All Events

Scientists, Unite Outside!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Grades 3-6, caregivers welcome
It's about to get messy at the library so we're taking the science outside! Held on the West Plaza (weather permitting).
Event Type: 
Children

Recycled Creations

Thursday, August 17, 2017 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
Grades 3-6
What can you design with bits of recycled materials? Come and find out! Drop by anytime between 11am and 1pm. Your creations are yours to take home.
Event Type: 
Children

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

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 17, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

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. Held in Meeting Room H on the 2nd floor near the Business Resource Center.
Event Type: 
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy

People's Resource Center Information Table

Saturday, August 19, 2017 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
The People's Resource Center provides services to residents of DuPage County in a myriad of ways. In addition from the many things they do, the PRC has computer classes, clothes and food for the needy, rent assistance and offer English learning and citizenship classes. Come and learn what they can do for you or get volunteer information to find out you can do for them.

The table will be located on the first floor near the Circulation Desk

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, August 20, 2017 (All day)
Closed on Sundays until Sept. 10
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Total Eclipse 2017: Solar Powered Fun!

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 1:30pm
Drop by to prepare for the total solar eclipse! Grab a pair of eclipse viewing glasses, make a pinhole viewer, and more. We'll have crafts and eclipse information for all ages. Not interested in standing outside to watch the eclipse? We'll also be showing NASA's live webcast from Southern Illinois University beginning at 11am.
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program
Teens
Children

Back-to-School Crafts

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Grades 3-6
Head back to school in style! Stop by the Tween Center for craft projects and supplies. Make backpack keychains, decorate folders and notebooks, and more! Feel free to bring your own school folders and notebooks to decorate.
Event Type: 
Children

Library Board Meeting

Monday, August 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Library Board of Trustees of the Wheaton Public Library will hold the regular monthly Board meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7pm. Meetings are held in the Library Board Room on the 3rd floor. The public is welcome.

Event Type: 
Library Board

Back-to-School Crafts

Tuesday, August 22, 2017 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Grades 3-6
Head back to school in style! Stop by the Tween Center for craft projects and supplies. Make backpack keychains, decorate folders and notebooks, and more! Feel free to bring your own school folders and notebooks to decorate.
Event Type: 
Children

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

Wheaton Warrenville Early Childhood Collaboration

Wednesday, August 23, 2017 -
9:00am to 1:00pm
Come and learn the various services that the Wheaton Warrenville Early Childhood Collaborative can provide to your children! Brought to you by Metropolitan Family Services, the collaborative works to help prepare children from birth to age 5 to get ready for kindergarten. Check them out on the main floor near the circulation desk.

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 24, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, August 26, 2017 -
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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, August 27, 2017 (All day)
Closed on Sundays until Sept. 10
Event Type: 
Library Closings

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.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 31, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, September 3, 2017 (All day)
Closed on Sundays until Sept. 10
Event Type: 
Library Closings

LIBRARY CLOSED

Monday, September 4, 2017 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

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

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, September 6, 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

Thursday, September 7, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

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

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 14, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Library Board Meeting

Monday, September 18, 2017 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The Library Board of Trustees of the Wheaton Public Library will hold the regular monthly Board meetings on the third Monday of each month at 7pm. Meetings are held in the Library Board Room on the 3rd floor. The public is welcome.

Event Type: 
Library Board

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, September 20, 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

Thursday, September 21, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

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. Held in Meeting Room H on the 2nd floor near the Business Resource Center.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Class: FamilySearch.org

Saturday, September 23, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
It's all about family. FamilySearch.org is the largest, free genealogy resource on the internet. Learn why 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

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 Meeting Room H on the 2nd floor near the Business Resource Center.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 28, 2017 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Genealogy Class: Investigating Your Family History

Saturday, September 30, 2017 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Join professional genealogist, author, local historian, and "History Cop" Ray Johnson for a fun look at beginning the investigation into your family history. Topics include where to start, census records, naturalization and immigration records, vital records, newspapers and cemetery research.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings:10am

Monday, October 2, 2017 -
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

Monday, October 2, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Great Beginnings:11am

Monday, October 2, 2017 -
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

Monday, October 2, 2017 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Tuesday, October 3, 2017 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime