All Events

Living Room Conversation: Social Equity (In-Person)

Monday, October 11, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Social equity can be defined as a commitment to promote fair, just, and equitable recognition of the basic needs of all residents and the total community. Join us to share personal and community experiences relating to the concept of social equity. We will discuss the question, "Does our community support the idea that there is a common good that we should all work toward?" Provided in partnership with the Wheaton League of Women Voters.
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Adults
Teens

Genealogy Assistance (In-Person)

Thursday, October 14, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Stayin' Local: Using Town and City Records in Your Research (Virtual)

Saturday, October 16, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Genealogists often use records from the federal government, such as census and military records. We also use county records, such as property, court or vital records. But too many times we overlook unique local government records - and miss the golden nuggets they contain. Join us as we take a look at some of these genealogical treasure troves. Presented by Ginger Frere.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_MNXUQtw7TDOxlhyZ7mlLzA
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Art Demonstration: Oils Start to Finish (Virtual)

Monday, October 18, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Develop your knowledge and love for oil painting with Marge Hall, award-winning floral portrait artist. Marge will provide useful tips for beginners to advanced artists to enhance their work from the starting sketch to the finished piece. Questions welcome! Provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i6TBlCPhRWCfZY5v7Vgo5w
Event Type: 
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, October 18, 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.

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Library Board

ACES: Caregiver Services (Virtual)

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The ACES: Aging & Caregiving Engagement & Support series is designed for all seniors and caregivers! Caregiving can be overwhelming on top of life's other demands. Working together, DuPage County and Metropolitan Family Services have formed a Caregiver Resource Center. Services include: on-going case management, in-home support, assistive devices/technology, education, support groups, counseling, and referrals. Learn how the Resource Center's TCARE program can reduce caregiver stress and prevent burn-out. We want our community members to live confidently and successfully at every age.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance (In-Person)

Thursday, October 21, 2021 -
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: Knives Out (In-Person)

Friday, October 22, 2021 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
When a renowned crime novelist is found dead at his estate, an inquisitive detective must sift through the web of red herrings and self-serving lies posed by the dysfunctional family and devoted staff to uncover the truth. (2 hr 10 min) Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG-13.
Event Type: 
Movie

Walking in Their Footsteps: Where Our Ancestors Lived and Worked (Virtual)

Saturday, October 23, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
One of the fun things about genealogy is getting to know your ancestors as people, not just as names and dates on a chart. This presentation by Karen Fortin will help you to identify sources that can assist you in locating the precise locations where your ancestors lived and worked.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_vauJ6IjzTsKvUZJFwLBUSw
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Nonfiction Book Discussion: The Lemon Tree (Virtual)

Monday, October 25, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
In 1967, a young Palestinian returned to the beloved house his family had fled 19 years earlier. He was greeted by an Israeli college student whose family left Europe for Israel following the Holocaust. On the stoop of their shared home, these two began a rare friendship. In The Lemon Tree: An Arab, A Jew, and the Heart of the Middle East, author Sandy Tolan brings the Israeli-Palestinian conflict down to its most human level, demonstrating that even amid the bleakest political realities there exist stories of hope and transformation.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Juicing Basics (In-Person)

Wednesday, October 27, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn about the basics and benefits of juicing with Kevin Walker, owner of Extract Juicery and Evie Kevish, Certified Juice Therapist. In addition to creating delicious combinations, we will find out how juices protect against disease and can be used to empower fasting and detoxing. Samples provided and questions welcome!
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance (In-Person)

Thursday, October 28, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Genealogy Assistance (In-Person)

Thursday, November 4, 2021 -
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: News of the World (In-Person)

Friday, November 5, 2021 -
1:30pm to 3:00pm
A Civil War veteran agrees to escort a 10-year-old girl across the harsh and unforgiving plains of Texas back to her family. The journey turns into a fight for survival as they encounter danger at every turn while searching for a place to call home. (1 hr 58 min) Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG-13.
Event Type: 
Movie

Genealogy Assistance (In-Person)

Thursday, November 11, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Art Demonstration: Collage & Assemblage (Virtual)

Monday, November 15, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Join artist Donna Castellanos, a rescuer of once loved things. Donna will discuss her process that begins with finding beauty and inspiration in discarded everyday items from the past. Through collage and assemblage, she invites the viewer to interact and participate in the creation of community art pieces. Provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_L1dTphMeQhSwk5mE5DITQg
Event Type: 
Adults

ACES: Legal Concerns (Virtual)

Wednesday, November 17, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The ACES: Aging & Caregiving Engagement & Support series is designed for all seniors and caregivers! In this session, attorney Yvette Golay of Prairie State Legal Services (PSLS) will give an overview of the organization's services. She will also provide information about Powers of Attorney, Wills, and Advance Directives such as Living Wills and DNRs. We want our community members to live confidently and successfully at every age! Questions welcome!

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

Genealogy Assistance (In-Person)

Thursday, November 18, 2021 -
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: Nomadland (In-Person)

Friday, November 19, 2021 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Following the economic collapse of a company town in rural Nevada, a woman in her sixties packs up her van and sets off on the road to explore a life outside of conventional society as a modern-day nomad. Winner of six Academy Awards. (1 hr 50 min) Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated R.
Event Type: 
Movie

Genealogy Assistance (In-Person)

Thursday, November 25, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Nonfiction Book Discussion: Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks (Virtual)

Monday, November 29, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Taken without Henrietta's knowledge, her cells became a vital tool in medical research. HeLa cells have been used in developing the polio vaccine, cancer treatments, gene mapping and much more. Although her cells launched a multimillion-dollar industry, Lacks' family can't afford health insurance. In The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, author Rebecca Skloot divulges the dark history of experimentation on African Americans, the birth of bioethics, and the drama of scientific discovery. Pick up a copy at the Information Desk or Curbside, read, and join the discussion.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Genealogy Assistance (In-Person)

Thursday, December 2, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Genealogy Assistance (In-Person)

Thursday, December 9, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Genealogy Assistance (In-Person)

Thursday, December 16, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Genealogy Assistance (In-Person)

Thursday, December 23, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.
Event Type: 
Genealogy