All Events

BRC Orientation

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Whether you are starting a business or already an established entity, the Business Resource Center (BRC) can help you in every stage of your journey. Please join us for a virtual orientation to see what we can do for you.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Draw Along

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Grades K-6
Learn how to draw something new in our step-by-step class. Be sure to have paper and something to draw with! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

3D Print Club

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 -
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

Anime Club

Tuesday, November 24, 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

Family Trivia Night: Food Fight

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
geared for grades K-6 with families
Put your food knowledge to the test! Form a culinary team with your family and see how many sweet and savory questions you can get right! Include your email when registering for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

New Moms Book Club: Little Fires Everywhere

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Are you a new mom or a mom with young children looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us via Zoom as we discuss "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng. Copies are not yet available for pick up, please email Courtney below with any questions.

Registration with email address required; Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day of the program.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Clay Critters

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Grades K-6
Let's craft some critters out of clay! Feel free to use your own supplies or registered participants can pick up a supply kit at the library beginning November 4. Include your email address when registering for a link to the event. Limited kits available. Please register to reserve a kit.
Event Type: 
Children

Closing Early at 5pm

Wednesday, November 25, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Closing Early
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Library Closings

Closed

Thursday, November 26, 2020 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Song Safari

Friday, November 27, 2020 - 9:00am
Geared for preschool aged children
Join us for a song safari! In each video, we'll learn and sing about a special animal! Visit the library's YouTube channel (wheatonlibrary.org/youtube) to watch and sing along!
Event Type: 
Children

Wheel of Fun

Friday, November 27, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Grades K-6
Can you stand on one leg for 30 seconds? Would you rather only eat pizza or ice cream for a week? You never know what activities or questions will come up when we spin the wheel of fun.
Event Type: 
Children

Fantastic Food Firsts Recording

Monday, November 30, 2020 (All day)
Watch it anytime!
Register to receive a link to Fantastic Food Firsts, a virtual presentation. Join Chef Al Dente as he tells us the stories behind of some of our favorite foods! Include your email to receive a link to the video that you can watch on your schedule.
Event Type: 
Children

Stuffed Animal Time

Monday, November 30, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
All ages (geared for birth-preschool)
Let's read, sing, and play with our favorite stuffed animals over Zoom! Include your email for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, November 30, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
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

Nonfiction Book Discussion: Book of Joy

Monday, November 30, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships - or, as they would say, because of them - they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World they look back to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering?
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

3D Print Club

Tuesday, December 1, 2020 -
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

All Together Time

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Children of all ages
Let's get together to read, sing, move, and play over Zoom! This storytime is geared for children of all ages.
Event Type: 
Children

Mammoths in Our Midst

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County naturalist Dave Andrusyk will provide an account of the Blackwell Mammoth on display at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center. Learn how this Ice Age mammal lived and how it was discovered in the middle of suburban DuPage County!

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
>https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5__GqCq8T2uWGN2Q_1laXQ
Event Type: 
Adults

Geek Talk: Minecraft

Thursday, December 3, 2020 -
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

Fiction Book Discussion: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

Thursday, December 3, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk" by Kathleen Rooney via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.

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: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Talking About Race: Systemic Racism

Thursday, December 3, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Systemic Racism refers to societal patterns and structures that impose oppressive or otherwise negative conditions on identifiable groups on the basis of race or ethnicity. Oppression may come from business, the government, the health care system, school systems, or the court, among other institutions. Join DEI200 for a panel discussion to learn about the cycle and discuss what systemic racism looks like in our community with local subject matter experts.

Featuring:
Anjali Bharadwa, DEI200 and Moderator
Reggie Champagne, Senior Counsel at Beam Suntory and Historian
Event Type: 
Adults

Song Safari-Recording

Friday, December 4, 2020 - 9:00am
Geared for preschool aged children
Join us for a song safari! In each video, we'll learn and sing about a special animal! Visit the library's YouTube channel (wheatonlibrary.org/youtube) to watch and sing along!
Event Type: 
Children

Stuffed Animal Time

Friday, December 4, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
All ages (geared for birth-preschool)
Let's read, sing, and play with our favorite stuffed animals over Zoom! Include your email for connection details.
Monday and Friday's class will be the same within the same week.
Event Type: 
Children

Teen Take & Make DIY Bags

Saturday, December 5, 2020 (All day)
Sign up for our monthly DIY bags!
Pick up dates:
December 16 : Instagram Coasters
January 13 : Calming Jars
February 17 : Bouncy Balls

Please register with the best email to contact you about pick up details.
Event Type: 
Teens

Teen Take & Make Sweets & Treats

Saturday, December 5, 2020 (All day)
Sign up for our winter Sweets & Treats kit and receive ingredients and directions for delicious goodies!
Pick up date:
December 16 : Hot Chocolate Spoons

Please register with the best email to contact you about pick up details.
Event Type: 
Teens

SAT Practice Test

Saturday, December 5, 2020 -
9:00am to 12:30pm
Students taking the SAT or ACT this winter have a fantastic opportunity to take a free virtual practice test for one of these exams.

