All Events

Storytime: Toddler Time

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 -
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

Move and Groove

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Time to get the wiggles out virtually! 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 Super Smash Bros Tournament

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:30pm
Test your skills at our online tournament! Players will need to have a Nintendo Online Membership to join.

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

Latin American Cuisine

Wednesday, September 23, 2020 -
7:00pm to 7:45pm
Spend the evening with Chef Michael Maddox learning and exploring the wonderful regions of Latin America in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

The program will feature a couple of the countries and their individual cuisine through their wonderful ingredients, culture, and cooking methods. Chef Maddox will illustrate some great tricks in order to make your dining experience at home a success.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Geek Talk: Minecraft

Thursday, September 24, 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

Draw Along

Thursday, September 24, 2020 -
5:00pm to 5:30pm
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

Astronomy Using Your Eyes

Thursday, September 24, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
So much observation of our daytime and nighttime skies can be done without a telescope.

Join Michelle Nichols of the Adler Planetarium as she gives an overview of celestial observations you can do with just your eyes, including Moon phases, eclipses, planets, stars, and much more in a session suited to an astronomy novice.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_UZ1uxYaOTpalQfWKfqw0Qg
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Friday, September 25, 2020 -
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: Preschool

Friday, September 25, 2020 -
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

Scottish Family History Research: In Your Own Backyard with Maureen Brady

Saturday, September 26, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Learn the strategies of Scottish family history research, including the historical and geographical background of Scotland, language and naming patterns, record types and the comprehensive collection of records available through the Family History Library in Salt Lake City and the Scotland’s People website. Discover that much of Scottish family history research can be accomplished “in your own backyard”.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Monday, September 28, 2020 -
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: Preschool

Monday, September 28, 2020 -
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

Shadow Storytime

Monday, September 28, 2020 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
children of all ages
Turn the lights down low, grab your flashlight, and join us for a virtual shadow storytime! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, September 28, 2020 -
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.
Event Type: 
Adults

Nonfiction Book Discussion: Heartland

Monday, September 28, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
In Heartland: A Memoir of Working Hard and Being Broke in the Richest Country on Earth, Sarah Smarsh provides a unique look into the lives of poor and working class Americans to deepen our understanding of the ways in which class shapes our nation.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Introduction to D&D Club - New Campaign

Monday, September 28, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
We will be creating an additional campaign for our D&D Club. This session will be an introductory class for those who have never played Dungeons and Dragons, need assistance with creating a character, need a refresher in general, or would just like to meet your Dungeon Master Mike and get a feel for the campaign.
Event Type: 
Teens

Job Search Workshop: Understanding Behavioral Interview Questions

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Presented by Anna Marie MacDonald, Manager Workforce Connection Center at Goodwill, come and learn why behavioral interview questions are asked, how to respond to better brand your skills, accomplishments, and experience and learn more about the future of job interviewing.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

After School Creativebug: How to Fold a Paper Box

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6 (younger students may need help from an adult)
Let's learn how to fold paper boxes together! These make great gifts or a special place to keep treasures. Registered participants can pick up a supply kit at the library beginning September 15. If you are unable to pick up a kit, a list of supplies will be emailed with your link to the event.
Event Type: 
Children

Anime Club

Tuesday, September 29, 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

Martin Luther King in Chicago

Tuesday, September 29, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Dr. Martin Luther King's journey to the mountaintop included many stops along the way. Between Montgomery and Memphis, he visited Chicago many times in pursuit of justice. History seems to have ignored or forgotten these incredible chapters in his life, and today they feel as relevant as they were 50 years ago.

Join historian Clarence Goodman for this extraordinary narrative in an extraordinary life.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Storytime: Toddler Time

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 -
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

Move and Groove

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Time to get the wiggles out virtually! 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

Teen Library Council

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Would you like to earn service hours and make a difference at the library? Join the Teen Library Council! Help put together and run programs, discuss library and community projects, recommend books and materials, and more.

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

K-2 Book Discussion: Archie Takes Flight

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 -
6:15pm to 6:45pm
Grades K-2
Join us for a virtual book discussion of Space Taxi: Archie Takes Flight by Wendy Mass. Read the book independently or with a family member. Registered participants can pick up a copy of the book beginning September 2 during Grab & Go hours in the library or using our curbside service.
Event Type: 
Children

Craft Along with Creativebug: Pompom Flowers

Wednesday, September 30, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Create large pompom flowers from colorful tissue paper for your next celebration. Ideas to customize and expand your design will be viewed while we complete our projects. After registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Information Desk or Curbside between September 1-29, while supplies last. Please allow 2 business days to process. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions or color preferences.
Also needed: sharp scissors
Event Type: 
Adults

Fiction Book Discussion: The Incendiaries

Thursday, October 1, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss "The Incendiaries" by R. O. Kwon via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.

Phoebe Lin and Will Kendall meet in their first month at prestigious Edwards University. Phoebe is a glamorous girl who doesn't tell anyone she blames herself for her mother's recent death. Will is a misfit scholarship boy who transfers to Edwards from Bible college, waiting tables to get by. What he knows for sure is that he loves Phoebe.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Talking About Race: Should We Be Colorblind?

Thursday, October 1, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
WPL is pleased to partner with the Parent's Group DEI200 - Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Advisory Council for CUSD200 to offer the series, "Talking About Race," to be held the first Thursday of each month at 7pm. The aim of this series is to provide a comfortable space for conversation about how to discuss race with others, including your family.

The first program topic will be the issue of being "colorblind." Ideally, everyone would be treated equally regardless of skin color. Join us for a conversation around the concept of being "colorblind" in our imperfect world.
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Friday, October 2, 2020 -
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: Preschool

Friday, October 2, 2020 -
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

True Crime Storytime

Friday, October 2, 2020 - 6:30pm
Are you interested in true crime novels or podcasts? Once a week during October we'll be discussing some cases, trading information, sharing our favorite crimes, and just talking criminology.

Please register with the best email to invite you to our programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

Family Storytime

Saturday, October 3, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
For the whole family
Join us for a virtual family storytime via Zoom! This program is for the whole family to participate in. Please enter your e-mail address for connection details. On registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Warrants & Patents & Deeds, Oh My! with Dr. Dan Hubbard

Saturday, October 3, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Land records can be some of the most challenging records in genealogy but the discoveries found make the effort highly worthwhile. This class will look at some of the treasures found in land records, early property description systems, the process of acquiring and selling land and the documents produced.

Class is co-hosted by DuPage County Genealogical Society and will be presented virtually over Zoom. Registration link will be posted on the Events page of dcgs.org prior to the class.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

Teen Take & Make DIY Bags

Monday, October 5, 2020 (All day)
Sign up for our monthly DIY bags!
Pick up dates:
September 16 : Slime Stress Balls
October 14 : Tie Dye Face Masks
November 11

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

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Monday, October 5, 2020 -
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: Preschool

Monday, October 5, 2020 -
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

Cardboard Craft Along

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6
Hold onto that cardboard you're about to recycle and let's do some crafting! Registered participants can also pick up a bag of extra supplies from the library beginning October 29. We can't wait to craft with you virtually!
Event Type: 
Children

1918: Spanish Flu Pandemic, WWI & Wilson

Tuesday, October 6, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
The year is 1918. Thousands of United States troops are involved in World War I and millions will die. In the United States, an additional war is forming. It is called “influenza” and it will take between 40-100 million more lives. President Wilson must make a choice. He needs to decide to either quarantine the troops as the war rages on; or to send the troops over to win the war and hope for the best.
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Toddler Time

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 -
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

Move and Groove

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Time to get the wiggles out virtually! 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

Tween Book Trivia

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades 3-6
How well do you know your books? Join us and find out! We'll ask multiple choice questions from popular chapter books to test your knowledge. Caution: there might be spoilers. Include your email address when registering for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Book to Art Club: Secret Lives of Color

Wednesday, October 7, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
This quarterly book discussion group provides a creative way to engage with literature. Read The Secret Lives of Color by Kassia St. Clair and then make something at home inspired by the text. No artistic ability required! We will discuss the book and briefly share our projects.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Rockin' Rhythm Sticks: 10am

Thursday, October 8, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Children of all ages (geared for preschool and younger)
Get ready to tap to the beat with your rhythm sticks over Zoom. Rhythm sticks can be chopsticks, pencils, markers, drum sticks, and so much more. Please enter your email for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Rockin' Rhythm Sticks: 2pm

Thursday, October 8, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:20pm
Children of all ages (geared for preschool and younger)
Get ready to tap to the beat with your rhythm sticks over Zoom. Rhythm sticks can be chopsticks, pencils, markers, drum sticks, and so much more. Please enter your email for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Geek Talk: Minecraft

Thursday, October 8, 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

How to Virtually Visit a College Campus

Thursday, October 8, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Sheltering in place does not mean high school students cannot continue their college search process. In this virtual presentation, Tom Jaworski, founder of Quest College Consulting will identify resources that will assist families in their virtual interactions with colleges and universities. These strategies will guide prospective students in communicating with colleges of their choice.
Event Type: 
Teens
Adults

China's Expanding Sphere of Influence

Thursday, October 8, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join Maria Ritzema, Assistant Professor of History at College of DuPage, as she discusses the history of China’s influence in the world, including early dynasties, its trade and wealth, and how China is working on regaining their top economic place in the world. She will also discuss China’s "debt diplomacy" in Latin America, Africa, and Sri Lanka.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Q1JI70PVQjyJ2Q5i619MKw
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Friday, October 9, 2020 -
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: Preschool

Friday, October 9, 2020 -
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

True Crime Storytime

Friday, October 9, 2020 - 6:30pm
Are you interested in true crime novels or podcasts? Once a week during October we'll be discussing some cases, trading information, sharing our favorite crimes, and just talking criminology.

Please register with the best email to invite you to our programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

Needles in the Bookstacks

Friday, October 9, 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