All Events

Fridays at the Movies: The Greatest Showman

Friday, July 13, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning.

Celebrates the birth of show business, and tells of a visionary who rose from nothing to create a spectacle that became a worldwide sensation. 1 hr 45min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, July 14, 2018 -
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

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, July 15, 2018 (All day)
Closed on Sundays until Sept. 9
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Storytime: Great Beginnings:10am

Monday, July 16, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Monday, July 16, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Great Beginnings:11am

Monday, July 16, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 11am

Monday, July 16, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Video Creation

Monday, July 16, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Over this 9 session workshop teens will work on creating and editing their own videos that can then be published on the library's YouTube channel.
Event Type: 
Teens

Beginner's Cubing Workshop

Monday, July 16, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Grades 4-6
Learn how to solve a standard Rubik's Cube in this two hour session. Have your own cube? Feel free to bring it along. The instructor will have cubes that can be used during the class and for purchase. Please sign up for one session only. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Living History: Cleopatra

Monday, July 16, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Come meet Cleopatra, the last Pharaoh of Egypt, portrayed by Martina Mathisen. The most famous female ruler in history, she will share her astounding story, audacious spirit, and astonishing guile.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 6-8

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 6, 7, and 8 year olds. Child must be at least 6 and not yet 8 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Tuesday Movie Matinee: Darkest Hour

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. In partnership with the Wheaton Park District Mary Lubko Center.

In May 1940, the fate of Western Europe hangs on British Prime Minister Winston Churchill, who must decide whether to negotiate with Adolf Hitler, or fight on knowing that it could mean a humiliating defeat for Britain and its empire. 2h 5min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 2pm

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 6-8

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
For 6, 7, and 8 year olds. Child must be at least 6 and not yet 8 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Coding Club

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
For teens who like working with computers and computer programming. Join to learn from each other and take self-guided lessons in programming languages such as Python, JavaScript, HTML, and more.
Event Type: 
Teens

Family Lego Night

Tuesday, July 17, 2018 -
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, July 17, 2018 -
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 review: Spark: How to Lead Yourself and Others to Greater Success by Angie Morgan, Courtney Lynch & Sean Lynch
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 11am

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Wednesday English Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Attention English language learners! Join our Literacy DuPage volunteers in Café on the Park for a fun afternoon conversation group. Enjoy coffee, tea, and great food from the café while you meet friendly people and practice your skills. If the weather is nice, the group will be held on the patio near Adams Park! No signup, so just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -
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

Sewing: Sew Your Own Bag: 1:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -
1:00pm to 1:45pm
Grades 3-5
Sew your very own bag on one of the library's sewing machines. Participants need to have attended our Sewing Machines Basics class in order to take this class. Please register for only one of the bag classes. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Introduction to Comics

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Learn about comics and create your own!
Event Type: 
Teens

Teen Service Club

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Help with projects around the library or that benefit local organizations. Have an idea for a project? Let us know!

Service club members will earn volunteer hours for their work and will be required to complete an application before their first meeting.
Event Type: 
Teens

Sewing: Sew Your Own Bag: 2:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Grades 3-5
Sew your very own bag on one of the library's sewing machines. Participants need to have attended our Sewing Machines Basics class in order to take this class. Please register for only one of the bag classes. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Sewing: Sew Your Own Bag: 3:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -
3:00pm to 3:45pm
Grades 3-5
Sew your very own bag on one of the library's sewing machines. Participants need to have attended our Sewing Machines Basics class in order to take this class. Please register for only one of the bag classes. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Sewing: Sew Your Own Bag: 4:00 p.m.

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm
Grades 3-5
Sew your very own bag on one of the library's sewing machines. Participants need to have attended our Sewing Machines Basics class in order to take this class. Please register for only one of the bag classes. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

SCORE Roundtable: Is What I Offer Better than the Competition?

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Businesses fall in love with the features of their products and services, touting advantages that the customer should love too. Customers don’t by products or services – they buy the benefits the get from the purchase. How do you sell the benefits – and are they important to the customer and better than the competition? Share, listen and learn in a lively discussion with your peers about how to define and project your value proposition.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

The College Admission Process, From Start to Finish

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
The college admission process has changed dramatically in recent years. Which application deadline is best? How many college applications should a student complete? Where and when does a student even begin? Don't forget about the financial aid process and scholarship search! Families will learn to navigate and understand the college admission process, from when to start to deciding which college admission offer to accept.
High School Students and Parents
Event Type: 
Teens

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 11am

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 11am

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Barker for Books: 12:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
12:00pm to 12:15pm
Grades 1-5 (without caregiver)
Read to our very own licensed therapy dog, Cam Barker, for 15 minutes to hone your reading skills. Children must be able to read independently. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Barker for Books: 12:15 p.m.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
12:15pm to 12:30pm
Grades 1-5 (without caregiver)
Read to our very own licensed therapy dog, Cam Barker, for 15 minutes to hone your reading skills. Children must be able to read independently. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Barker for Books: 12:30 p.m.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
12:30pm to 12:45pm
Grades 1-5 (without caregiver)
Read to our very own licensed therapy dog, Cam Barker, for 15 minutes to hone your reading skills. Children must be able to read independently. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Barker for Books: 12:45 p.m.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
12:45pm to 1:00pm
Grades 1-5 (without caregiver)
Read to our very own licensed therapy dog, Cam Barker, for 15 minutes to hone your reading skills. Children must be able to read independently. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Video Creation

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Over this 9 session workshop teens will work on creating and editing their own videos that can then be published on the library's YouTube channel.
Event Type: 
Teens

Barker for Books: 1:00 p.m.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
1:00pm to 1:15pm
Grades 1-5 (without caregiver)
Read to our very own licensed therapy dog, Cam Barker, for 15 minutes to hone your reading skills. Children must be able to read independently. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Barker for Books: 1:15 p.m.

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
1:15pm to 1:30pm
Grades 1-5 (without caregiver)
Read to our very own licensed therapy dog, Cam Barker, for 15 minutes to hone your reading skills. Children must be able to read independently. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Representatives from NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) DuPage will be at an information table on the first floor near the Circulation Desk to answer questions about their services.
Event Type: 
Adults

Book Discussion: The Westing Game

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Grades 3-5
We're reading past Newbery Award winners for our summer book discussions. Pick up a copy of this month's book at the Youth Services desk starting July 1, read it, and bring it back with you when you come to the discussion.
Event Type: 
Children

Classic Movie Night: Fail Safe

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
**New location in the large meeting room! Join us in the Large Meeting Room for trivia, discussion, and best of all, classic movies! Meets on the third Thursday at 6pm.

Fail Safe (1964): American planes are sent to deliver a nuclear attack on Moscow, but it's a mistake due to an electrical malfunction. Can all-out war be averted? 1h 52min.

**Please note, there will be no movie in August.
Event Type: 
Movie

Google Tools

Thursday, July 19, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Learn about the wide variety of tools that Google has to offer, including Maps, Calendar, and many more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings:10am

Friday, July 20, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Friday, July 20, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, fingerplays, puppets and movies. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Great Beginnings:11am

Friday, July 20, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime