All Events

Family Challenge

Monday, November 19, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Grades K-6 with caregiver(s)
See what you can accomplish with just a few materials and a whole bunch of family brain power!
Registration required. One registration per family
Event Type: 
Children

Library Board Meeting

Monday, November 19, 2018 -
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

Tuesday Movie Matinee: Book Club

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. 1h 44min
Event Type: 
Movie

Family Lego Night

Tuesday, November 20, 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

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
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 review: Unleash the Power of Storytelling: Win Hearts, Change Minds, Get Results by Rob Biesenbach
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Lincoln and Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 -
11:00am to 12:15pm
Grades 1 through adult
Mr. Lincoln tells the story of how our national, annual observance of Thanksgiving came to be established during his presidency. There will be time for Q&A and photos and the end.
Registration required
Event Type: 
Children

ESL Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, November 21, 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!
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, November 21, 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

Closing Early at 5pm

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Closing Early
Event Type: 
Library Closings

LIBRARY CLOSED

Thursday, November 22, 2018 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Movie: Incredibles 2

Friday, November 23, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Grades K and up
Rated PG
Pick up free tickets from the Youth Services desk beginning November 2.
Event Type: 
Children

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, November 24, 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!
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Tunes with Tim

Monday, November 26, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:45am
All Ages
Whether your child likes to jam to the Beatles or nursery rhymes, Tim will get their feet moving and hands clapping
Event Type: 
Children

Harry Potter Club

Monday, November 26, 2018 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm
Grades 4-8
Join the Anti-Umbridge League for all things Harry Potter! Sign up for one, two, or all three meetings!
Event Type: 
Children

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Emmett's downtown Wheaton on the 4th Tuesday of the month and meet some new mom friends!

Pick up book copies at Circulation Desk. For book titles, visit wheatonlibrary.org/browse/books/book-discussions
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

After School Makers

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Grades 3-6
Join us in the Tween Center for the chance to invent and create something new.
No registration required
Event Type: 
Children

Needles in the Bookstacks

Wednesday, November 28, 2018 -
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. Some materials available.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

No registration required
Event Type: 
Adults

DuPage Housing Information Table

Thursday, November 29, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Members of the DuPage County Continuum of Care will staff an information table on the library's main floor to help those in need of securing affordable housing.

Graphic Novel Book Club: Awkward

Thursday, November 29, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:15pm
Grades 4-6
We're tallking all things graphic novels! After you sign up, pick up a copy of the book at the Youth Services desk.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

SCORE Workshop: Reach Customers Online with Google

Thursday, November 29, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. We’ll also introduce tools that will help you run your business online, including Google Analytics and Trends. Presented by Erin Bemis, Trainer for Get Your Business Online.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, November 29, 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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, December 1, 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!
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Jim Gill's Nationwide Campaign for PLAY

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages birth-5 with caregiver
Jim celebrates families that dance, sing, sneeze, and play together! Special guest Don Stilles provides accompaniment on accordion. Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services Desk beginning November 10.
Event Type: 
Children

Sunday Concert: Random Ringers

Sunday, December 2, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Join us for a holiday concert featuring the Random Ringers! This hand bell ensemble will perform holiday classics to “ring” in the holiday season!
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Family Storytime

Monday, December 3, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
Read books, sing songs, and discover new ways to play. Fun for the whole family!
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime
Drop-in Program

Voter Registration

Tuesday, December 4, 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

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, December 5, 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, December 6, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Representatives from NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) DuPage will be at an information table on the main floor to answer questions about their services.
Event Type: 
Adults

DuPage Housing Information Table

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Members of the DuPage County Continuum of Care will staff an information table on the library's main floor to help those in need of securing affordable housing.

DIY Loop Knit Scarves

Thursday, December 6, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
For those who haven’t finished their shopping for the gift-giving season, we’re offering a quick and easy handmade gift either for yourself or someone else. Learn how to make a cute and fuzzy scarf using nothing else but yarn we provide.
Event Type: 
Teens

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, December 6, 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, December 6, 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

Movie Matinee: Breathe

Friday, December 7, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

The inspiring true love story of Robin and Diana Cavendish, an adventurous couple who refuse to give up in the face of a devastating disease. 1h 58min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, December 8, 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!
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, December 11, 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, December 11, 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. Feel free to wear your pajamas to this month's class!
Event Type: 
Children

Bring Your Grown-up to Minecraft Night

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Grades 3-6 with adult
Do you have a grown-up in your life that doesn't have a clue about Minecraft? Is there a favorite adult that loves Minecraft as much as you? Invite them to share a laptop and spend the night mining and crafting! Registration required. One registration per couple.
Event Type: 
Children

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, December 12, 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

Parent Meeting: American Sign Language and the Importance of Child Development

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Presenter: Michelle Simmons
Michelle is a state certified Teacher of the Deaf and is now working with the Birth-3 population as a Developmental Therapist focusing on children with hearing loss. The presentation will give activities to include sign language into your child's daily life. It will also give samples of signs to bring home and use with your family.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Mindfulness Meditation for Holiday Stress

Wednesday, December 12, 2018 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Chopra Center certified instructor Stephanie Frantz will teach you a simple mindfulness meditation technique and a stress-buster breathing exercise to relax and increase your overall sense of well-being.
Event Type: 
Adults

DuPage Housing Information Table

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Members of the DuPage County Continuum of Care will staff an information table on the library's main floor to help those in need of securing affordable housing.

Make & Take: Upcycled Holiday Ornaments

Thursday, December 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Shari Pontillo of Twisted Fiber will show you how to create ornaments out of wine corks, scraps of wood, wooden block toys, and more.

Space is limited, registration required. Adults only, please.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, December 13, 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

Knitting Club

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
BYOP (Bring Your Own Project) and join us for stitching, music, and conversation. Open to all with basic to advanced knitting knowledge.

Some pattern ideas and needles available.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

No registration required.
Event Type: 
Adults

Movie Matinee: Zoo

Friday, December 14, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Young Tom and his misfit friends fight to save 'Buster' the baby elephant during the German air raid bombings of Belfast in 1941. 1h 37min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, December 15, 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!
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Family Ugly Holiday Sweater Competition

Saturday, December 15, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Grades K-6 with adult(s)
Do you have what it takes to make the ugliest holiday sweater? Sign up for our competition to find out. We'll provide the plain shirt and all the decorating materials. Work together as a family to decorate your creation and prizes will be awarded to the winning designs! Registration required. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Family Music for Toddlers

Monday, December 17, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Ages 15 months-4 years old
Join your toddler in singing, chanting, moving, dancing and listening in this fun musical experience. Presented by Nancy Kempe, MUSIKGARTEN instructor. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Library Board Meeting

Monday, December 17, 2018 -
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

Christmas at Marshall Field’s

Monday, December 17, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season was complete without a visit to Marshall Field’s. This presentation traces the store’s beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas tree, the holiday window displays, the toy department, Cozy Cloud cottage, and the Christmas catalog.
Event Type: 
Adults