All Events

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, October 12, 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

Tinkercad: Learn to Create in 3D

Saturday, October 12, 2019 -
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

Sunday Concert: Petra van Nuis

Sunday, October 13, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Jazz singer Petra van Nuis and an accompanying quartet will perform songs of Cy Coleman, one of Sinatra’s most beloved composers.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

1969: Anthems of a Generation

Monday, October 14, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
In 1969, the Vietnam War and Woodstock changed America and the music and musicians of that year became a soundtrack for the time. College of DuPage Applied Music Coordinator Deborah Zelman will discuss and perform some of the voices and music from this year of seismic cultural change.
Event Type: 
Adults

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, October 15, 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, October 15, 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: POMS

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

POMS is a comedy about a group of women who form a cheerleading squad at their retirement community, proving that you're never too old to 'bring it!' 1h 31min.
Event Type: 
Movie

TED Talks: Head Smart

Tuesday, October 15, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for TED talk screenings and a community discussion focusing on brain science. Learn about a neurologist?s personal journey back from a stroke, how a magician can hack your brain and more. After the videos, there will be a time to share ideas, ask questions, and discuss the topic as a group.
Event Type: 
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, October 15, 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: Atomic Habits: An Easy and Proven Way to Build Good Habits and Break Bad Ones by James Clear
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, October 16, 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: What's an Elevator Speech and How Do You Use It?

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a SCORE Certified Small Business Mentor, come and discuss with your fellow business entrepreneurs the ways that you can craft an effective elevator speech and use it effectively!

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Buying and Selling on eBay

Thursday, October 17, 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, October 17, 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

Radio Players West

Thursday, October 17, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join the Radio Players West as they perform some classic Halloween-themed radio shows, including X-minus-One, Ozzie & Harriet, and Fred Allen.
Event Type: 
Adults

WPL Writers’ Group

Thursday, October 17, 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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, October 19, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
***Please note: Due to Maker Day, today's group will meet in Room B (right next door to C). Thank you!***

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

Computers for Absolute Beginners

Monday, October 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Do you have a computer at home and only know how to do 2 or 3 things on it? Learn the parts of a computer, what the mouse and keyboard do, and basics about the Windows 10 operating system.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Pastels with Mood and Atmosphere Demonstration

Monday, October 21, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Artist Kathleen Newman will demonstrate how to interpret photo reference to create more expression. She will illustrate methods of composition through light and shadow patterns, improvise creative color strategies and use painterly techniques to convey mood and mystery. This program is provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.
Event Type: 
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, October 21, 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

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 -
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

Workshop: Explore Hiring Yourself

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Presented by Bill Schrack, SCORE certified mentor, this workshop provides the tools and resources that compare having a job vs franchise ownership so you can gain the fundamentals to make the best decisions for your future.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Phantom of the Opera with Live Organ

Thursday, October 24, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Jay Warren plays the organ accompanying the 1925 classic, Phantom of the Opera.
Event Type: 
Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2016

Thursday, October 24, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn how to use this desktop publishing software to create posters, cards, brochures, and more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, October 24, 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: All is True

Friday, October 25, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A look at the final days in the life of renowned playwright William Shakespeare. 1h 41min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, October 26, 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, October 26, 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

Computers for Beginners Part II

Monday, October 28, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
This is the next step from the Absolute Beginners class. Review the basics and learn more about how Windows works, how to save files to a USB memory stick, and how the computer file system is organized.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, October 28, 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, October 28, 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: Why am I Not Landing a Job?

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Have you had several interviews, but no offer? This workshop is for you! We will discuss a few thing to consider: what do they mean by not a good fit, maybe you are not selling your skills, and it might not be you, it’s them!

For more information, please contact Anna Marie MacDonald at the Goodwill/Workforce Connection at 630-576-4661.
Event Type: 
Adults

Home History Research Help Drop-in

Tuesday, October 29, 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

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, October 29, 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

Wheaton Science Theater at Dry City

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
WPL and Dry City have teamed up again to bring you another Wheaton Science Theater! Join us at Dry City for a screening of the cult classic, “Carnival of Souls.” Laughter guaranteed.

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

TED Talks: Choosing the Good Life

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for TED talk screenings and a community discussion focusing on happiness. Learn how to create more joy in your life, how meaning beats happiness, and the importance of social connections. After the videos, there will be a time to share ideas, ask questions, and discuss the topic as a group.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, October 31, 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

Introduction to Google Drive

Saturday, November 2, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, November 2, 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

Holiday Jewelry-Making with NAMI DuPage

Monday, November 4, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Jump-start the season of giving by making a piece of jewelry to give to a loved one, and then make a few more to support the DuPage chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI). They will provide a short presentation about their services and volunteer opportunities while you create.
Event Type: 
Adults

BRC Orientation and Tour

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Whether you are thinking about starting a business, in the process, or already an established entity, the Business Resource Center (BRC) can help you with every stage of your journey. Our vast business collection includes print and electronic business books, magazines, newspapers, databases, eLearning, as well as educational workshops, roundtables, meet up, and Biz Books Review.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, November 5, 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

Voter Registration

Tuesday, November 5, 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, November 6, 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: Uncovering Overlooked Tax Breaks: Planning Considerations 2019

Wednesday, November 6, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
In this workshop, presented by CPA E. Pete Lewis, you will obtain a comprehensive understanding of major tax changes that will affect most taxpayers, hear ways to use certain TCJ provisions for the purpose of reducing taxable income, be prepared to plan against the loss of certain tax benefits, and learn ways to transition tax rules into tax strategies.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, November 7, 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, November 7, 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

From Chicago to Vietnam

Thursday, November 7, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Author of the powerful memoir, From Chicago to Vietnam, Michael Duffy discusses the United States’ involvement in Vietnam along with his personal experiences as an Army draftee during the war.
Event Type: 
Adults

Knitting Club

Friday, November 8, 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: They Shall Not Grow Old (Rated R)

Friday, November 8, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A documentary about World War I with never-before-seen footage to commemorate the centennial of the end of the war. 1h 39min.
Event Type: 
Movie