All Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Intro. to Microsoft Powerpoint 2016

Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Need to create a wedding or family slideshow? A speech or presentation for school or church? Powerpoint can help and we can help you learn Powerpoint! Learn to use slide layouts, transitions, animations, and photos in this amazing program.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, April 8, 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

Genealogy Class: FamilySearch.org

Saturday, April 8, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
It’s all about family. FamilySearch.org is the largest, free genealogy resource on the internet. Learn why you want to have an account, how to search the records, use FamilySearch’s Family Tree, add photos, stories and documents, access FamilySearch’s digitized books, get help, search the catalog and order film. Presented by Maureen Brady.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 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

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, April 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

Great Books Discussion

Wednesday, April 12, 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

Make and Take: Mug Rugs

Thursday, April 13, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join crafting queen Lisa Siemer as she shows you how to make a felted flower coaster also known as a mug rug. These coasters are great for cold beverages – the coasters won’t stick to the glass!
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Class: FamilySearch.org - Part II

Saturday, April 15, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
This session focuses on creating and using FamilySearch’s Family Tree. Presented by Maureen Brady.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

Roundtable: Finding and Keeping Good Customers

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
What tools and techniques do you use to attract and retain customers? Share and learn from business entrepreneurs in your community. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and learn from experiences with traditional and social media, networking, business associations, and community resources. Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Small Business Mentor from SCORE.
Event Type: 
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, April 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: Presence: Bringing Your Boldest Self to Your Biggest Challenges, by Amy Cuddy
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Microsoft Excel 2016: Pivot Tables

Tuesday, April 18, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Expand your Excel knowledge by learning how pivot tables work.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

ESL Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, April 19, 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 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

Classic Movie Night: The Big Heat (1953)

Thursday, April 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

Jeanette Andrews: Magic in Mind

Thursday, April 20, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
This performance and lecture delves into the visual, psychological, and philosophical tipping points that create successful illusions and what this teaches us about human perception.
Event Type: 
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, April 22, 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

Mail Merge

Saturday, April 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Take an Excel address list and turn it into labels, letters, and more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Financial Advisor or Salesperson?

Monday, April 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Is your financial advisor offering you the very best advice, or a conflicted sales pitch? Join Knut Rostad, President of the Institute for the Fiduciary Standard and one of the nation’s leading investor advocates for a higher fiduciary standard as he outlines simple and effective rules for a better investment experience when interacting with the financial service industry.
Event Type: 
Adults

True Story: Nonfiction Book Club

Monday, April 24, 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: Nothing to Envy: Ordinary Lives in North Korea by Barbara Demick (Audiobook)
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Job Club

Tuesday, April 25, 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

Seven Keys to Successful Retirement Portfolio Planning

Tuesday, April 25, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Morningstar director of personal finance Christine Benz will discuss successful retirement portfolio planning for both accumulators and retirees alike. She will present practical strategies for retirement portfolio plans in the current era of ultra-low yields, and share model portfolios based on Morningstar's bottom-up research.
Event Type: 
Adults

Cross Stitch Club

Tuesday, April 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!

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

Reverse Mortgages: Debunking the Myth

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Following a host of recent changes to their rules, reverse mortgages have emerged as a critical component of the retirement planning process. Suddenly personal finance experts who once shunned them are now singing their praises. Reverse mortgage specialist Mike Wyrostek separates the facts from the myths in this fun and informative presentation.
Event Type: 
Adults

Timeless Principles for Investing Success

Wednesday, April 26, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
No matter your age or experience, four key principles should guide every investment decision you’ll ever make. Join Randy Bruns, 2018 President of FPA Illinois, as he simplifies the investment process explains how much to save, how to choose investments, why fees can be toxic, and how to stick with your plan through the most difficult of times.
Event Type: 
Adults

Medicare 101

Thursday, April 27, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
David Wylly of the Medicare Solutions Network returns to explain what Medicare covers, what it doesn't, and your potential out-of-pocket exposure. He will also discuss Supplements, Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost-saving strategies for the future.
Event Type: 
Adults

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

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

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

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