All Events

Upcycled Fashion

Monday, August 19, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Get ready for the school year with a new upcycled wardrobe. Some materials will be provided, but please bring items you are willing to be altered.
Sewing machines will be provided; for additional assistance attend our Sewing Machine Basics class on July 30 and 31.
Event Type: 
Teens

Library Board Meeting

Monday, August 19, 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

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Join your fellow business owners as they discuss and share ideas to help your business grow and succeed.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

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

Congressman Sean Casten Mobile Office Hours

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
On the third Tuesday of the month, staff from Congressman Sean Casten's office will have a table on the main floor of the library to answer questions and offer assistance.
Event Type: 
Adults

Upcycled Fashion

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Get ready for the school year with a new upcycled wardrobe. Some materials will be provided, but please bring items you are willing to be altered.
Sewing machines will be provided; for additional assistance attend our Sewing Machine Basics class on July 30 and 31.
Event Type: 
Teens

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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: The Culture Solution: A Practical Guide to Building a Dynamic Culture So People Love Coming to Work and Accomplishing Great Things Together by Matthew Kelly
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Wheaton Science Theater at Dry City

Tuesday, August 20, 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 to watch the cult classic "Killers from 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! Also, feel free to bring your own food.

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

Friends Book Sale

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 (All day)
Huge number of books for sale.
Event Type: 
Sale
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, August 21, 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

Teen Gaming

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stop by the Teenspace to play some Super Smash Bros Ultimate or Mario Kart 8.
Event Type: 
Teens

SCORE Roundtable: Do You Have What it Takes to Start and Run a Business?

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
An entrepreneur starts with a dream to turn an idea into a thriving venture that meets your vision and satisfies your financial and lifestyle needs. How do you know whether you have what it takes to build a successful business?

Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Small Business Mentor from SCORE, join your peers in a discussion to explore the issues that are the cornerstones of a successful business start-up.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Friends Book Sale

Thursday, August 22, 2019 (All day)
Huge number of books for sale.
Event Type: 
Sale
Adults

Microsoft Office 2016: Mail Merge

Thursday, August 22, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Learn how to generate form letters, envelopes, or mailing labels in Microsoft Word using data from an Excel spreadsheet.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 22, 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

TED Talks: Unplug! Setting Technology Aside?

Thursday, August 22, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for TED Talk screenings and a community discussion focusing on how recent technology has affected our social lives and how we function in society. 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

Friends Book Sale

Friday, August 23, 2019 (All day)
Huge number of books for sale.
Event Type: 
Sale
Adults

Friends Book Sale

Saturday, August 24, 2019 (All day)
Huge number of books for sale.
Event Type: 
Sale
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, August 24, 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, August 25, 2019 (All day)
Closed on Sundays until Sept. 9
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, August 26, 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

True Story Book Club

Monday, August 26, 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

Job Club Workshop: Social Media & the Job Search

Tuesday, August 27, 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 4 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, August 27, 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

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Muldoon's Irish Pub downtown Wheaton (133 W. Front St.) 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

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 29, 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, August 31, 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, September 1, 2019 (All day)
Closed on Sundays until Sept. 9
Event Type: 
Library Closings

LIBRARY CLOSED

Monday, September 2, 2019 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Loop Knit Scarves

Tuesday, September 3, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
To prepare ourselves for the upcoming winter, we’re going to teach you how to make a scarf with absolutely no hooks or needles!
Learn how to make an easy present for friends, family, or yourself!
Event Type: 
Teens

Voter Registration

Tuesday, September 3, 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, September 4, 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

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades K-2

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-2
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build, run and jump, make music, and make a mess. It's a totally new kind of math club! Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Teen Gaming

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stop by the Teenspace to play some Super Smash Bros Ultimate or Mario Kart 8.
Event Type: 
Teens

SCORE Workshop: Understanding, Protecting, and Managing Intellectual Property

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wheaton based patent attorney Eric Waltmire of the Erickson Law Group will discuss intellectual property issues entrepreneurs and businesses need to know - specifically patent, trademark, copyright laws and protection, and ownership.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, September 5, 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, September 5, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-5
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build, run and jump, make music, and make a mess. It's a totally new kind of math club! Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

DuPage Housing Information Table

Thursday, September 5, 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.

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, September 5, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 5, 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

Practice ACT Test

Saturday, September 7, 2019 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Find out what test day will really be like by taking a proctored practice exam. Bring a calculator and a snack for the break.
Event Type: 
Teens

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, September 7, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 10, 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

Nature-telling

Tuesday, September 10, 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

Family Lego Night

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Entering grades K-6 with adult(s)
Work together to create some spectacular creations out of Legos. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, September 11, 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

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades K-2

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-2
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build, run and jump, make music, and make a mess. It's a totally new kind of math club! Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Workshop: Startup Guide to Business

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
The Small Business Development Center at College of DuPage discusses what it takes to open a business in Illinois, including picking a name, legal entities, funding, business plan components, risks, and rewards.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Financial Aid Presentation

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
A representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will outline the financial aid process and provide insight on ways to maximize access to financial aid to help pay for college.
Event Type: 
Teens
Adults

Crazy 8s Math Club: Grades 3-5

Thursday, September 12, 2019 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Grades 3-5
Join Bedtime Math's Crazy 8s, where you'll build, run and jump, make music, and make a mess. It's a totally new kind of math club! Please plan on attending all 8 dates.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children