All Events

Craft Along with Creativebug: Felt Flowers (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Inspired by Frida, make some felt flowers to decorate a hair accessory, lampshade, wreath, picture frame or gift. Two business days after registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Information Desk or Curbside May 24 - June 16. 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

Job Search Workshop: Time Management (Virtual)

Thursday, June 17, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Ever wonder why some people get more done in a day and are always farther ahead in their job search? William Schrack of the Barrington Career Center will outline how to manage your activities with purpose, craft a good plan and organize your time so you can position yourself for success when finding and landing your dream job.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

…and Justice for All: The Case for Juneteenth (Virtual)

Thursday, June 17, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join Dr. Bryan D. Hale, Founder & CEO of UNITED Educational Consulting, LLC, as he provides a history and background of Juneteenth, the holiday that commemorates the end of slavery in the Confederate occupied states, and celebrate the significance of Juneteenth to our American history...when all Americans could declare “and justice for all”.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_gbZziZBXQ4yiL3-ELT2Pmg
Event Type: 
Adults

English Conversation Group

Saturday, June 19, 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, June 21, 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

History of St. James Farm (Virtual)

Monday, June 21, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Once the retreat of the McCormick family, facilitating their interests in horseback riding and dairy farming, this 607-acre property is now part of the DuPage Forest Preserve. Learn about its history from local expert, Kevin Davis. In addition to his personal connection to the estate, Davis has extensively researched the McCormick family and farm.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_6HgtvbrWQPu3rQYXTD5-tw
Event Type: 
Adults

Job Search Workshop: Negotiate the Job Offer (Virtual)

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
In this workshop, presented by the Peoples Resource Center (PRC), participants will learn tips for negotiating the best wages and benefits, the importance of negotiation timing, how to negotiate based on your skills and experience, and how to research the average wage paid for a particular job description.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

New Moms Book Club (In-Person)

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us downtown Wheaton and meet some new mom friends as we discuss "How to Stop Time" by Matt Haig. Please email Courtney below for location details.

Pick up book copies at Circulation Desk or via Curbside Pickup.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Laughter on the Plaza (In-Person)

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Lighten up on the plaza overlooking gorgeous Adams Park! Take a break this evening to write a humorous picture caption, vote for your favorite sitcom, and capture a joy-filled moment at the photo booth. No registration needed. Please note that this event is for adults.
Event Type: 
Adults

Writers Group (Virtual)

Thursday, June 24, 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 Art of Frida Kahlo & Diego Rivera (Virtual)

Thursday, June 24, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The sensational marriage of Mexican artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera fascinated their contemporaries in the US and south of the border. Art Historian Jeff Mishur looks at the paintings of both artists and discusses how key moments in their private life are brought to life in specific works.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_J6HWmhNJTGSrdLX4VoDd9Q
Event Type: 
Adults

English Conversation Group

Saturday, June 26, 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

Wheaton Plaza del Zocalo

Saturday, June 26, 2021 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
WPL and the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce have joined forces to host the "Wheaton Plaza del Zocalo" on the West Plaza of the library. The theme was inspired by the Frida Kahlo: Timeless Exhibition being held this summer at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art on the College of DuPage campus.

The event will feature a Business Expo for members of the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Wheaton Association as well as Frida-inspired music, food trucks and a Frida Kahlo-themed Pet Parade.
Event Type: 
Adults
Drop-in Program

Nonfiction Book Discussion: The Hidden Life of Trees (Virtual)

Monday, June 28, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Are trees social beings? Forester Peter Wohlleben argues that a forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration. Pick up a copy at the Information Desk or Curbside, read, and join this thoughtful discussion.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Concert on the Park: Cielito Lindo (In-Person)

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
WPL’s outdoor concerts are back! This family band quartet will perform traditional music of Mexico with influence from bands such as Los Lobos, Trio Los Panchos, and more! Attendees must bring their own seating.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults
Drop-in Program

Traveling Post-Pandemic (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Where can you travel safely abroad? When can you enjoy cruising again? What are the current requirements for testing, vaccinations, and quarantining? Join us for an update on the travel industry! Marcela Nelson from Stressfree Travels will provide the latest information, professional tips and answers to your questions.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eX4lpC6zRJ60js1Mt8m-fg
Event Type: 
Adults

Book to Art: Big Magic (In-Person)

Monday, July 5, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
This quarterly book discussion group provides a unique and fun way to engage with literature. Read "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear" by Elizabeth Gilbert and then create something at home inspired by the text. No artistic ability required! Pick up a copy at the Information Desk or Curbside. After discussing the book there will be an opportunity to share our projects. We will meet outside, on the West Plaza.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Picking Plant-Based (Virtual)

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Healthier eating is best approached gradually with small changes. Learn why and how to make simple, plant-based swaps in your daily meals. Nutritionist Deepa Deshmukh, co-founder of DuPage Dietitians, will provide tips to help you get started. A delicious plant-based cheese recipe will be shared. Be sure to bring your questions!

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yil9TmQlTWS7T-UHCghq2w
Event Type: 
Adults

Fiction Book Discussion: Such a Fun Age (Virtual)

Thursday, July 8, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss "Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid 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, July 10, 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

Paint Like Frida Art Kit (Adult, Virtual)

Monday, July 12, 2021 (All day)
Register to pick up an art kit that can be used with our Paint Like Frida recorded art class! Learn about painter Frida Kahlo and copy one of her portraits with art teacher Christine Thornton. Registered participants will receive a link to the recording which may be viewed July 12-18. Two business days after registering, pick-up your kit at the Information Desk or Curbside beginning June 28. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last.
Event Type: 
Adults

Fiction Book Discussion: Such a Fun Age (In-Person)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss "Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid in Adams Park. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Job Search Process Workshop Part 4 - Make Contact (Virtual)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Finding and applying to open positions can be an overwhelming task. Anna Marie MacDonald, Manager Workforce Connection Center at Goodwill, will break down the process and teach you how to search for open positions via job search engines and company websites, apply to positions, track your applications, and request an interview.

Future Job Search Workshops:
Part 5. Interview - September 14
Part 6. You're Hired - November 9
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Fiction Book Discussion: Such a Fun Age (Virtual)

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss "Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid 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

Biking Adventures (Virtual)

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
More individuals and families are biking than ever! Join us to capitalize on the freedom, exercise and enjoyment biking offers. The Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Commission will provide tips for bike safety and maintenance, and share some of their favorite rides around town. Your questions and suggestions are welcome!

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_AqbfgTXqQTqfkkoBMVY9RQ
Event Type: 
Adults

Waltzing Australia (Virtual)

Thursday, July 15, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
From sophisticated cities to rugged outback, desert to rainforest, Great Barrier Reef to ancient inland ranges, the land Down Under offers an often-surprising kaleidoscope of memorable experiences. Australia is a splendid destination with friendly people, astonishing landscapes, strange animals, great wineries, abundant birdlife, and rich history. Far more than a mere travelogue, this program covers Australian culture, history, geography, and lore.
Event Type: 
Adults

English Conversation Group

Saturday, July 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

Retirement Saving & Investing (Virtual)

Monday, July 19, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Currently retired or getting close? Concerned about making your money last? Have you taken care of important documents? Join Joshua Lindsay, Regional Vice President at Primerica for a discussion of how to handle your money for a smooth transition and stress-free retirement. Bring your questions!

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN__HfBy-37QtSDI8NS7hMSwQ
Event Type: 
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, July 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

BRC Business Meet Up: Sell Your Dream (Virtual)

Tuesday, July 20, 2021 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Michael Mitchell, MDM Solutions, will present an introduction to sales for the small business owner. During this presentation Michael will cover identifying your customer, the art of prospecting, writing the perfect script, and closing the deal.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Take Great Outdoor Photos (Virtual)

Wednesday, July 21, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Enhance and record your enjoyment of nature and outdoor events with simple tips that can be used with your cell phone or more sophisticated equipment. Improve your understanding of how your camera "thinks," which settings to choose in different situations, and their impact on the image. The Central DuPage Camera Club will explain techniques using photos taken near and far as examples.

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

Spy vs Spy: Espionage in WWII (Virtual)

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

Total war led to total espionage as each major participant in the Second World War attempted to fathom the actions of the opposition – and in some cases even of its allies. The results ranged from the sublime to the ridiculous, but there was nothing humorous about this deadly game. Like chess, each move engendered a countermove.
Event Type: 
Adults

English Conversation Group

Saturday, July 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

Nonfiction Book Discussion: The Address Book (Virtual)

Monday, July 26, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Street addresses were not invented to help you find your way; they were created to find you. In many parts of the world, your address can reveal your class, race, power, and identity. Author Deirdre Mask fills The Address Book: What Street Addresses Reveal About Identity, Race, Wealth, and Power with fascinating people and histories. She illuminates the complex and sometimes hidden stories behind street names and their power to name, to hide, to decide who counts, who doesn’t—and why. 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 (In-Person)

Tuesday, July 27, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Emmett's Brewing Company at 121 W. Front St. in downtown Wheaton and meet some new mom friends as we discuss "Less" by Andrew Sean Greer.

Pick up book copies at Circulation Desk or via Curbside Pickup.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Rock Painting on the Plaza (In-Person)

Wednesday, July 28, 2021 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Use paint pens to decorate a rock for your yard, entry, table or window sill. Sample photos of designs, uplifting messages, animals, flowers, and plant markers will inspire you! No registration needed. Please note that this event is intended for adults.
Event Type: 
Adults

Critical Race Theory: Why is it Important and Why is it Under Attack? (Virtual)

Thursday, July 29, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
This presentation, led by Dr. Horace Hall and Dr. Kennedi Strickland-Dixon will explore the historical basis and use of Critical Race Theory (CRT) past, past and future. Presenters will examine the multiple tenets of CRT as a way of understanding how American racism has shaped public policy and why it has now become a divisive tool in pitting People of Color against White people in US society.
Event Type: 
Adults

English Conversation Group

Saturday, July 31, 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

Drawing Plein Air (In-Person)

Wednesday, August 4, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Join DuPage Art League instructor Ellen Rottsolk on the library's west plaza to sketch beautiful Adams Park. Explore the technique of drawing on grey paper, using dark graphite and white colored pencils, to capture the end of the evening light. Art supplies and chairs will be provided. Please note that this event is intended for adults.
Event Type: 
Adults

Fiction Book Discussion: Ask Again, Yes (Virtual)

Thursday, August 5, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss "Ask Again, Yes" by Mary Beth Keane 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, August 7, 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

Fiction Book Discussion: Ask Again, Yes (In-Person)

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss "Ask Again, Yes" by Mary Beth Keane in Adams Park. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Concert on the Park: Kaleidoscope Eyes (In-Person)

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Chicago’s premiere acoustic Beatles tribute band; come sing along to all your favorite Beatles songs!

Attendees must bring their own seating.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults
Drop-in Program

Fiction Book Discussion: Ask Again, Yes (Virtual)

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss "Ask Again, Yes" by Mary Beth Keane 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

Finding Your Target Market and Sales Leads (Virtual)

Wednesday, August 11, 2021 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Whether you are a business owner or looking to start/expand your business you need to find the right people and companies to market to. Bob Zielinski, Reference Solutions (formerly ReferenceUSA), will show you how you can move your business forward by tapping into detailed information on both businesses and consumers across the U.S.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

English Conversation Group

Saturday, August 14, 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

Bad Art on the Plaza (In-Person)

Monday, August 16, 2021 -
5:30pm to 7:30pm
Relax, have fun, and make something truly horrible! No rules! No judgment! No pressure! Raid your recycling bin and craft closet to add to the library's leftover supplies and join us on the West Plaza. Optional: Enter your creation in the "Bad Art Contest" posted on social media the following week. Three "best of the worst" winners will receive prizes. No registration needed. Please note that this event is for adults.
Event Type: 
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, August 16, 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