All Events

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, September 18, 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

Make & Take: Notepad Cover

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Laura Barto from Stampin’ Up will provide all the materials for you to beautify a notepad to stay organized!

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

SCORE Roundtable: Finding and Keeping Good Customers

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a SCORE Certified Small Business Mentor, participants will discuss and learn experiences with traditional and social media, networking, business associations, community resources - all the sources used to attract and retain good customers.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Make & Take: Notepad Cover

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Laura Barto from Stampin’ Up will provide all the materials for you to beautify a notepad to stay organized!

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

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, September 19, 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

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 19, 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

Ernest Shackleton & the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration

Thursday, September 19, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ernest Shackleton, an Antarctic explorer, became well known for his bravery and leadership. His greatest success was his Endurance Expedition, 1914-1916, when his skills resulted in the survival and safe return of all 28 men from his ship, overcoming almost unimaginable odds. This expedition has become known as the greatest survival story of all time. This program covers Shackleton’s biography and his four Antarctic expeditions. Slides will include actual period photos from these expeditions, as well as Ken’s personal photos taken at several of these locations.
Event Type: 
Adults

WPL Writers’ Group

Thursday, September 19, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
The WPL Writers’ Group meets the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in Room H on the library’s second floor. 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.
Event Type: 
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, September 21, 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

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, September 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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

DNA from A to B with Dr. Dan Hubbard

Saturday, September 21, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
DNA is the carrier of our genetic information, passed down from generation to generation. We all inherit mitochondrial DNA and autosomal DNA. Learn about each type and its implications for establishing ancestral relationships. These challenging concepts are explained in a simplified, straightforward manner.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Sunday Concert: Fabulous ‘50s

Sunday, September 22, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
The 50s come alive in this cabaret highlighting the musical styles of the era! Rock out with the hits of Elvis, Bill Haley and the Comets, Chuck Berry and Jerry Lee Lewis with Hound Dog, Rock Around the Clock, Johnny B. Goode, and Great Balls of Fire! ‘Croon’ the soaring songs of Dean Martin, Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole and Doris Day in That’s Amore, All the Way, Unforgettable and Que Sera, Sera. Bop along to Rockin' Robin, Sh-Boom, Wake Up Little Susie and Yakety-Yak. Hear the fascinating stories behind the music and artists while swaying to the hits!
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Job Club

Tuesday, September 24, 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

Voter Registration

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 -
4:00pm to 6:00pm
To celebrate National Voter Registration Day, the Wheaton League of Women Voters will be registering voters.
Event Type: 
Voter Registration
Adults

3D Printing: What, Why, How

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
What is 3D printing? Why would I need it? How do I learn it? Learn about the present and future of 3D design and printing in this lecture class.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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 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

Public Transportation 101

Thursday, September 26, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Accessible Metra, Pace and CTA buses and trains are easy to use and the Regional Transportation Authority (RTA) would love to show you how! Learn about accessible public transportation options to get to appointments, maintain social connections, and enjoy independent travel!
Event Type: 
Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, September 26, 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

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 26, 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

Sleep Workshop

Thursday, September 26, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm
Sleep affects our mood, concentration, immune system and general enjoyment of our days and life. Dr. Lemke is trained in CBT-I (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Insomnia) and will teach you evidence-based strategies that will give you back control of your sleep.
Event Type: 
Adults

Movie Matinee: To Catch a Thief (1955)

Friday, September 27, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A retired jewel thief sets out to prove his innocence after being suspected of returning to his former occupation. 1h 46min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, September 28, 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

Internet Safety 101

Saturday, September 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Learn how to choose stronger passwords, protect yourself from computer viruses and online scams, and more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

FamilySearch.org Part 2: Family Tree with Maureen Brady

Saturday, September 28, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Family Tree is a massive, interactive, collaborative tree created by submissions to FamilySearch programs over the past decades and by current users. The open format of the tree means that everyone can work together to make the information as complete as possible. Learn how to start your family tree using FamilySearch’s Family Tree.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, September 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

True Story Book Club

Monday, September 30, 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

Introduction to Google Drive

Tuesday, October 1, 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

Voter Registration

Tuesday, October 1, 2019 -
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

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, October 2, 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 Workshop: Earn Income with YouTube

Wednesday, October 2, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
In this interactive workshop, presented by Valante M. Grant founder of The By Design Network, you will learn about monetization criteria, determine what content meets eligibility requirements to earn income, identify multiple ways to make money, establish best practices, explore ways to attract your target audience, secure advertising dollars, and convert viewers to customers.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Wheaton Garden Club Flower Show

Thursday, October 3, 2019 -
12:30pm to 9:00pm
The Wheaton Garden Club once again presents their Flower Show featuring the theme, "Pollinator Power." Stop by the Arts & Cultural Center to see floral arrangements and table designs.
Event Type: 
Adults

Medicare 101

Thursday, October 3, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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

Advanced Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, October 3, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn how to create complex documents including headers and footers, tab stops, styles, footnotes, and a table of contents. Macros, document protection, tracking changes, and customizing Word’s menus and settings will also be covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, October 3, 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, October 3, 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

Wheaton Garden Club Flower Show

Friday, October 4, 2019 -
9:00am to 4:00pm
The Wheaton Garden Club once again presents their Flower Show featuring the theme, "Pollinator Power." Stop by the Arts & Cultural Center to see floral arrangements and table designs.
Event Type: 
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, October 5, 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

What Should I Read Next?

Saturday, October 5, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
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 friends, and more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Navigating the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Archives

Saturday, October 5, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
The Circuit Court Archives are a great, often overlooked resource. This class concentrates on a very practical approach to on-site court research including civil, law and chancery cases, divorces, wills and probates, county naturalizations, declarations of intentions, criminal cases and burnt records. Presented by Raymond Johnson, the History Cop.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Smartphone Cafe

Sunday, October 6, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Grab a coffee (or tea) and see what your smartphone can do! This month's topic will be taking pictures and sharing and editing photos.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Yoga and Self-Care for Busy People

Monday, October 7, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Drawing upon practices from her book, 108 Yoga and Self-Care Practices for Busy Mamas, Julie Gentile will discuss how to prioritize your self-care with simple practices, including seated yoga stretches, meditations, and breathing exercises you can do when you're busy.
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 8, 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 Drive: Using Sheets, Docs, and Slides

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Discover the versatility of using Google Drive’s built-in apps. Class includes Docs (word processing), Sheets (spreadsheet) and Slides (presentation).
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

TED Talks: Get the Message

Tuesday, October 8, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for TED talk screenings and a community discussion focusing on interpersonal communication. Learn how to boost your conversation style, spot a liar, and polish your body language. TED videos are short, educational videos on a wide range of issues. After the videos, there will be a time to share ideas, ask questions, and discuss the topic as a group.
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, October 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

Meditation Workshop

Wednesday, October 9, 2019 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Chopra Center certified instructor Stephanie Frantz teaches you a simple mindfulness meditation technique and a breathing exercise to relax, reduce stress, and increase your overall sense of wellbeing.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, October 10, 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

Heirloom Gardening

Thursday, October 10, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Due to a presenter cancellation, we will be welcoming University of Illinois Extension Master Gardener Alexa Newman as she focuses on planting and growing heirloom flowers and vegetables and discusses the definition and common perceptions regarding heirlooms. Co-sponsored by the DuPage County Historical Museum.
Event Type: 
Adults

Knitting Club

Friday, October 11, 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: The Public

Friday, October 11, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

An act of civil disobedience turns into a standoff with police when homeless people in Cincinnati take over the public library to seek shelter from the bitter cold. 2h.
Event Type: 
Movie