All Events

Behind the Stars: The Women Who Helped Build Chicago

Tuesday, March 16, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:15pm
Major events in Chicago’s history compelled 19th and early 20th century women to act, to organize and create. It’s on their shoulders that Chicago women continue to shape our city. Laurie Russell will highlight the achievements of women who have, and continue to greatly influence Chicago’s business, the arts, politics, and more.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_GXOBXGhCTUGXTsQmsJG97Q
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Toddler Time

Wednesday, March 17, 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, March 17, 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

Shamrocks and Rainbows Storytime

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Join us for a virtual storytime filled with shamrocks and rainbows! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Teen Art Club

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 -
4:00pm to 5:00pm
Come and discuss your newest creations, what you've been working on, and what inspires you. Teens will have a chance to share their art work and work on their current project. Each meeting will have a loose theme, but feel free to bring and share anything your working on.

March 17: Characters
April 14:
May 12:

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

K-6 St. Patrick's Day Celebration

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6
Join us for a festive book and craft! Registered participants can pick up a craft kit from the library beginning March 3. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Food Is Money: The Economics of Nutrition

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
**This program is hosted by College of DuPage. A November 2020 Consumer Reports survey revealed the harsh reality that one in five Americans were turning to food banks for sustenance. Feeding America reports the COVID-19 crisis has the potential for long-term effects, noting that it took 10 years for food insecurity rates to return to pre-Great Recession levels. National research indicates that families dealing with food insecurity consequently face hardships maintaining good health and additional health care costs.
Event Type: 
Adults

Art for Little Hands

Thursday, March 18, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for preschool and younger
Let's do some art over Zoom! Registered participants can pick up a supply kit from the library beginning March 4. If you are unable to pick up a kit, a list of supplies will be included with your Zoom link. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Customer Service Workshop Series: Session 3 - Conflict

Thursday, March 18, 2021 -
10:00am to 11:30am
Anna Marie MacDonald, Manager Workforce Connection Center at Goodwill, is conducting a 3-week series of timely and informative Customer Service Workshops with Q and A on the following Thursday at 10:00 am:
Session 3 - Conflict is the tension or the disagreement that occurs when two or more people or groups have different opinions, ideas, plans, goals, or perceptions of a situation. Come and learn about relationship building, constructive and destructive behaviors, and managing conflict.
Event Type: 
Business
Adults

Follow the Leader

Thursday, March 18, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
toddlers, preschoolers, and early elementary schoolers
Can you do what we do? Let's see! From call & response songs to get up & move activities, we'll have some fun together over Zoom. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Geek Talk: Minecraft

Thursday, March 18, 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

Monarch Read Alouds

Thursday, March 18, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
elementary school students (geared for grades K-3)
Join us for a Monarch Read Aloud! We’ll read a 2021 Monarch Award title and participate in a fun activity together!
Event Type: 
Children

Living Room Conversation: Women in Political Leadership

Thursday, March 18, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Until recently, women have been underrepresented in elective office. Are women's voices critical in governing and leadership to reflect the needs of women and families in our society? Let's discuss gender gaps and barriers to female influence in government. 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

Author Visit: Renee Rosen

Thursday, March 18, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm

Renee Rosen is the bestselling author of historical fiction, including Park Avenue Summer, Windy City Blues, White Collar Girl, What the Lady Wants and Dollface as well as the young adult novel, Every Crooked Pot. Her new novel, The Social Graces, a story about Mrs. Astor and Mrs. Vanderbilt vying for control of New York society during the Gilded Age, will be out this April.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_26kJ1eWzRGeEhPbKU_gNcQ
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Friday, March 19, 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, March 19, 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

ACT Practice Test

Saturday, March 20, 2021 -
9:00am to 12:30pm
Students taking the SAT or ACT this winter 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

English Conversation Group

Saturday, March 20, 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

Cartooning: Draw Your Own Adventure

Saturday, March 20, 2021 -
10:30am to 11:30am
Grades K-6
Virtual Zoom program
Get your paper and pencils ready for a virtual drawing class led by cartoonist Mark Anderson! Begin by drawing your hero, then decide who, where, and what happens next! Oozing blob or skeleton? Creepy cave or jungle? Dance party or staring contest? We’ll draw based on your suggestions! Please enter your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Oh Where, Oh Where Are My Ancestors From? with Teresa Steinkamp McMillin

Saturday, March 20, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Finding your immigrant ancestor's town of origin is often considered the holy grail of genealogical research. What if you've spent years trying to find this piece of information and have not been successful? This talk suggests many strategies that just might help you break down that brick wall.

Class is co-hosted by the DuPage County Genealogical Society.

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_kLpRHYmhRdKx6Fd-j3xYFQ
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Monday, March 22, 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, March 22, 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

Craft Along with Creativebug: Rabbit & Chick

Monday, March 22, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
We will make rabbits from plastic eggs and hand sew felt chicks. Two business days after registering, pick-up your craft kit at the Information Desk or Curbside March 1-22. A limited number of kits are available, first come first served, while supplies last. Contact bericson@wheatonlibrary.org with questions.
Also needed: scissors, glue, permanent marker

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

Rainbow Art

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
geared for preschool-early elementary
Join us over Zoom for a story and art project inspired by rainbows! Registered participants can pick up a supply kit at the library beginning March 2. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Book Collages

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6
Help give new life to damaged books by turning them into art! Over Zoom, we'll use book pages to create a unique collage. Registered participants can pick up a supply kit at the library beginning March 2. Please enter your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Tween Book Discussion: Song for a Whale

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 -
6:15pm to 6:45pm
Grades 3-6
Join us for a virtual book discussion of Song for a Whale. Registered participants can pick up a copy of the book beginning March 2 during Grab & Go hours in the library or using our curbside service.
Event Type: 
Children

DEI: Conversation with Wheaton Community Leaders

Tuesday, March 23, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Join us for a panel discussion on DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion) issues with Wheaton community leaders. Please submit questions for the panel to ce@wheatonlibrary.org

Featuring:
Mike Dugzen, Wheaton City Manager
Bill Murphy, Wheaton Chief of Police
Betsy Adamowski, Executive Director Wheaton Public Library
Tony Asta, Chair of Wheaton Community Relations Commission
Jeff Schuler, Superintendent CUSD200

Moderators:
Morayo Oladipo, Wheaton North
Maryam Tourk, Wheaton North
Jonatan Reyes, Wheaton Warrenville South
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Toddler Time

Wednesday, March 24, 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, March 24, 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

K-2 Book Discussion: Moldylocks and the Three Beards

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 -
6:15pm to 6:45pm
Grades K-2
Join us for a virtual book discussion of Moldylocks and the Three Beards. Read the book independently or with a family member. Registered participants can pick up a copy of the book beginning March 3 during Grab & Go hours in the library or using our curbside service.
Event Type: 
Children

Running for Fun & Success

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Naperville Running Company's Caroline Yasuda has strategies for all runners – new, seasoned, and those needing a reboot. Learn the tools you need to achieve your running goals and how to keep motivation strong. Discover why and how to include a warm up and cool down in your routine. Bring all your running-related questions!

Register here for the Zoom webinar invitation:
https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_SVYsMn_sTLyLt0TeeDF2GA
Event Type: 
Adults

Art for Little Hands

Thursday, March 25, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
geared for preschool and younger
Let's do some art over Zoom! Registered participants can pick up a supply kit from the library beginning March 4. If you are unable to pick up a kit, a list of supplies will be included with your Zoom link. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Build Challenge: Forts

Thursday, March 25, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6
Join us for a virtual fort build! Feel free to use Legos, Minecraft, sheets & blankets, paper & pencil 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

Teen Yoga

Thursday, March 25, 2021 -
4:30pm to 5:15pm
Join Amber from Kindness Kids Yoga as you go on a journey through breath, yoga poses, and relaxation.

Register with the best email to be invited to our programming space.
Event Type: 
Teens

Marget Hamilton: Wheaton's First Female Mayor

Thursday, March 25, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Wheaton journalist Bob Goldsborough discusses the extraordinary accomplishments of Wheaton’s first female mayor, Marget Hamilton, including her fight for fair housing, the forming of the Wheaton chapter of the League of Women Voters, and saving the Chicago, Aurora and Elgin Railroad right-of-way for future use as the Illinois Prairie Path. Co-sponsored by the League of Women Voters of Wheaton and the City of Wheaton Community Relations Commission.

Register here for Zoom webinar link:
Event Type: 
Adults

Storytime: Great Beginnings

Friday, March 26, 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, March 26, 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

Make Up Your Own Holiday Day

Friday, March 26, 2021 -
4:00pm to 4:30pm
Grades K-6
Today is Make Up Your Own Holiday Day! So let's make a holiday. Over Zoom we'll plan our make-believe celebration with suggestions from all of you! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

English Conversation Group

Saturday, March 27, 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

Family Yoga

Saturday, March 27, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
Grades K-6 with family
Join Amber from Kindness Kids Yoga for a morning of breathing and yoga stretching. Relax from the comfort of your home as she leads us through calming exercises and yoga positions. Include your email address when registering for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Researching Religious Records with Maureen Brady

Saturday, March 27, 2021 -
1:00pm to 3:00pm
Since the founding of Penn's Woods (Pennsylvania), the American Colonies and the U. S. have attracted those who sought religious freedom. This presentation presents strategies for researching religious records in the U. S., identifies the major repositories and archives and reviews various websites which provide access to religious records.

Class is co-hosted by the DuPage County Genealogical Society.
Event Type: 
Genealogy
Adults

Spring Break Bingo

Monday, March 29, 2021 -
11:00am to 11:30am
grades 6 and under
Let's play some bingo over Zoom! We'll email a Bingo template along with your Zoom link. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Absurd Art Challenge

Monday, March 29, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Grades K-6
Join us over Zoom as we create something unexpected--the more bizarre, the better! Registered participant can pick up a supply kit at the library beginning March 8. Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Needles in the Bookstacks

Monday, March 29, 2021 -
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: White Fragility

Monday, March 29, 2021 -
7:00pm to 8:00pm
Robin DiAngelo's New York Times best-selling book, White Fragility: Why It's So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism, explores the counterproductive reactions white people have when their assumptions about race are challenged, and how these reactions maintain racial inequality. Pick up a copy at the Information Desk or Curbside, read, and join this thoughtful discussion.
Event Type: 
Book Discussion
Adults

Spring Fling Dance Along

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 -
10:00am to 10:30am
Let's dance and sign together over Zoom! Please include your email address for connection details.
Event Type: 
Children

Cosley Zoo Presents Insects

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 -
2:00pm to 2:30pm
Grades K-6
Let's meet some insects! 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. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children

Anime Club

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 -
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.

If you have already registered or joined before, no need to register again, just join us in our Kast viewing room.
Event Type: 
Teens

Family Trivia Night: Books

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 -
7:00pm to 7:45pm
geared for grades K-6 with family
How well do you know your picture and chapter books? Let's put your knowledge to the test for the chance to win a prize! We'll be playing our trivia game over Zoom. Please include your email address for connection details. One registration per family.
Event Type: 
Children