All Events

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Craft Along with Creativebug: Candle Shades

Wednesday, November 18, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Dress up you holiday table with luminaria made from waxed paper, fall-colored confetti and washi tape. After registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Information Desk or Curbside between November 1-18, while supplies last. Please allow 2 business days to process. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.
Also needed: iron and pressing cloth. Optional: pressed, dry leaves.
Event Type: 
Adults

Writers Group

Thursday, November 19, 2020 -
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

Trivia Night

Friday, November 20, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Gather your "QuaranTeam" (individuals welcome, too!) and some beverages and snacks for Virtual Trivia! We will be playing live via Zoom meeting, one team per log-in, please. Questions will be geared towards adults, but all ages are welcome. Please make sure to join us right at 7pm as we go over instructions.

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

DuPage Symphony Orchestra String Quartet

Sunday, November 22, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
The DSO String Quartet will perform Beethoven’s String Quartet in F Major, Op. 59 No. 1 live via YouTube – register below and link will be emailed prior to the performance.

DuPage Symphony Orchestra String Quartet features: William Allmart and Janis Wittrig, violin; James Fawley, viola; and Jennifer Duitsman, violoncello.
Event Type: 
Adults

Living Room Conversation: After the Election

Monday, November 23, 2020 -
1:30pm to 2:30pm
Join us as we sort through the election results and determine how to move forward together. Where can we find common ground? How can we have meaningful discussions about significant issues while demonstrating respect and compassion? 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

Living Room Conversation: After the Election

Monday, November 23, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us as we sort through the election results and determine how to move forward together. Where can we find common ground? How can we have meaningful discussions about significant issues while demonstrating respect and compassion? 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

BRC Orientation

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 -
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

New Moms Book Club: Little Fires Everywhere

Tuesday, November 24, 2020 -
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 "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng. Copies are not yet available for pick up, please email Courtney below with any questions.

Registration with email address required; Zoom meeting link will be emailed the day of the program.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, November 30, 2020 -
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: Book of Joy

Monday, November 30, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Nobel Peace Prize Laureates the Dalai Lama and Archbishop Desmond Tutu have survived more than fifty years of exile and the soul-crushing violence of oppression. Despite their hardships - or, as they would say, because of them - they are two of the most joyful people on the planet. In The Book of Joy: Lasting Happiness in a Changing World they look back to answer a single burning question: How do we find joy in the face of life's inevitable suffering?
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Mammoths in Our Midst

Wednesday, December 2, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Forest Preserve District of DuPage County naturalist Dave Andrusyk will provide an account of the Blackwell Mammoth on display at Fullersburg Woods Nature Education Center. Learn how this Ice Age mammal lived and how it was discovered in the middle of suburban DuPage County!

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
>https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5__GqCq8T2uWGN2Q_1laXQ
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, December 3, 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

Craft Along: Winter Wall Hanging

Monday, December 7, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Enjoy paper crafting this season by creating a delightful Winter Scene Wall Hanging with Laura Barto. After registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Information Desk or Curbside between November 16 and December 7, while supplies last. Please allow 2 business days to process. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.
Also needed: high quality liquid glue

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
>https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_skz2z70IRnSPW0QTjh9JDQ
Event Type: 
Adults

Chicago River Architecture Tour

Tuesday, December 8, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Hillary Marzec from Inside Chicago Walking Tours presents some of the best buildings from architecture tours on the Chicago River, starting from the point that most tourists see — the boat tour view — and then venturing beyond the boat to show you not only some amazing interiors of well-known river tour buildings, but also some street-level details that you would surely miss if you were limited to a boat tour.
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
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

Holiday Photos: from Lights to Loved Ones

Wednesday, December 9, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Photographer Jim Frazier will help you take great shots of people, providing tips for candid, portraits, and the dreaded group photo. Avoid closed and red eyes, awkward poses and unnatural expressions. Learn how to take gorgeous pictures of holiday decorations. Discover lighting options and why you should really, really avoid using your camera's flash! Be sure to bring your questions.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
Event Type: 
Adults

Mindfulness Meditation Workshop

Thursday, December 10, 2020 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Join us via Zoom as Chopra Center certified instructor Stephanie Frantz teaches you a simple mindfulness meditation technique and a stress-buster breathing exercise to relax and increase your overall sense of wellbeing. Explore the benefits of developing a regular meditation practice to improve health, strengthen the immune system and release stress and anxiety.

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

Notorious: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Tuesday, December 15, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
History buff Jim Gibbons will discuss the life of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a woman who flourished in the role as Supreme Court Justice for 27 years. Gibbons will explain how Ginsburg was nominated by President Bill Clinton in 1993 and served until her death in September 18, 2020. He will explain how she did not take “no” for an answer. Graduating as the first woman from Harvard Law School and later, Columbia Law School, she received a recommendation from Harvard for a Supreme Court clerkship position but was rejected due to her gender.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Writers Group

Thursday, December 17, 2020 -
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

Trivia Night

Friday, December 18, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Gather your "QuaranTeam" (individuals welcome, too!) and some beverages and snacks for Virtual Trivia! We will be playing live via Zoom meeting, one team per log-in, please. Questions will be geared towards adults, but all ages are welcome. Please make sure to join us right at 7pm as we go over instructions.

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

Library Board Meeting

Monday, December 21, 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

Christmas at Marshall Fields

Monday, December 21, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
For many Chicagoans, no Christmas season was complete without a visit to Marshall Field’s, the city’s grande dame of department stores. This illustrated talk traces the store’s beloved holiday traditions, including the Walnut Room Christmas tree, the holiday window displays, the toy department, Cozy Cloud cottage, and the Christmas catalog. See family photos with Santa Claus over the years and peek behind-the-scenes at the employee party. And of course, meet Uncle Mistletoe and his family. Presented by Leslie Goddard.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, January 7, 2021 -
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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, January 13, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
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

Library Board Meeting

Monday, January 18, 2021 -
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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, February 4, 2021 -
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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, February 9, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, February 10, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
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

Library Board Meeting

Monday, February 15, 2021 -
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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, March 4, 2021 -
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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, March 9, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
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

Library Board Meeting

Monday, March 15, 2021 -
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