All Events

Movie Matinee: A Dog's Way Home

Friday, July 19, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A female dog travels four hundred miles in search of her owner throughout a Colorado wilderness. 1h 36 min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, July 20, 2019 -
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

Cutting the Cable Cord

Saturday, July 20, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Thinking of dropping your cable subscription? Learn about devices (such as Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV Stick, and Apple TV) and streaming services (such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime) that you can use to keep watching your favorite content, without cable.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Computers for Beginners Part II

Monday, July 22, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
This is the next step from the Absolute Beginners class. Review the basics and learn more about how Windows works, how to save files to a USB memory stick, and how the computer file system is organized.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Matter of Balance

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Presented by the DuPage Senior Citizens Council, this class teaches seniors exercises and techniques to increase strength and balance to reduce fall risks. Register by calling 630-620-0804 x122
Event Type: 
Adults

ALICE Training

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join the Wheaton Police Department for ALICE Training (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate). ALICE helps teach individuals and groups how to proactively handle the threat in a violent encounter or active shooter event. Ages 16 + up, please.
Event Type: 
Adults

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, July 23, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Muldoon's Irish Pub downtown Wheaton (133 W. Front St.) 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

Matter of Balance

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Presented by the DuPage Senior Citizens Council, this class teaches seniors exercises and techniques to increase strength and balance to reduce fall risks. Register by calling 630-620-0804 x122
Event Type: 
Adults

Harry Potter Trivia at Dry City

Wednesday, July 24, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us at Dry City for a special themed trivia celebrating Harry Potter in preparation for our Wizard Fest on July 27!

Dry City Brew Works is located at 120 N. Main St. in downtown Wheaton.
Event Type: 
Adults

CANCELLED: Matter of Balance

Thursday, July 25, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Presented by the DuPage Senior Citizens Council, this class teaches seniors exercises and techniques to increase strength and balance to reduce fall risks. Register by calling 630-620-0804 x122
Event Type: 
Adults

Harry Potter Illustrations: A Drawing Workshop

Thursday, July 25, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join artist Christine Thornton and explore imagery from the beloved books that became blockbuster movies. We'll study some of the chapter heading illustrations from the books. Christine will teach you easy drawing techniques to capture the magic as you create your own small copy. Beginners welcome!
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, July 25, 2019 -
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, July 27, 2019 -
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

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, July 29, 2019 -
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

True Story Book Club

Monday, July 29, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
True Story Book Club is Wheaton Library's nonfiction book discussion which meets the last Monday of the month (with the exception of holidays). Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk to join the group.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Matter of Balance

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Presented by the DuPage Senior Citizens Council, this class teaches seniors exercises and techniques to increase strength and balance to reduce fall risks. Register by calling 630-620-0804 x122
Event Type: 
Adults

Movie Matinee: The Upside

Tuesday, July 30, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A comedic look at the relationship between a wealthy man with quadriplegia and an unemployed man with a criminal record who's hired to help him. 2h 6min.
Event Type: 
Movie

BRC Orientation and Tour

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Calling all business owners, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, start-ups, or anyone interesting in learning about the array of business resources available at the Wheaton Public Library to help you in every phase of your business.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, August 1, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn basic navigation skills to effectively use Word 2016. Creating, editing, saving, and printing a basic document will be covered.

This class is designed for those who have little to no experience with Word.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, August 1, 2019 -
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, August 1, 2019 -
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, August 3, 2019 -
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

Tinkercad: Learn to Create in 3D

Saturday, August 3, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Google Drive

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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

Concert on the Park: June's Got the Cash

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
The best Johnny Cash and June Carter tribute show in the Midwest! In costume and in character, come hear all your favorite Johnny Cash tunes.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults
Drop-in Program

Voter Registration

Tuesday, August 6, 2019 -
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, August 7, 2019 -
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: Work Smarter with the Google Cloud Platform

Wednesday, August 7, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
In this workshop, presented by Francesca Hindmon, President and Founder of a digital marketing and cloud technology agency, participants will learn tactics to accelerate their business processes, increase productivity, and collaborate with team members in the Google Cloud using GSuite and Google Marketplace.

PLEASE NOTE: NEW STARTING TIME 6:30 PM

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, August 8, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn how to make your documents more visually appealing by adding color, pictures, WordArt, bullet points, columns, tables, and more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

TED Talks: The Education System

Thursday, August 8, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for TED Talk screenings and a community discussion focusing on the education system. Do schools kill creativity? TED videos are short, inspirational and/or educational videos on a wide range of issues. After the video, there will be time to share ideas, ask questions, and discuss the topic as a group.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 8, 2019 -
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, August 9, 2019 -
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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, August 10, 2019 -
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, August 13, 2019 -
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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 -
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

Workshop: Job Search in the 21st Century

Thursday, August 15, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Without a plan, you risk wasting valuable time and effort looking for a job. A focused plan increases the chances of making the process more effective and increases the potential of greater job satisfaction. This workshop, presented by the People’s Resource Center, will teach you how to create a plan for a highly focused proactive job search.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Advanced Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, August 15, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn how to create complex documents including footnotes, citations, and a table of contents. Macros, document protection, tracking changes, and customizing Word’s menus and settings will also be covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 15, 2019 -
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, August 17, 2019 -
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

Library Board Meeting

Monday, August 19, 2019 -
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

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Join your fellow business owners as they discuss and share ideas to help your business grow and succeed.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Congressman Sean Casten Mobile Office Hours

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
On the third Tuesday of the month, staff from Congressman Sean Casten's office will have a table on the main floor of the library to answer questions and offer assistance.
Event Type: 
Adults

Wheaton Science Theater at Dry City

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Dry City Brew Works and WPL have teamed up to bring you a classic cinematic experience! Come by the taproom to watch the cult classic "Killers from Space" on the projector screen stage.

The movie starts at 7pm, but the doors will open at 6pm so come early to grab a few pints and some good seats before the movie! Also, feel free to bring your own food.

This program is held at Dry City Brew Works at 120 N. Main St, Wheaton, IL.
Event Type: 
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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 title: The Culture Solution: A Practical Guide to Building a Dynamic Culture So People Love Coming to Work and Accomplishing Great Things Together by Matthew Kelly
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 -
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 Roundtable: Do You Have What it Takes to Start and Run a Business?

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
An entrepreneur starts with a dream to turn an idea into a thriving venture that meets your vision and satisfies your financial and lifestyle needs. How do you know whether you have what it takes to build a successful business?

Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Small Business Mentor from SCORE, join your peers in a discussion to explore the issues that are the cornerstones of a successful business start-up.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Microsoft Office 2016: Mail Merge

Thursday, August 22, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Learn how to generate form letters, envelopes, or mailing labels in Microsoft Word using data from an Excel spreadsheet.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

TED Talks: Unplug! Setting Technology Aside?

Thursday, August 22, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for TED Talk screenings and a community discussion focusing on how recent technology has affected our social lives and how we function in society. TED videos are short, inspirational and/or educational videos on a wide range of issues. After the video, there will be time to share ideas, ask questions, and discuss the topic as a group.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 22, 2019 -
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, August 24, 2019 -
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