All Events

Halloween Trivia

Thursday, October 29, 2020 -
9:00am to 9:00pm
Halloween this year is looking a little grim, and we want to help make it a little more spooky!
Pop online during the week of October 25th thru the 31st and join our Kahoot Challenge for a chance to earn some candy and learn some creepy trivia!
-Please only sign up once for the event-
Event Type: 
Teens

Halloween Bash

Thursday, October 29, 2020 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
geared for K-6
Get in the Halloween spirit by attending our Virtual Halloween Bash! There will be spooky stories, fun activities, and a costume show off! Join us, if you dare. . . . Include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Halloween Trivia

Friday, October 30, 2020 -
9:00am to 9:00pm
Halloween this year is looking a little grim, and we want to help make it a little more spooky!
Pop online during the week of October 25th thru the 31st and join our Kahoot Challenge for a chance to earn some candy and learn some creepy trivia!
-Please only sign up once for the event-
Event Type: 
Teens

Not-so-spooky Storytime

Friday, October 30, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Children of all ages
Put on your favorite costume and join us for a not so scary,virtual, Halloween storytime! Include your email when registering for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Parent Chat: At Home Activities

Friday, October 30, 2020 -
10:30am to 11:30am
parents and caregivers of young children
We miss having parents and caregivers meet up and talk after storytimes at the library. Join us for a virtual meetup to talk about all things children. We'll start off with some of our favorite rhymes and fingerplays for birth-preschool and the rest of the time is yours. Our loose theme will be at home activities that you have been doing with your little ones.
Event Type: 
Children

True Crime Storytime

Friday, October 30, 2020 - 6:30pm
Are you interested in true crime novels or podcasts? Once a week during October we'll be discussing some cases, trading information, sharing our favorite crimes, and just talking criminology.

Please register with the best email to invite you to our programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

Halloween Trivia

Saturday, October 31, 2020 -
9:00am to 9:00pm
Halloween this year is looking a little grim, and we want to help make it a little more spooky!
Pop online during the week of October 25th thru the 31st and join our Kahoot Challenge for a chance to earn some candy and learn some creepy trivia!
-Please only sign up once for the event-
Event Type: 
Teens

Stuffed Animal Time

Monday, November 2, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
All ages (geared for birth-preschool)
Let's read, sing, and play with our favorite stuffed animals over Zoom! Include your email for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

All Together Time

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Children of all ages
Let's get together to read, sing, move, and play over Zoom! This storytime is geared for children of all ages.
Event Type: 
Children

Versiti Blood Drive

Wednesday, November 4, 2020 -
12:00pm to 6:00pm
Versiti Blood Center of Illinois will be holding a blood drive in the library's parking lot in their mobile coach from noon-6pm. Appointments will be honored first, but walk-ins are welcome. Photo ID is required. All successful blood donations will be tested for COVID-19 antibodies.

Safe social distancing measures will be in place to ensure donor safety. Keeping in compliance with our state's ordinance, donors will be required to bring and wear face masks during the donation process.
Event Type: 
Adults

Teen Take & Make DIY Bags

Thursday, November 5, 2020 (All day)
Sign up for our monthly DIY bags!
Pick up dates:
September 16 : Slime Stress Balls
October 14 : Tie Dye Face Masks
November 11 : LED Light Cubes

Please register with the best email to contact you about pick up details.
Event Type: 
Teens

Geek Talk: Minecraft

Thursday, November 5, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Show off your builds, discuss your favorite stories, and share your favorite tips and tricks.

Register with an email address to get details on how to join.
Event Type: 
Teens

Fiction Book Discussion: Unsheltered

Thursday, November 5, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss "Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.

This program is provided in the Zoom Meeting format so that you may better engage and interact with the presenter and other participants. If you feel comfortable doing so, please turn your microphone and/or camera on.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Talking About Race: Be Open to a Discussion

Thursday, November 5, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm
Talking about race and racism often can make people uncomfortable. Have you ever thought about how that discomfort affects the other person? In our first session, we established that we should see color. Now we need to see how that color can affect our everyday lives. Join us for Part 2 of the Talking About Race series as we discuss being open to a discussion. In partnership with the Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Advisory Council for CUSD200.

