All Events

Library Board Meeting

Monday, September 17, 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

Duties of Executors, Trustees, and Guardians

Monday, September 17, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Attorneys from Pankau Law will discuss what you need to know if you are an executor, trustee, or guardian. Bring all your questions.
Event Type: 
Adults

Tuesday Movie Matinee: Paul, Apostle of Christ

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

The story covers Paul going from the most infamous persecutor of Christians to Jesus Christ's most influential apostle. 1h 48min.
Event Type: 
Movie

Google Drive

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 -
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

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, September 18, 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: Never Split the Difference: Negotiating as if Your Life Depended on It by Chris Voss with Tahl Raz
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Violets: A Bicentennial Painting Workshop

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Christine Thornton teaches you how to draw our state flower, the violet, using watercolor pencils.
Event Type: 
Adults

Wednesday English Conversation Cafe

Wednesday, September 19, 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

Friends Media Sale

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

Ten Illinoisans Who Changed History

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Leslie Goddard presents ten intriguing people from Illinois who changed the world, including Walt Disney, Ronald Reagan, Charles Walgreen, and others.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Friends Media Sale

Thursday, September 20, 2018 (All day)
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
2:00pm to 4:00pm
Representatives from NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) DuPage will be at an information table on the first floor near the Circulation Desk to answer questions about their services.
Event Type: 
Adults

DuPage Housing Information Table

Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Members of the DuPage County Continuum of Care will staff an information table on the library's main floor to help those in need of securing affordable housing.

Classic Movie Night: The Night of the Hunter (1955)

Thursday, September 20, 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.

Night of the Hunter (1955): A religious fanatic marries a gullible widow whose young children are reluctant to tell him where their real daddy hid $10,000 he'd stolen in a robbery. 1hr 32min.
Event Type: 
Movie
Adults

Self-Education for Entrepreneurs

Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:45pm
Need to sharpen your skill set or learn a new skill, but don't have the time or money to take a class in a traditional classroom? This course will introduce entrepreneurs to resources - many of them free - that can be used to enhance business skills without having to step foot in a classroom.

Peter James from COD's Center for Entrepreneurship will lead students through self-directed options for keeping up in business.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.

Event Type: 
Business

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 20, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Friends Media Sale

Friday, September 21, 2018 (All day)
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

Movie: Sherlock Gnomes

Friday, September 21, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:30pm
Grades K and up
Rated PG
Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services desk beginning August 31.
Event Type: 
Children

Friends Media Sale

Saturday, September 22, 2018 (All day)
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

Intermediate Microsoft Excel 2016

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
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

Saturday English Conversation Group

Saturday, September 22, 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

Optimizing Your Searches on the Internet-It's more than FamilySearch & Ancestry

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Optimizing Your Searches on the Internet-It's More than FamilySearch and Ancestry with Maureen Brady

Learn how your online research can be “jump started”, or significantly expanded, by utilizing Cyndi’s List, Find My Past, Fold3, USGenWeb and other “broad coverage” websites.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

TAG (Teen Advisory Group)

Saturday, September 22, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Create your space and earn volunteer hours. The Teen Advisory Group will be part of creating teen programs/activities and give input on books and materials purchased for teens. For more info check out our TAG page, www.wheatonlibrary.org/teens/TAG.
Grades 6-12
Event Type: 
Teens

Friends Media Sale

Sunday, September 23, 2018 (All day)
Movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices.
Event Type: 
Sale

Sunday Concert: Abraham Lincoln in Song

Sunday, September 23, 2018 -
2:00pm to 3:15pm
Award-winning roots musician Chris Vallillo uses Lincoln’s own words and stories, period folk songs and contemporary folk music to shed light on one of history’s most beloved figures.

This program is partially supported by a grant from the Illinois Arts Council Agency through federal funds provided by the National Endowment for the Arts.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings:10am

Monday, September 24, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Monday, September 24, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs,and puppets. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Great Beginnings:11am

Monday, September 24, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). During this 30-minute session, babies and their parents will share nursery rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 11am

Monday, September 24, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, and puppets. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

True Story Book Club

Monday, September 24, 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: Mozart's Starling By: Lyanda Lynn Haupt
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Al Capone and the 1933 World's Fair

Monday, September 24, 2018 -
7:00pm to 7:30pm
William Hazelgrove discusses his book Al Capone and the 1933 World’s Fair and how Chicago prepared for the next World’s Fair following the events of The Devil in the White City.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Spanish Storytime

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Ages birth to 5 years old with adult
Pick up nametags at the Tween Center Desk beginning 30 minutes prior to storytime. Limit 15 children.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 2pm

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, and puppets. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Family Lego Night

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Grades K-6 with adult(s)
Work together to create some spectacular creations out of Legos. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

DuPage County Forest Preserve Book Discussion

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Join the DuPage County Forest Preserve for a lively discussion about natural world. September’s book is "The Forest Unseen" by David George Haskill.

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

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, September 25, 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

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs,and puppets. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 11am

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

After School Makers

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
3:45pm to 4:45pm
Grades 3-6
Join us in the Tween Center for the chance to invent and create something new.
No registration required
Event Type: 
Children

Financial Aid Presentation

Wednesday, September 26, 2018 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
In this session a representative from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission will outline the financial aid process and provide insight on ways to maximize access to financial aid to help pay for college. It introduces the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), summarizes state and federal aid programs, and identifies trusted sources of information.
Event Type: 
Teens
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Wednesday, September 26, 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

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 10am

Thursday, September 27, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs,and puppets. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Thursday, September 27, 2018 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 11am

Thursday, September 27, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3, 4 and 5 year olds. Preschool story time lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs, and puppets. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 11am

Thursday, September 27, 2018 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 2 year and 3 year olds (must be accompanied by a parent or caregiver). Toddler story time lasts 30 minutes and consists of stories, songs, fingerplays and flannelboards. Child must be 2 and not yet 4 by the date of the first storytime.
Event Type: 
Storytime

DuPage Housing Information Table

Thursday, September 27, 2018 -
5:00pm to 8:00pm
Members of the DuPage County Continuum of Care will staff an information table on the library's main floor to help those in need of securing affordable housing.

Introduction to Microsoft Word 2016

Thursday, September 27, 2018 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
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 perfect for those who are new to word processing. It is also recommended for those who are interested in learning the features of the 2016 version.
Event Type: 
Computer Class
Adults

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, September 27, 2018 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy