All Events

Total Eclipse 2017: Solar Powered Fun!

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:30pm
Drop by to prepare for the total solar eclipse! Grab a pair of eclipse viewing glasses, make a pinhole viewer, and more. We'll have crafts and eclipse information for all ages. Not interested in standing outside to watch the eclipse? We'll also be showing NASA's live webcast from Southern Illinois University beginning at 11am.
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program
Teens
Children

Back-to-School Crafts

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Grades 3-6
Head back to school in style! Stop by the Tween Center for craft projects and supplies. Make backpack keychains, decorate folders and notebooks, and more! Feel free to bring your own school folders and notebooks to decorate.
Event Type: 
Children

Library Board Meeting

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Library Board of Trustees of the Wheaton Public Library will hold the regular monthly Board meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7pm. Meetings are held in the Library Board Room on the 3rd floor. The public is welcome.

Event Type: 
Library Board

Back-to-School Crafts

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Grades 3-6
Head back to school in style! Stop by the Tween Center for craft projects and supplies. Make backpack keychains, decorate folders and notebooks, and more! Feel free to bring your own school folders and notebooks to decorate.
Event Type: 
Children

SCORE Roundtable

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Topic: Defining success. Setting lifestyle and financial goals for your business.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Wheaton Warrenville Early Childhood Collaboration

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Come and learn the various services that the Wheaton Warrenville Early Childhood Collaborative can provide to your children! Brought to you by Metropolitan Family Services, the collaborative works to help prepare children from birth to age 5 to get ready for kindergarten. Check them out on the main floor near the circulation desk.

DuPage PADS Information Table

Thursday, August 24, 2017 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
DuPage PADS will be on the first floor near the Circulation Desk. Come learn about their work with the homeless as well as their new outreach hotline and how to volunteer!
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, August 26, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English conversation group every Saturday morning. Practice your English, learn new phrases, and learn in a friendly environment! Everyone is welcome! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, August 27, 2017 (All day)
Closed on Sundays until Sept. 10
Event Type: 
Library Closings

True Story: Nonfiction Book Club

Monday, August 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join our Nonfiction book discussion True Story Book Club the last Monday of each month. We read all kinds of nonfiction so each week is a new discussion of a fascinating experience. You can join the discussion by picking up a copy of this month’s book at the Circulation Desk.

This month's book: Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehesi Coates
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Job Club

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Looking for opportunities to meet employers, network, or find help writing your resume and preparing for an interview? Receive much-needed support during what can be a stressful time. Meets in a 2nd floor Study Room.

Job Club is provided in partnership with Goodwill/Workforce Connection Center, Lombard. For more information, please contact Anna Marie MacDonald at 630-576-4661.
Event Type: 
Adults

Water Safety

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Ages birth and up with caregiver(s)
Learn about water safety with a representative of Aqua-Tots Swim School, newly opened in Wheaton. Every child present will receive a coupon for a free in-water assessment.

Cross Stitch Club

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Beginners can learn to cross stitch, while more advanced stitchers can make progress on their projects. Materials provided for beginners! Meet in Meeting Room H on 2nd floor near Business Resource Center.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 31, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Barking for Books: 10:00-10:10am

Saturday, September 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:10am
Grade 1
Read aloud to our licensed Therapy Dog Cam Barker! Children should bring a book they are comfortable reading on their own.
Event Type: 
Children

Barking for Books: 10:10-10:20am

Saturday, September 2, 2017 -
10:10am to 10:20am
Grade 1
Read aloud to our licensed Therapy Dog Cam Barker! Children should bring a book they are comfortable reading on their own.
Event Type: 
Children

Barking for Books: 10:20-10:30am

Saturday, September 2, 2017 -
10:20am to 10:30am
Grade 1
Read aloud to our licensed Therapy Dog Cam Barker! Children should bring a book they are comfortable reading on their own.
Event Type: 
Children

Barking for Books: 10:30-10:40am

Saturday, September 2, 2017 -
10:30am to 10:40am
Grade 1
Read aloud to our licensed Therapy Dog Cam Barker! Children should bring a book they are comfortable reading on their own.
Event Type: 
Children

Barking for Books: 10:40-10:50am

Saturday, September 2, 2017 -
10:40am to 10:50am
Grade 1
Read aloud to our licensed Therapy Dog Cam Barker! Children should bring a book they are comfortable reading on their own.
Event Type: 
Children

Barking for Books: 10:50-11:00am

Saturday, September 2, 2017 -
10:50am to 11:00am
Grade 1
Read aloud to our licensed Therapy Dog Cam Barker! Children should bring a book they are comfortable reading on their own.
Event Type: 
Children

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, September 3, 2017 (All day)
Closed on Sundays until Sept. 10
Event Type: 
Library Closings

LIBRARY CLOSED

Monday, September 4, 2017 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Voter Registration

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Stop by the table on the main floor to register to vote. Provided by the League of Women Voters. Registrations are not done less than 28 days before an election.
Event Type: 
Voter Registration
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
A representative from the Perrin-Wheaton chapter of the DAR is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

After School @ the Library

Wednesday, September 6, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Grades K-2: Visit the ECC desk after school for DIY, STEAM, taste tests and more!
Grades 3-6: Stop by the Tween Center after school for DIY, STEAM, taste tests and more!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program
Children

After School @ the Library

Thursday, September 7, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Grades K-2: Visit the ECC desk after school for DIY, STEAM, taste tests and more!
Grades 3-6: Stop by the Tween Center after school for DIY, STEAM, taste tests and more!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program
Children

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Rock & Mineral Identification: Grades 3-6

Saturday, September 9, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Grades 3-6
Students learn basic identification techniques and the Moh's scale of hardness using hands-on specimens. lizzadrmuseum.org
Event Type: 
Children

Petra van Nuis Jazz Quartet

Sunday, September 10, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Jazz singer Petra van Nuis and an accompanying quartet will deliver lush vocal and instrumental harmonies creating a musical chemistry not to be missed.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Give Back Club

Monday, September 11, 2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm
Grades 3-6
Help us give back to our community and make a difference. Each month we'll make or do something for different organizations around us.
Event Type: 
Children

Family Storytime

Monday, September 11, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
All ages
Read books, sing songs, and discover new ways to play. Fun for the whole family!
Event Type: 
Children

Nature-telling

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Ages 2-5 with adult
Join a naturalist from Lincoln Marsh at the Wheaton Public Library to listen to a nature-themed story and participate in a related craft and/or activity.
Event Type: 
Children

Coding Club

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm
Grades 3-6
There is so much to do in the world of coding. We'll use Scratch, Hour of Code, Ozobots, and more!
Event Type: 
Children

Family Lego Night

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Grades K-6 with adult(s)
Work together to build some spectacular creations out of Legos! One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Intro. to Microsoft Word 2016

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn basic navigation skills to effectively use Word 2016. Cutting and pasting, saving, printing, and creating and editing a basic document are covered. This class is perfect for those who are new to word processing. It is also recommended for those who are interested in learning the features of the 2016 version.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Preschool Dance Party

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Dance to the music and shake your sillies out!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program
Children

After School @ the Library

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Grades K-2: Visit the ECC desk after school for DIY, STEAM, taste tests and more!
Grades 3-6: Stop by the Tween Center after school for DIY, STEAM, taste tests and more!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program
Children

So, You Want to Be an Entrepreneur

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Thinking about starting a business? Join Bill Schrack in learning what it takes to strike out on your own. Upon completion of this workshop, participants will have a much better understanding of the perils of owning a business and their preparedness to launch into an entrepreneurial venture.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Great Books Discussion

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
The Great Books method of Shared Inquiry discussion encourages a personal approach to literature. New members are welcome to join anytime.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

After School @ the Library

Thursday, September 14, 2017 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Grades K-2: Visit the ECC desk after school for DIY, STEAM, taste tests and more!
Grades 3-6: Stop by the Tween Center after school for DIY, STEAM, taste tests and more!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program
Children

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 14, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

SCORE Roundtable

Thursday, September 14, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Topic: Is my value proposition better than the competitions – and does my customer care?
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Fridays at the Movies: A United Kingdom

Friday, September 15, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Movies shown with closed captioning. Pick up tickets at the Checkout Desk. Tickets requested, drop-ins welcome. Rated PG-13 unless otherwise noted.
Event Type: 
Movie

Barking for Books: 10:00-10:10am

Saturday, September 16, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:10am
Grade 1
Read aloud to our licensed Therapy Dog Cam Barker! Children should bring a book they are comfortable reading on their own.
Event Type: 
Children