All Events

Virtual Library Time: Toddler Time

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Move and Groove

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Move and Groove is geared for all ages so the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Read to Animals

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 -
4:00pm to 4:25pm
Grades K-6
Get in your 20 minutes of reading a day while reading to an animal with the DuPage County Animal Services. Pick out a book, ebook, or audiobook to share with a furry friend. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Cook Share

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Do you enjoy exploring and developing recipes, flavors and techniques? Join our virtual discussion to share your adventures in the kitchen.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Make Your Own Music

Thursday, June 4, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Grades 6 and under
Join us for a music filled class with items you have around the house. Learn some new songs and sing some familiar favorites. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: K-2

Thursday, June 4, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Entering grades K-2
Join us for books, activities, and a whole lot of fun! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Geek Talk

Thursday, June 4, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Can't wait for the next Wonder Woman movie to come out? Still looking to discuss the finer details of Avengers: Endgame (and really the whole franchise)? Want to delve into Picard and how he's the best Star Trek captain (or not)? Join us to talk about whatever you geek out over.
Register with an email address to get details on how to join.
Event Type: 
Teens

Virtual Book Discussion: A Gentleman in Moscow

Thursday, June 4, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Virtual Library Time: Great Beginnings

Friday, June 5, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Preschool

Friday, June 5, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Preschool Library Time is geared for 3-5 years but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Friday's class is the same as Monday's class. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Teen Cooking Show

Friday, June 5, 2020 -
3:00pm to 3:30pm
Find on our Youtube page (wheatonlibrary.org/youtube) every Friday at 3pm.

Easy recipes in 5 ingredients or less!
May 29: Quesadillas
June 5: Avocado Toast
June 12: Mac & Cheese
June 19: Peanut Butter Fudge
June 26: Whip Cream
Event Type: 
Teens

Virtual Family Game Night: Trivia

Friday, June 5, 2020 -
6:30pm to 7:15pm
Join us for a virtual family game night via Zoom! Family Game Night:Trivia is geared towards elementary school students with their families but older and younger siblings are welcome to participate. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Family Time

Saturday, June 6, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
For the whole family
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Family time is for the whole family to participate in. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details. On registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Great Beginnings

Monday, June 8, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Preschool

Monday, June 8, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Preschool Library Time is geared for 3-5 years but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Friday's class is the same as Monday's class. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual D&D Club

Monday, June 8, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Have you adventured before, or is this your first time joining a group?
Whichever way, we'll be exploring and you're more than welcome to join our party!
Register with an email address to get details on how to join.

Event Type: 
Teens

Virtual Craft Along with Creativebug: Doodling

Monday, June 8, 2020 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Doodling is playful, relaxing and unleashes your creativity. Join us for a fun hour of doodling prompts with artist Pam Garrison who insists, "You can't make a mistake!" Additional videos in the Creativebug database allow you to continue your exploration of this joyful, expressive outlet.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Virtual Library Time: Bedtime

Monday, June 8, 2020 -
7:30pm to 8:00pm
All ages
Change into you PJs, hop into bed and join us for Bedtime Library Time! Blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals encouraged! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.

Event Type: 
Children

Virtual BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Please join your fellow business owners as they catch up, discuss and share ideas to help your business in these turbulent times.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Virtual Book Taste Breakfast Club

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 -
9:00am to 9:30am
Enjoy your breakfast while the Youth Services staff introduces you to a variety of books one chapter at a time. Each week we'll read the first chapter of a book to whet your appetite for the rest of the story. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Book Discussion: A Gentleman in Moscow

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Virtual ReferenceUSA Workshop Series - Part 2. Intermediate Searching Techniques

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Bob Zielinski, ReferenceUSA, will conduct a 3-week series of timely and informative workshops with Q and A via Zoom.

Part 2. Intermediate Searching Techniques
Take a deeper dive into the data presented in each module and how to conduct combined research between modules.Discover higher level search techniques and how you can use them for your job along with business owners and entrepreneurs.Learn how to extract results into spreadsheets, pdfs and how to email your results from the database.


Future ReferenceUSA Workshops:
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Virtual Anime Club

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
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.

Event Type: 
Teens

Virtual Build Along

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Geared for grades 6 and under
Inspired by our Family Lego and Duplo Nights, we want to build with you virtually. You can use any building materials or supplies you have at home (Legos, Duplos, blocks, boxes, paper, Minecraft, Scratch, etc.) and create something new. We'll reveal the theme at the beginning of the program and you can get to work as a family. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Book Discussion: Little Fires Everywhere

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Grab a beverage and get ready to chat! We will be discussing "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng and comparing it to the new Hulu TV series based on the novel starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

No worries if you haven't read/watched both -- join us anyways, we'd love to hear your thoughts!
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Virtual Book Discussion: A Gentleman in Moscow

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Virtual Library Time: Toddler Time

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Move and Groove

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Move and Groove is geared for all ages so the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Workshop: Small Business COVID-19 Disaster Relief and Recovery

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Director, Program Manager, and Certified Business Advisor, Ute Westphal, at the College of DuPage Small Business Development Center (COD SBDC) will present with Q and A via zoom the current COVID-19 business situation, economic disaster relief, recovery, and how the SBDC can help your business. This Wheaton Public Library BRC interactive program is presented in partnership with the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Virtual Story Train

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Grades K-6
Let's write a story together, line by line. Participants will each add a sentence to our growing story. Who knows where it will go! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Games - Bring Your Own Book

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 - 4:00pm
Join us for some virtual games! This month we'll be playing 'Bring Your Own Book' - similar to Apples to Apples, but instead of choosing from cards players find words or phrases from the book of their choice. All players will need to have a book ready to go.

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

Virtual Read to Animals

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 -
4:00pm to 4:25pm
Grades K-6
Get in your 20 minutes of reading a day while reading to an animal with the DuPage County Animal Services. Pick out a book, ebook, or audiobook to share with a furry friend. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Introduction to Tea

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Discover the wonderful world of tea! Judy Duncan, owner of K'Tizo and Certified Tea Specialist, will provide information about the plant, process, place and preparation. Learn about how tea can benefit your health, relaxation and connection with others.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Make Your Own Music

Thursday, June 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Grades 6 and under
Join us for a music filled class with items you have around the house. Learn some new songs and sing some familiar favorites. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: K-2

Thursday, June 11, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Entering grades K-2
Join us for books, activities, and a whole lot of fun! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Tween Spanish Conversation Club

Thursday, June 11, 2020 -
3:00pm to 3:30pm
Entering grades 3-6
Are you interested in learning some basic Spanish? Join our 3 week conversation club!You will be signed up for all 3 weeks. You'll have the ability to practice speaking Spanish with our instructor and other tweens. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Local Author Fest: Children's Lit

Thursday, June 11, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join local authors of books for children as they read from their work, provide ideas and techniques for drawing children into a story, share educational activities to promote better reading, and answer questions about the writing life.

Featuring:

Nancy Shipley
Glennette Tilley Turner
Colin & Judy Wilkie
Mark Restaino
Jarmila Del Boccio
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Needles in the Bookstacks

Friday, June 12, 2020 - 10:00am
Bring your needlecraft project (knit, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.), make progress on your project, share techniques and skills. Limited instruction provided.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Library Time: Great Beginnings

Friday, June 12, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Preschool

Friday, June 12, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Preschool Library Time is geared for 3-5 years but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Friday's class is the same as Monday's class. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Teen Cooking Show

Friday, June 12, 2020 -
3:00pm to 3:30pm
Find on our Youtube page (wheatonlibrary.org/youtube) every Friday at 3pm.

Easy recipes in 5 ingredients or less!
May 29: Quesadillas
June 5: Avocado Toast
June 12: Mac & Cheese
June 19: Peanut Butter Fudge
June 26: Whip Cream
Event Type: 
Teens

Virtual Trivia

Friday, June 12, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Gather your "QuaranTeam" 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.

Please make sure to join us right at 7pm as we go over instructions. Latecomers will be remain in our waiting room until the beginning of the next round.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Virtual Animal Crossing Meet Up

Friday, June 12, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Have you created a Five-Star Island yet? Are you just starting out, and need a hand? Maybe you just want to grumble about Gulliver. We've got an island set-up where you can come visit and we'll hold gift-exchanges and small competitions for prizes!
Please bring a wrapped gift (gift wrap can be found in Nook's Cranny) that you believe others will enjoy for the exchange (be it Bells, Recipes, Golden Tools, Furniture, or Clothes)!
*You will need a Nintendo Online Subscription to play Nintendo games online with others*
Event Type: 
Teens

Virtual Library Time: Great Beginnings

Monday, June 15, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Preschool

Monday, June 15, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Preschool Library Time is geared for 3-5 years but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Friday's class is the same as Monday's class. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Harry Potter Club

Monday, June 15, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Grades 3-8
Join us for all things Harry Potter through the magic of technology! We'll talk books, characters, and much more. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Library Board Meeting

Monday, June 15, 2020 -
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

Virtual Living Room Conversation: Money in Politics

Monday, June 15, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Be an active participant in respectful discourse with other individuals interested in controversial or complex policy issues. Does "big money" overly influence our elections and the actions of elected officials? Shouldn't corporate leaders be able to use funds to advance their ideas? Come share your thoughts on this timely topic.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Virtual Library Time: Bedtime

Monday, June 15, 2020 -
7:30pm to 8:00pm
All ages
Change into you PJs, hop into bed and join us for Bedtime Library Time! Blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals encouraged! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.

Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Anime Club

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 (All day)
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.

Event Type: 
Teens