All Events

Virtual Library Time: Great Beginnings

Friday, June 12, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Preschool

Friday, June 12, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Preschool Library Time is geared for 3-5 years but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Friday's class is the same as Monday's class. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Teen Cooking Show

Friday, June 12, 2020 -
3:00pm to 3:30pm
Find on our Youtube page (wheatonlibrary.org/youtube) every Friday at 3pm.

Easy recipes in 5 ingredients or less!
May 29: Quesadillas
June 5: Avocado Toast
June 12: Mac & Cheese
June 19: Peanut Butter Fudge
June 26: Whip Cream
Event Type: 
Teens

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

Virtual Animal Crossing Meet Up

Friday, June 12, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Have you created a Five-Star Island yet? Are you just starting out, and need a hand? Maybe you just want to grumble about Gulliver. We've got an island set-up where you can come visit and we'll hold gift-exchanges and small competitions for prizes!
Please bring a wrapped gift (gift wrap can be found in Nook's Cranny) that you believe others will enjoy for the exchange (be it Bells, Recipes, Golden Tools, Furniture, or Clothes)!
*You will need a Nintendo Online Subscription to play Nintendo games online with others*
Event Type: 
Teens

Virtual Library Time: Great Beginnings

Monday, June 15, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Preschool

Monday, June 15, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Preschool Library Time is geared for 3-5 years but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Friday's class is the same as Monday's class. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Harry Potter Club

Monday, June 15, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Grades 3-8
Join us for all things Harry Potter through the magic of technology! We'll talk books, characters, and much more. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

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 Library Time: Bedtime

Monday, June 15, 2020 -
7:30pm to 8:00pm
All ages
Change into you PJs, hop into bed and join us for Bedtime Library Time! Blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals encouraged! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.

Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Anime Club

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 (All day)
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.
Register with an email address to get details on how to join.

Event Type: 
Teens

Virtual Book Taste Breakfast Club

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 -
9:00am to 9:30am
Enjoy your breakfast while the Youth Services staff introduces you to a variety of books one chapter at a time. Each week we'll read the first chapter of a book to whet your appetite for the rest of the story. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

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 Mad Libs

Tuesday, June 16, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Entering grades K-6
Help us write some (adjective) stories with (number plural) of (noun plural) that are sure to (verb) your (adjective) (body part). Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

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 Library Time: Toddler Time

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Move and Groove

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Move and Groove is geared for all ages so the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Read to Animals

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 -
4:00pm to 4:25pm
Grades K-6
Get in your 20 minutes of reading a day while reading to an animal with the DuPage County Animal Services. Pick out a book, ebook, or audiobook to share with a furry friend. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Tween Book Share

Wednesday, June 17, 2020 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
Entering grades 3-6
Let's talk books and what we've been reading! Share a favorite title and get some new ideas on what to read next! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

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 Make Your Own Music

Thursday, June 18, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Grades 6 and under
Join us for a music filled class with items you have around the house. Learn some new songs and sing some familiar favorites. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: K-2

Thursday, June 18, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Entering grades K-2
Join us for books, activities, and a whole lot of fun! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Tween Spanish Conversation Club

Thursday, June 18, 2020 -
3:00pm to 3:30pm
Entering grades 3-6
Are you interested in learning some basic Spanish? Join our 3 week conversation club!You will be signed up for all 3 weeks. You'll have the ability to practice speaking Spanish with our instructor and other tweens. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Geek Talk

Thursday, June 18, 2020 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Can't wait for the next Wonder Woman movie to come out? Still looking to discuss the finer details of Avengers: Endgame (and really the whole franchise)? Want to delve into Picard and how he's the best Star Trek captain (or not)? Join us to talk about whatever you geek out over.
Register with an email address to get details on how to join.
Event Type: 
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 Library Time: Great Beginnings

Friday, June 19, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Preschool

Friday, June 19, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Preschool Library Time is geared for 3-5 years but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Friday's class is the same as Monday's class. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Teen Cooking Show

Friday, June 19, 2020 -
3:00pm to 3:30pm
Find on our Youtube page (wheatonlibrary.org/youtube) every Friday at 3pm.

Easy recipes in 5 ingredients or less!
May 29: Quesadillas
June 5: Avocado Toast
June 12: Mac & Cheese
June 19: Peanut Butter Fudge
June 26: Whip Cream
Event Type: 
Teens

Virtual Family Game Night: Bingo

Friday, June 19, 2020 -
6:30pm to 7:15pm
Join us for a virtual family game night via Zoom! Family Game Night is geared for the whole family. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Great Beginnings

Monday, June 22, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Preschool

Monday, June 22, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Preschool Library Time is geared for 3-5 years but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Friday's class is the same as Monday's class. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Aquarium Craft Along

Monday, June 22, 2020 -
1:00pm to 1:30pm
Geared for K-2
Make your own arts and crafts aquarium with supplies and materials you have around the house. We'll show you step by step how it's done as you make it with us. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions, connection details, and supplies.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual D&D Club

Monday, June 22, 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!
Register with an email address to get details on how to join.

Event Type: 
Teens

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 Library Time: Bedtime

Monday, June 22, 2020 -
7:30pm to 8:00pm
All ages
Change into you PJs, hop into bed and join us for Bedtime Library Time! Blankets, pillows, and stuffed animals encouraged! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.

Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Anime Club

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 (All day)
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.
Register with an email address to get details on how to join.

Event Type: 
Teens

Virtual Book Taste Breakfast Club

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 -
9:00am to 9:30am
Enjoy your breakfast while the Youth Services staff introduces you to a variety of books one chapter at a time. Each week we'll read the first chapter of a book to whet your appetite for the rest of the story. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Homeschool Meetup

Tuesday, June 23, 2020 -
11:00am to 12:00pm
birth-Grade 6
11:00-11:25-Homeschool Library Time geared for younger ones
11:30-12:00-games and activities geared for elementary school aged students
Join us for either half or the whole program!
Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

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 Library Time: Toddler Time

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years but the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: Move and Groove

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual library time via Zoom! Move and Groove is geared for all ages so the whole family is welcome to join from home. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Read to Animals

Wednesday, June 24, 2020 -
4:00pm to 4:25pm
Grades K-6
Get in your 20 minutes of reading a day while reading to an animal with the DuPage County Animal Services. Pick out a book, ebook, or audiobook to share with a furry friend. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Make Your Own Music

Thursday, June 25, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Grades 6 and under
Join us for a music filled class with items you have around the house. Learn some new songs and sing some familiar favorites. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Library Time: K-2

Thursday, June 25, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Entering grades K-2
Join us for books, activities, and a whole lot of fun! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Tween Spanish Conversation Club

Thursday, June 25, 2020 -
3:00pm to 3:30pm
Entering grades 3-6
Are you interested in learning some basic Spanish? Join our 3 week conversation club!You will be signed up for all 3 weeks. You'll have the ability to practice speaking Spanish with our instructor and other tweens. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

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 Thursdays

Thursday, June 25, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Are you interested in playing some trivia online with others, and earning some candy or a free book as a prize? We'll be playing some quizzes on Kahoot where you can earn some bragging rights and make it a sweet victory!
Event Type: 
Teens