All Events

Storytime: Toddler Time (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Tween Creative Writing Workshop

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:45am
grades 3-6
Join us on the West Plaza for a creative writing workshop. We'll play around with different forms of writing including concrete poetry, mad libs, and more! To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket or beach towel to sit on.
Event Type: 
Children

Art Studio (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
grades K-6
Let's make some art together over Zoom! Registered participants can pick up an art kit from the library beginning June 9. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Craft Along with Creativebug: Felt Flowers (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Inspired by Frida, make some felt flowers to decorate a hair accessory, lampshade, wreath, picture frame or gift. Two business days after registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Information Desk or Curbside May 24 - June 16. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.

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

Teen Art Club (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Come and discuss your newest creations, what you've been working on, and what inspires you. Teens will have a chance to share their art work and work on their current project. Each meeting will have a loose theme, but feel free to bring and share anything your working on.

March 17: Characters
April 14: Sketching
May 12: Chalk Art

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

Sticker Bingo (virtual): 10am

Thursday, June 17, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for children with caregiver
Join us on Zoom for a game of sticker bingo. Registered participants can pick up a bingo kit from the library beginning June 9. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Job Search Workshop: Time Management (Virtual)

Thursday, June 17, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Ever wonder why some people get more done in a day and are always farther ahead in their job search? William Schrack of the Barrington Career Center will outline how to manage your activities with purpose, craft a good plan and organize your time so you can position yourself for success when finding and landing your dream job.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Virtual Morton Arboretum: Life Cycles and Adaptations (Gr. 3-6)

Thursday, June 17, 2021 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
geared for grades 3-6
Join us for a virtual visit with staff from the Morton Arboretum. Test your knowledge of plant and animal life cycles and how they're adapted to survive. Please include your email address for connection details. One registration per device.
Event Type: 
Children

Bring Your Own Blanket Sticker Bingo: 11am

Thursday, June 17, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
geared for children with caregiver
Join us on the West Plaza for a game of sticker bingo. To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. for your family or group to share. One registration per family/group. Registered participants will receive bingo kits when they arrive for the program.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Pride Month Book Discussion

Thursday, June 17, 2021 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
We’re discussing books that feature LGBTQIT+ characters. Choose a book from our curated book list or one of your own.
Pride Book List
Event Type: 
Teens

…and Justice for All: The Case for Juneteenth (Virtual)

Thursday, June 17, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join Dr. Bryan D. Hale, Founder & CEO of UNITED Educational Consulting, LLC, as he provides a history and background of Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the Confederate occupied states, and celebrate the significance of Juneteenth to our American history...when all Americans could declare “and justice for all”.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gbZziZBXQ4yiL3-ELT2Pmg
Event Type: 
Adults

Bring Your Own Blanket Storytime: 10am

Friday, June 18, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for ages 5 and under with caregiver
Join us on the West Plaza for an all together storytime. To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. for your family or group to share. One registration per family/friend group.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Bring Your Own Blanket Storytime: 11am

Friday, June 18, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
geared for ages 5 and under with caregiver
Join us on the West Plaza for an all together storytime. To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. for your family or group to share. One registration per family/friend group.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

English Conversation Group

Saturday, June 19, 2021 -
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 via Zoom! Everyone is welcome!

This program is a Zoom Meeting so you can engage and interact with the leader and others. Please turn your microphone and camera on.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Book Buddies: 10 am (virtual)

Saturday, June 19, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Book Buddies: 10:30 am (virtual)

Saturday, June 19, 2021 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Book Buddies: 11 am (virtual)

Saturday, June 19, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Book Buddies: 11:30 am (virtual)

Saturday, June 19, 2021 -
11:30am to 12:00pm
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, June 20, 2021 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Storytime: Great Beginnings (Virtual)

Monday, June 21, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Storytime: Preschool (Virtual)

Monday, June 21, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Linda Gorham: Interactive Folktales (Virtual)

Monday, June 21, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Get ready for fun! Get ready for stories! Get ready for Storyteller Linda Gorham to share her favorite interactive folktales over Zoom! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Pop-up Project: Rainbow Bracelets

Monday, June 21, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
grades 6 and under with family
weather permitting
Our Summer Reading theme is Reading Colors Your World. Let's celebrate by making colorful, summery bracelets. We'll provide all the supplies.
Event Type: 
Children

Library Board Meeting

Monday, June 21, 2021 -
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

History of St. James Farm (Virtual)

Monday, June 21, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Once the retreat of the McCormick family, facilitating their interests in horseback riding and dairy farming, this 607-acre property is now part of the DuPage Forest Preserve. Learn about its history from local expert, Kevin Davis. In addition to his personal connection to the estate, Davis has extensively researched the McCormick family and farm.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6HgtvbrWQPu3rQYXTD5-tw
Event Type: 
Adults

Invitation to Play: Postcards on the Plaza

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
geared for children with caregiver
weather permitting
Come join us on the Library's West Plaza and make postcards! A selection of materials will be available to use or feel free to bring your own! You can send the library a postcard and make some to send to family and friends. To help us practice social distancing, we suggest bringing a blanket, beach towel, etc. for your family or group to share.
Event Type: 
Children

