All Events

Tunes with Tim

Monday, December 10, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:45am
All Ages
Whether your child likes to jam to the Beatles or nursery rhymes, Tim will get their feet moving and hands clapping
Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services Desk!
Event Type: 
Children

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:30am
If you love to talk about contemporary fiction, join our Contemporary Book Discussion group. Pick up a copy of the upcoming title at the Checkout Desk. Visit http://wheatonlibrary.org/browse/books/book-discussions for titles.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Nature-telling

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Ages 2-5 with adult
Join a naturalist from Lincoln Marsh at the Wheaton Public Library to listen to a nature-themed story and participate in a related craft and/or activity. Feel free to wear your pajamas to this month's class!
Event Type: 
Children

Bring Your Grown-up to Minecraft Night

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Grades 3-6 with adult
Do you have a grown-up in your life that doesn't have a clue about Minecraft? Is there a favorite adult that loves Minecraft as much as you? Invite them to share a laptop and spend the night mining and crafting! Registration required. One registration per couple.
Event Type: 
Children

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:30am
If you love to talk about contemporary fiction, join our Contemporary Book Discussion group. Pick up a copy of the upcoming title at the Checkout Desk. Visit http://wheatonlibrary.org/browse/books/book-discussions for titles.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Parent Meeting: American Sign Language and the Importance of Child Development

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Presenter: Michelle Simmons
Michelle is a state certified Teacher of the Deaf and is now working with the Birth-3 population as a Developmental Therapist focusing on children with hearing loss. The presentation will give activities to include sign language into your child's daily life. It will also give samples of signs to bring home and use with your family.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Mindfulness Meditation for Holiday Stress

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Chopra Center certified instructor Stephanie Frantz will teach you a simple mindfulness meditation technique and a stress-buster breathing exercise to relax and increase your overall sense of well-being.
Event Type: 
Adults

Holiday Storytime

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:45am
Ages 3-5 without an adult
Enjoy stories, songs, and a craft!
Drop-in
Event Type: 
Children
Drop-in Program

DuPage Housing Information Table

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
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.

Make & Take: Upcycled Holiday Ornaments

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Shari Pontillo of Twisted Fiber will show you how to create ornaments out of wine corks, scraps of wood, wooden block toys, and more.

Space is limited, registration required. Adults only, please.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
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, December 14, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
BYOP (Bring Your Own Project) and join us for stitching, music, and conversation. Open to all with basic to advanced knitting knowledge.

Some pattern ideas and needles available.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

No registration required.
Event Type: 
Adults

Movie Matinee: Zoo

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save 'Buster' the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941. 1h 37min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
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

Family Ugly Holiday Sweater Competition

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Grades K-6 with adult(s)
Do you have what it takes to make the ugliest holiday sweater? Sign up for our competition to find out. We'll provide the plain shirt and all the decorating materials. Work together as a family to decorate your creation and prizes will be awarded to the winning designs! Registration required. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Family Music for Toddlers

Monday, December 17, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Ages 15 months-4 years old
Join your toddler in singing, chanting, moving, dancing and listening in this fun musical experience. Presented by Nancy Kempe, MUSIKGARTEN instructor. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Library Board Meeting

Monday, December 17, 2018 -
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

Christmas at Marshall Field’s

Monday, December 17, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season was complete without a visit to Marshall Field’s. This presentation traces the store’s beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas tree, the holiday window displays, the toy department, Cozy Cloud cottage, and the Christmas catalog.
Event Type: 
Adults

Movie Matinee: The Man Who Invented Christmas

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

The journey that led to Charles Dickens' creation of "A Christmas Carol," a timeless tale that would redefine Christmas. 1h 44min.
Event Type: 
Movie

DIY Ornament Design

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
For those with an artistic vibe and want to put their own spin on the holidays, join us as we provide items necessary to assist in decorating your own ornaments.
Event Type: 
Teens

Family Lego Night

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 -
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, December 18, 2018 -
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 7 Habits of Highly Effective People: Powerful Lessons in Personal Change, by Stephen R. Covey
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Wheaton Science Theater at Dry City

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Dry City Brew Works and WPL have teamed up to bring you a classic cinematic experience! Come by the taproom on Tuesday, December 18 to watch the cult classic "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" on the projector screen stage.

The movie starts at 7pm, but the doors will open at 6pm so come early to grab a few pints and some good seats before the movie!

This program is held at Dry City Brew Works at 120 N. Main St, Wheaton, IL.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 -
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

Gaming Club

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 -
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

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, December 20, 2018 -
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, December 20, 2018 -
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: Meet Me in St. Louis (1944)

Thursday, December 20, 2018 -
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.

In the year leading up to the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair, the four Smith daughters learn lessons of life and love, even as they prepare for a reluctant move to New York. 1h 53min.
Event Type: 
Movie
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, December 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Tween Taste Test: Candy Canes

Friday, December 21, 2018 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades 3-6
Which flavor will win? Come taste and vote on your favorite. Please be aware of possible food allergies.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, December 22, 2018 -
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

LIBRARY CLOSED

Monday, December 24, 2018 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

LIBRARY CLOSED

Tuesday, December 25, 2018 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Andertoons Superhero Drawing Class: Grades K-2

Thursday, December 27, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Grades K-2
Join cartoonist Mark Anderson for an afternoon of drawing superheroes and villains!
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Andertoons Superhero Drawing Class: Grades 3-6

Thursday, December 27, 2018 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Grades 3-6
Join cartoonist Mark Anderson for an afternoon of drawing superheroes and villains!
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

DuPage Housing Information Table

Thursday, December 27, 2018 -
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.

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, December 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Sensory Movie: Frozen Sing-along

Friday, December 28, 2018 -
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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, December 29, 2018 -
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

New Year's Eve BINGO

Monday, December 31, 2018 -
1:00pm to 1:45pm
All ages, children under 8 must be accompanied by an adult.
Pick up a BINGO card and get ready to listen for your lucky numbers! Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services Desk beginning December 10.
Event Type: 
Children

Closing Early at 5pm

Monday, December 31, 2018 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Closing Early
Event Type: 
Library Closings

LIBRARY CLOSED

Tuesday, January 1, 2019 -
9:00am to 9:00pm
Closed all day
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Cosley Zoo presents Home Sweet Habitat

Wednesday, January 2, 2019 -
1:00pm to 1:45pm
Ages 3 and up
Learn all about animal habitats and adaptations with a Cosley Zoo educator and live animals! Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services Desk beginning December 12.
Event Type: 
Children

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, January 2, 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

Sew a Critter: 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 3, 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

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, January 3, 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

Sew a Critter: 3:00 p.m.

Thursday, January 3, 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

DuPage Housing Information Table

Thursday, January 3, 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.

Anime Club

Thursday, January 3, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:45pm
Join us on the first Thursday of every month starting in Jan for Anime Club. Do you prefer Subbed or Dubbed? Are you a fan of Shojo or Shonen? Are you up to the latest episode of My Hero Academia, or are you more of a fan of classics like Initial D?
Event Type: 
Teens