All Events

Virtual Library Time: Brand New Babies

Monday, April 6, 2020 - 9:00am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Brand New Babies is geared for 0-9 months but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Great Beginnings

Monday, April 6, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for 6-23 months but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Preschool

Monday, April 6, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Preschool Library Time is geared for 3-5 years but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Pet Chat

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
BYOP (Bring Your Own Pet) for this fun gathering in Zoom with special guest, Andy Salis from DuPage Animal Services, as she discusses common behavioral problems in dogs.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Library Time: Toddler Time

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Bilingual

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Bilingual Library Time is geared for 0-5 years but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Move and Groove

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:20pm
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Move and Groove is geared for all ages so the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual TED Talks: Averting the Pandemic Panic

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Sorting through the profusion of opinions and sound bites, these experts understand global epidemics and explain how to deal with them. TED Talks will be viewed via Zoom, followed by discussion.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Book Discussion: Educated

Thursday, April 9, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Book discussion of Educated by Tara Westover via Zoom.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Virtual Library Time: Great Beginnings

Friday, April 10, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for 6-23 months but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Preschool

Friday, April 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 but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Classic Film Discussion & Trivia

Friday, April 10, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Watch "Guess Who's Coming to Dinner?" (available on Netflix) and then join us via Zoom to talk about this groundbreaking film that explored racial tensions in the 1960s.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Family Game Night: Bingo

Friday, April 10, 2020 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Join us for a virtual family game night via Zoom! Family Game Night is geared for the whole family. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Cook Share

Saturday, April 11, 2020 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Have you spent your time at home experimenting with recipes, flavors or techniques? Join our virtual discussion via Zoom to share what you’ve tried and learned.
Event Type: 
Adults

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, April 12, 2020 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Virtual Film Discussion

Monday, April 13, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Watch "American Factory" (available on Netflix) and then join us via Zoom to talk about this award-winning documentary exploring culture clashes in the global workforce.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Book Share

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join other readers via Zoom to share a bit about the books that have been sustaining you during this Shelter-in-Place season and gather a few new titles at the same time!
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual TED Talks: Effectively Working From Home

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Are you new to, or struggling with working from home? These experts extoll the benefits and provide suggestions for improving productivity. TED Talks will be viewed via Zoom, followed by discussion.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Writers’ Group

Thursday, April 16, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The WPL Writers’ Group will be meeting via Zoom! Please make sure to enter an email address for further connection instructions.

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.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Classic Film Discussion & Trivia

Friday, April 17, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Watch "Driving Miss Daisy" (available on Netflix) and then join us via Zoom to talk about this award-winning film about the relationship between two strong-willed seniors.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Craft Share

Saturday, April 18, 2020 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Attention artists, makers, designers and creatives of all levels and types! Join our virtual meeting via Zoom to share the projects you’re working on.
Event Type: 
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, April 20, 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

Virtual Film Discussion

Monday, April 20, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Watch "Suffragette" (available on Netflix) and then join us via Zoom to talk about the struggle for the right to vote, honoring the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Poetry Exchange

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Happy National Poetry Month! In celebration, we'll be gathering via Zoom to share favorite poems. Pick one or two that you treasure and meet virtually to read your choices and listen to those of other poetry lovers.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual TED Talks: All the Lonely People

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
These experts explain the effects of isolation and how we can successfully build social networks for greater happiness and well-being. TED Talks will be viewed via Zoom, followed by discussion.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Classic Film Discussion & Trivia

Friday, April 24, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Watch "The Dirty Dozen" (available on Netflix) and then join us via Zoom to talk about this star-studded film in which convicts are assigned an incredible WWII mission.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Cook Share

Saturday, April 25, 2020 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Have you spent your time at home experimenting with recipes, flavors or techniques? Join our virtual discussion via Zoom to share what you’ve tried and learned.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Non-Fiction Book Share

Monday, April 27, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Read any book with some form of "happy" or "joy" in the title and then join us via Zoom to share your recommendations and insights.
Event Type: 
Adults

Canceled: Storytime Stations

Friday, May 1, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Classic Film Discussion & Trivia

Friday, May 1, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Missing baseball? Watch "The Natural" (available on Netflix) and then join us via Zoom to talk about what many claim is the best baseball movie ever made.
Event Type: 
Adults

Canceled: Family Storytime 10am

Saturday, May 2, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
All ages with caregivers
Read books, sing songs, and discover new ways to play. Fun for the whole family.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Virtual Craft Share

Saturday, May 2, 2020 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Attention artists, makers, designers and creatives of all levels and types! Join our virtual meeting via Zoom to share the projects you’re working on.
Event Type: 
Adults

Canceled: Storytime Stations

Monday, May 4, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Family Storytime 6:30pm

Monday, May 4, 2020 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
All ages with caregivers
Read books, sing songs, and discover new ways to play. Fun for the whole family.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Canceled: May (Book) Flowers

Tuesday, May 5, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Grades 3-6 with caregiver
Learn to create some beautiful blooms out of old book pages.
Registration required. One registration per child/adult pair.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Storytime Stations

Wednesday, May 6, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Storytime Stations

Friday, May 8, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, May 10, 2020 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Canceled: Storytime Stations

Monday, May 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Hair-Braiding Workshop

Monday, May 11, 2020 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
All ages with caregivers
Do you know the difference between a Dutch braid and French braid? Come join us while we learn four braiding styles: Standard, Dutch, French, and Fishtail. Bring friends or a doll to practice on. Caregivers are encouraged to participate.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Nature-telling

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 -
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

ASL Conversation Group

Tuesday, May 12, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
All ages
Join us for a new American Sign Language conversation/game event for all ages and skill levels.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

Canceled: Storytime Stations

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Homeschool Meet-up

Wednesday, May 13, 2020 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Grades K and up with caregiver
Drop in to meet other homeschooling families in the area over lunch (please bring your own lunch), games and activities.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Storytime Stations

Friday, May 15, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Storytime Stations

Monday, May 18, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Library Board Meeting

Monday, May 18, 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

Canceled: Special Needs Book Club: Grades 4-8

Tuesday, May 19, 2020 -
7:00pm to 7:45pm
Grades 4-8
Please join us for an accessible book discussion for all children grades 4-8 with special needs. During each discussion, we will read a chapter of a book together, talk about ideas, and participate in a fun group activity! Books and snacks will be provided.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Storytime Stations

Wednesday, May 20, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children