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Sunday Sampler Musical Series
The Sunday Sampler concerts are provided by the The Friends of the Wheaton Public Library.

Tom Krol
Sunday, September 14 at 2:00 p.m.
Main Floor / No registration necessary

Join Tom Krol as he takes you on a musical journey through ten different countries in this solo concert of classical guitar and vocals.

Vivaldi Strings
Sunday, October 26 at 2:00 p.m.
Main Floor / No registration necessary

Did you know Sherlock Holmes played the violin? Enjoy some music from Wheaton College Community School of the Arts’ performance ensemble to celebrate Wheaton Reads: Sherlock Holmes. Held on the main floor.

The Limitations
Sunday, November 16 at 2:00 p.m.
Large Meeeting Room
Pick up free tickets at the Checkout Desk beginning September 2

This trio of experienced and knowledgeable musicians takes you on a journey back to the great rockabilly era. Enjoy American music prior to the British invasion with a focus on Sun Records, which spawned Johnny Cash, Elvis, Carl Perkins, and many others.

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! Now featuring Closed Captioning.
Pick up free tickets at the Checkout desk beginning September 2.

Tuesday, October 21 at 1:00 p.m.
Sherlock Holmes and his sidekick Dr. Watson join forces to outwit and bring down their fiercest adversary, Professor Moriarty. Starring Robert Downey Jr. and Jude Law. (Rated PG-13, 129 minutes)
Tuesday, November 18 at 1:00 p.m.
Author P.L. Travers reflects on her childhood after reluctantly meeting with Walt Disney, who seeks to adapt her Mary Poppins books for the big screen. Starring Emma Thompson and Tom Hanks. (Rated PG-13, 125 minutes)

International Literacy Day
Monday, September 8 from 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Main Floor

September is National Literacy Awareness Month. Join us as we partner with Literacy DuPage to raise awareness about adult literacy and education. Learn more about adult literacy needs in DuPage County and how you can help change someone’s future. Call 630-416-6699 or visit Literacy DuPage for more information.

Genealogy Classes
Saturdays, October 4, 18, November 1 and 15, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

Sponsored in part by the DuPage County Genealogical Society. Each class is $10, payable at the door with cash or check.
Register online for each class / Find out more about each class

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 ($15 cash or check) 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.