All Events

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Join your fellow business owners as they discuss and share ideas to help your business grow and succeed.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs,and puppets. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 6-8: 10am

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 6, 7, and 8 year olds. Child must be at least 6 and not yet 9 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Congressman Sean Casten Mobile Office Hours

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
On the third Tuesday of the month, staff from Congressman Sean Casten's office will have a table on the main floor of the library to answer questions and offer assistance.
Event Type: 
Adults

Movie Matinee: The Mule (Rated R)

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A 90-year-old horticulturist and Korean War veteran turns drug mule for a Mexican cartel. 1h 56min. Rated R.
Event Type: 
Movie

Matter of Balance

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Presented by the DuPage Senior Citizens Council, this class teaches seniors exercises and techniques to increase strength and balance to reduce fall risks. Register by calling 630-620-0804 x122
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 2pm

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs,and puppets. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 6-8: 2pm

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
For 6, 7, and 8 year olds. Child must be at least 6 and not yet 9 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Concert on the Park: Tropixplosion

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
This Caribbean show band features steel drums, incredible percussion, great vocals, and high-energy fun as they play all your Tropical favorites!
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults
Drop-in Program

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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 title: The Challenge Culture: Why the Most Successful Organizations Run on Pushback by Nigel Travis

Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 -
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, July 17, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs,and puppets. 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, July 17, 2019 -
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

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, July 17, 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

Video Creation Club

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Over this 6 session workshop teens will work on creating and editing their own videos/films.
Event Type: 
Teens

Tween Movie Night: Big Hero 6

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Entering grades 3-6
We're turning the Tween Center into a movie theater for the night! Feel free to bring snacks and a drink to enjoy the show! Invite your friends!
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children
Movie

Moon Landings: Melies, Herge, and Armstrong

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Verne, Melies, and Herge took us to the moon before the Russians launched Sputnik and before the Armstrong's 1969 moon landing. In this artistic approach to space exploration, Julia Diliberti, humanities professor at College of DuPage, will illustrate how artists, writers, musicians, and scientists were converging on a cumulative space revolution.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Workshop: Ageism

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Ageism is alive and kicking at all hiring levels. There are no hard and fast rules for combating ageism, but you can take steps to ensure that you aren’t shooting yourself in the foot before you’ve even begun. Attend this workshop, presented by SCORE Mentor Bill Schrack, and you will come away with various strategies for your next career move.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Thursday, July 18, 2019 -
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, July 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs,and puppets. 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, July 18, 2019 -
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, July 18, 2019 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs,and puppets. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, July 18, 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

Ice Cream Science

Thursday, July 18, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Use science to make ice cream and test out other food related experiments.
Grades 6-8
Event Type: 
Teens

Matter of Balance

Thursday, July 18, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Presented by the DuPage Senior Citizens Council, this class teaches seniors exercises and techniques to increase strength and balance to reduce fall risks. Register by calling 630-620-0804 x122
Event Type: 
Adults

Tween Camp: Outdoor Fun

Thursday, July 18, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Weather permitting
Entering grades 3-6
Discover something new at Tween Camp and earn a wearable badge for each completed day! In Outdoor Fun Camp, try out some new games and activities perfect for a summer afternoon!
Registration required. Sign up for each date individually.
Event Type: 
Children

Buying and Selling on eBay

Thursday, July 18, 2019 -
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, July 18, 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

Immigration Policy & Social Media

Thursday, July 18, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Immigration is a hot button issue for the upcoming presidential election. But how do we really feel about immigration policies? By examining memes and social media, we can learn how the public views immigration. Presented by Dr. Sabryna Cornish of North Central College and College of DuPage.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Storytime: Great Beginnings:10am

Friday, July 19, 2019 -
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

Friday, July 19, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs,and puppets. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Great Beginnings:11am

Friday, July 19, 2019 -
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

Friday, July 19, 2019 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs,and puppets. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Movie Matinee: A Dog's Way Home

Friday, July 19, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A female dog travels four hundred miles in search of her owner throughout a Colorado wilderness. 1h 36 min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, July 20, 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

Cutting the Cable Cord

Saturday, July 20, 2019 -
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

Kids and Teens Craft Sale

Saturday, July 20, 2019 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Entering grades 1-8
Pick up an application at the Tween of Teen Center Desks beginning May 20.
All crafts must be made by students and sold for $10 or less. No food items, please. Completed applications and a sample craft are due by July 6.
WPL card or District 200 enrollment are required to participate. All are welcome to shop!
Event Type: 
Children
Teens

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, July 21, 2019 (All day)
Closed on Sundays until Sept. 9
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Computers for Beginners Part II

Monday, July 22, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
This is the next step from the Absolute Beginners class. Review the basics and 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

Todd Downing sings Tall Tales & Silly Songs

Monday, July 22, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:45am
Family event
Todd Downing weaves tall tales into lively songs that are sure to have kids and parents moving, grooving, and laughing all the way!
Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services Desk beginning July 1
Event Type: 
Children

Teen Gaming

Monday, July 22, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Stop by the Teenspace to play some Super Smash Bros Ultimate or Mario Kart 8.
Event Type: 
Teens

Sewing Machine Basics

Monday, July 22, 2019 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Entering grades 3-5
Learn a bit about the library's sewing machines and practice some basic sewing!
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Song Writing For Beginners

Monday, July 22, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
We know everyone wants to express themselves, and sometimes it’s hard to get the words right.
Teens will have a chance to work with a trained writer to assist you in forming your thoughts in the shape of lyrics.
Event Type: 
Teens

Matter of Balance

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Presented by the DuPage Senior Citizens Council, this class teaches seniors exercises and techniques to increase strength and balance to reduce fall risks. Register by calling 630-620-0804 x122
Event Type: 
Adults

Mousetrap Machine Science Show

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Entering grades K-5
Award-winning balloon artist Smarty Pants presents the Mousetrap Machine Show, a hilariously enjoyable science show that demonstrates how simple machines work. These machines aren't made from steel or wool or plastic-they're all constructed out of giant balloons! Throughout the show, audience volunteers help Smarty Pants construct the world's biggest balloon mousetrap to catch a runaway mouse.
Tickets required. Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services Desk beginning July 2.
Event Type: 
Children

Graphic Novel Book Club: One Trick Pony

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 -
5:00pm to 5:45pm
Entering grades 4-6
We're talking all about graphic novels! Join the discussion by registering and picking up a copy of the book at the Tween Center desk!
July: One Trick Pony by Ian Nathan Hale (pick up a copy at the Tween Center desk beginning June 18)
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Handmade Earrings

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
We will be creating handmade earrings to fit everyone’s style. Materials will be provided, and can even include designs printed by WPL’s 3D Printer.
Event Type: 
Teens

ALICE Training

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join the Wheaton Police Department for ALICE Training (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate). ALICE helps teach individuals and groups how to proactively handle the threat in a violent encounter or active shooter event. Ages 16 + up, please.
Event Type: 
Adults

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Muldoon's Irish Pub downtown Wheaton (133 W. Front St.) 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

Matter of Balance

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Presented by the DuPage Senior Citizens Council, this class teaches seniors exercises and techniques to increase strength and balance to reduce fall risks. Register by calling 630-620-0804 x122
Event Type: 
Adults