All Events

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, April 27, 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

Travel Apps

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Planning a summer vacation? Discover a variety of websites and smartphone apps that can help you plan and enjoy your next trip. Both iOS and Android apps will be discussed.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Local Author Fest

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
WPL is hosting its first ever Local Author Fest! Stop in and meet local authors, attend a panel discussion of authors and publishing agents, and look out for several pop-up programs throughout the day! Fun for writers (and aspiring writers) and readers of all ages!

Event Schedule:

1-4 pm – Local Author Tables – Main Floor & Lower Level

1-4 pm – Open Mic Readings – Café Area
• Kodon, Wheaton College
• Prairie Light Review, College of DuPage
• Local Authors

1:30-2:30 pm – Local Author Panel – Room A
• Carmela Martino
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program
Adults

CETUSA Information Table

Sunday, April 28, 2019 -
1:00pm to 5:00pm
Representatives from CETUSA, Council for Education Travel, USA will be at an information table in the Arts and Culture Center to answer questions about their organization. CETUSA is a non-profit organization that pairs exchange students with families willing to open their hearts and homes to loving and respectful students from abroad.

Sunday Concert: The Barb City Stompers

Sunday, April 28, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Featuring some of the musicians of the Chicago Hot Six ensemble, including clarinetist John Skillman, the Barb City Stompers will play “Hot-Swing-Trad” jazz. Co-sponsored by WDCB Jazz Jammin in the Stacks.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, April 29, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Bring your needlecraft project (knit, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.), make progress on your project, share techniques and skills. Limited instruction provided. Some materials available.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

No registration required
Event Type: 
Adults

True Story Book Club

Monday, April 29, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
True Story Book Club is Wheaton Library's nonfiction book discussion which meets the last Monday of the month (with the exception of holidays). Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk to join the group.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Job Club

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
This month's job club focuses on how to answer behavioral questions. Meet in Study Room 4 on the 2nd floor. For more information, please contact Anna Marie MacDonald at the Goodwill/Workforce Connection at 630-576-4661.
Event Type: 
Adults

TED Talks: Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for TED Talk screenings and a community discussion focusing on how Artificial Intelligence is impacting our lives today. TED videos are short, inspirational and/or educational videos on a wide range of issues. After the video, there will be time to share ideas, ask questions, and discuss the topic as a group.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, May 1, 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

Make & Take: Travel Scrapbook

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Laura Barto from Stampin’ UP will teach you how to make your own pop-up scrapbook to take with you on your travels!

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

DIY Calming Jars

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Need to de-stress? Stop by to make a glitter calming jar!
Event Type: 
Teens

Make & Take: Travel Scrapbook

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Laura Barto from Stampin’ UP will teach you how to make your own pop-up scrapbook to take with you on your travels!

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

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Chopra Center certified instructor Stephanie Frantz will teach you a simple mindfulness meditation technique and a stress-buster breathing exercise to relax and increase your overall sense of well-being.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, May 2, 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

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades 3-5

Thursday, May 2, 2019 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Grades 3-5
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club. Registration required. Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Event Type: 
Children

DuPage Housing Information Table

Thursday, May 2, 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Members of the DuPage County Continuum of Care will staff an information table on the library's main floor to help those in need of securing affordable housing.

RESCHEDULED - Anime Club

Thursday, May 2, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:45pm
Join us on the first Thursday of every month starting in Jan 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, May 2, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
If you love to talk about contemporary fiction, join our Contemporary Book Discussion group. Pick up a copy of the upcoming title at the Checkout Desk. Visit http://wheatonlibrary.org/browse/books/book-discussions for titles.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Wheaton Architecture of Jarvis Hunt

Thursday, May 2, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Wheaton architectural historian Bob Goldsborough presents a look at the Wheaton-area work of architect Jarvis Hunt, such as the Chicago Golf Club clubhouse and more.

This program is part of Preservation Month and is co-sponsored by the City of Wheaton Historic Commission.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, May 2, 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

Stroke Education Information Table

Friday, May 3, 2019 -
10:00am to 1:00pm
Join Ryan Keiler, Stroke Education Coordinator of Northwestern Medicine in the Arts and Culture Center to ask your questions about stroke prevention and education.

