All Events

World of Weather: Tornado!

Monday, March 27, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:45am
Grades K-2
Make a tornado in a bottle with a fun science experiment and take home your very own mini-tornado!

Family Trivia Night

Monday, March 27, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Grades K-6 with adult(s)
Put your heads together for a night of trivia and fun! Top teams win prizes! One registration per family.

True Story: Nonfiction Book Club

Monday, March 27, 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: A Girl Named Zippy, by Haven Kimmel
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Spring Break Yoga

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Grades 3-6
Relax over Spring Break with some library yoga taught by an instructor from Next Yoga. Please bring your mat (if you have one) and a water bottle.

Job Club

Tuesday, March 28, 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

If You Give a Kid a Cupcake

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:45am
Grades K-2
Calling all sweet tooths! Decorate cupcakes after reading some cupcake-related stories. Bring a container to take your sweet treats home.

Low Income Tax Assistance

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
The Center for Economic Progress will be providing free tax assistance on a first come, first served basis for individuals with incomes less than $30,000 or families with incomes less than $55,000.

You MUST bring the following documents: all W-2s and 1099s (if any), Social Security Cards or ITIN for all family members, valid photo ID, copy of last year's tax return (if available), checking and savings account and routing numbers to direct deposit your refund, property tax bill, and amount spent on college expenses.
Event Type: 
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Business and Career coach Vickie Austin highlights new and classic business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book!

This month's book: Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, by Daniel H. Pink
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Cross Stitch Club

Tuesday, March 28, 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!

**Tonight's Cross Stitch Club will meet in the Large Meeting Room on the Lower Level**
Event Type: 
Adults

Ballet Preview: Presented by Alma Dance School of Wheaton

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:45am
All ages
Enjoy the marvelous ballet dancers of Alma Dance School as the perform selections of their upcoming June 3rd show, "Simply Classic Series", featuring The Suite of Don Quixote, 1st Act Swan Lake Pas De Trois, Le Corsaire Variation, and 2nd Act Swan Lake Pas de Deux.

Meet Cam

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Grades K-2
Introduce yourself to Cam Barker, a registered therapy dog and learn basic dog safety, tips on caring for a dog and even a few commands.

Stitch and Snack

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Grades 6-12
Learn the basics of counted cross stitch and get started on a project of your choice. All supplies and snacks provided.
Event Type: 
Teens

Computers for Beginners Part II

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
This is the next step from the Absolute Beginners class. It is also a great class for people who are past the ‘beginner’ stage in their computer knowledge but still have more to learn. You will learn more about how Windows works, how to save files to a USB memory stick, and how the computer file system is organized.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

DIY Card Making

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
1:00pm to 1:45pm
Grades 3-6
Learn how to design and make your own cards for all different occasions. Participants can choose to donate some of their handmade cards to those in need.

Lincoln Marsh Camp Play Day

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
All ages
Join staff from Lincoln Marsh as they bring some of their summer camp activities to the Youth Services Department. Play games, participate in a scavenger hunt, visit with animals, make a craft, and earn a prize!

DIY Card Making

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Grades 3-6
Learn how to design and make your own cards for all different occasions. Participants can choose to donate some of their handmade cards to those in need.

Low Income Tax Assistance

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
The Center for Economic Progress will be providing free tax assistance on a first come, first served basis for individuals with incomes less than $30,000 or families with incomes less than $55,000.

You MUST bring the following documents: all W-2s and 1099s (if any), Social Security Cards or ITIN for all family members, valid photo ID, copy of last year's tax return (if available), checking and savings account and routing numbers to direct deposit your refund, property tax bill, and amount spent on college expenses.
Event Type: 
Adults

The History of Writing and the Alphabet

Thursday, March 30, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
For over 5,000 years, people have made use of writing to make language visible and permanent, from cuneiform and Egyptian hieroglyphics to today’s alphabet. PhD student Andrew Burlingame will discuss how these writing systems emerged, why their earliest inventors used them, and how they have changed.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, March 30, 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

Movie: Storks

Friday, March 31, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
All ages

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, April 1, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Literacy DuPage and Wheaton Public Library have partnered to give those learning English a chance to practice their conversation skills. Literacy DuPage tutors will guide conversations while students practice their language skills in a relaxed atmosphere. Intermediate and advanced speakers encouraged but all are welcome!
Event Type: 
Adults

Family STEAM Challenge

Sunday, April 2, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Grades K-6 with adult(s)
Work together as a family to complete a STEAM challenge. Your creation is yours to take home. One registration per family per month.

Storytime: Great Beginnings:10am

Monday, April 3, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Monday, April 3, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Great Beginnings:11am

Monday, April 3, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 11am

Monday, April 3, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

After School STEAM

Monday, April 3, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-6
Stop by the Tween Center after school to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each day of the week will be a different activity.
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

Family Storytime

Monday, April 3, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
All ages
Read books, sing songs, and discover new ways to play. Fun for the whole family!

Springtime Dance Party

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Preschoolers
Dance away your winter blues with some jazzy spring music!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 2pm

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

After School STEAM

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-6
Stop by the Tween Center after school to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each day of the week will be a different activity.
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

Intro. to Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, April 4, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Learn the basics of this incredibly versatile spreadsheet program. Creating charts, sorting, simple formulas, and basic formatting are covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 11am

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

ESL Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Attention English language learners! Join our Literacy DuPage volunteers in Café on the Park for a fun afternoon conversation group. Enjoy coffee, tea, and great food from the café while you meet friendly people and practice your skills. If the weather is nice, the group will be held on the patio near Adams Park! No signup, so just show up.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, April 5, 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 STEAM

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-6
Stop by the Tween Center after school to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each day of the week will be a different activity.
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

What to do this Summer to Prepare for College

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
For those entering grades 10-12 and parents/guardians
Summer break is a perfect opportunity to get ahead and prepare for college. In this presentation, Thomas Jaworski of Quest College Consulting will provide high school families with tips and advice on how present themselves to college admission officers. This program is designed for both parents and students to learn how to make it a productive summer.
Event Type: 
College Prep
Teens

YA for Adults Book Discussion

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Do you love reading Young Adult novels? Don’t be ashamed! You’re not alone! Pick up a copy of the book at the Checkout Desk.
Feb. - American Born Chinese and Nimona (graphic novels)
March - Every Day, by David Levithan
April - Half Bad, by Sally Green
No YA for Adults May through July. We'll see you in August!
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 11am

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 11am

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

After School STEAM

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-6
Stop by the Tween Center after school to explore science, technology, engineering, art, and math. Each day of the week will be a different activity.
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
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

The Life of Robert E. Lee and the Civil War

Thursday, April 6, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Wheaton resident Paul Wood portrays General Robert E. Lee to discuss his life leading up to the Civil War, perspective of why the war was fought, and insight into important battles such as Gettysburg and Petersburg.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, April 6, 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

Storytime: Great Beginnings:10am

Friday, April 7, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime