All Events

Genealogy Assistance - DCGS

Thursday, September 16, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Writers Group

Thursday, September 16, 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.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

English Conversation Group

Saturday, September 18, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Wheaton Library and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment! Everyone is welcome!

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Art Demonstration: Portraits in Oil (Virtual)

Monday, September 20, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Artist Don Yang will demonstrate direct painting ('alla prima') from a live model. He will emphasize capturing accurate proportion, the form of the head, and facial color variations. These techniques create a convincing likeness in an oil sketch within a limited time. Provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a13f95sNQBON2YEcUk1AYg
Event Type: 
Adults

Art Demonstration: Portraits in Oil

Monday, September 20, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Artist Don Yang will demonstrate direct painting ('alla prima') from a live model. He will emphasize capturing accurate proportion, the form of the head, and facial color variations. These techniques create a convincing likeness in an oil sketch within a limited time. Provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.

Please register for the Zoom link here

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Library Board Meeting

Monday, September 20, 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

SCORE Business Roundtable: Target Market and Distribution Channels

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am

How do you define your target market? Who will be your customer? What form of distribution will you use to reach them? Choosing the right customer and finding the right channel to reach your customers is a cornerstone for developing your business plan. Facilitated by SCORE Certified Master Mentor Tom Drouin, join your fellow entrepreneurs for an open discussion on how successful businesses target and reach their desired customer base.

Register in advance for this virtual zoom meeting:

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

The Financial Aid Process

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Register for the webinar

This virtual presentation outlines the general financial aid process and provides insight on how financial aid works, how to apply for it, student eligibility, and how it can be used to help pay for college. It introduces the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) along with summarizing state and federal aid programs among other topics. Presented by Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC).

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

The First Civil Rights March in Wheaton

Tuesday, September 21, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for a panel discussion on the first civil rights march for fair housing in Wheaton in 1966 with residents who participated in this historic event. Co-sponsored by the City of Wheaton Community Relations Commission, the Wheaton League of Women Voters, the DuPage County Historical Museum, and the DuPage NAACP.

Register here for Zoom webinar link.
 

Panelists Featured: 

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

SCORE Business Workshop: Positioning Your Business for Growth

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm

Facilitated by author, entrepreneur, podcaster, consultant Darlene Ziebell, this webinar will provide current business owners and people planning to start businesses with simple bootstrap tips needed to grow a business including, product/service niche, customers, target audience, competitors, price, cost structure, and revenue goals.

Register in advance for this virtual zoom meeting:
https://score.tfaforms.net/17?EventID=a105a000006v5Y3

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

DIY: Birthday Cards

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Create 4 unique hand stamped cards to celebrate those special birthdays with Laura Barto of Stampin'Up. Two business days after registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Welcome Desk or Curbside September 6 - 22. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DCGS

Thursday, September 23, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

The Great Chicago Fire

Thursday, September 23, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

2021 marks the 150th Anniversary of The Great Chicago Fire -- it started in a barn and, two days of flaming hell later, nearly destroyed a city. In this presentation, storyteller William Pack weaves together technical details of the fire with vivid firsthand accounts from those who lived through the conflagration of 1871, bringing alive all the excitement and terror in a multi-media storytelling event that will not soon be forgotten.

Register here for Zoom webinar link.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Movie: Harriet

Friday, September 24, 2021 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

The thrilling and inspirational tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into a great American hero and freedom fighter. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. (2 hr 5 min) Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG-13.

No registration. Attendees are seated on a first come, first served basis. 

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

English Conversation Group

Saturday, September 25, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Wheaton Library and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment! Everyone is welcome!

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Revolutionary War Lineage Societies

Saturday, September 25, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Does a family story say that you qualify for the Daughters of the American Revolution? Join us for a program, presented by Bryna O'Sullivan, introducing the Revolutionary War lineage societies. The program will open with an overview of the major societies before moving into the application process. It will cover the documents required for the application and identify some of the resources that can help you locate them. Even if you don't intend to apply to a lineage society, you will leave with an understanding of the major sources you can use to document your Revolutionary War ancestry.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Nonfiction Book Discussion: The Worst Hard Time (Virtual)

Monday, September 27, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The dust storms that terrorized the Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. In The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, author Timothy Egan follows a dozen long-suffering families and their communities through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones. In an era that promises ever-greater natural disasters, this book provides a powerful cautionary tale about the dangers of trifling with nature.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Nonfiction Book Discussion: The Worst Hard Time

Monday, September 27, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

The dust storms that terrorized the Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. In The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, author Timothy Egan follows a dozen long-suffering families and their communities through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones. In an era that promises ever-greater natural disasters, this book provides a powerful cautionary tale about the dangers of trifling with nature.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, September 28, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us for dinner and drinks at Emmett's Brewing Company in downtown Wheaton at 121 W. Front St. and meet other new moms! Visit our Book Discussion page to see what we're discussing this month! 

Talking About Race: Community Conversations

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

Join your fellow community members for a facilitated discussion in small groups to reflect on the issues brought up in the Talking About Race program series. This program will be held via Zoom meetings and we ask that all attendees turn their mics/cameras on and be prepared to participate. In partnership with the parents group DEI200 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Council for CUSD 200.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Medicare 101

Thursday, September 30, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm

David Wylly of the Medicare Solutions Network explains what Medicare covers, what it doesn't, and your potential out-of-pocket exposure. He will also discuss Supplements, Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost-saving strategies for the future.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DCGS

Thursday, September 30, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

English Conversation Group

Saturday, October 2, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Wheaton Library and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment! Everyone is welcome!

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Don't Pay the College Sticker Price

Monday, October 4, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Register for the webinar

Learn how to maximize need-based financial aid eligibility, target the right colleges for merit-based financial aid, and exploit tax-saving opportunities from Certified Financial Planner Joe Orsolini.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Tai Chi

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Vilija Tamulynas from the local Body & Brain studio for a sample Tai Chi class. Learn about the holistic fitness benefits of this meditative martial art form which enhances physical and mental health. The class will include a combination of movement, relaxed concentration and breathwork to increase flexibility, boost energy, reduce stress and improve stamina.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DCGS

Thursday, October 7, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Fiction Book Discussion

Thursday, October 7, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us as we discuss a different fiction title each month via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup. To see what we are reading this month, visit our Book Discussion page

Zoom Webinars and Meetings

This program is held 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.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Movie: Soul

Friday, October 8, 2021 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

A middle-school band teacher gets the chance of a lifetime to play at the best jazz club in town. But one small misstep leads him to discover the answers to some of life's most important questions and what's truly great about living. (1 hr 40 min) Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG.

No registration. Attendees are seated on a first come, first served basis. 

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

English Conversation Group

Saturday, October 9, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Wheaton Library and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment! Everyone is welcome!

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Living Room Conversation: Social Equity

Monday, October 11, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Social equity can be defined as a commitment to promote fair, just, and equitable recognition of the basic needs of all residents and the total community. Join us to share personal and community experiences relating to the concept of social equity. We will discuss the question, "Does our community support the idea that there is a common good that we should all work toward?" Provided in partnership with the Wheaton League of Women Voters.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Fiction Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Join us as we discuss The Dearly Beloved by Cara Wall in Adams Park. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.

In case of inclement weather, we will cancel this program and you will be notified. In the case that this program is cancelled, we invite you to join us on Wednesday, Oct. 13 at 10am via Zoom. Click here to register

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Tinkercad: Learn to Create in 3D

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Learn the basics of 3D design using Tinkercad software. By the end of the class, you will complete a keychain that can be printed on the library’s 3D printer.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Latinos in Illinois and the US: Music as a Cultural History

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join Dr. Catalina Maria Johnson as she gives us a broad overview of milestones the last 75 years of music in the Latino U.S. as a way of understanding the history, roots, and concerns of Latinos in this land, with a special emphasis on Mexican and Puerto Rican musicians in Illinois as Latino populations that have profoundly marked the state’s culture and music.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Fiction Book Discussion

Wednesday, October 13, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Join us as we discuss a different fiction title each month via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup. To see what we are reading this month, visit our Book Discussion page

Zoom Webinars and Meetings

This program is held 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.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Living History: Mary Shelley

Thursday, October 14, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join professional storyteller Megan Wells as she portrays Mary Shelley.

Frankenstein; or The Modern Prometheus, the world’s first science fiction novel, was written by a nineteen-year-old girl named Mary Shelley. How she came to write such a novel reveals the painful struggle of a brilliant and rebellious mind. Born of two idealistic parents, Mary rebelled against English social norms to have a relationship with romantic poet Percy Bysshe Shelley. Mary’s life experiences add up to “a dark and stormy night” when a story born by a dare liberates her genius.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DCGS

Thursday, October 14, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

English Conversation Group

Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Wheaton Library and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment! Everyone is welcome!

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Introduction to Google Drive

Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm

Take advantage of Google’s cloud storage service. Learn to upload and download files, create new files using Google’s software, and then share and edit your files with other users simultaneously. 

Must have a Google Drive account.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Stayin' Local: Using Town and City Records in Your Research

Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

Genealogists often use records from the federal government, such as census and military records. We also use county records, such as property, court or vital records. But too many times we overlook unique local government records - and miss the golden nuggets they contain. Join us as we take a look at some of these genealogical treasure troves. Presented by Ginger Frere.

Sponsored in part by the DuPage County Genealogical Society.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Art Demonstration: Oils Start to Finish

Monday, October 18, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm

Develop your knowledge and love for oil painting with Marge Hall, award-winning floral portrait artist. Marge will provide useful tips for beginners to advanced artists to enhance their work from the starting sketch to the finished piece. Questions welcome! Provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm

Join us outside on the library's West Plaza as Chopra Center certified instructor Stephanie Frantz teaches you a simple mindfulness meditation technique and a stress-buster breathing exercise to relax and increase your overall sense of wellbeing. Explore the benefits of developing a regular meditation practice to improve health, strengthen the immune system and release stress and anxiety.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

ACES: Caregiver Services

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

The ACES: Aging & Caregiving Engagement & Support series is designed for all seniors and caregivers! Caregiving can be overwhelming on top of life's other demands. Working together, DuPage County and Metropolitan Family Services have formed a Caregiver Resource Center. Services include: on-going case management, in-home support, assistive devices/technology, education, support groups, counseling, and referrals. Learn how the Resource Center's TCARE program can reduce caregiver stress and prevent burn-out.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library