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, May 4, 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, May 4, 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

Home History Research Help Drop-in

Saturday, May 4, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ever wonder how old your house is? Who lived there in the past? What it looked like originally? Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture--visit WPL to discover available resources, where to find them and what each reveals. Walk-ins are welcome, although reservations are recommended. Please call 630-868-7520 for a half-hour appointment.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy
Teens

Home History Research Help Drop-in

Monday, May 6, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ever wonder how old your house is? Who lived there in the past? What it looked like originally? Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture--visit WPL to discover available resources, where to find them and what each reveals. Walk-ins are welcome, although reservations are recommended. Please call 630-868-7520 for a half-hour appointment.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy
Teens

Google Docs

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Create documents, resumes, business cards and more with Google’s word processing software. Basic editing, formatting, layout, inserting objects, printing, sharing and saving are covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Early College Awareness

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn about what to keep in mind when transitioning from middle school to high school and from high school to college. Presented by the Illinois Student Assistance Commission.
Event Type: 
Teens

Voter Registration

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 -
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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
If you love to talk about contemporary fiction, join our Contemporary Book Discussion group. Pick up a copy of the upcoming title at the Checkout Desk. Visit http://wheatonlibrary.org/browse/books/book-discussions for titles.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Tween Gaming

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-6
Stop by after school to play Mario Party or Mario Cart on the Tween Center's Nintendo Switch!
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Gaming Club

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Drop in and play some games! Our Nintendo Switch will be set up and will have laptops available for Minecraft or Fortnite. We’ll also have tabletop games and cards. Participants are welcome to bring their own consoles and games!
Event Type: 
Teens

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades 3-5

Thursday, May 9, 2019 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Grades 3-5
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club. Registration required. Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Event Type: 
Children

Advanced Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, May 9, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn how to create complex documents including footnotes, citations, and a table of contents. Macros, document protection, tracking changes, and customizing Word’s menus and settings will also be covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, May 9, 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

Friends Annual Meeting and Concert

Thursday, May 9, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Make some new Friends at the Friends of Wheaton Public Library Annual Meeting. After a brief business meeting, musician Steve Justman will perform the hits of Pete Seeger. Light refreshments will be served.
Event Type: 
Adults

Knitting Club

Friday, May 10, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
BYOP (Bring Your Own Project) and join us for stitching, music, and conversation. Open to all with basic to advanced knitting knowledge.

Some pattern ideas and needles available.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

No registration required.
Event Type: 
Adults

Movie Matinee: Mary Poppins Returns

Friday, May 10, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. 2h 10min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Culinary Manuscript Project Historic Recipe Road Show

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Bring a handwritten family recipe at least 50 years old and meet with a culinary expert who will hear your memories and digitize the recipe for an archives project of the Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois. Please register for a 30-minute appointment at 630-868-7520 and bring the completed form found at www.culinaryhistoriansofnorthernillinois.com.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy
Teens

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, May 11, 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

Microsoft Excel 2016: Pivot Tables

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Expand your Excel knowledge by learning how pivot tables work.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Creative Writing Group

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Discuss what you're writing (or are planning). See what tips and tricks work for fellow writers and spend some time working on your current piece or starting something fresh.
Event Type: 
Teens

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, May 12, 2019 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Wheaton Designs of Edward Dart

Monday, May 13, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Wheaton architectural historian Bob Goldsborough provides a look at the prolific work of architect Edward Dart, who dotted Wheaton's landscape with more mid-century modern homes than any other architect.

This program is part of Preservation Month and is co-sponsored by the City of Wheaton Historic Commission.
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
If you love to talk about contemporary fiction, join our Contemporary Book Discussion group. Pick up a copy of the upcoming title at the Checkout Desk. Visit http://wheatonlibrary.org/browse/books/book-discussions for titles.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Homeschool Meet-up

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Grades K-6 with caregivers
Meet other homeschooling families in the Wheaton area over games and activities.
March: Board Games
April: Arts and Crafts
May: Board Games
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Nature-telling

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 -
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

Google Sheets

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Balance your finances or organize your contacts with this versatile spreadsheet software. Data entry, formulas, formatting, charts, sharing and saving are included.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults