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Paws to Read - Summer Reading Club
June 7 - August 9

Birth to age 4 and Ages 5-11

Earn prizes for hours spent reading. Final prize is a Golden Ticket for a free paperback book.
Pick up Reading Logs at the Children's Desk.

Kids' Craft Sale
Wednesday, July 30 from 12:00 -2:00 p.m.
Grades 1-8
WPL library card or enrollment in District #200 school required.
We are no longer accepting vendors for the sale.
Here’s your chance to be creative and make money! Learn about sales, customer service, and marketing techniques. All crafts must be made by kids and priced $5 or less. No food items please.

Duplo Club
Tuesday, July 1 from 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Ages 3-5 years with adult
Lower Level, Large Meeting Room

Register online or call 630-868-7540
Meaningful play with children develops essential early literacy skills. Interact with your child as they play, learn, and explore while using their imaginations and dexterity to build simple creations. Duplo bricks provided.

Tuesday, July 1 and Friday, July 25 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Grades K-5 (parents welcome)
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

Register Online: July 1 | July 25
or call 630-868-7540

Join us for an afternoon of Lego fun. We supply the bricks, you supply the creativity! Parents are welcome to participate.

Not Your Little Sister/Brother/s Storytime
Mondays, July 7, August 11
from 10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
Ages 9-11
Lower Level, Large Meeting Room

Register online: June 16 | July 7 | August 11
or call 630-868-7540
Think picture books are just for little kids? Think again! Join us for some humorous, scary, and touching stories.

Family Storytime
Mondays, July 7, August 4
from 7:00 - 7:30 p.m.
All Ages

No registration required

Read books, sing songs and discover new ways to play. Fun for the whole family!

Tuesdays, July 8, August 12
from 11:00 - 11:30 a.m.
Ages 2-5 with adult

Register online for June 10 | July 8 | August 12
or call 630-868-7540
Join a naturalist from Lincoln Marsh to listen to a nature-themed story and participate in a related craft and/or activity. Nature-Telling is partnership between the Wheaton Park District's Lincoln Marsh and the Wheaton Public Library. Space is limited to 15 pairs.

Cooking Clubs
Grades 3-6
Meet at the Children's Desk

Summer Foods: Tuesday, July 8, 12-12:45 p.m. - Register Online
Game Day Snacks: Tuesday, August 12, 1-1:45 p.m. - Register Online
or call 630-868-7540
Cooking enthusiasts, rejoice! Spend your day at the library whipping up healthy tasty creations that you can try at home too! Held “behind the scenes” on the third floor of the library. Please meet at the Children’s Desk.

Reader's Theater
Wednesdays, July 9 and August 6
from 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level
Grades 3-6

Register online for July 9 | August 6
or call 630-868-7540
Practice Reader’s Theater as an efficient and effective way to present literature in dramatic form.

The Troll Booth
performed by the COD Theater Department

Wednesday, July 9 from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
Outside on the West Plaza
All ages

Pick up free tickets at the Children's Desk
The Troll Booth is where the Three Billy Goats Gruff collide with Goldie, the Three Bears, and the Three Little Pigs. Finding what fits all three and what it means to grow up is what pays the toll and the mighty troll. Actors encourage the whole family to participate.

Thursday, July 10 from 6:30 - 7:15 p.m.
All ages/Families
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

Pick up free tickets at the Children’s Desk

Pick up a Bingo card and get ready to listen for your lucky numbers! Children under age 8 must be accompanied by an adult.

Family Movies
Fridays, July 11 and August 1
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

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Non-fiction Book Talk
Monday, July 14 from 11:00 - 11:45 a.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level
Grades 3-6

Register online or call 630-868-7540

Experience the best in new non-fiction.

Chess Camp
Monday, Wednesday, Friday, Saturday, July 14-19
from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Grades 2-8
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

Register online or call 630-868-7540
Registrants are expected to attend all four sessions

WPL welcomes Jim Egerton, USCF Postal Master Expert/Player and owner of Chess-Now, who explains strategy and tactics of this ancient game. A basic knowledge of chess and how pieces can be moved is required.

Thursday, July 17
from 1-2 p.m. and 3-4 p.m.
Grades K and up

Pick up free tickets at the Children’s Desk
For over 30 years, Joseph “PaleoJoe” Kchodl has been a steward of the past. He brings dinosaurs to life with a T-Rex tooth, a Velociraptor skull, puppets, and a variety of amazing fossils.

Book Discussions
Grades 4-6
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level

Register online or call 630-868-7540

These titles are new additions to the 2015 Battle of the Books list

The Phantom Tollbooth by Norton Juster - Monday, July 21 CANCELLED
The Sixty-Eight Rooms by Marianne Malone - Monday, August 18 from 1-1:45 p.m. - Register online

Elephant and Piggie Day
Wednesday, July 23 from 1:00 - 2:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level
Grades K-3 (parents welcome)

Register online or call 630-868-7540
Fans of the popular series will enjoy stories, crafts, games, and more.

Dennis DeBondt, Magician
Monday, July 28
from 11:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m.
Grades 1 and up, 45 minutes

Pick up free tickets at the Children’s Desk
Laugh it up with Dennis DeBondt! At 6'7" Dennis is truly the Sears Tower of Magic and he brings his unique brand of fun to new heights. Dennis has been described as "The best magician for family fun..." by Chicago Magazine.

Fairy Gardens
Tuesday, July 29 from 10-11:30 a.m. and 1-2:30 p.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level
Grades 8-13

Register online for 10 a.m. or 1 p.m. or call 630-868-7540
Step into the magical world of Fairy Gardening! U of I Master Gardener Jan Hanson will lead participants in this hands-on program where gnomes, fairies, elves, and other wee folk can frolic. Each person attending the program will go home with their own fairy garden creation!

Super-Hero Training Program
Thursday, July 31 or Monday, August 4
from 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Large Meeting Room, Lower Level
Ages 3-9 (parents welcome)

Register online for July 31 or August 4 or call 630-868-7540
Attention all super-heroes! Make your own cape, leap over tall buildings, and run an obstacle course.

Lower Level Meeting Room
Suitable for grades K and up. (Movies are rated PG.)
Pick up free tickets at the Children's Desk

Friday, July 11 from 1-2:40 p.m.
An ordinary Lego construction worker, thought to be the prophesied 'Special', is recruited to join a quest to stop an evil tyrant from gluing the Lego universe into eternal stasis.

Friday, August 1 from 1-2:20 p.m.
When Zarina steals Pixie Hollow's Blue Pixie Dust and flies away, Tinker Bell and her friends sets on a journey to get them back.

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