All Events

Movie Matinee: Yesterday

Friday, January 17, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A struggling musician realizes he's the only person on Earth who can remember The Beatles after waking up in an alternate timeline where they never existed. 2h.
Event Type: 
Movie

Book to Art Club

Saturday, January 18, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
This new quarterly book discussion group provides a creative way to engage with literature. Read and then make something at home inspired by the book.(The only artistic expectation is that you enjoy making it!) We will discuss the novel and share our projects. Pick up book copies at the Circulation Desk.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, January 18, 2020 -
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

Cloud Storage Basics

Saturday, January 18, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Learn what cloud storage is and why you might want to use it. Then, learn how to get started backing up your files and sharing them over the internet using popular services such as Google Drive, iCloud, OneDrive, and Dropbox.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Sunday Concert: Chicago Cossacks

Sunday, January 19, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Enjoy the music of Russia and Ukraine, as well as songs in Italian, French, Ukrainian, Hebrew, Yiddish, Spanish, and more. The Chicago Cossacks will play traditional Russian instruments such as domra (mandolin), balalaika, and bayan (button accordion).
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Art Demonstration: Acrylics Galore

Monday, January 20, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Artist Sandra Bacon will cover the full spectrum of Golden Acrylic paints, exploring iridescent, interference, gels and pastes for texture and depth. Provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.
Event Type: 
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, January 20, 2020 -
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, January 21, 2020 -
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, January 21, 2020 -
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

Movie Matinee: Pavarotti (Documentary)

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A look at the life and work of opera legend, Luciano Pavarotti. 2h.
Event Type: 
Movie

How to Reduce College Costs : Strategies You Need to Know

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
This workshop introduces little-known financial strategies parents can use to reduce college costs,
improve admissions chances and increase scholarship opportunities. Learn income, asset and borrowing
tools not addressed at other college planning seminars. Both parents are encouraged to attend this
complimentary seminar presented by experts from My College Planning Team.
Event Type: 
Teens
Adults
College Prep

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 -
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: Mindset: The New Psychology for Success by Carol Dweck
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Make & Take: Valentine's Cards

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Make some beautiful and unique Valentine’s cards for your friends and family. Laura Barto from Stampin’ UP will show you how.
Event Type: 
Adults

Make & Take: Valentine's Cards

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Make some beautiful and unique Valentine’s cards for your friends and family. Laura Barto from Stampin’ UP will show you how.
Event Type: 
Adults

Advanced Microsoft Word 2019

Thursday, January 23, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn how to create complex documents including headers/footers, styles, and a table of contents. Document protection, comments, and tracking changes will also be covered.

All three levels of Word classes will briefly cover the new features of the 2019 version.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, January 23, 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Clear the Clutter

Thursday, January 23, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Improve your life by recognizing and eliminating clutter, then maximize your stuff. Save time and money, and regain control of your home! Presented by Certified Professional Organizer Colleen Klimczak.
Event Type: 
Adults

Movie Matinee: The Art of Racing in the Rain

Friday, January 24, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Through his bond with his owner, aspiring Formula One race car driver Denny, golden retriever Enzo learns that the techniques needed on the racetrack can also be used to successfully navigate the journey of life. 1h 49min.
Event Type: 
Movie

20s & 30s: After-Hours Laser Tag

Friday, January 24, 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Calling all patrons in their 20s & 30s: join us for after-hours laser tag in the library!
Event Type: 
Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019

Saturday, January 25, 2020 -
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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, January 25, 2020 -
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

Computers for Absolute Beginners

Monday, January 27, 2020 -
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

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, January 27, 2020 -
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, January 27, 2020 -
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, January 28, 2020 -
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

3D Printing: What, Why, How

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
What is 3D printing? Why would I need it? How do I learn it? Learn about the present and future of 3D design and printing in this lecture class.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, January 28, 2020 -
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

Workshop: 9 Rules of Branding

Wednesday, January 29, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Learn how to define your brand, the key steps and standards of branding, communicating your brand online, and creating effective visuals. Presented by the Small Business Development Center at College of DuPage.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Introduction to Microsoft PowerPoint 2019

Thursday, January 30, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn the basics of this presentation software, including how to create slides, add pictures, video, and slide transitions, and more.

This class will also briefly cover the new features of the 2019 version of PowerPoint.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, January 30, 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Super Foods to the Rescue

Thursday, January 30, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
What are the healthiest foods to eat? Are some foods better than others? Join Laura Barr of the U of I Extension as she discusses “functional foods”, healthy diets and their associated nutritional benefits.
Event Type: 
Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019

Saturday, February 1, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, February 1, 2020 -
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

Converting to Linux

Monday, February 3, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Many people have spent varying sums of money on personal computers over the years, and many of those computers have operating systems which currently are ... or soon will be ... no longer supported by Microsoft, yet the owners are hesitant to give them up. This presentation provides information regarding some dangers in the continued use of those computers, as well as introducing the audience to the concept and advantages to be gained by converting those computers to using a Linux operating system.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Encore Network: Service Project

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
A NEW series of engaging activities to connect and contribute designed for those 55+. Make enrichment toys for sheltered cats and dogs that reduce stress and promote their physical and psychological well-being. Creations will be donated to DuPage Animal Care & Control.
Event Type: 
Adults

Making the Most of Social Security

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Financial Advisor Mike Heatwole will explain how to use the flexibility of Social Security to optimize retirement income needs. He will also discuss the different filing options available.
Event Type: 
Adults

Voter Registration

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 -
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

Census 2020: Make Sure You Are Counted!

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 -
10:30am to 11:30am
A representative from the Census Bureau will discuss what the Census is all about and why it is vital to our community that everyone is counted.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 -
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: QuickBooks: Bookkeeping Best Practices for Small Businesses

Wednesday, February 5, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Bad books = bad business decisions. Aileen Gilpin, accountant, Certified QuickBooks Pro Advisor, and founder of AGilpin Consultants, will explain how QuickBooks is designed to help you manage your business and workload more efficiently, illustrate tips and tricks, and various financial reporting capabilities.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

DIY: Scented Coaster

Thursday, February 6, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
The next time you set down your mug of coffee or tea, the heat will release a delightful scent.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, February 6, 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, February 6, 2020 -
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

Introduction to Google Drive

Saturday, February 8, 2020 -
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, February 8, 2020 -
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

Computers for Beginners Part II

Monday, February 10, 2020 -
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

TED Talks: Love Lessons

Monday, February 10, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Discover how vulnerability, empathy and even conflict can produce healthier relationships.
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 -
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: The Peanut Butter Falcon

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Zak runs away from his care home to make his dream of becoming a wrestler come true. 1h 37min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 -
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