All Events

Fiction Book Discussion: Case Histories

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss "Case Histories" by Kate Atkinson via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.

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.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Vegetable Gardening

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
There is nothing more rewarding than harvesting your own vegetables, however getting to that point may seem intimidating. Clark Hudmon, owner of Barn Owl Garden Center, will discuss how best to plan your plot and choose the plants that will thrive. He will explore the choices between synthetic and organic, as well as the trade-offs between patio, raised, and traditional planting bed styles. Bring your questions!

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
Event Type: 
Adults

Job Search During the Pandemic

Thursday, April 15, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Job hunting during the COVID-19 pandemic is challenging, but that doesn't mean it's impossible. William Schrack of the Barrington Career Center will outline how to conduct a successful job search with techniques that have been proven to work. In this workshop, you will learn how to set up your workspace at home, develop a plan, obtain support, maximize virtual networking and more!
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Writers Group

Thursday, April 15, 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.
Event Type: 
Adults

Trivia Night

Friday, April 16, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Gather your "QuaranTeam" (individuals welcome, too!) and some beverages and snacks for Virtual Trivia! We will be playing live via Zoom meeting, one team per log-in, please. Questions will be geared towards adults, but all ages are welcome. We will also be featuring movie questions in honor of the Oscars this month! Please make sure to join us right at 7pm as we go over instructions.

This program is provided 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 camera on.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

English Conversation Group

Saturday, April 17, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment via Zoom! Everyone is welcome!

This program is a Zoom Meeting so you can engage and interact with the leader and others. Please turn your microphone and camera on.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Sunday Serenade Series: Chiara String Quartet

Sunday, April 18, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
The Chiara String Quartet will perform in the comfort of your own home via their YouTube channel – register below and link will be emailed when the recording is available, or simply bookmark the DSO YouTube channel, where you can also find past performances: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUFPCXaP1D7WOBAWbbL-Pww

Concert will be recorded on April 11 -- recording will be emailed when available.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Art Demonstration: The Value of Sketches

Monday, April 19, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Knowing where you are going with that first stroke is the single most important step in a successful painting. The sketch is like a map to your wildest journey. Large format watercolor artist Michael Ireland will stress the importance of drawing and how it sets the stage for multiple passes of glazes and color washes. Provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_OdkWTYVbSVWyFONvE10gjA
Event Type: 
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, April 19, 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: Analogue or Digital Marketing?

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
How to attract and retain good customers is among the hardest tasks for the small business owner. Marketing plays a key role, but what tools should you use? Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a SCORE Certified Small Business Master Mentor, participants will have the opportunity to share, discuss and learn during an open discussion about how to determine customer needs and how to get them to say yes to your product or service offering.

Register in advance for this virtual zoom meeting:
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

COVID-19 Updates with Dr. Kevin Most

Tuesday, April 20, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Dr. Kevin Most from Northwestern Medicine will discuss the differences among the COVID-19 vaccines, including the science behind immunization, the strains of variants, and all the latest up-to-date information on COVID-19. A Q&A will follow the presentation. In partnership with Northwestern Medicine and Winfield Public Library.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_A74LSH0YRXK2286DhcOXeQ
Event Type: 
Adults

Craft Along with Creativebug: Wildflower Seed Bombs

Wednesday, April 21, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Make a few self-planting seed bombs, just in time for spring! Two business days after registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Information Desk or Curbside April 1 - 21. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.
Also needed: tray, wax paper, apron

This program is provided 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.
Event Type: 
Adults

Motown: Music That Moved the World

Thursday, April 22, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

In Detroit in the 1960’s Motown Records produced hits as efficiently as the Ford Motor Company produced automobiles – 110 Top Ten hits to be exact! It was the “Sound of Young America” sung by performers like The Supremes, The Temptations, Marvin Gaye and Stevie Wonder.
Event Type: 
Adults

English Conversation Group

Saturday, April 24, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment via Zoom! Everyone is welcome!

This program is a Zoom Meeting so you can engage and interact with the leader and others. Please turn your microphone and camera on.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Your City @ Home: National Museum of Mexican Art

Saturday, April 24, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Explore the “Nuestras Historias” exhibition which includes works from the museum's permanent collection. Nuestras Historias highlights the Museum’s Permanent Collection to showcase the dynamic and diverse stories of Mexican identity in North America. The exhibition presents cultural identity as something that continually evolves across time, regions, and communities, rather than as a static, unchanging entity, and features ancient Mesoamerican and colonial artifacts, modern Mexican art, folk art, and contemporary works from both sides of the U.S.–Mexican border.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Nonfiction Book Discussion: The Story of More

Monday, April 26, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Hope Jahren, an award-winning geobiologist, illuminates the link between human consumption habits and our imperiled planet in "The Story of More: How We Got to Climate Change and Where to Go from Here." She outlines the projected consequences of global warming and the actions that we all can take to fight back.
Pick up a copy at the Information Desk or Curbside, read, and join this thoughtful discussion.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

How to Use LinkedIn for Job Searching

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
The Peoples Resource Center (PRC) Job Coaches will show you how to leverage the social networking site LinkedIn to enhance your job search and create results. You will learn what LinkedIn is, who uses it, and why people use it for job searching.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Hygge Home Decor

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Hygge is a Danish word that means to enjoy life’s simple pleasures. When applied to interior design, it focuses on bringing the "cozy" lifestyle to our surroundings, providing a sense of well-being and contentment. Lesley Kaloustian of Set the Stage Interiors will help us step back into our comfort zones to create tranquil and functional spaces.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
>https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vDk1rer-QwyeUWIQjQMOMQ
Event Type: 
Adults

New Moms Book Club: Homegoing

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Are you a new mom or a mom with young children looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Grab a drink and join us via Zoom as we discuss "Homegoing" by Yaa Gyasi. Copies of the book will be available at the library's Welcome Desk or via Curbside beginning March 30.

Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day of the discussion.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Versiti Blood Drive

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Versiti Blood Center of Illinois will be holding a blood drive in the library's parking lot in their mobile coach from noon-6pm. Appointments will be honored first, but walk-ins are welcome. Photo ID is required.

Safe social distancing measures will be in place to ensure donor safety. Keeping in compliance with our state's ordinance, donors will be required to bring and wear face masks during the donation process.
Event Type: 
Adults

Banish Burnout

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Struggling with "Pandemic Fatigue" or simply feeling depleted by life's challenges? Bridget Martinez, an experienced Licensed Therapist and Substance Abuse Counselor from the Wheaton Wellness Center, will discuss habits to avoid and healthy coping skills to adopt. She will cover self-compassion, mindfulness and mediation, and how to combat negative self-talk. Bring your questions!

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
Event Type: 
Adults

ReferenceUSA Workshop Series: Part 1. Beginning Search Techniques

Thursday, April 29, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Bob Zielinski, ReferenceUSA, will conduct a 2-part series of informative workshops with Q and A via Zoom.

Part 1. Beginning Search Techniques
Get familiar with the data offered on businesses and consumers.
Learn the basics of navigating the database and how to use the information for business and research.

Part 2. Advanced Search Techniques May 6


Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Edith Head: The Woman Who Dressed America

Thursday, April 29, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

An incredibly successful costume designer with eight Oscars to prove it, Edith Head's dazzling career continues to inspire new generations of designers. She dressed the biggest stars to shine over Hollywood. Adored by some, hated by others, her highly competitive and secretive nature drove her career to a meteoric height. Edith Head, as portrayed by Martina Mathisen, reveals why she was the most influential costume designer in Hollywood history.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
Event Type: 
Adults

English Conversation Group

Saturday, May 1, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment via Zoom! Everyone is welcome!

This program is a Zoom Meeting so you can engage and interact with the leader and others. Please turn your microphone and camera on.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Your City @ Home: Chicago Children’s Museum

Saturday, May 1, 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Get an exclusive look at the Cloudbuster climbing exhibit, the Zoom Room and more! Chicago Children’s Museum’s mission is to improve children’s lives by creating a community where play and learning connect. Housed in Navy Pier, the Museum is intentionally designed for experimentation, creativity, and learning for all children. They focus on accessibility, inclusion, and the pursuit of childhood, ensuring valuable and memorable experiences for all visitors.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

Tuesday, May 4, 2021 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Join us via Zoom 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.

This program is provided 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.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Craft Along with Creativebug: Color Meditation

Wednesday, May 5, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Quiet your mind while painting simple shapes with watercolors. Two business days after registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Information Desk or Curbside April 12 to May 5. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.

This program is provided 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.
Event Type: 
Adults

ReferenceUSA Workshop Series: Part 2. Advanced Search Techniques

Thursday, May 6, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Bob Zielinski, ReferenceUSA, will conduct a 2-part series of informative workshops with Q and A via Zoom.

Part 2. Advanced Search Techniques
Take a deeper dive into the data presented in each module and learn how to search between modules.
Discover higher level search techniques and how to use them for your business and research projects.
Learn how to use the mapping, heat maps, charts, and graphs features and how to extract, use, and interpret complex data result sets.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Fiction Book Discussion: Lila

Thursday, May 6, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss "Lila" by Marilynne Robinson via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.

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.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

English Conversation Group

Saturday, May 8, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment via Zoom! Everyone is welcome!

This program is a Zoom Meeting so you can engage and interact with the leader and others. Please turn your microphone and camera on.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Castles of Europe

Monday, May 10, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join avid traveler and librarian Faye Levin-O'Leary for an exploration of the castles in which they not only visited but also worked and lived. Learn about individual castles through fascinating facts, history, and symbols used. Enjoy Faye's own photos as well as those gathered to delve into these castles' stories and famous uses of their facades.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2qmLfLZwRQKNWH2-JXUvTw
Event Type: 
Adults

The 10 Most Important Artists in Chicago Music History

Tuesday, May 11, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join music critics Jim DeRogatis and Greg Kot, hosts of the world’s only rock ‘n’ roll talk show, for a live, online event celebrating Chicago music. They’ll trace the city's rich musical history via the 10 artists they feel contribute the most enduring and influential sounds over the past half-century. Genres include Gospel, Blues, Rock, R&B and more!​

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SCshfQS2QCivRKBPIEMAoQ

Event Type: 
Adults

Fiction Book Discussion: Lila

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss "Lila" by Marilynne Robinson via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.

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.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Senior Housing 101

Wednesday, May 12, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Rick Graffagna, owner of "Senior Solutions" will discuss types of housing available, things to consider, funding, and how to choose a property. This informative program is designed for both seniors and their adult children to help you start the process of discovering the best and most suitable living and/or care arrangement. Bring your questions!

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
>https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_YlLQaoKCSpWqDX9XSf5beQ
Event Type: 
Adults

Author Visit: Hannah Mary McKinnon

Thursday, May 13, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for a virtual visit with suspense author Hannah Mary McKinnon! Hannah Mary was born in the UK, grew up in Switzerland and moved to Canada in 2010. After a successful career in recruitment, she quit the corporate world in favor of writing. While her debut, Time after Time, was a rom com, she transitioned to the dark side thereafter. Her suspense novels include The Neighbors, bestsellers Her Secret Son and Sister Dear, and her forthcoming You Will Remember Me. Hannah Mary will be joining us from Oakville, Ontario, where she lives with with her husband and three sons.
Event Type: 
Adults

English Conversation Group

Saturday, May 15, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment via Zoom! Everyone is welcome!

This program is a Zoom Meeting so you can engage and interact with the leader and others. Please turn your microphone and camera on.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, May 17, 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

Living Room Conversation: One Person, One Vote

Monday, May 17, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Let's explore ideas for reforming our democracy such as ranked choice voting, changing the electoral college, drawing fairer electoral maps, and improving voter participation. Join the discussion to share your ideas on how to encourage active civic engagement. Provided in partnership with the Wheaton League of Women Voters.

This program is provided 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.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Art Demonstration: Acrylics Galore

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Join us for Sandra Bacon's fun, fast-paced lecture/demo that covers the full spectrum of Golden acrylic paints. Their 4 lines (High Flow, Open, Heavy Bodied, and Fluids) provide iridescent and interference paints, gels and pastes that add texture and depth. Free samples mailed to participants after the presentation.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__ag7PWG2Q6KqvvYHo_pnng
Event Type: 
Adults

Writers Group

Thursday, May 20, 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.
Event Type: 
Adults

English Conversation Group

Saturday, May 22, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment via Zoom! Everyone is welcome!

This program is a Zoom Meeting so you can engage and interact with the leader and others. Please turn your microphone and camera on.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Nonfiction Book Discussion: The Plateau

Monday, May 24, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
During World War II, French villagers offered safe harbor to countless strangers - mostly children - as they fled for their lives. The same place offers refuge to migrants today. Anthropologist Maggie Paxson analyzes: What are the traits that make a group choose selflessness? Pick up a copy at the Information Desk or Curbside, read, and join this thoughtful discussion.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

New Moms Book Club: Such a Fun Age

Tuesday, May 25, 2021 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Are you a new mom or a mom with young children looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Grab a drink and join us via Zoom as we discuss "Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid. Copies of the book will be available at the library's Welcome Desk or via Curbside beginning April 27.

Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day of the discussion.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Create Along: Frida Inspired Portrait

Wednesday, May 26, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join art instructors from People's Resource Center for a look at the artwork of Frida Kahlo and a hands-on activity embellishing and decorating a portrait. Two business days after registering, pick-up your kit at the Information Desk or Curbside May 10-26. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.

Optional supplies: black and white image of yourself or loved one (stock images provided in kit), additional collage materials such as magazines, fabric, etc.
Event Type: 
Adults

Not Quite: Asian Americans and the "Other" in the Era of the Pandemic

Thursday, May 27, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
In honor of Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month, join Dr. Ada Cheng for her presentation Not Quite: Asian Americans and the "Other" in the Era of the Pandemic and the Uprising. In this performance, Dr. Cheng explores several major themes: the meanings of home(land), racial profiling and the image of the perpetual foreigner, and anti-Asian racism under the pandemic.
Event Type: 
Adults

English Conversation Group

Saturday, May 29, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment via Zoom! Everyone is welcome!

This program is a Zoom Meeting so you can engage and interact with the leader and others. Please turn your microphone and camera on.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults