All Events

Library Board Meeting

Monday, August 19, 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

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, August 20, 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

Congressman Sean Casten Mobile Office Hours

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 -
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

Wheaton Science Theater at Dry City

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Dry City Brew Works and WPL have teamed up to bring you a classic cinematic experience! Come by the taproom to watch the cult classic "Killers from Space" on the projector screen stage.

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

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, August 20, 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: The Culture Solution: A Practical Guide to Building a Dynamic Culture So People Love Coming to Work and Accomplishing Great Things Together by Matthew Kelly
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, August 21, 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 Roundtable: Do You Have What it Takes to Start and Run a Business?

Wednesday, August 21, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
An entrepreneur starts with a dream to turn an idea into a thriving venture that meets your vision and satisfies your financial and lifestyle needs. How do you know whether you have what it takes to build a successful business?

Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Small Business Mentor from SCORE, join your peers in a discussion to explore the issues that are the cornerstones of a successful business start-up.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Microsoft Office 2016: Mail Merge

Thursday, August 22, 2019 -
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

TED Talks: Unplug! Setting Technology Aside?

Thursday, August 22, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for TED Talk screenings and a community discussion focusing on how recent technology has affected our social lives and how we function in society. TED videos are short, inspirational and/or educational videos on a wide range of issues. After the video, there will be time to share ideas, ask questions, and discuss the topic as a group.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 22, 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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, August 24, 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

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, August 26, 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, August 26, 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: Social Media & the Job Search

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us if you’re looking for a job or need help with a resume or interview preparation. Meet in Study Room 4 on the 2nd floor. For more information, please contact Anna Marie MacDonald at the Goodwill/Workforce Connection at 630-576-4661.
Event Type: 
Adults

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, August 27, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Muldoon's Irish Pub downtown Wheaton (133 W. Front St.) 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

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, August 29, 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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, August 31, 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

Voter Registration

Tuesday, September 3, 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, September 4, 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: Understanding, Protecting, and Managing Intellectual Property

Wednesday, September 4, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Wheaton based patent attorney Eric Waltmire of the Erickson Law Group will discuss intellectual property issues entrepreneurs and businesses need to know - specifically patent, trademark, copyright laws and protection, and ownership.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, September 5, 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, September 5, 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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, September 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, September 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

Workshop: Startup Guide to Business

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
The Small Business Development Center at College of DuPage discusses what it takes to open a business in Illinois, including picking a name, legal entities, funding, business plan components, risks, and rewards.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Biltmore Estate: America's Downton Abbey

Thursday, September 12, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm
Biltmore Estate in Asheville, North Carolina combines the talents of landscape designer Frederick Law Olmstead and architect William Morris Hunt who were collaborating at the very same time on portions of Chicago's 1893 World's Fair. In this slide lecture, art historian Jeff Mishur discusses the history, architecture and landscape plan of Biltmore Estate. Mishur also makes parallels between the fictitious Downton Abbey and Biltmore (America's largest private home) and between Downton's Crawley family and the real-life family of George and Edith Vanderbilt.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 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

Knitting Club

Friday, September 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: Dumbo

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

A young elephant, whose oversized ears enable him to fly, helps save a struggling circus, but when the circus plans a new venture, Dumbo and his friends discover dark secrets beneath its shiny veneer. 1h 52min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, September 14, 2019 -
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, September 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

FamilySearch.org: The Ultimate Free, Online Genealogy Resource

Saturday, September 14, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
FamilySearch.org is the largest, free genealogy resource on the internet. As a FamilySearch affiliate library, discover what additional digital records you can find at Wheaton Public Library and how to access them. Learn how to search the catalog, add photos, stories and documents to your account and view FamilySearch’s digitized books.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Urban Sketching Demonstration

Monday, September 16, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Artist Wes Douglas will demonstrate techniques on how to sketch people in an urban setting. He will discuss choosing the scene, capturing the human form quickly, tools to bring, and what to do if you get caught by the subject! Bring a sketchbook to try the techniques for yourself. This program is provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.
Event Type: 
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, September 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

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, September 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

Congressman Sean Casten Mobile Office Hours

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 -
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: Breakthrough

Tuesday, September 17, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

When her 14-year-old son drowns in a lake, a faithful mother prays for him to come back from the brink of death and be healed. 1h 56min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, September 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: Switch: How to Change Things When Change is Hard by Chip and Dan Heath
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, September 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

Make & Take: Notepad Cover

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Laura Barto from Stampin’ Up will provide all the materials for you to beautify a notepad to stay organized!

Sign up for one time slot, limited space available. Adults only, please.
Event Type: 
Adults

SCORE Roundtable: Finding and Keeping Good Customers

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a SCORE Certified Small Business Mentor, participants will discuss and learn experiences with traditional and social media, networking, business associations, community resources - all the sources used to attract and retain good customers.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Make & Take: Notepad Cover

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Laura Barto from Stampin’ Up will provide all the materials for you to beautify a notepad to stay organized!

Sign up for one time slot, limited space available. Adults only, please.
Event Type: 
Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, September 19, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn basic navigation skills to effectively use Word 2016. Creating, editing, saving, and printing a basic document will be covered.

This class is designed for those who have little to no experience with Word.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

WPL Writers’ Group

Thursday, September 19, 2019 -
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, September 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

Ernest Shackleton & the Heroic Age of Antarctic Exploration

Thursday, September 19, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Ernest Shackleton, an Antarctic explorer, became well known for his bravery and leadership. His greatest success was his Endurance Expedition, 1914-1916, when his skills resulted in the survival and safe return of all 28 men from his ship, overcoming almost unimaginable odds. This expedition has become known as the greatest survival story of all time. This program covers Shackleton’s biography and his four Antarctic expeditions. Slides will include actual period photos from these expeditions, as well as Ken’s personal photos taken at several of these locations.
Event Type: 
Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, September 21, 2019 -
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, September 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

DNA from A to B with Dr. Dan Hubbard

Saturday, September 21, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
DNA is the carrier of our genetic information, passed down from generation to generation. We all inherit mitochondrial DNA and autosomal DNA. Learn about each type and its implications for establishing ancestral relationships. These challenging concepts are explained in a simplified, straightforward manner.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy