All Events

Genealogy Assistance - DCGS

Thursday, November 18, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Writers Group

Thursday, November 18, 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.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Movie: Nomadland

Friday, November 19, 2021 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

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.

No registration. Attendees are seated on a first come, first served basis. 

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

English Conversation Group

Saturday, November 20, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Wheaton Library and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment! Everyone is welcome!

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Microsoft Word 2019

Saturday, November 20, 2021 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

An Afternoon with Lynsey Addario 

Sunday, November 21, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm

Pulitzer Prize-winning photojournalist Lynsey Addario discusses her experience in covering Afghanistan for 20 years -- what life was like, especially for women, during the Taliban's rule, how life changed for women in the 20 years she's been covering the country, and how Afghans are reacting now. 

Register here for Zoom Webinar link. 

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

English Conversation Group

Saturday, November 27, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Wheaton Library and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment! Everyone is welcome!

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Nonfiction Book Discussion: Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks

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.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

DIY: Collage for Holiday Joy

Wednesday, December 1, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Start this busy month right by pausing to reflect on your own meaning and priorities for the holiday season. Create a collage to help you stay focused and joyful. Two business days after registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Welcome Desk or Curbside November 15 – December 1. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DCGS

Thursday, December 2, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Fiction Book Discussion: Frankissstein: A Love Story

Thursday, December 2, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us as we discuss a different fiction title each month via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup. To see what we are reading this month, visit our Book Discussion page

Zoom Webinars and Meetings

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.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Movie: Christmas in Connecticut

Friday, December 3, 2021 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

A magazine writer who has lied about being the perfect cook and homemaker must try to hide her deception when her boss and a war hero invite themselves to her country estate for a traditional holiday celebration with all the trimmings. (1945) 1 hr 41 min 

Shown with Closed Captioning.

No registration. Attendees are seated on a first come, first served basis. 

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

English Conversation Group

Saturday, December 4, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Wheaton Library and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment! Everyone is welcome!

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Monday, December 6, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

A representative from the Perrin-Wheaton chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Baking Scones

Monday, December 6, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

“Bill the Baker,” with over 40 years of baking experience, will teach us how to make delicious scones, perfect for our holiday morning celebrations. In this presentation, Bill Reichman will demonstrate his basic recipe. Once easily mastered, we’ll be able to create endless options based on our favorite flavors.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

ACES: Get Connected!

Tuesday, December 7, 2021 -
10:30am to 11:30am

Curious about all those interactive Zoom meetings and enriching videos you’ve been hearing about? Let AgeGuide help you learn how to connect to the internet simply and inexpensively. Don’t spend this winter disconnected! The ACES: Aging & Caregiving Engagement & Support series is designed for all seniors and caregivers. We want to help our community members be lifelong learners and keep forming friendships at every age!

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Fiction Book Discussion: Frankissstein: A Love Story

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Join us as we discuss a different fiction title each month via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup. To see what we are reading this month, visit our Book Discussion page

Zoom Webinars and Meetings

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.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

DIY: Holiday Shadow Box Art 1

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm

Join Laura Barto of Stampin’Up to create a holiday-inspired 3D piece worthy of framing! Please register for one session.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

DIY: Holiday Shadow Box Art 2

Wednesday, December 8, 2021 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm

Join Laura Barto of Stampin’Up to create a holiday-inspired 3D piece worthy of framing! Please register for one session.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DCGS

Thursday, December 9, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Movie: Miracle on 34th Street

Friday, December 10, 2021 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

A department-store Santa Claus charms a disillusioned employee and her daughter, but surprises everyone with his claim to be the real Kris Kringle. A court case ensues to determine his mental health and, more importantly, his authenticity. (1947) 1 hr 36 min

Shown with Closed Captioning.

No registration. Attendees are seated on a first come, first served basis. 

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

English Conversation Group

Saturday, December 11, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Wheaton Library and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment! Everyone is welcome!

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Winter Folktales from Around the World

Tuesday, December 14, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us for winter stories from Russia, Germany, Denmark and more! These cultural tales, passed mainly by word of mouth, will be brought to life by master storyteller, Terry Lynch of HFK Presents. Brew a cup of something warm and delicious, and sit back for a delightful hour of both new and familiar seasonal tales to treasure.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

ACES: Curb Utility Costs

Wednesday, December 15, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Concerned about the predicted rise in utility prices? Join the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) for information about how to reduce your energy usage this winter. This event is designed to help you better understand the ins and outs of your bill, avoid utility scams, as well as how to access programs designed to save you money and energy. Bring all your utility-related questions. The ACES: Aging & Caregiving Engagement & Support series is designed for all seniors and caregivers.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DCGS

Thursday, December 16, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Writers Group

Thursday, December 16, 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.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Movie: A Christmas Story

Friday, December 17, 2021 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

In early 1940s Indiana, 9-year-old Ralphie endures setbacks and mishaps while he conspires and campaigns to convince his doting mother, cranky dad, strict teacher and Santa himself that a Red Ryder BB gun is the perfect Christmas gift. (1983) 1 hr 33 min

Shown with Closed Captioning.

No registration. Attendees are seated on a first come, first served basis. 

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

English Conversation Group

Saturday, December 18, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Wheaton Library and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment! Everyone is welcome!

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Monday, December 20, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

A representative from the Perrin-Wheaton chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DCGS

Thursday, December 23, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DCGS

Thursday, December 30, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Monday, January 3, 2022 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

A representative from the Perrin-Wheaton chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DCGS

Thursday, January 6, 2022 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Fiction Book Discussion: The Last Days of Night

Thursday, January 6, 2022 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us as we discuss a different fiction title each month via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup. To see what we are reading this month, visit our Book Discussion page

Zoom Webinars and Meetings

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.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Movie: A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood

Friday, January 7, 2022 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

A jaded investigative journalist, assigned a profile of children’s television icon Fred Rogers, overcomes his skepticism when he learns about empathy, kindness, and decency from America's most beloved neighbor. (2019) 1 hr 48 min

Shown with Closed Captioning.

No registration. Attendees are seated on a first come, first served basis. 

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Fiction Book Discussion: The Last Days of Night

Wednesday, January 12, 2022 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Join us as we discuss a different fiction title each month via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup. To see what we are reading this month, visit our Book Discussion page

Zoom Webinars and Meetings

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.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DCGS

Thursday, January 13, 2022 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Monday, January 17, 2022 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

A representative from the Perrin-Wheaton chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DCGS

Thursday, January 20, 2022 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Writers Group

Thursday, January 20, 2022 -
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.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Movie: The Courier

Friday, January 21, 2022 -
1:30pm to 3:30pm

An unassuming British businessman is recruited by MI-6 and a CIA operative to spy on the Soviets, providing crucial intelligence needed to prevent a nuclear confrontation and defuse the Cuban Missile Crisis. (2020) 1 hr 51 min

Shown with Closed Captioning.

No registration. Attendees are seated on a first come, first served basis. 

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DCGS

Thursday, January 27, 2022 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Nonfiction Book Discussion: The Color of Law

Monday, January 31, 2022 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

In The Color of Law: A Forgotten History of How Our Government Segregated America, author Richard Rothstein, a leading authority on housing policy, describes how laws and policy decisions passed by local, state, and federal governments promoted the discriminatory patterns that continue to this day.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DCGS

Thursday, February 3, 2022 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm

A representative from the DuPage County Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Fiction Book Discussion

Thursday, February 3, 2022 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Join us as we discuss a different fiction title each month via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup. To see what we are reading this month, visit our Book Discussion page

Zoom Webinars and Meetings

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.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Movie: Emma

Friday, February 4, 2022 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm

A headstrong, high-spirited, and privileged young woman severely overestimate her matchmaking abilities as she meddles in the romantic lives of people in her small and sleepy English town during the 1800s. (2020) 2 hr 4 min

Shown with Closed Captioning.

No registration. Attendees are seated on a first come, first served basis. 

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Monday, February 7, 2022 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm

A representative from the Perrin-Wheaton chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library

Fiction Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 9, 2022 -
10:00am to 11:00am

Join us as we discuss a different fiction title each month via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup. To see what we are reading this month, visit our Book Discussion page

Zoom Webinars and Meetings

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.

Location: 
Wheaton Public Library