All Events

Memory Café: Garden (Virtual)

Monday, June 7, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Refresh your senses as we virtually stroll through beautiful gardens, listen to music, enjoy fragrances, play a game, and create a simple craft. Designed for those experiencing memory loss and their caregivers, but all seniors are welcome. Two business days after registering, pick-up your kit at the Information Desk or Curbside May 17 to June 7. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.
Event Type: 
Adults

Kindergarten Readiness

Monday, June 7, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
geared for 4-5 year olds
Calling all Pre-K! Join us on the West Plaza as we read and participate in activities that will help prepare us for kindergarten!
Event Type: 
Children

Bring Your Own Blanket Family Storytime

Monday, June 7, 2021 -
7:00pm to 7:30pm
geared for children with their family
Join us on the West Plaza for a family storytime. To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. for your family or group to share. One registration per family/friend group.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Virtual Bilingual Storytime: Spanish

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
children of all ages
Join Alejandra from Language Labs for a virtual bilingual storytime! We'll read, sing, and learn colors together in Spanish. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Anime Club (virtual)

Tuesday, June 8, 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

D&D One Shot (Virtual)

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 - 7:00pm
Join us for monthly D&D one-shot adventures. We’ll have rotating DMs and you can bring your own character sheets or use one of ours.

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

Storytime: Toddler Time (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 9, 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
Storytime

Pop-up Project: Self Portraits

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
grades 6 and under with family
weather permitting
Pop over and join us on the West Plaza for a pop-up self portrait project! Completed self portraits will be displayed in the Youth Services department. We'll provide all the supplies.
Event Type: 
Children

Create Along: Hand Crafted Book (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 9, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join Bonnie Jaswith of the Book & Paper Arts Guild for a display of artist made books, followed by instruction to make your own simple accordion folded book. Two business days after registering, pick-up your kit at the Information Desk or Curbside May 17 to June 9. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime Stations

Thursday, June 10, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
geared for babies-preschool
weather permitting
Visit the West Plaza for some Early Childhood stations you can navigate at your own pace! We'll be focusing on reading, writing, singing, talking, and playing. Please practice social distancing and wear a mask.
Event Type: 
Children

BRC Orientation (Virtual)

Thursday, June 10, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Whether you are starting a business or already an established entity, the Business Resource Center (BRC) can help you in every stage of your journey. Please join us for a virtual orientation to see what we can do for you.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Families Families Families Storytime (Virtual)

Thursday, June 10, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
geared for early elementary and younger
Every family is unique and special. Let's read about all different kinds of families together. Then we'll spend a little time drawing a picture of our family. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Geek Talk: Minecraft (Virtual)

Thursday, June 10, 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

Bring Your Own Blanket Storytime: 10am

Friday, June 11, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for ages 5 and under with caregiver
Join us on the West Plaza for an all together storytime. To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. for your family or group to share. One registration per family/friend group.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Bring Your Own Blanket Storytime: 11am

Friday, June 11, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
geared for ages 5 and under with caregiver
Join us on the West Plaza for an all together storytime. To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. for your family or group to share. One registration per family/friend group.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

English Conversation Group

Saturday, June 12, 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 Coloring Book (Virtual)

Saturday, June 12, 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! Students will follow along step by step as we create fun coloring book pages. Tropical fish, outer space, flowers, superheroes, and more! Then kids will color them any way they want! Make sure to have some crayons, markers, or colored pencils nearby! Please enter your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Great Beginnings (Virtual)

Monday, June 14, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Storytime: Preschool (Virtual)

Monday, June 14, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. 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
Storytime

Book Buddies: 1 pm (virtual)

Monday, June 14, 2021 -
1:00pm to 1:30pm
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Book Buddies: 1:30 pm (virtual)

Monday, June 14, 2021 -
1:30pm to 2:00pm
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Book Buddies: 2 pm (virtual)

Monday, June 14, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Book Buddies: 2:30 pm (virtual)

Monday, June 14, 2021 -
2:30pm to 3:00pm
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Puzzles on the Plaza (In-Person)

Monday, June 14, 2021 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Celebrate summer on the plaza overlooking beautiful Adams Park! Stop by for a few minutes to work on a jigsaw, play a guessing game, and pick up mind-sharpening Crossword and Sudoku hand-outs. No registration needed.
Event Type: 
Adults

Art in the Park: 10am

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
grades K-6
Let's make some art together out in nature! To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. to sit on. One registration per child participating. Registered participants will receive an art kit when they arrive for the program.
Event Type: 
Children

SCORE Business Roundtable: Finding and Keeping Good Customers (Virtual)

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Finding and keeping good customers requires hard work and persistence. Facilitated by SCORE Certified Master Mentor Tom Drouin, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and learn about their experience with traditional and social media, networking, business associations, community resources, recommendations and referrals - all the sources you can use to attract and retain good customers.

Register in advance for this virtual zoom meeting:
https://score.tfaforms.net/17?EventID=a105a000006v21u
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Virtual Morton Arboretum: Seeds and Growth in Different Habitats (K-2)

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
geared for grades K-2
Join us for a virtual visit with staff from the Morton Arboretum. We'll learn about the structure of seeds, their life cycles, and how they adapt to different habitats. Please include your email address for connection details. One registration per device.
Event Type: 
Children

Sketchbooks in the Park

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Looking to enjoy a sunny evening in the park with sketchbooks and good company? Join the TeenSpace Art Club as we chill in the park and draw together!
Sketchbooks will not be provided, please remember to bring your own sketchbook, notebook, or digital drawing pad.
Event Type: 
Teens

Art in the Park: 2pm

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
grades K-6
Let's make some art together out in nature! To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. to sit on. One registration per child participating. Registered participants will receive an art kit when they arrive for the program.
Event Type: 
Children

Frida Kahlo: Timeless (Virtual)

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn about the upcoming exhibition "Frida Kahlo: Timeless" featuring works on loan from the Dolores Olmedo Museum Collection at the Cleve Carney Museum of Art at College of DuPage. Justin Witte, curator of the museum, will provide a historical background on Frida Kahlo and her work. Visit https://theccma.org/frida-kahlo for more information on the exhibition.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_aZ9YnMLQStaILr3ecFqL7w
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Toddler Time (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 16, 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
Storytime

Tween Creative Writing Workshop

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:45am
grades 3-6
Join us on the West Plaza for a creative writing workshop. We'll play around with different forms of writing including concrete poetry, mad libs, and more! To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket or beach towel to sit on.
Event Type: 
Children

Art Studio (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
grades K-6
Let's make some art together over Zoom! Registered participants can pick up an art kit from the library beginning June 1. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Craft Along with Creativebug: Felt Flowers (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 16, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Inspired by Frida, make some felt flowers to decorate a hair accessory, lampshade, wreath, picture frame or gift. Two business days after registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Information Desk or Curbside May 24 - June 16. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.

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

Teen Art Club (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 16, 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

Sticker Bingo (virtual): 10am

Thursday, June 17, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for children with caregiver
Join us on Zoom for a game of sticker bingo. Registered participants can pick up a bingo kit from the library beginning June 1. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Job Search Workshop: Time Management (Virtual)

Thursday, June 17, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Ever wonder why some people get more done in a day and are always farther ahead in their job search? William Schrack of the Barrington Career Center will outline how to manage your activities with purpose, craft a good plan and organize your time so you can position yourself for success when finding and landing your dream job.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Virtual Morton Arboretum: Life Cycles and Adaptations (Gr. 3-6)

Thursday, June 17, 2021 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
geared for grades 3-6
Join us for a virtual visit with staff from the Morton Arboretum. Test your knowledge of plant and animal life cycles and how they're adapted to survive. Please include your email address for connection details. One registration per device.
Event Type: 
Children

Bring Your Own Blanket Sticker Bingo: 11am

Thursday, June 17, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
geared for children with caregiver
Join us on the West Plaza for a game of sticker bingo. To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. for your family or group to share. One registration per family/group. Registered participants will receive bingo kits when they arrive for the program.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Pride Month Book Discussion

Thursday, June 17, 2021 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
We’re discussing books that feature LGBTQIT+ characters. Choose a book from our curated book list or one of your own.
Pride Book List
Event Type: 
Teens

Bring Your Own Blanket Storytime: 10am

Friday, June 18, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for ages 5 and under with caregiver
Join us on the West Plaza for an all together storytime. To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. for your family or group to share. One registration per family/friend group.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Bring Your Own Blanket Storytime: 11am

Friday, June 18, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
geared for ages 5 and under with caregiver
Join us on the West Plaza for an all together storytime. To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. for your family or group to share. One registration per family/friend group.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

English Conversation Group

Saturday, June 19, 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

Book Buddies: 10 am (virtual)

Saturday, June 19, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Book Buddies: 10:30 am (virtual)

Saturday, June 19, 2021 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Book Buddies: 11 am (virtual)

Saturday, June 19, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children