All Events

SCORE Workshop: How to Become Bankable

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
How do I qualify for a business loan? With 19+ years of experience working with small to mid-sized companies, Jason Nagel Senior VP and Team Lead of Business Banking for Wheaton Bank & Trust, will tackle this question as well as the 5C’s of lending, credit facilities, cash flow, debt service coverage ratio, balance sheet analysis, and other factors bank’s consider when loaning to businesses.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

COD Information Table

Thursday, May 23, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm
Stop by the College of DuPage Information Table in the Arts & Culture Center on the main floor of the library and ask an Admissions Representative all your questions about COD programs and admissions.

Buying and Selling on eBay

Thursday, May 23, 2019 -
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

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, May 23, 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

ALICE Training

Friday, May 24, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Join the Wheaton Police Department for ALICE Training (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate). ALICE helps teach individuals and groups how to proactively handle the threat in a violent encounter or active shooter event. Ages 16 + up, please.
Event Type: 
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, May 25, 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

Job Club

Tuesday, May 28, 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 E on the 2nd floor. For more information, please contact Anna Marie MacDonald at the Goodwill/Workforce Connection at 630-576-4661.
Event Type: 
Adults

TED Talks: World History Through Personal Stories

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Life is more than headlines on the news. Watch and discuss how these individuals dealt with world events. 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

[LOCATION CHANGE] New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, May 28, 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 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, May 29, 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

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, May 30, 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, June 1, 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, June 4, 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, June 5, 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: How to Start a Nonprofit

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
George Safford, who has spent most of his career working with, in, and for nonprofit organizations, will present a common sense list of steps and important points you will need to form a nonprofit, including knowing what your organization will do and why and finding your path forward.

PLEASE NOTE: NEW STARTING TIME 6:30 PM

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Workshop: Startup Guide to Business

Thursday, June 6, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:30pm
Are you confused about the steps required to open a small business in Illinois? Ute Westphal, MBA, Director and Program Manager IL SBDC at College of DuPage, will provide fundamental knowledge about what it takes to launch a successful business in Illinois. By the end of the workshop you will be able to determine if you are ready to take the plunge.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, June 6, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, June 6, 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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, June 8, 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, June 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

Movie Matinee: The Old Man & the Gun

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Based on the true story of Forrest Tucker and his audacious escape from San Quentin at the age of 70 to an unprecedented string of heists that confounded authorities and enchanted the public. 1h 33min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, June 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

Meditation Workshop

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Chopra Center certified instructor Stephanie Frantz teaches you a simple mindfulness meditation technique and a stress-buster breathing exercise to relax and increase your overall sense of wellbeing. Explore the benefits of developing a regular meditation practice to improve health, strengthen the immune system and release stress and anxiety.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, June 13, 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

Chicago's History of Performance

Thursday, June 13, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Chicago history buff Clarence Goodman chronicles the history of theater, music, film, and television in Chicago into the modern era.
Event Type: 
Adults

Knitting Club

Friday, June 14, 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: Creed II

Friday, June 14, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Under the tutelage of Rocky Balboa, heavyweight contender Adonis Creed faces off against Viktor Drago, son of Ivan Drago. 2h 10min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, June 15, 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

Library Board Meeting

Monday, June 17, 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, June 18, 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

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, June 18, 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

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, June 18, 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: Creative Confidence: Unleashing the Creative Potential Within Us All by Tom M. Kelley and David Kelley
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Concert on the Park: FrontRow

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
This rock 'n roll oldies cover band will play hits from the 60s and 70s! Featuring horns, additional percussion, and multiple vocalists.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults
Drop-in Program

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, June 19, 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

Artist's Reception

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 -
5:30pm to 6:30pm
Join documentary photographer James A. Bowey at our Artist's Reception as we celebrate the exhibit, When Home Won't Let You Stay, which will be in the library for the months of June and July. Coffee and light refreshments provided. Community event to follow at 6:30 pm.
Event Type: 
Adults
Drop-in Program

SCORE Roundtable: How Do You Get Prospective Customers to Say “Yes”?

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Whether you are dealing with your prospective customers face to face or digitally, all businesses have to have a winning value proposition and the courage to ask your customer to buy from you.

Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Small Business Mentor from SCORE, join your peers and explore the key elements in your selling process that lead to successfully attracting prospective customers to purchase your products or services.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

When Home Won't Let You Stay: A Special Community Event

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
As part of the library's presentation of his exhibition, "When Home Won't Let You Stay," about refugees in America, documentary photographer James A. Bowey is presenting a special program of photography, storytelling and live music to consider the refugee issue, and our responses to the needs of displaced people around the world. This compelling event explores how we can bear witness in a contentious world, and awaken our empathetic imaginations to the possibilities of hope, liberty and human connection.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, June 20, 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

Mind Games

Thursday, June 20, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
William Pack explores the real science of how our brains trick us into seeing and believing things that don’t exist. Learn how optical illusions work, why people fall for scams, and how we make thousands of choices every day, including how we are hard wired to believe fake news, medical scams, and more.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Make Music Wheaton

Friday, June 21, 2019 -
12:00pm to 4:00pm
Make Music Wheaton is a live, free musical celebration on June 21, the longest day of the year, with concerts on streets, sidewalks, parks and in venues across the city.

Performance Schedule:

12-2pm - Bucket Drumming! Have a budding drummer? Bring them to this buckets and sticks mass appeal and let them make music! Sticks and buckets will be provided as well as a leader to help them get started.

2-4pm - TBD
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults
Drop-in Program

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, June 22, 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, June 24, 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, June 24, 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

BRC Orientation and Tour

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Calling all business owners, nonprofits, entrepreneurs, start-ups, or anyone interesting in learning about the array of business resources available at the Wheaton Public Library to help you in every phase of your business.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, June 25, 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

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, June 25, 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

The Creation of The Sound of Music

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:15pm
Broadway enthusiast Charles Troy discusses how Rodgers & Hammerstein’s last show was a distillation of many elements that were present in their four previous landmark musicals, and became bigger than all the rest.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, June 27, 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: Stan & Ollie

Friday, June 28, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Laurel and Hardy, the world's most famous comedy duo, attempt to reignite their film careers as they embark on what becomes their swan song – a grueling theatre tour of post-war Britain. 1h 38min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, June 29, 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