All Events

Art for Little Hands: Polar Bear

Thursday, January 21, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for preschool and younger
Let's do some art over Zoom! Registered participants can pick up a supply kit from the library beginning January 7. If you are unable to pick up a kit, a list of supplies will be included with your Zoom link. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Geek Talk: Minecraft

Thursday, January 21, 2021 -
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

Magic Tricks

Thursday, January 21, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6
Do you know a great card or magic trick? Join us as we share and learn some new tricks over Zoom! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Writers Group

Thursday, January 21, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
The WPL Writers Group will be meeting via Zoom! Facilitated by local author and library staff member, Karen Schreck, we provide a supportive and consistent environment for writers of all genres, ages eighteen years of age and up.

Whether you are an aspiring writer or a published author, whether you seek inspiration for your material, or you are drafting, revising, or editing your manuscript, our community will supply you with prompts and exercises, time and space to write, and, if you so choose, the opportunity to share your work and receive constructive feedback.
Event Type: 
Adults

Improve Your Mindset: Be Nurturing

Friday, January 22, 2021 (All day)
While not much has changed and people are limited with actions and generally stay home, we wanted to help make your room or workplace greener! House plants are a great way to help brighten a space and don't require much to keep alive. Teens will be given a small ceramic pot, paint and brushes for decorating, potting soil, and a small plant for them to raise and nurture.
Event Type: 
Teens

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Friday, January 22, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Preschool

Friday, January 22, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

English Conversation Group

Saturday, January 23, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment via Zoom! Everyone is welcome!

This program is a Zoom Meeting so you can engage and interact with the leader and others. Please turn your microphone and camera on.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Family Yoga

Saturday, January 23, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Grades K-6 with family
Join Amber from Kindness Kids Yoga for a morning of breathing and yoga stretching. Relax from the comfort of your home as she leads us through calming exercises and yoga positions. Include your email address when registering for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Monday, January 25, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Preschool

Monday, January 25, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Living Room Conversation: Climate Change

Monday, January 25, 2021 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Promote climate conversations through openness to others with varying views. No matter how firm your beliefs, courageously listen with curiosity and respect in order to facilitate communication. Provided in partnership with the Wheaton League of Women Voters.

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: 
Adults
Teens

Minecraft Happenings

Monday, January 25, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6
Are you a Minecraft fan? Share what you've been working on in the world of Minecraft over Zoom! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, January 25, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
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

Nonfiction Book Discussion: Endurance

Monday, January 25, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Endurance: A Year In Space, A Lifetime of Discovery is a stunning, personal memoir from Scott Kelly, the astronaut and modern-day hero who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station. It provides a message of hope for the future that will inspire generations to come. Pick up a copy at the Information Desk or Curbside, read and join this thoughtful discussion.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Let's Read Together: 10am

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
birth-elementary school
Let's spend some time reading together. Join the Youth Services staff as we read some favorite picture books over Zoom. Stay for as many books as you'd like or hop in and out of the program as needed. Books will vary from week to week and will cover a variety of age groups. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

BRC Orientation

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Whether you are starting a business or already an established entity, the Business Resource Center (BRC) can help you in every stage of your journey. Please join us for a virtual orientation to see what we can do for you.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Let's Read Together: 2pm

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
birth-elementary school
Let's spend some time reading together. Join the Youth Services staff as we read some favorite picture books over Zoom. Stay for as many books as you'd like or hop in and out of the program as needed. Books will vary from week to week and will cover a variety of age groups. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Creativebug: Basic Line Drawing-Geometrics

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm
Grades K-6
Join us for a virtual Creativebug class and we'll do some drawing! Supply kits for registered participants will be available to pick up at the library beginning January 5. If you are unable to pick up a supply kit, a list of materials will be emailed to you along with your Zoom link. Please include your email for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Build Along Challenge

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
Grades K-6
Grab any construction materials you have at home (Legos, blocks, cardboard, paper & pencil, etc.) and build with us over Zoom! We'll reveal the secret theme at the beginning of the program. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

New Moms Book Club: Exit West

Tuesday, January 26, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Are you a new mom or a mom with young children looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us via Zoom as we discuss "Exit West" by Mohsin Hamid. Copies of the book are available at the library's Greeter Desk or via Curbside.

"Exit West" by Mohsin Hamid -- Two young lovers engage in a furtive affair shaped by local unrest on the eve of a civil war that erupts in a cataclysmic bombing attack, forcing them to abandon their previous home and lives.

Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day of the discussion.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Storytime: Toddler Time

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Move and Groove

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Time to get the wiggles out virtually! Join us and we'll move and groove together to fun songs and rhymes! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Versiti Blood Drive

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 -
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 Library Council

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 -
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

Tween Time: Books

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades 3-6
Let's talk books over Zoom! What have you been reading? What's next on your book list? Share your titles and get book suggestions from other tweens.
Event Type: 
Children

K-2 Book Discussion: Cam Jansen

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 -
6:15pm to 6:45pm
Grades K-2
Join us for a virtual book discussion of Cam Jansen and the Snowy Day Mystery by David Adler. Read the book independently or with a family member. Registered participants can pick up a copy of the book beginning January 6 during Grab & Go hours in the library or using our curbside service.
Event Type: 
Children

Living Room Conversation: Climate Change

Wednesday, January 27, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Promote climate conversations through openness to others with varying views. No matter how firm your beliefs, courageously listen with curiosity and respect in order to facilitate communication. Provided in partnership with the Wheaton League of Women Voters.

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: 
Adults
Teens

Art for Little Hands: Shapes

Thursday, January 28, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for preschool and younger
Let's do some art over Zoom! Registered participants can pick up a supply kit from the library beginning January 14. If you are unable to pick up a kit, a list of supplies will be included with your Zoom link. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Monarch Read Alouds

Thursday, January 28, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
elementary school students (geared for grades K-3)
Join us for a Monarch Read Aloud! We’ll read a 2021 Monarch Award title and participate in a fun activity together!
Event Type: 
Children

Beatlemania!

Thursday, January 28, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join Beatles expert, author, and radio personality Professor Moptop (Gregory Alexander) as he discusses Beatlemania and all the excitement surrounding the Fab Four! Using rare audio and news clips, the Professor will discuss 1963-64 -- the time period during which the Beatles fame spread throughout Europe, just before they came to America.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_8ExrVWMnT1eBw7f69ProVg
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Friday, January 29, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Preschool

Friday, January 29, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Wheel of Fun

Friday, January 29, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
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

English Conversation Group

Saturday, January 30, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment via Zoom! Everyone is welcome!

This program is a Zoom Meeting so you can engage and interact with the leader and others. Please turn your microphone and camera on.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Book Buddies: 10 am

Saturday, January 30, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Teen Volunteers - Book Buddies

Saturday, January 30, 2021 - 10:00am
Interested in volunteering at the library and becoming a reading buddy to kids? Please email teenread@wheatonlibrayr.org to sign up for a time slot.
Event Type: 
Teens

Book Buddies: 10:30 am

Saturday, January 30, 2021 -
10:30am to 11:00am
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Book Buddies: 11 am

Saturday, January 30, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Book Buddies: 11:30 am

Saturday, January 30, 2021 -
11:30am to 12:00pm
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Monthly Kahoot Quiz: Gr. K-2

Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 5:00pm
Grades K-2
Register for a link to our monthly Kahoot quiz for the chance to win a book! Please include your email address for instructions and a link to the quiz. Quizzes will be sent out February 1.
Event Type: 
Children

Monthly Kahoot Quiz: Gr 3-6

Sunday, January 31, 2021 - 5:00pm
Grades 3-6
Register for a link to our monthly Kahoot quiz for the chance to win a book! Please include your email address for instructions and a link to the quiz. Quizzes will be sent out February 1.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Monday, February 1, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. No storytime February 26. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Preschool

Monday, February 1, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. No storytime February 26. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Mindful Minds: K-6

Monday, February 1, 2021 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
grades K-6
Start your month off right! Join us over Zoom as we participate in activities and movement that promote joy and mindfulness. We'll be working through the book Breathe Like a Bear. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Craft Along: Valentine Treat Packages

Monday, February 1, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Create three unique candy holders to celebrate the sweetness of the holiday with Laura Barto. Two business days after registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Information Desk or Curbside between January 13 and February 1. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.
Also needed: quality liquid glue, sharp scissors, single hole punch
Event Type: 
Adults

Groundhog Day Storytime

Tuesday, February 2, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
geared for preschool
Will the groundhog see his shadow this year? Join us for a Groundhog Day storytime over Zoom. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Storytime: Toddler Time

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Move and Groove

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Time to get the wiggles out virtually! Join us and we'll move and groove together to fun songs and rhymes! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

World Read Aloud Day

Wednesday, February 3, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
children of all ages
Let's celebrate World Read Aloud Day over Zoom! Join the Youth Services staff as we share some books that we love. Please includ your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children