All Events

Living History: Florence Nightingale

Thursday, March 11, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Born on May 12, 1820, Florence Nightingale became the founder of the modern nursing profession. Against all odds, and with a determination uncharacteristic of women in the 1800s, Nightingale won the right to serve. She was the first female superintendent of nurses in the British army and led a team of 38 nurses into the horrible circumstances of the Crimean War. She later established a training program for nurses at St. Thomas’ Hospital in London. Join master storyteller and award winning actor Megan Wells as she brings to life this famous historical figure.
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Friday, March 12, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. No storytime February 26. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Needles in the Bookstacks

Friday, March 12, 2021 - 10:00am
Bring your needlecraft project (knit, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.), make progress on your project, share techniques and skills. Limited instruction provided.
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Preschool

Friday, March 12, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. No storytime February 26. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Teen Writers Club

Friday, March 12, 2021 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Are you always writing your next story or crafting a new poem? Come and share what you're working on (or not), commiserate with other writers, and work together on creative writing activities.

Please register with the best email to send you an invite to our virtual programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

Trivia Night

Friday, March 12, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Gather your "QuaranTeam" (individuals welcome, too!) and some beverages and snacks for Virtual Trivia! We will be playing live via Zoom meeting, one team per log-in, please. Questions will be geared towards adults, but all ages are welcome. Please make sure to join us right at 7pm as we go over instructions.

This program is provided 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 camera on.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

English Conversation Group

Saturday, March 13, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment via Zoom! Everyone is welcome!

This program is a Zoom Meeting so you can engage and interact with the leader and others. Please turn your microphone and camera on.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Walk-up Voter Registration

Saturday, March 13, 2021 -
11:00am to 1:00pm
The Wheaton League of Women Voters will be available outside the Library's main entrance to provide information about voting in the April 6 local election. Volunteers can help you register to vote, check your registration status, or request a Vote-By-Mail ballot using your own tablet or smart phone device. Please bring two forms of ID (one with your current address) to register to vote.
Event Type: 
Voter Registration
Adults

From the Source's Mouth with Dr. Dan Hubbard

Saturday, March 13, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Once we've understood that identities can be tricky to reconstruct, how do we piece together the tidbits of information that we find into an actual ancestor? How do we avoid putting together a great-great frankenfather from the spare parts we find in the documents we dig up? Do we trust what seems to be true, or do we look long and hard into the "source's mouth?"

Class is co-hosted by the DuPage County Genealogical Society.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

Walk-up Voter Registration

Sunday, March 14, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
The Wheaton League of Women Voters will be available outside the Library's main entrance to provide information about voting in the April 6 local election. Volunteers can help you register to vote, check your registration status, or request a Vote-By-Mail ballot using your own tablet or smart phone device. Please bring two forms of ID (one with your current address) to register to vote.
Event Type: 
Voter Registration
Adults

DIY Whale Phone/Tablet Holder

Monday, March 15, 2021 (All day)
Sign up for a cute little art project that you can use to hold up an assortment of goodies for you. Feel free to use your imagination and create another creature than a whale if you choose. For those who want to show off your creativity, feel free to send a photo to teenread@wheatonlibrary.org, post your photo to our Discord, or show it off at our Teen Art Club (March 17th at 4pm)!

Patrons who register will receive instructions, paint, a permanent marker, and air dry clay used to create their phone/tablet/gadget holder to pick up anytime on the day of the program (March 15th).
Event Type: 
Teens

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Monday, March 15, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. No storytime February 26. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Preschool

Monday, March 15, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. No storytime February 26. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Living Room Conversation: Women in Political Leadership

Monday, March 15, 2021 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Until recently, women have been underrepresented in elective office. Are women's voices critical in governing and leadership to reflect the needs of women and families in our society? Let's discuss gender gaps and barriers to female influence in government. Provided in partnership with the Wheaton League of Women Voters.

This program is provided 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.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Minecraft Happenings

Monday, March 15, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6
Are you a Minecraft fan? Share what you've been working on in the world of Minecraft over Zoom! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Art Demonstration: Relief Printmaking

Monday, March 15, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
A third-generation printmaker with 30 years of experience, Ben Calvert will walk us through his entire process from sketch to numbering the edition. Watch as he demonstrates carving and printing by hand without expensive presses. Wood blocks create relief prints that reflect far more than the carved image. Provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.
Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_VLldyODCTgGHY8GQdY719A
Event Type: 
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, March 15, 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.

Event Type: 
Library Board

BRC Business Meet Up

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Please join your fellow business owners, entrepreneurs, startups, nonprofits, and anyone interested in discussing, advising, and sharing business ideas, challenges, triumphs, and opportunities in these unsettling and turbulent times.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

SCORE Business Roundtable: Can a SWOT Analysis Help Your Business?

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Can you identify and exploit your strengths and opportunities? Can you compensate for your weaknesses and defend against your threats? Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a SCORE Certified Small Business Master Mentor, participants will have the opportunity to share, discuss, and learn during an open discussion about how to build a SWOT analysis and use that process to build a stronger business.

Register in advance for this virtual zoom meeting:
https://score.tfaforms.net/17?EventID=a105a000006dEkD
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Sing Along

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for early childhood
Let's spend some time singing together over Zoom. We'll sing some old favorites and introduce you to some new tunes, too! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Animal Bingo

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
geared for toddlers-early elementary
Let's get to know some animals and play bingo over Zoom! Registered participants can pick up a bingo kit at the library beginning March 2. If you are unable to pick up a kit a bingo card template and list of animals will be sent along with your Zoom link the day before the program. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Speed Draw Challenge

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6
Have your imaginations at the ready for the virtual draw challenge. We'll give you the drawing prompts and a set amount of time. Let's see what you can create! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Anime Club

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you into a specific show, or do you want to learn about a different genre?
Come join in, and we'll discuss our personal favorites.
Register with an email address to get details on how to join.

If you have already registered or joined before, no need to register again, just join us in our Kast viewing room.
Event Type: 
Teens

Behind the Stars: The Women Who Helped Build Chicago

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm
Major events in Chicago’s history compelled 19th and early 20th century women to act, to organize and create. It’s on their shoulders that Chicago women continue to shape our city. Laurie Russell will highlight the achievements of women who have, and continue to greatly influence Chicago’s business, the arts, politics, and more.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GXOBXGhCTUGXTsQmsJG97Q
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Toddler Time

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Move and Groove

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Time to get the wiggles out virtually! Join us and we'll move and groove together to fun songs and rhymes! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Shamrocks and Rainbows Storytime

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Join us for a virtual storytime filled with shamrocks and rainbows! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Teen Art Club

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Come and discuss your newest creations, what you've been working on, and what inspires you. Teens will have a chance to share their art work and work on their current project. Each meeting will have a loose theme, but feel free to bring and share anything your working on.

March 17: Characters
April 14:
May 12:

Register with the best email to send you an invite to our virtual programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

K-6 St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6
Join us for a festive book and craft! Registered participants can pick up a craft kit from the library beginning March 3. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Food Is Money: The Economics of Nutrition

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
**This program is hosted by College of DuPage. A November 2020 Consumer Reports survey revealed the harsh reality that one in five Americans were turning to food banks for sustenance. Feeding America reports the COVID-19 crisis has the potential for long-term effects, noting that it took 10 years for food insecurity rates to return to pre-Great Recession levels. National research indicates that families dealing with food insecurity consequently face hardships maintaining good health and additional health care costs.
Event Type: 
Adults

Art for Little Hands

Thursday, March 18, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for preschool and younger
Let's do some art over Zoom! Registered participants can pick up a supply kit from the library beginning March 4. If you are unable to pick up a kit, a list of supplies will be included with your Zoom link. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Customer Service Workshop Series: Session 3 - Conflict

Thursday, March 18, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Anna Marie MacDonald, Manager Workforce Connection Center at Goodwill, is conducting a 3-week series of timely and informative Customer Service Workshops with Q and A on the following Thursday at 10:00 am:
Session 3 - Conflict is the tension or the disagreement that occurs when two or more people or groups have different opinions, ideas, plans, goals, or perceptions of a situation. Come and learn about relationship building, constructive and destructive behaviors, and managing conflict.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Follow the Leader

Thursday, March 18, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary schoolers
Can you do what we do? Let's see! From call & response songs to get up & move activities, we'll have some fun together over Zoom. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Geek Talk: Minecraft

Thursday, March 18, 2021 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Show off your builds, discuss your favorite stories, and share your favorite tips and tricks.

Register with an email address to get details on how to join.
Event Type: 
Teens

Monarch Read Alouds

Thursday, March 18, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
elementary school students (geared for grades K-3)
Join us for a Monarch Read Aloud! We’ll read a 2021 Monarch Award title and participate in a fun activity together!
Event Type: 
Children

Living Room Conversation: Women in Political Leadership

Thursday, March 18, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Until recently, women have been underrepresented in elective office. Are women's voices critical in governing and leadership to reflect the needs of women and families in our society? Let's discuss gender gaps and barriers to female influence in government. Provided in partnership with the Wheaton League of Women Voters.

This program is provided 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.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Author Visit: Renee Rosen

Thursday, March 18, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Renee Rosen is the bestselling author of historical fiction, including Park Avenue Summer, Windy City Blues, White Collar Girl, What the Lady Wants and Dollface as well as the young adult novel, Every Crooked Pot. Her new novel, The Social Graces, a story about Mrs. Astor and Mrs. Vanderbilt vying for control of New York society during the Gilded Age, will be out this April.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_26kJ1eWzRGeEhPbKU_gNcQ
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Friday, March 19, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. No storytime February 26. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Preschool

Friday, March 19, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. No storytime February 26. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

ACT Practice Test

Saturday, March 20, 2021 -
9:00am to 12:30pm
Students taking the SAT or ACT this winter have a fantastic opportunity to take a free virtual practice test for one of these exams.

StudyPoint is offering the practice test events, and since they're doing so virtually, students can take the practice test from their home. Full length practice tests are the single best way to prepare for the real thing, and participating students receive a detailed analysis that breaks down how they did by section, question type, and content area so they can get a sense for where they might want to do some review prior to the real thing.
Event Type: 
Teens

English Conversation Group

Saturday, March 20, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment via Zoom! Everyone is welcome!

This program is a Zoom Meeting so you can engage and interact with the leader and others. Please turn your microphone and camera on.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Cartooning: Draw Your Own Adventure

Saturday, March 20, 2021 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Grades K-6
Virtual Zoom program
Get your paper and pencils ready for a virtual drawing class led by cartoonist Mark Anderson! Begin by drawing your hero, then decide who, where, and what happens next! Oozing blob or skeleton? Creepy cave or jungle? Dance party or staring contest? We’ll draw based on your suggestions! Please enter your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Oh Where, Oh Where Are My Ancestors From? with Teresa Steinkamp McMillin

Saturday, March 20, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Finding your immigrant ancestor's town of origin is often considered the holy grail of genealogical research. What if you've spent years trying to find this piece of information and have not been successful? This talk suggests many strategies that just might help you break down that brick wall.

Class is co-hosted by the DuPage County Genealogical Society.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kLpRHYmhRdKx6Fd-j3xYFQ
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Monday, March 22, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. No storytime February 26. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Preschool

Monday, March 22, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. No storytime February 26. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Craft Along with Creativebug: Rabbit & Chick

Monday, March 22, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
We will make rabbits from plastic eggs and hand sew felt chicks. Two business days after registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Information Desk or Curbside March 1-22. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.
Also needed: scissors, glue, permanent marker

This program is provided 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.
Event Type: 
Adults

Rainbow Art

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
geared for preschool-early elementary
Join us over Zoom for a story and art project inspired by rainbows! Registered participants can pick up a supply kit at the library beginning March 2. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Book Collages

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6
Help give new life to damaged books by turning them into art! Over Zoom, we'll use book pages to create a unique collage. Registered participants can pick up a supply kit at the library beginning March 2. Please enter your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Tween Book Discussion: Song for a Whale

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 -
6:15pm to 6:45pm
Grades 3-6
Join us for a virtual book discussion of Song for a Whale. Registered participants can pick up a copy of the book beginning February 2 during Grab & Go hours in the library or using our curbside service.
Event Type: 
Children