All Events

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, March 24, 2020 -
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

Senior Housing 101

Wednesday, March 25, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Rick Graffagna, owner of “Senior Solutions” will discuss types of housing available, things to consider, funding, and how to find properties. This informative program is designed for both seniors and their adult children.
Event Type: 
Adults

The Women of Cantigny

Thursday, March 26, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
A lack of male heirs propelled the women in the Medill, McCormick and Patterson families to do amazing things. From serving in Congress, breaking flight records, winning the Pulitzer Prize and owning their own newspapers, each woman has a fascinating story. Presented by Laurie Russell of the Robert R. McCormick Museum at Cantigny.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, March 26, 2020 -
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: Judy

Friday, March 27, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Legendary performer Judy Garland arrives in London in the winter of 1968 to perform a series of sold-out concerts. 1h 58min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, March 28, 2020 -
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

Workshop: Customer Service

Monday, March 30, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Anna Marie MacDonald, Manager Workforce Connection Center at Goodwill will conduct a customer service workshop combining classroom instruction and activities. Participants will learn customer service basics, including communication skills, adapting to differences, professionalism, and relationship building.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks (now includes Knitting)

Monday, March 30, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Bring your knitting or 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, March 30, 2020 -
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: Understanding the Job Application Process

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Are you frustrated by the application process, or haven't searched for a position in several years? Come learn job application strategies and best practices to ease your job search.

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

Encore Network: Puzzles & Games

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Engaging activities to connect and contribute designed for those 55+. Crossword, Sudoku, or Jigsaw – what’s your favorite way to stay sharp? Share strategies while solving puzzles and playing card games. Then join in a fun team trivia game!
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 -
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

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Chopra Center certified instructor Stephanie Frantz teaches you a simple mindfulness meditation technique and a breathing exercise to relax, reduce stress, and increase your overall sense of wellbeing.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, April 2, 2020 -
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

Green Your Home

Thursday, April 2, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Kay McKeen, Executive Director of SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) will discuss how you can green your home and your life and reduce your waste.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, April 2, 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

20s & 30s: After-Hours Laser Tag

Friday, April 3, 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Calling all patrons in their 20s & 30s: join us for after-hours laser tag in the library!
Event Type: 
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, April 4, 2020 -
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

Navigating the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Archives

Saturday, April 4, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
The Circuit Court Archives are a great, often overlooked resource. This class concentrates on a practical approach to on-site court research including civil, law and chancery cases, divorces, wills and probates, county naturalizations, declarations of intentions, criminal cases and burnt records. Note: Co-sponsored with the DuPage County Genealogical Society. There is a $10 fee, payable with cash or check at the class.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Annuities

Monday, April 6, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Annuities are a great investment for the right person at the right time. Learn the pros and cons of annuities and if one is right for you. Presented by Josh Lindsay of Primerica.

This program is part of Money Smart Week. For more information on Money Smart Week, visit moneysmartweek.org
Event Type: 
Adults

Identity Theft

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Pam Niestrom from the DuPage Credit Union will discuss the four most common types of identity theft, how it occurs, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you fall victim.

This program is part of Money Smart Week. For more information on Money Smart Week, visit moneysmartweek.org
Event Type: 
Adults

Retirement Planning for 2020 & Beyond

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Christine Benz, Director of Personal Finance at Morningstar, and Craig Lemoine, PhD, CFP®, MRFC, Director of Financial Planning at the University of Illinois will discuss planning for retirement in 2020 and beyond. Topics will include how to build your portfolio, how to choose a safe withdrawal rate, and the role of guaranteed income as part of a successful retirement strategy.

This program is part of Money Smart Week. For more information on Money Smart Week, visit moneysmartweek.org
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 -
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: Funding a Business Through Loans

Wednesday, April 8, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
As a participating institution in Money Smart Week, Wheaton Public Library presents a SCORE business financial workshop. Larry L Jones, SCORE certified mentor who has spent 45 years in the financial industry, will help entrepreneurs - who are looking to expand their business through investors and borrowing funds - prepare for dealing with the decision-makers of funding institutions.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Introduction to Microsoft Publisher 2019

Thursday, April 9, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Learn how to use this desktop publishing software to create posters, cards, brochures, and more. Basic familiarity with Word or other Office software is strongly recommended.

This class will also briefly cover the new features of the 2019 version of Publisher.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, April 9, 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Estate Planning Beyond Retirement

Thursday, April 9, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
John Pankau of Pankau Law will discuss estate planning for the next phase of your life.

This program is part of Money Smart Week. For more information on Money Smart Week, visit moneysmartweek.org
Event Type: 
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks (formerly Knitting Club)

Friday, April 10, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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

Movie Matinee: The Maltese Falcon (1941)

Friday, April 10, 2020 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A private detective takes on a case that involves him with three eccentric criminals, a gorgeous liar, and their quest for a priceless statuette. 1h 40min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Book to Art Club

Saturday, April 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
This quarterly book discussion group provides a creative way to engage with literature. Read and then make something at home inspired by the book.(The only artistic expectation is that you enjoy making it!) We will discuss the novel and share our projects. Pick up a copy of The Language of Flowers by Vanessa Diffenbaugh at the Circulation Desk beginning one month in advance.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, April 11, 2020 -
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

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2019

Saturday, April 11, 2020 -
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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, April 14, 2020 -
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

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 -
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: Help! I Don’t Know How to Hire Good People

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
The staff you hire represents your business to your customers. How they support your brand image during their interactions with your customers greatly influences your ability to retain these customers. Making good hiring decisions can be difficult. Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a Certified Master Mentor from SCORE, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and learn during an open discussion about how you and your peers can increase your hiring success rate.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

TED Talks: Extraterrestrial Life

Wednesday, April 15, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Discover what top astronomers are saying about the likelihood of aliens and their search for cosmic company. After the videos, there will be a time to share ideas, and discuss the topic as a group.
Event Type: 
Adults

Before You Call the Handyman

Thursday, April 16, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Why pay someone when you can do it yourself? Dan Findley, professional handyman and licensed building engineer, discusses the most common fixes you can do for yourself with a small home toolkit.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, April 16, 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

WPL Writers’ Group

Thursday, April 16, 2020 -
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, April 18, 2020 -
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

Using Library Databases

Saturday, April 18, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Discover some of the databases you can use for free with your Wheaton Public Library card. Learn how to access product reviews, genealogical records, magazine/newspaper articles, language learning, instructional videos, and more.

Having a WPL card is not required to take the class, but is required to use any of the mentioned databases from outside the library.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Local Author Fest

Saturday, April 18, 2020 -
1:00pm to 4:00pm
Join us for the 2nd Annual Local Author Fest! Featuring Elizabeth Berg as our keynote speaker at 1pm in Meeting Room A, followed by book signing.

At 2pm, visit Wheaton area authors at their tables on the main floor and lower level and buy a book or two and listen to open mic readings in the café area and storytimes in the storyhouse marsh.

The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project will also be announcing the winner of their Manuscript contest! More details to come!
Event Type: 
Drop-in Program
Adults

Computers for Absolute Beginners

Monday, April 20, 2020 -
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

Art Demonstration - Watercolor Painting in 3 Steps

Monday, April 20, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Artist Robert Krajecki will simplify watercolor painting into 3 steps while highlighting the transparency and pigment separation qualities that make this medium unique. Provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.
Event Type: 
Adults

Living Room Conversation: Healthcare

Monday, April 20, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Be an active participant in respectful discourse with other individuals interested in controversial or complex policy issues. We all want high quality and affordable healthcare. For decades Americans have spent more per capita than other nations yet our healthcare outcomes are not even in the top 20. Come share your perspective on how we should approach this challenge.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 -
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, April 21, 2020 -
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: Harriet

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

The extraordinary tale of Harriet Tubman's escape from slavery and transformation into one of America's greatest heroes, whose courage, ingenuity, and tenacity freed hundreds of slaves and changed the course of history. 2h 5min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 -
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: Pivot Points: Five Decisions Every Successful Leader Must Make by Julia Tang Peters
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Save the Earth with Trees

Wednesday, April 22, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
To celebrate Earth Day, the Conservation Foundation will be presenting information about trees, their significance, and how you can use them in your landscape to improve the environment.
Event Type: 
Adults