Featuring panelists:
Anjali Bharadwa, DEI200
Caroline Kisiel, Associate Professor at DePaul University
Event Type: 
Adults

Take and Make: Design Your Own Board Game

Saturday, November 7, 2020 (All day)
Families (grade K-6)
One registration/kit per family
Let's celebrate International Games Week by making our own board game! Register to pick up a board game kit November 7-14. Each kit will include supplies to help you get started on your own game. For more tips on creating your board game, check out our video on the library's YouTube channel (wheatonlibrary.org/youtube) beginning November 7. Limited kits available.
Event Type: 
Children

International Games Week - Trivia Challenge

Sunday, November 8, 2020 -
9:00am to 9:00pm
Help celebrate International Games Week with WPL's TeenSpace.
We'll be offering a trivia challenge where the winner will not only be able to brag of their knowledge, but also be compensated with a prize.
-Please only sign up once for the event-
Event Type: 
Teens

International Games Week - Trivia Challenge

Monday, November 9, 2020 -
9:00am to 9:00pm
Help celebrate International Games Week with WPL's TeenSpace.
We'll be offering a trivia challenge where the winner will not only be able to brag of their knowledge, but also be compensated with a prize.
-Please only sign up once for the event-
Event Type: 
Teens

Stuffed Animal Time

Monday, November 9, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
All ages (geared for birth-preschool)
Let's read, sing, and play with our favorite stuffed animals over Zoom! Include your email for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Miss Katie Sings

Monday, November 9, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:30am
early childhood
Join children's music teacher Miss Katie as she leads us through a virtual music class perfect for little ones. If you have a shaker, scarf, and bubbles at home you can use them during our time together. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

D&D Club 2.0

Monday, November 9, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
We're starting up an additional D&D Club campaign for players.

If you are interested in playing, but have never played before, please sign up for our Introductory Class (September 29th).
Event Type: 
Teens

Decoding Utility Bills

Monday, November 9, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join Citizens Utility Board for an interactive webinar about decoding your utility bills and other energy saving tips! This event is designed to help you better understand the ins and outs of your bill, as well as the various pandemic-related protections now available. Bring all your utility-related questions.
Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
>https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_2czgRCciQLucDO7PagMqvw
Event Type: 
Adults

International Games Week - Trivia Challenge

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 -
9:00am to 9:00pm
Help celebrate International Games Week with WPL's TeenSpace.
We'll be offering a trivia challenge where the winner will not only be able to brag of their knowledge, but also be compensated with a prize.
-Please only sign up once for the event-
Event Type: 
Teens

Board Game Design

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6
Are you interested in creating your own board game from scratch? Join us for some tips and tricks that will get you thinking about your own game. Also feel free to share some of your own game ideas with the group. Include your email when registering for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Anime Club

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Are you into a specific show, or do you want to learn about a different genre?
Come join in, and we'll discuss our personal favorites.
Register with an email address to get details on how to join.

Event Type: 
Teens

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion: Being an Ally in the Workplace

Tuesday, November 10, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join business leaders in the community for a panel discussion focusing on being an ally in the workplace and how the business community can improve with DEI efforts. Moderated by Terrie Simmons of Strategic Exceptions. In partnership with the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce and the Downtown Wheaton Association.

Featured panelists:
Roberto Avila, Altiro Latin Fusion
Peter James, College of DuPage

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

International Games Week - Trivia Challenge

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 -
9:00am to 9:00pm
Help celebrate International Games Week with WPL's TeenSpace.
We'll be offering a trivia challenge where the winner will not only be able to brag of their knowledge, but also be compensated with a prize.
-Please only sign up once for the event-
Event Type: 
Teens

Fiction Book Discussion: Unsheltered

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss "Unsheltered" by Barbara Kingsolver via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.

This program is provided in the Zoom Meeting format so that you may better engage and interact with the presenter and other participants. If you feel comfortable doing so, please turn your microphone and/or camera on.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

All Together Time

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Children of all ages
Let's get together to read, sing, move, and play over Zoom! This storytime is geared for children of all ages.
Event Type: 
Children

Smart Money Moves for Women

Wednesday, November 11, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
James Brewer, Forbes.com contributor and CEO of Envision Wealth Planning will empower you to make wise decisions and answer your questions. Gain insight into paying for college, caring for parents, funding retirement and recalibrating after divorce or widowhood. Learn ways to weave gender equality, social and climate justice values into your financial plans.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
>https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_LVUTNndkS9S6yM8h6N0kHA
Event Type: 
Adults

International Games Week - Trivia Challenge

Thursday, November 12, 2020 -
9:00am to 9:00pm
Help celebrate International Games Week with WPL's TeenSpace.
We'll be offering a trivia challenge where the winner will not only be able to brag of their knowledge, but also be compensated with a prize.
-Please only sign up once for the event-
Event Type: 
Teens

Turkey Art with People's Resource Center

Thursday, November 12, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:30am
preschool aged children with parent/caregiver
Join Wheaton Public Library and People's Resource Center for a virtual art project. This month, we're making turkeys! Register for a supply kit that can be picked up at the library beginning October 29. Limited kits available. Include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Homeschool Hangout

Thursday, November 12, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Geared for homeschool students grades K-6 with caregivers
We'll have activities for students the first half of the program followed by an opportunity for parents to network over Zoom. Include your email for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Race in Illinois: From Southern Counties to Northern Suburbs

Thursday, November 12, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm
At its founding as a state in 1818, Illinois passed its constitution as a free state. But slavery had existed in the region for centuries, and its impact on American approaches to race affected counties in Southern Illinois for decades after incorporation. As Illinois grew as a state, this later affected suburbs outside Chicago, including Wheaton. Join literary historian Dr. Caroline Kisiel (DePaul University) and sociologist Dr.
Event Type: 
Adults

International Games Week - Trivia Challenge

Friday, November 13, 2020 -
9:00am to 9:00pm
Help celebrate International Games Week with WPL's TeenSpace.
We'll be offering a trivia challenge where the winner will not only be able to brag of their knowledge, but also be compensated with a prize.
-Please only sign up once for the event-
Event Type: 
Teens

Song Safari

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 9:00am
Geared for preschool aged children
Join us for a song safari! In each video, we'll learn and sing about a special animal! Visit the library's YouTube channel (wheatonlibrary.org/youtube) to watch and sing along!
Event Type: 
Children

Needles in the Bookstacks

Friday, November 13, 2020 - 10:00am
Bring your needlecraft project (knit, crochet, cross-stitch, embroidery, etc.), make progress on your project, share techniques and skills. Limited instruction provided.
Event Type: 
Adults

International Games Week - Trivia Challenge

Saturday, November 14, 2020 -
9:00am to 9:00pm
Help celebrate International Games Week with WPL's TeenSpace.
We'll be offering a trivia challenge where the winner will not only be able to brag of their knowledge, but also be compensated with a prize.
-Please only sign up once for the event-
Event Type: 
Teens

Stuffed Animal Time

Monday, November 16, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
All ages (geared for birth-preschool)
Let's read, sing, and play with our favorite stuffed animals over Zoom! Include your email for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Library Board Meeting

Monday, November 16, 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
The Library Board of Trustees of the Wheaton Public Library will hold the regular monthly Board meetings on the third Monday of each month. Please visit wheatonlibrary.org/about-us/administration/library-board for more information.
Event Type: 
Library Board

Art Demonstration: Travel Plein Air Watercolor

Monday, November 16, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Master watercolorist David Dallison has refined his methods over the past 35 years while exploring the world. Join the adventure as he demonstrates a watercolor similar to what he would create on location and reveals his system for compact travel painting. Provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.
Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
>https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_h4i6gT-RSWq-ON1SH2ONbw
Event Type: 
Adults

BRC Business Meet Up

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Please join your fellow business owners as they catch up, discuss and share ideas to help your business in these turbulent times.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

SCORE Business Roundtable: What is Marketing Good For?

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Business gurus preach that marketing is the magic sauce that makes businesses successful. In many cases marketing is a critical component for business success, but does it have limitations? Join Tom Drouin, SCORE Certified Master Mentor, to explore the uses for and abuses of marketing.

Register in advance for this virtual zoom meeting:
https://score.tfaforms.net/17?EventID=a100b000004OhE6
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

3D Print Club

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 -
3:30pm to 4:00pm
In this 3 session class learn how to use Tinkercad and create your own project that we'll print out on our 3D printer.

Register with the best email address to be invited to our virtual programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

Wheel of Fun

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6
Can you stand on one leg for 30 seconds? Would you rather only eat pizza or ice cream for a week? You never know what activities or questions will come up when we spin the wheel of fun.
Event Type: 
Children

The Real Mae West

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Mae West: she shattered box office records and public sensibilities. She rocketed from Broadway to become the highest-paid actress in Hollywood. Her one-liners scandalized the censors yet made her an icon. She rescued studios from bankruptcy and created stars.

Without her, Cary Grant would have remained a nobody. Meet the woman behind the wit. Who was Mae West, really? Performed by actress Martina Mathisen.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
Event Type: 
Adults

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, November 17, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm
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: Today We are Rich: Harnessing the Power of Total Confidence by Tim Sanders

Register in advance for this virtual zoom meeting:
https:// https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZYtdeyorzMvGNCNJ6kbZIjnLLGreByVd0qC
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

All Together Time

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Children of all ages
Let's get together to read, sing, move, and play over Zoom! This storytime is geared for children of all ages.
Event Type: 
Children

Teen Library Council

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Would you like to earn service hours and make a difference at the library? Join the Teen Library Council! Help put together and run programs, discuss library and community projects, recommend books and materials, and more.

Register with the best email to send you and invite to our programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

After School Creativebug: Astro Origami

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6 (younger students may need help from an adult)
Let's learn how to fold some origami that's out if this world! Registered participants can pick up a supply kit at the library beginning November 3. If you are unable to pick up a kit, a list of supplies will be emailed with your link to the event.
Event Type: 
Children