All Events

Movie Matinee: Bohemian Rhapsody

Friday, April 19, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

The story of the legendary rock band Queen and lead singer Freddie Mercury, leading up to their famous performance at Live Aid in 1985. 2h 14min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, April 20, 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

The Rise & Fall of the Berlin Wall

Monday, April 22, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
This year marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall. Join German historian Anette Isaacs as she presents you with a historical and political overview of this very painful but also almost miraculous period in Berlin’s captivating history.
Event Type: 
Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, April 23, 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

Flowering Spring Trees: A Painting Workshop

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Learn to paint these beautiful flowering trees. Christine will teach you some fun, easy painting techniques using watercolor pencils, plastic wrap and brushes. Beginners welcome!
Event Type: 
Adults

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, April 23, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Dry City Brew Works 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

SCORE Workshop: Financial Essentials for a Start-Up Business

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
This workshop is for those who are thinking about starting a new business, in the process, or already in business. With over 40 years of accounting and financial experience, CPA John Galati will discuss all of the financial matters associated with starting, operating, and maintaining a business.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Medicare 101

Thursday, April 25, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
David Wylly of the Medicare Solutions Network returns to explain what Medicare covers, what it doesn't, and your potential out-of-pocket exposure. He will also discuss Supplements, Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost-saving strategies for the future.
Event Type: 
Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, April 25, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn how to make your documents more visually appealing by adding color, pictures, WordArt, bullet points, columns, tables, and more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Community Conversation: Hillbilly Elegy

Thursday, April 25, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
Join us for a community discussion around the themes and issues of the memoir Hillbilly Elegy: a Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis by J.D. Vance. Copies of the book will be available at the Circulation Desk by March 25. Co-sponsored and led by a representative of the League of Women Voters of Wheaton.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, April 25, 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

Travel Apps

Saturday, April 27, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Planning a summer vacation? Discover a variety of websites and smartphone apps that can help you plan and enjoy your next trip. Both iOS and Android apps will be discussed.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, April 27, 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

Sunday Concert: The Barb City Stompers

Sunday, April 28, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:30pm
Featuring some of the musicians of the Chicago Hot Six ensemble, including clarinetist John Skillman, the Barb City Stompers will play “Hot-Swing-Trad” jazz. Co-sponsored by WDCB Jazz Jammin in the Stacks.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, April 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

True Story Book Club

Monday, April 29, 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

Tuesday, April 30, 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: Artificial Intelligence

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for TED Talk screenings and a community discussion focusing on how Artificial Intelligence is impacting our lives today. 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 - DAR

Wednesday, May 1, 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: Travel Scrapbook

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Laura Barto from Stampin’ UP will teach you how to make your own pop-up scrapbook to take with you on your travels!

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

Make & Take: Travel Scrapbook

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Laura Barto from Stampin’ UP will teach you how to make your own pop-up scrapbook to take with you on your travels!

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

Intro to Mindfulness Meditation

Wednesday, May 1, 2019 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Chopra Center certified instructor Stephanie Frantz will teach you a simple mindfulness meditation technique and a stress-buster breathing exercise to relax and increase your overall sense of well-being.
Event Type: 
Adults

Wheaton Architecture of Jarvis Hunt

Thursday, May 2, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Wheaton architectural historian Bob Goldsborough presents a look at the Wheaton-area work of architect Jarvis Hunt, such as the Chicago Golf Club clubhouse and more.

This program is part of Preservation Month and is co-sponsored by the City of Wheaton Historic Commission.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, May 2, 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, May 2, 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

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, May 4, 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, May 4, 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

Home History Research Help Drop-in

Saturday, May 4, 2019 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Ever wonder how old your house is? Who lived there in the past? What it looked like originally? Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture--visit WPL to discover available resources, where to find them and what each reveals. Walk-ins are welcome, although reservations are recommended. Please call 630-868-7520 for a half-hour appointment.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy
Teens

Home History Research Help Drop-in

Monday, May 6, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Ever wonder how old your house is? Who lived there in the past? What it looked like originally? Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture--visit WPL to discover available resources, where to find them and what each reveals. Walk-ins are welcome, although reservations are recommended. Please call 630-868-7520 for a half-hour appointment.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy
Teens

Google Docs

Tuesday, May 7, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Create documents, resumes, business cards and more with Google’s word processing software. Basic editing, formatting, layout, inserting objects, printing, sharing and saving are covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Voter Registration

Tuesday, May 7, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, May 8, 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

Advanced Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, May 9, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn how to create complex documents including footnotes, citations, and a table of contents. Macros, document protection, tracking changes, and customizing Word’s menus and settings will also be covered.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, May 9, 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

Friends Annual Meeting and Concert

Thursday, May 9, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Make some new Friends at the Friends of Wheaton Public Library Annual Meeting. After a brief business meeting, musician Steve Justman will perform the hits of Pete Seeger. Light refreshments will be served.
Event Type: 
Adults

Knitting Club

Friday, May 10, 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: Mary Poppins Returns

Friday, May 10, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Decades after her original visit, the magical nanny returns to help the Banks siblings and Michael's children through a difficult time in their lives. 2h 10min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Culinary Manuscript Project Historic Recipe Road Show

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
9:00am to 12:00pm
Bring a handwritten family recipe at least 50 years old and meet with a culinary expert who will hear your memories and digitize the recipe for an archives project of the Culinary Historians of Northern Illinois. Please register for a 30-minute appointment at 630-868-7520 and bring the completed form found at www.culinaryhistoriansofnorthernillinois.com.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy
Teens

Microsoft Excel 2016: Pivot Tables

Saturday, May 11, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Expand your Excel knowledge by learning how pivot tables work.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, May 11, 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

Wheaton Designs of Edward Dart

Monday, May 13, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Wheaton architectural historian Bob Goldsborough provides a look at the prolific work of architect Edward Dart, who dotted Wheaton's landscape with more mid-century modern homes than any other architect.

This program is part of Preservation Month and is co-sponsored by the City of Wheaton Historic Commission.
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, May 14, 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

Google Sheets

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 -
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

Making the Most of Social Security

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 -
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

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, May 15, 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: Who Cares if You Write a Business Plan?

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Writing a business plan is hard work. Wouldn’t you rather just get going with building your business dream? Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Small Business Mentor from SCORE, engage in a lively conversation about managing this key component for business success.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Classic Movie Night: My Man Godfrey

Thursday, May 16, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Join us in Meeting Room A (large room on lower level) to learn about and discuss the featured movie of the month.

A scatterbrained socialite hires a vagrant as a family butler, but there's more to Godfrey than meets the eye. 1h 34min.
Event Type: 
Movie
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, May 16, 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: Vice (Rated R)

Friday, May 17, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

The story of Dick Cheney, an unassuming bureaucratic Washington insider, who quietly wielded immense power as Vice President to George W. Bush, reshaping the country and the globe in ways that we still feel today. 2h 12min. Rated R.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, May 18, 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