Kids Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Battle of the Books Book Club: Friday Barnes, Girl Detective

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Entering grades 4-6
If you're planning on being part of next year's team or you just like the books on the list, join us! We'll be discussing the new books on the list along with some great activities!
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Make and Take: Paper Bird Kites

Thursday, July 25, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Your bird kite will soar as you enjoy the late summer breezes.
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

Harry Potter Illustrations: A Drawing Workshop

Thursday, July 25, 2019 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Entering grades 4-8
Join artist Christine Thornton and explore imagery from the beloved books that became blockbuster movies. We'll study some of the chapter heading illustrations from the books. Christine will teach you easy drawing techniques to capture the magic as you create your own small copy.
Event Type: 
Children
Teens

Wizard Fest

Saturday, July 27, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
All Ages
Travel by broom, express, or flying motorcycle to the Wheaton Public Library's all ages celebration of "The Boy Who Lived". Find games, activities, music, and magic throughout the library.

10am-12pm: Bingo in the Great Hall
10am-2pm: Wand Making and Button Making
12pm-2pm: Lunch in the Great Hall
2pm-3pm: Butterbeer Tasting and Costume Contest
3pm: Tonks and The Aurors Wizard Band
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program
Adults
Teens

Dress for a Mess: Decoupage-11am

Monday, July 29, 2019 -
11:00am to 11:45am
Entering grades 1-2
Put on your messy clothes and get ready to decoupage a decorative piece of art.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Dress for a Mess: Decoupage-1pm

Monday, July 29, 2019 -
1:00pm to 1:45pm
Entering grades 1-2
Put on your messy clothes and get ready to decoupage a decorative piece of art.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Family Movie Night: The Emperor's New Groove

Monday, July 29, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
All ages with caregiver
Join us for a viewing of The Emperor's New Groove with your whole family! Feel free to wear pajamas and bring pillows and sleeping bags!
Registration required (one registration per family).
Event Type: 
Children

Family Lego Night: STEM Challenge

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Entering grades K-6 with adult(s)
Work together to create some spectacular creations out of Legos. One registration per family.
June: Build Bridges
July: Marble Maze
Event Type: 
Children

Lego Stop Motion Club

Monday, August 5, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Entering grades 3-6
Learn how to make your own stop motion movie as part of a group. Design your story, take pictures, and edit them into a movie. Participants are encouraged to attend all three dates.
Registration required. One registration for all three dates.
Event Type: 
Children

Sign Language for Beginners: Entering grades K-2 with caregiver

Monday, August 5, 2019 -
1:00pm to 1:45pm
Entering grades K-2 with caregiver
Have you ever wanted to learn sign language? Learn conversational basics of American Sign Language this summer in a relaxed, fun class.
Registration required. Register child and caregiver separately.
Event Type: 
Children

Tween Camp: STEM Games

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Entering grades 3-6
Discover something new at Tween Camp and earn a wearable badge for each completed day! In STEM Games Camp, play with Makey Makey, Turing Tumble, Snap Circuits, and much more!
Registration required. Sign up for each date individually.
Event Type: 
Children

Concert on the Park: June's Got the Cash

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
The best Johnny Cash and June Carter tribute show in the Midwest! In costume and in character, come hear all your favorite Johnny Cash tunes.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults
Drop-in Program

Lego Stop Motion Club

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Entering grades 3-6
Learn how to make your own stop motion movie as part of a group. Design your story, take pictures, and edit them into a movie. Participants are encouraged to attend all three dates.
Registration required. One registration for all three dates.
Event Type: 
Children

Toddler Dance Party

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Preschoolers with caregiver
Dance to some lively summer tunes!
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Some Seriously Silly Improv Stories

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Entering grades 3-6
Have you ever wanted to create your own funny stories? Now's your chance. In this class, you will play fun improv games that bring stories to life. The characters you create will move the story to its seriously silly conclusion. So put your acting shoes on and bring your imagination. We will perform our new story at the end for family and friends.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Lego Stop Motion Club

Friday, August 9, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Entering grades 3-6
Learn how to make your own stop motion movie as part of a group. Design your story, take pictures, and edit them into a movie. Participants are encouraged to attend all three dates.
Registration required. One registration for all three dates.
Event Type: 
Children

Sewing Machine Basics

Monday, August 12, 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

Nature-telling

Tuesday, August 13, 2019 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Ages 2-5 with adult
Join a naturalist from Lincoln Marsh at the Wheaton Public Library to listen to a nature-themed story and participate in a related craft and/or activity.
Event Type: 
Children

Graphic Novel Book Club: Dragons Beware!

Tuesday, August 13, 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!
August: Dragons Beware! by Jorge Aguirre (pick up a copy at the Tween Center desk beginning July 23)
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Tween Smoothie Competition: 10am

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Entering grades 3-6
Can your group make the best smoothie ever? Sign up and find out. Please be aware of possible food allergies/sensitivities.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

DIY: Collaborative Straw Garland

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Help create a garland made from plastic straws to decorate the Arts & Culture Center.
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

Tween Smoothie Competition: 3pm

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Entering grades 3-6
Can your group make the best smoothie ever? Sign up and find out. Please be aware of possible food allergies/sensitivities.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Tween Movie Night: Kubo and the Two Strings

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:15pm
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

Tween Camp: Outdoor Fun

Thursday, August 15, 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

Scratch and Minecraft Lab

Saturday, August 17, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Entering grades 3-6
Play around with Scratch coding or Minecraft and see what you can create!
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Family Sewing: Sew a Roll-up Pencil Case-1:30pm

Saturday, August 17, 2019 -
1:30pm to 2:15pm
Entering grades 3-6 with adult
Learn to sew with a favorite adult.
August: Just in time for school, sew your own roll-up pencil case.
Registration required (one registration per child/adult pair)
Event Type: 
Children