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Virtual ReferenceUSA Workshop Series - Part 1. Beginning Search Techniques

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Bob Zielinski, ReferenceUSA, will conduct a 3-week series of timely and informative workshops with Q and A via Zoom.

Part 1. Beginning Search Techniques
Get familiar with the data offered on businesses and residents.Learn the basics of navigating the database and how to use the information for job searches and research.


Future ReferenceUSA Workshops:
Part 2. Intermediate Searching Techniques - June 9
Part 3. Advanced Search Components - June 16
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Virtual Pet Chat: Preparing for a Puppy

Tuesday, June 2, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
You hear it all the time, "puppies are a lot of work", but that doesn't mean it's not worth it, especially if you are well prepared! Join DuPage County Animal Services Humane Educator Andy Salis as she gives you all the info you need to feel confident and ready for your new puppy. Questions welcome!

Register here for Zoom webinar link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_4Y511DTYSra4tKnPyE_BBw
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Cook Share

Wednesday, June 3, 2020 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Do you enjoy exploring and developing recipes, flavors and techniques? Join our virtual discussion to share your adventures in the kitchen.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Book Discussion: A Gentleman in Moscow

Thursday, June 4, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Virtual Craft Along with Creativebug: Doodling

Monday, June 8, 2020 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Doodling is playful, relaxing and unleashes your creativity. Join us for a fun hour of doodling prompts with artist Pam Garrison who insists, “You can’t make a mistake!” Additional videos in the Creativebug database allow you to continue your exploration of this joyful, expressive outlet.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Virtual BRC Meet Up

Tuesday, June 9, 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

Virtual Book Discussion: A Gentleman in Moscow

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Virtual ReferenceUSA Workshop Series - Part 2. Intermediate Searching Techniques

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Bob Zielinski, ReferenceUSA, will conduct a 3-week series of timely and informative workshops with Q and A via Zoom.

Part 2. Intermediate Searching Techniques
Take a deeper dive into the data presented in each module and how to conduct combined research between modules.Discover higher level search techniques and how you can use them for your job along with business owners and entrepreneurs.Learn how to extract results into spreadsheets, pdfs and how to email your results from the database.


Future ReferenceUSA Workshops:
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Virtual Book Discussion: Little Fires Everywhere

Tuesday, June 9, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Grab a beverage and get ready to chat! We will be discussing "Little Fires Everywhere" by Celeste Ng and comparing it to the new Hulu TV series based on the novel starring Reese Witherspoon and Kerry Washington.

No worries if you haven't read/watched both -- join us anyways, we'd love to hear your thoughts!
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Virtual Book Discussion: A Gentleman in Moscow

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss A Gentleman in Moscow by Amor Towles.

In 1922, Count Alexander Rostov is deemed an unrepentant aristocrat by a Bolshevik tribunal, and is sentenced to house arrest in the Metropol, a grand hotel across the street from the Kremlin. Rostov, an indomitable man of erudition and wit, has never worked a day in his life, and must now live in an attic room while some of the most tumultuous decades in Russian history are unfolding outside the hotel’s doors. Unexpectedly, his reduced circumstances provide him entry into a much larger world of emotional discovery.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Virtual Workshop: Small Business COVID-19 Disaster Relief and Recovery

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Director, Program Manager, and Certified Business Advisor, Ute Westphal, at the College of DuPage Small Business Development Center (COD SBDC) will present with Q and A via zoom the current COVID-19 business situation, economic disaster relief, recovery, and how the SBDC can help your business. This Wheaton Public Library BRC interactive program is presented in partnership with the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Virtual Introduction to Tea

Wednesday, June 10, 2020 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Discover the wonderful world of tea! Judy Duncan, owner of K'Tizo and Certified Tea Specialist, will provide information about the plant, process, place and preparation. Learn about how tea can benefit your health, relaxation and connection with others.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Local Author Fest: Children's Lit

Thursday, June 11, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join local authors of books for children as they read from their work, provide ideas and techniques for drawing children into a story, share educational activities to promote better reading, and answer questions about the writing life.

Featuring:

Nancy Shipley
Glennette Tilley Turner
Colin & Judy Wilkie
Mark Restaino
Jarmila Del Boccio
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Needles in the Bookstacks

Friday, June 12, 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

Virtual Trivia

Friday, June 12, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Gather your "QuaranTeam" 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.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Library Board Meeting

Monday, June 15, 2020 -
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

Virtual Living Room Conversation: Money in Politics

Monday, June 15, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Be an active participant in respectful discourse with other individuals interested in controversial or complex policy issues. Does "big money" overly influence our elections and the actions of elected officials? Shouldn't corporate leaders be able to use funds to advance their ideas? Come share your thoughts on this timely topic.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Virtual ReferenceUSA Workshop Series - Part 3. Advanced Search Components

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Bob Zielinski, ReferenceUSA, will conduct a 3-week series of timely and informative workshops with Q and A via Zoom.

Part 3. Advanced Search Components
Learn how to use helpful features including mapping, heat maps, charts, and graphs.Discover how to use and interpret the data, especially when you are dealing with thousands of results and need to make sense of it all.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Virtual Biz Books Review

Tuesday, June 16, 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: The Long-Distance Leader: Rules for Remarkable Remote Leadership by Kevin Eikenberry and Wayne Turmel

Register in advance for this virtual zoom meeting:
https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZcvc-uprzgpE9CRGtGWsawzn1Y5E4UTKg2t
Event Type: 
Business
Adults
Book Discussion

Virtual DIY: Accordion Journals

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Lesley Gena, Director of Art Programs at the People’s Resource Center will walk us through creating the inside pages and attaching the covers of our own accordion style books. Examples and suggestions for embellishing the covers and journal pages will be provided.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Virtual Writers’ Group

Thursday, June 18, 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

Virtual Book + Film Discussion: Little Women

Monday, June 22, 2020 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Celebrate Little Women’s 150th anniversary! Read (ebook always available) and/or watch any of the video versions of the classic tale of four sisters navigating gender roles, sibling rivalry, love and loss. Join us for a discussion of this story’s enduring appeal.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults
Teens

Virtual Cooking at Home with Chef Maddox

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 -
7:00pm to 7:45pm
Join Chef Susan Maddox for a cooking demo via Zoom! She will be preparing two recipes utilizing mostly ingredients from the pantry, refrigerator, and garden. She will explain various preparation methods and techniques while utilizing ingredients that most consumers may already have available to them without going to the grocery stores and markets.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_mpgHpkP6Rg6VbaFA00IN1Q
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Virtual Local Author Fest: Fiction

Thursday, June 25, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Support Local Authors! Join Wheaton area authors as they share their work, their writing process, and answer your questions.

Featuring:
Nicole Mazzarella
Mim Eichmann
Cynthia Ripley Miller
Stephen Evans Jordan
Paul Teodo
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Trivia

Friday, June 26, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Gather your "QuaranTeam" 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.
Event Type: 
Adults
Teens

Virtual Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, June 29, 2020 -
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.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Nonfiction Book Discussion: The Feather Thief

Monday, June 29, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for a discussion of this gripping tale of a bizarre and shocking crime. The story leads readers from 19th century expeditions into the jungles of Malaysia to the obsessive art of salmon fly-tying.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Virtual Pet Chat: Cat Body Language & Behavior

Tuesday, June 30, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
Why do our cats do what they do? Join DCAS Humane Educator Andy to find out! Through an engaging presentation and videos Andy will dispel behavioral myths, translate cat body language and behavior, and address common behavioral issues that often mystify and frustrate even the most dedicated cat guardian.

Register here for Zoom webinar link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_1X-aDFuqTKywnmXJKaNPEQ
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Workshop: Am I Ready for a Successful Job Search?

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Follow along as the Peoples Resource Center (PRC) Job Coaches help you with your job self-assessment, identify skills and accomplishments to match those skills with job descriptions, use social media in your job search, target the job market, and follow up with the job readiness quiz.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Virtual Medicare 101

Tuesday, July 7, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
David Wylly of the Medicare Solutions Network explains what Medicare covers, what it doesn't, and your potential out-of-pocket exposure. He will also discuss Supplements, Advantage Plans, Part D Prescription Coverage, and cost-saving strategies for the future.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_Z0P2ofNTQP61O1oAhSrR0Q
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Local Author Fest: Poetry/Fiction

Thursday, July 9, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Support Local Authors! Join Wheaton area authors as they share their work, their writing process, and answer your questions.

Featuring:

Bakul Banerjee
Rebecca Mark
Adam Kovac
Eric Wentz
Tim Akers
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Needles in the Bookstacks

Friday, July 10, 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, July 20, 2020 -
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

Virtual: Chicago in the Movies

Tuesday, July 21, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Chicago is featured in some of the most beloved movies in cinema history, from musicals to action films, from comedies to gangster films, Chicago has covered it all!

Film Buff Steven Frenzel will offer fascinating behind the scenes facts and trivia on all things Chicago in the movies!

Join us in watching memorable characters such as Eliot Ness, Jake and Elwood Blues, Al Capone, Dr. Richard Kimble (The Fugitive), Ferris Bueller and more in this celebration of the Windy City!

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Local Author Fest: YA/Nonfiction

Thursday, July 23, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Support Local Authors! Join Wheaton area authors as they share their work, their writing process, and answer your questions.

Featuring:

Ray Ziemer
Nikki Duran
Juan David Campolargo
Ewa Bacon
Gerry and Janet Souter
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, July 27, 2020 -
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.
Event Type: 
Adults

Virtual Workshop: How to Use LinkedIn for Job Searching?

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 -
10:00am to 11:30am
The Peoples Resource Center (PRC) Job Coaches will show you how to leverage the social networking site LinkedIn to enhance your job search and create results.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Virtual Lecture: Typhoid Mary

Tuesday, July 28, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join historian Leslie Goddard as she discusses the infamous Typhoid Mary. Between 1900 and 1907, an Irish immigrant cook named Mary infected dozens of New Yorkers with typhoid fever. Tracked down through detective work, she was finally taken into custody and quarantined on an island off Manhattan, where she died decades later. This fascinating lecture tells the remarkable story of the woman known as Typhoid Mary and why she is remembered as the first "healthy" carrier of a deadly virus.
Event Type: 
Adults

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, August 1, 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

Voter Registration

Tuesday, August 4, 2020 -
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

TED Talks: Recycling and Upcycling

Wednesday, August 5, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
After the videos, there will be a time to share ideas and discuss the topic as a group.
Event Type: 
Adults

Contemporary Book Discussion

Thursday, August 6, 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

ESL Conversation Group

Saturday, August 8, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Tuesday, August 11, 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

Contemporary Book Discussion

Wednesday, August 12, 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

DIY: Upcycle CDs

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 -
6:00pm to 7:00pm
Create a beautiful candle holder from an old, scratched CD.
Event Type: 
Adults

DIY: Upcycle CDs

Wednesday, August 12, 2020 -
7:30pm to 8:30pm
Create a beautiful candle holder from an old, scratched CD.
Event Type: 
Adults