All Events

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, May 12, 2019 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Wheaton Designs of Edward Dart

Monday, May 13, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Wheaton architectural historian Bob Goldsborough provides a look at the prolific work of architect Edward Dart, who dotted Wheaton's landscape with more mid-century modern homes than any other architect.

This program is part of Preservation Month and is co-sponsored by the City of Wheaton Historic Commission.
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 14, 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

Homeschool Meet-up

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Grades K-6 with caregivers
Meet other homeschooling families in the Wheaton area over games and activities.
March: Board Games
April: Arts and Crafts
May: Board Games
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Nature-telling

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Ages 2-5 with adult
Join a naturalist from Lincoln Marsh at the Wheaton Public Library to listen to a nature-themed story and participate in a related craft and/or activity.
Event Type: 
Children

Google Sheets

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Balance your finances or organize your contacts with this versatile spreadsheet software. Data entry, formulas, formatting, charts, sharing and saving are included.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Making the Most of Social Security

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Financial Advisor Mike Heatwole will explain how to use the flexibility of Social Security to optimize retirement income needs. He will also discuss the different filing options available.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, May 15, 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

Tween Gaming

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 -
3:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-6
Stop by after school to play Mario Party or Mario Cart on the Tween Center's Nintendo Switch!
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

SCORE Roundtable: Who Cares if You Write a Business Plan?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Writing a business plan is hard work. Wouldn’t you rather just get going with building your business dream? Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Small Business Mentor from SCORE, engage in a lively conversation about managing this key component for business success.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, May 16, 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

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades 3-5

Thursday, May 16, 2019 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Grades 3-5
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club. Registration required. Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Event Type: 
Children

Classic Movie Night: My Man Godfrey

Thursday, May 16, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Join us in Meeting Room A (large room on lower level) to learn about and discuss the featured movie of the month.

A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler, but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye. 1h 34min.
Event Type: 
Movie
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, May 16, 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

Movie Matinee: Vice (Rated R)

Friday, May 17, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. 2h 12min. Rated R.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, May 18, 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

Family Lego Stop Motion Creation

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Grades 3-6 with caregiver
Learn how to make a short Lego stop motion movie with your family! We'll screen the movies at the end of the class.
Registration required (one registration per family).
Event Type: 
Children

Cutting the Cable Cord

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Thinking of dropping your cable subscription? Learn about devices (such as Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV Stick, and Apple TV) and streaming services (such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime) that you can use to keep watching your favorite content, without cable.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Harry Potter Club

Monday, May 20, 2019 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm
Grades 4-8
Join the club for all things Harry Potter! Sign up for one, two, or all three meetings!
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Library Board Meeting

Monday, May 20, 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

True Story Book Club

Monday, May 20, 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

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -
8:30am to 9:30am
The Business Resource Center and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce host an informal forum (every 3rd Tuesday of the month) where business owners, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs can meet to network, ask questions, share experience, triumphs, tragedies, tips, and tricks of the trade.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor. Hot coffee and light refreshments.

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

Movie Matinee: On the Basis of Sex

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. 2h.
Event Type: 
Movie

Family Lego Night

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Grades K-6 with adult(s)
Work together to create some spectacular creations out of Legos. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -
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 title: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Wheaton Science Theater at Dry City

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Dry City Brew Works and WPL have teamed up to bring you a classic cinematic experience! Come by the taproom on Tuesday, December 18 to watch the cult classic "Plan 9 from Outer Space" on the projector screen stage.

The movie starts at 7pm, but the doors will open at 6pm so come early to grab a few pints and some good seats before the movie!

This program is held at Dry City Brew Works at 120 N. Main St, Wheaton, IL.
Event Type: 
Adults

SCORE Workshop: How to Become Bankable

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
How do I qualify for a business loan? With 19+ years of experience working with small to mid-sized companies, Jason Nagel Senior VP and Team Lead of Business Banking for Wheaton Bank & Trust, will tackle this question as well as the 5C’s of lending, credit facilities, cash flow, debt service coverage ratio, balance sheet analysis, and other factors bank’s consider when loaning to businesses.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

COD Information Table

Thursday, May 23, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Stop by the College of DuPage Information Table in the Arts & Culture Center on the main floor of the library and ask an Admissions Representative all your questions about COD programs and admissions.

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades 3-5

Thursday, May 23, 2019 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Grades 3-5
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club. Registration required. Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Event Type: 
Children

Buying and Selling on eBay

Thursday, May 23, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, May 23, 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

ALICE Training

Friday, May 24, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Join the Wheaton Police Department for ALICE Training (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate). ALICE helps teach individuals and groups how to proactively handle the threat in a violent encounter or active shooter event. Ages 16 + up, please.
Event Type: 
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, May 25, 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

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, May 26, 2019 (All day)
Closed on Sundays until Sept. 9
Event Type: 
Library Closings

LIBRARY CLOSED

Monday, May 27, 2019 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Job Club

Tuesday, May 28, 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, May 28, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:45pm
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

TED Talks: World History Through Personal Stories

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Life is more than headlines on the news. Watch and discuss how these individuals dealt with world events. TED videos are short, inspirational and/or educational videos on a wide range of issues. After the video, there will be time to share ideas, ask questions, and discuss the topic as a group.
Event Type: 
Adults

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Dry City Brew Works 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

Needles in the Bookstacks

Wednesday, May 29, 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

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades 3-5

Thursday, May 30, 2019 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Grades 3-5
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build stuff, run and jump, make music, make a mess...it's a totally new kind of math club. Registration required. Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Event Type: 
Children

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, May 30, 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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, June 1, 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

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, June 2, 2019 (All day)
Closed on Sundays until Sept. 9
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Homemade Squishies

Monday, June 3, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
In preparation for finals stress and summer fun, we’ll be creating and decorating over very own squishies.
Event Type: 
Teens

Voter Registration

Tuesday, June 4, 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, June 5, 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

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, June 6, 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

DuPage Housing Information Table

Thursday, June 6, 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Members of the DuPage County Continuum of Care will staff an information table on the library's main floor to help those in need of securing affordable housing.