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Sunday Sampler Musical Series
Pick up free tickets for each concert at the Checkout Desk or call 630-868-7516.
The concerts are funded by The Friends of the Wheaton Public Library.

Legacy Girls: An Andrews Sisters Musical Revue
Sunday, April 27 at 2:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level
Tickets are no longer available for this program
This vocal trio has been thrilling audiences all over Chicagoland. They will capture your heart with their contagious smiles and delight you as they take you down memory lane. Boogie Woogie back to the ‘30s and ‘40s with the music that uplifted the nation.

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! Pick up free tickets at the library's first floor Checkout Desk or at the Park District Leisure Center.

Tuesday, April 15 at 1:00 p.m.
The life story of Jackie Robinson and his history-making signing with the Brooklyn Dodgers under the guidance of team executive Branch Rickey. Starring Chadwick Boseman and Harrison Ford. (Rated PG-13, 128 minutes)
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)

Affordable Care Act Open Enrollment
Saturday, March 29
Register Online
A representative from Enroll DuPage will be here every Saturday in March to assist with enrollment for Healthcare or Medicaid or to answer any questions you may have. Register for a one-hour appointment online, at the Reference Desk or by calling 630-868-7520. Find out more about the Affordable Care Act

I Dwell in Possibility: An Afternoon with Emily Dickinson
Sunday, April 6 at 2:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level
Pick up free tickets at the Checkout Desk
To celebrate National Poetry Month, Betsey Means from Woman Lore brings one of America’s most beloved female poets to life. Thought of as eccentric by the locals, Emily became known for her penchant for white clothing and her reluctance to greet guests, or later in life, even leave her room.

Money Smart Week
April 5 - 12
All programs are held in the Large Meeting Room, Lower Level
Pick up free tickets at the Checkout Desk
Medicare and Long-Term Care - Monday, April 7 at 1:30 p.m.
Learn how Medicare works, what it covers, and how to plan for long-term care. Hosted by Mazen Zanayed, Financial Advisor from BMO Harris Financial Advisors, Inc. and Rob Atko, Premier Banker from BMO Harris Bank, with special guest Carol Flemma, Insurance Program Manager from BMO Harris Financial Advisors, Inc.

Understanding Social Security: A Look at the Bigger Picture - Tuesday, April 8 at 7:00 p.m.
If you are going to collect Social Security benefits in the next ten years, you should attend this educational session presented by Jim Flanagan of Bentron Financial Group. Topics covered include the benefits of taking Social Security, when to take benefits, how working affects benefits, taxation, and spousal benefits.

Keep it Safe: You Rights as a Consumer - Wednesday, April 9 at 1:30 p.m.
Recent reports of credit card security breaches have all consumers on edge. In this program, presented by Linda Liss from Wheaton Bank and Trust, learn what to do to protect your finances and identity.

The Ins and Outs of Buying a House - Thursday, April 10 at 7:00 p.m.
A panel of experts that includes: John Pankau, Attorney at Law; Elizabeth Bos, RE/MAX Destiny Realtor; John Rossini from Amber Mortgage Lending Corp.; and Jeff Liss, Home Inspector, focus on the complexities, details, and what to avoid when buying a house.

All You Need to Know to Sell a House - Thursday, April 24 at 7:00 p.m.
The panel from the above program makes a repeat appearance to discuss things from the selling end.

Job Search Help: Job and Career Accelerator
Thursday, April 10 from 10:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Computer Classroom, 2nd Floor
Register online for March 11 or April 10
Learn to use the library’s Job and Career Accelerator database, a powerful online career guidance tool, to aid in job searches, career exploration and selection, resume and letter creation, and interviewing skills and management with a personalized job search portfolio. Typing and basic keyboarding skills required.

Do It Yourself Household Cleaners
Tuesday, April 22 at 7:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level
Pick up free tickets at the Checkout Desk
Making all-natural household cleaners is better for you, your home, and the environment. Simple ingredients result in aromatic and non-toxic house cleaning products. The Prairie Godmothers introduce you to essential ingredients and simple recipes to get started.

eBook Help Days
Saturdays, April 26 and May 24 from 9:30 a.m to 1:00 p.m.
Requires a Wheaton Public Library card
Call 630-868-7520 to register

Get personal instruction on how to download library ebooks, audiobooks, magazines, and music. Bring your Kindle/Nook/eReader, smartphone, tablet/iPad, or iPod/MP3 player. To register, stop by the Reference Desk or call 630-868-7520 and tell us what device you have and we’ll schedule a one-on-one appointment. If you are unavailable these dates, please let us know and we’ll schedule an appointment another time.

Backstage with William Shakespeare
Tuesday, April 29 at 7:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level
Pick up free tickets at the Checkout Desk
Celebrate Shakespeare’s 450th birthday with us as actor Ed Dzialo (of A Christmas Carol in 40 Minutes) portrays Richard Burbage, a wellknown, contemporary actor of Shakespeare’s. He reveals Shakespeare the baby, the school boy, the lover, the husband, the actor, and the playwright. A fascinating look into 17th century England and several of Shakespeare’s popular and lesser-known plays.

Bicycle Workshop: Maintenance and Safety
Tuesday, May 6 at 7:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

Register Online
Why drive when you can bike? If your bicycle’s a little rusty after the long winter, join Doug Jones from Midwest Cyclery for this hands-on workshop as he discusses bicycle maintenance and safety. Learn to change a flat tire and more!

Beyond the Basic Grilling
Thursday, May 15 at 7:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

Register Online
Spring is in the air which means dining via grilling is upon us. Spend a Culinary evening with Chef Maddox learning some new recipes to enjoy over your casual summer evenings with family and friends. In the class, guests will learn some great ideas beyond the basic burger, buns, and garnishes. Michael will demonstrate some great toppings, different items to grill, and techniques in grilling. A program surely not to be missed.

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.