All Events

Book Buddies: 2:30 pm (virtual)

Monday, June 28, 2021 -
2:30pm to 3:00pm
Grades K-6
Find a new reading friend! Register to virtually read with a teen volunteer. After registration, we'll help you pick a book to share together!
Event Type: 
Children

Nonfiction Book Discussion: The Hidden Life of Trees (Virtual)

Monday, June 28, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Are trees social beings? Forester Peter Wohlleben argues that a forest is a social network. He draws on groundbreaking scientific discoveries to describe how trees are like human families. Wohlleben also shares his deep love of woods and forests, explaining the amazing processes of life, death, and regeneration. Pick up a copy at the Information Desk or Curbside, read, and join this thoughtful discussion.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

ACT Practice Test (Virtual)

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 -
9:00am to 12:30pm
Students taking the ACT have a fantastic opportunity to take a free virtual practice test for one of these exams.

StudyPoint is offering the practice test events, and since they're doing so virtually, students can take the practice test from their home. Full length practice tests are the single best way to prepare for the real thing, and participating students receive a detailed analysis that breaks down how they did by section, question type, and content area so they can get a sense for where they might want to do some review prior to the real thing.

Event Type: 
Teens

Art in the Park: 10am

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
grades K-6
Let's make some art together out in nature! To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. to sit on. One registration per child participating. Registered participants will receive an art kit when they arrive for the program.
Event Type: 
Children

Art in the Park: 2pm

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
grades K-6
Let's make some art together out in nature! To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. to sit on. One registration per child participating. Registered participants will receive an art kit when they arrive for the program.
Event Type: 
Children

Tween Book Discussion: Chasing Vermeer (Virtual)

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 -
7:00pm to 7:30pm
Grades 3-6
Join us for a virtual book discussion of Chasing Vermeer. Registered participants can pick up a copy of the book beginning June 8 in the library or using our curbside service.
Event Type: 
Children

Concert on the Park: Cielito Lindo (In-Person)

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:30pm
WPL’s outdoor concerts are back! This family band quartet will perform traditional music of Mexico with influence from bands such as Los Lobos, Trio Los Panchos, and more! Attendees must bring their own seating.
Event Type: 
Concert
Adults
Drop-in Program

Storytime: Toddler Time (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Art Studio (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
grades K-6
Let's make some art together over Zoom! Registered participants can pick up an art kit from the library beginning June 23. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Teen Library Council

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Would you like to earn service hours and make a difference at the library? Join the Teen Library Council! Help put together and run programs, discuss library and community projects, recommend books and materials, and more.

Register with the best email to send you and invite to our programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

K-2 Book Discussion: The Chicken Squad (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
Grades K-2
Join us for a virtual book discussion of The Chicken Squad. Read the book independently or with a family member. Registered participants can pick up a copy of the book beginning June 9 in the library or using our curbside service. Please register each child that will be participating and will need a copy of the book. Include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Traveling Post-Pandemic (Virtual)

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Where can you travel safely abroad? When can you enjoy cruising again? What are the current requirements for testing, vaccinations, and quarantining? Join us for an update on the travel industry! Marcela Nelson from Stressfree Travels will provide the latest information, professional tips and answers to your questions.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_eX4lpC6zRJ60js1Mt8m-fg
Event Type: 
Adults

Insider's Guide to the College Planning Process

Wednesday, June 30, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
This workshop includes a deep dive into the financial strategies that families can use to afford college and how the new FAFSA rules will impact them. Families will learn how to compare the net price of college instead of the sticker price and other important college planning techniques.

Register HERE
Event Type: 
Teens
Adults

Pop-up Project: Marble Fireworks Art

Thursday, July 1, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
geared for children with caregiver
Stop by the West Plaza to make some firework art using marbles and paint! Be sure to wear something that can get a little messy. We'll provide all of the supplies.
Event Type: 
Children

Bring Your Own Blanket Happy Birthday, America: 10am

Friday, July 2, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for children with caregiver
Celebrate the 4th of July with a special storytime on the West Plaza! One registration per family/group. Please bring a blanket or towel for your group to help us practice social distancing.
Event Type: 
Children

Bring Your Own Blanket Happy Birthday, America: 11am

Friday, July 2, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
geared for children with caregiver
Celebrate the 4th of July with a special storytime on the West Plaza! One registration per family/group. Please bring a blanket or towel for your group to help us practice social distancing.
Event Type: 
Children

LIBRARY CLOSED

Sunday, July 4, 2021 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Teen Take & Make DIY Bags

Monday, July 5, 2021 (All day)
Sign up for our monthly DIY bags!
Pick up dates:
June 16: Framed Self Portrait
July 14: Zine Kit

Please register with the best email to contact you about pick up details.
Event Type: 
Teens

Storytime: Great Beginnings (Virtual)

Monday, July 5, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Storytime: Preschool (Virtual)

Monday, July 5, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Kindergarten Readiness

Monday, July 5, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
geared for 4-5 year olds
Calling all Pre-K! Join us on the West Plaza as we read and participate in activities that will help prepare us for kindergarten!
Event Type: 
Children

Book to Art: Big Magic (In-Person)

Monday, July 5, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
This quarterly book discussion group provides a unique and fun way to engage with literature. Read "Big Magic: Creative Living Beyond Fear" by Elizabeth Gilbert and then create something at home inspired by the text. No artistic ability required! Pick up a copy at the Information Desk or Curbside. After discussing the book there will be an opportunity to share our projects. We will meet outside, on the West Plaza.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Pop-up Project: Sun Prints

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
grades 6 and under with caregiver
Make your own sun prints with items found in nature on the library's West Plaza. We'll provide all of the supplies!
Event Type: 
Children

Sketchbooks in the Park

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Looking to enjoy a sunny evening in the park with sketchbooks and good company? Join the TeenSpace Art Club as we chill in the park and draw together!
Sketchbooks will not be provided, please remember to bring your own sketchbook, notebook, or digital drawing pad.
Event Type: 
Teens

Pop-up Project: Grass Heads

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 -
6:30pm to 8:00pm
grades 6 and under with family
weather permitting
Pop over and join us on the West Plaza for a pop-up grass head project! Plant some grass seeds and give your cup a funny face. As the grass grows it becomes the hair! We'll provide all the supplies.
Event Type: 
Children

D&D One Shot (Virtual)

Tuesday, July 6, 2021 - 7:00pm
Join us for monthly D&D one-shot adventures. We’ll have rotating DMs and you can bring your own character sheets or use one of ours.

Register with the best email to receive an invite to our programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

Storytime: Toddler Time (Virtual)

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Toddler Time is geared for 2-3 years. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Sticker Bingo (virtual)

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
geared for children with caregiver
Join us on Zoom for a game of sticker bingo. Registered participants can pick up a bingo kit from the library beginning June 23. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Picking Plant-Based (Virtual)

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Healthier eating is best approached gradually with small changes. Learn why and how to make simple, plant-based swaps in your daily meals. Nutritionist Deepa Deshmukh, co-founder of DuPage Dietitians, will provide tips to help you get started. A delicious plant-based cheese recipe will be shared. Be sure to bring your questions!

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_yil9TmQlTWS7T-UHCghq2w
Event Type: 
Adults

Among Us Gaming (Virtual)

Wednesday, July 7, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us and see if you can figure out who the impostor is!
Sign up with the best email address to get an invite to our programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

Bring Your Own Blanket Sticker Bingo: 10am

Thursday, July 8, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for children with caregiver
Join us on the West Plaza for a game of sticker bingo. To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. for your family or group to share. One registration per family/group. Registered participants will receive bingo kits when they arrive for the program.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Geek Talk: Minecraft (Virtual)

Thursday, July 8, 2021 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Show off your builds, discuss your favorite stories, and share your favorite tips and tricks.

Register with an email address to get details on how to join.
Event Type: 
Teens

Fiction Book Discussion: Such a Fun Age (Virtual)

Thursday, July 8, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us as we discuss "Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid via Zoom. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.

This program is held 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

Bring Your Own Blanket Storytime: 10am

Friday, July 9, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for ages 5 and under with caregiver
Join us on the West Plaza for an all together storytime. To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. for your family or group to share. One registration per family/friend group.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Bring Your Own Blanket Storytime: 11am

Friday, July 9, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
geared for ages 5 and under with caregiver
Join us on the West Plaza for an all together storytime. To help us practice social distancing, please bring a blanket, beach towel, etc. for your family or group to share. One registration per family/friend group.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

English Conversation Group

Saturday, July 10, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
WPL and Literacy DuPage host an English Conversation Group every Saturday morning. Practice your English and learn new phrases in a friendly environment via Zoom! Everyone is welcome!

This program is a Zoom Meeting so you can engage and interact with the leader and others. Please turn your microphone and camera on.
Event Type: 
ESL and Literacy
Adults

Paint Like Frida Recording

Monday, July 12, 2021 (All day)
All ages
Register to receive a link to a recorded art class. Learn about painter Frida Kahlo and copy one of her portraits with art teacher Christine Thornton. Registered participants can view the class through Sunday, July 18.
Event Type: 
Children
Teens
Adults

Paint Like Frida Art Kit (Youth)

Monday, July 12, 2021 (All day)
grades 6 and under
Register to pick up an art kit that can be used with our Paint Like Frida recorded art class! Limited kits available. Art kits can be picked up in the library's Youth Services department beginning July 5.
Event Type: 
Children

Paint Like Frida Art Kit (Teen)

Monday, July 12, 2021 (All day)
grades 6-12
Register to pick up an art kit that can be used with our Paint Like Frida recorded art class! Limited kits available. Art kits can be picked up in the library's Teen Services department beginning July 5.
Event Type: 
Teens

Paint Like Frida Art Kit (Adult, Virtual)

Monday, July 12, 2021 (All day)
Register to pick up an art kit that can be used with our Paint Like Frida recorded art class! Learn about painter Frida Kahlo and copy one of her portraits with art teacher Christine Thornton. Registered participants will receive a link to the recording which may be viewed July 12-18. Two business days after registering, pick-up your kit at the Information Desk or Curbside beginning June 28. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last.
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings (Virtual)

Monday, July 12, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Great Beginnings is geared for birth-23 months. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Storytime: Preschool (Virtual)

Monday, July 12, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Join us for a virtual storytime via Zoom! Preschool storytime is geared for 3-5 years. Each week, Monday's and Friday's class will be the same. Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Tie Dye in the Park

Monday, July 12, 2021 -
2:00pm to 3:00pm
Meet on the West Plaza to play with Tie Dye! We'll have bandana's to Tie Dye, but participants are welcome to bring an item of their own instead.
Event Type: 
Teens

Paint Like Frida Recording

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 (All day)
All ages
Register to receive a link to a recorded art class. Learn about painter Frida Kahlo and copy one of her portraits with art teacher Christine Thornton. Registered participants can view the class through Sunday, July 18.
Event Type: 
Children
Teens
Adults

SAT Practice Test (Virtual)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 -
9:00am to 12:30pm
Students taking the SAT have a fantastic opportunity to take a free virtual practice test for one of these exams.

StudyPoint is offering the practice test events, and since they're doing so virtually, students can take the practice test from their home. Full length practice tests are the single best way to prepare for the real thing, and participating students receive a detailed analysis that breaks down how they did by section, question type, and content area so they can get a sense for where they might want to do some review prior to the real thing.

Event Type: 
Teens

Fiction Book Discussion: Such a Fun Age (In-Person)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:00am
Join us as we discuss "Such a Fun Age" by Kiley Reid in Adams Park. Copies are available at the library -- please ask at the Information Desk or Curbside Pickup.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Job Search Process Workshop Part 4 - Make Contact (Virtual)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Finding and applying to open positions can be an overwhelming task. Anna Marie MacDonald, Manager Workforce Connection Center at Goodwill, will break down the process and teach you how to search for open positions via job search engines and company websites, apply to positions, track your applications, and request an interview.

Future Job Search Workshops:
Part 5. Interview - September 14
Part 6. You're Hired - November 9
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Virtual Bilingual Storytime: Mandarin Chinese

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
children of all ages
Join Peggy from Language Labs for a virtual bilingual storytime! We'll read, sing, and learn colors together in Mandarin. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children
Storytime

Shark Week Fun (virtual)

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
geared for preschool and under
It's Shark Week! Let's celebrate with shark themed books and activities! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children