All Events

10 Greatest Presidential Decisions

Thursday, February 20, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join Professor Gary Midkiff for an investigation of momentous presidential decisions: some good, some bad, all important. Pastries and coffee will be provided. Co-sponsored by Wheaton Bank & Trust.
Event Type: 
Adults

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, February 20, 2020 -
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

Homework Club: Grades K-6

Thursday, February 20, 2020 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-6 (children under 9 must have a caregiver remain in the department)
Homework Club is a space to get some school work done. Have Room to work on a group project, read a few chapters in your class book, or work independently on an assignment. Public, private, and homeschool students welcome. Snacks and limited school supplies will be available. Homework Club will follow the District 200 calendar.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Microsoft Office 2019: Mail Merge

Thursday, February 20, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Learn how to generate form letters, envelopes, or mailing labels in Microsoft Word using data from an Excel spreadsheet.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

A Magic The Gathering Gathering

Thursday, February 20, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Bring your deck (we'll provide a couple) and meet up with others to play and discuss strategy.
Event Type: 
Teens

Family Game Night-Song Bingo

Thursday, February 20, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Grades K-6 with caregivers (younger and older siblings welcome)
Put your heads together for some family fun! Prizes will be awarded.
Registration required. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, February 20, 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

WPL Writers’ Group

Thursday, February 20, 2020 -
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

Practice ACT Test

Saturday, February 22, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Find out what test day will really be like by taking a proctored practice exam from Wheaton Tutors. Bring a calculator and a snack for the break.
Event Type: 
Teens
College Prep

Cutting the Cable Cord

Saturday, February 22, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Thinking of dropping your cable subscription? Learn about devices (such as Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV Stick, and Apple TV) and streaming services (such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime) that you can use to keep watching your favorite content, without cable.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, February 22, 2020 -
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

Family History Research in the British Isles with Maureen Brady

Saturday, February 22, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
The British Isles can be considered the “mother” country of the United States. Since the founding of Massachusetts Bay and Jamestown, millions of English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish have come to the American shores to find a better life. This presentation will review the history of British migration to North America and then examine online resources for researching British family history.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Stuffed Animal Creation Storytime

Monday, February 24, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:45am
All ages with caregivers
Enjoy a delightful animal story and then create your very own plush toy! Bring home a new best friend!
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

College of DuPage Information Table

Monday, February 24, 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
A representative from COD will have a table on the main floor of the library to provide information and answer questions.
Event Type: 
Adults

Homework Club: Grades K-6

Monday, February 24, 2020 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-6 (children under 9 must have a caregiver remain in the department)
Homework Club is a space to get some school work done. Have Room to work on a group project, read a few chapters in your class book, or work independently on an assignment. Public, private, and homeschool students welcome. Snacks and limited school supplies will be available. Homework Club will follow the District 200 calendar.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

D&D Club

Monday, February 24, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Have you adventured before, or is this your first time joining a group?
Whichever way, we'll be exploring and you're more than welcome to join our party!

Event Type: 
Teens

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, February 24, 2020 -
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

Living Room Conversation: Immigration

Monday, February 24, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Be an active participant in respectful discourse with other individuals interested in controversial or complex policy issues. Immigration has become a flash point in politics. This conversation will be an opportunity to listen to each other's experiences. Increased understanding promotes better relationships and ultimately, solutions.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

True Story Book Club

Monday, February 24, 2020 -
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

Workshop: Resume vs the Robots: Beat the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Uploaded resumes are initially read by AI (artificial intelligence). Learn why employers use an ATS, how to beat the ATS, how to match your resume to the job you desire, and the proper way to write and format a resume. Presented by the People’s
Resource Center.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Young Artists

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Ages 3 and under with caregivers
Experience art in a fun and messy way! Adults and children work on a creative art project together to take home.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Homework Club: Grades K-6

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-6 (children under 9 must have a caregiver remain in the department)
Homework Club is a space to get some school work done. Have Room to work on a group project, read a few chapters in your class book, or work independently on an assignment. Public, private, and homeschool students welcome. Snacks and limited school supplies will be available. Homework Club will follow the District 200 calendar.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Anime Club

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you into a specific show, or do you want to learn about a different genre?
Come join in, and we'll discuss our personal favorites while watching a few episodes from Crunchyroll!
Currently watching The Rising Of The Shield Hero [Rated TV-PG for minor language]
Event Type: 
Teens

Microsoft Excel 2019: Pivot Tables

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Expand your Excel knowledge by learning how pivot tables work.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

History & Historical Fiction

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Local author Christine Kindberg discusses how writers of historical fiction deal with differences in technology, shifts in mindset, and changes in language. She will share stories from her own writing experience as well as what she learned from other writers while studying historical fiction for her MFA in creative writing.
Event Type: 
Adults

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -
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

Homework Club: Grades K-6

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-6 (children under 9 must have a caregiver remain in the department)
Homework Club is a space to get some school work done. Have Room to work on a group project, read a few chapters in your class book, or work independently on an assignment. Public, private, and homeschool students welcome. Snacks and limited school supplies will be available. Homework Club will follow the District 200 calendar.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Chapters: K-2 Book Club

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 -
6:15pm to 7:00pm
Grades K-2 with caregiver
Pick up a copy of Almost Zero at the Youth Services desk beginning January 22 and join in the discussion. Read the book as a family or independently before we meet for a great discussion and activity.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

TED Talks: Mind Over Matter

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Find out how to stay calm, embrace reality and practice mindfulness in stressful situations.
Event Type: 
Adults

BRC Orientation and Tour

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Whether you are starting a business or already an established entity, the Business Resource Center (BRC) can help you in every stage of your journey. Please join us for an orientation and tour of the BRC to see what we can do for you.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Homework Club: Grades K-6

Thursday, February 27, 2020 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-6 (children under 9 must have a caregiver remain in the department)
Homework Club is a space to get some school work done. Have Room to work on a group project, read a few chapters in your class book, or work independently on an assignment. Public, private, and homeschool students welcome. Snacks and limited school supplies will be available. Homework Club will follow the District 200 calendar.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Who Was Book Club: What Was the Great Chicago Fire?

Thursday, February 27, 2020 -
5:00pm to 5:30pm
Grades 3-6
We're reading through the Who Was book series. Pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Services beginning January 16.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Buying and Selling on eBay

Thursday, February 27, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn how to set up an eBay account, find and purchase items, and get started selling, including tips for creating ads, shipping items, and providing good customer service.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, February 27, 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Legalized Cannabis

Thursday, February 27, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn the truth behind this ancient plant. Many find relief from pain and inflammation, but what about "recreational" use? Get answers to you questions and concerns. Kirsten Velasco, Board Member of Illinois Women in Cannabis will cover the history, medical options, safe use, and the new law in Illinois.
Event Type: 
Adults

Disney Sing-along

Friday, February 28, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
All ages with caregivers
Sing along to your favorite Disney songs! Come as you are or dress up as your favorite Disney character!
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Movie Matinee: Blinded by the Light

Friday, February 28, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen. 2h.
Event Type: 
Movie

Kindness Kids Yoga

Friday, February 28, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Grades K-6
Join us for a Kindness Kids Yoga session to chase the winter blues away!
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Tinkercad: Learn to Create in 3D

Saturday, February 29, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Learn the basics of 3D design using Tinkercad software. By the end of the class, you will complete a keychain that can be printed on the library’s 3D printer.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, February 29, 2020 -
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

Be Yourself Storytime

Saturday, February 29, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
All ages with caregivers
Come join us for an all ages and abilities interactive storytime! We'll read, sing, and play your way. Feel free to express yourself in a comfortable, adaptable, moderately lit, low stress environment.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Homework Club: Grades K-6

Monday, March 2, 2020 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-6 (children under 9 must have a caregiver remain in the department)
Homework Club is a space to get some school work done. Have Room to work on a group project, read a few chapters in your class book, or work independently on an assignment. Public, private, and homeschool students welcome. Snacks and limited school supplies will be available. Homework Club will follow the District 200 calendar.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Family Storytime 6:30pm

Monday, March 2, 2020 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
All ages with caregivers
Read books, sing songs, and discover new ways to play. Fun for the whole family.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Homework Club: Grades K-6

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-6 (children under 9 must have a caregiver remain in the department)
Homework Club is a space to get some school work done. Have Room to work on a group project, read a few chapters in your class book, or work independently on an assignment. Public, private, and homeschool students welcome. Snacks and limited school supplies will be available. Homework Club will follow the District 200 calendar.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Voter Registration

Tuesday, March 3, 2020 -
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, March 4, 2020 -
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

Homework Club: Grades K-6

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-6 (children under 9 must have a caregiver remain in the department)
Homework Club is a space to get some school work done. Have Room to work on a group project, read a few chapters in your class book, or work independently on an assignment. Public, private, and homeschool students welcome. Snacks and limited school supplies will be available. Homework Club will follow the District 200 calendar.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

SCORE Workshop: How to Retain Current Employees and Find New Ones

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Employee turnover is extremely costly and finding replacements when employees leave has never been more difficult. During this workshop SCORE Subject Matter Expert, Sandra Teague, will explain what is needed to ensure that employees are retained and how to find new employees who will stay in this challenging labor market.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Teen Take & Make

Thursday, March 5, 2020 (All day)
Stop by the Teenspace on the 5th of each month and pick-up the takeaway craft project (while supplies last).

Event Type: 
Teens

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, March 5, 2020 -
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