All Events

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, January 15, 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, January 15, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
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: Imagine it Forward: Courage, Creativity and the Power of Change, by Beth Comstock with Tahl Raz
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, January 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

Two-Part Sewing Class

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
In this two-part class for adults conducted by Classic Sewing, you’ll learn the basics of sewing with a machine and create a small project to take with you.

Machine and materials provided, or bring your own. Space is limited, registration required. Adults only, please.
Event Type: 
Adults

SCORE Roundtable: Finding and Keeping Good Customers: What Tools and Techniques

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Discuss, share, and learn from community business entrepreneurs, their experiences with traditional and social media, networking, business associations, community resources - all the sources needed to attract and retain good customers.

Tom Drouin, Certified Small Business Mentor with SCORE Fox Valley facilitates

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

Classic Movie Night: Rebel Without a Cause (1955)

Thursday, January 17, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us in Meeting Room A (large room on lower level) to learn about and discuss the featured movie of the month.

A rebellious young man with a troubled past comes to a new town, finding friends and enemies. 1h 51min.
Event Type: 
Movie
Adults

Two-Part Sewing Class

Thursday, January 17, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:00pm
In this two-part class for adults conducted by Classic Sewing, you’ll learn the basics of sewing with a machine and create a small project to take with you.

Machine and materials provided, or bring your own. Space is limited, registration required. Adults only, please.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, January 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

Knitting Club

Friday, January 18, 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

Smartphone Cafe

Saturday, January 19, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Grab a coffee (or tea) and see what your smartphone can do!

This month's topic will be taking pictures and sharing and editing photos.

Event Type: 
Adults
Computer Class

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, January 19, 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: Gypsy Jazz & More

Sunday, January 20, 2019 -
2:00pm to 3:15pm
Grammy-nominated Don Stille performs the accordion with acclaimed violinist Daniela Bisenius as they present an eclectic blend of high energy Gypsy Jazz, Gypsy Swing, and more!
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, January 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

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Tuesday, January 22, 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

SCORE Workshop: Highlights of the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017

Tuesday, January 22, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
On December 22, 2017 the President signed into law “An Act to Provide for Reconciliation Pursuant to Titles II and V of the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for fiscal year 2018.” Politicians named it “The Tax Cuts and Job Act.” CPAs and other tax professionals simply call it the “CPA and Tax Professionals Job Security Act.” Learn all about this new legislation from our presenter, Harry Eng, CPA, Enrolled Agent, Fellow of the National Tax Practice Institute, and SCORE Certified Business Mentor.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, January 22, 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

Computers for Absolute Beginners

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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

What Should I Read Next?

Thursday, January 24, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Learn how to use Goodreads and NoveList to discover new books and authors, track what you’ve read (or want to read), share recommendations with your friends, and more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Healthy Comfort Cuisine

Thursday, January 24, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Chef Maddox demonstrates how to cook healthy and delicious comfort foods. Recipes and samples included!
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, January 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: Coco (Animated)

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

Aspiring musician Miguel, confronted with his family's ancestral ban on music, enters the Land of the Dead to find his great-great-grandfather, a legendary singer. This is an animated film. 1hr 45min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, January 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

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016

Saturday, January 26, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Learn basic navigation skills to effectively use Word 2016. Cutting and pasting, saving, printing, and creating and editing a basic document are covered. This class is designed for those who have little to no experience with Word.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Job Club

Tuesday, January 29, 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

Make & Take: Valentine's Cards

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Make some beautiful and unique Valentine’s cards for your friends and family. Laura Barto from Stampin’ UP will show you how.

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

Make & Take: Valentine's Cards

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Make some beautiful and unique Valentine’s cards for your friends and family. Laura Barto from Stampin’ UP will show you how.

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

Needles in the Bookstacks

Wednesday, January 30, 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

Internet Safety 101

Thursday, January 31, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Learn how to choose stronger passwords, protect yourself from computer viruses and online scams, and more.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, January 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

Putin’s Russia

Thursday, January 31, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Since Vladimir Putin took power in Russia over 18 years ago, the relationship between the US and this formerly sworn enemy has been in a state of flux. This lecture will examine Putin’s background, style of rule, and overall relationship with the US. Presented by Dr. Ben Whisenhunt, professor of history at College of DuPage.
Event Type: 
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, February 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

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016

Saturday, February 2, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Learn how to add and edit pictures, tables, WordArt, columns, bullet points, and much more. This class is recommended for those who would like more than a basic understanding of Word.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Google Drive

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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

Painting Workshop: Cozy Winter Cottage

Tuesday, February 5, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Northern lights soar above a cozy winter cottage nestled in a pine forest. Learn to use some basic watercolor pencil techniques like gradated washes, wet on wet, dry brush and more. Then create your own beautiful painting under the guidance of art teacher Christine Thornton.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, February 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

Computers for Beginners Part II

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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

SCORE Workshop: Plan B - Exploring Business Ownership When the Job Search Fails

Wednesday, February 6, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
This workshop, presented by Bill Schrack a SCORE mentor and employment coach, helps you assess your current employment search, develop a Goal Statement (using Stephen Covey’s Habit #2: Begin with the End in Mind), and gives you the direction needed to move forward in an organized and logical manner.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, February 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, February 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

Knitting Club

Friday, February 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: Phantom Thread (Rated R)

Friday, February 8, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:15pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Set in 1950's London, Reynolds Woodcock is a renowned dressmaker whose fastidious life is disrupted by a young, strong-willed woman, Alma, who becomes his muse and lover. Rated R for language. 2h 10min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, February 9, 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

Introduction to Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, February 9, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, February 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

Google Docs

Tuesday, February 12, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 13, 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

Meet Marie Antoinette

Wednesday, February 13, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Martina Mathisen returns to portray the young queen and tells her story of her royal heritage and how she became the Queen of France and eventually her execution by the guillotine.
Event Type: 
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, February 14, 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

Buying and Selling on eBay

Saturday, February 16, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, February 16, 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