All Events

Storytime Stations

Friday, December 6, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, December 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

Sunday Concert: Beyond Glee

Sunday, December 8, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Celebrate the holidays with the Wheaton Park District chorale group Beyond Glee! This performance based, mixed adult community chorus sings a wide repertoire of songs and will have you singing along to your favorite holiday songs!
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Brand New Babies

Monday, December 9, 2019 -
9:30am to 9:50am
Expectant parents-9 months old with caregivers (older siblings welcome)
A new storytime has arrived! Join us for stories, songs, and movement designed for the littlest ones. Because we know it's never too early to start, expectant parents are welcome to participate.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime Stations

Monday, December 9, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

It’s Christmastime in the City

Monday, December 9, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Did you know that one of Chicago’s earliest industries was Christmas trees and wreaths? Or that Chicagoans have contributed some of the most beloved holiday songs? Join Chicago historian Clarence Goodman as he discusses all things Yule in Chicago!
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, December 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

Homeschool Meet-up

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Grades K and up with caregiver
Drop in to meet other homeschooling families in the area over games and activities.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Nature-telling

Tuesday, December 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

Wheaton Science Theater: Holiday Double Feature

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 -
6:00pm to 9:00pm
WPL & Dry City have teamed up once again to bring you another Wheaton Science Theater, this time as a double feature! Join us at Dry City for Santa Claus Conquers the Martians at 6 pm, followed by Santa Claus at 7:30 pm.

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

Family Lego and Duplo Night

Tuesday, December 10, 2019 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
All ages with caregivers
Work together to create some spectacular creations out of Legos and Duplos based on the mystery theme.
Registration required, one registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, December 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

Storytime Stations

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Teen Gaming

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Stop by the Teenspace to play some Super Smash Bros Ultimate or Mario Kart 8.
Event Type: 
Teens

Holiday Treats for Tweens

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Grades 3-6 with caregivers
Join Chef Susan Maddox as she teaches us how to make some delicious treats for the holiday season. Tweens are invited to bring parents or caregivers.
Registration required; please register each person individually.
Event Type: 
Children

DIY: Holiday Centerpiece

Thursday, December 12, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Make a variety of paper trees to use as a centerpiece or to decorate a table.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, December 12, 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

Storytime Stations

Friday, December 13, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Knitting Club

Friday, December 13, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
BYOP (Bring Your Own Project) and join us for stitching, music, and conversation. Open to all with basic to advanced knitting knowledge.

Some pattern ideas and needles available.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

No registration required.
Event Type: 
Adults

Movie Matinee: White Christmas (1954)

Friday, December 13, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A successful song-and-dance team become romantically involved with a sister act and team up to save the failing Vermont inn of their former commanding general. 2h.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, December 14, 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

Gingerbread House Contest

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Put your holiday decorating skills to work and create your best edible house for the Gingerbread House Contest. You do not need to register your gingerbread creation, just bring it with you between noon and 1pm to enter.

Prizes will be awarded for the following categories: children, teen, adult, and people’s choice.
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program
Adults

Ugly Holiday T-shirt Competition

Saturday, December 14, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Grades K-6 with caregivers (younger and older siblings welcome)
Work together as a family to create the ugliest holiday t-shirt! We'll provide the plain t-shirt and all the decorating materials. Families are welcome to bring additional t-shirts to decorate.
Registration required. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Brand New Babies

Monday, December 16, 2019 -
9:30am to 9:50am
Expectant parents-9 months old with caregivers (older siblings welcome)
A new storytime has arrived! Join us for stories, songs, and movement designed for the littlest ones. Because we know it's never too early to start, expectant parents are welcome to participate.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime Stations

Monday, December 16, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Library Board Meeting

Monday, December 16, 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

Solstice Lights

Monday, December 16, 2019 -
7:00pm to 7:45pm
Grades K-6 with caregivers
Brighten up one of the longest nights of the year with a festive luminary.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, December 17, 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

Anime Club

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 -
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 while watching a few episodes from Crunchyroll!
Currently watching The Rising Of The Shield Hero [Rated TV-PG for minor language]
Event Type: 
Teens

Craft Club

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Grades 2-6 (caregivers welcome)
If you love to craft, this is the place for you! Share ideas or techniques, bring a project that you are working on, or start something new. Sewing machines and select craft materials will be available. Feel free to bring your own supplies.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, December 17, 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: Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Storytime Stations

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, December 18, 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

Candy Cane Taste Test

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
All ages (8 years old and younger must be with a caregiver)
Help us decide which flavor of candy cane is the most delicious! Please be aware of possible food allergies/sensitivities.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Teen Kindergarten Night

Wednesday, December 18, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
De-Stress and take part in your favorite childhood activities! Tonight’s program will feature Legos and games.
Event Type: 
Teens

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, December 19, 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

Candy Cane Taste Test

Thursday, December 19, 2019 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
All ages (8 years old and younger must be with a caregiver)
Help us decide which flavor of candy cane is the most delicious! Please be aware of possible food allergies/sensitivities.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Make & Take: Gift Tags

Thursday, December 19, 2019 -
5:00pm to 7:00pm
Create several gift tags to identify and trim your holiday packages!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, December 19, 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

A Magic The Gathering Gathering

Thursday, December 19, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Bring your deck (we'll provide a couple) and meet up with others to play and discuss strategy.
Event Type: 
Teens

Family Game Night-Minute to Win It

Thursday, December 19, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Grades K-6 with caregivers (younger and older siblings welcome)
Put your heads together for some family fun! Prizes will be awarded.
Registration required. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime Stations

Friday, December 20, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, December 21, 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

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

LIBRARY CLOSED

Wednesday, December 25, 2019 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, December 26, 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

Interactive Movie: The Angry Birds Movie 2

Friday, December 27, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:30pm
All ages (geared for grades K-6)
Join us for a viewing of The Angry Birds Movie 2 and stick around for a live version of the game with boxes and stuffed animals!
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, December 28, 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

Cartoon Crashup! with Mark Anderson-Grades K-2

Monday, December 30, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Grades K-2
Investigate and choose characters, imagine fun ways they might interact, and discover how to draw them with cartoonist Mark Anderson.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Cartoon Crashup! with Mark Anderson-Grades 3-6

Monday, December 30, 2019 -
2:30pm to 3:30pm
Grades 3-6
Investigate and choose characters, imagine fun ways they might interact, and discover how to draw them with cartoonist Mark Anderson.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children