All Events

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, October 19, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
***Please note: Due to Maker Day, today's group will meet in Room B (right next door to C). Thank you!***

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

Computers for Absolute Beginners

Monday, October 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Do you have a computer at home and only know how to do 2 or 3 things on it? Learn the parts of a computer, what the mouse and keyboard do, and basics about the Windows 10 operating system.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Pastels with Mood and Atmosphere Demonstration

Monday, October 21, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Artist Kathleen Newman will demonstrate how to interpret photo reference to create more expression. She will illustrate methods of composition through light and shadow patterns, improvise creative color strategies and use painterly techniques to convey mood and mystery. This program is provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.
Event Type: 
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, October 21, 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

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Emmett's Brewing Company at 121 W. Front St. in downtown Wheaton 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

Census 2020 Recruiting

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 -
1:30pm to 5:30pm
Looking to make some extra income while helping your community? Consider a job with the 2020 Census. A Census Bureau Recruiter will be here to answer your questions and help you apply.
Event Type: 
Adults

Workshop: Explore Hiring Yourself

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Presented by Bill Schrack, SCORE certified mentor, this workshop provides the tools and resources that compare having a job vs franchise ownership so you can gain the fundamentals to make the best decisions for your future.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2016

Thursday, October 24, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn how to use this desktop publishing software to create posters, cards, brochures, and more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Phantom of the Opera with Live Organ

Thursday, October 24, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Jay Warren plays the organ accompanying the 1925 classic, Phantom of the Opera.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, October 24, 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

Movie Matinee: All is True

Friday, October 25, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare. 1h 41min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, October 26, 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

Home History Research Help Drop-in

Saturday, October 26, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ever wonder how old your house is? Who lived there in the past? What it looked like originally? Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture--visit WPL to discover available resources, where to find them and what each reveals. Walk-ins are welcome, although reservations are recommended. Please call 630-868-7520 for a half-hour appointment.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy
Teens

Computers for Beginners Part II

Monday, October 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
This is the next step from the Absolute Beginners class. Review the basics and learn more about how Windows works, how to save files to a USB memory stick, and how the computer file system is organized.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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: Why am I Not Landing a Job?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Have you had several interviews, but no offer? This workshop is for you! We will discuss a few thing to consider: what do they mean by not a good fit, maybe you are not selling your skills, and it might not be you, it’s them!

For more information, please contact Anna Marie MacDonald at the Goodwill/Workforce Connection at 630-576-4661.
Event Type: 
Adults

Home History Research Help Drop-in

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ever wonder how old your house is? Who lived there in the past? What it looked like originally? Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture--visit WPL to discover available resources, where to find them and what each reveals. Walk-ins are welcome, although reservations are recommended. Please call 630-868-7520 for a half-hour appointment.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy
Teens

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn the basics of this incredibly versatile spreadsheet program. Creating charts, sorting, simple formulas, and basic formatting are covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

TED Talks: Choosing the Good Life

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for TED talk screenings and a community discussion focusing on happiness. Learn how to create more joy in your life, how meaning beats happiness, and the importance of social connections. After the videos, there will be a time to share ideas, ask questions, and discuss the topic as a group.
Event Type: 
Adults

Wheaton Science Theater at Dry City

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
WPL and Dry City have teamed up again to bring you another Wheaton Science Theater! Join us at Dry City for a screening of the cult classic, “Carnival of Souls.” Laughter guaranteed.

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

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, October 31, 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

Introduction to Google Drive

Saturday, November 2, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Take advantage of Google’s cloud storage service. Learn to upload and download files, create new files using Google’s software, and then share and edit your files with other users simultaneously.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, November 2, 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

Holiday Jewelry-Making with NAMI DuPage

Monday, November 4, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Jump-start the season of giving by making a piece of jewelry to give to a loved one, and then make a few more to support the DuPage chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). They will provide a short presentation about their services and volunteer opportunities while you create.
Event Type: 
Adults

BRC Orientation and Tour

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Whether you are thinking about starting a business, in the process, or already an established entity, the Business Resource Center (BRC) can help you with every stage of your journey. Our vast business collection includes print and electronic business books, magazines, newspapers, databases, eLearning, as well as educational workshops, roundtables, meet up, and Biz Books Review.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Expand your Excel know how! This class covers conditional formatting and filtering, layout options, working across multiple sheets, plus more about formulas, charts and tables.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Voter Registration

Tuesday, November 5, 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, November 6, 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

SCORE Workshop: Uncovering Overlooked Tax Breaks: Planning Considerations 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
In this workshop, presented by CPA E. Pete Lewis, you will obtain a comprehensive understanding of major tax changes that will affect most taxpayers, hear ways to use certain TCJ provisions for the purpose of reducing taxable income, be prepared to plan against the loss of certain tax benefits, and learn ways to transition tax rules into tax strategies.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, November 7, 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, November 7, 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

From Chicago to Vietnam

Thursday, November 7, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Author of the powerful memoir, From Chicago to Vietnam, Michael Duffy discusses the United States’ involvement in Vietnam along with his personal experiences as an Army draftee during the war.
Event Type: 
Adults

Knitting Club

Friday, November 8, 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: They Shall Not Grow Old (Rated R)

Friday, November 8, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war. 1h 39min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Google Drive: Using Sheets, Docs, and Slides

Saturday, November 9, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Discover the versatility of using Google Drive’s built-in apps. Class includes Docs (word processing), Sheets (spreadsheet) and Slides (presentation).
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, November 9, 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: Avanti Guitar Trio

Sunday, November 10, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
The Avanti Guitar Trio is a world-class chamber ensemble whose repertoire ranges from the Baroque to Contemporary, and features newly composed music, engaging transcriptions of classical masterpieces, and an occasional rock/pop or jazz tune.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, November 12, 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

Movie Matinee: Tolkien

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

The formative years of the orphaned author J.R.R. Tolkien as he finds friendship, love and artistic inspiration among a group of fellow outcasts at school. 1h 52min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Microsoft Excel 2016: Pivot Tables

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Expand your Excel knowledge by learning how pivot tables work.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, November 13, 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

NaNoWriMo Write-in

Wednesday, November 13, 2019 -
5:00pm to 8:30pm
November is National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo)! Drop-in, bring your laptop (or check one out at the Tech Center) and get ready to write. Coffee will be provided.

NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month

Visit nanowrimo.org or naperwrimo.org for more information.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Workshop: A Perspective from Across the Desk

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
In this workshop, presented by the People’s Resource Center, job seekers will gain real-world interview advice from the viewpoint of a human resource manager by identifying priorities and areas of concern when interviewing a job candidate, distinguishing the qualities that make a job candidate stand-out on an interview, and learn how to answer difficult interview questions concerning job gaps, firing, etc.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, November 14, 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

Living History: Sally Field

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Jenny Riddle brings to life Sally Field based on Field’s fabulous new memoir, In Pieces. Sally’s new book is an intensely personal, vulnerable accounting of her life and career. From Gidget to Norma Rae to Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and again with her artistic range. Yet there has been one character who has always remained hidden: the shy and anxious girl within. Join Jenny for this “in character” presentation to find out how Sally Field eventually finds her own voice in this inspiring and unforgettable story.
Event Type: 
Adults

Cutting the Cable Cord

Saturday, November 16, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Thinking of dropping your cable subscription? Learn about devices (such as Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV Stick, and Apple TV) and streaming services (such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime) that you can use to keep watching your favorite content, without cable.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, November 16, 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

Gallery and Competition Ready Art

Monday, November 18, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
How does your artwork stand up as a product? Does it look professional? Great art poorly presented may not win competitions or sell quickly. Artist Mary Dorrell will teach key elements to evaluating and enhancing the final delivery of your work. This program is provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.
Event Type: 
Adults