All Events

*CANCELED* Workshop: Customer Service

Monday, March 30, 2020 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Anna Marie MacDonald, Manager Workforce Connection Center at Goodwill will conduct a customer service workshop combining classroom instruction and activities. Participants will learn customer service basics, including communication skills, adapting to differences, professionalism, and relationship building.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Canceled: Jim Gill Concert!: 10:00 am

Monday, March 30, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:45am
Families
Get ready to sing, clap, dance, and spin along during this visit by award-winning musician and author Jim Gill. Jim Gill's distinctive music play creates the spirit of a family room in the concert hall and is an invitation to children, parents, and grandparents to sing and play along!
Tickets are required to attend the concert. Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services desk beginning Monday, March 9.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Jim Gill Concert!: 11:00 am

Monday, March 30, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:45am
Families
Get ready to sing, clap, dance, and spin along during this visit by award-winning musician and author Jim Gill. Jim Gill's distinctive music play creates the spirit of a family room in the concert hall and is an invitation to children, parents, and grandparents to sing and play along!
Tickets are required to attend the concert. Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services desk beginning Monday, March 9.
Event Type: 
Children

CANCELED: D&D Club

Monday, March 30, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Have you adventured before, or is this your first time joining a group?
Whichever way, we'll be exploring and you're more than welcome to join our party!

Event Type: 
Teens

CANCELED: Needles in the Bookstacks (now includes Knitting)

Monday, March 30, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
Bring your knitting or 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

Canceled: Family Movie Night: A Bug's Life

Monday, March 30, 2020 -
6:30pm to 8:15pm
All ages with caregivers
Join us for a viewing of A Bug's Life with your whole family! Feel free to wear pajamas and bring blankets, pillows, and snacks.
Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services Desk beginning March 9.
Event Type: 
Children

CANCELED: True Story Book Club

Monday, March 30, 2020 -
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

CANCELED: Encore Network: Puzzles & Games

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Engaging activities to connect and contribute designed for those 55+. Crossword, Sudoku, or Jigsaw – what’s your favorite way to stay sharp? Share strategies while solving puzzles and playing card games. Then join in a fun team trivia game!
Event Type: 
Adults

CANCELED: Job Club Workshop: Understanding the Job Application Process

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Are you frustrated by the application process, or haven't searched for a position in several years? Come learn job application strategies and best practices to ease your job search.

For more information, please contact Anna Marie MacDonald at the Goodwill/Workforce Connection at 630-576-4661.
Event Type: 
Adults

Canceled: DIY Rain Sticks: 10 am

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:45am
Grades K-2
April showers bring May flowers! Welcome spring by creating a colorful rain sticks.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: DIY Lava Lamps: 10 am

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:45am
Grades 3-6
Construct your own lava lamp using simple household ingredients!
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: DIY Rain Sticks: 2 pm

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Grades K-2
April showers bring May flowers! Welcome spring by creating a colorful rain sticks.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: DIY Lava Lamps: 2 pm

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Grades 3-6
Construct your own lava lamp using simple household ingredients!
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

CANCELED: Anime Club

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
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 while watching a few episodes from Crunchyroll!

Event Type: 
Teens

Canceled: Family Lego and Duplo Night

Tuesday, March 31, 2020 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
All ages with caregivers
Work together to create some spectacular creations out of Legos and Duplos based on the mystery theme.
Registration required, one registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Peeps Diorama Contest

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 (All day)
Grades 6 and under; family
Create a scene from a children's book with the popular marshmallow-y candy for your chance to win. Pick up a base and candy from the Youth Services desk beginning April 1 and turn in your creation by Saturday, April 11. We'll let library visitors vote on their favorite scene the week of April 13.
One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Family Census Storytime

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
All ages with caregiver
Join us for a special census storytime all about families and counting.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 -
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

CANCELED: Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

Wednesday, April 1, 2020 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Chopra Center certified instructor Stephanie Frantz teaches you a simple mindfulness meditation technique and a breathing exercise to relax, reduce stress, and increase your overall sense of wellbeing.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Canceled: Games Galore

Thursday, April 2, 2020 (All day)
All ages
Spend the day playing games at the library! We'll have tabletop games and oversized ones, too.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

CANCELED: NAMI DuPage Information Table

Thursday, April 2, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Representatives from NAMI (National Alliance for Mental Illness) DuPage will be at an information table on the main floor to answer questions about their services.
Event Type: 
Adults

Canceled: Taste Test: Spring Candy

Thursday, April 2, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
All ages (8 years old and younger must be with a caregiver)
Help us decide which candy is the best! Please be aware of possible food allergies/sensitivities.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Minecraft for Tweens

Thursday, April 2, 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:30pm
Grades 3-6
Spend some time exploring the world of Minecraft with other participants. Band together or go on an independent adventure.
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

CANCELED: Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, April 2, 2020 -
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

CANCELED: Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, April 2, 2020 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

CANCELED: Green Your Home

Thursday, April 2, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Kay McKeen, Executive Director of SCARCE (School & Community Assistance for Recycling and Composting Education) will discuss how you can green your home and your life and reduce your waste.
Event Type: 
Adults

Canceled: Sensory Movie: Cars

Friday, April 3, 2020 -
10:30am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
Join us for this sensory friendly viewing of Cars for children of all abilities. Feel free to talk and play during the movie. We'll have the subtitles on, the volume turned down, and the lights turned up. Come and go as needed.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Spring Bingo: 2 pm

Friday, April 3, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Grades 6 and under with caregivers
Come play some bingo for the chance to win!
Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services desk beginning March 13
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Spring Bingo: 3:30 pm

Friday, April 3, 2020 -
3:30pm to 4:30pm
Grades 6 and under with caregivers
Come play some bingo for the chance to win!
Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services desk beginning March 13
Event Type: 
Children

CANCELED: ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, April 4, 2020 -
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

Canceled: Family Storytime 10am

Saturday, April 4, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
All ages with caregivers
Read books, sing songs, and discover new ways to play. Fun for the whole family.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Canceled: Navigating the Cook County Clerk of the Circuit Court Archives

Saturday, April 4, 2020 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
The Circuit Court Archives are a great, often overlooked resource. This class concentrates on a practical approach to on-site court research including civil, law and chancery cases, divorces, wills and probates, county naturalizations, declarations of intentions, criminal cases and burnt records. Note: Co-sponsored with the DuPage County Genealogical Society. There is a $10 fee, payable with cash or check at the class.
Event Type: 
Adults
Genealogy

Canceled: Teen Take & Make

Sunday, April 5, 2020 (All day)
Stop by the Teenspace on the 5th of each month and pick-up the takeaway craft project (while supplies last).

Event Type: 
Teens

Canceled: Storytime: Brand New Babies 9:30am

Monday, April 6, 2020 -
9:30am to 9:50am
0-9 months old with caregivers (expectant parents and siblings welcome)
A new storytime has arrived! Join us for stories, songs, and movement designed for the littlest ones. Because we know it's never too early to start, expectant parents are welcome to participate.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Canceled: Storytime: Preschool 10am

Monday, April 6, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For 3-5 year olds to attend independently without caregivers Preschool storytime lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs,and more. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Name tags are distributed on a first come, first serve basis 30 minutes before storytime begins.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Canceled: Storytime: Great Beginnings:10am

Monday, April 6, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months with caregiver
During this 30-minute session, babies and their caregivers will share rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Name tags are distributed on a first come, first serve basis 30 minutes before storytime begins.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Canceled: Storytime: Preschool 11am

Monday, April 6, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For 3-5 year olds to attend independently without caregivers Preschool storytime lasts 30 minutes and incorporates stories, songs,and more. Child must be at least 3 and not yet 6 by the date of the first storytime.
Name tags are distributed on a first come, first serve basis 30 minutes before storytime begins.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Canceled: Storytime: Great Beginnings:11am

Monday, April 6, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:30am
For babies ages 6 to 23 months with caregiver
During this 30-minute session, babies and their caregivers will share rhymes, finger plays, songs and age-appropriate books. Child must be 6 months and not yet 2 by the date of the first storytime.
Name tags are distributed on a first come, first serve basis 30 minutes before storytime begins.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Canceled: Homework Club: Grades K-6

Monday, April 6, 2020 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-6 (children under 9 must have a caregiver remain in the department)
Homework Club is a space to get some school work done. Have Room to work on a group project, read a few chapters in your class book, or work independently on an assignment. Public, private, and homeschool students welcome. Snacks and limited school supplies will be available. Homework Club will follow the District 200 calendar.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Family Storytime 6:30pm

Monday, April 6, 2020 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
All ages with caregivers
Read books, sing songs, and discover new ways to play. Fun for the whole family.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Storytime

CANCELED: Annuities

Monday, April 6, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Annuities are a great investment for the right person at the right time. Learn the pros and cons of annuities and if one is right for you. Presented by Josh Lindsay of Primerica.
Event Type: 
Adults

Canceled: Storytime: Bilingual Storytime 10am

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Birth-5 years old with caregiver
Join us for stories and songs in Spanish and English.
Name tags are distributed on a first come, first serve basis 30 minutes before storytime begins.
Event Type: 
Storytime

CANCELED: Identity Theft

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Pam Niestrom from the DuPage Credit Union will discuss the four most common types of identity theft, how it occurs, how to protect yourself, and what to do if you fall victim.
Event Type: 
Adults

Canceled: Storytime: Move and Groove 11am

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:30am
All ages with caregivers
Get those wiggles out! Movement activities for a variety of ages including dance, yoga, and more!
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Canceled: Storytime: Kindergarten Readiness 2pm

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
4-5 year olds attend independently without caregivers
Get ready to go to kindergarten with this new storytime. We'll read books, sing songs, and focus on skills that get us ready for elementary school!
Name tags are distributed on a first come, first serve basis 30 minutes before storytime begins.
Event Type: 
Storytime

Canceled: Homework Club: Grades K-6

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -
3:30pm to 5:00pm
Grades K-6 (children under 9 must have a caregiver remain in the department)
Homework Club is a space to get some school work done. Have Room to work on a group project, read a few chapters in your class book, or work independently on an assignment. Public, private, and homeschool students welcome. Snacks and limited school supplies will be available. Homework Club will follow the District 200 calendar.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Canceled: Grants, Scholarships, and Loans

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
This workshop will reveal some of the biggest mistakes families are making in the college planning process that can add thousands of dollars to the cost of students’ educations. It reveals unique techniques to reduce the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) while also optimizing admissions and scholarship opportunities. Both parents are encouraged to attend this complimentary seminar presented by experts from My College Planning Team.
Event Type: 
Teens
Adults
College Prep

CANCELED: Retirement Planning for 2020 & Beyond

Tuesday, April 7, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Christine Benz, Director of Personal Finance at Morningstar, and Craig Lemoine, PhD, CFP®, MRFC, Director of Financial Planning at the University of Illinois will discuss planning for retirement in 2020 and beyond. Topics will include how to build your portfolio, how to choose a safe withdrawal rate, and the role of guaranteed income as part of a successful retirement strategy.
Event Type: 
Adults