All Events

DIY Nature Journals

Thursday, July 29, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for grades K-6 with caregiver
Make your own nature journal and start filling it with decorations and found items in the great outdoors! To help us social distance, please bring a blanket or towel for your group to sit on. We'll provide all of the supplies.
Event Type: 
Children

DIY Neon Sign

Thursday, July 29, 2021 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us in the park to design and create your own neon light sign.
Event Type: 
Teens

Storytime: K-2 (virtual)

Thursday, July 29, 2021 -
3:00pm to 3:30pm
geared for grades K-2
Join us for a special storytime for early elementary students. We'll read and play together over Zoom! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Critical Race Theory: Why is it Important and Why is it Under Attack? (Virtual)

Thursday, July 29, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
This presentation, led by Dr. Horace Hall and Dr. Kennedi Strickland-Dixon will explore the historical basis and use of Critical Race Theory (CRT) past, past and future. Presenters will examine the multiple tenets of CRT as a way of understanding how American racism has shaped public policy and why it has now become a divisive tool in pitting People of Color against White people in US society.
Event Type: 
Adults

Canvas Art (Virtual)

Friday, July 30, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
grades K-6
Join us over Zoom for a canvas art project! Registered participants can pick up an art kit from the library beginning July 16. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

English Conversation Group (Virtual)

Saturday, July 31, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment via Zoom! Everyone is welcome!

This program is a Zoom Meeting so you can engage and interact with the leader and others. Please turn your microphone and camera on.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

National Coloring Book Day

Monday, August 2, 2021 (All day)
grades 6 and under
Happy National Coloring Book Day! Stop by the Youth Services department for a free coloring book along with some coloring stations. Limited coloring books will be available on a first come, first serve basis.
Event Type: 
Children

Lego Challenge

Tuesday, August 3, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
grades K-6 with family
Are you up to the challenge? Join us on the West Plaza for some quick Lego builds. What will we be building? It's a secret until the program starts! We'll provide the Legos. Please bring a blanket/towel for your family to sit on to help us social distance.
Event Type: 
Children

Pop-up Project: Magic Nuudles

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
grades 6 and under with caregiver
We're creating on the West Plaza. Have fun playing with Magic Nuudles and bring your creation home. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family/group to sit on. We'll provide all of the supplies!
Event Type: 
Children

Versiti Blood Drive

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 -
2:00pm to 8:00pm
Versiti Blood Center of Illinois will be holding a blood drive in the library's parking lot in their mobile coach from 2-8pm. Appointments will be honored first, but walk-ins are welcome. Photo ID is required.
Event Type: 
Adults

Drawing Plein Air (In-Person)

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join DuPage Art League instructor Ellen Rottsolk on the library's west plaza to sketch beautiful Adams Park. Explore the technique of drawing on grey paper, using dark graphite and white colored pencils, to capture the end of the evening light. Art supplies and chairs will be provided. Please note that this event is intended for adults.
Event Type: 
Adults

Among Us Gaming (Virtual)

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us and see if you can figure out who the impostor is!
Sign up with the best email address to get an invite to our programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

Bring Your Own Blanket Sticker Bingo: 10am

Thursday, August 5, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for children with caregiver
Join us on the West Plaza for a game of sticker bingo. To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. for your family or group to share. One registration per family/group. Registered participants will receive bingo kits when they arrive for the program.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Fiction Book Discussion: Ask Again, Yes (Virtual)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss "Ask Again, Yes" by Mary Beth Keane via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.

This program is held in the Zoom Meeting format so that you may better engage and interact with the presenter and other participants. If you feel comfortable doing so, please turn your microphone and/or camera on.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Circuit of Fun

Friday, August 6, 2021 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
geared for K-6
Visit the Youth Services department for some weird and wonderful stations you can navigate at your own pace.
Event Type: 
Children

English Conversation Group (Virtual)

Saturday, August 7, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment via Zoom! Everyone is welcome!

This program is a Zoom Meeting so you can engage and interact with the leader and others. Please turn your microphone and camera on.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Circuit of Fun

Monday, August 9, 2021 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
geared for K-6
Visit the Youth Services department for some weird and wonderful stations you can navigate at your own pace.
Event Type: 
Children

Social Security 101 (Virtual)

Monday, August 9, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn how to optimize your Social Security benefits with Mike Heatwole, Certified Financial Planner and founder of The Dala Group. Mike will provide details on various filing strategies which often provide higher monthly lifetime benefits than the standard chosen options. Additional topics will include earned income limits and taxation of Social Security benefits.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gd8hjPxBTA6byJJG97NDoQ
Event Type: 
Adults

Pop-up Project: Decorate an Apple

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 (All day)
It's almost school time! Stop by the Youth Services department and help us get our bulletin boards ready for the fall by decorating an apple or two!
Event Type: 
Children

DIY Storytime Stations

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
geared for birth-preschool
Visit stations around the Youth Services department to create your own storytime! Stations will focus on Reading, Writing, Singing, Talking, and Playing as you navigate activities at your own pace and practice social distancing. This activity is for adults and children to participate in together.
Event Type: 
Children

Fiction Book Discussion: Ask Again, Yes (In-Person)

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss "Ask Again, Yes" by Mary Beth Keane in Adams Park. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Sketchbooks in the Park

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Looking to enjoy a sunny evening in the park with sketchbooks and good company? Join the TeenSpace Art Club as we chill in the park and draw together!
Sketchbooks will not be provided, please remember to bring your own sketchbook, notebook, or digital drawing pad.
Event Type: 
Teens

DCHD Vaccination Van (In-Person)

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
The DuPage County Health Department will be providing COVID-19 vaccines (Johnson & Johnson and Pfizer) in their Care Van between 5-7pm in the Library’s parking lot for those ages 12 and above. Parent or legal guardian must be present for those under the age of 18. Walk-ins welcome. For more information on the COVID-19 vaccine, please visit dupagehealth.org
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Concert on the Park: Kaleidoscope Eyes (In-Person)

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Chicago’s premiere acoustic Beatles tribute band; come sing along to all your favorite Beatles songs!

Attendees must bring their own seating. In case of inclement weather, rain-out date will be Wednesday, August 11 at 7pm.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults
Drop-in Program

Fiction Book Discussion: Ask Again, Yes (Virtual)

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss "Ask Again, Yes" by Mary Beth Keane via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.

This program is held in the Zoom Meeting format so that you may better engage and interact with the presenter and other participants. If you feel comfortable doing so, please turn your microphone and/or camera on.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Bucket Drum Jam

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
grades K-6
Are you ready to rock out? Come join us on the West Plaza as we learn some fun and easy drum drills and rhythms. Buckets and sticks will be provided, but feel free to bring your own!
Event Type: 
Children

DIY Solar Ovens

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Make your own solar oven and enjoy a delicious s'more snack.
Event Type: 
Teens

Finding Your Target Market and Sales Leads (Virtual)

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Whether you are a business owner or looking to start/expand your business you need to find the right people and companies to market to. Bob Zielinski, Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA), will show you how you can move your business forward by tapping into detailed information on both businesses and consumers across the U.S.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Friends Book Sale

Thursday, August 12, 2021 (All day)
The Friends of Wheaton Public Library's legendary book sale is back! Come find hidden treasures in books (including children's books) and media!

On August 14, you can purchase books by the bag and the bargains are even bigger on August 15!
Event Type: 
Sale
Adults

Rockin' Rhythm Sticks

Thursday, August 12, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for toddlers and preschoolers
Let's make some music on the West Plaza with our rhythm sticks. We'll learn some songs, rhymes, and counting activities we can do with our rhythm sticks. The library will provide rhythm sticks but you are welcome to bring your own. Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on.
Event Type: 
Children

Race to Reading (Virtual)

Thursday, August 12, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Vroom! Vroom! Are you as fast as a race car? Join us for an action-packed storytime over Zoom! Please enter your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Geek Talk: Minecraft (Virtual)

Thursday, August 12, 2021 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Show off your builds, discuss your favorite stories, and share your favorite tips and tricks.

Register with an email address to get details on how to join.
Event Type: 
Teens

Haiti in Crisis: Recent and Not So Recent Events in Perspective (Virtual)

Thursday, August 12, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The assassination of President Jovenel Moïse has put Haiti back in the spotlight for North Americans and the world. In this presentation, Dr. David Goldberg, Political Science Professor at College of DuPage, discusses the recent events and historical context of Haiti's current crisis and evaluates possibilities going forward. He will also discuss recent events in Cuba in historical perspective.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_L16uIqjZSzaCinKrNzkaKw>

Friends Book Sale

Friday, August 13, 2021 (All day)
The Friends of Wheaton Public Library's legendary book sale is back! Come find hidden treasures in books (including children's books) and media!

On August 14, you can purchase books by the bag and the bargains are even bigger on August 15!
Event Type: 
Sale
Adults

Bring Your Own Blanket Summer Shorts

Friday, August 13, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Join us on the West Plaza as read summer themed stories together! Please bring a blanket or towel for your family/group to sit on to help us social distance. One registration per family/group.
Event Type: 
Children

Friends Book Sale

Saturday, August 14, 2021 (All day)
The Friends of Wheaton Public Library's legendary book sale is back! Come find hidden treasures in books (including children's books) and media!

On August 14, you can purchase books by the bag and the bargains are even bigger on August 15!
Event Type: 
Sale
Adults

English Conversation Group (Virtual)

Saturday, August 14, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment via Zoom! Everyone is welcome!

This program is a Zoom Meeting so you can engage and interact with the leader and others. Please turn your microphone and camera on.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Cartooning: Bizarre Bugs and Irregular Insects (Virtual)

Saturday, August 14, 2021 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Grades K-6
one registration per family or device
Get your paper and pencils ready for a virtual drawing class led by cartoonist Mark Anderson! Kids will play all sort of fun drawing games and create their own creepy crawlies! A bug with as many eyes are you are years old! An insect made entirely of the letter Q! The laughable little brother longlegs! Even if you don’t like bugs, you’ll love drawing these!
Please enter your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Friends Book Sale

Sunday, August 15, 2021 (All day)
The Friends of Wheaton Public Library's legendary book sale is back! Come find hidden treasures in books (including children's books) and media!

On August 14, you can purchase books by the bag and the bargains are even bigger on August 15!
Event Type: 
Sale
Adults

DIY Storytime Stations

Monday, August 16, 2021 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
geared for birth-preschool
Visit stations around the Youth Services department to create your own storytime! Stations will focus on Reading, Writing, Singing, Talking, and Playing as you navigate activities at your own pace and practice social distancing. This activity is for adults and children to participate in together.
Event Type: 
Children

Firefly Storytime (Virtual)

Monday, August 16, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Let’s read, sing, and celebrate fireflies together over Zoom! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Bad Art on the Plaza (In-Person)

Monday, August 16, 2021 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Relax, have fun, and make something truly horrible! No rules! No judgment! No pressure! Raid your recycling bin and craft closet to add to the library's leftover supplies and join us on the West Plaza. Optional: Enter your creation in the "Bad Art Contest" posted on social media the following week. Three "best of the worst" winners will receive prizes. No registration needed. Please note that this event is for adults.
Event Type: 
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, August 16, 2021 -
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

Pop-up Project: Back to School Folders

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
geared for elementary school students
It's back to school time! Stop by the Youth Services department to decorate a folder that you can use during your school year! We'll provide one folder per child along with a variety of craft materials. Folders are on a first come, first serve basis while supplies last.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Bilingual Storytime: French

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
children of all ages
Join a storyteller from Language Labs for a virtual bilingual storytime! We'll read, sing, and learn colors together in French. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Rainbow Alliance

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us on the West Plaza to meet and chat with other LGBTQIA teens and teen allies.
Event Type: 
Teens

Living History: Lizzie Borden (Virtual)

Tuesday, August 17, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join award-winning actress Leslie Goddard, Ph.D., as she brings to life Lizzie Borden, accused of the brutal hatchet murder her father and stepmother in 1892. Hear Lizzie's story come alive as she talks about her life growing up in Fall River, Massachusetts, her estrangement from her stepmother, and her troubled relationship with her father. Was Lizzie a desperate and unsettled daughter who resorted to murder... or an innocent woman who could never escape the trauma that destroyed her life?

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
Event Type: 
Adults

Back to School Pencil Cases

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
grades K-6 with caregivers
It's back to school time! Join us on the West Plaza to decorate a cloth pencil case with fabric markers and use it for your school supplies this year! We'll provide all of the supplies and washing instructions.
Event Type: 
Children

Back to School Bingo

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 -
6:30pm to 7:15pm
geared for grades 6 and under with family
Let's play Bingo on the West Plaza! If you get a bingo, choose a school supply of your choice! Please bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children