All Events

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 13, 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

Fridays at the Movies: Wonder

Friday, September 14, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

The story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. 1h 53min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, September 15, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Learn the basics of this incredibly versatile spreadsheet program. Creating charts, sorting, simple formulas, and basic formatting are covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, September 15, 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

Investigating Your Family History with the History Cop, Raymond Johnson

Saturday, September 15, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Join professional genealogist, author, and local historian Ray Johnson for a look at beginning the investigation into your family history. Topics include where to start, census records, naturalization and immigration records, vital records, newspapers and cemetery research.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Library Board Meeting

Monday, September 17, 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

Tuesday Movie Matinee: Paul, Apostle of Christ

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

The story covers Paul going from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ's most influential apostle. 1h 48min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Google Drive

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 -
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

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, September 18, 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: Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Wednesday English Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, September 19, 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

Classic Movie Night: The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us in Meeting Room A (large room on lower level) to learn about and discuss the featured movie of the month.

Night of the Hunter (1955): A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. 1hr 32min.
Event Type: 
Movie
Adults

Self-Education for Entrepreneurs

Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:45pm
Need to sharpen your skill set or learn a new skill, but don't have the time or money to take a class in a traditional classroom? This course will introduce entrepreneurs to resources - many of them free - that can be used to enhance business skills without having to step foot in a classroom.

Peter James from COD's Center for Entrepreneurship will lead students through self-directed options for keeping up in business.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.

Event Type: 
Business

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 20, 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

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
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

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, September 22, 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

Optimizing Your Searches on the Internet-It's more than FamilySearch & Ancestry

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Optimizing Your Searches on the Internet-It's More than FamilySearch and Ancestry with Maureen Brady

Learn how your online research can be “jump started”, or significantly expanded, by utilizing Cyndi’s List, Find My Past, Fold3, USGenWeb and other “broad coverage” websites.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

True Story Book Club

Monday, September 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
True Story Book Club is Wheaton Library's Non-Fiction book discussion which meets the last monday of the month (unless there's a holiday). Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk to join the group.

This month's book: Mozart's Starling By: Lyanda Lynn Haupt
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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Knitting Club

Thursday, October 11, 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

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

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

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

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

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

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