All Events

Wednesday English Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Attention English language learners! Join our Literacy DuPage volunteers in Café on the Park for a fun afternoon conversation group. Enjoy coffee, tea, and great food from the café while you meet friendly people and practice your skills. If the weather is nice, the group will be held on the patio near Adams Park! No signup, so just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Computers for Absolute Beginners

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 -
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

The Elements of Fiction: Developing Characterization

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
In this two-part, hands-on workshop, published author Karen Schreck will discuss what makes a great story, then the group will work together to generate ideas for your work through a variety of exercises sure to inspire. In Part II, Karen will help you explore diverse methods for crafting complex characters for your short stories, novels, and creative nonfiction. Please come with your favorite writing materials (laptop, notebook, etc.).
Event Type: 
Adults

Classic Movie Night: Nosferatu (1922) with Live Organ

Thursday, October 18, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us for this special Classic Movie Night at a later time of 7:00 p.m. as Lisa takes the night off and we welcome organist Jay Warren as he plays along to the silent horror film, Nosferatu.

Film synopsis: Vampire Count Orlok expresses interest in a new residence and real estate agent Hutter's wife. 1hr 21min.
Event Type: 
Movie
Adults

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, October 20, 2018 -
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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

SCORE Workshop: How to Have a Successful Job Hunt

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
Candidates, let’s clear up some myths, set our focus and know where to turn for help. As much as hiring practices have changed, they remain the same. Hiring managers want to know who you are and how you can help their company.

Companies, come join the conversation and let’s find you the right talent and the ability to deploy their expertise. BUT it’s about finding JobFit, your companies cannot afford a miss-hire.

Presented by Jim Owens, President of JobFormance, this Workshop will teach you how to use technology to find the job or the candidate for you.
Event Type: 
Business

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, October 23, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Emmett's 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 Roundtable: Five Questions to Ask as You Consider a Business Startup

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Focus, problem solving and prioritization, building your value proposition and defining success are the cornerstones for business health. Getting and staying on track will help you conserve critical hours. Join your fellow entrepreneurs to discuss how to ask and answer questions that will guide you on a path to success.


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

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

Computers for Beginners Part II

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 -
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

Intermediate Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, October 25, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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

Fridays at the Movies: 12 Strong (Rated R)

Friday, October 26, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Under the leadership of a new captain, the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11 must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. 2h 10min. Rated R for language and war violence.
Event Type: 
Movie

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, October 27, 2018 -
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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Google Drive

Saturday, October 27, 2018 -
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

True Story Book Club

Monday, October 29, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
True Story Book Club is Wheaton Library's Non-Fiction book discussion which meets the last monday of the month (unless there's a holiday). Pick up a copy at the Circulation Desk to join the group.

This month's book: Vacationland By: John Hodgman
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Microsoft Excel 2016: Pivot Tables

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Expand your Excel knowledge by learning how pivot tables work.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

DuPage County Forest Preserve Book Discussion

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join the DuPage County Forest Preserve for a lively discussion about natural world. October’s book is "The Octopus and the Orangutan" by Eugene Liden.

No registration required. Pick up discussion books at the Circulation Desk
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 -
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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, November 1, 2018 -
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

Battle of the Bulge: The Forgotten Heroes

Thursday, November 1, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Military history author Robert Mueller discusses the details of the Battle of the Bulge, focusing on the individual men who made the ultimate sacrifice.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Fridays at the Movies: Finding Your Feet

Friday, November 2, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

On the eve of retirement a middle class, judgmental snob discovers her husband has been having an affair with her best friend and is forced into exile with her bohemian sister who lives on an impoverished inner-city council estate. 1h 51min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, November 3, 2018 -
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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Google Docs

Saturday, November 3, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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

AARP Smart Driver Course

Monday, November 5, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
After completing the two-day course, you may be eligible for a discount on your auto insurance (consult insurance company for details). $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members (check only). Must attend both days. Feel free to bring a snack, there will be a break.
Event Type: 
Adults

AARP Smart Driver Course

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
After completing the two-day course, you may be eligible for a discount on your auto insurance (consult insurance company for details). $15 for AARP members, $20 for non-AARP members (check only). Must attend both days. Feel free to bring a snack, there will be a break.
Event Type: 
Adults

Wednesday English Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Attention English language learners! Join our Literacy DuPage volunteers in Café on the Park for a fun afternoon conversation group. Enjoy coffee, tea, and great food from the café while you meet friendly people and practice your skills. If the weather is nice, the group will be held on the patio near Adams Park! No signup, so just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

The Pilgrims and the First Thanksgiving

Thursday, November 8, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Nancy McCully investigates the origins of Thanksgiving at Plimouth Plantation and how the Pilgrims traveled across the ocean and made their home here.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Knitting Club

Friday, November 9, 2018 -
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

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, November 10, 2018 -
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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Google Sheets

Saturday, November 10, 2018 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 -
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

Make & Take: Holiday Cards

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Laura Barto from Stampin’ UP provides all the materials for you to easily create beautiful holiday cards for your loved ones.

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

Make & Take: Holiday Cards

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Laura Barto from Stampin’ UP provides all the materials for you to easily create beautiful holiday cards for your loved ones.

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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 -
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 Roundtable: How Do You Find a Winning Value Proposition?

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Are you providing a product or service that your customer cares about? Can you “win” with what you offer? Join your fellow entrepreneurs to discuss what makes a good value proposition that positions you for success.

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

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

NaNoWriMo Write-in

Thursday, November 15, 2018 -
5:30pm to 8:30pm
Drop-in, bring your laptop (or check one out at the Tech Center) and get ready to write. Coffee will be provided.

NaNoWriMo = National Novel Writing Month

Visit nanowrimo.org or naperwrimo.org for more information.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Classic Movie Night: High Society (1956)

Thursday, November 15, 2018 -
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.

High Society (1956): A spoiled heiress must choose between three suitors: her jazz musician ex-husband, a stuffy businessman, and an undercover tabloid reporter. 1hr 51min.
Event Type: 
Movie
Adults

Fridays at the Movies: Adrift

Friday, November 16, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A true story of survival, as a young couple's chance encounter leads them first to love, and then on the adventure of a lifetime as they face one of the most catastrophic hurricanes in recorded history. 1h 36min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, November 17, 2018 -
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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Sunday Concert: WWII Radio Hour

Sunday, November 18, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Nostalgia Entertainment presents a costumed and piano-accompanied trio reenacting a 1940s radio hour paying tribute to heroes of WWII.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, November 19, 2018 -
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

Tuesday Movie Matinee: Book Club

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

Four lifelong friends have their lives forever changed after reading 50 Shades of Grey in their monthly book club. 1h 44min
Event Type: 
Movie

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 -
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 review: Unleash the Power of Storytelling: Win Hearts, Change Minds, Get Results by Rob Biesenbach
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Wednesday English Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Attention English language learners! Join our Literacy DuPage volunteers in Café on the Park for a fun afternoon conversation group. Enjoy coffee, tea, and great food from the café while you meet friendly people and practice your skills. If the weather is nice, the group will be held on the patio near Adams Park! No signup, so just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, November 24, 2018 -
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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, November 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Emmett's 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, November 28, 2018 -
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

SCORE Workshop: Reach Customers Online with Google

Thursday, November 29, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
Learn how customers find your business online and how to promote your online presence using search engine optimization (SEO) and online advertising. We’ll also introduce tools that will help you run your business online, including Google Analytics and Trends. Presented by Erin Bemis, Trainer for Get Your Business Online.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, December 1, 2018 -
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! Do not sign up, just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Voter Registration

Tuesday, December 4, 2018 -
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

Wednesday English Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, December 5, 2018 -
12:30pm to 2:00pm
Attention English language learners! Join our Literacy DuPage volunteers in Café on the Park for a fun afternoon conversation group. Enjoy coffee, tea, and great food from the café while you meet friendly people and practice your skills. If the weather is nice, the group will be held on the patio near Adams Park! No signup, so just show up.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults