All Events

Teen Art Club (Virtual)

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
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: Sketching
May 12: Chalk Art

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

ACES: Aging & Caregiving Engagement & Support (Virtual)

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Attention all Seniors and Caregivers! This NEW series of monthly programs is designed especially for you! In our first session, join staff from both Metropolitan Family Services and DuPage County Community Services for an overview of what they offer. Both agencies have a multitude of programs to support and assist you. Find out what services are available, how to easily access them, and how they can help meet your needs. We want our community members to live comfortably and successfully at every age! Questions welcome!

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
Event Type: 
Adults

Back to School Storytime

Thursday, August 19, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for preschool-elementary school with family
It's almost time to head back to school! Join us for a special storytime on the West Plaza celebrating the beginning of a new school year and all the fun it can bring! Please bring a blanket or towel for your family/group to sit on.
Event Type: 
Children

Bring Your Own Book (for games and book chats)

Thursday, August 19, 2021 -
3:00pm to 4:00pm
Grab a book and join us to play Bring Your Own Book - a game where you'll match card prompts with a line or word from your chosen book.
Event Type: 
Teens

Writers Group (Virtual)

Thursday, August 19, 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.
Event Type: 
Adults

Circuit of Fun

Friday, August 20, 2021 -
10:00am to 5:00pm
geared for K-6
Visit the Youth Services department for some weird and wonderful stations you can navigate at your own pace.
Event Type: 
Children

English Conversation Group (Virtual)

Saturday, August 21, 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

Stupendous School Stations

Monday, August 23, 2021 -
2:00pm to 9:00pm
It's the first day of school! What are you looking forward to this year? What is your favorite thing to do in school? Stop by the Youth Services department for stations to vote, draw, and much more! You can also pick up a Back to School brag tag while supplies last.
Event Type: 
Children

Backyard Birds (Virtual)

Monday, August 23, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Explore the birds often seen in DuPage County backyards with a Willowbrook Wildlife Center interpreter. Learn the history of the birds that commonly visit our communities. Discover the who, what, when, where, why, and how’s surrounding the fascinating world of backyard birding. Bring your questions!

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_IsfglywTSmGjcC9_K3tq0g
Event Type: 
Adults

DIY Storytime Stations

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
geared for birth-preschool
Visit stations around the Youth Services department to create your own storytime! Stations will focus on Reading, Writing, Singing, Talking, and Playing as you navigate activities at your own pace and practice social distancing. This activity is for adults and children to participate in together.
Event Type: 
Children

Job Search Workshop: Identify Skills and Accomplishments (Virtual)

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Connecting the dots between experience, skills and knowledge to the job description/requirements is a critical step in a successful job search. In this workshop, presented by the Peoples Resource Center (PRC), participants will learn how to showcase talents in a meaningful way and communicate qualifications with impact.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Chalk Art in the Park

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 -
5:00pm to 6:00pm
Join the TeenSpace Art Club for an evening of rainbow-y, chalk-y goodness! We will be set up with chalk on the West Plaza. Please wear clothes that can get dusty/stained with chalk!
Event Type: 
Teens

New Moms Book Club (In-Person)

Tuesday, August 24, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us for dinner and drinks in downtown Wheaton and meet some new mom friends as we discuss "Pachinko" by Min Jin Lee. Restaurant location TBD.

Pick up book copies at Circulation Desk or via Curbside Pickup.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Daniel Tiger Party (Virtual)

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Join us on Zoom as we celebrate everything Daniel Tiger! Please enter your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Teen Library Council

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Would you like to earn service hours and make a difference at the library? Join the Teen Library Council! Help put together and run programs, discuss library and community projects, recommend books and materials, and more.
Event Type: 
Teens

Eco-Friendly Landscaping (Virtual)

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Beautifying your yard while conserving water and creating a habitat for birds and butterflies can be easy and rewarding. Jim Kleinwachter of The Conservation Foundation will suggest impactful choices for home landscapes such as planting trees, using native plants, installing rain barrels and reducing chemical use. Learn how to solve common issues with water and fall leaves. You can create a more enjoyable yard designed for fewer problems and less effort!

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
Event Type: 
Adults

DIY Storytime Stations

Thursday, August 26, 2021 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
geared for birth-preschool
Visit stations around the Youth Services department to create your own storytime! Stations will focus on Reading, Writing, Singing, Talking, and Playing as you navigate activities at your own pace and practice social distancing. This activity is for adults and children to participate in together.
Event Type: 
Children

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop (In-Person)

Thursday, August 26, 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Join us outside on the library's West Plaza as Chopra Center certified instructor Stephanie Frantz teaches you a simple mindfulness meditation technique and a stress-buster breathing exercise to relax and increase your overall sense of wellbeing. Explore the benefits of developing a regular meditation practice to improve health, strengthen the immune system and release stress and anxiety.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Geek Talk: Minecraft (Virtual)

Thursday, August 26, 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

Pop-up Project: Sun Prints

Thursday, August 26, 2021 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
grades 6 and under with caregiver
Make your own sun prints with items found in nature on the library's West Plaza. We'll provide all of the supplies!
Event Type: 
Children

Pop-up Project: Speed Draw Stations

Friday, August 27, 2021 -
4:00pm to 7:00pm
geared for elementary school students
How fast can you draw your favorite food? Can you draw a zebra in one minute? Try out some of our speed draw stations in the Youth Services department for some fast fun!
Event Type: 
Children

English Conversation Group (Virtual)

Saturday, August 28, 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

Hauptmann Pop-up Performance (In-Person)

Sunday, August 29, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Join us for this exciting preview of Wheaton Drama's upcoming production of Hauptmann (September 17-October 3, 2021). This play explores the riveting jail cell story of the man convicted of kidnapping and murdering aviator Charles Lindbergh's infant son. Was he guilty of the "Crime of the Century"?
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

DIY Storytime Stations

Monday, August 30, 2021 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
geared for birth-preschool
Visit stations around the Youth Services department to create your own storytime! Stations will focus on Reading, Writing, Singing, Talking, and Playing as you navigate activities at your own pace and practice social distancing. This activity is for adults and children to participate in together.
Event Type: 
Children

Nonfiction Book Discussion: Killers of the Flower Moon (Virtual)

Monday, August 30, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
In the 1920s, the richest people per capita in the world were members of the Osage Nation in Oklahoma. Then, one by one, they were killed in a shocking series of crimes. In Killers of the Flower Moon: The Osage Murders and the Birth of the FBI, author David Grann profiles the FBI's first major homicide investigation. In spite of internal corruption and prejudice against Native Americans, the undercover team exposed one of the most sinister conspiracies in American history. Pick up a copy at the Information Desk or Curbside, read, and join the discussion.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Sunset Camp Out

Monday, August 30, 2021 -
7:00pm to 7:30pm
grades 6 and under with family
Let’s celebrate the last days of summer with a family storytime camp out on the West Plaza! Bring a blanket or towel for your family to sit on.
Event Type: 
Children

Tween Wrapped Earbuds (Virtual)

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
geared for grades 3-6
Let’s give our earbuds a creative twist over Zoom! Craft kits (including earbuds) will be available to pick up at the library starting August 17. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

When The Music Died: The Beatles Break-Up (Virtual)

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

In February 1964 The Beatles exploded in America, but by May of 1970 they were done. In that brief period, they became, and remain, the world’s most iconic band thanks to a treasure chest of memorable songs and an uncanny ability to chart fresh musical directions. Using performance and interview clips we’ll explore the reasons it all fell apart 50 years ago and what, if anything, could have been done to keep the band intact. Presented by Gary Wenstrup.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
Event Type: 
Adults

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, September 5, 2021 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

LIBRARY CLOSED

Monday, September 6, 2021 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Fiction Book Discussion: Trust Exercise (Virtual)

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss "Trust Exercise" by Susan Choi via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.

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.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Genealogy Assistance (In-Person)

Thursday, September 9, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Fiction Book Discussion: Trust Exercise (In-Person)

Thursday, September 9, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss "Trust Exercise" by Susan Choi via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Movie: Judy (In-Person)

Friday, September 10, 2021 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
Thirty years after rising to global stardom, Garland arrives in London for a long run of sold-out performances. While preparing for the shows, she battles with management, relationships, anxiety and health issues. (1 hr 58 min) Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG-13.
Event Type: 
Movie

Living Room Conversation: "American Values" (In-Person)

Monday, September 13, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Polls indicate that the current climate of polarization is a primary concern of our citizens. Historically, we rallied around shared ideals as articulated in our founding documents. Are there still values that the majority of Americans agree upon? Add your perspective as we discuss how our nation and community can move beyond our divisions. Provided in partnership with the Wheaton League of Women Voters.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Fiction Book Discussion: Trust Exercise (In-Person)

Tuesday, September 14, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss "Trust Exercise" by Susan Choi via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

ACES: Protection & Advocacy (Virtual)

Wednesday, September 15, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The ACES: Aging & Caregiving Engagement & Support series is designed for all seniors and caregivers! See something -- say something. Learn how to identify the signs of abuse and neglect, and the services available to protect yourself or a loved one. Whether living independently or in a long-term care facility, the Adult Protective Services staff of DuPage County Senior Services is ready to advocate for you. We want our community members to live confidently and successfully at every age. Questions welcome!

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance (In-Person)

Thursday, September 16, 2021 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions.
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Art Demonstration: Portraits in Oil (Virtual)

Monday, September 20, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Artist Don Yang will demonstrate direct painting ('alla prima') from a live model. He will emphasize capturing accurate proportion, the form of the head, and facial color variations. These techniques create a convincing likeness in an oil sketch within a limited time. Provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_a13f95sNQBON2YEcUk1AYg
Event Type: 
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, September 20, 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

DIY: Birthday Cards (In-Person)

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Create 4 unique hand stamped cards to celebrate those special birthdays with Laura Barto of Stampin'Up.
Event Type: 
Adults

DIY Marbled Mugs

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Turn a coffee mug into a work of art. We'll be using nail polish to create our designs. All materials will be provided, but if you have a favorite color of nail polish feel free to bring it along.
Event Type: 
Teens

DIY: Birthday Cards (In-Person)

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Create 4 unique hand stamped cards to celebrate those special birthdays with Laura Barto of Stampin'Up.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance (In-Person)

Thursday, September 23, 2021 -
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: Harriet (In-Person)

Friday, September 24, 2021 -
1:30pm to 4:00pm
The thrilling and inspirational tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into a great American hero and freedom fighter. Her courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. (2 hr 5 min) Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG-13.
Event Type: 
Movie

Cartooning: Action Animals (Virtual)

Saturday, September 25, 2021 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Grades K-6
one registration per family or device
Get your paper and pencils ready for a virtual drawing class led by cartoonist Mark Anderson! Learn to draw all sorts of amazing cartoon animals in action! Running! Jumping! Flying! Pouncing! It’s pure zoological zaniness! Please enter your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Revolutionary War Lineage Societies (Virtual)

Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 1:00pm
Does a family story say that you qualify for the Daughters of the American Revolution? Join us for a program, presented by Bryna O'Sullivan, introducing the Revolutionary War lineage societies. The program will open with an overview of the major societies before moving into the application process. It will cover the documents required for the application and identify some of the resources that can help you locate them. Even if you don't intend to apply to a lineage society, you will leave with an understanding of the major sources you can use to document your Revolutionary War ancestry.
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Nonfiction Book Discussion: The Worst Hard Time (Virtual)

Monday, September 27, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The dust storms that terrorized the Plains in the darkest years of the Depression were like nothing ever seen before or since. In The Worst Hard Time: The Untold Story of Those Who Survived the Great American Dust Bowl, author Timothy Egan follows a dozen long-suffering families and their communities through blinding black dust blizzards, crop failure, and the death of loved ones. In an era that promises ever-greater natural disasters, this book provides a powerful cautionary tale about the dangers of trifling with nature.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Teen Library Council

Wednesday, September 29, 2021 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
Would you like to earn service hours and make a difference at the library? Join the Teen Library Council! Help put together and run programs, discuss library and community projects, recommend books and materials, and more.

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