All Events

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, March 25, 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, March 25, 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

[CANCELLED} - Job Club

Tuesday, March 26, 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

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, March 26, 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

SCORE Workshop: Business Start-up Tips to Build Success and Avoid Tragedy

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
Starting a business can be a daunting and challenging endeavor. Entrepreneur and SCORE mentor Mike Ronchetti will share tips on how to gather information, ask the right questions, make good decisions, and stay the course; while identifying problems, avoiding money traps and emotional tragedies that start-ups often experience.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Living History: Georgia O’Keeffe

Thursday, March 28, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Leslie Goddard portrays legendary artist and modernist Georgia O’Keeffe. She discusses her intense closeness to flowers, nature, and the landscape around her homes in New Mexico. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Wheaton.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, March 28, 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

Smartphone Cafe

Saturday, March 30, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Grab a coffee (or tea) and see what your smartphone can do!

This month's topic will be using calendar apps.

Event Type: 
Adults
Computer Class

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, March 30, 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

Don't Go Broke in Retirement: Making Your Money Last

Monday, April 1, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Our greatest fear in retirement is to not outlive our money. Do you have a plan in place? Learn how to maximize your retirement assets and to not outlive your money. Presented by Josh Lindsay of Primerica.
Event Type: 
Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn the basics of this incredibly versatile spreadsheet program. Creating charts, sorting, simple formulas, and basic formatting are covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Understanding Credit Reports

Tuesday, April 2, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
H.O.M.E. DuPage explores the importance of developing and maintaining your credit in today’s financial world, including information on how credit scores are determined and how different types of credit can affect your credit score.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, April 3, 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

Keep Uncle Sam Out of Your Estate

Wednesday, April 3, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
This seminar will discuss how to set up your estate plan using trusts, wills, powers of attorney for property and health care to maximize the amount of inheritance you can pass to your beneficiaries and at the same time minimize the costs of administration and avoid probate. Presented by John Pankau of Pankau Law.
Event Type: 
Adults

Stocks are Risky, and So is Avoiding Them

Thursday, April 4, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The daily fluctuations of the stock market are enough to drive us crazy. But avoid stocks altogether and you might just go broke for lack of returns. Craig Lemoine, Director of Financial Planning at the University of Illinois, and Randy Bruns, President of the Financial Planning Association, discuss the myths and realities of investing and demonstrate time-tested strategies for managing wealth through the most challenging times.
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, April 4, 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, April 4, 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: The Wife (Rated R)

Friday, April 5, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A wife questions her life choices as she travels to Stockholm with her husband, where he is slated to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature. 1h 40min. Rated R.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, April 6, 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

Saturday, April 6, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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

Computers for Absolute Beginners

Monday, April 8, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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

Film Screening: American Creed

Monday, April 8, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
The PBS documentary American Creed is constructed around a seminar-style conversation co-led by Condoleezza Rice and David M. Kennedy. We will have a brief discussion following the film screening that will continue more in-depth the following week.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 9, 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

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, April 9, 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: Real Artists Don’t Starve: Timeless Strategies for Thriving in the New Creative Age by Jeff Goins
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, April 10, 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

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, April 11, 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

Gardening with Annuals & Perennials

Thursday, April 11, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Combining perennials and annuals can give the garden continuous color from the very early part of spring until the latter part of fall. Learn how to put these two groups of flowers together to keep your garden lively all season long. Presented by horticulturist Sharon Yiesla.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, April 11, 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, April 12, 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: A Star is Born (Rated R)

Friday, April 12, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A musician helps a young singer find fame, even as age and alcoholism send his own career into a downward spiral. 2h 16min. Rated R.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, April 13, 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, April 13, 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

Computers for Beginners Part II

Monday, April 15, 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

Community Conversation: American Creed

Monday, April 15, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us for a community discussion that delves deeper into the themes of the PBS documentary American Creed. Who gets to be counted as "American" and why? How can we make a difference to our immediate community? Led by Dr. Caroline Kisiel of DePaul University.

If you're unable to attend the April 8 screening, you may view the film online at http://www.pbs.org/program/american-creed/
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Library Board Meeting

Monday, April 15, 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, April 16, 2019 -
8:30am to 9:30am
The Business Resource Center and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce host an informal forum (every 3rd Tuesday of the month) where business owners, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs can meet to network, ask questions, share experience, triumphs, tragedies, tips, and tricks of the trade.

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

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

Movie Matinee: First Man

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A look at the life of the astronaut, Neil Armstrong, and the legendary space mission that led him to become the first man to walk on the Moon on July 20, 1969. 2h 21min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, April 17, 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: Defining the Winning Value Proposition For Your Customers

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Come and discuss with your fellow business entrepreneurs the ways in which you define and create value that your customers care about and that helps beat your competition! Engage in a lively conversation about creating value and earning great customers.

Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Small Business Mentor from SCORE

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Classic Movie Night: The Shawshank Redemption (Rated R)

Thursday, April 18, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us in Meeting Room A (large room on lower level) to learn about and discuss the featured movie of the month.

Two imprisoned men bond over a number of years, finding solace and eventual redemption through acts of common decency. 2h 22min.
Event Type: 
Movie
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, April 18, 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: Bohemian Rhapsody

Friday, April 19, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid in 1985. 2h 14min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, April 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

The Rise & Fall of the Berlin Wall

Monday, April 22, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Join German historian Anette Isaacs as she presents you with a historical and political overview of this very painful but also almost miraculous period in Berlin’s captivating history.
Event Type: 
Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, April 23, 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

Flowering Spring Trees: A Painting Workshop

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Learn to paint these beautiful flowering trees. Christine will teach you some fun, easy painting techniques using watercolor pencils, plastic wrap and brushes. Beginners welcome!
Event Type: 
Adults

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, April 23, 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

SCORE Workshop: Financial Essentials for a Start-Up Business

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
This workshop is for those who are thinking about starting a new business, in the process, or already in business. With over 40 years of accounting and financial experience, CPA John Galati will discuss all of the financial matters associated with starting, operating, and maintaining a business.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, April 25, 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