All Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Cutting the Cable Cord

Saturday, May 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Thinking of dropping your cable subscription? Learn about devices (such as Roku, Chromecast, Fire TV Stick, and Apple TV) and streaming services (such as Netflix, Hulu, and Amazon Prime) that you can use to keep watching your favorite content, without cable.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, May 20, 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

True Story Book Club

Monday, May 20, 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

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -
8:30am to 9:30am
The Business Resource Center and Wheaton Chamber of Commerce host an informal forum (every 3rd Tuesday of the month) where business owners, nonprofits, and entrepreneurs can meet to network, ask questions, share experience, triumphs, tragedies, tips, and tricks of the trade.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor. Hot coffee and light refreshments.

Limited to 25 participants. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Movie Matinee: On the Basis of Sex

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

The story of Ruth Bader Ginsburg, her struggles for equal rights, and what she had to overcome in order to become a U.S. Supreme Court Justice. 2h.
Event Type: 
Movie

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, May 21, 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: Deep Work: Rules for Focused Success in a Distracted World by Cal Newport
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

SCORE Workshop: How to Become Bankable

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:45pm
How do I qualify for a business loan? With 19+ years of experience working with small to mid-sized companies, Jason Nagel Senior VP and Team Lead of Business Banking for Wheaton Bank & Trust, will tackle this question as well as the 5C’s of lending, credit facilities, cash flow, debt service coverage ratio, balance sheet analysis, and other factors bank’s consider when loaning to businesses.

Meeting Room A, Lower Level.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Buying and Selling on eBay

Thursday, May 23, 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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, May 25, 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

TED Talks: World History Through Personal Stories

Tuesday, May 28, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Life is more than headlines on the news. Watch and discuss how these individuals dealt with world events. 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

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, May 28, 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

Needles in the Bookstacks

Wednesday, May 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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, June 1, 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

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, June 5, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, June 6, 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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, June 8, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, June 11, 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