All Events

OverDrive Digital Bookmobile

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Step aboard the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile Sept. 17-19 and learn all about how you can download eBooks and eAudiobooks for free with your WPL card!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
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

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades K-2

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-2
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build, run and jump, make music, and make a mess. It's a totally new kind of math club! Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Friends Media Sale

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

Make & Take: Notepad Cover

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Laura Barto from Stampin’ Up will provide all the materials for you to beautify a notepad to stay organized!

Sign up for one time slot, limited space available. Adults only, please.
Event Type: 
Adults

Let's Print 3D! An Intro to Tinkercad

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn how to create basic 3D designs in Tinkercad that you can send to our 3D printer.
Event Type: 
Teens

SCORE Roundtable: Finding and Keeping Good Customers

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a SCORE Certified Small Business Mentor, participants will discuss and learn experiences with traditional and social media, networking, business associations, community resources - all the sources used to attract and retain good customers.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Make & Take: Notepad Cover

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Laura Barto from Stampin’ Up will provide all the materials for you to beautify a notepad to stay organized!

Sign up for one time slot, limited space available. Adults only, please.
Event Type: 
Adults

Friends Media Sale

Thursday, September 19, 2019 (All day)
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, September 19, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Representatives from NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) DuPage will be at an information table on the main floor to answer questions about their services.
Event Type: 
Adults

OverDrive Digital Bookmobile

Thursday, September 19, 2019 -
1:00pm to 7:00pm
Step aboard the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile Sept. 17-19 and learn all about how you can download eBooks and eAudiobooks for free with your WPL card!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades 3-5

Thursday, September 19, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-5
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build, run and jump, make music, and make a mess. It's a totally new kind of math club! Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, September 19, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn basic navigation skills to effectively use Word 2016. Creating, editing, saving, and printing a basic document will be covered.

This class is designed for those who have little to no experience with Word.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 19, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Ernest Shackleton & the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration

Thursday, September 19, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ernest Shackleton, an Antarctic explorer, became well known for his bravery and leadership. His greatest success was his Endurance Expedition, 1914-1916, when his skills resulted in the survival and safe return of all 28 men from his ship, overcoming almost unimaginable odds. This expedition has become known as the greatest survival story of all time. This program covers Shackleton’s biography and his four Antarctic expeditions. Slides will include actual period photos from these expeditions, as well as Ken’s personal photos taken at several of these locations.
Event Type: 
Adults

WPL Writers’ Group

Thursday, September 19, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
The WPL Writers’ Group meets the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in Room H on the library’s second floor. Facilitated by local author and library staff member, Karen Schreck, we provide a supportive and consistent environment for writers of all genres, ages eighteen years of age and up.
Event Type: 
Adults

Friends Media Sale

Friday, September 20, 2019 (All day)
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

Sensory Movie: Super Buddies

Friday, September 20, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
All Ages
Join us for this sensory friendly viewing for children of all abilities. Feel free to talk and play while watching the movie! We'll have the subtitles on, the lights turned up, and the volume turned down. Come and go as needed.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Tween Center Pop-up: Art

Friday, September 20, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-6
Stop by the Tween Center for an art project.
Event Type: 
Children

Friends Media Sale

Saturday, September 21, 2019 (All day)
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, September 21, 2019 -
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!
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, September 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Expand your Excel know how! This class covers conditional formatting and filtering, layout options, working across multiple sheets, plus more about formulas, charts and tables.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

DNA from A to B with Dr. Dan Hubbard

Saturday, September 21, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
DNA is the carrier of our genetic information, passed down from generation to generation. We all inherit mitochondrial DNA and autosomal DNA. Learn about each type and its implications for establishing ancestral relationships. These challenging concepts are explained in a simplified, straightforward manner.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Friends Media Sale

Sunday, September 22, 2019 (All day)
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

Sunday Concert: Fabulous ‘50s

Sunday, September 22, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
The 50s come alive in this cabaret highlighting the musical styles of the era! Rock out with the hits of Elvis, Bill Haley and the Comets, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis with Hound Dog, Rock Around the Clock, Johnny B. Goode, and Great Balls of Fire! ‘Croon’ the soaring songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Doris Day in That’s Amore, All the Way, Unforgettable and Que Sera, Sera. Bop along to Rockin' Robin, Sh-Boom, Wake Up Little Susie and Yakety-Yak. Hear the fascinating stories behind the music and artists while swaying to the hits!
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Baby Playdate

Monday, September 23, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages 2 and under with caregiver
Drop in to meet other families with young ones in the community. We'll have toys and lapsit activities available. No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Job Club

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us if you’re looking for a job or need help with a resume or interview preparation. Meet in Study Room E on the 2nd floor. For more information, please contact Anna Marie MacDonald at the Goodwill/Workforce Connection at 630-576-4661.
Event Type: 
Adults

Voter Registration

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
To celebrate National Voter Registration Day, the Wheaton League of Women Voters will be registering voters.
Event Type: 
Voter Registration
Adults

Tween Center Pop-up: Flip Books

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-6
Stop by the Tween Center to make a flip book!
Event Type: 
Children

Anime Club

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for Anime Club. Do you prefer Subbed or Dubbed? Are you a fan of Shojo or Shonen? Are you up to the latest episode of My Hero Academia, or are you more of a fan of classics like Initial D?
Event Type: 
Teens

3D Printing: What, Why, How

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
What is 3D printing? Why would I need it? How do I learn it? Learn about the present and future of 3D design and printing in this lecture class.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (Saving & Investing) - 2 part workshop

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Planning and making sound financial decisions over an extended period of time can make for a comfortable
stress free lifestyle. During this Intersession we will touch on the basics of saving, investing, compounding, stocks,
bonds, retirement account options, use of credit, mortgage application, and much much more.
Event Type: 
Teens
Adults

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Emmett's Brewing Company at 121 W. Front St. in downtown Wheaton on the 4th Tuesday of the month and meet some new mom friends!

Pick up book copies at Circulation Desk. For book titles, visit wheatonlibrary.org/browse/books/book-discussions
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Preschool and Community Resource Fair

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Parents and caregivers
Representatives from local preschools will answer questions and provide handouts. Sponsored with Wheaton/Warrenville Early Childhood Collaborative. No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades K-2

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-2
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build, run and jump, make music, and make a mess. It's a totally new kind of math club! Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Preschool and Community Resource Fair

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Parents and caregivers
Representatives from local preschools will answer questions and provide handouts. Sponsored with Wheaton/Warrenville Early Childhood Collaborative. No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (Saving & Investing) - 2 part workshop

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Planning and making sound financial decisions over an extended period of time can make for a comfortable
stress free lifestyle. During this Intersession we will touch on the basics of saving, investing, compounding, stocks,
bonds, retirement account options, use of credit, mortgage application, and much much more.
Event Type: 
Teens
Adults

Public Transportation 101

Thursday, September 26, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Accessible Metra, Pace and CTA buses and trains are easy to use and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) would love to show you how! Learn about accessible public transportation options to get to appointments, maintain social connections, and enjoy independent travel!
Event Type: 
Adults

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades 3-5

Thursday, September 26, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-5
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build, run and jump, make music, and make a mess. It's a totally new kind of math club! Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Harry Potter Club

Thursday, September 26, 2019 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm
Grades 4-8
Join the club for all things Harry Potter. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children
Teens

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, September 26, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn how to make your documents more visually appealing by adding color, pictures, WordArt, bullet points, columns, tables, and more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 26, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Sleep Workshop

Thursday, September 26, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm
Sleep affects our mood, concentration, immune system and general enjoyment of our days and life. Dr. Lemke is trained in CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia) and will teach you evidence-based strategies that will give you back control of your sleep.
Event Type: 
Adults

Movie Matinee: To Catch a Thief (1955)

Friday, September 27, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A retired jewel thief sets out to prove his innocence after being suspected of returning to his former occupation. 1h 46min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, September 28, 2019 -
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!
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Internet Safety 101

Saturday, September 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Learn how to choose stronger passwords, protect yourself from computer viruses and online scams, and more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

FamilySearch.org Part 2: Family Tree with Maureen Brady

Saturday, September 28, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Family Tree is a massive, interactive, collaborative tree created by submissions to FamilySearch programs over the past decades and by current users. The open format of the tree means that everyone can work together to make the information as complete as possible. Learn how to start your family tree using FamilySearch’s Family Tree.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Young Artists

Monday, September 30, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Ages 3 and under with caregivers. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

D&D Club

Monday, September 30, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you curious about the world of Dungeons and Dragons, but unsure how to gather a group or start a campaign?
Stop by and we’ll provide pre-made characters (or provide one yourself) and we’ll teach you the basics of how a group of heroes can save (or destroy) the world!
Event Type: 
Teens