All Events

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 10am

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
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: 10am

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
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

Workshop: Interviews: A Perspective from Across the Desk

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
In this workshop, presented by the People’s Resource Center, job seekers will gain real-world interview advice from the viewpoint of a human resource manager by identifying priorities and areas of concern when interviewing a job candidate, distinguishing the qualities that make a job candidate stand-out on an interview, and learn how to answer difficult interview questions concerning job gaps, firing, etc.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

Registration required.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Storytime: Ages 2 & 3: 11am

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
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

Storytime: Ages 3-5: 11am

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
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

Scratch and Minecraft Lab

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Grades 3-6
Play around with Scratch coding or Minecraft and see what you can create!
Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Living History: Sally Field

Thursday, November 14, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Jenny Riddle brings to life Sally Field based on Field’s fabulous new memoir, In Pieces. Sally’s new book is an intensely personal, vulnerable accounting of her life and career. From Gidget to Norma Rae to Mary Todd Lincoln, Field has stunned audiences time and again with her artistic range. Yet there has been one character who has always remained hidden: the shy and anxious girl within. Join Jenny for this “in character” presentation to find out how Sally Field eventually finds her own voice in this inspiring and unforgettable story.
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings:10am

Friday, November 15, 2019 -
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

Friday, November 15, 2019 -
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

Friday, November 15, 2019 -
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

Friday, November 15, 2019 -
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

Practice SAT Test

Saturday, November 16, 2019 -
9:30am to 1:00pm
Find out what test day will really be like by taking a proctored practice exam. Bring a calculator and a snack for the break.
Event Type: 
Teens

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, November 16, 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, November 16, 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

Sing Together

Monday, November 18, 2019 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Birth-5 years old with caregiver
Songs are a natural way to learn about language. We'll spend a little time singing some old favorites and new songs, too.
Event Type: 
Children

Gallery and Competition Ready Art

Monday, November 18, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
How does your artwork stand up as a product? Does it look professional? Great art poorly presented may not win competitions or sell quickly. Artist Mary Dorrell will teach key elements to evaluating and enhancing the final delivery of your work. This program is provided in partnership with the DuPage Art League.
Event Type: 
Adults

Library Board Meeting

Monday, November 18, 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

BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 -
8:30am to 9:30am
Join your fellow business owners as they discuss and share ideas to help your business grow and succeed.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor.

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

Congressman Sean Casten Mobile Office Hours

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 -
10:00am to 2:00pm
On the third Tuesday of the month, staff from Congressman Sean Casten's office will have a table on the main floor of the library to answer questions and offer assistance.
Event Type: 
Adults

Homeschool Meet-up

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
Grades K and up with caregiver
Drop in to meet other homeschooling families in the area over games and activities.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Biz Books Review

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
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: Crush It!: Why NOW is the Time to Cash in on Your Passion by Gary Vaynerchuk
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Genealogy Assistance - DAR

Wednesday, November 20, 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: Understanding the Customers’ Point of View

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
Facilitated by Tom Drouin, a SCORE Certified Small Business Mentor, participants will have the opportunity to discuss and learn how to determine your customers’ needs – and how to get them to say “yes” to your product or service.

Meeting Room H, 2nd Floor

Registration required
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Block Fest

Thursday, November 21, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:00am
8 months-8 years old with caregiver
During BLOCK Fest, children and their caregivers can play with five varieties of blocks, designing and building structures and deconstructing what they've built. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Harry Potter Club

Thursday, November 21, 2019 -
4:00pm to 4:45pm
Grades 4-8
Join the club for all things Harry Potter. Registration required.
Event Type: 
Children
Teens

Genealogy Assistance

Thursday, November 21, 2019 -
7:00pm to 9:00pm
A representative from the DuPage Genealogical Society is available in the Genealogy area to answer questions
Event Type: 
Genealogy

Cooking Demo: Holiday Canapés

Thursday, November 21, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Chef Maddox will demonstrate how to wow your family and friends at your next Holiday gathering with delicious canapés! Recipes and samples provided.
Event Type: 
Adults

WPL Writers’ Group

Thursday, November 21, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
The WPL Writers’ Group meets the third Thursday of every month from 7:00 to 8:30 PM in Room H on the library’s second floor. 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.
Event Type: 
Adults

Movie Matinee: Singin’ in the Rain (1952)

Friday, November 22, 2019 -
1:00pm to 2:45pm
Shown with Closed Captioning. Rated PG or PG-13 unless otherwise noted.

A silent film production company and cast make a difficult transition to sound. 1h 43min.
Event Type: 
Movie

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, November 23, 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

DIY TARDIS Tee

Saturday, November 23, 2019 -
2:00pm to 4:30pm
In celebration of Whovians and the celebration of the first episode ever released back in 1963 (it’s been 56 years!), we’ll be making a TARDIS t-shirt. We’ll provide the supplies, but please bring your own shirt!
Event Type: 
Teens

It's Not Magic, It's Science!

Monday, November 25, 2019 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Grades K-5
NIU's STEM Roadshow is coming to the library! The show is designed to capture your imagination with amazing demonstrations that look like magic but are really science. Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services desk beginning November 4.
Event Type: 
Children

D&D Club

Monday, November 25, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you curious about the world of Dungeons and Dragons, but unsure how to gather a group or start a campaign?
Stop by and we’ll provide pre-made characters (or provide one yourself) and we’ll teach you the basics of how a group of heroes can save (or destroy) the world!
Event Type: 
Teens

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, November 25, 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

Family Movie Night: Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory

Monday, November 25, 2019 -
6:30pm to 8:30pm
All ages with caregiver
Join us for a viewing of Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory with your whole family! Feel free to wear pajamas and bring pillows and sleeping bags!
Pick up free tickets at the Youth Services desk beginning November 4.
Event Type: 
Children

Job Club

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
Join us if you’re looking for a job or need help with a resume or interview preparation. Meet in Study Room 4 on the 2nd floor. For more information, please contact Anna Marie MacDonald at the Goodwill/Workforce Connection at 630-576-4661.
Event Type: 
Adults

Anime Club

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
Join us on the last Tuesday of every month for Anime Club. Do you prefer Subbed or Dubbed? Are you a fan of Shojo or Shonen? Are you up to the latest episode of My Hero Academia, or are you more of a fan of classics like Initial D?
Event Type: 
Teens

Family Lego Night

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 -
6:30pm to 7:30pm
Entering grades K-6 with adult(s)
Work together to create some spectacular creations out of Legos. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

New Moms Book Club

Tuesday, November 26, 2019 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Are you a new mom looking for a casual and relaxed book club? Join us at Emmett's Brewing Company at 121 W. Front St. in 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

Closing Early at 5pm

Wednesday, November 27, 2019 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Closing Early
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Closed

Thursday, November 28, 2019 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Sensory Movie: Moana

Friday, November 29, 2019 -
10:00am to 11:30am
All Ages
Join us for this sensory friendly viewing for children of all abilities. Feel free to talk and play while watching the movie! We'll have the subtitles on, the lights turned up, and the volume turned down. Come and go as needed.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, November 30, 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

Brand New Babies

Monday, December 2, 2019 -
9:30am to 9:50am
Expectant parents-9 months old with caregivers (older 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: 
Children

Storytime Stations

Monday, December 2, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children

Voter Registration

Tuesday, December 3, 2019 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Stop by the table on the main floor to register to vote. Provided by the League of Women Voters. Registrations are not done less than 28 days before an election.
Event Type: 
Voter Registration
Adults

Storytime Stations

Wednesday, December 4, 2019 -
10:00am to 12:00pm
All ages with caregivers
During our storytime break, explore hands-on stations and create something unexpected. Let your imagination run wild.
No registration required.
Event Type: 
Children