All Events

Teen Take & Make DIY Bags

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 (All day)
Sign up for our monthly DIY bags!
Pick up date: August 12

August: Picture Frame Decorating

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

Virtual Library Time: Toddler Time

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Move and Groove

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Time to get the wiggles out! Join us and we'll move and groove together to fun songs and rhymes! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Super Smash Bros Afternoon

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join our Super Smash Bros battle arena for an afternoon of gaming.
Sign up with the best email address to get an invite to our programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

Attracting Hummingbirds to Your Yard

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The acrobatic flight capabilities and colorful plumage of hummingbirds intrigue us. Denis Kania of the DuPage Birding Club has traveled around the world to see 212 different species. Learn about local Ruby-Throated Hummingbirds and how to make your yard appealing to these amazing creatures.
Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e-1-W8MHQIaSBk_QsJJrWA
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Make Your Own Music: Grade 2 and under

Thursday, August 6, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Grades 2 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, August 6, 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

Geek Talk: Musicals

Thursday, August 6, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Have you watched 'Hamilton' more times than you can count? Know all the words to 'Dear Evan Hansen'? Followed Andrew Lloyd Webber's YouTube page when he was streaming free musicals? Drop into our musical edition of Geek Talk to chat about the musicals you love most, play some musical would you rather, and test your theater knowledge!

Sign up with the best email address to send the login information for our virtual programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

Virtual Library Time: Great Beginnings

Friday, August 7, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Preschool

Friday, August 7, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Preschool Library Time is geared for 3-5 years. 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 Library Time: Great Beginnings

Monday, August 10, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Preschool

Monday, August 10, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Preschool Library Time is geared for 3-5 years. 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 Craft Along

Monday, August 10, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Grades K-6
Join us for a virtual craft along via Zoom and create along side Youth Services staff! Enter your email address for connection details and supplies.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Drum Jam

Monday, August 10, 2020 -
6:00pm to 6:30pm
Grades 3-6
5 week camp
Are you ready to rock out? Grab your sticks and let's jam to some new rhythms! No drumming experience is necessary and any type of rhythm sticks can be used during the program (including pencils). Please enter your email address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Navigating School for Fall

Monday, August 10, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Shannon Brown, Professor of Education at College of DuPage, will help you prepare for back-to-school in its various forms. She will share tips for addressing last spring's challenges, discuss best practices in education, and explore strategies for academic and social-emotional success. There will be plenty of time for questions!

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_wkqXvP9JRAyUGhZqbS8DCg
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Draw Along

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:30am
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

Virtual Mystery Storytime

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Grades 2 and under
Can you solve the mystery? Join us for some mysterious stories and activities.
Event Type: 
Children

Anime Club

Tuesday, August 11, 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

Women of Cantigny

Tuesday, August 11, 2020 -
7:00pm to 7:45pm
A lack of male heirs propelled the women in the Medill, McCormick and Patterson families to do amazing things. From serving in Congress, breaking flight records, winning the Pulitzer Prize and owning their own newspapers, each woman has a fascinating story. Presented by Laurie Russell, formerly of the Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vpGMvpeXRQezSckVOdG4jg
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Library Time: Toddler Time

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Move and Groove

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Time to get the wiggles out! Join us and we'll move and groove together to fun songs and rhymes! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Tweens

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Entering grades 3-6
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

Women's Suffrage Centennial Celebration

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Gain new insight and appreciation for the privilege of voting! Historians and educators Llona and Lynn Steele will provide a retrospective of the Women's Suffrage movement, from national Women's Rights advocates to local luminaries, as well as the history of the League of Women Voters.
Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
>https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_FkQsUHlbSySk--sLJh1szA
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Make Your Own Music: Grade 3-6

Thursday, August 13, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Grades 3-6
Join us for a music filled class with items you have around the house. This program contains fun songs and activities geared for older children. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: K-2

Thursday, August 13, 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, August 13, 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.
Event Type: 
Teens

Fermilab: A Frontier History

Thursday, August 13, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Today, Fermilab is the United States' premier particle physics and accelerator laboratory and a world leader in these fields. But how did we get here?
Event Type: 
Adults

Writers' Group

Thursday, August 13, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The WPL Writers' Group will be meeting via Zoom! Facilitated by local author and library staff member, Karen Schreck, we provide a supportive and consistent environment for writers of all genres, ages eighteen years of age and up.

Whether you are an aspiring writer or a published author, whether you seek inspiration for your material, or you are drafting, revising, or editing your manuscript, our community will supply you with prompts and exercises, time and space to write, and, if you so choose, the opportunity to share your work and receive constructive feedback.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Needles in the Bookstacks

Friday, August 14, 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, August 14, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Preschool

Friday, August 14, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Preschool Library Time is geared for 3-5 years. 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 It's a Mystery!

Friday, August 14, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Grades 3-6
Join us for an afternoon game of intrigue. Whodunit? Maybe you did it.
Event Type: 
Children

Trivia Night

Friday, August 14, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Gather your "QuaranTeam" (individuals welcome, too!) 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

D&D Club

Monday, August 17, 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 Drum Jam

Monday, August 17, 2020 -
6:00pm to 6:30pm
Grades 3-6
5 week camp
Are you ready to rock out? Grab your sticks and let's jam to some new rhythms! No drumming experience is necessary and any type of rhythm sticks can be used during the program (including pencils). Please enter your email address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Library Board Meeting

Monday, August 17, 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

Craft Along with Creativebug: Collage

Monday, August 17, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Follow collage artist Danielle Krysa as she demonstrates how to select, cut, and combine found images. We will have fun creating new scenes and imaginative compositions using pictures from magazines.

Supplies needed: 3-5 sheets of blank paper, scissors, craft glue or glue stick, full pages from old books, magazines, and/or ads featuring large images of people, animals, landscapes and textures.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, August 18, 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

SCORE Roundtable: Making & Keeping Customer Connections

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Customers are hiding in plain sight, but it is very hard to see them in the isolation environment. How do your existing customers know you are still there and how do new customers find you? In cooperation with the Wheaton Public Library, join SCORE’s Tom Drouin, Master Mentor and facilitator, for a lively conversation about finding and retaining good customers.

Registration limited to 13 participants in order to give all attendees an opportunity to contribute.

Register in advance for this virtual zoom meeting:
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Anime Club

Tuesday, August 18, 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

Bloomin' Bulbs

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Flowering bulbs add color to our gardens from early spring to late fall, blooming in many colors, shapes, sizes and heights. Tips on common and not so common bulbs and their allies including colors, planting, watering issues, and pointers on their use as cut flowers will be discussed. Presented by Nancy Bell, Master Gardener of the University of Illinois Extension program.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_cOlLcYjXQHWCy4ZvolK-Kw
Event Type: 
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, August 18, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm
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: Return on Integrity: The Individual’s Journey to the One Essential Thing by John G. Blumberg

Register in advance for this virtual zoom meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEpc-qgpjMrHtVGQHW18bTAuCr51vRobiRz
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Virtual Literary Build Along

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
All ages (geared for preschool and under)
Let's read a book and build together!
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Super Smash Bros Afternoon

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Join our Super Smash Bros battle arena for an afternoon of gaming.
Sign up with the best email address to get an invite to our programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

Summer Sunflower Journal

Wednesday, August 19, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Create a beautiful covered journal to capture all your sweet summer thoughts with Stampin-Up's Laura Barto. After registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Information Desk or Curbside between August 3-18, while supplies last. Please allow 2 business days to process. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.
Also needed: glue

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
>https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SBkeyWiEQxqBl9hd11ZVYw
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Wheel of Fun

Thursday, August 20, 2020 -
4:00pm to 4:20pm
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

Learn Effectively at Home

Thursday, August 20, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Help your student keep focused and achieve their academic goals while learning at home part- or full-time. Studying smarter is more effective than studying harder. C2 Education Wheaton will help you get organized and handle school this fall like a pro! The presentation will be followed by time for Q&A.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MdjnuDHtSfm3svAVNnA-CA
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens