All Events

Library Board Meeting

Monday, January 21, 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

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Expand your Excel know how! This class covers conditional formatting and filtering, layout options, working across multiple sheets, plus more about formulas, charts and tables.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

SCORE Workshop: Highlights of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
On December 22, 2017 the President signed into law “An Act to Provide for Reconciliation Pursuant to Titles II and V of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for fiscal year 2018.” Politicians named it “The Tax Cuts and Job Act.” CPAs and other tax professionals simply call it the “CPA and Tax Professionals Job Security Act.” Learn all about this new legislation from our presenter, Harry Eng, CPA, Enrolled Agent, Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute, and SCORE Certified Business Mentor.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Dry City Brew Works downtown Wheaton 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

Computers for Absolute Beginners

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 -
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

What Should I Read Next?

Thursday, January 24, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Learn how to use Goodreads and NoveList to discover new books and authors, track what you’ve read (or want to read), share recommendations with your friends, and more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Healthy Comfort Cuisine

Thursday, January 24, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Chef Maddox demonstrates how to cook healthy and delicious comfort foods. Recipes and samples included!
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, January 24, 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

Movie Matinee: Coco (Animated)

Friday, January 25, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. This is an animated film. 1hr 45min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016

Saturday, January 26, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Learn basic navigation skills to effectively use Word 2016. Cutting and pasting, saving, printing, and creating and editing a basic document are covered. This class is designed for those who have little to no experience with Word.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, January 26, 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

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Warm Up With a Brand New Business Meet Up!

Come in from the cold, grab a cuppa joe, join your fellow business owners, and share your no-cost, low-cost business ideas to start the New Year. We will also be discussing the type of information you are looking for to help your business grow and succeed.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor. Hot coffee and light refreshments.

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

Job Club

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 -
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: Valentine's Cards

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Make some beautiful and unique Valentine’s cards for your friends and family. Laura Barto from Stampin’ UP will show you how.

Sign up for one time slot, limited space available. Adults only, please.
Event Type: 
Adults

Make & Take: Valentine's Cards

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Make some beautiful and unique Valentine’s cards for your friends and family. Laura Barto from Stampin’ UP will show you how.

Sign up for one time slot, limited space available. Adults only, please.
Event Type: 
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Wednesday, January 30, 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

Internet Safety 101

Thursday, January 31, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Learn how to choose stronger passwords, protect yourself from computer viruses and online scams, and more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Putin’s Russia

Thursday, January 31, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Since Vladimir Putin took power in Russia over 18 years ago, the relationship between the US and this formerly sworn enemy has been in a state of flux. This lecture will examine Putin’s background, style of rule, and overall relationship with the US. Presented by Dr. Ben Whisenhunt, professor of history at College of DuPage.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, January 31, 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

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016

Saturday, February 2, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Learn how to add and edit pictures, tables, WordArt, columns, bullet points, and much more. This class is recommended for those who would like more than a basic understanding of Word.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, February 2, 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

Google Drive

Tuesday, February 5, 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

Painting Workshop: Cozy Winter Cottage

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Northern lights soar above a cozy winter cottage nestled in a pine forest. Learn to use some basic watercolor pencil techniques like gradated washes, wet on wet, dry brush and more. Then create your own beautiful painting under the guidance of art teacher Christine Thornton.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, February 6, 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

Computers for Beginners Part II

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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

SCORE Workshop: Plan B - Exploring Business Ownership When the Job Search Fails

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
This workshop, presented by Bill Schrack a SCORE mentor and employment coach, helps you assess your current employment search, develop a Goal Statement (using Stephen Covey’s Habit #2: Begin with the End in Mind), and gives you the direction needed to move forward in an organized and logical manner.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, February 7, 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, February 7, 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, February 8, 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

Movie Matinee: Phantom Thread (Rated R)

Friday, February 8, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Rated R for language. 2h 10min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, February 9, 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

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, February 9, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Learn the basics of this incredibly versatile spreadsheet program. Creating charts, sorting, simple formulas, and basic formatting are covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, February 12, 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

Google Docs

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Create documents, resumes, business cards and more with Google’s word processing software. Basic editing, formatting, layout, inserting objects, printing, sharing and saving are covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 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

Meet Marie Antoinette

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Martina Mathisen returns to portray the young queen and tells her story of her royal heritage and how she became the Queen of France and eventually her execution by the guillotine.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, February 14, 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, February 16, 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

Buying and Selling on eBay

Saturday, February 16, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Learn how to set up an eBay account, find and purchase items, and get started selling, including tips for creating ads, shipping items, and providing good customer service.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Sunday Concert: Fareed Haque & AnDrea James – Classical Spanish

Sunday, February 17, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Classically trained soprano singer AnDrea James performs classical Spanish songs accompanied by renowned guitarist Fareed Haque. Originally written for piano and voice, these beautiful songs have been arranged for the first time ever for guitar and voice by Fareed.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Stroke Education & Prevention

Monday, February 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join Ryan Keiler, Stroke Education Coordinator of Northwestern Medicine as he presents on the common risk factors for stroke, warning signs, and correct actions to take when stroke occurs. Coffee provided.
Event Type: 
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, February 18, 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

Movie Matinee: Won’t You Be My Neighbor? (Documentary)

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

An exploration of the life, lessons, and legacy of iconic children's television host, Fred Rogers. This film is a documentary. 1h 34min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Google Sheets

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Balance your finances or organize your contacts with this versatile spreadsheet software. Data entry, formulas, formatting, charts, sharing and saving are included.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, February 19, 2019 -
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 title: The Excellence Dividend: Meeting the Tech Tide with Work that Wows and Jobs that Last, by Tom Peters
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, February 20, 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: What Should You Know About Cash Flow?

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Cash is king! Managing your cash flow – revenue and expenses – is a critical issue for all business owners. Poorly managed cash flow is a primary reason for business failure. You worked hard to get the sale. Don’t let the profits slip away. Join your fellow entrepreneurs to discuss how to make your cash work for you.

Tom Drouin, Certified Small Business Mentor with SCORE Fox Valley facilitates

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.

Please note: The original topic for this Roundtable was changed to the above.
Event Type: 
Business

Classic Movie Night: Roman Holiday (1953)

Thursday, February 21, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us in Meeting Room A (large room on lower level) to learn about and discuss the featured movie of the month.

A bored and sheltered princess escapes her guardians and falls in love with an American newsman in Rome. 1h 58min.
Event Type: 
Movie
Adults

Movie Matinee: Mamma Mia! Here We Go Again

Friday, February 22, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Five years after the events of Mamma Mia! Sophie prepares for the grand reopening of the Hotel Bella Donna as she learns more about her mother's past. 1h 54min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, February 23, 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