All Events

Library Board Meeting

Monday, August 20, 2018 -
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

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, August 21, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
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 review: Big Potential: How Transforming the Pursuit of Success Raises Our Achievement, Happiness, and Well-Being by Shawn Achor
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 23, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, August 25, 2018 -
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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Microsoft Office 2016: Mail Merge

Saturday, August 25, 2018 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Learn how to generate form letters, envelopes, or mailing labels in Microsoft Word using data from an Excel spreadsheet.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

True Story Book Club

Monday, August 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
True Story Book Club is Wheaton Library's Non-Fiction book discussion which meets the last monday of the month (unless there's a holiday). Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk to join the group.

This month's book: Underground in Berlin By: Marie Jalowicz Simon
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Google Sheets

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Balance your finances or organize your contacts with this versatile spreadsheet software. Data entry, formulas, formatting, charts, sharing and saving are included.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, August 28, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Emmett's downtown Wheaton on the 4th Tuesday of the month and meet some new mom friends!

Our first book is The Husband's Secret by Liane Moriarty and can be picked up at the Circulation Desk beginning July 30.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
All New! Bring your needlecraft project (knit, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery), 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

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 30, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, September 1, 2018 -
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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Wednesday English Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Attention English language learners! Join our Literacy DuPage volunteers in Café on the Park for a fun afternoon conversation group. Enjoy coffee, tea, and great food from the café while you meet friendly people and practice your skills. If the weather is nice, the group will be held on the patio near Adams Park! No signup, so just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 -
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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, September 6, 2018 -
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 6, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, September 8, 2018 -
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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Voting 101

Monday, September 10, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn about everything you need to know to vote in DuPage County. The program, presented by the League of Women Voters of Wheaton, will cover the basics: What info you need to register, where to register, how to vote, voting by mail, early voting, voting locations, same day registration and voting, and the importance of voting and making your voice heard.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 -
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

Military History: The First Tank Attack

Tuesday, September 11, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join the Dupage County Veterans Assistance Superintendent Steve Fixler as he presents a history program on the U.S. Military’s first tank battle. This program takes place around the 100-year anniversary of the first use of tanks in military combat. Learn about how Lt. Col. George S. Patton trained and lead this new kind of warfare at the Battle of Saint-Mihiel in World War I.
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 -
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

SCORE Workshop: Facebook 101 for Business

Wednesday, September 12, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
With 2.2 billion users worldwide as of April 2018, Facebook has become a “CAN NOT IGNORE” for small business owners. However, most small business owners have a long list of other things to keep track of, leaving very little time to poke around on a Facebook business page.

This workshop, presented by Andrew Randall of ArandMedia will teach you what Facebook is, basic functions for your business page, and how to effectively reach your target audience organically.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

Knitting Club

Thursday, September 13, 2018 -
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

Illinois Bicentennial Bash

Thursday, September 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Learn all about Illinois’ fascinating history from Terry Lynch as he presents trivia on the state’s early years, historical happenings, famous Illinoisans, and more!
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 13, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Fridays at the Movies: Wonder

Friday, September 14, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

The story of August Pullman, a boy with facial differences who enters 5th grade, attending a mainstream elementary school for the first time. 1h 53min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, September 15, 2018 -
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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, September 15, 2018 -
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

Investigating Your Family History with the History Cop, Raymond Johnson

Saturday, September 15, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Join professional genealogist, author, and local historian Ray Johnson for a look at beginning the investigation into your family history. Topics include where to start, census records, naturalization and immigration records, vital records, newspapers and cemetery research.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Library Board Meeting

Monday, September 17, 2018 -
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

Duties of Executors, Trustees, and Guardians

Monday, September 17, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Attorneys from Pankau Law will discuss what you need to know if you are an executor, trustee, or guardian. Bring all your questions.
Event Type: 
Adults

Tuesday Movie Matinee: Paul, Apostle of Christ

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

The story covers Paul going from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ's most influential apostle. 1h 48min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Google Drive

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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

Violets: A Bicentennial Painting Workshop

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Christine Thornton teaches you how to draw our state flower, the violet, using watercolor pencils.
Event Type: 
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
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 review: Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Wednesday English Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Attention English language learners! Join our Literacy DuPage volunteers in Café on the Park for a fun afternoon conversation group. Enjoy coffee, tea, and great food from the café while you meet friendly people and practice your skills. If the weather is nice, the group will be held on the patio near Adams Park! No signup, so just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Ten Illinoisans Who Changed History

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Leslie Goddard presents ten intriguing people from Illinois who changed the world, including Walt Disney, Ronald Reagan, Charles Walgreen, and others.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Classic Movie Night: The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us in Meeting Room A (large room on lower level) to learn about and discuss the featured movie of the month.

Night of the Hunter (1955): A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. 1hr 32min.
Event Type: 
Movie
Adults

Self-Education for Entrepreneurs

Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:45pm
Need to sharpen your skill set or learn a new skill, but don't have the time or money to take a class in a traditional classroom? This course will introduce entrepreneurs to resources - many of them free - that can be used to enhance business skills without having to step foot in a classroom.

Peter James from COD's Center for Entrepreneurship will lead students through self-directed options for keeping up in business.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.

Event Type: 
Business

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
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

Optimizing Your Searches on the Internet-It's more than FamilySearch & Ancestry

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Optimizing Your Searches on the Internet-It's More than FamilySearch and Ancestry with Maureen Brady

Learn how your online research can be “jump started”, or significantly expanded, by utilizing Cyndi’s List, Find My Past, Fold3, USGenWeb and other “broad coverage” websites.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Sunday Concert: Abraham Lincoln in Song

Sunday, September 23, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:15pm
Award-winning roots musician Chris Vallillo uses Lincoln’s own words and stories, period folk songs and contemporary folk music to shed light on one of history’s most beloved figures.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

True Story Book Club

Monday, September 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
True Story Book Club is Wheaton Library's Non-Fiction book discussion which meets the last monday of the month (unless there's a holiday). Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk to join the group.

This month's book: Mozart's Starling By: Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair

Monday, September 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 7:30pm
William Hazelgrove discusses his book Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair and how Chicago prepared for the next World’s Fair following the events of The Devil in the White City.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

DuPage County Forest Preserve Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join the DuPage County Forest Preserve for a lively discussion about natural world. September’s book is "The Forest Unseen" by David George Haskill.

No registration required. Pick up discussion books at the Circulation Desk.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Emmett's 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

Needles in the Bookstacks

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
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

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, September 27, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn basic navigation skills to effectively use Word 2016. Cutting and pasting, saving, printing, and creating and editing a basic document are covered. This class is perfect for those who are new to word processing. It is also recommended for those who are interested in learning the features of the 2016 version.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults