All Events

Teen Library Council

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 -
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

Craft Along with Creativebug: Packages with Pizzazz

Wednesday, December 16, 2020 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Make a triangular decorative box to wrap that tricky gift and 3 different package toppers. After registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Information Desk or Curbside between December 1-16. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.
Also needed: sharp scissors, tape

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

Geek Talk: Minecraft

Thursday, December 17, 2020 -
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

Holiday Sweets with Chef Maddox

Thursday, December 17, 2020 -
6:30pm to 7:15pm
geared for grades 6 and under with family
Chef Susan Maddox will virtually walk us through three delicious recipes (including fun cookies, bars, and mixes) perfect for the holidays! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

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

Stuffed Animal Time

Friday, December 18, 2020 -
10:00am to 10:20am
All ages (geared for birth-preschool)
Let's read, sing, and play with our favorite stuffed animals over Zoom! Include your email for connection details.
Monday and Friday's class will be the same within the same week.
Event Type: 
Children

Holiday 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

English Conversation Group

Saturday, December 19, 2020 -
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

D&D 2.0

Monday, December 21, 2020 - 9:00am
We've started up an additional D&D Club campaign for players.

Our group plays bi-weekly on Mondays from 7-8pm on a private Discord server. If you're interested, please sign up and we'll email you information on how to join us!
Event Type: 
Teens

Gingerbread Storytime

Monday, December 21, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:30am
All ages (geared for preschool through early elementary)
Join us for a gingerbread themed storytime over Zoom! Include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Cardboard Craft Along

Monday, December 21, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Grades K-6
Hold onto that cardboard from holiday online shopping and let's do some virtual crafting! Registered participants can also pick up a bag of extra supplies from the library beginning November 30. Include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

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

Storytime: K-2

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Grades K-2
Join us on your day off for books and activities over Zoom! Include your email for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Tween Build Challenge: Castles

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 -
1:00pm to 1:30pm
Grades 3-6
Join us for a virtual Medieval build! Feel free to use Legos, Minecraft, or other building materials/programs you have at home. We'll all build at the same time and share our creations at the end of the program. This program will be over Zoom. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Anime Club

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 -
6:00pm to 8:30pm
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

Family Trivia Night: Family Movie Night

Tuesday, December 22, 2020 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
geared for grades K-6 with family
Put your movie knowledge to the test! Form a cinema team with your family and see how many questions you can get right! Prizes will be awarded to the top teams! Include your email when registering for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

K-2 Kahoot Quiz

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 (All day)
Grades K-2
Put your knowledge to the test! Register to receive a link to a Kahoot quiz just for kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd graders. Please include your email address for a link to the quiz.
Event Type: 
Children

Tween Kahoot Quiz

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 (All day)
Grades 3-6
Put your knowledge to the test! Register to receive a link to a Kahoot quiz just for tweens. Please include your email address for a link to the quiz.
Event Type: 
Children

LIBRARY CLOSED

Thursday, December 24, 2020 (All day)
Closed
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Library Closings

LIBRARY CLOSED

Friday, December 25, 2020 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Creativebug: Creative Doodling

Monday, December 28, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Grades 2-6
Let's doodle together over Zoom with Creativebug! Limited supply kits will be available to pick up at the library beginning December 7. All you need are some markers. If you are unable to pick up a kit, a list of materials will be emailed along with the connection details. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Me and My Pet Storytime

Monday, December 28, 2020 -
1:00pm to 1:30pm
Grades K-2
Bring your pet along to join us for this fun, virtual storytime. No pet? No problem. Bring your favorite stuffed animal instead. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Penguin Time

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:30am
geared for preschoolers
Let's celebrate penguins! We'll read, sing, and craft together over Zoom. Craft kits will be available to pick up at the library beginning December 15. If you are unable to pick up a kit, a list of supplies will be sent with your link to the program. Please include your email for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Cosley Zoo Presents Reptiles

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:45pm
Grades K-6
Let's meet some reptiles! Join staff from Cosley Zoo as they introduce us to some live animals right through our computers. Include your email when registering for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Family Winter Bingo Night

Tuesday, December 29, 2020 -
6:30pm to 7:00pm
geared for Grades 6 and under with family (older and younger siblings welcome)
Let's play Bingo over Zoom! Get your family together for the chance to win some prizes. One registration per family. Please include our email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Wheel of Fun

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Grades K-6
Can you stand on one leg for 30 seconds? Would you rather only eat pizza or ice cream for a week? You never know what activities or questions will come up when we spin the wheel of fun.
Event Type: 
Children

Scavenger Hunt

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Grades K-6
How fast can you find your favorite book? Can you find something that floats? You never know what you'll be asked to find when we do our scavenger hunt! Enter your email for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Super Smash Bros Tournament

Wednesday, December 30, 2020 -
3:00pm to 4:30pm
Test your skills at our online tournament! Players will need to have a Nintendo Online Membership to join.

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

Fantastic Food Firsts Recording

Thursday, December 31, 2020 (All day)
Watch it anytime!
Register to receive a link to Fantastic Food Firsts, a virtual presentation. Join Chef Al Dente as he tells us the stories behind of some of our favorite foods! Include your email to receive a link to the video that you can watch on your schedule.
Event Type: 
Children

Virtual Pete the Cat's Noon Year's Eve Party

Thursday, December 31, 2020 -
11:30am to 12:00pm
All ages-geared for preschool through elementary school aged children with their families
Join us for a Virtual Pete the Cat Rockin' New Year's Eve Noon Party! We'll be celebrating with Pete the Cat themed books, activities, songs, and more! You can pick up a craft kit from the library starting Tuesday 12/15. If you are unable to pick up a kit from the library, a list of craft materials will be included in an email along with Zoom connection details. One kit per child. Register each child separately.
Event Type: 
Children

Closing Early at 5pm

Thursday, December 31, 2020 -
5:00pm to 9:00pm
Closing Early
Event Type: 
Library Closings

LIBRARY CLOSED

Friday, January 1, 2021 (All day)
Closed
Event Type: 
Library Closings

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Monday, January 4, 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: Preschool

Monday, January 4, 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

Organize Your Photos

Monday, January 4, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Are your printed and digital images in a jumble of devices, formats, and platforms? Join Certified Photo Organizer Caroline Guntur of OrganizingPhotos.net to learn why it's important to tackle your project and processes to get the job done. Find inspiration and motivation to tame your photo collection for your current enjoyment and to preserve it for future generations.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_5RJXmrBmQAaqmhCIH2OO4Q
Event Type: 
Adults

Teen Take & Make DIY Bags

Tuesday, January 5, 2021 (All day)
Sign up for our monthly DIY bags!
Pick up dates:
December 16 : Instagram Coasters
January 13 : Calming Jars
February 17 : Bouncy Balls

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

Storytime: Toddler Time

Wednesday, January 6, 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

Move and Groove

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:20am
Time to get the wiggles out virtually! Join us and we'll move and groove together to fun songs and rhymes! Please enter your e-mail address for instructions and connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Among Us Gaming

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
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

Book to Art Club: Art Forger

Wednesday, January 6, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
This quarterly book discussion group provides a creative way to engage with literature. Read The Art Forger by Barbara Shapiro and then make something at home inspired by the text. No artistic ability required! We will discuss the book and briefly share our projects.

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

Geek Talk: Minecraft

Thursday, January 7, 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

Thursday, January 7, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Title tbd.

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.

A love letter to city life in all its guts and grandeur, Lillian Boxfish Takes a Walk by Kathleen Rooney paints a portrait of a remarkable woman across the canvas of a changing America: from the Jazz Age to the onset of the AIDS epidemic; the Great Depression to the birth of hip-hop.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Needles in the Bookstacks

Friday, January 8, 2021 - 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

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Friday, January 8, 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: Preschool

Friday, January 8, 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