All Events

Spanish Storytime

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Birth-5 years old with caregiver
Join us for stories and songs in Spanish.
Pick up name tags beginning 30 minutes prior to storytime. Limit 25 children per class. No registration required.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 2pm

Tuesday, October 22, 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

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Emmett's Brewing Company at 121 W. Front St. in 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

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Wednesday, October 23, 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, October 23, 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, October 23, 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

Census 2020 Recruiting

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 -
1:30pm to 5:30pm
Looking to make some extra income while helping your community? Consider a job with the 2020 Census. A Census Bureau Recruiter will be here to answer your questions and help you apply.
Event Type: 
Adults

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades K-2

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-2
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build, run and jump, make music, and make a mess. It's a totally new kind of math club! Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Make & Take: Halloween Spider Web

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Create a spider web pumpkin- or planter-pick to greet your trick-or-treaters next week
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

NEW TIME 6:30 PM - Workshop: Explore Hiring Yourself

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Presented by Bill Schrack, SCORE certified mentor, this workshop provides the tools and resources that compare having a job vs franchise ownership so you can gain the fundamentals to make the best decisions for your future.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Thursday, October 24, 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

Thursday, October 24, 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

Thursday, October 24, 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

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 11am

Thursday, October 24, 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

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades 3-5

Thursday, October 24, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-5
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build, run and jump, make music, and make a mess. It's a totally new kind of math club! Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2016

Thursday, October 24, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn how to use this desktop publishing software to create posters, cards, brochures, and more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Phantom of the Opera with Live Organ

Thursday, October 24, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Jay Warren plays the organ accompanying the 1925 classic, Phantom of the Opera.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, October 24, 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

Lions Vision Screening

Friday, October 25, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Ages 6 months and up
Provided in partnership with Wheaton Lions Club. Easy vision screening to quickly and accurately detect vision issues. Vision screening does not replace a complete eye exam by a doctor or optometrist. No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Great Beginnings:10am

Friday, October 25, 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

Friday, October 25, 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

Friday, October 25, 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

Friday, October 25, 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

Movie Matinee: All is True

Friday, October 25, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare. 1h 41min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, October 26, 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

Spooky Fun Family Yoga

Saturday, October 26, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:15am
Ages 4 years old-6th grade with caregivers
A fun way to get into the Halloween season as we become bats, make a witches brew, and laugh together. Costumes are encouraged as long as children can move freely and do yoga! Please bring a yoga mat if you have one.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Home History Research Help Drop-in

Saturday, October 26, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ever wonder how old your house is? Who lived there in the past? What it looked like originally? Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture--visit WPL to discover available resources, where to find them and what each reveals. Walk-ins are welcome, although reservations are recommended. Please call 630-868-7520 for a half-hour appointment.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy
Teens

Storytime: Great Beginnings:10am

Monday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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

Computers for Beginners Part II

Monday, October 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
This is the next step from the Absolute Beginners class. Review the basics and learn more about how Windows works, how to save files to a USB memory stick, and how the computer file system is organized.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings:11am

Monday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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

D&D Club

Monday, October 28, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you curious about the world of Dungeons and Dragons, but unsure how to gather a group or start a campaign?
Stop by and we’ll provide pre-made characters (or provide one yourself) and we’ll teach you the basics of how a group of heroes can save (or destroy) the world!
Event Type: 
Teens

Family Storytime

Monday, October 28, 2019 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
Read books, sing songs, and discover new ways to play. Fun for the whole family!
Event Type: 
Storytime
Drop-in Program
Children

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, October 28, 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

True Story Book Club

Monday, October 28, 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 Workshop: Why am I Not Landing a Job?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Have you had several interviews, but no offer? This workshop is for you! We will discuss a few thing to consider: what do they mean by not a good fit, maybe you are not selling your skills, and it might not be you, it’s them!

For more information, please contact Anna Marie MacDonald at the Goodwill/Workforce Connection at 630-576-4661.
Event Type: 
Adults

Spanish Storytime

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Birth-5 years old with caregiver
Join us for stories and songs in Spanish.
Pick up name tags beginning 30 minutes prior to storytime. Limit 25 children per class. No registration required.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 2pm

Tuesday, October 29, 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

Anime Club

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month 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

Home History Research Help Drop-in

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ever wonder how old your house is? Who lived there in the past? What it looked like originally? Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture--visit WPL to discover available resources, where to find them and what each reveals. Walk-ins are welcome, although reservations are recommended. Please call 630-868-7520 for a half-hour appointment.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy
Teens

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn the basics of this incredibly versatile spreadsheet program. Creating charts, sorting, simple formulas, and basic formatting are covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

TED Talks: Choosing the Good Life

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for TED talk screenings and a community discussion focusing on happiness. Learn how to create more joy in your life, how meaning beats happiness, and the importance of social connections. After the videos, there will be a time to share ideas, ask questions, and discuss the topic as a group.
Event Type: 
Adults

Wheaton Science Theater at Dry City

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
WPL and Dry City have teamed up again to bring you another Wheaton Science Theater! Join us at Dry City for a screening of the cult classic, “Carnival of Souls.” Laughter guaranteed.

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! Also, feel free to bring your own food.

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

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Wednesday, October 30, 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, October 30, 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, October 30, 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

Make & Take: Papel Picado

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
In honor of Wheaton's Day of the Dead celebration November 2, drop-in the Arts & Culture Center on the library's main floor to create your own colorful Papel picado decorations. This Mexican folk art craft will involve cutting elaborate designs into tissue paper.
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

Teen Gaming

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stop by the Teenspace to play some Super Smash Bros Ultimate or Mario Kart 8.
Event Type: 
Teens