All Events

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, February 18, 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

Memory Cafe

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
A NEW opportunity for people experiencing mild or early stage memory loss and their care partners to gather for socializing and a pleasant activity in a comfortable setting. Refreshments served. Please register participant and caregiver individually.
Event Type: 
Adults

Congressman Sean Casten Mobile Office Hours

Tuesday, February 18, 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

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 -
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

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, February 18, 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: Talking to Strangers: What We Should Know About the People We Don’t Know by Malcolm Gladwell
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, February 19, 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 Roundtable: How Do You Retain Good Customers?

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
In most businesses your best source for new sales comes from existing customers. Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Master Mentor from SCORE, come and share your methods and learn what other entrepreneurs in your community do to create “stickiness” with your customers.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

10 Greatest Presidential Decisions

Thursday, February 20, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join Professor Gary Midkiff for an investigation of momentous presidential decisions: some good, some bad, all important. Pastries and coffee will be provided. Co-sponsored by Wheaton Bank & Trust.
Event Type: 
Adults

Microsoft Office 2019: Mail Merge

Thursday, February 20, 2020 -
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

WPL Writers’ Group

Thursday, February 20, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
The WPL Writers’ Group meets the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in Room H on the library’s second floor. Facilitated by local author and library staff member, Karen Schreck, we provide a supportive and consistent environment for writers of all genres, ages eighteen years of age and up.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, February 20, 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

Cutting the Cable Cord

Saturday, February 22, 2020 -
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, February 22, 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

Family History Research in the British Isles with Maureen Brady

Saturday, February 22, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
The British Isles can be considered the “mother” country of the United States. Since the founding of Massachusetts Bay and Jamestown, millions of English, Welsh, Scottish and Irish have come to the American shores to find a better life. This presentation will review the history of British migration to North America and then examine online resources for researching British family history.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

College of DuPage Information Table

Monday, February 24, 2020 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
A representative from COD will have a table on the main floor of the library to provide information and answer questions.
Event Type: 
Adults

Living Room Conversation: Immigration

Monday, February 24, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Be an active participant in respectful discourse with other individuals interested in controversial or complex policy issues. Immigration has become a flash point in politics. This conversation will be an opportunity to listen to each other's experiences. Increased understanding promotes better relationships and ultimately, solutions.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, February 24, 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, February 24, 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

Workshop: Resume vs the Robots: Beat the Applicant Tracking System (ATS)

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Uploaded resumes are initially read by AI (artificial intelligence). Learn why employers use an ATS, how to beat the ATS, how to match your resume to the job you desire, and the proper way to write and format a resume. Presented by the People’s
Resource Center.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Microsoft Excel 2019: Pivot Tables

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Expand your Excel knowledge by learning how pivot tables work.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

History & Historical Fiction

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Local author Christine Kindberg discusses how writers of historical fiction deal with differences in technology, shifts in mindset, and changes in language. She will share stories from her own writing experience as well as what she learned from other writers while studying historical fiction for her MFA in creative writing.
Event Type: 
Adults

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, February 25, 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

TED Talks: Mind Over Matter

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Find out how to stay calm, embrace reality and practice mindfulness in stressful situations.
Event Type: 
Adults

BRC Orientation and Tour

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Whether you are starting a business or already an established entity, the Business Resource Center (BRC) can help you in every stage of your journey. Please join us for an orientation and tour of the BRC to see what we can do for you.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Buying and Selling on eBay

Thursday, February 27, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn how to set up an eBay account, find and purchase items, and get started selling, including tips for creating ads, shipping items, and providing good customer service.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Legalized Cannabis

Thursday, February 27, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn the truth behind this ancient plant. Many find relief from pain and inflammation, but what about "recreational" use? Get answers to you questions and concerns. Kirsten Velasco, Board Member of Illinois Women in Cannabis will cover the history, medical options, safe use, and the new law in Illinois.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, February 27, 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

Movie Matinee: Blinded by the Light

Friday, February 28, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

In England in 1987, a teenager from an Asian family learns to live his life, understand his family and find his own voice through the music of American rock star Bruce Springsteen. 2h.
Event Type: 
Movie

Tinkercad: Learn to Create in 3D

Saturday, February 29, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Learn the basics of 3D design using Tinkercad software. By the end of the class, you will complete a keychain that can be printed on the library’s 3D printer.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, February 29, 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

Voter Registration

Tuesday, March 3, 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

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, March 4, 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: How to Retain Current Employees and Find New Ones

Wednesday, March 4, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Employee turnover is extremely costly and finding replacements when employees leave has never been more difficult. During this workshop SCORE Subject Matter Expert, Sandra Teague, will explain what is needed to ensure that employees are retained and how to find new employees who will stay in this challenging labor market.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, March 5, 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

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, March 5, 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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, March 7, 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

Using the Find My Past Website with Maureen Brady

Saturday, March 7, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
For those with roots in Great Britain and Ireland, the Find My Past website (findmypast.com) offers a “gold mine” of original records and indices. Included in the resources are a large number of military databases, the census returns of England & Wales and many Church of England parish records. This presentation will examine the main databases and offer suggestions for navigating the website.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Sunday Concert: Shamrock Ragsters

Sunday, March 8, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Celebrate St. Patty’s with the Shamrock Ragsters as they perform a medley of Celtic, Bluegrass, and Dixieland jazz!
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, March 10, 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

Preparing Your Home for Sale

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
A panel of experts including Wheaton resident and real estate broker Josie Morrison, a real estate attorney, mortgage broker, and home inspector will present and answer all of your questions about selling your home.
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, March 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

Living History: Louisa May Alcott

Thursday, March 12, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Leslie Goddard portrays Miss Alcott as she reminisces about her life, including her poverty-stricken childhood, her struggles to succeed as a writer, and the unexpected, phenomenal success of Little Women in 1868. Co-sponsored by the Wheaton League of Women Voters.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, March 12, 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

Needles in the Bookstacks (formerly Knitting Club)

Friday, March 13, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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

Movie Matinee: Where'd You Go, Bernadette

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

A loving mom becomes compelled to reconnect with her creative passions after years of sacrificing herself for her family. Her leap of faith takes her on an epic adventure that jump-starts her life and leads to her triumphant rediscovery. 1h 49min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2019

Saturday, March 14, 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, March 14, 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

Art Demonstration - Wood Block Prints

Monday, March 16, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Third generation printmaker Ben Calvert will discuss his entire process from sketch to numbering the edition and demonstrate carving and printing by hand. Provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.
Event Type: 
Adults

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, March 17, 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

Movie Matinee: Downton Abbey

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

The continuing story of the Crawley family, wealthy owners of a large estate in the English countryside in the early twentieth century. 2h 2min.
Event Type: 
Movie