All Events

English Conversation Group

Saturday, January 23, 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

Living Room Conversation: Climate Change

Monday, January 25, 2021 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Promote climate conversations through openness to others with varying views. No matter how firm your beliefs, courageously listen with curiosity and respect in order to facilitate communication. 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

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, January 25, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Bring your needlecraft project (knit, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.), make progress on your project, share techniques and skills. Limited instruction provided.
Event Type: 
Adults

Nonfiction Book Discussion: Endurance

Monday, January 25, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Endurance: A Year In Space, A Lifetime of Discovery is a stunning, personal memoir from Scott Kelly, the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station. It provides a message of hope for the future that will inspire generations to come. Pick up a copy at the Information Desk or Curbside, read and join this thoughtful discussion.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

BRC Orientation

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Whether you are starting a business or already an established entity, the Business Resource Center (BRC) can help you in every stage of your journey. Please join us for a virtual orientation to see what we can do for you.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

New Moms Book Club: Exit West

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Are you a new mom or a mom with young children looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us via Zoom as we discuss "Exit West" by Mohsin Hamid. Copies of the book are available at the library's Greeter Desk or via Curbside.

"Exit West" by Mohsin Hamid -- Two young lovers engage in a furtive affair shaped by local unrest on the eve of a civil war that erupts in a cataclysmic bombing attack, forcing them to abandon their previous home and lives.

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

Versiti Blood Drive

Wednesday, January 27, 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. All successful blood donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies.

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

Living Room Conversation: Climate Change

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Promote climate conversations through openness to others with varying views. No matter how firm your beliefs, courageously listen with curiosity and respect in order to facilitate communication. 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

Beatlemania!

Thursday, January 28, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join Beatles expert, author, and radio personality Professor Moptop (Gregory Alexander) as he discusses Beatlemania and all the excitement surrounding the Fab Four! Using rare audio and news clips, the Professor will discuss 1963-64 -- the time period during which the Beatles fame spread throughout Europe, just before they came to America.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8ExrVWMnT1eBw7f69ProVg
Event Type: 
Adults

English Conversation Group

Saturday, January 30, 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

Craft Along: Valentine Treat Packages

Monday, February 1, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Create three unique candy holders to celebrate the sweetness of the holiday with Laura Barto. Two business days after registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Information Desk or Curbside between January 13 and February 1. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.
Also needed: quality liquid glue, sharp scissors, single hole punch
Event Type: 
Adults

Tea for Health

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
A cup of Tea not only brings delicious warmth and coziness, but health benefits as well! Discover how tea provides anti-oxidants, promotes heart health, supports the immune system, reduces anxiety, and more. Judy Duncan BSN, MA, CTS, (Certified Tea Specialist) and owner of K'Tizo Tea LLC will teach us how Tea enhances your well-being, relaxation and connection with others.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
>https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_e3bKJq3GQSGxXxXsio_Jmg
Event Type: 
Adults

Fiction Book Discussion: How to Stop Time

Thursday, February 4, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss “How to Stop Time” by Matt Haig via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.

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: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Talking About Race: Community Conversations

Thursday, February 4, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join your fellow community members for a facilitated discussion in small groups to reflect on the issues brought up in the Talking About Race program series. This program will be held via Zoom meetings and we ask that all attendees turn their mics/cameras on and be prepared to participate. In partnership with the parents group DEI200 - Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Advisory Council for CUSD 200.

If you did not attend our Talking About Race program series, we recommended viewing them in preparation for this program: wheatonlibrary.org/DEI
Event Type: 
Adults

English Conversation Group

Saturday, February 6, 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

Local Author Glennette Tilley Turner

Monday, February 8, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join local author, educator and historian Glennette Tilley Turner for a retrospective of her children's books. She will discuss the importance of documentation and exposing young readers to the role of African-American history in the context of American history. Her goal is to enable readers to develop an awareness of contributions such as the invention of the stoplight, and a personal connection with historical individuals like Harriet Tubman.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
Event Type: 
Adults

SCORE Business Roundtable: How Do You Know When to Start and Run a Business?

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
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? Join your peers in a discussion to explore the issues that are the cornerstones of a successful business startup.

Register in advance for this virtual zoom meeting:
https://score.tfaforms.net/17?EventID=a105a000006dCmN
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

Tuesday, February 9, 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

Fiction Book Discussion: How to Stop Time

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss “How to Stop Time” by Matt Haig via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.

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: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Craft Along with Creativebug: Shrinky Dinks

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Remember Shrinky Dinks?! We'll make jewelry and a cake topper. Two business days after registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Information Desk or Curbside January 25 - February 10. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.
Additional supplies needed: colored pencils, scissors, pliers, glue, oven, baking tray
Event Type: 
Adults

2021 Economic Landscape: Starting and Existing Business Challenges and Changes

Thursday, February 11, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Ute Westphal, Director, Program Manager, and Certified Business Advisor at the College of DuPage Small Business Development Center (COD SBDC) will present the changes to small businesses and industries due to the pandemic, how startups and existing businesses can best respond to the changes, and an update on funding and current disaster relief funding.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Instant Pot 101

Thursday, February 11, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Whether you just got a new pressure cooker or you are looking for some new recipe ideas and tips, this class is designed to teach you how to save time with a pressure cooker. Andrea will explain the pressure cooking process -- you’ll be amazed at how quickly foods such as beans can be made in a pressure cooker. Plus, we will show you how to create dishes you never guessed could come from a pressure cooker, including desserts. We will also show you how to use and care for your pressure cooker and how to find good recipes.
Event Type: 
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Friday, February 12, 2021 - 10:00am
Bring your needlecraft project (knit, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.), make progress on your project, share techniques and skills. Limited instruction provided.
Event Type: 
Adults

Trivia Night

Friday, February 12, 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. 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 microphone and/or camera on.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

English Conversation Group

Saturday, February 13, 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: ZAZZ Jazz Trio Love Songs

Sunday, February 14, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
The ZAZZ Jazz Trio will perform love songs for Valentine's Day in the comfort of your own home! Order some carry-out food from your favorite Wheaton restaurant and have a romantic afternoon! This concert will be livestreamed via YouTube – register below and link will be emailed prior to the performance.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Living Room Conversation: Homelessness

Monday, February 15, 2021 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Homelessness in America is a problem that reminds us daily of our failure to live up to our founding principles. How do we explain this problem to our children, living in a country of great wealth? Let’s have a community conversation about how we might do better. 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: Pastel Winterscape

Monday, February 15, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Brian Sauerland will discuss his process of working with pastels, demonstrating how subtle shifts in color and value can create an impactful scene. Capturing the peacefulness of winter requires an understanding of the limits of photographic references, a loose hand, and a little inspiration. Provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.
Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
>https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_jar1GOxUQYubgRCcOY6JjA
Event Type: 
Adults

BRC Business Meet Up

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Please join your fellow business owners as they catch up, discuss and share ideas to help your business in these turbulent times.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

African American Art of the Twentieth Century

Tuesday, February 16, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Art historian Jeff Mishur presents a lecture on a selection of African American artists of the twentieth century. Mr. Mishur will discuss works by Henry Ossawa Tanner; Aaron Douglass; Walter Ellison; Archibald Motley Jr.; Jacob Lawrence; Faith Ringgold and others. Several styles practiced by African American artists will be discussed within the context of major European and American art movements including the Harlem Renaissance.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
Event Type: 
Adults

Living Room Conversation: Homelessness

Wednesday, February 17, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Homelessness in America is a problem that reminds us daily of our failure to live up to our founding principles. How do we explain this problem to our children, living in a country of great wealth? Let’s have a community conversation about how we might do better. 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

Writers Group

Thursday, February 18, 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

The Long Shadow

Friday, February 19, 2021 (All day)
WPL is proud to be partnering with several Illinois libraries to offer free streaming of the documentary film, The Long Shadow, during the week of February 19-26.

The Long Shadow follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today.
Event Type: 
Adults

The Long Shadow

Saturday, February 20, 2021 (All day)
WPL is proud to be partnering with several Illinois libraries to offer free streaming of the documentary film, The Long Shadow, during the week of February 19-26.

The Long Shadow follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today.
Event Type: 
Adults

English Conversation Group

Saturday, February 20, 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

The Long Shadow

Sunday, February 21, 2021 (All day)
WPL is proud to be partnering with several Illinois libraries to offer free streaming of the documentary film, The Long Shadow, during the week of February 19-26.

The Long Shadow follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today.
Event Type: 
Adults

The Long Shadow

Monday, February 22, 2021 (All day)
WPL is proud to be partnering with several Illinois libraries to offer free streaming of the documentary film, The Long Shadow, during the week of February 19-26.

The Long Shadow follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today.
Event Type: 
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, February 22, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Bring your needlecraft project (knit, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.), make progress on your project, share techniques and skills. Limited instruction provided.
Event Type: 
Adults

Nonfiction Book Discussion: Boys in the Boat

Monday, February 22, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
In The Boys in the Boat: Nine Americans and Their Epic Quest for Gold at the 1936 Berlin Olympics, Daniel James Brown tells an irresistible story about beating the odds and finding hope in the most desperate of times. An improbable, intimate account of how nine working-class boys showed the world at the 1936 Olympics in Berlin what true grit really meant. Pick up a copy at the Information Desk or Curbside, read and join this thoughtful discussion.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

The Long Shadow

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 (All day)
WPL is proud to be partnering with several Illinois libraries to offer free streaming of the documentary film, The Long Shadow, during the week of February 19-26.

The Long Shadow follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today.
Event Type: 
Adults

Job Search Workshop: Multi-Generational and Multi-Culturalism in the Workplace

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
In this workshop, presented by the People’s Resource Center (PRC), job seekers will become more comfortable with different and distinct generational and cultural workplace attitudes, behaviors, expectations, habits and motivational hot buttons.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

New Moms Book Club: An American Marriage

Tuesday, February 23, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Are you a new mom or a mom with young children looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us via Zoom as we discuss "An American Marriage" by Tayari Jones.

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

The Long Shadow

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 (All day)
WPL is proud to be partnering with several Illinois libraries to offer free streaming of the documentary film, The Long Shadow, during the week of February 19-26.

The Long Shadow follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today.
Event Type: 
Adults

The Long Shadow Q&A

Wednesday, February 24, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
WPL is proud to be partnering with several Illinois libraries to offer a live Q&A on Zoom webinar with The Long Shadow Director Frances Causey.

Register (beginning January 2) and view The Long Shadow anytime between February 19-26 here:
http://thelongshadowfilm.com/libraries/
Event Type: 
Adults

The Long Shadow

Thursday, February 25, 2021 (All day)
WPL is proud to be partnering with several Illinois libraries to offer free streaming of the documentary film, The Long Shadow, during the week of February 19-26.

The Long Shadow follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today.
Event Type: 
Adults

Preparing Your Home for Sale

Thursday, February 25, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm
A panel of experts including Wheaton resident and real estate broker Josie Morrison, a real estate attorney, mortgage broker, and home inspector will present and answer all of your questions about selling your home.

If you cannot attend the webinar but would like the information presented, please email the Community Engagement Department below.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_nT4C1R7cQRaDb3qVMHIRHQ
Event Type: 
Adults

The Long Shadow

Friday, February 26, 2021 (All day)
WPL is proud to be partnering with several Illinois libraries to offer free streaming of the documentary film, The Long Shadow, during the week of February 19-26.

The Long Shadow follows former CNN Senior Producer, TED contributor, and Emmy-Award winning Director Frances Causey as she traces her family’s legacy of white privilege, placing it in the context of the history of anti-black racism in the United States that began with slavery and continues to impact our society today.
Event Type: 
Adults

English Conversation Group

Saturday, February 27, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, March 4, 2021 -
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