p.m.
A medical engineer and an astronaut work together to survive after an accident leaves them adrift in space. Starring Sandra Bullock and George Clooney. (Rated PG-13, 91 minutes)
Tuesday, June 17 at 1:00 p.m.
A divorced woman who decides to pursue the man she's interested in learns he's her new friend's ex-husband. Starring Julia Louis-Dreyfus and James Gandolfini. (Rated PG, 93 minutes)
Tuesday, July 15 at 1:00 p.m.
Shy 14-year-old Duncan goes on summer vacation with his mother, her overbearing boyfriend, and her boyfriend's daughter. Having a rough time fitting in, Duncan finds an unexpected friend in Owen, manager of the Water Wizz water park. Starring Steve Carell, Toni Collette and Allison Janney. (Rated PG-13, 103 minutes)
Tuesday, August 19 at 1:00 p.m.
Wednesday, August 20 at 1:00 p.m.
Pick up free tickets at the checkout desk beginning June 2

Fearless optimist Anna teams up with Kristoff in an epic journey, encountering Everest-like conditions, and a hilarious snowman named Olaf in a race to find Anna's sister Elsa, whose icy powers have trapped the kingdom in eternal winter. Starring Kristen Bell, Josh Gad and Idina Menzel. (Rated PG, 102 minutes)

Hearing Loss Seminar
Monday, June 9 at 2:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

The Hearing Lab of Wheaton presents a seminar discussing the anatomy of the ear, hearing loss, and hearing health. Learn how/why hearing loss happens gradually, how to prevent it, and what the symptoms are.

Joanne Zienty - Author Visit and Signing
Wednesday, June 18 at 7:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

Join us to hear Joanne Zienty, Wheaton resident, and winner of the first Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project, discuss The Things We Save. She will answer audience questions and sign copies of this winning book as well. Copies will be available for purchase for $10. Cash or check only. Find out more about Joanne and the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project.

The Surrealist World of René Magritte
Tuesday, July 8 at 7:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

The paintings of Belgian Surrealist René Magritte have fascinated viewers since before WWII; many finding his works as intellectually challenging as they are visually appealing. In this slide lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur will discuss Magritte's relationship to the Surrealist movement and will place his paintings in historic context.

World Wars I and II Anniversary Lecture Series
Programs are in the Large Meeting Room, Lower Level. Tickets are not necessary.

WWI: Assassination at Sarajevo
Thursday, June 12 at 7:00 p.m.
June marks the 100th anniversary of the assassination of Archduke Ferdinand. Join veteran and retired history teacher Don Sender as he presents a review of the tragic family of Emperor Franz Joseph, the assassination, the aftermath, and how it all changed the history of Europe.

WWII: The Men of Omaha Beach
Monday, June 16 at 7:00 p.m.
June marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day invasion of Normandy. Author Robert Mueller paints the picture of Omaha Beach on June 6, 1944 and provides insight into how the Normandy invasion took place.

WWI: American Involvement
Monday, July 14 at 7:00 p.m.
Join veteran and military expert Don Sender as he continues his WWI lecture series with American Involvement. This multimedia presentation will include songs of the period as well as artifacts for viewing.

WWI: Airpower
Wednesday, August 13 at 7:00 p.m.
Don Sender will give a lecture on the great air battles of the Western Front. He will discuss Richthofen’s Flying Circus, the Zeppelin raids on England, and the technological advances that resulted.

Women Heroes of WWI
Wednesday, August 27 at 7:00 p.m.
Kathryn Atwood, author of Women Heroes of World War I: 16 Remarkable Resisters, Soldiers, Spies, and Medics, discusses women’s roles in WWI featured in her book. Copies of her book will be available for purchase and signing.

Computer Classes
If you’d like to learn the basics of Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint check out our Computer Classes page. You’ll find registration information, links to online tutorials, and more.

Book Discussions
If you love to talk about contemporary fiction, join our Contemporary Book Discussion group. The Great Books discussion group encourages a personal approach to literature and engages in a search for the author's meaning. For more information, see the Book Discussion Groups page.

Investment Club Assistance
The library has many resources available to Investment Clubs. Several business databases, including ValueLine Online, Morningstar and Reference USA provide needed information and background about company histories and recent events. Our librarians can provide a tutorial for your group on any of these databases. If your group is interested, please contact the Reference Department at 868-7520 for more information.

If you have a question or would like information on any of the programs listed above, telephone the Reference Department at 630-868-7520.