Job Search Workshop: Negotiate the Job Offer (Virtual)

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
In this workshop, presented by the Peoples Resource Center (PRC), participants will learn tips for negotiating the best wages and benefits, the importance of negotiation timing, how to negotiate based on your skills and experience, and how to research the average wage paid for a particular job description.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

From My Window Art (Virtual)

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
geared for K-6
Find a window to sit next to and log onto Zoom for an art challenge! We'll explore some books that look at the world from windows and then give it a try ourselves. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Chalk Art in the Park

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Join the TeenSpace Art Club for an evening of rainbow-y, chalk-y goodness! We will be set up with chalk on the West Plaza. Please wear clothes that can get dusty/stained with chalk!
Event Type: 
Teens

Anime Club (virtual)

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 -
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.

If you have already registered or joined before, no need to register again, just join us in our Kast viewing room.
Event Type: 
Teens

New Moms Book Club (In-Person)

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us downtown Wheaton and meet some new mom friends as we discuss "How to Stop Time" by Matt Haig. Please email Courtney below for location details.

Pick up book copies at Circulation Desk or via Curbside Pickup.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Storytime: Toddler Time (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Safety Pin Art

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
With so many awesome crafts made with Safety Pins and Beads, we've decided to join the fun. Stop by and visit us on the West Plaza as we make Earrings, Other Jewelry, Pins, Flags, or anything else you can think of!
Event Type: 
Teens

Laughter on the Plaza (In-Person)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Lighten up on the plaza overlooking gorgeous Adams Park! Take a break this evening to write a humorous picture caption, vote for your favorite sitcom, and capture a joy-filled moment at the photo booth. No registration needed. Please note that this event is for adults.
Event Type: 
Adults

Resist! An Activism Workshop for Everyone (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 - 7:00pm
Are you ready to resist? Learn about activism and organizing and gain skills to take on change-making work yourself in this workshop led by activist and writer, KaeLyn Rich, author of Girls Resist! A Guide to Activism, Leadership, and Starting a Revolution.

Register with the best email to be invited to our virtual teenspace.
Event Type: 
Teens

Circuit of Fun

Thursday, June 24, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
geared for K-6
weather permitting
We're converting our Wheel of Fun for the outdoors. Visit the West Plaza for some weird and wonderful stations you can navigate at your own pace. We'll have "would you rather" voting, speed draw challenges, and much more. Please practice social distancing and wear a mask.
Event Type: 
Children

Circuit of Fun

Thursday, June 24, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
geared for K-6
weather permitting
We're converting our Wheel of Fun for the outdoors. Visit the West Plaza for some weird and wonderful stations you can navigate at your own pace. We'll have "would you rather" voting, speed draw challenges, and much more. Please practice social distancing and wear a mask.
Event Type: 
Children

Geek Talk: Minecraft (Virtual)

Thursday, June 24, 2021 -
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

The Art of Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera (Virtual)

Thursday, June 24, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The sensational marriage of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera fascinated their contemporaries in the US and south of the border. Art Historian Jeff Mishur looks at the paintings of both artists and discusses how key moments in their private life are brought to life in specific works.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J6HWmhNJTGSrdLX4VoDd9Q
Event Type: 
Adults

Writers Group (Virtual)

Thursday, June 24, 2021 -
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

Bring Your Own Blanket Storytime: 10am

Friday, June 25, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for ages 5 and under with caregiver
Join us on the West Plaza for an all together storytime. To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. for your family or group to share. One registration per family/friend group.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Bring Your Own Blanket Storytime: 11am

Friday, June 25, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
geared for ages 5 and under with caregiver
Join us on the West Plaza for an all together storytime. To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. for your family or group to share. One registration per family/friend group.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Life Size Games

Friday, June 25, 2021 -
5:00pm to 6:30pm
Join us on the West Plaza to play giant versions of classic games, including tic-tac-toe, Connect Four, and Chutes and Ladders.
Event Type: 
Teens

English Conversation Group

Saturday, June 26, 2021 -
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 via Zoom! Everyone is welcome!

This program is a Zoom Meeting so you can engage and interact with the leader and others. Please turn your microphone and camera on.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Wheaton Plaza del Zocalo

Saturday, June 26, 2021 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
WPL and the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to host the "Wheaton Plaza del Zocalo" on the West Plaza of the library. The theme was inspired by the Frida Kahlo: Timeless Exhibition being held this summer at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art on the College of DuPage campus.

The event will feature a Business Expo for members of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Wheaton Association as well as Frida-inspired music, food trucks and a Frida Kahlo-themed Pet Parade.
Event Type: 
Adults
Drop-in Program

Storytime: Great Beginnings (Virtual)

Monday, June 28, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Storytime: Preschool (Virtual)

Monday, June 28, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Book Buddies: 1 pm (virtual)

Monday, June 28, 2021 -
1:00pm to 1:30pm
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Book Buddies: 1:30 pm (virtual)

Monday, June 28, 2021 -
1:30pm to 2:00pm
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Book Buddies: 2 pm (virtual)

Monday, June 28, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children