All Events

Harry Potter Fan Club

Monday, April 23, 2018 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm
Grades 4-8
Join the Anti-Umbridge League for all things Harry Potter! One registration is for all 3 dates.
Event Type: 
Children

Budget Workshop

Monday, April 23, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The focus of this workshop is to instruct each attendee on the process of creating and evaluating a monthly family budget to better manage personal finances and resources. You will learn how to establish a “spending plan,” track your income, expenses, and develop strategies to save money. Developing a “spending plan” promotes smart spending choices today, while preparing for tomorrow.
Event Type: 
Adults

Job Club

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 -
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

Cam Day!

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All Ages!
Visit the library and say hello to our Library dog, Cam Barker! Cam earned his certificate through Alliance of Therapy Dogs.
Event Type: 
Children

Identity Theft: Keep it Safe

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
This workshop will discuss how federal deposit insurance protects deposits, how to guard against identity theft, how to prevent elder financial abuse, how the various types of insurance will help you manage risks, the need to plan for unexpected death or disability, and how to be financially prepared for disasters. Presented by Dora Cheila-Georganas of Wheaton Bank and Trust.

This program is part of Money Smart Week 2018. For more information, visit moneysmartweek.org
Event Type: 
Adults

Night Owls – Painting Workshop

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
First you'll draw an owl on watercolor paper under Christine's step by step guidance. Then you'll learn to paint with watercolor pencils, bringing your owl to life with colors of your choice.
Meeting Room C
Event Type: 
Teens

What’s Your Retirement Game Plan?

Tuesday, April 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Are you on track to retire? Will you outlive your money? Learn about retirement strategies that work and will give you peace of mind about your future. Presented by Joshua Lindsay of Primerica.

This program is part of Money Smart Week 2018. For more information, visit moneysmartweek.org
Event Type: 
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
All New! Bring your needlecraft project (knit, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery), 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

Financial Planning Workshop

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
This workshop will discuss the critical components a financial plan, how to choose the right advisor, and how to build your way to financial independence. Attendees will learn the 10 questions you should ask any advisor, how to prioritize their investment goals, and create a foundation to form their custom plan. Presented by Matt Laufenberg, Managing Director of GlobalMacro Partners.

This program is part of Money Smart Week 2018. For more information, visit moneysmartweek.org
Event Type: 
Adults

Teen Service Club

Thursday, April 26, 2018 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Help with projects around the library or that benefit local organizations. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!

Service club members will earn volunteer hours for their work and will be required to complete an application before their first meeting.
Event Type: 
Teens

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, April 26, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Add and edit pictures, tables, WordArt, columns, bullet points, and much more. This class is recommended for those who would like more than a basic understanding of Word.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Medicare 101

Thursday, April 26, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
David Wylly of the Medicare Solutions Network returns to explain what Medicare covers, what it doesn't, and your potential out-of-pocket exposure. He will also discuss Supplements, Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost-saving strategies for the future.

This program is part of Money Smart Week 2018. For more information, visit moneysmartweek.org
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, April 26, 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

Google Docs

Saturday, April 28, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Create documents, resumes, business cards and more with Google’s word processing software. Basic editing, formatting, layout, inserting objects, printing, sharing and saving are covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, April 28, 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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Kids and Teens Craft Sale

Saturday, April 28, 2018 -
12:00pm to 2:00pm
Grade 1-8
Pick up an application form at the Youth Services desk. Please return completed forms and a sample craft item to the Youth Services desk by April 7.
Event Type: 
Children
Teens

Home History Research Help

Saturday, April 28, 2018 -
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--drop by the library to discover available resources and learn about the Wheaton Register of Historic Places. The event is free and open to the public. Drop-ins welcome but reservations are recommended.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Home History Research Help

Monday, April 30, 2018 -
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--drop by the library to discover available resources and learn about the Wheaton Register of Historic Places. The event is free and open to the public. Drop-ins welcome but reservations are recommended.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Low Vision Tech Petting Zoo

Monday, April 30, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Technology is growing by leaps and bounds to meet the needs of individuals with vision impairments. Come learn about all the new and exciting developments! Portable magnification screens, electronic monoculars, and wearable artificial vision devices will be featured. Knowledgeable staff from Enhanced Vision and Spectrios Institute for Low Vision will be on available to answer questions and hands on learning is encouraged! Refreshments provided.
Event Type: 
Adults

True Story Book Club

Monday, April 30, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
True Story Book Club is Wheaton Library's Non-Fiction book discussion which meets the last monday of the month (unless there's a holiday). Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk to join the group.

This month's book: Night Sky with Exit Wounds by: Ocean Vuong
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 -
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

Voter Registration

Tuesday, May 1, 2018 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Stop by the table on the main floor to register to vote. Provided by the League of Women Voters. Registrations are not done less than 28 days before an election.
Event Type: 
Voter Registration
Adults

Wednesday English Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, May 2, 2018 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Attention English language learners! Join our Literacy DuPage volunteers in Café on the Park for a fun afternoon conversation group. Enjoy coffee, tea, and great food from the café while you meet friendly people and practice your skills. If the weather is nice, the group will be held on the patio near Adams Park! No signup, so just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, May 2, 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

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, May 3, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Representatives from NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) DuPage will be at an information table on the first floor near the Circulation Desk to answer questions about their services.
Event Type: 
Adults

Art Club

Thursday, May 3, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-6
Come create art at the library. Artwork will be displayed in the Youth Services Department. One registration is for all 3 dates.
March 8 (Chalk Art), April 5 (Mixed Media), May 3 (3D Art)
Event Type: 
Children

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, May 3, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, May 3, 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

Fridays at the Movies: Only the Brave

Friday, May 4, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Shown with Closed Captioning.

Based on the true story of the Granite Mountain Hotshots, a group of elite firefighters who risk everything to protect a town from a historic wildfire. 2h 14min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Google Sheets

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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

Free Comic Book Day & Star Wars Day

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Grab a free comic and take pictures with members of the 501st Legion in full Star Wars gear!
Event Type: 
Teens
Adults

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, May 5, 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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Movie: Star Wars: The Last Jedi

Saturday, May 5, 2018 -
1:30pm to 4:30pm
Continue the Star Wars celebration and join us for a showing of 'The Last Jedi'.
Event Type: 
Teens
Adults

Family Storytime

Monday, May 7, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
All ages
Read books, sing songs, and discover new ways to play. Fun for the whole family!
Event Type: 
Children

Colonel Robert R. McCormick: The Colonel of Cantigny

Monday, May 7, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
This year celebrates the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Cantigny, the first major U.S. offensive victory of WWI. The Battle of Cantigny was a defining moment in the life of local resident and iconic publisher of the Chicago Tribune, Colonel Robert R. McCormick. Jeffrey Anderson, Interpretation Manager at the Robert R. McCormick House located at Cantigny Park will share insights into the Colonel’s military service and its lasting impact on his life and legacy.

This program is co-sponsored by the City of Wheaton Historic Commission as part of Preservation Month.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 8, 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, May 8, 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.
Event Type: 
Children

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, May 8, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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

Family Lego Night

Tuesday, May 8, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, May 9, 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

Give Back Club

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm
Grades 3-6
Help us give back to our community and make a difference. One registration is for all 3 dates.
March 14 (Willowbrook Wildlife Center), April 11 (Police and Fire Departments), May 9 (DuPage Animal Control)
Event Type: 
Children

Coding Club

Wednesday, May 9, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Start learning about programming languages and coding skills using Codecademy.
Event Type: 
Teens

Buying on eBay

Thursday, May 10, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Learn how to set up an eBay account, find and purchase items, and pay for purchases using PayPal.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Friends Annual Meeting and Concert

Thursday, May 10, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Make some new Friends at the Friends of Wheaton Public Library Annual Meeting. After a brief business meeting, musician Rick Pickren will perform old time Rock ‘N Roll classics. Light refreshments will be served.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, May 10, 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

Fridays at the Movies: Same Kind of Different as Me

Friday, May 11, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning.

International art dealer Ron Hall must befriend a dangerous homeless man in order to save his struggling marriage to his wife, a woman whose dreams will lead all three of them on the journey of their lives. 2h.
Event Type: 
Movie