All Events

Introduction to Facebook

Thursday, May 24, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
This class is for those with little or no experience using Facebook. It covers basic Facebook features such as setting up a profile, adding friends, creating a status update, uploading photos, and privacy settings.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, May 24, 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

Smartphone Café

Saturday, May 26, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Grab a hot beverage and see what your smartphone can do!
March 3: Email
April 21: Messaging
May 26: Music
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, May 26, 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

Job Club

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us if you're looking for a job or need help with a resume or interview preparation. Meet in Study Room E on the 2nd floor. For more information, please contact Anna Marie MacDonald at the Goodwill/Workforce Connection at 630-576-4661.
Event Type: 
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Wednesday, May 30, 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

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, May 31, 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

Social Media & the Brain

Thursday, May 31, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Social Scientists have debated the positive and negative psychological effects of computer social networks for nearly two decades. This talk will trace the history of the development of computer social networks, focusing on their effects on human psychology and brain processes. We will examine the extent to which these networks represent a fundamentally new kind of interaction that will enhance social connections, a downward spiral into isolation through artificial connections that will tear apart our social fabric, or more of a natural extension of traditional social networks.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, June 2, 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

Matter of Balance

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
A Matter of Balance is a program to help seniors reduce their fear of falling. The class encourages seniors to be active by teaching exercises and techniques to increase strength and balance. With these skills, seniors who have fallen before or are afraid of falling can gain the confidence to be active again.
Event Type: 
Adults

Voter Registration

Tuesday, June 5, 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

Wednesday English Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, June 6, 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, June 6, 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

Computers for Absolute Beginners

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Do you have a computer at home and only know how to do 2 or 3 things on it? Learn the parts of a computer, what the mouse and keyboard do, and basics about the Windows 10 operating system.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Mindfulness Meditation & Stress Workshop

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Chopra Center certified instructor Stephanie Frantz will teach a simple meditation technique and a stress-buster breathing exercise to relax and increase your overall sense of well-being.
Event Type: 
Adults

Matter of Balance

Thursday, June 7, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
A Matter of Balance is a program to help seniors reduce their fear of falling. The class encourages seniors to be active by teaching exercises and techniques to increase strength and balance. With these skills, seniors who have fallen before or are afraid of falling can gain the confidence to be active again.
Event Type: 
Adults

Exploring Business Ownership

Thursday, June 7, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
This 2-hour workshop helps attendees assess their current employment situation, develop a Goal Statement (Begin with the End in Mind), and give the initial inspiration and direction needed to move forward to realize their dream.

Bill Schrack, a SCORE mentor and employment coach, presents this workshop.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, June 7, 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, June 7, 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, June 9, 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

Make & Take: Exploding Gift Box

Monday, June 11, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Laura Barto from Stampin’ UP provides all the materials for you to make an exploding gift box! Limited space available.
Event Type: 
Adults

Make & Take: Exploding Gift Box

Monday, June 11, 2018 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Laura Barto from Stampin’ UP provides all the materials for you to make an exploding gift box! Limited space available.
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 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

Illinois Treasurer ICASH Information Table

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 -
11:00am to 4:00pm
The Illinois Treasurer's office will be at the library from 11am-4pm offering a free service to people owed money from Illinois unclaimed property. Find out if you have money or property stored away that you forgot about.

The table will be located on the main floor of the library near the Circulation Desk. No appointment necessary.
Event Type: 
Adults

Matter of Balance

Tuesday, June 12, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
A Matter of Balance is a program to help seniors reduce their fear of falling. The class encourages seniors to be active by teaching exercises and techniques to increase strength and balance. With these skills, seniors who have fallen before or are afraid of falling can gain the confidence to be active again.
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, June 13, 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 Roundtable: Defining Success - Financial Goals for You and Your Business

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
An entrepreneur’s life is littered with stresses that make finding the right work / life balance hard to navigate.
Join your peers in a lively discussion on checking to see if your financial goals are realistic – and how they match up with your lifestyle objectives. Explore ways to find more time for yourself, your business and those others that are in your inner circle. Share, listen and learn about ways to find a compatible balance in your professional and personal life.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

Summer Menu in Paris

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Chef Maddox will demonstrate how to cook delicious French dishes for summer. Recipes and samples included!
Event Type: 
Adults

Knitting Club

Thursday, June 14, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Make progress on your knitting project, share techniques and skills. Intermediate to advanced knitters only.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

No registration required.
Event Type: 
Adults

Matter of Balance

Thursday, June 14, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
A Matter of Balance is a program to help seniors reduce their fear of falling. The class encourages seniors to be active by teaching exercises and techniques to increase strength and balance. With these skills, seniors who have fallen before or are afraid of falling can gain the confidence to be active again.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, June 14, 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

Fridays at the Movies: The Post

Friday, June 15, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning.

A cover-up that spanned four U.S. Presidents pushed the country's first female newspaper publisher and a hard-driving editor to join an unprecedented battle between the press and the government. 1h 56min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, June 16, 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 Board Meeting

Monday, June 18, 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

Matter of Balance

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
A Matter of Balance is a program to help seniors reduce their fear of falling. The class encourages seniors to be active by teaching exercises and techniques to increase strength and balance. With these skills, seniors who have fallen before or are afraid of falling can gain the confidence to be active again.
Event Type: 
Adults

Tuesday Movie Matinee: Goodbye Christopher Robin

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. In partnership with the Wheaton Park District Mary Lubko Center.

A behind-the-scenes look at the life of author A.A. Milne and the creation of the Winnie the Pooh stories inspired by his son C.R. Milne. 1h 47min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Concert on the Park: The StingRays

Tuesday, June 19, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Enjoy the greatest rock ‘n roll from the 50s, 60s, and 70s with The StingRays! This energetic foursome will get you dancing and will test your trivia knowledge of your favorite rock ‘n roll oldies.
Event Type: 
Concert

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, June 19, 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: Tribe of Mentors: Short Life Advice from the Best in the World by Tim Ferriss
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Online Marketing Strategies for Retail Businesses

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Three out of four people who perform a "near me" search on their phones visit a local business within a day. So how can retailers take advantage of this golden opportunity to drive foot traffic? Google’s livestream provides tips for attracting in-store shoppers, engaging with customers, measuring results, and more.

Lunch provided.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

Wednesday English Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, June 20, 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, June 20, 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

SCORE Workshop: Create a Risk-Free Supply Chain for Your Business

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
This workshop will provide tools and processes that will help you develop a risk base approach for your supply chain contingencies.

Gary Johnson, a SCORE Mentor and former Senior Director of Global Strategic Sourcing and Sustainability for McDonald's Corporation helps attendees define supply chain contingencies, develop a risk management strategy, and identify best practices.

Large Meeting Room, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

Matter of Balance

Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
A Matter of Balance is a program to help seniors reduce their fear of falling. The class encourages seniors to be active by teaching exercises and techniques to increase strength and balance. With these skills, seniors who have fallen before or are afraid of falling can gain the confidence to be active again.
Event Type: 
Adults

Classic Movie Night: A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Thursday, June 21, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
**New location! Join us in the Large Meeting Room for trivia, discussion, and best of all… classic movies! Meets on the third Thursday at 6pm.

A Tree Grows in Brooklyn (1945): Encouraged by her idealistic if luckless father, a bright and imaginative young woman comes of age in a Brooklyn tenement during the early 1900s. 2hrs 9min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, June 21, 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, June 23, 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

Google Drive

Saturday, June 23, 2018 -
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.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

True Story Book Club

Monday, June 25, 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: Fantasyland: How America Went Haywire: A 500-Year History By: Kurt Andersen
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Matter of Balance

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
A Matter of Balance is a program to help seniors reduce their fear of falling. The class encourages seniors to be active by teaching exercises and techniques to increase strength and balance. With these skills, seniors who have fallen before or are afraid of falling can gain the confidence to be active again.
Event Type: 
Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, June 26, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn the basics of this incredibly versatile spreadsheet program. Creating charts, sorting, simple formulas, and basic formatting are covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults