All Events

Sensory Movie: Boss Baby

Monday, February 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:45am
All ages
Join us for this sensory friendly viewing for children of all abilities! Feel free to talk, dance, and sing along! We'll have the subtitles on, the lights turned up, and the volume turned down. Come and go as needed. No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children
Drop-in Program

Stroke Education & Prevention

Monday, February 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join Ryan Keiler, Stroke Education Coordinator of Northwestern Medicine as he presents on the common risk factors for stroke, warning signs, and correct actions to take when stroke occurs. Coffee provided.
Event Type: 
Adults

Sew a Critter: 1:00 p.m.

Monday, February 18, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Grades 3-6
Hand sew your very own felt creature to take home with you! Make an animal, monster, or your own design! Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Movie: Christopher Robin

Monday, February 18, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
All ages
Rated PG
Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services Desk beginning January 28.
Event Type: 
Children

Sew a Critter: 3:00 p.m.

Monday, February 18, 2019 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades 3-6
Hand sew your very own felt creature to take home with you! Make an animal, monster, or your own design! Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Prep Your Spring/Summer Attire

Monday, February 18, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Do you have some old bland shirts or shorts/pants that can use some sprucing up? Bring some of your clothes and we’ll bring some upgrade-ables.
Event Type: 
Teens

Library Board Meeting

Monday, February 18, 2019 -
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

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -
8:30am to 9:30am
How did Apple design the iPhone to be so addictive? How did Amazon take over ecommerce? These Silicon Valley greats use a design methodology called Human Centered Design (HCD) which puts "people" before "things" and helps businesses solve hard problems or launch a new strategy.

Please join us as our meet up member, Tony Woodall, introduces HCD to help your business launch an effective marketing campaign.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor. Hot coffee and light refreshments.

Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Movie Matinee: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Documentary)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers. This film is a documentary. 1h 34min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Google Sheets

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Balance your finances or organize your contacts with this versatile spreadsheet software. Data entry, formulas, formatting, charts, sharing and saving are included.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Family Lego Night

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Grades K-6 with adult(s)
Work together to create some spectacular creations out of Legos. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Business and Career coach Vickie Austin highlights new and classic business books for busy executives, employees, and entrepreneurs. Don’t worry if you haven’t read the book!

This month's title: The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work that Wows and Jobs that Last, by Tom Peters
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 -
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

SCORE Roundtable: What Should You Know About Cash Flow?

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Cash is king! Managing your cash flow – revenue and expenses – is a critical issue for all business owners. Poorly managed cash flow is a primary reason for business failure. You worked hard to get the sale. Don’t let the profits slip away. Join your fellow entrepreneurs to discuss how to make your cash work for you.

Tom Drouin, Certified Small Business Mentor with SCORE Fox Valley facilitates

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.

Please note: The original topic for this Roundtable was changed to the above.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, February 21, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Representatives from NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) DuPage will be at an information table on the main floor to answer questions about their services.
Event Type: 
Adults

DuPage Housing Information Table

Thursday, February 21, 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Members of the DuPage County Continuum of Care will staff an information table on the library's main floor to help those in need of securing affordable housing.

Classic Movie Night: Roman Holiday (1953)

Thursday, February 21, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us in Meeting Room A (large room on lower level) to learn about and discuss the featured movie of the month.

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. 1h 58min.
Event Type: 
Movie
Adults

Painting Workshop: Cozy Winter Cottage

Thursday, February 21, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Northern lights soar above a cozy winter cottage nestled in a pine forest. Learn to use some basic watercolor pencil techniques like gradated washes, wet on wet, dry brush and more. Then create your own beautiful painting under the guidance of art teacher Christine Thornton.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, February 21, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Movie Matinee: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Friday, February 22, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past. 1h 54min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Expand your Excel know how! This class covers conditional formatting and filtering, layout options, working across multiple sheets, plus more about formulas, charts and tables.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
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!
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

TAG (Teen Advisory Group)

Saturday, February 23, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Create your space and earn volunteer hours. The Teen Advisory Group will be part of creating teen programs/activities and give input on books and materials purchased for teens. For more info check out our TAG page, www.wheatonlibrary.org/teens/TAG.
Grades 6-12
Event Type: 
Teens

Sewing Machine Basics

Monday, February 25, 2019 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Grades 3-6
Learn a bit about the library's sewing machines and practice some basic sewnig! Registration required. Please register for only one session.
Event Type: 
Children

True Story Book Club

Monday, February 25, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
True Story Book Club is Wheaton Library's nonfiction book discussion which meets the last Monday of the month (with the exception of holidays). Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk to join the group.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Job Club

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us if you’re looking for a job or need help with a resume or interview preparation. Meet in Study Room E on the 2nd floor. For more information, please contact Anna Marie MacDonald at the Goodwill/Workforce Connection at 630-576-4661.
Event Type: 
Adults

Microsoft Excel 2016: Pivot Tables

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Expand your Excel knowledge by learning how pivot tables work.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Dry City Brew Works downtown Wheaton on the 4th Tuesday of the month and meet some new mom friends!

Pick up book copies at Circulation Desk. For book titles, visit wheatonlibrary.org/browse/books/book-discussions
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

SCORE Workshop: Learn How LinkedIn Can Help Brand Your Business

Tuesday, February 26, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
LinkedIn is more than a job search tool, it is a branding platform essential to your marketing plan. Tajuana Ross, also known as the LinkedIn Professor, will share tools, tips, ideas, and the most common pitfalls to avoid when building your brand.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Bring your needlecraft project (knit, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.), make progress on your project, share techniques and skills. Limited instruction provided. Some materials available.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

No registration required
Event Type: 
Adults

Gaming Club

Wednesday, February 27, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Drop in and play some games! Our Nintendo Switch will be set up and will have laptops available for Minecraft or Fortnite. We’ll also have tabletop games and cards. Participants are welcome to bring their own consoles and games!
Event Type: 
Teens

DuPage Housing Information Table

Thursday, February 28, 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Members of the DuPage County Continuum of Care will staff an information table on the library's main floor to help those in need of securing affordable housing.

Microsoft Office 2016: Mail Merge

Thursday, February 28, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Learn how to generate form letters, envelopes, or mailing labels in Microsoft Word using data from an Excel spreadsheet.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

The Underground Railroad in Illinois

Thursday, February 28, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Author and Wheaton resident Glennette Tilley Turner gives a presentation about her book, The Underground Railroad in Illinois.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, February 28, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Pop-up Play to Learn with DuPage Children's Museum

Friday, March 1, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Birth-5 years with caregiver
STEM/STEAM traveling exhibits come to WPL! DuPage Children's Museum has carefully chosen to limit exhibit subject matter to science, art, math, and where the content intersects.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, March 2, 2019 -
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!
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

FamilySearch.org: The Ultimate Free, Online Genealogy Resource

Saturday, March 2, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
FamilySearch.org is the largest, free genealogy resource on the internet. As a new FamilySearch affiliate library, discover what additional digital records are available at Wheaton Public Library and how to access them. Learn how to search the catalog, add photos, stories and documents to your account and view FamilySearch’s digitized books.

Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Storytime: Great Beginnings:10am

Monday, March 4, 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

Monday, March 4, 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

Monday, March 4, 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

Monday, March 4, 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

Family Storytime

Monday, March 4, 2019 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
Read books, sing songs, and discover new ways to play. Fun for the whole family!
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime
Drop-in Program

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 2pm

Tuesday, March 5, 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

Getting Started with Arduinos

Tuesday, March 5, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn the basics of programming and building circuits with the Arduino microcontroller with Workshop 88. Learn more about the Arduino at www.arduino.cc.
Event Type: 
Teens

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Wednesday, March 6, 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, March 6, 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, March 6, 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

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, March 6, 2019 -
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

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Thursday, March 7, 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