StudyPoint is offering the practice test events, and since they're doing so virtually, students can take the practice test from their home. Full length practice tests are the single best way to prepare for the real thing, and participating students receive a detailed analysis that breaks down how they did by section, question type, and content area so they can get a sense for where they might want to do some review prior to the real thing.
Event Type: 
Teens

English Conversation Group

Saturday, December 5, 2020 -
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! Everyone is welcome!
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Teen Book Bag Subscription

Monday, December 7, 2020 (All day)
Register for our Teen Book Bag Subscription. You will receive books in December, January, and February. Enjoy a pre-selected Young Adult book each month. After registering, complete the form below to let us know what genres you love most. Pick up dates for bags will be:
Wednesdays: December 16, January 14, and February 17 .

Subscription Form

Valid Wheaton Public Library Card Required
Event Type: 
Teens

Stuffed Animal Time

Monday, December 7, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
All ages (geared for birth-preschool)
Let's read, sing, and play with our favorite stuffed animals over Zoom! Include your email for connection details.
Monday and Friday's class will be the same within the same week.
Event Type: 
Children

Miss Katie Sings

Monday, December 7, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:30am
early childhood
Join children's music teacher Miss Katie as she leads us through a virtual music class perfect for little ones. If you have a shaker, scarf, and bubbles at home you can use them during our time together. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Craft Along: Winter Wall Hanging

Monday, December 7, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Enjoy paper crafting this season by creating a delightful Winter Scene Wall Hanging with Laura Barto. After registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Information Desk or Curbside between November 16 and December 7. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.
Also needed: high quality liquid glue

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
Event Type: 
Adults

D&D 2.0

Monday, December 7, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
We've started up an additional D&D Club campaign for players.

Our group plays bi-weekly on Mondays from 7-8pm on a private Discord server. If you're interested, please sign up and we'll email you information on how to join us!
Event Type: 
Teens

Wheel of Fun

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6
Can you stand on one leg for 30 seconds? Would you rather only eat pizza or ice cream for a week? You never know what activities or questions will come up when we spin the wheel of fun.
Event Type: 
Children

Anime Club

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 -
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.
Event Type: 
Teens

Chicago River Architecture Tour

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Hillary Marzec from Inside Chicago Walking Tours presents some of the best buildings from architecture tours on the Chicago River, starting from the point that most tourists see — the boat tour view — and then venturing beyond the boat to show you not only some amazing interiors of well-known river tour buildings, but also some street-level details that you would surely miss if you were limited to a boat tour.
Event Type: 
Adults

Fiction Book Discussion: Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss "Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk" by Kathleen Rooney via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.

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: 
Book Discussion
Adults

All Together Time

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Children of all ages
Let's get together to read, sing, move, and play over Zoom! This storytime is geared for children of all ages.
Event Type: 
Children

Among Us Gaming

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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

Roll a Game

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6
Join us for Roll a Game over Zoom! Every roll of the dice is a new challenge or activity! How many points will you get? Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Holiday Photos: from Lights to Loved Ones

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Photographer Jim Frazier will help you take great shots of people, providing tips for candid, portraits, and the dreaded group photo. Avoid closed and red eyes, awkward poses and unnatural expressions. Learn how to take gorgeous pictures of holiday decorations. Discover lighting options and why you should really, really avoid using your camera's flash! Be sure to bring your questions.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
Event Type: 
Adults

DIY No-Sew Fleece Hats

Thursday, December 10, 2020 (All day)
Prepare yourself for the chilly season with a homemade no-sew fleece hat that you can gift yourself, or others.
Printed directions will be handed out alongside fleece material and measuring tape. Scissors not included.

Bags with materials will be able to be picked up throughout the day of the event; if you would prefer to pick up through curbside rather than come into the library, please add a note at the bottom of the registration page or contact the library.
Event Type: 
Teens

Fork Painted Winter Trees with People's Resource Center

Thursday, December 10, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:30am
preschool aged children with parent/caregiver
Join Wheaton Public Library and People's Resource Center for a virtual art project. This month, we're making winter trees! Register for a supply kit that can be picked up at the library beginning November 19. Limited kits available. Include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Homeschool Hangout

Thursday, December 10, 2020 -
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

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

Thursday, December 10, 2020 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Join us via Zoom as Chopra Center certified instructor Stephanie Frantz teaches you a simple mindfulness meditation technique and a stress-buster breathing exercise to relax and increase your overall sense of wellbeing. Explore the benefits of developing a regular meditation practice to improve health, strengthen the immune system and release stress and anxiety.

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
Teens

Song Safari-Recording

Friday, December 11, 2020 - 9:00am
Geared for preschool aged children
Join us for a song safari! In each video, we'll learn and sing about a special animal! Visit the library's YouTube channel (wheatonlibrary.org/youtube) to watch and sing along!
Event Type: 
Children

Stuffed Animal Time

Friday, December 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
All ages (geared for birth-preschool)
Let's read, sing, and play with our favorite stuffed animals over Zoom! Include your email for connection details.
Monday and Friday's class will be the same within the same week.
Event Type: 
Children

Needles in the Bookstacks

Friday, December 11, 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

English Conversation Group

Saturday, December 12, 2020 -
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! Everyone is welcome!
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults