All Events

Storytime: Toddler Time

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Fiction Book Discussion: Case Histories

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss "Case Histories" by Kate Atkinson 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

Move and Groove

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Time to get the wiggles out virtually! Join us and we'll move and groove together to fun songs and rhymes! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Teen Art Club

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Come and discuss your newest creations, what you've been working on, and what inspires you. Teens will have a chance to share their art work and work on their current project. Each meeting will have a loose theme, but feel free to bring and share anything your working on.

March 17: Characters
April 14: Sketching
May 12: Chalk Art

Register with the best email to send you an invite to our virtual programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

Vegetable Gardening

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
There is nothing more rewarding than harvesting your own vegetables, however getting to that point may seem intimidating. Clark Hudmon, owner of Barn Owl Garden Center, will discuss how best to plan your plot and choose the plants that will thrive. He will explore the choices between synthetic and organic, as well as the trade-offs between patio, raised, and traditional planting bed styles. Bring your questions!

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
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Adults

Job Search During the Pandemic

Thursday, April 15, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Job hunting during the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. William Schrack of the Barrington Career Center will outline how to conduct a successful job search with techniques that have been proven to work. In this workshop, you will learn how to set up your workspace at home, develop a plan, obtain support, maximize virtual networking and more!
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Mindful Minnows

Thursday, April 15, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
geared for preschool
Join us over Zoom as we participate in fun stories, rhymes, activities, and movement that promote joy and mindfulness. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Homeschool Hangout

Thursday, April 15, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Geared for homeschool students grades K-6 with caregivers
We'll have activities for students the first half of the program followed by an opportunity for parents to network over Zoom. Include your email for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Geek Talk: Minecraft

Thursday, April 15, 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

Time to Rhyme

Thursday, April 15, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
geared for early elementary school students
To celebrate National Poetry Month, join us as we listen to and make up our own rhymes and poems over Zoom! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Writers Group

Thursday, April 15, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The WPL Writers Group will be meeting via Zoom! Facilitated by local author and library staff member, Karen Schreck, we provide a supportive and consistent environment for writers of all genres, ages eighteen years of age and up.

Whether you are an aspiring writer or a published author, whether you seek inspiration for your material, or you are drafting, revising, or editing your manuscript, our community will supply you with prompts and exercises, time and space to write, and, if you so choose, the opportunity to share your work and receive constructive feedback.
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Friday, April 16, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Storytime: Preschool

Friday, April 16, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Trivia Night

Friday, April 16, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Gather your "QuaranTeam" (individuals welcome, too!) and some beverages and snacks for Virtual Trivia! We will be playing live via Zoom meeting, one team per log-in, please. Questions will be geared towards adults, but all ages are welcome. We will also be featuring movie questions in honor of the Oscars this month! Please make sure to join us right at 7pm as we go over instructions.

This program is provided 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 camera on.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

English Conversation Group

Saturday, April 17, 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: Number Bots

Saturday, April 17, 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! Learn to draw all kinds of fun robots using only numbers, Roman numerals, and the occasional math symbol. You will not believe all the things you can draw with numbers!! Please enter your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Sunday Serenade Series: Chiara String Quartet

Sunday, April 18, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
The Chiara String Quartet will perform in the comfort of your own home via their YouTube channel – register below and link will be emailed when the recording is available, or simply bookmark the DSO YouTube channel, where you can also find past performances: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUFPCXaP1D7WOBAWbbL-Pww

Concert will be recorded on April 11 -- recording will be emailed when available.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Monday, April 19, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Storytime: Preschool

Monday, April 19, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Tornadoes!

Monday, April 19, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
geared for early elementary
Join us over Zoom for a book and a tornado experiment. Supply kits will be available to pick up at the library beginning April 5. Please register each child that will need a kit. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Art Demonstration: The Value of Sketches

Monday, April 19, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Knowing where you are going with that first stroke is the single most important step in a successful painting. The sketch is like a map to your wildest journey. Large format watercolor artist Michael Ireland will stress the importance of drawing and how it sets the stage for multiple passes of glazes and color washes. Provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OdkWTYVbSVWyFONvE10gjA
Event Type: 
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, April 19, 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

SCORE Business Roundtable: Analogue or Digital Marketing?

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
How to attract and retain good customers is among the hardest tasks for the small business owner. Marketing plays a key role, but what tools should you use? Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a SCORE Certified Small Business Master Mentor, participants will have the opportunity to share, discuss and learn during an open discussion about how to determine customer needs and how to get them to say yes to your product or service offering.

Register in advance for this virtual zoom meeting:
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Roar Roar I'm a Dinosaur Storytime

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
geared for ages 5 and under
ROAR! Are you a dinosaur? Let's roar and listen to dinosaur stories together on Zoom! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

3D Print Club

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 -
3:30pm to 4:00pm
In this 3 session class learn how to use Tinkercad and create your own project that we'll print out on our 3D printer.

Register with the best email address to be invited to our virtual programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

COVID-19 Updates with Dr. Kevin Most

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Dr. Kevin Most from Northwestern Medicine will discuss the differences among the COVID-19 vaccines, including the science behind immunization, the strains of variants, and all the latest up-to-date information on COVID-19. A Q&A will follow the presentation. In partnership with Northwestern Medicine and Winfield Public Library.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_A74LSH0YRXK2286DhcOXeQ
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Toddler Time

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Move and Groove

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Time to get the wiggles out virtually! Join us and we'll move and groove together to fun songs and rhymes! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Crafternoon: Recycled Crafts

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
grades K-6
What can you create from your recyclables? Join us on Zoom as we create recycled masterpieces! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Making Your Dream College a Financial Reality

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
This unique workshop/webinar will demonstrate how some of the most expensive colleges can actually cost less than an in-state university. Families will learn how to compare the net price of college instead of the sticker price and gain financial strategies that can save them thousands of dollars.

This event is a webinar. Please register directly at: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_ZS4eXmwWQLiaLxdsIvBP9w
Event Type: 
Teens
Adults

Craft Along with Creativebug: Wildflower Seed Bombs

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Make a few self-planting seed bombs, just in time for spring! Two business days after registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Information Desk or Curbside April 1 - 21. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.
Also needed: tray, wax paper, apron

This program is provided 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: 
Adults

Earth Day Storytime

Thursday, April 22, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for ages 5 and under
Let's celebrate the Earth together over Zoom! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Nature Bingo

Thursday, April 22, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
geared for grades K-6
Let's play virtual bingo and learn about how to protect our amazing planet! Bingo cards will be available to pick up at the library beginning April 8. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Motown: Music That Moved the World

Thursday, April 22, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

In Detroit in the 1960’s Motown Records produced hits as efficiently as the Ford Motor Company produced automobiles – 110 Top Ten hits to be exact! It was the “Sound of Young America” sung by performers like The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Friday, April 23, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Storytime: Preschool

Friday, April 23, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

English Conversation Group

Saturday, April 24, 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

Teen Volunteers - Book Buddies

Saturday, April 24, 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Interested in volunteering at the library and becoming a reading buddy to kids? Please email teenread@wheatonlibrayr.org to sign up for a time slot at 10, 10:30, 11, or 11:30.
Event Type: 
Teens

Book Buddies: 10 am

Saturday, April 24, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Book Buddies: 10:30 am

Saturday, April 24, 2021 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Book Buddies: 11 am

Saturday, April 24, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Book Buddies: 11:30 am

Saturday, April 24, 2021 -
11:30am to 12:00pm
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Your City @ Home: National Museum of Mexican Art

Saturday, April 24, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Explore the “Nuestras Historias” exhibition which includes works from the museum's permanent collection. Nuestras Historias highlights the Museum’s Permanent Collection to showcase the dynamic and diverse stories of Mexican identity in North America. The exhibition presents cultural identity as something that continually evolves across time, regions, and communities, rather than as a static, unchanging entity, and features ancient Mesoamerican and colonial artifacts, modern Mexican art, folk art, and contemporary works from both sides of the U.S.–Mexican border.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

D&D One Shot

Monday, April 26, 2021 - 6:00pm
Join us for bi-weekly D&D one-shot adventures. We’ll have rotating DMs and you can bring your own character sheets or use one of ours.

Register with the best email to receive an invite to our programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

Nonfiction Book Discussion: The Story of More

Monday, April 26, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Hope Jahren, an award-winning geobiologist, illuminates the link between human consumption habits and our imperiled planet in "The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here." She outlines the projected consequences of global warming and the actions that we all can take to fight back.
Pick up a copy at the Information Desk or Curbside, read, and join this thoughtful discussion.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

How to Use LinkedIn for Job Searching

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
The Peoples Resource Center (PRC) Job Coaches will show you how to leverage the social networking site LinkedIn to enhance your job search and create results. You will learn what LinkedIn is, who uses it, and why people use it for job searching.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

3D Print Club

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 -
3:30pm to 4:00pm
In this 3 session class learn how to use Tinkercad and create your own project that we'll print out on our 3D printer.

Register with the best email address to be invited to our virtual programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

Constellation Art

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6
Join us as we create our own constellations on Zoom! Registered participants can pick up a supply kit from the library starting April 13.
Event Type: 
Children

Anime Club

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you into a specific show, or do you want to learn about a different genre?
Come join in, and we'll discuss our personal favorites.
Register with an email address to get details on how to join.

If you have already registered or joined before, no need to register again, just join us in our Kast viewing room.
Event Type: 
Teens