All Events

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, August 18, 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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, August 19, 2018 (All day)
Closed on Sundays until Sept. 9
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Exploding Science

Monday, August 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 7:45pm
Grades K-6 with adult(s)
Before you go back to school, watch us make soda geysers and explode watermelons. Event is weather permitting. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Library Board Meeting

Monday, August 20, 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

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, August 21, 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: Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being by Shawn Achor
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Friends Book Sale

Wednesday, August 22, 2018 (All day)
Huge number of books for sale.
Event Type: 
Sale
Adults

Friends Book Sale

Thursday, August 23, 2018 (All day)
Huge number of books for sale.
Event Type: 
Sale
Adults

DuPage Housing Information Table

Thursday, August 23, 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.

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 23, 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

Friends Book Sale

Friday, August 24, 2018 (All day)
Huge number of books for sale.
Event Type: 
Sale
Adults

Friends Book Sale

Saturday, August 25, 2018 (All day)
Huge number of books for sale.
Event Type: 
Sale
Adults

Microsoft Office 2016: Mail Merge

Saturday, August 25, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Learn how to generate form letters, envelopes, or mailing labels in Microsoft Word using data from an Excel spreadsheet.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, August 25, 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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, August 26, 2018 (All day)
Closed on Sundays until Sept. 9
Event Type: 
Library Closings

True Story Book Club

Monday, August 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
True Story Book Club is Wheaton Library's Non-Fiction book discussion which meets the last monday of the month (unless there's a holiday). Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk to join the group.

This month's book: Underground in Berlin By: Marie Jalowicz Simon
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Google Sheets

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Balance your finances or organize your contacts with this versatile spreadsheet software. Data entry, formulas, formatting, charts, sharing and saving are included.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, August 28, 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!

Our first book is The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk beginning July 30.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
All New! Bring your needlecraft project (knit, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery), 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, August 30, 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.

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 30, 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

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, September 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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, September 2, 2018 (All day)
Closed on Sundays until Sept. 9
Event Type: 
Library Closings

LIBRARY CLOSED

Monday, September 3, 2018 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Wednesday English Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, September 5, 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! No signup, so just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

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

DuPage Housing Information Table

Thursday, September 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.

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, September 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, September 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

SAT Practice Test

Saturday, September 8, 2018 -
9:30am to 2:00pm
Find out what test day will really be like by taking a proctored practice exam. Bring a calculator and a snack for the break.


Event Type: 
Teens

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, September 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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Family Music for Toddlers

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

Family Storytime

Monday, September 10, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
All ages
Read books, sing songs, and discover new ways to play. Fun for the whole family!
Event Type: 
Children

Voting 101

Monday, September 10, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn about everything you need to know to vote in DuPage County. The program, presented by the League of Women Voters of Wheaton, will cover the basics: What info you need to register, where to register, how to vote, voting by mail, early voting, voting locations, same day registration and voting, and the importance of voting and making your voice heard.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 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, September 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.
Event Type: 
Children

Minecraft

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Grades 3-6
Join us for an hour of Minecraft adventure.
Event Type: 
Children

Military History: The First Tank Attack

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join the Dupage County Veterans Assistance Superintendent Steve Fixler as he presents a history program on the U.S. Military’s first tank battle. This program takes place around the 100-year anniversary of the first use of tanks in military combat. Learn about how Lt. Col. George S. Patton trained and lead this new kind of warfare at the Battle of Saint-Mihiel in World War I.
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, September 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

SCORE Workshop: Facebook 101 for Business

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
With 2.2 billion users worldwide as of April 2018, Facebook has become a “CAN NOT IGNORE” for small business owners. However, most small business owners have a long list of other things to keep track of, leaving very little time to poke around on a Facebook business page.

This workshop, presented by Andrew Randall of ArandMedia will teach you what Facebook is, basic functions for your business page, and how to effectively reach your target audience organically.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

Knitting Club

Thursday, September 13, 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

Let's Make Buttons

Thursday, September 13, 2018 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Grades 3-6
Stop by after school and use our button maker! Create your own designs and turn them into wearable art!
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Teen Service Club

Thursday, September 13, 2018 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Help with projects around the library or that benefit local organizations. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!

Service club members will earn volunteer hours for their work and will be required to complete an application before their first meeting.
Event Type: 
Teens

DuPage Housing Information Table

Thursday, September 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.

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 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

Illinois Bicentennial Bash

Thursday, September 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn all about Illinois’ fascinating history from Terry Lynch as he presents trivia on the state’s early years, historical happenings, famous Illinoisans, and more!
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Fridays at the Movies: Wonder

Friday, September 14, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

The story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. 1h 53min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, September 15, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Learn the basics of this incredibly versatile spreadsheet program. Creating charts, sorting, simple formulas, and basic formatting are covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, September 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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults