All Events

Voter Registration

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 -
3:00pm to 7:00pm
It's National Voter Registration Day! Stop by the table on the main floor to register to vote. Provided by the League of Women Voters.
Event Type: 
Voter Registration
Adults

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Emmett's 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

DuPage County Forest Preserve Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join the DuPage County Forest Preserve for a lively discussion about natural world. September’s book is "The Forest Unseen" by David George Haskill.

No registration required. Pick up discussion books at the Circulation Desk.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
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

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, September 27, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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 perfect for those who are new to word processing. It is also recommended for those who are interested in learning the features of the 2016 version.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 27, 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

An Evening with Mr. & Mrs. Lincoln

Thursday, September 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join Wheaton residents and Lincoln re-enactors Max and Donna Daniels as they portray Abraham and Mary Todd Lincoln at the White House right before they leave for Ford’s Theater in this one-act play.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Fridays at the Movies: Murder on the Orient Express

Friday, September 28, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

When a murder occurs on the train he's travelling on, celebrated detective Hercule Poirot is recruited to solve the case. 1h 54min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Google Tools

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Learn about the wide variety of tools that Google has to offer, including Maps, Calendar, and many more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, September 29, 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

Researching Canadian Records with Maureen Brady

Saturday, September 29, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Our neighbor to the north was often the “gateway” for U. S. bound immigrants. Some families may have lived in Canada for a generation or two before continuing on to the U. S. This presentation will include a brief overview of Canadian history and immigration, and a review of the major record sources for Canada and the best websites to locate those records.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Make & Take: Halloween Shadowbox

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Laura Barto from Stampin’ UP teaches you how to make a spooky Halloween framed shadowbox.

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

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 -
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

Voter Registration

Tuesday, October 2, 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

Make & Take: Halloween Shadowbox

Tuesday, October 2, 2018 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Laura Barto from Stampin’ UP teaches you how to make a spooky Halloween framed shadowbox.

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

Wednesday English Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, October 3, 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, October 3, 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

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2016

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn the basics of this presentation software, including how to create slides, add pictures, video, and slide transitions, and more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Mindfulness Meditation & Stress Workshop

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Chopra Center certified instructor Stephanie Frantz will teach a simple meditation technique and a stress-buster breathing exercise to relax and increase your overall sense of well-being.
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, October 4, 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

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, October 4, 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

Mystery & Horror During the Golden Age of Radio

Thursday, October 4, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Steve Darnall, host of Those Were the Days radio program, presents on how some of radio's best known mystery and horror programs illustrate how radio uses music, voices and sounds to create frightening "pictures."
Event Type: 
Adults

Buying and Selling on eBay

Saturday, October 6, 2018 -
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

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, October 6, 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

Medicare 101

Monday, October 8, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
David Wylly of the Medicare Solutions Network returns to explain what Medicare covers, what it doesn't, and your potential out-of-pocket exposure. He will also discuss Supplements, Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost-saving strategies for the future.
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 9, 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

Making the Most of Social Security

Tuesday, October 9, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Financial Advisor Mike Heatwole will explain how to use the flexibility of Social Security to optimize retirement income needs. He will also discuss the different filing options available.
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, October 10, 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

Writing Fiction: Getting Started

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
In this two-part, hands-on workshop, published author Karen Schreck will discuss what makes a great story, then the group will work together to generate ideas for your work through a variety of exercises sure to inspire. In Part II, Karen will help you explore diverse methods for crafting complex characters for your short stories, novels, and creative nonfiction. Please come with your favorite writing materials (laptop, notebook, etc.).
Event Type: 
Adults

Everyday Life in Nazi Germany

Thursday, October 11, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Anette Isaacs discusses what daily life was like for ordinary citizens in 1930s Germany, how German people were oscillating between normality and terror, and how the Nazis were able to turn Germany into a brutal and horrific Dictatorship.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, October 11, 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

Knitting Club

Friday, October 12, 2018 -
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

Fridays at the Movies: The 15:17 to Paris

Friday, October 12, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

American Marines discover a terrorist plot on a Paris-bound train. 1h 34min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, October 13, 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

Sunday Concert: Girls Like Us - It's My Party

Sunday, October 14, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Join this fabulous all female trio as they celebrate the ladies of the ‘60s: Leslie Gore, Mary Wells, the Supremes, and more!
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, October 15, 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

[RESCHEDULED] SCORE Workshop: Facebook 101 for Business

Monday, October 15, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
[THIS PROGRAM WAS ORIGINALLY SCHEDULED FOR SEPT 12, BUT WAS CANCELLED DUE TO THE LIBRARY CLOSING]

With 2.2 billion users worldwide as of April 2018, Facebook has become a “CAN NOT IGNORE” for small business owners. However, most small business owners have a long list of other things to keep track of, leaving very little time to poke around on a Facebook business page.

This workshop, presented by Andrew Randall of ArandMedia will teach you what Facebook is, basic functions for your business page, and how to effectively reach your target audience organically.
Event Type: 
Business

Tuesday Movie Matinee: Chappaquiddick

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Depicting Ted Kennedy's involvement in the fatal 1969 car accident that claims the life of a young campaign strategist, Mary Jo Kopechne. 1h 46min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 -
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

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, October 16, 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: The Culture Code: The Secrets of Highly Successful Groups by Daniel Coyle
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Wednesday English Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, October 17, 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

The Elements of Fiction: Developing Characterization

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
In this two-part, hands-on workshop, published author Karen Schreck will discuss what makes a great story, then the group will work together to generate ideas for your work through a variety of exercises sure to inspire. In Part II, Karen will help you explore diverse methods for crafting complex characters for your short stories, novels, and creative nonfiction. Please come with your favorite writing materials (laptop, notebook, etc.).
Event Type: 
Adults

Computers for Absolute Beginners

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 -
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

Classic Movie Night: Nosferatu (1922) with Live Organ

Thursday, October 18, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us for this special Classic Movie Night at a later time of 7:00 p.m. as Lisa takes the night off and we welcome organist Jay Warren as he plays along to the silent horror film, Nosferatu.

Film synopsis: Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. 1hr 21min.
Event Type: 
Movie
Adults

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, October 20, 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

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Emmett's 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: How to Have a Successful Job Hunt

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
Candidates, let’s clear up some myths, set our focus and know where to turn for help. As much as hiring practices have changed, they remain the same. Hiring managers want to know who you are and how you can help their company.

Companies, come join the conversation and let’s find you the right talent and the ability to deploy their expertise. BUT it’s about finding JobFit, your companies cannot afford a miss-hire.

Presented by Jim Owens, President of JobFormance, this Workshop will teach you how to use technology to find the job or the candidate for you.
Event Type: 
Business

SCORE Roundtable: Five Questions to Ask as You Consider a Business Startup

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Focus, problem solving and prioritization, building your value proposition and defining success are the cornerstones for business health. Getting and staying on track will help you conserve critical hours. Join your fellow entrepreneurs to discuss how to ask and answer questions that will guide you on a path to success.


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

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

Computers for Beginners Part II

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -
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