All Events

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 12, 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

Biltmore Estate: America's Downton Abbey

Thursday, September 12, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm
Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina combines the talents of landscape designer Frederick Law Olmstead and architect William Morris Hunt who were collaborating at the very same time on portions of Chicago's 1893 World's Fair. In this slide lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses the history, architecture and landscape plan of Biltmore Estate. Mishur also makes parallels between the fictitious Downton Abbey and Biltmore (America's largest private home) and between Downton's Crawley family and the real-life family of George and Edith Vanderbilt.
Event Type: 
Adults

Knitting Club

Friday, September 13, 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: Dumbo

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

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer. 1h 52min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, September 14, 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

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, September 14, 2019 -
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

FamilySearch.org: The Ultimate Free, Online Genealogy Resource

Saturday, September 14, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
FamilySearch.org is the largest, free genealogy resource on the internet. As a FamilySearch affiliate library, discover what additional digital records you can find at Wheaton Public Library and how to access them. Learn how to search the catalog, add photos, stories and documents to your account and view FamilySearch’s digitized books.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

International Dot Day

Saturday, September 14, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
All ages with caregiver
Make your mark and see where it takes you. Inspired by Peter Reynold's The Dot, join us for stories, games, and activities celebrating creativity and uniqueness. Feel free to wear polka dots...we'll be sporting ours! No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Urban Sketching Demonstration

Monday, September 16, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Artist Wes Douglas will demonstrate techniques on how to sketch people in an urban setting. He will discuss choosing the scene, capturing the human form quickly, tools to bring, and what to do if you get caught by the subject! Bring a sketchbook to try the techniques for yourself. This program is provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.
Event Type: 
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, September 16, 2019 -
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 Meet Up

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Join your fellow business owners as they discuss and share ideas to help your business grow and succeed.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

OverDrive Digital Bookmobile

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 -
10:00am to 4:00pm
Step aboard the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile Sept. 17-19 and learn all about how you can download eBooks and eAudiobooks for free with your WPL card!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

Congressman Sean Casten Mobile Office Hours

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
On the third Tuesday of the month, staff from Congressman Sean Casten's office will have a table on the main floor of the library to answer questions and offer assistance.
Event Type: 
Adults

Homeschool Meet-up

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Grades K and up with caregiver
Drop in to meet other homeschooling families in the area over games and activities.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Movie Matinee: Breakthrough

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed. 1h 56min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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 title: Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

OverDrive Digital Bookmobile

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
11:00am to 5:00pm
Step aboard the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile Sept. 17-19 and learn all about how you can download eBooks and eAudiobooks for free with your WPL card!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

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

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades K-2

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-2
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build, run and jump, make music, and make a mess. It's a totally new kind of math club! Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Friends Media Sale

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

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

Let's Print 3D! An Intro to Tinkercad

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn how to create basic 3D designs in Tinkercad that you can send to our 3D printer.
Event Type: 
Teens

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

Friends Media Sale

Thursday, September 19, 2019 (All day)
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, September 19, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Representatives from NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) DuPage will be at an information table on the main floor to answer questions about their services.
Event Type: 
Adults

OverDrive Digital Bookmobile

Thursday, September 19, 2019 -
1:00pm to 7:00pm
Step aboard the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile Sept. 17-19 and learn all about how you can download eBooks and eAudiobooks for free with your WPL card!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades 3-5

Thursday, September 19, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-5
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build, run and jump, make music, and make a mess. It's a totally new kind of math club! Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

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

Friends Media Sale

Friday, September 20, 2019 (All day)
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

Sensory Movie: Super Buddies

Friday, September 20, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
All Ages
Join us for this sensory friendly viewing for children of all abilities. Feel free to talk and play while watching the movie! We'll have the subtitles on, the lights turned up, and the volume turned down. Come and go as needed.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Friends Media Sale

Saturday, September 21, 2019 (All day)
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

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

Friends Media Sale

Sunday, September 22, 2019 (All day)
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

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

Baby Playdate

Monday, September 23, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Ages 2 and under with caregiver
Drop in to meet other families with young ones in the community. We'll have toys and lapsit activities available. No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

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

Anime Club

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for Anime Club. Do you prefer Subbed or Dubbed? Are you a fan of Shojo or Shonen? Are you up to the latest episode of My Hero Academia, or are you more of a fan of classics like Initial D?
Event Type: 
Teens

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

Who Wants to Be a Millionaire? (Saving & Investing)

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Planning and making sound financial decisions over an extended period of time can make for a comfortable
stress free lifestyle. During this Intersession we will touch on the basics of saving, investing, compounding, stocks,
bonds, retirement account options, use of credit, mortgage application, and much much more.
Event Type: 
Teens
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 in downtown Wheaton (location TBD) 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

Preschool and Community Resource Fair

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 -
9:00am to 11:00am
Parents and caregivers
Representatives from local preschools will answer questions and provide handouts. Sponsored with Wheaton/Warrenville Early Childhood Collaborative. No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades K-2

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-2
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build, run and jump, make music, and make a mess. It's a totally new kind of math club! Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Preschool and Community Resource Fair

Wednesday, September 25, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Parents and caregivers
Representatives from local preschools will answer questions and provide handouts. Sponsored with Wheaton/Warrenville Early Childhood Collaborative. No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children