All Events

True Story: Nonfiction Book Club

Monday, June 26, 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: The Noble Hustle – Colson Whitehead
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

SCORE: Grow Your Business with Email and Social Media

Monday, June 26, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Tech consultant Virginia Weiskopf will teach you how to make the most of email and social media for your business using goals and objectives. You will learn how to capture your own ideas and build out the framework of your own “next great campaign.”
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Cross Stitch Club

Tuesday, June 27, 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! Held in Meeting Room H on the 2nd floor.

Held in the Proctoring Room, near the 2nd floor Reference Desk.
Event Type: 
Adults

Photography as a Hobby

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Photography is one of the most exciting and rewarding hobbies you can pick up, but when you're first starting out it can all just seem so daunting. In this class, professional photographer Mariel Teune will cover the basics of operating a DSLR camera so that you can take better photos and have a better understanding of the principles of photography.
Event Type: 
Adults

Google Drive

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Take advantage of Google’s cloud storage service. Learn to upload and download files, create new files using Google’s software, and then share and edit your files with other users simultaneously.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Mini Masterpieces Drawing Workshop

Thursday, June 29, 2017 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Anyone can learn to draw, or improve their drawing skills. In this class, art teacher Christine Thornton will teach you some "tricks" artists use when they draw. You'll choose from dozens of famous art reproductions to copy and create your own small scale "Mini Masterpiece" in colored pencil.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, July 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

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, July 6, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Representatives from NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) DuPage will be at an information table on the first floor near the Circulation Desk to answer questions about their services.
Event Type: 
Adults

SCORE Roundtable

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Topic: How to turn suspects into prospects. Finding seven ways to reach out and connect with prospective customers.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Hidden Harry Potter

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Grades 6-Adult
Enter the magical world of Harry Potter with this insider's peek at one of the most treasured film series of all time. We'll hear hilarious inside jokes and uncover behind-the-scenes tidbits and other fascinating facts sure to delight film buffs and Potter fans alike as we explore pivotal scenes from the films. This presentation is recommended for ages 10 and up. Families welcome!
Event Type: 
Teens
Adults
Movie

Google Docs

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
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

A Beginner's Guide to the Golden Age of Radio

Thursday, July 13, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
This presentation looks at some of the biggest shows and stars to emerge from the early years of radio, including Jack Benny, Bob Hope, Amos and Andy, and the Shadow, with sound clips and stories about how radio became America's first mass medium, transforming the United States of America from 48 states into a national listening community.
Event Type: 
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, July 18, 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: Your Creative Brain: Seven Steps to Maximize Imagination, Productivity, and Innovation in Your Life by Shelley Carson
Event Type: 
Business
Book Discussion
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, July 19, 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

A Solar Eclipse is Coming!

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
On August 21, 2017, for the first time in almost 30 years, a total solar eclipse will be visible from the continental U.S. in a 71-mile-wide path stretching from Oregon to South Carolina. From the Chicago area, about 85% of the Sun will be covered by the Moon. Learn about eclipses and how you can enjoy this exciting event from Michelle Nichols, Master Educator from the Adler Planetarium.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Google Sheets

Wednesday, July 19, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
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

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, July 20, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Representatives from NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) DuPage will be at an information table on the first floor near the Circulation Desk to answer questions about their services.
Event Type: 
Adults

Classic Movie Night: The Man Who Knew Too Much

Thursday, July 20, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us in Meeting Room C (Lower Level) for popcorn, trivia, discussion, and best of all, classic movies! Hosted by Lisa Siemer.
Event Type: 
Movie
Adults

Knitting Club

Friday, July 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us for the all-new Knitting Club. Experienced knitters can make progress on existing projects, while beginners can learn new skills and techniques. Some materials provided for new knitters. Meet on the 2nd floor.

Held in the Proctoring Room, near the 2nd floor Reference Desk.
Event Type: 
Adults

Lunch and Learn: Preparing for Long Term Care

Tuesday, July 25, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Bring your lunch and learn about long term care, senior and assisted care options, including signs you or your loved one may need 24 hour help, selecting a facility, and payment resources. Presented by the DuPage Convalescent Center. Water will be provided.
Event Type: 
Adults

Cross Stitch Club

Tuesday, July 25, 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! Meet in Meeting Room H on 2nd floor near Business Resource Center.

Held in the Proctoring Room, near the 2nd floor Reference Desk.
Event Type: 
Adults

Ask a College of DuPage Admissions Rep

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
11:00am to 3:00pm
Stop by the main floor of the library where a College of DuPage Admissions representative will answer questions.
Event Type: 
Adults

Photography for Parents

Wednesday, July 26, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Children grow up quickly and photography is a great way to document their progress. In this class, professional photographer Mariel Teune will cover basic photography principles using a DSLR camera and discuss strategies on how to capture authentic childhood moments that will be treasured throughout the years.
Event Type: 
Adults

True Story: Nonfiction Book Club

Monday, July 31, 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: Hillbilly Elegy – J.D. Vance
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Voter Registration

Tuesday, August 1, 2017 -
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, August 2, 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

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, August 3, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Representatives from NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) DuPage will be at an information table on the first floor near the Circulation Desk to answer questions about their services.
Event Type: 
Adults

Google Slides

Tuesday, August 8, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Produce appealing, informative presentations with Google Slides. Basic layout and editing, formatting, inserting images, transitions and animations are covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Intro to Meditation & Stress Management Workshop

Thursday, August 10, 2017 -
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 wellbeing. Explore the benefits of developing a regular meditation practice to improve health, strengthen the immune system and release stress and anxiety.
Event Type: 
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, August 15, 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: The Click Moment: Seizing Opportunity in an Unpredictable World by Frans Johansson
Event Type: 
Business
Book Discussion
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, August 16, 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

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, August 17, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Representatives from NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) DuPage will be at an information table on the first floor near the Circulation Desk to answer questions about their services.
Event Type: 
Adults

Classic Movie Night: Casablanca

Thursday, August 17, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us in Meeting Room C (Lower Level) for popcorn, trivia, discussion, and best of all, classic movies! Hosted by Lisa Siemer.
Event Type: 
Movie
Adults

Knitting Club

Friday, August 18, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us for the all-new Knitting Club. Experienced knitters can make progress on existing projects, while beginners can learn new skills and techniques. Some materials provided for new knitters. Meet on the 2nd floor.

Held in the Proctoring Room, near the 2nd floor Reference Desk.
Event Type: 
Adults

SCORE Roundtable

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Topic: Defining success. Setting lifestyle and financial goals for your business.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

True Story: Nonfiction Book Club

Monday, August 28, 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: Between the World and Me – Ta-Nehesi Coates
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Job Club

Tuesday, August 29, 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

Cross Stitch Club

Tuesday, August 29, 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! Meet in Meeting Room H on 2nd floor near Business Resource Center.

Held in the Proctoring Room, near the 2nd floor Reference Desk.
Event Type: 
Adults

Voter Registration

Tuesday, September 5, 2017 -
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

Thursday, September 7, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 -
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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 -
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

Great Books Discussion

Wednesday, September 13, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
The Great Books method of Shared Inquiry discussion encourages a personal approach to literature. New members are welcome to join anytime.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Knitting Club

Friday, September 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us for the all-new Knitting Club. Experienced knitters can make progress on existing projects, while beginners can learn new skills and techniques. Some materials provided for new knitters. Meeting Room H, Second floor.

Held in the Proctoring Room, near the 2nd floor Reference Desk.
Event Type: 
Adults

Cross Stitch Club

Tuesday, September 26, 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!

Held in the Proctoring Room, near the 2nd floor Reference Desk.
Event Type: 
Adults

Voter Registration

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 -
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

Thursday, October 5, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 10, 2017 -
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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
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

Great Books Discussion

Wednesday, October 11, 2017 -
7:30pm to 9:00pm
The Great Books method of Shared Inquiry discussion encourages a personal approach to literature. New members are welcome to join anytime.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults