All Events

Tuesday Movie Matinees

Tuesday, February 20, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:45pm
Movies shown with closed captioning. Co-sponsored by the Wheaton Park District Mary Lubko Center. Pick up free required tickets at the Checkout Desk.

Movie: Churchill (2017)
Event Type: 
Movie

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, February 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: Entrepreneurial You: Monetize Your Expertise, Create Multiple Income Streams, and Thrive by Dorie Clark
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Viewing Party by Google livestream: Get Your Business Online

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -
11:00am to 1:15pm
The U.S. Small Business Administration Tech Coalition teams up with Facebook, Constant Contact, and Square to host a livestream workshop on February 21st from 11:30 am - 1:00 pm to teach businesses how to create a seamless online shopping experience for their customers.

Join us in Meeting Room H on the library's 2nd Floor.

Co-sponsored by the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

ESL Conversation Cafe

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

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, February 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

Macroeconomics: Why the Big Picture Matters So Much to Your Retirement

Wednesday, February 21, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Every asset class is affected differently by changes in the Macro picture. Learn a macro framework to illustrate the drivers of the economy and the investment implications of changes to government policy.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Google Apps

Thursday, February 22, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Experience a hands-on demonstration of all the different apps, from Maps to Calendars, that Google has to offer. Students should have a Gmail account prior to class.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

The Beatles and Sgt. Pepper

Thursday, February 22, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Join Beatles expert Robert Rodriguez he discusses the year of Sgt. Pepper and shows his documentary on how the Fab Four explored rock's boundaries while capturing the vibe of the Summer of Love.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, February 22, 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

Friday, February 23, 2018 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Movies shown with closed captioning. Pick up free required tickets at the Checkout Desk.

Movie: The Big Sick (2017)
Event Type: 
Movie

Microsoft Excel 2016: Pivot Tables

Saturday, February 24, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Expand your Excel knowledge by learning how pivot tables work.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

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

FamilySearch.org: The Ultimate Free, Online Genealogy Resource

Saturday, February 24, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
It’s all about family. FamilySearch.org is the largest, free genealogy resource on the Internet. Learn why and how to create an account, search the records, add photos, stories and documents, access FamilySearch’s digitized books, get help and search the catalog.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

True Story Book Club

Monday, February 26, 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: The Johnstown Flood by David McCullough
Event Type: 
Book Discussion

Job Club

Tuesday, February 27, 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

Make & Take: Beaded Jewelry

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Rescheduled from Jan. 23 - Join us and make your own beaded jewelry. This program is presented by Ardent Care and is limited to seniors and adults only. Space is limited, registration required.
Event Type: 
Adults

SCORE Workshop: Finding Your Corporate Voice for Social and Digital Marketing

Tuesday, February 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Your business is communicating, but what is it saying? Join Karen Dix, Big Ideas Writing & Tyler Morris, M2 Digital Media Group to discover how to uncover and maximize the power of your corporate voice to electrify your marketing communication, social media and online efforts.

Meet in Large Meeting Room, Lower Level.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Wednesday, February 28, 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.
Event Type: 
Adults
Drop-in Program

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, March 1, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, March 1, 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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, March 3, 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

Smartphone Café

Saturday, March 3, 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

An Apple for Harriet Tubman

Monday, March 5, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
In honor of Harriet Tubman Day on March 10, Author Glennette Turner discusses and shows a DVD of her interview with Harriet Tubman's relatives which served as inspiration to her picture book, "An Apple for Harriet Tubman." Glennette will also lead a simulated Underground Railroad game.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens
Children

Voter Registration

Tuesday, March 6, 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

ESL Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, March 7, 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

Preparing Your Home for Sale

Thursday, March 8, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
A panel of experts including longtime Wheaton resident and Re/Max Action real estate broker Josie Morrison, a real estate attorney, mortgage brokers, and home inspector will present and answer all of your questions about selling your home.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, March 8, 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: All Saints

Friday, March 9, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning.

When a group of Burmese refugees join the congregation, the pastor of a failing Anglican church attempts to aid them by planting crops and enlisting the help of the community. 1h 48min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, March 10, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, March 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

Google Drive

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 -
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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, March 14, 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

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Understanding your customers’ needs is among the hardest tasks for the small business owner. Come, share and learn from business entrepreneurs in your community. Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Small Business Mentor from SCORE, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and learn during an open discussion about how to determine your customers’ needs – and how to get them to say “yes” to your product or service offering.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

Knitting Club

Thursday, March 15, 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

Classic Movie Night: A Patch of Blue

Thursday, March 15, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us in Meeting Room C (Lower Level) for trivia, discussion, and best of all… classic movies! Registration required. Meets on the third Thursday at 6pm.

A Patch of Blue (1945): A blind, uneducated white girl is befriended by a black man, who becomes determined to help her escape her impoverished and abusive home life by introducing her to the outside world. 1hr 45min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Eleanor Roosevelt: Her Story, Her Day

Thursday, March 15, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
In honor of Women’s History Month, hear Eleanor’s story told in her own words woven from her writings, including her long running newspaper column, My Day. Discover the path that led her on the journey to her marriage to Franklin Delano Roosevelt, to a mother of six children, to the White House, where she will tell you of her work during WWII. She will share with you how she gained the confidence to step out of the traditional role of women and how she faced her fears, celebrated her joys, and grew from her struggles as a daughter, a wife, a mother and a friend.
Event Type: 
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, March 17, 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

DNA: Behind the Scenes with Genealogist Dan Hubbard

Saturday, March 17, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
DNA testing has become part of genealogy. What are the different tests? Why do they tell us different things? Where did we get the different components of our genetic heritage? How can DNA testing be used to attack genealogical problems? In short, what do you need to know to start to think about DNA?
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Library Board Meeting

Monday, March 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: The Glass Castle

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. In partnership with the Wheaton Park District Mary Lubko Center.

A young girl comes of age in a dysfunctional family of nonconformist nomads with a mother who's an eccentric artist and an alcoholic father who would stir the children's imagination with hope as a distraction to their poverty. 2h 7min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, March 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: SuperBetter: The Power of Living Gamefully by Jane McGonigal
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

ESL Conversation Cafe

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

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2016

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Why use Microsoft Word to create posters when Publisher can help you create even better posters and newsletters? In this program, explore how Microsoft Publisher can help you create eye-catching posters and more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Wednesday, March 21, 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

SCORE Workshop: How New Tax Laws Will Affect Your Type of Business Entity

Wednesday, March 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Attorney James L. Poznak will discuss the legal and tax differences, including the formation, advantages, and disadvantages, among sole proprietorships, C corporations, S corporations, general partnerships, limited partnerships, limited liability companies, not-for-profit corporations, benefit corporations, and low profit limited liability companies. The presentation will cover the recently passed Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, and questions from seminar participants are encouraged.

Large Meeting Room, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

Google Tools

Thursday, March 22, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Learn about the wide variety of tools that Google has to offer, including Maps, Calendar, and many more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Home Buying

Thursday, March 22, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
A panel of experts including longtime Wheaton resident and Re/Max Action real estate broker Josie Morrison, a real estate attorney, mortgage brokers, and home inspector will present and answer all of your questions about purchasing a home.
Event Type: 
Adults

Art of the Reformation Age

Thursday, March 22, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
2018 marks the 500th anniversary of the German publication of Martin Luther’s 95 Theses and the start of the Protestant Reformation. In this slide lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses how paintings and prints fueled a religious movement and made Luther a celebrity in his own lifetime. Featuring works by Dürer, Cranach and Raphael as well as many of their contemporaries, this program promises to offer insight into a remarkable moment in history.
Event Type: 
Adults

Fridays at the Movies: Battle of the Sexes

Friday, March 23, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning.

The true story of the 1973 tennis match between World number one Billie Jean King and ex-champ and serial hustler Bobby Riggs. 2h.
Event Type: 
Movie