All Events

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, April 29, 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

Chicago Hot Five

Sunday, April 30, 2017 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Join us for an afternoon of Dixieland jazz with Chicago Hot Five! This local quintet, part of Chicago Hot Six Jazz Band, will highlight traditional jazz tunes all the way from New Orleans.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Intro. to Microsoft Word 2016

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Learn basic navigation skills to effectively use Word 2016. Cutting and pasting, saving, printing, and creating and editing a basic document are covered. This class is perfect for those who are new to word processing. It is also recommended for those who are interested in learning the features of the 2016 version.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Book Buzz

Tuesday, May 2, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
A representative from Penguin Random House will fill you in on new and upcoming titles. All attendees will receive a tote bag, ARC Sampler, and an ARC.
Event Type: 
Adults

Lunch and Learn: Inheritance Basics

Wednesday, May 3, 2017 -
12:00pm to 1:00pm
Bring your lunch and Pankau Law will discuss what you need when you inherit money or an estate, including legal documents and tax implications.
Event Type: 
Adults

ESL Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, May 3, 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, May 3, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, May 4, 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

Intro. to Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, May 6, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Learn the basics of this incredibly versatile spreadsheet program. Creating charts, sorting, simple formulas, and basic formatting are covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Star Wars Saturday with the 501st + Free Comic Book Day!

Saturday, May 6, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages welcome!
Stop by the library to pick up a free comic book (while supplies last) and celebrate Star Wars Day (May the 4th be with you!). Hang out with members of the 501st Legion, a Star Wars costuming organization, dressed as storm troopers and other characters. Make sure to bring your cameras!
Event Type: 
Teens
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, May 6, 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

Hidden Star Wars

Monday, May 8, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Experience Star Wars like never before with this thrilling insider’s peek at one of the most treasured film series in the galaxy. Now including The Force Awakens! We’ll hear hilarious inside jokes, secret references to other Star Wars films, and see dozens of exciting moments in this fantastic collection of film clips. Fun for the whole family.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 9, 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

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016

Tuesday, May 9, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Add and edit pictures, tables, WordArt, columns, bullet points, and much more. This class is recommended for those who would like more than a basic understanding of Word.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, May 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

Great Books Discussion

Wednesday, May 10, 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

Computers for Absolute Beginners

Thursday, May 11, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Do computers intimidate you? Do you have one at home and only know how to do 2 or 3 things on it? Take this class and learn the parts of a computer, what the mouse and keyboard do, and how the Windows operating system works.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Friends Annual Meeting and Living History

Thursday, May 11, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Make some new Friends at the Friends of WPL Annual Meeting. After a brief business meeting, actress Lynn Rymarz will portray Eliza Hamilton. Light refreshments will be served.
Event Type: 
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, May 13, 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

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, May 13, 2017 -
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

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, May 16, 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: Smarter Faster Better: The Secrets of Being Productive in Life and Business, by Charles Duhigg
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

ESL Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, May 17, 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, May 17, 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

Computers for Beginners Part II

Thursday, May 18, 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

Classic Movie Night: Dial M for Murder (1954)

Thursday, May 18, 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

Composting 101

Thursday, May 18, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Kay McKeen from SCARCE will teach you to reduce your amount of trash while making cheap, natural fertilizer for your yard with composting. She will discuss the many benefits, troubleshooting, and indoor vs. outdoor composting.
Event Type: 
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, May 20, 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

Home History Research Help

Saturday, May 20, 2017 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture, drop by Wheaton Public Library to discover available resources. Learn about the Wheaton Register of Historic Places and getting your house listed. City of Wheaton Historic Commission members and Wheaton Public Library staff will provide assistance.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

Microsoft Excel 2016: Pivot Tables

Saturday, May 20, 2017 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Expand your Excel knowledge by learning how pivot tables work.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Wheaton World Tour: A World of Fun

Sunday, May 21, 2017 -
12:30pm to 3:30pm
Games, demonstrations, and more for all ages outside on the West Plaza!
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Brick by Brick: Tracing Your Home’s History

Sunday, May 21, 2017 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
If walls could talk… Was your home moved, damaged by fire or enlarged to accommodate a growing family? Tina Beaird will provide strategies for researching the history of your home by using government records, newspapers, phone directories, maps and other resources. Every home tells a story, what does yours say?
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

AARP Smart Driver Course

Monday, May 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
After completing the two-day course, you may be eligible for a discount on your auto insurance (consult insurance company for details). $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members (cash or check only). Must attend both days. Feel free to bring a snack, there will be a break.
Event Type: 
Adults

Home History Research Help

Monday, May 22, 2017 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture, drop by Wheaton Public Library to discover available resources. Learn about the Wheaton Register of Historic Places and getting your house listed. City of Wheaton Historic Commission members and Wheaton Public Library staff will provide assistance.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

True Story: Nonfiction Book Club

Monday, May 22, 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 Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity and the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary by Simon Winchester
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

AARP Smart Driver Course

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
After completing the two-day course, you may be eligible for a discount on your auto insurance (consult insurance company for details). $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members (cash or check only). Must attend both days. Feel free to bring a snack, there will be a break.
Event Type: 
Adults

Recreating World War I

Wednesday, May 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Would you like to know more about a family member’s service in WWI? Many federal WWI personnel records were destroyed in a National Archives fire in the 1970s. Genealogist Tina Beaird offers ways to locate copies of peripheral federal military records and provides solutions for recreating some of the lost history in these “fire” records by using local government documents, newspapers and base records.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, May 27, 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

Job Club

Tuesday, May 30, 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, May 30, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, June 1, 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

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, June 7, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, June 14, 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, June 14, 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

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, June 21, 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

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

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

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